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Bad Cat by Jim Edgar
Bimbos of the Death Sun by Sharyn McCrumb
(Invasion of) The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney
But Not the Hippopotamus by Sandra Boynton
The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
The Conjure Wife by Fritz Leiber
Cork Boat by John Pollack
The Cylons' Secret by Craig Shaw Gardner
Fighting Angel by Pearl S. Buck
The Floppy Friends Go to the Beach by Nancy E. Krulik
Ghost Girl by Torey Hayden
The Girl Who Played Go by Shan Sa
How Long Has This Been Going On? by Ethan Mordden
Kim by Rudyard Kipling
London: The Biography by Peter Ackroyd
McTeague by Frank Norris
Moo, Baa, La La La by Sandra Boynton
Mr. Bounce by Roger Hargreaves
Mr. Funny by Roger Hargreaves
Mr. Noisy by Roger Hargreaves
Mr. Small by Roger Hargreaves
The Museum at Purgatory by Nick Bantock
Not Before Sundown by Johanna Sinisalo
Our Lady of Darkness by Fritz Leiber
Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam
Sagittarius is Bleeding by Peter David
The Secret Science Project That Almost Ate the School by Judy Sierra
Stormy Weather by Carl Hiaasen
Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
The Wilcox Quilts by Robert J. Schleck

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Derrick For Dinner
Indoor Picnic
What's Up Doc?

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Comments for Derrick for Dinner

BreadDerrick For Dinner: 01/28/07

It's official. Derrick is now a bay area resident. He starts his new job tomorrow and we celebrated with our old tradition of "hunk of meat." We had prime rib (much nicer than what we used get), mashed potatoes, mushroom fondue and homemade chocolate pudding (the one thing I made).

While Ian took care of the cooking, I took care of the cleaning. We had straightened up a lot of the living room yesterday there was still room for improvement. I had made things a little worse by cleaning out under the couch last night to find a missing DVD case. Today I had to put away all that "hidden treasure."

I also took care of putting away a lot of Sean's toys and some of our toys (like the telescope) and of course cleaning off the dining room table. Like my grandmother, I have a dining room table that just collects crap all by itself.

Sean was a big help. He ran things downstairs for me. He also threw trash away and took other things to the kitchen. Sometimes he helped by keeping Harriet entertained. He's very good at making her laugh.

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