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January 3, 2007

Christmas in the City

The pictures tell the story of a very special Christmas at Meg and Jason's. It was sort of a changing of the guard or of the generation, and was the first time we went to the kids' house instead of having all the kids at home with us. One traditional piece of our visit, the Nutcracker at Lincoln Center, didn't make it into the photos but was definitely a highlight along with everything else. Some concern about our seat location, to be truthful a great deal of concern, was expressed as we climbed up four levels. Once we got seated though, we were looking just about dead center at the stage in a perfect spot for appreciating the fluid geometry of the dancers' patterns, kind of like in a kaleidoscope. The Balanchine version lacked some customary parts, but made up for it with exquisite dancing. The final pas de deux was breathtaking when the Cavalier ever so slowly and carefully pulled the Sugar Plum Fairy with one hand, as she slid across the stage while balanced on pointe on one leg. If only we had a photo; instead it's a wonderful memory jogging me to remember all the other special things about our Christmas in the city.

January 9, 2007

Las Vegas Weekend

Las Vegas mountains behind new constructionLas Vegas was all blue sky and sun, but colder than back in Boston. And the mountains even had snow, unlike the desperate lack of white at Mad River. We went out to celebrate with the Gurns, on the occasion of Meg and Hector's wedding. The bride and groom have lived in Las Vegas for some time now, so they followed tradition and were married in The Little Church of the West, a famous wedding chapel that's been on the Las Vegas strip since 1942. When the brief ceremony was complete, the guests were ushered outside. Then, as Meg and Hector came out, the chapel bells began pealing in a musical Las Vegas acknowledgment of joy, happiness and the survival of love.

January 15, 2007

Construction - Jan 2007

A quick day trip to Vermont revealed lots more progress on the house.

January 29, 2007

New Mommy's Beware!

Some mothers start children's gastronomic education while still pregnant, eating spicy and garlicky meals, and continue to do so while nursing, citing research that suggests children exposed to many tastes through breast milk or in the womb are less likely to be picky eaters. Growing a new crop of foodies by starting at a seriously young age could backfire. Personal experience at the intersection of early breastfeeding and a perfectly lovely lasagna resulted in a daughter who didn't eat tomatoes until some time last year - at the age of 34!

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