Monthly Archives: December 2008

loved ‘ya 2008, but don’t let the door hit you on the way out

Not that it was a bad year, but I gotta tell you, as the Queen of Do-overs, I am thinking 2009 will be more than welcome tomorrow. 2008 had some wonderful moments. I traveled to India and Mexico. We had … Continue reading

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squaw valley christmas 08

December 26. Grandma Adeline makes turkey stock, Kim and Kate run to the stores, Steve packs the car and Alex waist for the cousins to arrive. Caravan to the cabin and enjoy three days of soup, scrabble and snow. Way … Continue reading

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and for Christmas, I’d like a really big hat

We’ve changed her name to Velma (from Scooby Doo) The gifts are given, the bridge is built and the dishes are done. We’re headed to Squaw Valley for four days with the cousins. See you on the 30th!

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christmas bridge building

Grandpa’s gift to us is this tradition. Any family can build a gingerbread house. Only our family does the gingerbread bridge. Next year, theĀ  Taj Mahal. Merry Christmas everyone!

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Have yourself a messy little Christmas

Traveler’s warning: messy post ahead, with no clear path through the rhetoric, and no real way out. There will be free coffee at the rest stop though. It’s Christmas Eve morning. I am sitting, as a I do every morning, … Continue reading

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The Tobert Report

Finally have the pathologist report for Toby the Wonder Dog. The tumor was stage 2, but they feel they got everything, as the margins were clear. I am not sure exactly what that meant, but I confirmed three times that … Continue reading

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calistoga in december

A sure cure for holiday overloadishness. The sky was blue, the grapevines were rust, the fields were green, the water was hot and the massages were divine. We listened to David Sedaris, had Peet’s coffee twice, lunch in Saint Helena … Continue reading

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