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The perfect summer cocktail – 2012 edition

We’ve been drinking Gin Fizzes since last summer, but as our family vacation approached in July I felt some self-induced pressure to find a new signature cocktail.  My husband was perfectly happy with the Gin Fizz and saw no need … Continue reading

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The many reasons I love summertime

It has been summertime in our house for 5 weeks or 3 weeks – depending on whether I start counting from the oldest daughter’s last day of school or the youngest daughters’. Although the pace at my work hasn’t slowed, … Continue reading

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Tourist in my own backyard

We live in a part of the country that’s culture-rich and surrounded by great natural beauty. And yet with the activity and commitments of daily life — work, school, soccer games, softball practice, errands, play dates, etc. — we rarely … Continue reading

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The coldest winter…

There’s a saying attributed to Mark Twain: The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco. That Mark Twain was the source of this quote has been debunked, but nevertheless for those of us who live in … Continue reading

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A spontaneous date

My husband and I had a date yesterday morning. We left our 7 year olds watching a Saturday morning movie and our teenager and adult niece sleeping in.  I put on mascara and earrings, and we drove up to the … Continue reading

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The perfect summer cocktail – 2011 edition

We’ve been on vacation this week in Palm Springs where the daytime temperature has been over 110° each day.  In our family, vacations call for adult beverages. A desert vacation calls for an icy adult beverage. When we were first … Continue reading

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What I’m planning to read on vacation

Next week is our second annual family vacation to Palm Springs. Our family life has been so busy lately that we are all five looking forward to this time together, just hanging out in and around the pool. Of course … Continue reading

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