Archive for November 2011

Phase 1: The doorway

Phase 1:  The doorway
I don’t want to scare you, but I am 100% decorated.  And 100% for me means I still have twenty boxes of stuff in my attic, but I am folding.  Time is a tyrant, as Garry Meier says.  I have 30 people coming to a shower on Saturday, and there really is no room for... Read more »

Dog Thanksgiving

Dog Thanksgiving
And I do not mean I am giving thanks for my dogs. I let them out at 6:30 this morning, and went back to bed.  I figured they would chill downstairs and I would get a bit more sleep. At 7:30 Milly bounded on the bed, and her beard was dripping wet.  I prayed the... Read more »

One Birthday Surprise, CHECK.

I pulled off the best secret for Steve’s birthday, with an assist from a spunky 83 year old Roger Dahl. Roger recently awakened to find Steve’s brother Rick dead.  Rick was his Dad’s go-to cook, shopper, confidant, security detail and housemate.  He had taken care of his Mom during her  last struggles with lung cancer... Read more »
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A tidbit of Grinch, and an antidote

I have procured the provisions for the Dahlgiving on Saturday, to celebrate Steve’s birthday. I hit up Trader Joe’s for the brined bird, 19#, pre-made gravy, potatoes, and stuffing makings.  Somehow Trader Jo-Jo’s vanilla sandwich cookies and peppermint chocolate sandwich cookies,  leapt into my cart, along with shortbread cookies with chocolate sea caramel toppings. I... Read more »

Fa La La La La - 40 days and counting

Fa La La La La - 40 days and counting
It is GO time in the burbs. Sure, it is before Thanksgiving- but the Dahl holidays will launch on Saturday with a Faux Thanksgiving to honor our patriarch, Steve Dahl, on the occasion of his birthday.  I am not a fan of the day dedicated to cleaning, cooking, serving, eating and cleaning.  It is just... Read more »

The Cocoon, interrupted

The Cocoon, interrupted
I am raw. In our suburban enclave, we co-parent.  All children are ours.  We watch over them, are not reluctant to tattle if we see a child in harm’s way.  We do not get defensive when someone is trying to keep our kids safe.  It is our constant belief that all our care will insulate... Read more »
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