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Dec.29.2009
carpet of flowers
Today dawned bitter cold and windy but with bright sunshine. Me and my husband have both had this week off from work.But until today we were just doing odds and ends,things that needed attending to,but done separately. He being an avid football fan and me despising football had caused us to go our...
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Dec.28.2009
holiday eating
Step one in 12 step circles is the above,substituting alcohol or drugs or whatever. Every Christmas I must send out a homing device that says I will not survive without gifts of chocolate.  In my family members like to make up "food boxes" with various treats inside like assorted coffees...
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Dec.27.2009
mirror image
Some would say that five months doesn't make for ancient connection. Maybe not in this lifetime, But others, So many others, reflecting like mulltiple mirrors so that I see a thousand selves looking back at me And a thousand faces of one solitary man looking out his morning window at his...
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Dec.27.2009
Will and his birthday cake
Yesterday,my husband and I set out for Columbia Md. where we would be spending a second Christmas,as well as Will's birthday at my husband's brother's family house. TRaffic was bumper to bumper going down,and I wondered where all those people were going? Made me think of the old chant of the late...
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Dec.25.2009
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The house is now silent. Bits of wrapping paper stillseen on the floor,toys scattered about.My biggest gifts,unwrapped,reamin in the living room,to be used on another day.  My DH is watching football,as I sti here at my computer,still hearing the echoes of my grankids laughter,Annie running back...
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Dec.24.2009
grandkids playing
My DH and I just returned from our 5pm Christmas Eve service at church. this early service is for families with young children,and the church was packed. AFter I finished reading the old testament reading I joined my Daughter DH and GRandkids for the rest of the service.  Now my grandkids dont seem...
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Dec.23.2009
Koelle family
Like someone else said on here,its hard to pick out the favorite Christmas when you have celebrated it 65 times! so,instead,I will share about today and some memories from long ago,because no one year stands out. for me,as a child Christmas was divided into two kinds: before and after. Before means...
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Dec.23.2009
Annika and Will on a boatride,Annie and GRamma
Last night my daughter and DH had a dinner date at a new restaurant in Swarthmore ,along with friends who had kids the same age as theirs. AFter my client had left I drove over to the grandkids house,looking forwqrd to an evening of babysitting. Meg ordered us a pizza and then,after they left,we...
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Dec.21.2009
silence
THINKING IN SILENT SELF LANGUAGE   He asks for me to think, Silently , In that language of myself, That language that has already taken me all the way up and all the way down  and to all the edges of everything, everything Because he took me there To all those places, And they were wonderful,and...
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Dec.21.2009
serenity,while my heart was still with him
As I look outside my window I see the sun's brightness reflected off the snow.  Icy wind blows thetree branches,clacking toghether against the sky.  the clouds scud  across a cobalt sky.  I know the coming night will be the longest of the year,the night of the winter solstice. Many people get...
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Dec.19.2009
THE FIRST SNOW   Night has crept softly on little snow feet Enveloping the world in white powder Tree branches iced in white As they reach gnarled fingers to the sky All around Christmas lights reflect off the newly fallen snow Little circles of red, green blue Everything quiet, muffled in cotton...
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Dec.19.2009
looking out at the woods,first snow
It started around 5 am this morning fat cotton balls falling from the sky,as my son drove home from his all night job. slowly turning to tiny white feathers, enveloping our world in fluffy silence, the silence of snow, like no other. And I look out my window to the white colored woods behind my...
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Dec.18.2009
tiny voicers in concert
At exactly 9:30 my grandchildrens nursery school was about to give their Christmas Concert.  The parrish Hall was filled with expectant parents,cameras ready,some with little babies in baby carriers,waiting to see their little ones perform.  My daughter,sick with the flu,had dragged herself,along...
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Dec.17.2009
Today is my deceased mother's birthday,which made me think of my maternal grandmother,Ora Wilcox,whom I never met because she died before I was born. My mom often said I was alot like her,and I know I got my musical ear from her.  She, like me,went to a conservatory and majored in piano.  She could...
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Dec.16.2009
WHEN I grow up I will be dead.  This is because I never really had a childhood,so I am doing it now.  As a child I grew up in fear,listening to my parents fight violently,and trying to hide from my big sister,who tormented me.  I found solace in books,as soon as I learned how to read,and in...
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