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I’m DONE!

50,014 words. . And now I can cross #9 off my 101 things to do in 1001 days list.

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#40 Learn How to Apply Stage Makeup

Yes, I have another list going. Actually, I have just pasted together my many lists to come up with my master list of 101 things to do in 1001 days. In case your coffee hasn’t kicked in, 1001 days is just under three years–the total length of time we are supposed to be here in […]

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Hampton Court Palace

Well, it turned out that Roxi had too much homework for us to take a short trip. This actually worked out well, because my crew got some good sleep this weekend. However, we did feel like we should do something, so we settled on an outing to Hampton Court Palace on Saturday. Some of the […]

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Shorter Days and the Christmas Season

The hydrangeas at Savill Garden are a beautiful sage green now. In July, they looked like this. We still are having a hard time adjusting to the short days. Officially, the sunrise is at 7:31 AM and the sunset at 4: 06 PM. However, the sun really feels like it’s setting around 3:15. By 4:30 […]

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Thanksgiving in England

Bridge in Windsor Great Park, England. Well, when we went to bed last night, it was raining. Actually we had thunder and lightning, which is unusual for our part of England. Normally we get a very polite, steady light rain or heavy misting. However, when we woke up this morning, it was still raining. If […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

Trees I think that I shall never seeA poem lovely as a tree.A tree whose hungry mouth is prestAgainst the earth’s sweet flowing breast;A tree that looks at God all day,And lifts her leafy arms to pray;A tree that may in summer wearA nest of robins in her hair;Upon whose bosom snow has lain;Who intimately […]

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Student-led conferences then lunch at our house with friends

This morning, we are going to Roxi’s school to attend a student-led, parent-teacher conference. We are reviewing first quarter work and Roxi is supposed to tell us what her goals are for this quarter (never mind that we’re almost half way into the second quarter). Anyway, this should be interesting. After, we’ll drop Mr. DJ […]

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Something to be thankful for: hitting the NaNoWriMo half-way mark

Sorry I’ve been so heavy on the NaNo posts lately, but I really want to make it to the 50,000-word finish line by November 30. I reached 25,007 words yesterday, and boy did it feel good to get to the top of the hill. We were supposed to have tried to get close to 30,000 […]

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NaNoWriMo Update: Behind but not ready to give up

NaNoWriMo Word Count Update: 18,506 out of 50,000. That’s + 1,723 more words than yesterday in case you were wondering. The hill is pretty steep right now, but I can see the top!

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Aunt J is on her way back home

Purple berries in St. James’s Park. Neither of us have ever seen berries of this sort before. Mr. DJ is driving Aunt J to the airport as I type. We hope that she’ll come visit us again in the Spring. It’ll still be cold, but at least the flowers will be in bloom. And next […]

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