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Today's blatherpic was one of my Christmas presents...a gift from my sis-in-law and is one of my favourite mother-daughter portraits ever.

First day back at work today. I've decided to take an hour or two and scan some of the extra pics I received from my Nahanni trip friends to add to the trip report...those should be appearing this afternoon, if you're interested. :-)

Dear lord. Doug just came into the office with a giant tube full of nearly a hundred mini-chocolate bars. So much for my resolution to eat more healthy food this coming year...

Sunday, December 26th, 1999

As usual, Christmas was over in a flash...a flurry of last-minute gift wrapping, hugging of relatives, plates of brandy-filled chocolates and plum pudding. Some people loathe doing the "family thing"; I guess I'm the odd sort of actually likes it.

Jeff's still sick...looks like he may have bronchitis or pneumonia. :-( Neither of us got much sleep last night because of his coughing; I'm going to sleep out in the living room tonight. If you'd like to send him a get well note (he's feeling a bit down because of being sick for so long), please do send him an e-mail.

Going back to work tomorrow. Our friend Scott D. is visiting from Germany and will be staying with us starting tomorrow through Jan.2nd...hope he doesn't catch our bug!

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