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Archive for November, 2006

Thursday November 30, 2006

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

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 us to lift things. I quite like her, and she is an excellent antidote to […]

Thursday November 30, 2006

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

#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: to put a decal of a wild red pig on his car window. We know […]

Tuesday November 28, 2006

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

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 tried it out yesterday to make sure it was not stupid or offensive, and I […]

Tuesday November 28, 2006

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

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 hate Christmas music (not Jamie; she just objects to the insipid songs). Most of you […]

Monday November 27, 2006

Monday, November 27th, 2006

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 of the tune. I like that song a lot, really. The lyrics are here. Most […]

Sunday November 26, 2006

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

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 of lights that play little tinny electronic Christmas carols. None of us has any idea where […]

Saturday November 25, 2006

Saturday, November 25th, 2006

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 son’s sweater. This was a basic set-in sleeve, crew-neck pullover from The Knitter’s Handy Book. […]

Friday November 24, 2006

Friday, November 24th, 2006

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 turkey TV dinners. In fact, we had only six for Thanksgiving dinner, but it was […]

Thursday November 23, 2006

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

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 think we all know, is “Over the River and Through the Woods.” This was written […]

Wednesday November 22, 2006

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

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 other altos. She is a good sight reader, as is the other alto, but I […]

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