January 1, 2015

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centerpieces

When my parents returned home from New Year’s Eve parties, they always had noisemakers, glittered hats and oversized glasses with an outline of the new year, and a table centerpiece. There was usually a Mylar balloon for each of us.…
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December 29, 2014

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light and dark christmas

Black and white cookies were the only acceptable cookies to be left for Santa Claus this year, if for no other reason than a not so subliminal hint that Lucas was hoping beyond hope that St. Nicholas might grant his…
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December 18, 2014

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you’ve got to move it, move it

Almost all of my holiday shopping has happened online. That is, it would’ve happened online, if most everything weren’t out of stock. Here’s a thing of beauty, though, say it with me: Price Match Guarantee. I print like there’s no…
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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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