Monthly Archives: December 2006

New Year’s wish for all

TweetThank you everybody for another amazing year, overflowing with adventures and blessings. I wish you all health, joy, friendship…. and books to open your eyes and hearts.
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drowning in wrapping paper and cookie crumbs

TweetChristmas #2 has sleigh-ridden into the past… time to clean the house (again) and return to The Book. The highlight for me happened at the family feast yesterday when two of the youngest angels in the family sang carols in the purest voices imaginable. What was the best part of your Christmas?
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Entering a haze of sugar plums

TweetChristmas #1 with the Millersville branch of the family was ab-fab; late nights, lots of laughs, baking, Elf, real egg nog, hysterical caroling, and Grandma’s fish chowder. Then, bang! zoom! they were gone. Today is putting the finishing touches on Christmas #2; more baking, decorating the upstairs tree (yes, I have two, and yes, they […]
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Been tagged

TweetToday’s post is brought to you by writerross who tagged me. The Tag says: List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether or not they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your livejournal […]
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Out, damn song

TweetYesterday we drove to Utica to watch Number One Son’s swim meet. On the way, we passed over the Erie Canal, which I pointed out to Mer’s boyfriend because he likes stuff like that. Then BH and I started singing “Low Bridge, Everybody Down” which every kid in Central New York learns to sing in […]
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More Life in the Country

TweetSo yesterday was hubbub day; wrapping gifts, grocery lists, work on Chapter 31, and general madness in anticipation of the arrival of some of our offspring. So I was sitting on the back porch talking on the phone to my sister-in-law about the plans for a Saturday night get-together involving egg nog…. when what to […]
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Distant jingle of bells

TweetToday I start decking the halls with one hand and writing with the other. By midnight, we’ll have three-quarters of our brood home, plus a boyfriend, and festivities will ensue. (Six cords of wood will be moved by their elf hands, but they don’t know about that yet.) Because we are a blended family, the […]
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Pain

TweetDear God. Sorrow. Sadness. Rage. But mostly feeling a cello note of ache; long and drawn-out, for the pain that led him to this decision, the pain of the people who loved him. The awful truth that if he could have held on, it would have gotten better. What do you say to someone who […]
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CWF

TweetLadies and gentlemen, I present for your enjoyment, our Creature With Fangs. And check out this excellent class webpage for SPEAK! Back to scribbling.
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Is this really happening?

TweetRight now there is 3 minutes left in the 3rd quarter of the New Orleans – Dallas game. New Orleans is spanking the Cowboys! Current score: NO 42 DAL 17 I must be hallucinating. I need to go to bed.
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