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It is a rainy Sunday afternoon; a good time to write. I went shopping for possibly the first time on the Friday after Thanksgiving. The trip out was a lunch at Chuy’s (, a Tex-Mex restaurant in the heart of a small, but wonderful shopping district in Dallas. The address is 4544 Mckinney Ave., Dallas, TX 75205, if you are in town. After an excellent lunch we decided to shop just a bit. Jeanne bought one Christmas gift for a family member and I purchased my annual christmas ornaments. Yes, ornaments plural. I usually find an ornament I especially like and buy 5 to 7 to make a small seasonal statement (I think that may be the “work” in me.) This year it was five Mercury Star ornaments from Pottery Barn ( As usual, I think I may go back for more! Initially I was going to decorate our tree with just a minimum of ornaments, but after some enthusiastic help from Jaidyn on Thanksgiving Day, I am decorating to the maximum! And here is our photo:

Mercury Star Ornament for Little Updates


Happy Birthday Stella! It is 11:50 p.m. here and we just connected to the internet for the first time today with some very old hardware. I was so afraid that we wouldn’t make it. We hope that you had a great day!

Tim and Jeanne are here for the second time in one month! We have a big dinner planned for tomorrow. We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving Day; we are thankful for each of you!

We have 1 day left to prepare for the holiday and much to do. Tim and Jeanne will arrive at the airport late tomorrow afternoon. My last activity tomorrow before they arrive will be to decorate the tree. I am saving the best for last! I look forward to the special feeling a decorated tree always gives the house!

Our Thanksgiving table a few years ago:

This morning I deleted all of the game applications from my Facebook profile. I loved playing the games, but they were to time consuming for me. I am sorry Whitney, Danielle, Mike, Kimberly, Grant, Karri, Amy, Sue, Mariah, Don and whomever else I may be forgetting. Including my 140+ Sorority Sisters. Now they have one less Sister to fight for them and give them votes and gifts. I had amassed quite an arsenal of Glam and could win fights against Houses of 400.

I will miss dressing up in Sorority Life, not to mention earning $60,000.00 per hour. I will miss decorating my Cafe in Cafe World and looking at the daily changes in everyone else’s Cafe as they upsized and redecorated. I will miss looking at my farm in Farmville, but I won’t miss harvesting those darn trees. Oh, I forgot about the fiery red maple trees. I did love those! They reminded me of my youth. Thank you ¬†Kimberly, Amy and others for noticing! And racing in Yoville! What fun to fly through the air and fly over the finish line first so many times. Most of all I will miss those connections with strangers. I wonder how many Friends I will lose? And even more, I will miss those playful relationships with my family members, some of whom I really don’t know that well since I have always lived so far away. Please stay in touch; I have enjoyed playing games with you!

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