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Another Good (Vacation!!!) Day...

I slept in -- yes, again! Hahahahahaha. Part of the pleasure of being on vacation, after all!

I'm reading a new Mary Russell book (!!!) on my Kindle right now: "The Moor: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes" [Kindle Edition] by author Laurie R. King. As I've said before, Laurie R. King is an AMAZING writer -- and I love this series of books so very much! This Kindle download was a BIRTHDAY GIFT to me from Marilyn (thanks, Marilyn -- a TON!!!). I've previously read three other books in this series. I can't recommend them highly enough.

I also downloaded Scaredy Cat (Tom Thorne Novels) [Kindle Edition] by author Mark Billingham, but I haven't started reading it, yet. I saw the MOVIE they made from several episodes of the Thorne TV series (with David Morrissey in the title role of Detective Inspector Tom Thorne -- I really love David in this role!), which was what inspired me to look up the novel and download it...

Interesting, really. All my life various movies and TV shows have inspired me to end up reading the books they were based on -- both fiction and non-fiction. And that certainly hasn't changed now that I'm (gulp) 60...

I did the treadmill today for 30 minutes -- and hope to start making a habit of DAILY exercise, which I really need.

I did the treadmill while watching an episode of "The Tudors" -- one of those 'guilty pleasures' TV shows. Yeah, yeah -- lots of the stuff is historically incorrect, but you can't help enjoying it, anyway! And, yeah, Jonathan Rhys Meyers is totally WRONG physically for the role of Henry VIII -- yet there's something about him that works, even so. Maybe that charisma! I don't know. But I imagine Henry Tudor was simply full of charisma (the way a lot of political men are today) -- and just bigger than life. Anyway, the first two seasons Marilyn and I never missed this series. We loved Thomas More and Cardinal Wolsey and Queen Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn... The episode I saw today was with Jane Seymour...

Marilyn and I finally signed our Christmas cards to give to our neighbors. I'd kind of thought I might start taking out the stuff today, but that didn't end up happening. There's time, of course -- but I need to get on it starting tomorrow!

I had a dental appointment this afternoon, to get my two most recent root canals filled with permanent fillings, finally. So we did take our gifts for Mary (my dentist), Holly and Shannon (her assistants) -- and both Mary and Holly were thrilled by them (Shannon wasn't in).

Turns out I'm going to need a CROWN on the one tooth. (sigh) Lately it's always SOMETHING that costs $$$, it seems! I really hated giving that piece of news to Marilyn...

She dropped me off and went to meet sister Sue for coffee at Starbucks. I guess it turned out to be both Sue and granddaughter Nicole. I saw the two VERY BRIEFLY when my appointment was over, as Sue was taking Nicole to meet up with her boyfriend Ulises -- so they left mere minutes after I arrived...

They seemed pleased by the Christmas tree we dropped by last night. And today we took them their cards and the cat sock we had for their two cats.

Marilyn and I were both starved (I'd only had Activia yogurt and Marilyn hadn't had a bite), so we went out for Chinese food (I guess it was around 3:30 or so by then...). We like the local Chinese place, Lung Fung restaurant (which is close by on Lombard).

Then we came home and goofed off and finally decided to have naps -- I love to lie down with my Kindle and read myself to sleep! (grin)

This evening we watched the Miss Universe pageant -- I was surprised that Miss USA won. Marilyn and I had been pulling for Miss Australia, actually... But what a lot of BEAUTIFUL women! Wow. They were all just stunning.

I need to be sharing more photos here, but I've been too lazy to upload them. Maybe I'll do that one of these days soon...

Tags: 2012, books, chinese, christmas-card, christmas-tree, coffee, december-2012, dental, dentist, dinner, exercise, food, holly, kindle, lung-fung, marilyn, mary, miss-universe, money, nap, nicole, reading, shannon, sister-sue, sleep, starbucks, the-tudors, treadmill, ulises, vacation

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