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In parched so.cal rain is such a novelty and blessing. It is now pouring and despite my coughing I am feeling pretty darn good. Just before the rain I worked in the yard a bit. Attacked some small weeds before they become BIG weeds. Moved a penstemon plant to make room for the watsonia I hope to plant ASAP. After going in and out I have many pairs of dirty gardening crocs and clogs lined up outside the patio door. I then scaled the boxes and junk in the garage to pull out a few holiday things. I plan to vacuum (even though Lillian cleaned on Monday) and do what little holiday placement of my Mickey Mouse Christmas themed decorations will bring me joy. Beyond that ... meh.

I have all the various plaid bias strips cut and ready to sew to bind Susannah's running bib quilt. Next I'll get busy designing my new plaid ballgown for the Night in Vienna ball. We've started review Viennese waltz dance lessons.

I am feeling better. Not as depressed, I think. I finally figured out why my thumb aches so much. It is from pruning the Mickey topiary a couple of days ago. Duh! Now if the cough will just go away. I feel some of my energy returning.
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As a child I loved December and all the Christmas splendor: singing carols, decorating cookies, Santa, The Tree, colorful lights, presents, the Big Star atop Rattlesnake Mountain, ALL of it. This year not so much. I am shuffling along under a dark cloud with little joy out of this hectic schedule of wonderful events that are supposed to enrich this month. Already I have attended a holiday party (50+ people eating rich food, drinking, conversing all the while watching 2 football games on TV), Christmas on the Prado in Balboa Park (name changed to December Nights), a production of The Grinch in San Diego's Old Globe Theater, and there is more to come. Garden docent party/gift exchange on Wednesday night. Have listened to negotiations among people in my circle of friends over who goes where on Christmas Eve and day. I have been asked several times for my "gift list". I have no gift list. I don't need a thing! I have no clue to what I could buy for certain others that might bring joy rather than become a burden. I feel as though I have become The Grinch myself. I can't even tell others when they ask the truth about the holiday season. I just mumble platitudes and move on. But the truth is I'm struggling this year.

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