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2009’s Gonna Be Fine!

2009's Gonna Be Fine!

“2008 was great, and 2009 is gonna be fine.” My lovely cousin Wendee is responsible for that one, and I couldn’t agree more. 2009 IS going to be fine! First, I’m very thankful for all the people in my life and the changes they’ve helped to bring about. Many of you, either through the way you live every day life or through conversations have impacted me, and so Thank You: I’m amazed by the depth of your character and strength. […]

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It’s a Snow Day!

It's a Snow Day!

It finally happened! I woke up this morning, and while making coffee, I watched the snow come down, tumbling in big flakes which reminded me of the winters of my memory. I took Melvin out for a walk, and he bounded over the snow. There’s so much, it comes up to his body and he literally cannot walk forward, he has to bound. Then I made pumpkin masa tamales from a Bobby Flay cookbook. The smell of pumpkin and cinnamon […]

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LipSnyching Animals Are Like Xanax

Snow was predicted to fall last night, and I watched on the news as towns around the country reported heavy snow falls and dropping temperatures. For the first time since 1998 I actually wanted snow to fall on the ground, and had visions of frolicking with Melvin in the morning. It didn’t snow this morning, and I was inexplicably sad and nostalgic for winters in Montana. Where I grew up, and the snow used to be waist high, and that […]

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Icy Roads Stopped Me

Icy Roads Stopped Me

Saturday night was cloudy, cold, and snowing. I watched throughout the day and saw that it had rained first and then snowed. At 5am, my friend called me to see what our decision was going to be. Both of us decided that we were not going to make the race. Myself because the roads seemed much more icier at 5am without coffee. I woke up around 7:30, and saw blue skies. There was disappointment in the air until I went […]

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