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A Letter from Danielle for August ‘16
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  A Letter from Danielle for August ‘16
Hi Everyone, I hope you’ve gotten some time off this summer, and if you haven’t done so yet, I hope that you still have some vacation time coming your way in August. We all need a break when we can manage it! August always seems a little bittersweet to me—the weather is still warm, it’s still officially [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for April ‘16
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  A Letter from Danielle for April ‘16
Hi Everyone, The month of April conjures up springtime and flowers, which is a nice image of the month – but not always true! I’ve been caught in snowstorms in New York and other cities (Chicago) as late as mid-April, so winter may not be entirely over. But let’s hope the weather will get [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for March ‘16
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  A Letter from Danielle for March ‘16
Hi Everyone, I hope that last month was a good one for you, and that Valentine’s Day turned out the way you wanted. That’s always a dicey day, with lots of hopes, and not always so easy to have it go the way you plan. So I hope it was a good one!!! And here [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for February ‘16
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  A Letter from Danielle for February ‘16
Hi Everyone, I hope that things are going along well for you. We’ve got some holidays coming up in February – President’s Day, which gives us a long weekend (always welcome!!!), Groundhog Day, which always seems a little silly to me after the classic Bill Murray movie of the same name, Chinese New Year, which [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for January ‘16
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  A Letter from Danielle for January ‘16
Hi Everyone, Happy New Year! Whether they were wonderful and just what we hoped, or fell short in some way, I suspect we’re all grateful to have made it through the holidays. On the heels of Thanksgiving, December packs a real punch: Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Our budgets stretched to buy gifts for those [...] Read more
A Note from Danielle for December ‘15
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  A Note from Danielle for December ‘15
Hi Everyone, I think December is my favorite time of year. I love the summer months (when I get to be lazy, which is never often enough) and the energized feeling of September, but December is truly magical. It’s filled with happy memories of my childhood holidays. Growing up, Christmas was a big deal in [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for November ‘15
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  A Letter from Danielle for November ‘15
Hi Everyone, We’re starting into the early part of winter now, with the holidays drawing near. It can be the best part, or sometimes the most challenging part. But Thanksgiving is a very special holiday. At first glance, it appears to be all about food, and all the traditional things we like to eat on [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for October ‘15
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  A Letter from Danielle for October ‘15
Hi Friends, After some down time in the summer (never much, since I was working on a book and ‘taking it easy’ is never my strong suit), September always picks up the pace. I always get busier as I leap into fall, with plans and projects for the coming months. Things tend to speed up a [...] Read more
A Letter From Danielle for September ‘15
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  A Letter From Danielle for September ‘15
Hi Friends, September is one of my favorite months of the year, probably left over from my school days. And for years, it was my busiest month. With 9 kids to outfit, organize and get ready for school-lots of fun trips to the 5 and 10 for pencils, notebooks, erasers and lunch boxes (with Super hero [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for August ‘15
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  A Letter from Danielle for August ‘15
Hi Everyone, Well, the weather is certainly right to be writing a summer newsletter!! As I write this, we’ve had 105 degree weather in a heat wave in Paris, the first in several years. We’ve had cold rainy June and July months for several years now, and this harks back more to the summer weather in [...] Read more