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Perfect Christmas tree?
Sunday, November 28, 2010      10 comments

It is tradition in my home, and probably many of yours, to put the Christmas decorations, especially the tree, up the weekend after Thanksgiving. This year is no different (except it's too cold and too windy to put up the outside lights). ... Read more
Snow held off, for the most part
Saturday, November 27, 2010      4 comments

It has been snowing off and on all day here in my neck of the woods. Luckily, it's been warm enough that the snow didn't stick on any of the roads. Made my shopping excursion more enjoyable, that's for sure! Picked up the ornaments I... Read more
Love the combat shopping!
Friday, November 26, 2010      8 comments

Started much later than Betsy, but I did start early. Got up at 2:30 (yes, that's am) and met my friend at her house at 3:45 (ish). Straight to Target. The Targets in my area do NOT have line control figured out. Stood in line longer than I ... Read more
Happy Thanksgiving!
Thursday, November 25, 2010      6 comments

Got up early, went to the gym and then ate my way through the rest of the day! Then, poured (pored?) over the ads and made a game plan for combat shopping tomorrow. Can you say perfect day? Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!! ... Read more
Taipei 101 plus Nay-one (probably spelled that wrong)
Tuesday, November 23, 2010      9 comments

Taipei 101 is (or at least once was) the tallest building in the world. View from a block away: View from the base (can't see the top because of the clouds): ... Read more
After the National Museum
Monday, November 22, 2010      6 comments

After the National Museum, our little party went to the Chang Kai Shek Memorial (cks from here out). There were folks outside practicing dance routines and a flea market in the mall. One of the performing arts buildings: ... Read more
Taiwan Trip - Part One
Sunday, November 21, 2010      6 comments

As you know (or you SHOULD know, LOL!), I was in Taiwan last week. I'm going to give a summary and hopefully post some pics in this blog and probably at least one more. It was a week long trip and if I told you about all of it in one blog, you... Read more
I'm sorry, did you say twelve courses?
Sunday, November 21, 2010      8 comments

For one meal? Really? My first night in Hsinchu, the company I was there to audit took us out to dinner. There were 17 of us sitting around a huge round table with an almost as large lazy susan in the middle of it. There were three menus on ... Read more
This is it!!
Thursday, November 11, 2010      12 comments

Laundry is done. Clothes are packed. Morning items are going to be packed as soon as I'm done using them in the morning. Passport is in the folder. Laptop is checked out and charged up. I am ready to go! ... Read more
Time change, eleven hours sleep, still tired?
Sunday, November 07, 2010      7 comments

I went to bed at 11:00 last night and woke up at 10:00 (according to the clock that had not been changed for daylight savings ending). That's eleven hours of sleep! ... Read more
Is it too early to pack?
Sunday, November 07, 2010      8 comments

Okay, so I confess. I did pack for my trip to Taiwan last weekend! emoticon But I HAD to! I had to pack to mak... Read more
Okay, so what if they don't miss me?
Friday, November 05, 2010      11 comments

What if, while I am in Taiwan, my family doesn't miss me? And by that, I mean what if they don't miss all of the things that I do for them that seem to go unnoticed. What if they don't notice the sink is cleaned out? What if they don't... Read more
Thanksgiving is when???
Wednesday, November 03, 2010      9 comments

Today at work, I sat with a few of the guys that I work with. Somehow we started talking about the holidays and the plans that everyone had for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. Sometime during that conversation, I realized that I come bac... Read more
That took long enough!!
Friday, October 29, 2010      6 comments

Blood work and vaccinations on Monday (seven needle pricks in all - and yes, I was counting!). Son stayed home Monday and Tuesday with a cough/general blech feeling. Taxed immune system + sick boy = Mom not feeling so well. All of that ... Read more
No one told me there would be shots!!!
Monday, October 25, 2010      12 comments

Dang it all anyway! As part of my readiness to go to Taiwan next month, I had a "travel checkup" today. The appointment was paid for by my company and that's about the only good thing that came out of it! LOL! I talked to the doctor a li... Read more

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