Thursday, December 20, 2007
Merry Christmas !
I love to get Christmas letters, to hear about what everyone is doing. But, I usually don’t seem to actually do one for myself. So, I thought maybe I will just do a Christmas blog instead!
We have had some wonderful trips this year, the highlight being Italy. I also managed to get back to visit Sharon in New Jersey, and we made a quick trip to Napa Valley. For Christmas, we will be heading to Tucson where the Norman’s will be gathering. (click on the links and you will have pictures and more information than you ever wanted!)
Roy continues to be the car nut, and has recently bought a 41-year old Jaguar. Its very pretty.
I took sabbatical (8-week vacation) this year, and had a chance to spend some time in my studio, as well as take a painting class. I have also started doing Yoga. I am building strength and flexibility for the positions, but still really struggle with the part where you are supposed to relax and not think of anything (typically, my mind is drifting towards lunch). After getting back from sabbatical, I had come to the conclusion that I needed to move on, fortunately Marvell downsized and gave me a nice package! So I’m back on sabbatical, but need to decide what next.
My most surprising accomplishment (at least to me) is blogging, taking time to reflect and write about things I have done or read. This is post #72 (since February when I started). Its nice to be able to share with friends and family food ideas, or books they might like to read (or not). I even like the writing part, striving to be concise but witty (and thankful for spell checkers). I just hope that all of you like to read it as much as I like to write!
May you have a wonderful Christmas, enjoying all the good things that come with the season.
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