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But wait – there’s more…snow on Monday! Not unusual for Chicago or Cleveland, but for those of us living in the chaparral it’s always an event. And .37″ is enough for the dogs to have a “wheelie” good time in! (see link!) http://gallery.me.com/annmarie_oconnor#100065

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Finally some rain! I fed the dogs and cats, filled the bird feeders and went back to bed. Kept waking up to wind and plop and patter only to doze off again. Is there anything better than being warm and dry when it’s cold and wet? Especially if you’re a rain beetle? “After a slow soaking rain—one or more inches— …

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Wow! That really was a Super Bowl!! Won’t tell you who my favorite team is, too many haters out there, but gotta say I’m happy for the Steelers and the Rooneys. In an era of instant gratification and the ruthless pursuit of perfection, the Rooney’s know that teams are built, not bought (Jerry Jones, Dan Snyder, take note). I respect …

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Yeah, okay, so I live in one of the most expensive zip codes in the world, but it’s January and 60 degrees, sunny with no wind. I think I’ll stay. Pine siskins “z” ing at the thistle feeder and lesser goldfinches trying to bat them off. In the feeder next to them house finches, tit mice, and white-crowned sparrows take …

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I’ve had a lot of people asking when the next Franco is coming out and I honestly don’t know. She leased the apartment that she had in my head to some other characters, and while it’s good that her name’s still on the contract it’s been a while since I’ve seen her…

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Yes, that’s pretty much what my office looks like. Jessica took liberties with the green wall and darker floor (which make me want to remodel), the view is more chapparal than grassland, and I’ve never seen the moon hanging that close to my window. And I don’t have raven on my chair.

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What was I thinking?!? My very first post should have been a huge shout out to Jessica Miller at Corvus Design Studio (www.corvusart.com) for her phenomenal website design. I gave Jessica a vague description of what I wanted and on her very first submission she managed to capture exactly what I wanted. I love her creativity and intuitive grasp of …

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Hi! Welcome to 2009 and welcome to my blog spot! I’m pleased it’s up and running in time for the new year. More than even the new year, for this is a new time. Of both endings and beginnings, but rather than cling to what is past I’m excited about diving into the future, with all it’s possibilities, challenges and …