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[livejournal.com profile] casacorona was talking about Christmas Tree traditions in her journal, and I once again was reminiscing about the snoopy ornaments. I've mentionned them here before. I'm gonna do so again.

Here is what I said over there:

we have SNOOPIES! ;)

my parent's neighbors at our first house, shortly after I was born, were a DEAR DEAR couple who's only son was grown and gone, and whose grandkids did not live in town. My grandparents were not in town.

Mom and Auntie May were true kindred spirits.

They became Auntie May and Uncle Judd to my sister and I, and we stayed close even after we moved houses. They were like surrogate grandparents, and they were just AWESOME. I LOVED going to lunch there. They had an old style "lunch room" and Auntie May served Tomato SOup with noodles in it, and we could put BUTTER in the soup (oh the decadence) and there were always grilled cheese sandwiches to go with it. YUM!

Anyway, back on topic. ;). (Now that I am HUNGRY!). One year, when I was quite little, Auntie May and Uncle Judd gave my sister and I a set of Skiing Snoopy Christmas ornaments. We LOVED them then, and they are still my favorite ornaments today. Putting them on the tree fills me with silly silly joy (plus, the snoopies, they are just Troublemakers!).

You can see one of them in this photo. Please ignore the other goofball ;).
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My sister's band, TUIAS is playing a gig in Toronto this Saturday, December 9.

TUIAS

December, 9 2006 at Cameron House
408 Queen St West, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: $8

Tuias is honored to share the stage with Blue Venus on their first appearance in Toronto.

They are onstage around 10PM, I think.

More information and some of their music can be found at their myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/tuias

They play a fun and eclectic mix of music, and I wish *I* could be there.

/PSA ;).
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So, it turns out that Panthea (my sister) and Jungle (her partner) have a Myspace page for their band, TUIAS. I did not KNOW this (and only found out via google - you'd think they might TELL me or something :). They have sound clips up and a bit of info about their new EP. Sooooo, you are all now directed to go look and listen and if you want to buy a CD, well, I can hook you up ;).

Go Here: TUIAS on Myspace
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When Mom saw me this morning, the first words out of her mouth were: "It must be your birthday. Nothing else could bring such a smile to your face. Except maybe a boy."

I *LOVE* my mom.

The smile only got bigger when I saw the bevy of birthday wishes here - thank you ALL!

So far the day has been lovely! It is sunny and warm for the first time in YEARS on my birthday. And I didn't have to rush into work and I had a leisurely shower and painted my toenails (a bronze tone - lovely!) and I am wearing my FAVORITE sparkly horse shirt that my sister gave me. And I had yummy coffee and a sticky bun for breakfast.

And though the horses were where they didn't belong (the gate wasn't double safety latched and they let themselves in near the barn) they were great about going out. And I got horse time and Indy smooches before work, and I plan a short day here. And sushi, or maybe a salad roll, for lunch!

And I am going to get my hair coloured later, I think. And I'll see Cara Lee. And I shall ride in the sunshine, and we are going to have a spaghetti feed for supper. And there have been puppy smooches and will be more and our neighbors found their awol puppy (thank GOODNESS!) and life, it is good!

AND, last night, I rode Joy for the first time since the clinic. It was in the round pen (giving us both our comfort zone) and it was WONDERFUL. We still have our issues, of course, but I found a happy stirrup length medium for now, and when I was itching the nasty mosquito bite sweet joy TOTALLY offered to itch it for me if that would help. *sweetie* And, stuff I learned at the clinic was totally helping. So YAY!

This year is starting out right. Any day I can wake with a smile on my face and keep it there for hours is good by me!

Thanks, you all!

ETA, for posterity, horoscope!
From Georgia Nicols
If Your Birthday Is Today
Actor Liam Neeson (1952) shares your birthday. You're very entertaining and charming. People love being in your company. IN part this is because you know how to please them. You always have your finger on the pulse of the public. You understand trends and society. You're earthy and sensuous. (And sometimes shocking.) You're very loyal to loved ones. In the year ahead, an important choice will arise. Choose wisely.



Hmmm. a choice, eh? INNNNNNNNNNTERRRESTInNG. VERRRRRRRRRRRRY INTERESTING. / silly fake eastern european accent. :D.

Whoo!

Apr. 24th, 2006 03:25 pm
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My sister and her partner have had 45 secs of one of their songs picked up for a CBC show! *WHEE*
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[livejournal.com profile] jenlev's latest post on being and Saturday AM coffee got me thinking, and so, I wanted to cross post my comment here.

this morning, I am trying to balance "being" with my coffee and the view and a sense of peace with the fact that I should be working on my resume, and the reality that I feel guilty for not being outside with the family helping with the chores and the fact that I would love to have the sense of self to enjoy my coffee and then go out at leisure and ride, and watch lambs and just enjoy. And perhaps knit or weave or work on a leather project i have in mind.

*sigh*

Being is hard for me because even when my time is my own - perhaps ESPECIALLY when my time is my own - I struggle with all the things I want to /should want to /just plain SHOULD do.

There is a quote from someone - a woman, I know that - which says "Don't should all over yourself," and so, I am trying to enjoy where I am at, and what I have done this morning already.

and now, my exercise ball and mat call as I am STIFF from aikido last night. ;)
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So, while I was out getting lunch -- actually, aside for lunch: Salad Rolls from oriental food market, eaten IN THE PARK because it is finally close enough to spring to do that again, followed by ginger green tea, a flax bar and a new mug for the office cuz I am sick of drinking out of whatever mug is available here -- while I was out, mom must have stopped by. Because my sister - Panthea - and her partner - Jungle L's new EP was sitting on my desk. Listening to it now. It's not my usual music gig, but I Am. Duly. Impressed. I am So. Proud ;).

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