Celebrating a Year

December 25, 2018

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I wake to the sound of the grandboys scurrying down the stairs to open their stockings. And soon we are all gathered around the tree, tearing open presents, our excitement as much with the giving as the receiving. P’s boys and a friend arrive for dinner– which includes a TinTin trivia challenge and spirited rounds of some of the games received for Christmas. A cheerful time is had by all.

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February 9, 2019 at 8:10 pm

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December 24, 2018

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Christmas Eve. Presents are wrapped, spirits are high, the big day awaits!

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February 9, 2019 at 8:06 pm

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December 23, 2018

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And, once again, it is time for my annual Carol Sing. This year I’ve got 2 more generations of family with me, who aren’t usually present these days. But this tradition predates their births and so they have grown up with this as the highlight of Christmas, seeing all these folks, singing “The Boar’s Head,” and all of these beloved English carols. We are so full this year that there isn’t even a chair for me. But there is lots of good cheer, and good song “to drive the cold winter away.”

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February 9, 2019 at 8:05 pm

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December 22, 2018

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It’s a day for adventures– a walk by the Bay, some playground equipment to explore, Mexican lunch at a local bodega. And in the evening, Crokinole– The Canadian game beloved by my dad, who gifted boards to all of his children. Maybe all the rules aren’t enforced, but the enthusiasm rules! So nice to have my family “in the house” for the holidays!

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February 9, 2019 at 8:03 pm

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December 21, 2018

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The winter solstice brings… rain and wind. And, in the evening, the B.A.D.S., as their initials introduce them. And so my family house party is complete.

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February 9, 2019 at 8:02 pm

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December 20, 2018

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N. and I decorate the tree, B. and family arrive in Boston, tomorrow they will be here– let the wild rumpus begin!

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February 9, 2019 at 8:01 pm

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week 532 ~ good music binds

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good music binds
us together
as it entwines
good music binds
our different kinds
of forever
good music binds
us together

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February 6, 2019 at 10:20 pm

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