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September Memos…

 

…yes, I know, I know!ย  It’s already October…sheesh!

Dear September,

What happened? One minute it was Labor Day weekend and we were sitting around a giant bonfire and eating fried fish; the next I’m turning over the page on the calendar in the kitchen. How exactly did I lose almost 30 days? One of which, by the way, just happened to be my birthday!

Confused and aging fast,

Nan

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Dear DIL,

Thanks so much for helping make the surprise for Son so very much fun. The look on his face when I showed up on your doorstep with a 38-pound box of LEGOs in my arms was priceless.

“Mom?” Son’s expression was one of utter confusion. Struggling to hang onto the box, I replied, “Hi, I brought you your LEGOs.” A big smile replaced knit brows as he repeated joyfully, “Mom!” and gave me a giant hug. Thank heavens he was glad to see me or that could’ve been truly humiliating. Had a ball with you guys! Thanks again for everything!

Love, love, love you,

Ma

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Dear Tiny Ants in My Kitchen,

Gotcha!

Fiendishly,

Nan

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Dear Career,

In general, I love you–copyediting is a pleasure for me and I enjoy making my authors sound as smart as they really are, but hey…this has been a hellacious couple of months and I’m ready for a break. So, I’m taking one…just as soon as I get this last two projects done… Then, I’m going to write! Finish novel #4 and rework #3. Yup, that’s the plan…

Brain-fried, but handling it…for now…

Nan

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Dear Stanford University Campus,

Oh my gosh, I’d forgotten how incredibly beautiful you are. Your buildings and arches are extraordinary and your lawns, art, and fountains, exquisite. Such a treat to spend time walking along your pathways with Son. I’m bursting with pride that he’s studying for his PhD with you.ย  There is a stately feeling of peace on your lovely acres and yet also just a touch of California whimsy. Thoroughly enjoyed my day there.

Collegially,

Nan

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Dear Grandboy,

Was there ever such a sweet-natured baby or one so incredibly cute? I don’t think so. Loved, loved spending time with you, little guy. You are such a good cuddler and your smile lights up a room. I’m so very glad I got to spend my birthday week with you. (And thanks to your Pops for giving me a plane ticket for my birthday! Isn’t he the best?)

Hugs and kisses galore,

Nanny

 

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Dear Santa Cruz,

Wow! Just…wow…

Still amazed,

Nan

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