First of all I want to thank everyone for the salutations on my birthday; you are dears. So much joy comes from comments; I appreciate you so. 

Someone gave me for a birthday prize something marvelous: a collection of Christmas ornaments from Iceland representing the 13 Yule Lads and The Yule Cat. I plan to hang one each day leading up to Yule when I will hang the Yule Cat mindful I have new clothes on by Christmas Eve lest I am devoured by said cat for my negligence. 

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Since the 7th my life hasn’t been very interesting although Life itself has become rawther hazardous. Arizona is a figurative and literal hot spot for covid and heat. Each day the number of cases goes up with the temperature. Despite the morbidity and ominous stats all moving in the wrong direction our stupid governor cheerfully twists the data to convince we are doing just fine while Trumpty Dumpty pushes for schools going back to usual. I won’t dwell on these sorry matters as it is quite depressing.

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As for the heat we are scramming getting out of 45F for less ardent climate. We are preparing for a three day drive to Michigan to attend Mother’s memorial service. The lavish church funeral Mother had hoped for will be just the immediate family in the columbarium followed not by a lavish party but us descending on the house to remove the contents prior to an estate sale.  Brother #4 suggested we fly but sooner I’d eat rats at Tewkesbury than board a plan with a bunch of covid-deniers.  Also we need a vehicle to haul back my share of the inheritance.

The Board of Directors Here at Spo-Reflections gave me several tips on the proper way to pillage and loot a place but I don’t think violence and setting fires etc. will be necessary. 

That is all I can think to type at the moment. I haven’t been sleeping well these last few days and I hope to retire early for a better night. More to come if and when I can think of something to write.