December 28th, 2011
My house is quiet, so I thought Iâ€™d take this opportunity to write a blog post, something I have not attended to in a couple weeks!
Like a lot of you, the last week was probably full of Christmas preparation and family and then the holiday itself, which, for me, passed by all-too-quickly.Â My children are growing upâ€”one got her driverâ€™s license this year and is, at the moment, driving her and her sister around town delivering newspapers.Â They are both very independent.Â When they were small, theyâ€™d always be hanging around me and I craved alone time that wasnâ€™t available to me then; now, I go in search of them, calling them from their rooms, inviting them to watch something on tv or DVD, reminding them itâ€™s time to sit down at the table for supper (a habit we began sixteen years ago and continue) or creating a family event such as going to the mall or playing Monopoly.
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December 16th, 2011
I donâ€™t know its technical name, but there is an amusement ride commonly found at fairs that I refer to as The Boat.Â The boat slowly begins swinging left and then right in a regular motion that is wider and wider with every swing, subjecting the occupants to a stomach-dropping experience with each downward pass.Â If you have chosen the end seats, the drop is all the more fantastic (or vomit-inducing, depending on your experience!).
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December 8th, 2011
I like to Christmas shop early in the seasonâ€”November is best but early December is also okay.Â Mostly this is because of my deep aversion to crowds and my tendency toward a condition I call â€œcart rageâ€ (symptoms include severe impatience and a nearly uncontrollable urge to ram my cart through slow-moving people).
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