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A Letter from Danielle for October ’22
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  A Letter from Danielle for October ’22
Hi Everyone, I hope you are hitting your stride as October begins, and you are enjoying the fall. I love October—the crisp, cooler weather and the pace that picks up as we settle into fall after the summer. We all need the vacation time we try to get in the summer, with family gatherings, bare […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for September ’22
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  A Letter from Danielle for September ’22
Hi Everyone, I hope you’ve had a great summer, did some fun things, took time off from work, and got to do what you enjoy. I had a week’s vacation with my children in July, and even a week was great, to get away from daily routine. And the day after I got back, I […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for August ’22
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  A Letter from Danielle for August ’22
Hi Everyone, I hope that you are doing well and that life is rolling smoothly for you, and you’ve managed to take some time off this summer to relax and enjoy yourself. Everything seems more precious now after battling Covid for two years—and the isolation and confinements, and constant concern with health measures. It’s not […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for July ’22
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  A Letter from Danielle for July ’22
Hi Everyone, Summer is here at last!!! The July Fourth holiday kicked it off with a big start, with picnics, barbecues, parades, hot dogs, hamburgers, fried chicken, apple pie, and all the foods we associate with the Fourth. And fireworks shows!!! Hopefully, you’re planning a summer vacation, some rest from work, and some relaxing time somewhere that […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for June ’22
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  A Letter from Danielle for June ’22
Hi Everyone, I hope you’ve had a good week. Summer has arrived and I love it, although things have been a little hectic lately, with big projects and writing, family plans, and a massive purge/spring cleaning I did in my closets!!! It was an ambitious project, fun to weed things out that I don’t wear […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for May ’22
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  A Letter from Danielle for May ’22
Hi Everyone, I love the month of May!!! The weather is usually lovely by then, and it feels like spring. May 1, May Day, is Labor Day in France, and everyone gives others sprigs of lily of the valley for good luck: I love its delicate scent. And there are stands which sell it on […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for April ’22
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  A Letter from Danielle for April ’22
Hi Everyone. Well, officially spring is slowly getting here, although dragging its feet a little. But we have some key reminders of spring. (Now for some warm weather!!) Easter is always a good reminder of spring. And I’ve said before, my favorite thing about Easter, religiously, applies to everyone of all and no religions: Resurrection. […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for March ’22
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  A Letter from Danielle for March ’22
Hi Everyone, I don’t know about you, but I am SOOOO READY for spring. It’s been a grisly grim gray winter without much sun and I am so tired of the dreary weather, and spring is not almost here. We still have a way to go, and I’ve been in snowstorms in New York in […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for February ’22
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  A Letter from Danielle for February ’22
Hi Everyone, After the quiet month of January, recovering from the holidays, things start to get lively again in February. Some schools have a ski break vacation, and it’s great if you can get to the snow and enjoy it, instead of just shoveling it in your driveway to get to work, or not-so-enjoyable slush […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for January ’22
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  A Letter from Danielle for January ’22
Hi everyone, We’ve started a new year, hopefully a healthier and easier one than the past two years. We start with a clean slate, full of hope for the future. January is often a quiet month of hibernation, the holiday festivities are over, the weather tends to be bad in most places, and it’s a […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for December ’21
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  A Letter from Danielle for December ’21
Hi Everyone, I LOVE December. And I love the holidays. Blessed with a big family, Christmas has always been a BIG deal at our home—baking brownies, wrapping gifts, seeing friends, my children coming home, and all of us flying in to be together. All of our traditions mean a lot to us, decorating the trees […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for November ’21
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  A Letter from Danielle for November ’21
Hi everyone, November is a cozy month with the promise of the holidays at the end of it. The weather is cold in most places and it’s a great time to tuck in and read. At the end of the month, we have Thanksgiving—a holiday based on gratitude, inspired by friendship, and a wonderful time […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for October ’21
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  A Letter from Danielle for October ’21
Hi everyone!! October is one of my favorite months. The weather is brisk andcool in most places, but not cold yet, and there is a special kind of energy in the air that I always find invigorating. Fall is in full swing, the leaves are falling, winter is coming—but not there yet. I love the […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for September ’21
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  A Letter from Danielle for September ’21
Hi everyone, For anyone with school age children, September is the busiest month of the year. I remember how super busy it was for me with nine children in school—dashing around for school supplies, figuring out their schedules, organizeing car pools, setting up extracurricular lessons, driving everyone to all their activities . . . and […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for August ’21
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  A Letter from Danielle for August ’21
Hi Everyone!!! August always takes me by surprise, since it marks the halfway point in the summer. One just gets used to vacation rhythms and some time off—and suddenly back-to-school thoughts, car pools, school supplies, soccer games, fall projects at work, and new plans creep back into our heads. But keep in mind that you […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for July ’21
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  A Letter from Danielle for July ’21
Hi Everyone, Well, it’s here at last: Summer!!! I hope that means you’ll get some beach time, or some hammock time under a tree—just some downtime to relax and read and dream after the last stressful year. We’ve all earned a break —and as things improve, we deserve some vacation time, with friends or family, […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for June ’21
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  A Letter from Danielle for June ’21
Hello Everyone, Ahhh, it’s finally spring—and almost summer! Memorial Day weekend unofficially opens the summer season. After a cold winter, I am ready for some good weather, and warmer days. June is full of the anticipation of summer. I know we’re all ready to see the last of the pandemic so we can get back […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for May ’21
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  A Letter from Danielle for May ’21
Hi Everyone, May is one of my favorite months. No matter how chilly April is, in some places in May spring finally arrives in all its glory, with flowers and green gently covering the ground and the trees after the bleak gray of winter. Everything comes to life again, in a rainbow of colors! And […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for April ’21
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  A Letter from Danielle for April ’21
Hi Everyone, I hope that spring is here wherever you are, and I hope that the Covid situation is improving in your area. It has been a long haul so far, and one of the great escapes is reading a good book. And hopefully the general situation will be better soon. I used to dye […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for March ’21
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  A Letter from Danielle for March ’21
Hi everyone!! Well, we’re inching our way toward spring and it’s been a challenging few months, but we’re hanging in. One of the great pleasures of these winter days, even in normal times, is curling up with a good book, and letting our imaginations soar. And in confinement or staying home to be careful, what […] Read more