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{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real} ~ Jan. 13, 2012

Wow! What a week this has been! Both Girl and Man of the House have been sick, though with different illnesses. In fact, Man of the House even ended up in the ER in the middle of the night after horrible coughing for two hours and difficulty breathing. He was given a breathing treatment and lots of meds, for which we are thankful. I'm happy to say he's on the mend, but he has quite a way to go yet to be back to 100%. Thankfully, Girl of the House is perfectly well now. It's been a tiring week for all of us!


It snowed yesterday! We've been told that we usually have snow in December, but this year the first snowfall came late. The wind yesterday was strong and the cold was so bitter! The snow has made odd patterns on the ground. In some places the grass is sticking up through the snow, but in others the drifts went up to my knees! Very {pretty}!


Girl Out of the House took some pictures of my beloved and me while she and her beloved were here for Christmas. I can't tell you how {happy} this man makes me!


Girl of the House, an aspiring novelist, got this T-shirt for Christmas. It's {funny} but true!


This week has had more than its fair share of illness, doctors, and medicine. These are just some of the medications Man of the House is taking. We are thankful for modern healthcare, but we will all be {real}-ly glad when everyone is well!

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  1. Yeah. If you aren't careful and end up in my novel, you will either die or be maimed. Or just be a passing person in the street. :P


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