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Happy Holidays!

As I write this newsletter, we’re on our way back from Leah & Zac’s house on the Eastern Shore, having celebrated a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with them.  When we arrived, my new grandson, Luke, was sleeping, and I could hardly wait until he woke up so I could pick him up.  Well, I actually didn’t wait.  After about an hour, I picked him up anyway, and that child kept sleeping no matter how I tried to wake him up.  Of course, by the time we sat down to Thanksgiving dinner, it was a different story.  As soon as we put him in his swing, he started howling, and Leah had to feed him as she fed herself.  (She’s getting really good at that.)

Luke had grown in the two weeks since I’d seen him—still cute as ever, of course.  Yesterday Leah and I took him out on his first shopping trip—yes, on Black Friday, no less.  I figure if you’re going to break into shopping, you might as well do it on the busiest shopping day of the year.  We were in the shoe department at Penney’s, and Luke, who’d been pretty quiet up until that point, started crying.  So, Leah had her first experience with changing him in the restroom.  Still, Luke wasn’t happy, so she decided to breastfeed him under a really cool suede cape, so for the next half-hour or so, she walked around Penney’s feeding him.  My girl’s a pro.  J

The visit was all too short.  Just before we left, we took Leah, Zac and Luke out to the newly-opened Easton Diner for lunch.  Luke was an angel, sleeping the whole time.  But I wanted to hold him one last time, so I hoped he’d start fussing so I could pick him up.  Naturally, at the first grimace on his face, I scooped him up and cuddled him for ten minutes before we parted in the restaurant parking lot.  I’m already counting the days until Christmas when I get to see my boy again. 

Something tells me that we’ll be crossing that Bay Bridge much more frequently from now on.  If I had it my way, we’d move there!  But Frank is being quite unreasonable, insisting that the four-hour commute to his job is a deal breaker. Jeez, men!!!  What’s a little four hour commute compared to spending time with our grandson?  Sounds like a good trade-off to me.  J

Okay, enough about Baby Luke.  There are other things to talk about, like…give me a minute.  I’m sure I can think of something. 

Oh, yes, my Etsy shop.  I’ve added some new jewelry pieces to Beautiful Evening Beads.  Be sure and stop by to check them out

Speaking of Beautiful Evening Beads, congratulations to Kimmy Lane from Portageville, MO, my November winner of a necklace set (see picture.)  Kimmy also received copies of my book,  UNDERSTUDY.  Be sure to go to my contest page and enter for this month’s drawing. 

Wishing all of you a wonderful holiday season and a very Happy New Year!!!<.p>



December 2008


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