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Ta Da, To Do

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I finished #2 son’s Christmas sweater vest yesterday. I also did the grocery shopping and bought the remaining Christmas stuff only list — gift tags, stuff like that. I decorated the mantel and wrapped some presents and got started on […]

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Getting Merry

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We got home from vacation on Monday and have been gradually decorating since then. Some presents have been wrapped and the stockings have been hung. I’ll be off to get tags this morning (and potatoes, since I’m going to make […]

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Lusterware

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It’s St. Nicholas Day, so I was happy to receive a gift I bought for myself. I haven’t finished my Christmas shopping, so I had no business buying anything for myself. However, I saw this at a tea shop in […]

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Back Home

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We had a smooth flight yesterday. We started the day with breakfast at the Summerland Beach Cafe. They had good cinnamon rolls and fresh orange juice. Also a poster on table manners. I have always felt that teaching children good […]

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Vacation Wrap-up

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Today we went to brunch with #2 daughter, her sweetheart, and his friends with whom he has been having weekly brunch for years. Then we got a Christmas tree and decorations. We came back to the house and decorated the […]

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Thanksgiving 2019

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This is a Savory Sweet Potato Casserole. ¬†We had Thanksgiving with #2 daughter’s sweetheart’s host family — five generations of happy, hospitable people. Lots of fun.

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Ventura

We spent much of the day in Ventura. I got up at 4:00 and got some work done first,and we enjoyed breakfast at Cafe Nouveau. Then we went to Super Buzzy, which did not disappoint. I got some zakka for […]

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Packed

I’m feeling recuperated. I used cold meds and got eight hours of sleep three nights in a row. I think I will be better tomorrow. So I’ve packed for the trip. I got the vest done to the point of […]