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Today in My History

2000:  Santa Needs a New Elf
2001:  Christmas Tree Letter
Christmas Time, Around the World
15 Minutes at a Time
The Prancing and Pawing of Each Little Hoof
And They Lived Happily Ever After
2006Egg Nog Galas Revisited
2007:  Christmas Cookies

2008:  Visions of Sugarplums

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Santaland Diaries

Books Read in 2009
Updated: 12/13
"The Copper Bracelet"

Recipes for Cousins Day Drinks
(updated 9/4/09)


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23 December 2009

At 5:30 a.m., I felt so awful, I decided that I was going to stay home.  I also felt I was up for the day, since I'd slept so long.  But it just sounded so good to crawl back under the quilt for awhile, so I did and amazingly slept 3 more hours and woke up feeling 100% better.  So I decided I was not as sick as I feared and I would join the family for Christmas after all.  I decided it was a Christmas miracle.

With that decision having been made, Walt went off to Sacramento to get Jeri.  She loaded up the car with all of our suitcases, the Christmas gifts, food, and Dexter paraphernalia and we were finally off, leaving Sheila and Lizzie behind.

Dexter rode the first half of the trip to my mother's in Jeri's lap, but then switched to my lap and finished the trip with his head buried in my arm.

We unloaded all the stuff here and in no time, Dexter was being spoiled rotten by my mother, because it's the thing she does best!

I had changed him into his Christmas outfit and he was very cute.  I'm not sure it does the work of keeping him as warm as his sweater, but it was the only Christmas outfit left when I went shopping. He'll only wear it twice and then it will be donated to the SPCA dog clothes box.

I remembered to bring the fixing for brie en croute that I had forgotten to bring to the Cousins Christmas party and it was very tasty.  Dexter was very interested and he and Jeri had a discussion about the difference between dog food and human food!

Jeri also decided to teach him how to sit and found him a very quick learner.

In no time at all he was literally eating out of her hand and sitting every time she looked at him!

We had a nice chicken dinner and then Jeri wanted to play 65, so we did.  I won a game, my mother won a game and Jeri was the only person who won the boob.

When the game was over, there were fruit tarts that I had picked up at the bakery in the morning.  I had felt so rotten last night I just couldn't bring myself to cook anything, but these were very tasty.

Christmas, Stage 1, was a big success!  I am very thankful for my Christmas miracle!




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