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December 2002
1Winding Down // Ms. Fix-it
2Winter Wonderland
3Tuesday Tidbits and Soupsicles
4Care Bears and Christmas Preparations
5Holiday Favorites Survey
6i treasure every gifty // Sending Christmas Cards
7Sunshiny Saturday // Oh Doe...Dot a code id by doze....
8Restless Night
9(S)ick with the annual "itis"
10Forget "Chicken Soup"....
11Don't bother me, i'm taking a sick day
12A Thank You Note (and a reply)
13Friday Night Fluff
14Dreams are not enough
15 Drizzly, Dark, and Dreary
16The Baking Elf Arrives
17Quote Du Jour // Quiet Day, Quiet Night, Quiet Feeling
18Peaceful Solitude // Christmas Gift Dilemma
19Quote Du Jour // Merrily i roll along......
20Screw the Balls...and other Christmas Traditions // New Journalist
21Solstice
22Baccala and Christmas Themes // Just a big kid
23Quote Du Jour // What do you do with a Drunken Aussie?
24Last night's email correspondence // Quote Du Jour Holiday Wishes // One More Sleep Till Christmas
25A Very White Christmas
26Old Friends and other stuff
27Nothing much
28A Garbo Night
29Best of Both Worlds // The MochaMobile
30Christmas Came Again
31New Year's Eve Traditions New and Old


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Old Friends and other stuff
December 26, 2002

We got a foot of snow yesterday, but by this morning, the main roads were clear, just wet. Our little side street was still slick and slippery, but that's to be expected. It's remarkable to me how quickly the road crews got things cleared, considering how much snow we had.

i worked till 5pm today, instead of my usual 4. Maureen's husband is sick, and she called in to say she wouldn't be in. Annette asked if i'd stay, and i agreed. i think she's going to be stuck there til 9pm, though. i don't envy her that, since she's been there all day.

There's a chance she'll ask me to work till 6pm tomorrow, so i'm going to bring lunch with me, just in case. Don't really want to work 10-6, cause i'm working Saturday, too...but it won't be too bad.

It was quiet first thing this morning, but by 11, it had picked up, and it stayed relatively busy right up until i left.

Got a Christmas gift from my brother..he sent us a Border's gift card!! OOOOoooo BOY!! One of my favorite stores in the world!!

The Christmas pudding turned out perfect! i love the pudding pot! i buttered it very well, and the pudding slipped right out when i turned it over to unmold it. It looks so pretty that way (rather than just spooned out of a casserole dish). i warmed a little brandy, poured it over, and set it alight....it looked very Dickensian, and quite festive!

Had a wonderful long conversation with my former college roomate last night. Hard to believe her oldest daughter is a junior in college already...and her youngest is a senior in High School...and going off to college in the fall!

Lois and i met as freshmen. We were in a linguistics class together, and discovered we lived in the same dorm, and we each had a morning class in the same building, so we got into the habit of having breakfast together, walking to class, and then seeing each other again in our afternoon linguistics class.

We got to be casual friends, and when it came time to pick roomates for our sophomore year, we decided to try rooming together. She didn't want to live with her current roomate, and mine was leaving....so, we decided it was better to room together than to let housing decided for us again.

We didn't, on the surface, seem to have a lot in common (other than a mutual love of languages, and a quiet, studious bent most of the time), but we did more than just "get along" We turned out to be great roomates, and close friends. Sophomore year turned out to be hard for both of us, in different ways, but we managed to be there for each other, and become very close.

She went off to spend Junior year at the Sorbonne in Paris. i missed her (my Junior year roomate and i were not a good match). i was thrilled when she returned Senior year. We didn't spend quite as much time together as seniors....she was engaged, and went home every weekend to her fiance, but that was cool, cause it gave me the room to myself! In April, she got married...so i spent the last month of college living with a married woman!!

Over the years, our friendship has remained. We've drifted apart from time to time, then drifted back together. Her oldest daughter was born on my birthday, and H & i are godparents to the younger girl.

Lois and i don't write as often as we did. For awhile, we kept in touch by email, but now, it's annual phone calls, and birthday and holiday cards. Still, the memories are dear, and so is the friendship.
 
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