Willow takes GraceD’s advice to hydrate in ’08


Someone was really ready for bed before midnight last night, but we’re mean and forced her to stay up.  She did enjoy the trothlike martini glass filled with apple cider and a couple of books before falling asleep an hour into the new year.

I had the bright idea that the kids would like watching one of my favorite old Audry Hepburn movies and for once I was right.  We watched Charade, and at the very end all four kids were sitting upright on the couch, leaning toward the screen and (most importantly) not talking.  Sophie said to me at one point, "I can’t really tell what is going on in this movie, but I like it!"

Sophie and I are the only ones up, and it’s already 10 a.m.  I’m sitting on the couch, in the middle so I can feel the heater on my feet.  Sophie is playing on the kids’ new iMac.  The parts of the sky I can see are bright blue and clear.

Sophie has just ordered a scrambled egg burrito and cinnamon toast.

Happy New Year

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