A recent conversation over cell text messaging:
Me: Happy Birthday!
Friend: Whose birthday?
Me: Your birthday! Last year we celebrated on November 22nd. Today is the 22nd, so happy birthday!
Friend: Thank you for your blessing. I am very moved by your love, but my birthday is not coming. It is October 18th in the
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Building the tree! This year we started a new family tradition that is actually affordable living here: cloved oranges! 4 oranges: 12 cents. 1 pound of cloves: USD$4. Sticking oranges full of clove patterns with friends: priceless.
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This Thanksgiving season, we’re especially thankful for our tutors who work with us three hours every day. They help our pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary. Mostly, they don’t laugh too hard.
This kid leash is used to help children walk, much like training wheels on a bicycle.
A new pastime at our local children’s park. Roll on!
In the end, Sandra was still craving stuffing. So we had a small “traditional” Thanksgiving dinner at our home with two friends. Our menu included pumpkin curry soup, cranberry stuffing, roast duck, garlic mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie.
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