Monthly Archives: November 2009

kim’s holiday gift guide | smelly edition

So, my favorite perfume is Laundromat from Demeter. I bought it in NYC several years ago, and have just a few drops left. On the same trip, Kate bought Dirt. Nice combination, don’t you think? Sephora used to carry the … Continue reading

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goodbye to an era

I have been threatening to clean out my closets for months. I have good intentions, and crappy follow through. But this weekend, with those free days and all, Steve beat me to it and started cleaning out his. He filled … Continue reading

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musical thanks

In post-turkey recovery mode today. Thankful for our eighth Thanksgiving at Aunt Pat’s cabin in Squaw Valley. Missed a few of the girls who were with their boyfriends’ families, and Charlie, who is in Iraq…and a few others who were … Continue reading

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sometimes being thankful is messy

I have been wanting to write a wonderful Thanksgiving post. Some of my Facebook friends have been writing one gratitude note each day. Other blog friends have lists of 100 reasons to be thankful. I wanted to do something clever … Continue reading

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the milk farm

Right outside of our town is a spot that used to be called Milk Farm. It was a diner, and I remember stopping there with Steve, maybe 25 years ago. I have always loved the sign, and at one time … Continue reading

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road trip for one, please

I’ve had four days to myself. Good, quiet, productive. Didn’t finish the list, didn’t get close to it. But I did have a great day Saturday, driving to one of my favorite places, Point Reyes Station. I had a few … Continue reading

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home alone

On Thursday morning Steve and Alex left for Vancouver. Steve comes home Sunday evening, and Alex on Tuesday evening. They’re with Kate, and I am home. Alone. For four days. My 3D Wonder Woman notebook has been working overtime with … Continue reading

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kim’s holiday gift guide | cupcakes anyone?

From the purveyor of the oh-so-practical, Neiman Marcus, I offer you…the cupcake car. For the sweet price of $25,000.00. C’mon, you know a small part of you wants to take one for a spin. I call the chocolate one with … Continue reading

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wordinista returns | must we unfriend?

So, it’s official.  “Unfriend” has been named 2009’s  word of the year by the New Oxford American Dictionary. Unfriend was defined as a verb that means to remove someone as a “friend” on a social networking site such as Facebook. … Continue reading

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finding fall

We do have fall in northern California. In the foothills for sure, but even down in the valley. You just have to look a little harder. But you can find it in some surprising places. We found it on Sunday, … Continue reading

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