I’ve got a Doctor’s appointment in Boise on Monday, so I came into the center today, Sunday, to try to get a few things done that I normally would have accomplished on Monday.  I just don’t think I will have the energy to come in after I get back and work my regular hours.  I don’t know what it is about aging, but it seems that whenever I go to Boise, I’m exhausted by the time I get back.  Maybe exhausted is the wrong word, but I certainly am tired in both mind and body.               
Most of you have already received your 2018 membership information in the mail.  For those of you that have already responded, we thank you.  If you haven’t, please either send them back to us by mail, or drop off the forms at the center.  It’s especially important if any of you have moved or changed your email address, as this is a way for us to let you know what is coming up at the center and what we are planning for the future.
One thing that will be coming up next month is a baked Potato Bar, silent Auction, bake sale fund raiser.  The date will be Friday, February 9th from 5 to  7 PM.  The silent auction will begin Wednesday, February 7th and will end when the dinner ends at 7.  Our members will be baking some of their favorite chocolate recipes for the bake sale, just in time for Valentine’s Day!  Mark your calendars now and save the date of February 9th!  More information will follow.
We have one more week before we start walking, are you thinking about it?  If you want to join us, we will leave from the center at 10 AM and head out to the Weiser River Trail for about a mile walk and then come back for some stretching using some yoga and pilates.  I noticed that the BRIK (a new fitness center) is now open in Midvale.  I always thought we should have something like that here in Cambridge, but it costs money, and I don’t have any extra, so I will just have to stick with what works for me and my pocket book.  I am, however,  wishing Katie Baker and her friends, who started the Gym all the success in the world.  It’s another option for those of us living in the upper country to have healthy lifestyles especially in these colder months.
I have three appointments left for the foot clinic on Monday, January 22nd.  If you need your toenails trimmed, give me a call here at the center.  If I’m not in, leave a message on the answering machine and I will get back to you.
I noticed that I forgot to put the menu in the paper last week.  Oops, my bad.  Before I get any further along, let me tell you what we are having this week.  On Wednesday, January 10th It will be an easy day for Ursula, with Fish Sticks, French fries, coleslaw, corn bread, green beans and marbled chocolate bars.
Friday, January 12th we are serving Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, salad, bran muffins pears and dessert.
On Wednesday, January 17th we are serving Roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, salad, beets, rolls and magic cookies .  Friday, January 19th we are having turkey and Dumplings, mixed vegetables, salad, apricots and dessert
All meals on Wednesday’s are served at Noon and Meals on Friday’s are at 5:30 PM.  We are open to the public and for anyone wishing to have a meal, but can’t come in, we also have takeout meals that can be picked up for only a $1 more.  So a meal would cost you $6 if you are over 60 and $8 if you are under 60.  Nowhere, can you get a better meal, that  includes your dessert, than right here at the senior center.  If you would like to try us out, give us a call before 11 AM on Wednesdays and 4 PM on Friday’s.  The number is (208) 257-3358!
Wednesday, January 17th is also the day of our food pantry so things will be a little hectic that day, what with unloading the truck and stocking and packing the basic food boxes. If you would like to volunteer to work in the pantry, you can contact our pantry coordinator, Lynda Yoder.  Her phone number is (907) 252-2014.
I think I’ve exhausted my brain cells enough for today.  I hope you have a great week ahead of you!