Monthly Archives: December 2010

happy end of the old, beginning of the new

Come to think of it, it’s not such a bad system. Happy to you.

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plate tetonics

On Christmas morning I was up before the others (earlier as always, but later than before). I poured some Kahlua in my coffee, added a candy cane and because no one was looking, a healthy heap of whipped cream. I … Continue reading

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the holiday looked like this…

Kate is on a plane to Eugene, Steve is at the studio and I am wondering how long I can stay in my chair and in my pajamas. I do have a new Wonder Woman notebook that’s calling for a … Continue reading

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the tradition continues…

The 2010 T+B Holiday Graham Cracker Extravaganza was an ever-so-festive fleet of pirate ships, complete with Christmas Island. This year we introduced Alex’s friend, Andrea (an exchange student from Denmark) to our family tradition. After about 20 minutes she realized … Continue reading

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while everyone else was finishing (or starting) their shopping…

Kate and I were floating in the hot pool at Indian Springs Spa in Calistoga. It’s one of our favorite pre-holiday traditions. I brought two books and my knitting, but forgot my reading glasses. Which meant that I had to … Continue reading

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my third daughter

I know you thought I only had two, Kate and Alex. But Margot has been my third daughter forever. Last night Alex even commented that her senior picture comes before Alex’s school picture in my wallet.  Margot and her brother, … Continue reading

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’twas the monday before christmas

Kate and Brendan arrived on the train at 1:00 am last Friday. B. left for Eugene on the same train at 1:00 am last night (or this morning). In between we choreographed lovely holiday moments between the comings and goings … Continue reading

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