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  1. My Books of 2008

    Those who are chat regulars know that I am usually either doing one of two things when in chat. I'm either working on my art or reading my current book, which I usually recommend since most of TAT are pretty big book fans. So this is my first Book Blog of all the books I've read this year. I will put in the links to the books from amazon.com so that you may read the description. They are in order of being read.

    1. Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors. 10/10
    Probably one of the ...
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  2. Christmas is coming!

    Christmas is when I am really glad to have kids, so I can indulge them (and myself) in all the silly traditions that make Christmas special.

    We have started already by making our Christmas pudding - this is made in November - and everyone has to stir it while saying "Go mbeimid beo ag an am seo aris", which translates as "May we all be alive at this time again". The Christmas cakes are also baked, and the kids are looking forward to icing them. Christmas cookies, ...
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  3. BEST 2008 WTA MATCHES

    (1)Serena Williams defeated Venus Williams 7-6(6), 7-6(7): United States Open QF
    (2)Serena Williams defeated Jelena Jankovic 6-4, 7-5: United States Open F
    (3)Venus Williams defeated Serena Williams 7-5, 6-4: Wimbledon F
    (4)Ana Ivanovic defeated Jelena Jankovic 6-4, 3-6, 6-4: French Open SF
    (5)Ana Ivanovic defeated Nathalie Dechy 6-7(2), 7-6(3), 10-8: Wimbledon R64
    (6)Dinara Safina defeated Maria Sharapova 6-7(6), 7-6(5), 6-2: French Open R16
    (7)Elena ...
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  4. The Thanksgiving Gratitude List

    Main Entry: grat·i·tude

    Function: noun
    Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French or Medieval Latin; Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin gratitudo, from Latin gratus grateful
    Date: 1523
    : the state of being grateful : thankfulness


    Thanksgiving just seems like the most appropriate time to post a Gratitude List to the blogs. So here's a quick ten things I find myself incredibly thankful for as I type this:

    1. My health: ...
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  5. Thanksgiving - still learning about life and how to live it

    I am writing this in an almost "diary" mode in the hopes that it can touch someone else. My life is going great so there should be no feeling of pity for me in any way and I certainly do not share my story to evoke any emotion toward me whatsoever. We will be meeting my niece and her baby for the first time since my sisters death as she was a week away from delivery at the time and did not make it northward for the funeral. Part of me is quite happy about it and part of me just doesn't ...
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