La Vigne is French for …

“The Lover.” That’s what J used to tell me when we first started dating. It’s actually “the vineyard.” So J has French descent, none of which he embraces, but that’s beside the point. Coincidentally, my first name is actually common among French … men. That wasn’t my Mom’s intent and our family has absolutely no…

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20/20

I’m happy to report that my vision reached 20/20! I was 20/25 for the past two months, as we all know I had a very slllloooowwww healing process. The doctor said he doesn’t want to see me until December and that I can stop taking all my prescription drops!!! A long way from the repeated…

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Green Nerds

You already know we’re nerds, so it shouldn’t surprise you that we participated in one hour of darkness tonight as part of a global climate change initiative. Earth Hour, now in its second year. Check it out. Small action, but pretty cool. PS — I swear I did the whole hour, but I think my…

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NH’s idea of Spring

Dear Mother Nature, You do realize it is March 28? Just checking. Regards,First time in NH So yes, we got more snow today. Schools were even closed (which means J’s community and senior centers were closed, although he still worked). I think we got up to 6 inches and now it’s mainly just raining. The…

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Score!

My mom brought us good luck in soccer yesterday. We killed the other team. They stopped counting the goals, but it ended up being something like 15-1. So since we were ahead by so much, I played up (I usually play defense). Everyone was trying really hard to set me up for a goal. Finally,…

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Snow Delay

So my parental units are finally coming to NH for a visit. We’ll call them Short on Coffee and Big on Lotto. They tried for Thanksgiving, but my dad got really sick and they couldn’t make it. Even though my dad’s health is still up and down, they were determined to give it a second…

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$225,000

Do you ever dream about retirement? Daydream at work and think, oh I can’t wait until the day I can kick back and do nothing but vacation, travel and read books? Of course you have. We all do. But I have some bad news folks. The latest report from Fidelity Investment is out and a…

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Babies!

I’m happy to announce the arrival of Antonio William, the first babe of one of my college roommates, Chile. Antonio was born March 4 weighing 7lbs 7oz, 21.5 inches. I haven’t talked to Chile yet, but I can’t wait to hear all the details! I am taking a trip down to Philly to see her…

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LMAO

I overheard some old bitties at J’s senior center commenting about his dress as he walked by one morning …Old bitty: “Oh geez.”Other Old bitty: “What?”Old bitty: “That J must own two outfits. One in brown and one in green. He wears the same colors all the time!”

Back from Dville

I meant to blog about our trip yesterday, but work is really busy for me right now. Really busy=practically no lunch break and long days. Really busy=no desire to write in free time. It usually gets really busy in the fall and spring. It’s happening earlier this year. Yikes. But I digress. Skybus got an…

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