Monthly Archives: November 2007

Happy Birthday #2!

18 years ago today, #2 plopped happily into our lives. Guided into this world by a Mennonite nurse and a midwife who told dirty jokes with each contraction, you squawked and screeched your way through our lives and I wouldn’t … Continue reading

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The Golden Compass

It’s a movie that causing a whole lot of hubbub and consternation, apparently amongst Christians *and* athiests. Read more here. See, the Christians say it’s anti-Christian, and tell us not to take our kids to see it. Um, excuse me, … Continue reading

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I woke up this morning, convinced it was Wednesday. In fact, I was so sure it was Wednesday that I made my grocery list and paid a few bills. Then, I started to realize mabye it wasn’t, that maybe it … Continue reading

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For Bro. Scott

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An early Christmas gift

Cherry Hazelnut Biscotti- this recipe makes a zillion cookies, half it unless you work for a multinational corporation and want to give some to all the employees. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees 3 cups sugar 1 cup softened butter … Continue reading

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Today, I Shall Cook

or prep, maybe. I have a 10 lb bag of hazelnuts that requires cracking and toasting. There’s 5 lbs of assorted versions of chocolate that require melting and mixing with cream and liquors for truffle filling. There is a kitten … Continue reading

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The sounds of early morning

I stepped outside for a few minutes about 6:15. The sky was just beginning to lighten in the east, and the waning moon was high and bright in the west. There was a brilliant star (planet? I don’t know these … Continue reading

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Christmas music

I love the stuff! I’m totally into the Dean Martin/Frank Sinatra school of finger snapping half-drunk (or in Dean Martin’s case, wholly plastered) slighty slurred jazzy fun. Right now, this very minute, on my iPod, Frank Sinatra’s singing “I Believe”, … Continue reading

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Deck the halls with strings of fake stuff….

Good morning and good morning. After a week of scheduleless chaos, the chirrens return to school and life settles back into routine.I am not happy without routine. I like to know that Monday will involve laundry and cleaning, as will … Continue reading

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A Salad! My youngest child for a salad and a tall glass of ice water! Someone call Roto-Rooter and ream my arteries! Herbal Tea! Anything with no fat!

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