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Thursday, December 28, 2000

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Blood tests

I had to have blood tests done this morning so I couldn't eat anything till they were done. I was so hungry by the time I had a protein bar at 10:00 in the morning. It's always such a bummer to not be able to eat, or even have coffee and you know that you will have blood drawn. Well that's over and now I just have to make an appointment for a mammogram.

I got a new cell phone that hopefully works better and generally just wandered around all day. I have accomplished little but spending money but it's been a relaxing couple days except for the blood draw. I do need to unpack and do laundry and, maybe, buy some groceries and whatever. I don't want to do anything. I enjoy not doing anything.

Well, I have to program my new cell phone.

Oh, right, I did read two murder mysteries today. The first one was "Playing Happy Families" by Julian Symons. It was more about how the murder affected the families involved, including the family of the police officer investigating, than about the murder itself. Symonds shows a family falling apart and the members becoming something they, or anyone else, never thought they would be. Very interesting but also scary. How do we know how even those closest to us will react when their lives are shattered.

The second book was "Symbols at Your Door" by Anthea Fraser. This one involved fear and death in a town that was being taken away from the original families by weekenders and commuters who were pricing the villagers out of their homes. The detective, Detective Chief Inspector Webb, is engaging and interesting but the solution left me sad. Murder is always sad but some are sadder than others and so unnecessary.

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