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Saturday, January 21, 2012


I awoke today in Salt Lake to a pouring rain driven sideways by heavy winds.  I put a load of laundry in the washer and then read the online news.  I had no eggs or cereal in the house so I decided to make me a chicken salad sandwich for breakfast.  An odd choice no doubt but I made do with what I had.  I took a trash sack out to the trash can and was overcome by the cold, driving rain.  The creek in my back yard is full of water, churning and flowing fast.  It felt more like the first of March rather than the middle of January. In the late afternoon the rain turned to snow.

Last night I had dinner with dear friends Norm and Terri at Hidden Valley Country Club.  We had a nice dinner, lively conversation about football, politics and a variety of topics.  After they left, I stayed and talked to friends Jim and Terry who arrived at the club shortly as Norm, Terri and I finished dinner.   After a long day at the law office and a quiet week at home, it was nice to spend time with friends.

With the Lovely Sharon in the desert for the winter it can be a little lonely here in Salt Lake.  I try to occupy my time reading, watching TV news about politics and listening to music.

Today I visited granddaughter Kendall Marie.  She is about 2 ½ now and is beautiful.   She seems to have a constant smile and dancing blue eyes.  What a treasure she is.

I ran errands in the rain- the cleaners, Costco, the grocery store, filled the car with gas and the library. I checked out a couple of non-fiction books, a novel, a book of short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald written in the 1920’s.  I also checked out Noel Coward’s play “Private Lives”.  I intend to read the play tomorrow.  I am going through a phase where I am reading and thinking a fair amount about the 1920’s and particularly Paris in the 1920’s.  I love reading about the writers, poets and artists who were in Paris during that decade.

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