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Friday, November 30, 2007

in conclusion

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The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.

Thomas Moore

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We had turkey last night, with all the fixings. Greg had returned from the first of many trips this month - we cranked up the Christmas tunes, the kids squabbled over who should *get to* set the table.

Lexi wondered aloud which version of Happy X-Mas (War is Over) she liked better: Sarah McLachlan or Melissa Etheridge. (Poor John & Yoko.)

Zack practiced what he had learned in his Mandarin Chinese class, through a toothless grin.

We laughed and we joked and we enjoyed each other's company.

Blessed comes to mind.

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I'm off to the beach this weekend with some of my favorite people - yes, a girls' weekend away before Christmas. Scandalous!

I'll be back to posting by Monday. Let's keep in touch, ok?

14 comments:

Suzanne said...

The obvious question is: how do you get your kids to fight over who *gets to* set the table??

Yay for girls' weekend! Have a fun time.

Sam said...

I love the picture. Enjoy your girls' weekend!!

Daisy said...

LOVED the Thomas Moore quote. I'm not usually a person motivated by quotes, because I could just make up any ole thing and attach someone important to it, and poof! it's more legit... but I really REALLY liked his sentiment. I agree wholeheartedly -- the simple things done at home mean SO much.

Enjoy your weekend away! I think I just might have to plan another girls scrapbook getaway myself! :-)

Kimberly said...

Such a lovely quote. I needed to hear that today. Hope it's a lovely weekend away. Actually, how could it fail to be, right? Hope you come home feeling happy and rejuvenated!

Mrs. G. said...

I do love those simple things. Have a wonderful time at the coast.

SusieJ said...

Can I come over? It sounds like a wonderful night. And congrats, by the way, we did it!

Melissa said...

Hi Lisa!

Glad you like the badge :) Congrats on making it through NaBloPoMo!

katydidnot said...

i'm, like, totally jealous. have fun this weekend. think of me. please, thanks.

Professor J said...

Have a lovely weekend, Mama Milton. See you soon

lapoflux said...

Have a wonderful weekend away - sounds like you had a great send off for it!

Amanda said...

Oooh, you go and have fun. I am so excited for you!

K. said...

A girls' weekend away right before Christmas? Scandalous and divine! I hope you have/had a blast!

Scribbit said...

That quote is so wise--made me stop and think a minute.

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