1. In preparation for Mom's birthday dinner tonight, I got right at making the apple-cranberry-ginger sauce by peeling and sectioning apples, washing and picking through cranberries, juicing and zesting an orange, and throwing it all in the crock pot with some brown sugar. Christy and I popped the ginger in the mix at the eight hour mark.
2. Christy and Everett arrived in Kellogg in time to watch the Zags play LMU -- and then Paul came over. It was good to see Gonzaga hit twelve of their sixteen free throws after suffering through such a dreadful night at the charity stripe on Thursday. Their free throw success was part of their easy victory: 72-55.
3. Mom turns 84 on Monday and we had a birthday dinner for tonight, since Christy can't be here on Monday. We had a good old-fashioned ham dinner with baked beans and a potato dish Christy made. It was a jolly meal followed by Mom opening some gifts and a lot of stories and conversation.