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Currently browsing posts found in December2007


One of the highlights of my holiday was a phone call from a certain young man who told me in a breathless rush of words that he absolutely loved the Christmas present I sent him and that he has been playing with it all day and it was so incredibly cool. When you are in […]


Posted at: December 31st, 2007 - 3:30 pm - Number of Comments » 2

 Gleefully Stolen from Drowned Girl:  1. Egg nog or Hot Chocolate? Both.  Except I actually prefer Silk Soy Egg Nog.  I know, I’m a philistine. 2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? I have a two-year-old.  Do you actually think I could get away without wrapping?  Heck, that takes away […]


Posted at: December 24th, 2007 - 2:08 pm - Number of Comments » 0

It would have been easier to post the meme today.  But, as I said, I have been contemplating the meaning of the season, and the theme I find for myself this year is the Christmas message that centers around forgiveness. I am, as a rule, a forgiving person.  I will give a person “one more chance” long, long after […]


Posted at: December 21st, 2007 - 1:12 pm - Number of Comments » 3

I am working on a meme and thinking of the Christmas season in all those nostalgic, sweet-sad ways that the rites of the seasons always bring upon me.  Until I can get my thoughts organized enough to post, enjoy a little of last year’s Christmas wonderings: Amy-Renee posted yesterday on how much she loved Christmas. […]


Posted at: December 18th, 2007 - 4:25 pm - Number of Comments » 1

…I hate you. That is all.


Posted at: December 16th, 2007 - 8:47 pm - Number of Comments » 6

The Days Inn in Van Ness – Not fancy – in fact the rooms are decidedly spartan, but clean, cozy, EXTREMELY convenient, and reasonable.  And, free wireless.  Of course. Tesoro Italian Restaurant in Van Ness – The food was incredible, and the service was five-star.  The prices were not – a combination that makes this […]


Posted at: December 13th, 2007 - 11:02 pm - Number of Comments » 2

In the spirit of Bill Cosby: They have eggs, flour, butter.  Add a glass of milk and juice and all the food groups are represented, right? They are homebaked from only the most wholesome ingredients.  I even use free-range eggs. This is the justification for my insistence that giving my child Christmas cookies for breakfast is a perfectly acceptable […]


Posted at: December 11th, 2007 - 12:31 pm - Number of Comments » 5

If you like mysteries, buy this book. If you are fascinated with insights into the autistic mind, buy this book, If you were ever bullied in the schoolyard, buy this book. If you ever had a best friend and lost them, buy this book. This is more than a mystery.   More than a book about […]


Posted at: December 10th, 2007 - 2:07 pm - Number of Comments » 2

At the beginning of November, I got a rather polite email request to review a children’s book that was being released that week.  Normally, I ignore such review requests, but this one was worded so nicely, and the story behind the author and illustrator intrigued me.   So I told them I would be glad to […]


Posted at: December 7th, 2007 - 3:14 pm - Number of Comments » 3

  My son has developed a fondness for Thomas the Tank Engine.   In fact, “fondness” doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of my son’s obsession with all things Thomas.   It makes his early love for Elmo look like an infatuation.  It far surpasses even his addiction to “Cars” that resulted in my ability to […]


Posted at: December 5th, 2007 - 1:07 pm - Number of Comments » 6