Last updated December 14, 2003,12:00 PM EDT
Welcome to My Newsletter!
Whats new! It's that wonderful time of year again. Maryland was turned winter white early with near 2 feet of snow in our area. A White Christmas would not be surprising. Laura has enjoyed the snow very much! Miquel is reaquainting his muscles with the shoveling they did last year. :)
This has been an interesting month, helping my neighbor, Miss Catherine write a book concerning Alzheimer's Disease. I am learning a lot, and so is Miss Catherine, about her computer. She has had a lot of technical support issues; I would love to know why when I went to help her with that, why we had our calls for support sent to India. We had bad connections, and as international a gal I am, even I had trouble understanding them. (Must be true what I read in the news, all our IT jobs are being transfered to overseas). Something doens't seem right there,
I suppose now, mid December, I am preparing as much as everyone else for the holidays. Shopping in bitter cold, with absolutely no place to park, with swollen glands and on medication makes me wonder to myself, why don't I get modern and start shopping online more?
Next will come baking cookies like I always do...white chocolate macadamias, sugar cookies decorated with icings, the traditional chocolate chip cookies, and perhaps peanut butter!
As I write this newsletter, Enric, the oldest, is coming home from college for his Christmas break. As even more snow falls outside, I whisper prayers for a safe trip home. He won't have much of a 'break', when he does get home, he will be working at CVS as a pharmacy technician, where they hold his position for him every summer and on holiday breaks. They love him there!
May you and your family have a blessed Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year.
Cal Ripkin, Jr -Hometown Hero
Once moved into Abingdon, I didn't realize the proximity of Aberdeen (nor Aberdeen proving grounds, *sigh*, but that's another story).
Aberdeen is home of one of our local heros in sports, Cal Ripken, Jr. He broke Lou Gehrig's major league Iron Man record of 2,130 consecutive games played on Sept. 6, 1995; record streak began on May 30, 1982 and ended Sept. 19, 1998 after 2,632 games; 2-time AL MVP (1983,91) for Baltimore; AL Rookie of Year (1982); AL starter in All-Star Game from 1984-2001; 2-time All-Star Game MVP (1991,2001); holds record for career home runs by a shortstop. (Click on the image for Cal Ripken Jr goodies)
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Merry Christmas- Click on the bell to ring in the holidays, make it snow, click to put ornaments on the tree and turn on the lights, Watch santa fly by, dropping presents (Thanks, Linda & George)
Click a Deer for Holiday Cheer - You've seen these kind around. Each deer on a rooftop, led by Santa is waiting for your click on them to start their part in the fun. Very cute. (Sent to me by JimOnline.com )