Monthly Archives: December 2010

“I Never Would Have Purchased This House . . . ” Conclusion

My friend with the chateau in France has bats living in it. There are some hanging around way at the top in the turrets, and some way down in the root cellar. Sometimes when it gets dark at night—which isn’t until about ten-thirty … Continue reading

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“I Never Would Have Purchased This House . . . ” Part II

My husband made an offer on the house with a short escrow, which was quickly accepted, while he and I struck a personal deal: I would stay in Nevada with our dog while Keith spent a few months fixing up the gloomy place. … Continue reading

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“I Never Would Have Purchased This House If I’d Known . . . “

Recently I read the current issue of Writer’s Digest and regretted not having noticed the prompt in December for Contest # 27 in the YOURSTORY feature. It began with the title of this blog post, followed by, “End it with: ‘That’s why tomorrow I’m … Continue reading

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English Exercise

Often it’s hard to sit down and write. I’m having trouble right now sitting down and editing, hence this blog. But I just came across something to help me get my mind in gear. I have the good fortune to … Continue reading

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Holiday Notes 2010

With a title like this, you’d think I write a newsletter every year, but this is actually the first. For some reason I feel compelled to connect with our eclectic group of family, friends, and acquaintances. Perhaps the fact that … Continue reading

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“Oh, How I Hate To Get Up in the Morning . . .

 . . . oh, how I love to remain in bed!” Irving Berlin really nailed it in that 1914 World War I tune (I’m not that old; sometimes it just feels that way). With the nights getting longer, I find … Continue reading

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Easier Way

While skiing near the top of Bald Mountain last week, I stopped to take in the scenery and to shoot a few photos. At one point I came to a sign indicating a choice of difficulty in slope. It made … Continue reading

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No Worries

This past weekend Deer Valley Resort opened with their Celebrity Skifest. I was in Los Angeles, so missed the event, and on my return, I spent Monday catching up on work. By Tuesday I was so ready to get on … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Rescues Me

The month of November was a creative blur, thanks to my discovering The Office of Letters and Light’s NaNoWriMo, where the challenge is to write a novel of at least 50,000 words in that month. For those writers who like … Continue reading

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