CharlieMC (charliemc) wrote,

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Happy Hanukkah!

I just want to take a moment to wish everyone a HAPPY HANUKKAH!

(Hanukkah is known as the Festival of Lights. As winter approaches and the nights grow longer, the lights of the Hanukkah menorah remind us that even in darkness, there is light. It commemorates the rededication of the Temple following its debasement and the restrictions on Jewish practice by Antiochus, the Syrian Greek king, and his overthrow by the Maccabees.)

Right now Marilyn is doing the treadmill -- she's so good about it! And then we're going to eat some (late) dinner.

As for today, Marilyn and I spent ages going through paperwork here at the house -- and putting aside a couple of bankers boxes full of items that need to be shredded. It really needed to be done, so that's a very good thing.

Anyway, I've put those boxes out in the garage until we can take them for shredding.

We tried to go to the office, but that didn't work out. It's a long story, but it doesn't really matter. Marilyn plans to go in the morning (maybe without me... ???). So we'll see how it goes. It just helps to get in for some time over the weekend to catch up.

The coming week is a ridiculously busy one at the festival -- especially for Marilyn. It's little wonder she's worn out right now. She's really looking forward to the two weeks of vacation she's taking off this month. Woe to ANYONE who asks her to work during that time -- and I'm not kidding. But, you know, others at the office don't work during their time off, so why should she be expected to? She works so hard all year long...

Our friend Shari slipped out of her chair yesterday and couldn't get up again -- nor could anyone get her up. They had to call 911 for assistance. She was embarrassed, but Marilyn and I were worried. Her current ill health and change from living alone to being in assisted care all happened around a year ago -- and it started with her on the floor and unable to get up (because she'd had strokes). I did talk to her briefly by phone and she seemed okay, so hopefully this was just her over-doing when she came downtown to see me.

We did walk a few blocks to Starbucks and back -- so for all I know that was too much for her...
Tags: 2012, december-2012, festival, food, hanukkah, marilyn, office, paperwork, shari, shredding, starbucks, treadmill, walking, weekend, work

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