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I’m so bored with it. Doing Xmas cards. Yuk. What a Scrooge, eh?

Well, after church yesterday I had fun going to those three nursing homes and singing full blast a bunch of carols. My voice was a bit on the ragged edge but I forced it and didn’t lose it. Had great fun blasting away and watching the people.

I had the privilege of riding in the front seat beside Heather with Joan and Claire in the back as we traveled between nursing homes. It was a bit sad watching our audiences. Some people were out of it, others sang a little, others smiled, and others remained impassive.

There were a total of nine of us: Heather, me, Richard, Ann, Bernice, Joan, Claire, Kerry, Doug. Heather was the leader and kept the pitch low enough so us mid-range people could belt out the songs. It was mighty cold but nice and warm in the buildings of course.

I start off my big week this week with an appointment with Dr. Nolan at 2:15pm on Wednesday. Coming up on Thursday is my session with Tony at 1:30, the “Mind the Body” group at 3pm, and on Friday there’s the last of Heather’s Open Mics. The end of an era of ten full years. Saturday is the day Kate, Don and I drive to Nat and Eryn’s in Waltham. I’ll need to go separately so that the day after Christmas I can drive to Cambridge CoHousing and meet Diane and the MacDougalls. Hope all the cars will fit in Nat and Eryn’s driveway on Saturday! On Sunday, Christmas, the presents will be given out and the Turkey will be roasted, and yes, eaten.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

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Hey, for you science buffs, and anyone else who is curious, there’s a great humorous op-ed in the New York Times this morning called, The Ten Days of Newton by Olivia Judson.

She points out that Sir Isaac Newton, arguably the greatest scientist of all time, may have been born on Christmas day, depending on the calendar you use, or he may have been born as late as Jan. 4th. The year was 1642.

So, why not celebrate the Ten Days of Newton?, she asks. She gives us the final verse of a new song to be sung to the tune of “The Twelve Days of Christmas”:

On the tenth day of Newton,
My true love gave to me,
Ten drops of genius,
Nine silver co-oins,
Eight circling planets,
Seven shades of li-ight,
Six counterfeiters,
Cal-Cu-Lus!
Four telescopes,
Three Laws of Motion,
Two awful feuds,
And the discovery of gravity!

Olivia Judson, Sir Isaac Newton, John Lennon:

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OK, all together now. Sing to the tune of All I Want for Christmas is My TWO Front Teeth:

All I want for Xmas is the Prez impeached, the Prez impeached, the Prez impeached.

All I want for Xmassss is the Prezzzzzz immmmmpeeeeeeached.

Acknowledgement for this goes to a Kathleen (no link supplied) on comments to a post on The Washington Note.

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More Snow

I was out again this morning with the snow thrower clearing out the driveway. We got another three inches of snow last evening. We’re beginning to build up quite a snow pack. Now the big one is due Saturday night and Sunday. It’s supposed to be a strong Nor’Easter.

Cynthia is very worried about my going to Llanda’s party Saturday night in Northborough, Massachusetts. That’s because after I stay overnight at Nadeem’s I might not make it home in the morning. I’ll have to let her use the Subaru with its nice All Wheel Drive to get to church which means I’m stuck with our two wheel drive light truck which doesn’t like snowy hills. I can’t make her use the truck because she might get stuck.

Well, tonight will be a test for the truck because I’ve been invited by the Gillinghams to have supper with Chet while the women of the church have their annual Christmas dinner together in Harrison. The Gillinghams live part way up the Hawk Mountain road so that ought to be a good test for the truck. I’d better make it or I won’t have any supper. boo hooo
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Ain’t Christmas fun in the snow? I always threaten to fly to Aruba but never do.
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