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The tree is undecorated, the leftovers are frozen (except for the chocolate), the pipes froze but luckily didn’t burst, the adult kids have all returned to their respective domiciles, and as soon as we all recover from the holidays, Normal Business will resume.

(That’s Otis in the foreground, there–my son’s pug; the two black lumps just visible behind me are Homer and JJ. Charlie–son’s corgi–doesn’t like to get on the couch, and a good thing, too; he’s under it.)

(Yes, my T-shirt does say, “She Who Sleeps with Weenies.”)

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  1. The T-shirt…”She who sleeps with Weenies”. Har!

  2. I saw some sleep pants – with dachshunds on them – that read “My wiener does tricks.” ;)

  3. hmmm..let’s see if I can avoid screwing this up…one of your very nice followers told me how to so this, so we’ll see. If, when Rhonda P. gave me a copy of ‘Outlander’ about 1992, and said “I think you’ll like this..try her”, I , rarely reading work by (gasp)- a girl-…albeit, a well educated one..was tempted to give it back, and say ‘no thanks..i don’t read girls…boring and sentimental’. Now, twenty years later, I have read, re-read, and re-read each volume, usually sequentially, but sometimes randomly, such that i feel like a junkie sometimes. As the Weems/Phipps/Cawthorne geneaologist of my generation, imagine my surprise on having Mr.Weymms pop up in one of your tomes. After a breathing lapse of a minute or so, I realized that most of the books are set in Scotland very near where the Weems faction of my family is from..(the earliest, David of Scotland, by geneaology). How the hell could i have missed that rather salient fact?. Thanks for the opportunity to get past a prejudice i’d harbored since junior high school. I look forward with ….what’s the word?…fervor? intensity?…whatever, to the resumption of the series, and this chance to say THANKS for the opportunity to enjoy fictional history; well researched, by the way, well written, spellbinding, and GOOD!!…and thanks for letting me realize that a girl (woman) could reside in the lofty environs of James Michener. At one time in my life, that would have been near blasphemy….I guess at 56, it proves you can teach and old dog new tricks…10,000 books down the road..please don’t stop writing..i don’t think i could stand it……will

    • Dear Will–

      Not a rare prejudice, I’m afraid. But I do have quite a few letters from men wise (or reckless) enough to have taken a chance on me. {g} As one (rather elderly) gentleman wrote admiringly, “You sure don’t write like a woman!” Reasonably sure he meant that as a compliment. {g}

      Thank you!


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