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Today in My History

2001: How the Other Half Lives
2002: Addicts vs. "Civilians"
2003: It's a Sorrowful Day in the Neighborhood
2004: My Heart Bleeds for You
2005:
Get a Life, Part 2
2006: Who Ordered the Cardboard?
2007: Cast Off Day
2008:  The Failure of Technology
2009: How Old Are You?
2010:  Down the Rabbit Hole
2011:  Blogging the Oscars

2012: Economic Crisis
2013: O say, Can't I See?
2014: 
Today at Logos
2015:
The Bloody Weekend Continues
2016:
Sunday Stealing
2017:
Breaking Barriers
2018:
Pancake Day
2019:  My Father's Daughter

2020: Something for the Old Folks

2021: Sunday Stealing

Books Read in 2022
 Updated 2/9
"Tell No One"
Harlan Coben


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 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)

Email
(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?
Sold!

Scavenger Hunt


mail to Walt / mail to Bev

CHRISTMAS IN FEBRUARY

28 February 2022

The family had no possibility of getting together for Christmas, though we had planned to, but COVID and other problems erupted, so we all had unwrapped Christmas gifts to open.  I sent mine to Santa Barbara with Walt's sister when she was here.  She brought gifts for us.  But nobody opened their gifts until we could be together.  So on Walt's birthday, Saturday, we had a family Christmas ZOOM. 

Ned spent half an hour or so trying to make sure the four of us could watch the ZOOM on the TV set and not have to be on our own computers elsewhere in the house.  We are so lucky that he is so technologically adept.

Tom and the girls, along with Walt's sister and her husband, were in Costa Mesa because Brianna was in a soccer tournament, so we had our ZOOM in the morning before her games. Jeri and Phil were in Boston, Walt's brother and his wife were in Petaluma.  Ned made Walt a breakfast, which he served to us while we were ZOOMing.  Laurel was home with her father, who had just returned from a convalescent hospital after his stroke, but she had someone to care for him so she could join the soccer people and joined the ZOOM on her phone while she was driving, so voice but no picture.

We started out with a white elephant exchange, which was so horrendously complicated that it took us two hours.  Note for the future:  never again a white elephant exchange by ZOOM unless the rules are significantly more simple!  But it was fun and this towel was the most popular gift of the morning.

When it came time to unwrap all of our gifts, I was happy with my Bernie Sanders ornament and happy that Lacie liked her personalized 49er blanket.

We had a quiet afternoon, once the ZOOM was finished, and watched the squirrel adding more leaves to her nest.  Ned did a sous vide roast for Walt for dinner and I made his favorite, a lemon meringue pie.

I fell asleep around 10 p.m., woke up briefly at midnight, went back to sleep and slept until 5, so it was a good night of sleep for me.  A good Christmas, if 2 months late!
 

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Mama wakes up with a stretch and a yawn.
 

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