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Entries from December 2006

the belly

December 31st, 2006 2 Comments

Julie and Joshua show off the belly that is currently Miriams warm little home.


I’m going to make truffles tonight

December 27th, 2006 No Comments

Christmas is over, and while the flurry of presents goes with it, the flurry of family and food does not. I love this indulgent time of year. I love spending ridiculous amounts of time cuddled on the couch chatting and watching movies. I love filling my belly with things that are super sweet. I love […]


visions of sugarplums

December 25th, 2006 No Comments

I’m the last to be tucked in tonight. I don’t want to go to sleep yet because I want this feeling to last. The stockings are filling, the fridge is full of goodies, and 12 of the 15 people I love most in the world are nestled in this house wearing their Christmas jammies. Oh, […]


Who likes Christmas?

December 23rd, 2006 2 Comments

My Christmas treat to myself (aside from flying home to spend it with my family) was a ticket to the muscial version of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas at The Old Globe Theater in Balboa Park. In true Laura style, I had sewn a dress for the occassion, shaved my legs, and even wore some […]


pink or no pink?

December 23rd, 2006 No Comments

I’m serving at Red Robin again. It’s so annoyingly comfortable. After three straight shifts I smell like stale fries.


it’s the most wonderful time of the year

December 19th, 2006 1 Comment

I remember as a girl how agonizingly long the December days seemed. My family made me wait until after Thanksgiving to listen to Christmas music in the house and it felt like torture. I would stay up until midnight just to ring in the season with some Bing Crosby or Nat King Cole. I would […]


An accident waiting to happen.

December 13th, 2006 No Comments

I almost got hit by a car crossing the street the other day because I was mesmerized by a sailor in his dress blues, driving by in his Jeep. Ever since I first saw Brian wearing his dress whites at his RTC graduation, I’ve been smitten by sailors. They stop me in my tracks. I’ll […]


3 weeks behind

December 9th, 2006 No Comments

This morning I tied my running shoes and donned my get frelled t-shirt and set off for a little jog around my neighborhood. It felt great. It was like the first taste of sugar on the tongue- the feeling of walking into a warm home from the cold. I haven’t been running for about three […]



December 7th, 2006 No Comments


just like everybody else

December 6th, 2006 No Comments

I finished reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince last week. For the two of you in the whole world who don’t know, that’s the 6th book of the 7 book series by J.K Rowling. I started reading the series in January when I was substitute teaching. I resisted reading them for so long simply […]