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Here’s Loyal Reader Number Twelve on her way down the slide last Saturday, as the final part of my famous Playground Trilogy. Fuzzy picture courtesy of the exclusive Treo-cam.

Well, we’re halfway through the week before the Thanksgiving week. I’m really looking forward to the four-day weekend, especially the three-days-in-a-campground part. Then there are three work weeks left before the two-week Christmas break.

Loyal Reader Number One has his airline reservations for the Holiday. Unless I’m very much mistaken, he’ll be home on 16 December and is staying through 6 January. That involves leaving campus a little early and getting back a little late, but it cuts the price of the ticket by about half. So his loss is our gain, seeing as how we’re buying the bargain-price ticket and he’s figuring out how to take one final early and dealing with getting back on the first day of class.

Anyway. The Holidays are upon us and the Holiday Plans must be made. We need to dedicate our next Home Evening to this crucial task. I invite my remote-based Loyal Readers who will be in Lardville to provide inputs sometime this week.

So far, known activities will include:

  • Decorating the tree & house
  • Undecorating the tree & house
  • Baking cookies
  • Giving cookies away
  • Eating cookies
  • Film festival
  • Game day
  • Visit wacky lit-up house
  • Museum trip
  • Ward Christmas party
  • Ritual human sacrifice
  • First Presidency Christmas Broadcast
  • Listening to my old-time radio Christmas collection
  • Staying up too late
  • Sleeping in too late
  • Having fun

I can hardly stand the wait. Please, Christmas, don’t be late.

In the meantime, there are things to do. For example, I’m teaching the lesson in Priesthood meeting on Sunday, which is one of my very favorite things to do. Haven’t started preparing yet, though.

Got a call this morning from my buddy Jim. He invited Loyal Reader Number Four and me to join his wife, him, and another friendly couple for Mexican dinner and games this coming Saturday evening. Not Mexican games. Just games. We gladly accepted and are looking forward to the get-together.

I foolishly accepted an invitation to be in a quartet at the Stake Christmas Music Fireside. I’m happy to do it, but I need to practice. A lot. A whole lot. So far, nothing We’re a couple of weeks away now and we haven’t sung it even once. We haven’t even heard it yet. I’m worried.

Happy World Toilet Day! I’m not sure I want to attend the celebration, though.

Vizaweb has disappeared again. It seems to happen every November. So, no Gardenville Software website or email – for now. At least I own the domain name now, so I haven’t lost the site permanently. I can just rehost it to my own server. I’ll give it a couple of days before I get excited about it.

No controversy, no poetry. See you tomorrow.

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