One of the things I love the most about living in Sterling in the winter is the beautiful long sunrises we have. I think that living here, we sometimes get desensitized to all the beauty we are surrounded with every day. We go about out busy lives and don't take the time to slow down and really look at the view.
As I was driving in to town last week I actually pulled off the road at the top of the hill by Solid Rock Bible Camp just to stare at the horizon.
The sunrise was every color of gold, orange and pink you can imagine and the mountain was doing its best Byron Birdsall painting imitation. It was truly a wonder. It made me wish I had listened better when my daughters tried to teach me to use the camera on my cell phone.
This week I want to challenge you to find something beautiful in your ordinary day and then take the time to truly stop and enjoy it.
The Sterling Senior Center is starting the year off with lots of activities to keep everyone busy.
The SASCI CraftyQuilters meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon. In January they will focus on assembly line quilting. Since they donated three quilts to house-fire victims in December, they need to sew more quilts to have them available for future needs. Anyone who is interested is welcome to come and join in.
The Friday Night at the Movies will feature "The Gods Must Be Crazy." Hamburgers and hot dogs are the planned snacks, and of course, the usual free coffee and popcorn. Snacks begin at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at 7 p.m.
Mark your calendars in advance for the next movie night that will be held on Jan. 25 when the movie will be "Waitress."
Speaking of future events to be aware of, the senior center will host a musical, "Alaska Gold or Yukon Depend on Me," on Feb. 16 and 17. This show is a melodrama musical about a rural village in Alaska in the gold rush days. The show on Saturday will be combined with a dinner of Prospector's Stew, sourdough bread and dessert. The Saturday show will have a dessert-only show. Tickets will be sold in advance, so plan now to attend this entertaining event.
I got a wonderful e-mail from Karen Roberts this week. She let me know that Bill and Maxine Bullington are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Friday. The Sterling Baptist Church will host an anniversary celebration honoring Bill and Maxine on Jan. 19 at the Sterling Senior Center from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Family and friends are all invited. They requested no gifts, just cards.
On Jan. 11 you may want to wish Estelle Parks and Joyce Eischen a very happy birthday. On Jan. 12 the birthday wishes go out to Betty Hendricks and LaVon Lockner.
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