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January Thoughts....

Sometimes I don't write because I don't have a picture. I know that may seem weird but I feel this need to add something visual besides my words when I blog. Tonight, I have no pictures so I'll try and paint one.................

We have this absolutely lovely fireplace in our Florida home. It covers an entire wall with multi-colored stones with a dark wooden mantel. In the last two years, we've had trouble with smoke getting into the house when we lit a fire. In fact, the last time we built a fire right before Christmas, the entire house filled up with smoke and it set off the fire alarms. And yes, we did have the flue open :-)

I've lived in Florida for over 13 years now and we are in the midst of the coldest and longest spell of winter weather I've ever seen here. All you northerners would probably laugh at what we consider cold but it is unusual to have a couple of weeks of temperatures below freezing here. We're all cold (especially our bus peopl…

New Year Happenings

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Friends and Family........
...Brenna, Chelsea, Cailin, Logan, Garrett and Lane....



It's been the best two days of the year so far.....Our New Year Eve was spent with our friends, Shannon, Jack, Lane and Garrett, who live by us in their bus....We played some games, made some Champagne Margarita's and decided we like them best without the Champagne, and toasted the arrival of 2010 with some sparklers. Most of the teens stayed up all night and were still awake when I woke up on New Year's Day.

Brenna and Jack (who is 6) went on a date to see the Alvin and the Chipmunks movie and last night, Cameron Lovejoy came by to visit on his way back from a Phish concert in Miami. He and Brenna spent some time working on the Autodidact Symposium that Cameron is putting on in March in Columbia, South Carolina.


Broc volunteered to pick up some groceries for dinner and came home with a recipe for Piquillo-Potato soup which he made for us...with some fres…