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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

I'm back from San Francisco and we're staying in Athens

After two weeks of research, much discussion with Jim and others, and soul searching on my part the Holmes Family has decided to stay in Athens, Georgia. I turned down the job offer I had received from Georgetown University Law Library in Washington, D.C. I did so for a variety of reasons which I would be glad to share with you off Blog if you are interested, but won't bother with here and now. Mainly quality of life and cost of living issues. I'm sorry about the impersonal nature of this announcement, but it seemed the fastest and easiest way to reach all of you without multiple phone calls and e-mails. As I am still trying to recover from my weekend in San Francisco and from this decision making process.

I had a great time in SF with about 13 of my old St. John's friends from my years there 1974-1978. I saw some of them nine years ago, but others I hadn't seen for as many as 27 years! We all stayed together at a really cute hotel right near Chinatown called Hotel des Artes. We all had painted rooms. Check mine out.

I hope to post some photos soon. I didn't take any, but others did and I'll share a few when I get them.

Now that I am home Jim is off to Moscow for almost a week. He leaves on Saturday and returns on Thursday.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Cutting the cake

We had a lelo and stitch cake for Emma's 6th birtday party on the 8th of October. It was yummy as you can see.

Emma hula dancing at her 6th birthday party

The girls learning to hula dance

Emma turned six last Friday, October 7. We had a luau theme party with twelve 5 and 6 year old girls. They did the limbo, ate cake and ice cream, opened presents and also learned to hula dance wearing costumes including grass skirts and leis. They all paid so much attention to the great video I bought and really enjoyed the dancing. It was great to watch. The adults looked on and sipped mimosas. All in all a very successful event. Here's a photo or two.

Dr. Helen

Great blog -- check it out: Dr. Helen