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Entries from December 2005

Christmas simplicity = losing electricity!

December 30th, 2005 · No Comments

This Christmas was one we will remember. From our bed, early that morning, above sound of the heavy rain, Ted and I heard the beep of the smoke alarms and knew we had lost electricity. We went back to sleep hoping it would return soon but had Christmas morning and much of the day without [...]

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I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

December 25th, 2005 · No Comments

Last year the girls and I composed and recorded (via speaker phone and Audioblog on Blogger) a short Christmas Kitty Cat Carol describing why we won’t find under the tree, any present that is purring. This year my best attempt at a successor to last year’s endeavor was never fully finished and the lyrics involved [...]

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Sideways…and out!

December 23rd, 2005 · No Comments

Sideways. The tooth hung sideways in her mouth. And backwards. The smooth white curve that presented itself front and center in her smile was now facing her tonsils. For days it had dangled in place. Abigail had enjoyed pretending she was an alligator, a reptile with teeth that poked through her lips in her smile. [...]

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Lights in dark times

December 21st, 2005 · 5 Comments

I didn’t tell the girls where we were going. Two of them were asleep anyway, napping in their carseats on the afternoon drive through commuter traffic from Seattle to Bellevue. As I pulled into the parking lot, I told Abigail we were waiting. We each read books by the street light. The sky darkened. Soon [...]

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He misses me when I’m not here

December 12th, 2005 · 5 Comments

Ted told me the other day that he misses my posts when I don’t have time to blog. I found his comment curious. We spend hours together each day, including time every night set aside for our relationship. Yet there is some aspect of me expressed on this blog that he misses. I’ve been ill [...]

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