Today in My History

2000: The Dreaded Christmas Letter
2001: The Free Ride's Over
2002: Typhoid Mary
2003:  Caroling, Caroling, Caroling
2004:  All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth
Reality Sucks
2006 At the Mercy of the Elements, 2
2007: A Bunch of Rocks
2008:  The Best for Last
2009:  The Pitter Patter of Little Feet
2010:  The Christmas Train
Accomplishing Absolutely Nothing
2012: Seven Deadly Sins
2013:  Playing Santa
The Spirit is Willing
2015  Catching Up
2016: Can You Hear Me Now?
2017: Sunday Stealing
2018: A Successful Christmas
2019: Chop Chop

2020: Misc. Stuff

Books Read in 2021
 Updated 10/29
"Wish You Well" by
David Baldacci

Theater Reviews
Updated 11/23

Our 2021 Christmas Letter

My family

Bev's 65 x 365

Books Read in 2021
Books Read in 2020

Books Read in 2019
Books Read in 2018

Books Read in 2017
Books Read in 2015
Books Read in 2014
Books Read in 2013

Books Read in 2012
Books Read in 2011
Books Read in 2010

Cast (updated 7/16)

(you know how to fix it)

Some Background Links:
The Philosophy of Juice & Crackers
The story of Delicate Pooh
The story of the Piņata Group
Pumpkin pies
Who IS this Gilbert person anyway?

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17 December 2021

Christmas is not going well. I was thrilled in November to find out one of my granddaughters wanted a 49er blanket. I ordered a personalized one for her on November 15. It was the very first Christmas gift I bought. It had not arrived and Amazon told me it was probably lost I should ask for a refund. Swell. Now what do I get her? Too late to do another personalized blanket!

I also had a 300 piece puzzle ordered for the other granddaughter. It also didn't come, didn't come, didn't come. When it finally arrived, they sent me a THIRTY-FIVE piece puzzle. No way at this late date to fix it.  The customer service guy I was corresponding with tells me this is my fault because I ordered a 300 piece puzzle, but their receipt said 35 and I didn't notice it.

Also trying to update my credit card account in iTunes, but I can't update it unless I upgrade Windows...I am happy with the Windows I have (9, I believe) and don't want to upgrade, especially because the two programs I use most won't work in later versions of Windows...and there is no way to give the the correct credit card information because of course all of the "you owe us money" emails come with "do not reply."

I also got another notice from Apple and tried to give them my new credit card information, but I have to have the CVS number of my OLD card (which I destroyed many months ago) before they can upgrade. And of course there is no way to reach the company otherwise.
Technology is doing me in today!


The blanket finally arrived and the quality was terrible.  It's not heavy, it's flimsy and could be purchased better at a thrift shop, though the personalization is OK.  Can't do anything about it.  I just hope she will accept what came.  But I'm very disappointed.  I was so excited about getting the blanket!

And I ordered another puzzle from Snapfish, which promises that it will be here by the 23rd.  500 pieces.  I should have started with Snapfish. 

The nice thing about our Christmas is that we won't be celebrating together and opening gifts until the 27th, so if things arrive late, that will probably be OK.

I'm having difficulty getting into the Christmas spirit.  We will be going to see my mother today and stopping at See's to get candy for Eldervilla...maybe that will help!

Also, I have actually been sleeping lately.  I had one night of insomnia, where I didn't sleep hardly at all, and then three nights of sleeping more than 8 hours, plus a nap.  I think that maybe my pineapple regimen is working. 

I am having much less pain than before I started eating pineapple every day, my digestion is much better (don't need Tums nearly as much), and I am sleeping.  It's amazing that something as simple as pineapple can make that much difference in your life!

(Notice that I have put a link to our Christmas letter in the left column)




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