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Archive for January, 2011

01/31/2011

Tournament Time

Hockey tournament in Ellenton this coming weekend, Feb. 4-6. It’s the Florida Women’s Hockey League state championships, actually.   I always anticipate a good hockey weekend—visualize the perfect plays and all the happy things that can happen on the ice, plus the off-ice camaraderie—but the responsibility for hosting a tournament falls to the home ice […]

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01/24/2011

Growth

Started a garden this weekend. Pa came over with some boards and built a box to keep the good soil from dispersing among the sand. Not doing that last time was our first mistake—and the only one it took to doom our veggies, save for that plucky head of lettuce that emerged, surprisingly, among the […]

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01/17/2011

The Old Crowd

I’d been looking forward to Friday all last week: dinner and a show with CCB, Mrs. Harrible and Little J—the perfect segue into a Saturday with absolutely nothing scheduled, save for sunbathing and catching up on ESPN: The Magazine in the back yard.   The four of us met for dinner Friday night at Captain […]

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01/10/2011

Fit

Whew, another whirlwind hockey weekend behind me. Finished Ms Conduct tournament game four in Coral Springs at 1 p.m. Sunday, and Mrs. Harrible and I still made it to Ellenton for the second two periods of our 4 p.m. Revolution game. (No laws were broken in the writing of this blog.)   Turns out I’m […]

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01/4/2011

12 Crazy Days

Wow, well, the last two weeks have been everything I hoped—and feared—they would be: hectic, stressful, heartwarming and awesome. 2010 went out with a bang.   Day one of vacation, Christmas Eve, I awoke to my phone ringing at 8:30 a.m. It was an 800 number, though, and it only rang twice, so…whatever. Then I […]

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