Sunday, November 20, 2022

 Dear Kids,

I have hearing aids!  I only wish they didn’t amplify the little noises.  When I walked into the house, the furnace was running, and it sounded like the vacuum cleaner.  When I started the dishwasher, I could actually hear the water running into it.  I’m sure I’ll get used to the new order of things, and my life will be a lot better.  When Dad and I watched a movie together yesterday afternoon, he kept asking me to turn the volume up.  What a change!  Since the hearing aids came from Costco, we’ll now be regular customers, since I have to take them in for cleanings and adjustments.  Yesterday we wandered around a little bit in there, and I found the candy aisles.  They have Utah Truffles.

And Sharon is here!  And Matthew!  Sharon showed me some pictures from the BYU game, and it looked like everyone was having a great time.  She said it didn’t really feel cold until the end.   You couldn’t have picked a colder day if you’d tried!  At least BYU won.  That would have been a terrible humiliation to lose to Dixie.  Oops, Utah Tech.  They just barely changed the name.

And Thanksgiving is this coming Thursday!  How did it come so quick?  At the cabin, we’ll be having Nora’s, Vanessa’s, Allen’s, and Paul’s families.  Tom’s family is going to Texas!  How exciting is that!  Wherever you are on Thursday, I hope each of you has a wonderful day.  

I went to the first two Messiah practices, but my health problems are getting in my way now.  I still haven’t healed up totally from my tooth extraction, and my lip is split open from the violence of it.  Anyway, we won’t be having a Messiah after-party because Kim and Nora, and who else, Vanessa (?) will be coming home from their trip to New York that day.  (I think I’ve got it right.)  Back to the Messiah–at this point I’m not sure I’ll be able to sing, so it will probably just be Tom from our family. If anybody can come, the performances are at Tom’s church at 7 pm on December 10 & 11.

Book club was really fun last Sunday night, and we had a great (but short) discussion of Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.  Donna is in charge for December, and she has picked A Christmas Carol, by Dickens.   We’ll have to move our discussion to December 18 because of the New York trip.  I hope there won’t be too many conflicts. 

What a cool family we have!  I never get tired of writing about all our adventures.

Love, Mom