Greetings to All: I woke up to a day of clear and cold, plus 8-degrees Fahrenheit. Just us 3 adults at home for a short time, as we loaned Liam our 20-year old Grandson out to some other Munchkins of similar years, and Susan is over in Soldotna.
Turkey Day has passed on by and now everyone is looking forward to Christmas- especially the retailers. Mona and I had a very nice dinner with our Granddaughter Bella Sue and Grandson Lucas, parents Micah and Brady, were also present to ensure the food stayed on the plate, as I get a bit sloppy at times. It was a very nice evening.
Hello. By checking all my calendars and asking my Grandson Liam, I realize this is Tuesday, not Wednesday as I first Thought. For some reason I kept thinking it was Wednesday and tomorrow was Thanksgiving. But I have been writing a lot, editing and writing some more about a war I never fought. Still, the further I get into this tale, the more I understand how old veterans will say, "War is war, you fight and die in the same fashion. Same brothers, heroes and cowards, and the enemy remains the bad guy." I've finished Chapter 3, edited it to (76) pages and still, no KIA (killed in action) But my troops have taken several Purple Hearts for wounds received from the enemy.
New snow, nearly two-inches so far, but tapering off now. It's cold enough outside that this might stay around for a week or two. Family is fine, everyone thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas. We're thinking about Thanksgiving over in Soldotna and our Christmas here as always.
I've been writing and decided on some time off and everyone is either gone or asleep. Mona has been over in Soldotna visiting our daughters, taking Susan with her. John Alex just prepared me a wonderful dinner and dessert. Maybe I'll gain a few pounds back, but I doubt it. Going right to the news, gathered up a lot it items for you to view for the last three days:
Yes, some of you got two-maybe three journals...so send the extras on to someone you'd normally pin a good old fashioned "kick-me" sign on his back. For you young-ones, this was an actual stunt pulled by your grandparents, or they were the recipients. Our wall lockers were two small to stash someone into, but we did hide the helpless victim in behind the gym retractable rows of wooden seats. They would have plenty of room, just couldn't get out because of the weight of the seats. Freshmen got tossed into dumpsters and the real mouthy ones were attached to the flag loops and hoisted up in the morning about 40-feet. For that one the police were brought in, but the kid would never talk and identify his jokers.
Feels like winter. Rain for 3-days and last night the low foothills got a heavy covering on top. But it is November, only 3 weeks a few days until Thanksgiving and only 55-days until Christmas. Have you got all your shopping done? I've got some of mine, went crazy one night when I couldn't sleep and Amazon cried out to me. Did I ever mention my addiction to shopping? My wife should never leave me along while attending a conference for 3 days in Anchorage. Well, at least I beat my gambling addiction, my drinking and chocolate(mostly). Chocolate is a toughie.
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