Tag: family

Happy Thanksgiving

Mom iz bizzy fixin Thanxgivin fud so I r writin in her blog for her.? Aftr al, kittehs has lots to be fankful fer too!? We kittehs haz many krunchifuds to nomnom, warm sqooshy bedz to curlz up in, soft kwiltz and bankies to? lie on and stay warm wif, and katnip mowsies and fweecie …

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Time for a tiny break

Ahhh, Thanksgiving break.? A whole five-day weekend, no classes to teach and no meetings to attend.? Never mind that I have my parents, the Offspring, and Mincot coming for Thanksgiving lunch; I’m working at Good Mews on Saturday for adoption counseling;? the GPC? Artisan Craft Fair is in two weeks and I need to take …

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Romance is what works for you

Flowers wilt. Candy goes right to my butt. I have plenty of teddy bears and other stuffed animals; in fact I’ve given away dozens in the past few years. Now, a mushy Valentine card, that’s good. But a really romantic gift is one that shows that the giver thought of YOU instead of all the …

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Christmas Past, and a memory

I found it very hard to feel any real “holiday spirit” this year.  The holidays have become a seemingly endless crassly commercialized pain in the ass as far as I am concerned.  Between the ceaseless drone of seasonal music starting far too early in November to the in-your-face decorations going up well before Thanksgiving to …

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The Obligatory Fifth-Anniversary-of-9/11 Entry

written as a letter to myself on that day, from today, five years later. Dear Julia, Tonight you sit alone in Woodstock, in stunned shock along with the rest of the world at the events of this morning.  You remember that the day started as an ordinary day; you got to GPC about 8:40 for …

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Rinky’s happy ending

Rinky was adopted from Good Mews as a kitten. Nine years later, she was returned because Grandma was moving in with the family and Grandma is highly allergic to cats. However, Rinky’s human brother, who had grown up with her, now is a law student in Miami and does not live with the rest of …

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Visiting Mom

Yesterday we went out to Westview Cemetery to visit my family’s plot, 39 years and one week after Mom passed away. There’s lots of family history there. To date, my mother, paternal grandparents, and paternal grandmother’s mother, brother, and sister-in-law are buried there. Grandpa sold cemetery plots out there for years; I find it amusing …

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Bah, Humbug

As holiday seasons go, it wasn’t bad, it wasn’t great. DH and I spent much of it in a real Scrooge-ish mood. The crass commercialism of the Christmas season, unbelieveably, gets worse every year, it seems. We are both just at a point in our lives where we are fed up with it. The last …

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