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December 29th, 2013

4th and 18

Today I went to the Sunday morning meeting of Weight Watchers. I listened to Neil Sperry's garden show on the drive over.I lost 1.7 pounds during Christmas week, bringing my total for the past six months up to 18. I finished the year having improved on my goal of 12 pounds by year-end.

The Sunday morning Weight Watchers had a good speaker, a retired teacher named Bernice. The group was friendly and conversational.

My wife and I set out at 11 a.m for Fort Worth. We went to the exhibition "The Age of Picasso and Matisse" at the Kimball Art Museum. The exhibition was wide-ranging, and included artists as diverse as Man Ray, Picasso, Matisse, Franz Marc, de Chirico, Chagall, Mondrian, Kandinsky,
Stella Duchamp, and a world of others. We liked the exhibit very much. Then we crossed the street to the Amon Carter museum, where we saw a survey of color photography and John Albok's great neighborhood photographs,,as well as the Frederic Remingtons and Charles Russells for which the museum is generally known. As we viewed the art, a cold front moved in. We were glad we were bundled up.

We drove home. My wife prepared a fine chili. We settled in to watch the local football team lose a good game. This rendered them 8-8 on the season. In September, I thought the local team would be 7-9, 8-8 or 9-7. So the result is not a surprise. I predict,though,that the local fans and media will act completely surprised. I feel badly for the substitute quarterback, who played a darn good game but whose last-minute mistake may be the subject of conversation.

This was a great weekend. I am ready for the coming week.