Month: November 2006

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Thursday November 30, 2006

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What with the winter storm warning and all, I stayed home and dipped into my DVD workout collection. This is the one with the 50-year-old instructor. Yes, she has ropy muscles, but that just makes her more fearsome when she tells […]

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Thursday November 30, 2006

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#1 son received his letter of acceptance from the local university, where they will be glad to welcome him to the horticulture department in the fall. He was given a list of things to do, including one in bold type: […]

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Tuesday November 28, 2006

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The DVD here is “Pilates for Wimps: Fitness for the Partially Motivated.” It has a photo of the instructor in her gym clothes, eating a doughnut. I am giving this to #1 daughter, a certified couch potato, for Christmas. I […]

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Tuesday November 28, 2006

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Jamie has spoken out against insipid Christmas songs. Yesterday’s song of the day, “Suzy Snowflake,” came under fire, and also “Frosty the Snowman,” as well as one I’ve never heard and now don’t want to, called “Christmas Shoes.” Many people […]

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Monday November 27, 2006

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Dweezy reminded me of “Suzy Snowflake.” It was written by Sid Tepper in 1951, another of the group of songs that includes “Marshmallow World” and “White Christmas.” Dweezy mentioned another of them, “The Christmas Waltz.” Here is a midi file […]

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Sunday November 26, 2006

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For those of us doing the HGP, it is Holiday Decorating Week, and that is well begun at my house. I put away all the autumn decorations and the boys and I put up the Christmas tree. We found a string […]

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Saturday November 25, 2006

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Predictably, I did not spend the entire day lolling about yesterday. There was a certain amount of lolling, particularly since my husband finally has a weekend off, so I was able to spend some time with him. But I also finished #2 […]

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Friday November 24, 2006

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We had a very nice Thanksgiving, and I hope you did, too. Neither of my daughters made it here for the holiday, but both found parties to go to, so I didn’t have to worry about them sitting alone eating […]

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Thursday November 23, 2006

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I woke up this morning at 4:00 when the clock radio began blaring “Jump into bed, cover up your head, ’cause Santa Claus comes tonight!” This is not the right song for today. The right song for today, as I […]

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Wednesday November 22, 2006

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The Chamber Singers recorded seven songs last night. We were missing several members — noticeable in a chamber group — but all three of the altos were there. Frankly, I have a little bit of tension with one of the […]