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29 Jul, 2006

laundry day

Posted by andrea in: Misc. life

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* pretty clothespins from Nancy (!)

So last night Mark and I had a date. It was lovely. We had dinner at Nicastro’s on Wellington (if you haven’t gone, GO, and don’t forget to order the calamari). We walked around the ‘hood and poked our heads into a furniture store, and then went home to watch a movie. (It was Syriana. Don’t ask me if I understood it.)

The girls are still my in-laws. Mark is playing golf. And I’m listening to the radio and catching up on laundry.

It’s a good day today.


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