December 9, 2014

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proud gifting sweetness

Last night Abigail asked if she could have money for the school holiday boutique. It’s a fair of crap, plastic rings and enormous pencils, gifts for everyone on your list. Every year we give them money and names, but this…
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December 8, 2014

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my green monday

My morning was going to consist of bringing my car in for maintenance, for working on a website, and for swinging by the ice skating rink to sign up for continued skating lessons for the sprouts. An ambitious day would…
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December 4, 2014

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list lovin’

I‘m grateful for our two-car garage, even in summer, when we don’t use it and birds shit all over my car. I’m grateful that I have the ability to clear out the garage and make room for my car. I’m…
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November 30, 2014

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his heart

On Black Friday, I sent this email to Phil’s closest people. It’s an update from the chair of the recovery room, where I sat beside Phil as he snored. Phil is out, in recovery now. There were no blood clots…
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November 30, 2014

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give good gift

For my birthday, I received a subscription to Allure Magazine’s Beauty Box: SAMPLE SOCIETY from friends who are already enjoying it. Nay, they love it. Said I had to have it. Each month a box arrives with some extra large…
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November 26, 2014

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tartan thanksgiving tabletop

I have news. Phil’s pathology results have come in. Phil, typical male, got no details for me. Instead, I received his text, “Pathology back. All is fine.” That’s it. No detail about what it was, only what it wasn’t. Still,…
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November 24, 2014

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cozy movies

Whether you’re living in sunny Florida or frigid Minnesota, there’s just something magical about “cozy” this time of year. I found it to be especially true when I lived in Boca Raton, wanting, missing, needing that holiday spirit. Even if…
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November 18, 2014

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waiting game

I just wrote a very long, beautiful post, and poof. It wasn’t meant to be. So here’s what I’ve got left, which was not included in the original post. I just ordered myself a winter coat online and saved over…
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