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Ola Chiquita!!!
Hope things are lovely and sunny for you in the wonderful land of Oz.  (LOL … I just typed Land of Ox … that would be where I’m from … as in "stubborn as an …; big as an …!!) Anyway, I’m just finished another study-filled evening with my boys. Quiz:  What’s the capital of Denmark? Quick and no googling!!! How ’bout the Czech Republic?  C’mon … spit it out, lol!!  I was horrified at how few I could blurt out … but had fun re-learning. 
I played Delinquent Mom first though.  Dashed out for Chinese food from the Dragon’s Gem where the motto is  "ALL carbs ALL the time", then proceeded to watch Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs with the boys.  Loved it!!!  Felt a bit sick of food afterwards though. 
I’m progressing slowly (and I’m mean at glacier pace) on the business front, but … it’s movement, right?  So, I’m not going to complain. 
We have lots of snow.  Every morning this week, I’ve bundled up like a giant maroon puffball with a fur-framed face and taken the dog for a walk for 40 minutes (I’m SO impressed with myself!)  It is so beautiful when you’re properly equipped in flat, fur-lined boots with tractor treads and giant woollen mitts.  Not an whisper of cold can penetrate … so I’m free to enjoy the crunch of the snow under my feet, the gorgeous red winterberries, topped with fluffly, pure-white snow in the forest I pass everyday, the schoolkids having snowball fights, building giant snowmen, or just lazing in the snow … all equally as puffily dressed as I.  My dog is the very best to watch though.  As you know, he is huge.  So he lopes through the snow, occassionally sprinting to catch imaginary prey ahead.  As he runs, he scoops up mouthfuls of snow, so his snout is constantly dusted with snow.  He’s such a goof.
Alright, I’m yammering on.  Had a few thoughts of buying scratch tickets.  Stupid … they’ve just been jumping out at me in the convenience stores, but I’ve resisted.  Yay, me!!  So many bloody reminders of this sick "pasttime".   I am SO glad group therapy resumes tomorrow.  Will let you know what happens.  OMMMMM!!!!
Talk soon, good buddy.
Roger … out!!
This moment is all we really have.  Be happy in it.– 07/01/2010 2:38:23 AM: post edited by runninggirl.