Boy I get what the little old people mean about getting out of the house.  Last week we had a snow day, and an ice day and we were cooped up in the house.  Another snow day tomorrow and I'm not going to fit into any of my clothes.  All I do is eat.  And cook.  I made chicken noodle soup and apple cranberry muffins.  I cleaned my two bathrooms.  I vacuumed all my carpets and cleaned the hardwood floors.   I made an exfoliating scrub out of sea salt and mayonnaise.  I cured lymphoma and did laundry.  Well, that takes us to noon.  Geezy peesy.


I looked at my closets...outstanding project.  Looked at the garage...too cold and outstanding project.  Went to the basement...outstanding project.  Got on the exercise bike and rode for 20 minutes, and then on to the cardioglide for 10 minutes (Tom Hale would have done the bike for two hours, and would have glided on his cross country snow skis for another two hours)!


I wish Barb, Cornelia, Donna, Fritzie, Gloria and JoAnn had been here as well as ALL the girls in our class for the scrub.  They would have had soft faces like me.  Nancy and Jane would have loved this scrub too.


Today I am home, sick with sinusitis and tonsillitis ( I knew those tonsils should have come out at 5 years of age).  I've had this crap since last Friday.  So don't any of you catch it. 


Now for the lunch notes.  I called Cornelia and JoAnn to see if they were going.  I knew that Barb would have called if she were going.  No one could make it.  Cornelia called Maryanna Fenton and she said she was going and would call me (don't we have the best class)!  Maryanna is not even in our class, but she has definitely been adopted.


Maryanna said there were nine including her at the lunch.  Jean and Bob Ross, Sissy and David Roberts, Gerald Roberts, Shelby Snelling, Donna Iden, and Martha Pettry. 


Bill Factor brought the principal of the high school to our lunch.  He wanted contributions toward lettering for the building or a wall for merit scholars.  He was vague on how much money.  It was decided that we would take a tour of the building in the spring to help make a decision on what would be best for our class to contribute towards the new building.


No illness was reported, but I did talk with Gwen who said that Bill Thompson has been in the hospital for 10 to 14 days.  He had a fall and has a drain in his hip from the hip replacement he recently had, and they found that he has an infection in his blood.  We are hoping that Bill will be home soon and doing well. 


It surprised me when Gwen said that she had angioplasty ten days before Christmas with two stents placed.  She said she is doing well, is in rehab, but this has certainly slowed her down.  I hope she continues to do well.


On Tuesday, March 8 at 11:30 AM I'm certain we will have better attendance, and Maryanna, Gwen, and I are looking forward to seeing all of you.  Thanks to Maryanna for the notes for our lunch bunch.


Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire:  It is the time for home. ~Edith Sitwell


Martha K. Cannon