Today in My History

2000: Bev Loses Her Cool
2001:  Nightmares
2002:  Friday Five
2003:  The Changeling
2004:  If They Asked Me I Could Write a Book
2005:  The Die is Cast
I Feel So Much Better Now
2007: Everything Old is New Again
2008:  We're Better Than That
2009:  Kick 'em While They're Down
An Embarrassment of Riches
2011:  A Day Without Shoes
2012: Memories Are Made of This
2013: The Last Miles

2014: A Good Time Was Had By All
2015: When Does It Become Gluttony?
2016: More Family Drama
2017: Changing of the Guard
2018: Really,It's OK
2019: Saturday 9
2020: 100 Things
Aunt Jemima

Books Read in 2022
 Updated 3/27
"State of Terror"
by Clinton & Penny

My family

Bev's 65 x 365

Books Read in 2022
Books Read in 2021
Books Read in 2020

Books Read in 2019
Books Read in 2018

Books Read in 2017
Books Read in 2016
Books Read in 2015
Books Read in 2014
Books Read in 2013

Books Read in 2012
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Books Read in 2010

Cast (updated 7/16)


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

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6 April 2022

My plan had been to write this entry about my visit with the audiologist and what I learned about my hearing and hearing aids.

Ned and I left at 10 for my 11 a.m. appointment in Vacaville.  It's about a 20 minute drive and we got there in plenty of time.

Ned let me out with my walker while he went to park the car.  I found the audiology department and went to register.  They told me my appointment was not today, but tomorrow.  Somehow it got on our wall calendar that it was today at 11 and on my desk calendar as today at 1:30.  The crazy thing was that I got a text message reminding me about the appointment, along with directions about where to find the office and it never occurred to me to check the DATE on the message.

So I did not go to the audiologist.  Instead we had a nice hour or so drive and I had a nice 2 hour nap when we got home.

I actually had a fair night of sleep.  I'm finding that if I have difficulty going to sleep, podcasts help.  I've been listening to news-type podcasts so I don't fall asleep during a story and miss what was going on.

I started listening to Rachel Maddow's "Bag Man," about Vice President Spiro Agnew, all of his illegal activities, and how they got him to resign.  I have to admit that it sounded a lot like the last president, except that #45 never got envelopes of cash delivered to the oval office.  At least not that I know of.

The tale of Agnew was so interesting that I was disappointed to wake up and discover I had listened to three episodes of it, while asleep.  I listened to it again last night and fell asleep, but only missed a little bit of it.

I've listened to Chris Matthews, but his program is only half an hour.  If he is discussing an interesting topic, it keeps me awake, but if he is discussing something I'm not interested in, it will put me to sleep and then I'll sleep through several more half hours.

I still wake up twice at night, but both times I am able to snuggle under the weighted blanket and fall back asleep pretty quickly, which is so nice.  Why didn't I buy that blanket years ago, when I thought of it!

I've resigned myself to no baby squirrels in the squirrel house.

In looking back at this time last year, I see that the babies that were born in our other house had grown up and were ready to leave the house, so thinking of Gracie giving birth now and raising a litter for 4-5 weeks, doesn't seem likely, so if she had babies, she probably had them in one of her other nests.

She and George have been having love-ins in the house, though, so perhaps a later in the season litter will be born there.

George has learned how to beg at the door, like FatMan does, but where FatMan will take a treat out of your fingers, as soon as someone comes to the door to open it, he races up the tree next to the patio and stands there watching. 

Then, when the treat has been put down on the ground and the door safely closed, he runs down to the patio to get it.

It's easy to tell George from Fat Man because George has a bit of fur missing from the end of his tail and, of course, if he runs  away, you know it's George.

We've never seen Gracie on the patio, but Ned puts out squash on a shelf below the squirrel house and there is almost always a squirrel eating it every morning.  It's amazing how they can pretty much completely eat 1/4 of a squash every day.



Lester out for a walk



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