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Entries from December 2008

The Shingles Blog

December 31st, 2008 · 1 Comment

Did I mention I have shingles? Well, they are kind of getting my attention. They itch . . . a lot, sometimes. And, other parts of my body have started playing the “Let’s make AmeliaJake ask, Is my knee (elbow, hip, foot, neck, cheek, stomach . . . ) itching?” game. Oh, that cheek reference […]

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More shingles

December 30th, 2008 · No Comments

That is a literal post title. My shingles area has spread around my side, pretty much doubling in size. We will see what today brings. There is more itching. At least I have a quick response to those who inquire, “How was your holiday?” Shingles. This case of shingles could turn out to be like […]

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Shingles

December 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I have an appointment at 2 pm to see if my self-diagnosis is correct: shingles? I fit the description of the symptoms and the breakout is right at my pudgy waistline. Come to think of it, skin pain at my waistband could result in a necessary loss of weight to give me more room in […]

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the slow packing begins

December 28th, 2008 · No Comments

So, my dears, I just finished packing up the first box for the post 2008 Christmas season. Early? you say. Well, this box has the nutcrackers that didn’t make it our for this year. so they are rearranged in their lodging and marked with a big #1 and a paragraph that says they didn’t make […]

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Needs ice

December 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Yes, I look at the snow and appearance of grass and the absence or presence of ice on the trees, but the true indication of the phase of winter we are in lies in the temperature of the soda in the back vestibule. It can be quite chilly or biting or  frosty. Frosty, by the […]

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Uh, the temperature is over 50

December 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Last night we watched TV footage of cars sliding and slipping all over the area. The Toll Road, which was built partially on our old farmland, was a parking lot – semis could not make the small inclines and many vehicles went off the road. Had Mother been home she would have seen a ribbon […]

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yesterday

December 26th, 2008 · No Comments

Despite trying to get everything organized, I just fell short. I grew tired on Christmas Eve and let it slip away. But here is Christmas morning of sorts. Der Bingle on hearing me say I was editing photos, commented I always edit AmeliaJake out. So thus I start off: Now: Blurry Cameron Cameron and nutcracker […]

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4:17 on Christmas Eve Afternoon

December 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment

We had enough of a break in the weather that I could scurry over to the nursing home to see Mrs. Feller and take the cookies Alison and Summer made – and a can of candy. Plus 34 episodes of Bonanza with three bonus episodes of Wagon Train with Ward Bond. Kathryn got a phone […]

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deviled eggs . . . oh, yeah

December 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Ah, I forgot about the devilled eggs . . . so another trip to the grocery. One of probably many last-minute forays. I have a tradition of closing down a nice department store on Christmas Eve and sucking in the Christmas Eve spirit – sometimes at Chili’s. But we are in the middle of partially […]

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too old for smurfs?

December 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

I do not know the Smurfs’ names; I did not know they had names. I did not know the recently-stated admission until about five minutes ago when I decided to take the quiz on how your mind works. I thought it would be a series of pictures and the questions would be along the lines […]

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