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15 December 2018
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Saturday 9: We Need a Little Christmas
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
1) At the beginning of this recording, Daffy says he hopes all his friends remember his size, style and favorite color. What piece of clothing would you like to add to your wardrobe?
I am gradually running out slacks. I used to have a lot
more but they are wearing out--I have not bought a new pair in probably 10
years. One of these days I'm going to have to get mself to the tent
maker and find out if there is anything that fits me.
The last social event we went to was Thanksgiving at Ned's
in-laws'. Walt was just post-op (or was it pre-op) and only wanted to
go for a short time, so we arrived late and left early. Usually we are
pretty much on time.
Only leaves. We've lived here 45 years and it has
snowed twice, for about half an hour each time.
I'm wishy washy. Not a fan, but not a hater either.
I've had some I like very much and some I'm not too fond of. It
depends on the kind of dried fruit in it...and how much liquor is poured
over it before it is served!
Tamales with guacamole and some Spanish rice.
We have only had a handful of cards, and most of them from
businesses (the first one was from Chewy.com).
I'm kind of passively shopping all year long.
I have one Christmas sweater with a little bell on it.
Hardly makes any noise at all.
There are two, one for people, one for animals. I have been a sponsor with Compassion International for several years and now sponsor 17 kids. You look at all the problems around the world, here at home and in other countries and feel so helpless. But this is a way I can make a difference in the life of a few kids. It ain't gonna save the world, but it's going to maybe save the world for those 17 kids.
In animals, my support goes to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. They rescue orphaned baby elephants, most of whose mothers have been killed by poachers for their ivory tusks. They raise the babies and get them ready to go back to the wild. I've been following their work for many years now and watched babies grow, return to the wild, and come back with their own babies to show off. Again there are so many problems for so many animals world-wide but here is a place I can help one or two of them.
I'd also like to put in a plug for Kiva, a non-profit organization that allows people to lend money via the Internet to low-income entrepreneurs and students in over 80 countries. Kiva's mission is "to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty." Al Gore mentioned it in An Inconvenient Truth. Make a loan of $25 and when it s repaid, you can either get your money back or you can loan it to someone else. My $25 has helped dozens of people over the years.
Good news -- Walt's catheter is out, for the first time since June. We are holding our breath and hoping that he is finally DONE with the damn thing.
And my blood numbers are down again and the doctor says I can quit the blood testing every other week. I may try driving next week. I haven't done that in months because my legs were too weak to trust them on the pedals of the car.
Things are looking up for better health in
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Look who has earrings.
Look who has earrings.
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