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Life Goes On...

Kaleb headed home this afternoon, snow and all. He made it home fine, though he couldn't get in their driveway due to the amount of snow. Kaitlin will be heading home tomorrow morning, so we will again have an empty nest. I'll have to go thru the adjustment again, darn it! It's been a lot of fun having the kids home for the holidays. Now it's back to regular work hours instead of holiday weeks. My assistant is having back/neck surgery on Tuesday and will be off anywhere from 2-4 weeks, so it's going to be a busy January!

Tomorrow night I am meeting three high school friends for dinner. Two of us get together fairly regularly, and the third lives in Nebraska. We haven't seen her in years. It will be a lot of fun. Watch out Applebee's @ Maple & Ridge!

We got the Christmas decorations put up today. I gathered everything together while Kaitlin packed everything up, and Corby took it out to the garage for us. The house is back to normal, whatever that is!

Current music: Susan Boyle's awesome debut CD "I Dreamed a Dream"...

I'll be starting a new book tonight, but have yet to pick it. I finished the latest J.A. Jance novel last night...

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