Monthly Archives: November 2012

MARSHMALLOWS, MARMALADE AND MOONSHINE IN THE EMPTY NEST

This weekend we will not be shopping on Black Friday or any day of that weekend.  We will be finishing our final projects before it’s time for the Christmas cookie marathon. MARSHMALLOWS:  A friend who has a bakery in Vancouver, … Continue reading

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THANKSGIVING IN THE EMPTY NEST

We bartered away Thanksgiving in our divorces so we would never have to share Christmas.  We are both Christmas crazy and we wanted the kids home all of Christmas Eve and Christmas day, so it wasn’t a difficult decision to … Continue reading

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THE COMFORT IS IN THE CRAZY

They’re settled in the dorm.  You’ve been to Parents Weekend.  Somedays you’re exhilarated and proud that they’re doing so well.  Other days you’re ambushed by a memory that makes you ache with the missing.  While you’re careful not to let … Continue reading

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THE EMPTY NEST VISITS CHARLOTTESVILLE AND ROANOKE

We drove to Charlottesville for a long weekend-a birthday present from Denise to Sandy.  In Charlottesville we would stay with Sandy’s sister and then on to Roanoke where Denise’s son is in graduate school.  We had looked forward to this … Continue reading

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