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In the year 2006 I resolve to:

Swallow more, spit less.



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Don't know why, exactly, I haven't updated LJ in nearly a month. I read it every day, honest, but just haven't had a lot to say.

Active Voice is closed all week this week. Hooray! I did end up working most of the day yesterday, to finalize some payroll stuff (payroll schedules don't care about company closures), and have spent the rest of the time working on my wedding dress. It's more than halfway done, at this point, (not counting hemming), for those of you following along at home.

I find myself being really nostalgic and missing my mom as I've been sitting here sewing. My machine is my Mom's old Singer Golden Touch 'n Sew, circa 1974. I love this machine. It was a fancy machine in it's day, and is still good and dependable. Mom taught me to sew on this machine. I made doll clothes, and then started a cottage camp shirt industry one summer. All of us girls had matching jungle print camp shirts. And now, I'm sewing my wedding dress. I wish Mom were here to kibbutz about it.

It must just be part of the season and missing her. Christmas Eve Day, I went hunting for the rest of the china--which was packed in boxes marked "China"--but not indicating what kind of china it might be. A couple of the boxes were simply a treasure trove of things I'd almost forgotten we packed when we packed their house. I found my favorite red cake plate (which I honestly thought my niece had gotten), so it was like a Christmas present. Then Christmas Day, one of Mom's trinkets--an elephant vase from the 1968 GOP Convention, turned up in the family white elephant (apropos, no?) gift exchange. John worked with me to be sure that we took it home, even if it meant stealing it from my teenaged great-nephew.

It's funny, this time of year, I think about mom a lot. She frequently got blue around the holidays. Her only brother was killed on Christmas Eve in France in 1944 (I think). But she always did the holidays. When I was little, Santa not only brought presents, he brought and decorated the tree. When I was a little older, we'd help out by getting the tree for Santa, but he'd still decorate it. That's why Christmas trees are supposed to go up on Christmas Eve! :)

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sisterfish125
Dec. 30th, 2005 01:29 pm (UTC)
I can relate to thinking about your Mom. I have spent a lot of time thinking about Grandma this winter. And, totally not the same, but the holidays without my parents and brother(s) were very unique this year as well.

Can't wait to see you NEXT WEEK!!! (when are you guys getting in again? did it work out that we were flying in at about the same time? i vaguely remember something about that from when i was booking...)

In the year 2006 I resolve to:

Stop wearing pants again.



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sisterfish
Dec. 30th, 2005 03:52 pm (UTC)

Seattle to Las Vegas: Alaska Air Flight 630, Departs 10:17, Arrives 12:39, January 6th
Las Vegas to Seattle: Alaska Air Flight 687, Departs 15:28, Arrives 18:04, January 10th

I think you get in a little ahead of us. Wanna go help us go get the marriage license? :)

sisterfish125
Dec. 30th, 2005 04:16 pm (UTC)
I get in at 11, so I'll be around...and yeah, I'll be more than happy to go help!
sisterfish
Dec. 30th, 2005 04:40 pm (UTC)
Woo!

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