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So, Merry Christmas 2011!! A quiet day around here. It's funny..I ran into a neighbor yesterday in Fred Meyer. He commented how he noticed how our house has "quieted down".  Sigh.  But anyways, Christmas. The girls were spoiled of course. I made a big dinner, which is ironic because it was about 10x too large for us.  I got a pasta maker and am obsessed with making fresh pasta with turkey eggs.  To top off the day our dog Ruby, who we didn't know was pregnant, has just given birth to 3 pups. They are clearly half Karelian Bear dogs. Oops. Time to get her fixed...we just didn't know she was in the position to get bred.  Just another thing to add to the list before the move to California.  On that front, I am applying for a job on January 1 with the Sonoma County Public Defender.  As such, I will be keeping this blog private for a long, long time.  I will continue writing on it.  I have to figure out an easy way to get photos from my iPhone to the blog.  I have ema…
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So, Kadee's first concert! She is in the green on the right. I sat in the dark and cried. Cried with pride and the passage of time. I'm not sure that I have the right choices for our life. But big changes are coming. A job has opened up in Santa Rosa and I am applying.





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So, it looks likely that we will be moving to Santa Rosa within the next 6 or 8 months. I feel Alaska passing behind me as keenly as a blade. God I will miss this place until I can come back. But I am realizing something that I should have known a long, long time ago. After your health and the safety of your family, money is the most important thing in the world. I'm sorry, but it is. You only live once. And money is the key to happiness. I want my girls to have horses. Travel. Take music lessons. Want for nothing. And money is the key to it all. So we must leave. Start 'over' again in California. We will buy a convertible. Go for dinner in San Fran. Go to Tuscany. Darwin. Maui. Get horses. I will drink good wine and eat good beef. I will work hard and, for once, be paid for my considerable talents as a lawyer. And until then, I will enjoy every day in this magical place. There will be no day too cold or dark.  I am still bored.  But I have started learning Spanish.  Soo…