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January In a Nutshell

Think of this as one-twelfth of a Christmas letter.

At the end of each month, I'll post a recap of some of the personal and family doings that haven't needed their own post.

Hubby started out the year with an uneventful business trip to Pittsburgh, which might not sound like news until I tell you his last trip to Pittsburgh involved him getting a corneal abrasion and having to ditch his rental car and fly home in a snowstorm! Or until I tell you about our family trip to Pittsburgh a couple of years ago that started out with us getting into an accident!

Maybe we should just stay the hell away from Pittsburgh! (Just kidding. We love Pittsburgh.)

He also got his first pair of bifocals (excuse me -- "progressives") this month. I'd call him "Grandpa," but I'm next and you know what they say about payback!

Three weeks ago, I went to my monthly Democratic-committee meeting and was interested in people's takes on the Presidential candidates. There were some Biden fans (he had dropped out by then), some Hillary fans, at least one Edwards fan (me), and one particularly eloquent Obama fan. His comment, which was intriguing, said that if Obama is elected and inaugurated, the newspapers worldwide would cover it, show his picture, and thereby signal to the rest of the world -- where America has lost so much respect during this administration -- that the United States has set a new course.

Hubby and son have had a couple of get-togethers with their RPG (roleplaying game) friends. They also played some racquetball.

The three of us saw a movie and the AFC championship football game.

My son is back in the swing of school, making his way through 10th-grade midterms and beginning to look at courses for next year. He much prefers his Western martial arts classes.

With him so close to (gulp!) college age, I went to my first "financial aid night" at the high school. I'm still shocked at what college costs these days; when I graduated (sometime during George Washington's first term), the tab for my college was just reaching $10,000 a year. Now it is almost four times that!

My fundraising plan is to sell brownies on Broad Street. Any takers?

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( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 31st, 2008 04:45 pm (UTC)
Fudgelady, I love your posts!! You are very funny! Keep up the entertaining info!!
Feb. 1st, 2008 07:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the kind words!

Feb. 1st, 2008 06:44 pm (UTC)
I'll buy a brownie to help the kid through college. A few of my friends have their kids in college and it's frightening what the prices are. I'm gonna sell my kids to the circus to earn their keep.
Feb. 2nd, 2008 04:52 am (UTC)
Let me know how the circus plan goes! :-)

In the meantime, here's a BIG cyberbrownie with M&Ms and chocolate frosting!
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