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Dear Steve Trevor,

I just left Paradise Island and have moved into my new apartment. Since Christmas is right around the corner I thought I’d give you a hint as to what I’d like to find under my Christmas tree. I would hate for you to spend money on jewelry. How many pairs of gold bracelets does a girl need? I don’t actually know what to do with this machine, but it matches my underoos which I think is pretty cool!

Yours Truly,

Diana Prince

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I don’t think I could ask for a better Thanksgiving morning. Here I am up in Napa sitting on the sofa drinking coffee while listening to the raindrops. Delightful!

I guess I better enjoy the peace & quiet because in a couple of hours the place will fill up with 22 people for Thanksgiving festivities! And sooner than that, or not, my nephew and his 3 college friends will be up searching for breakfast.

Dinner is a potluck of sorts as we’re all bringing something to the table (literally). I’m doing a repeat of last year since they were a hit…green beans with almonds and brussel sprouts with bacon. To be honest, I can’t totally remember if this is the same brussel sprout recipe as last year, but it has bacon in it so it can’t be bad. I converted a handful of people from brussel sprout haters to lovers last year and hope I can convert one or two more this year. The poor brussel sprout gets such a bad wrap and they are SO yummy. It is my mission in life to boost brussel sprouts self-esteem!

Anyhow, I hope to add pics from our festivities later. Until then, I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Ok, here a few pics from Thanksgiving Day. I’d hoped to have more from the weekend, but the stomach flu hit like a punch and we all starting evacuating the premises on Friday. 😦

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On the work front we are definitely in full-swing of Holiday which includes chaos and long, stressful days. I am excited to put the Thanksgiving pressure behind me which should end by this Friday as our time to react to store needs will have passed…barring no big “emergencies”. I’m not even thinking about Christmas until I get thru Thanksgiving or I’ll have a heart attack!

On a personal front, I am extremely excited for Thanksgiving in Napa. We did a headcount yesterday and it looks like we’ll have a little over 20 people. Should be a great celebration….not to mention a 5-day weekend for me. Wohooo!

I was in Napa over the weekend and could not get enough of the vineyards.  Jason, Christie, and I zipped up to Silverado Winery for a quick wine tasting. My word…the view is outstanding! The colors are so stunning I could stare at them for hours.

Sadly, my financial windfall hasn’t hit yet so I’m back in SF and getting ready to start my Monday. Boo. The streets of SF definitely give off a different vibe than those Napa views. Maybe that’s why I appreciate the peacefulness of Napa so much…

Happy Monday, everyone!