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done and done

 Last night’s pageant- too bad you can’t see that beautiful couple with their baby, not to mention the animals on all sides

Today’s pageant – two tired celebrants

One not tired at all – about to begin – that’s a sled behind him, so he’s ready if there’s ever snow again

 new slippers

 two hours later: general chaos, and one tall man reading his new book on the sofa amidst the mess. Then he went back to bed. Notice: grandsons in matching Xmas sleepers.

the aftermath

 After all that – the toy he played with most was a small shovel. This is the weather Xmas morning!

Best gift of all – starting today, Ben gets to take his boots and bar off nine hours a day. His feet are normal. Amazing – in only five months, they corrected one foot that was completely sideways, and he didn’t even notice. Thank you, Sick Kids and everyone involved, including his conscientious mother.

And then a massive meal, massive, ridiculous, cooking all day, dishes up the wazoo, children keeping us busy, the house upside down, everyone exhausted – are we lucky, or what?



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I began keeping a journal at the age of nine. Nearly fifty years later, I started this online journal, sharing reflections, reviews, updates, and the occasional secret.

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