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Yearly Archives: 2006

For the Love of Shoes

Sorry for all the shoe-related posts lately.  But I caught E. stomping around in these last night (balancing rather well, too).  Seems she shares my affinity for shoes…and my tendency to be a little, er, bossy.

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Essential Christmas: My Must-Have List

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever  Alabama Christmas A Charlie Brown Christmas Soundtrack National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation A Treat for Friends & Neighbors (this year, I made these white chocolate-dipped pretzels) An Ornament from Childhood (I have an ornament I made when I was three!) The Story of Santa Claus The Story of Jesus’ Birth (for […]

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Christmas Kickoff

The Nutcracker was beautiful.  We had an amazing date night.  First off, the night called for impractical shoes.  So I wore these open-toed satin(ish) sandals. Secondly, the power went out for the two hours previous to our leaving.  So I got ready using all the hot water left in the tank, and used my Black […]

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Tonight!

I am ecstatic.  Tonight my secret long-time dream of seeing The Nutcracker with my husband will come true.  This particular ballet company is hailed as one of the best in the country, and Maurice Sendak (of "Where the Wild Things Are" fame) is the set designer.  The Friday performances started filling up a while ago, […]

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Another Brave Soul

I remember the second night James was home.  He was asleep; I was watching t.v.  A story of a fallen Marine came on; his grieving widow (she couldn’t have been more than 27 years old) was telling his story.  And I fell apart.  I almost always cry when I hear of such a death.  I […]

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