Monday, December 28, 2009

Pen Pals

I finally have a pen pal and I am overjoyed because this is a childhood dream come true. Ever since I was a little girl, I have tried to find someone to be my pen pal and I was never successful at it, they would write once or twice and then fade away. So, I am very excited at the prospect of finally getting my wish. Since I never got to do it, I don't know if I will be good at it but because I do love to tell stories, I am going to go for it.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Baking day

Well it is the 23rd of December and , I will spend the day baking pies, cakes and my yummy brownies. For years I spent my christmas day cooking and missed out on all of the festivities, I wasn't using my brain. Now, I cook my christmas feast on the 24th so that I am free on christmas to kick back and watch all of the joy that I have created for my family. Yesterday, I finally got my work title straight, when asked "what do you do," my answer will be aside from, paint, write, read, and play my guitar, I will add, I am an event planner, personal shopper, proprietor of Hummingbird Cottage and oh yes as Charlie reminded me, treasurer. That is a mouth full but I do all of this and more. I create magic and make dreams come true for myself and my family.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Reading fun

I am having so much fun reading all of Stephenie Meyer's books. I read all of the Twilight series and now I am half way through with "The Host," her sci-fi book. I really love her style because she creates her own world and doesn't feel the need to adhere to any of the rules that writers before her have created. She didn't follow any of the more gross rules of vampire stories, fangs, ugly distorted faces and violent scenes of blood orgies, and I appreciate her for that.

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Obama and peace

I may have already said this but President Obama has reason to receive the nobel peace prize because he has not brought peace to the world. Today he spoke about the virtues of war while picking up a prize for peace. He knows damn well that we are not fighting these wars for any righteous reasons. He knows that it is all about, gas, pipelines,poppies and world dominance. They might as well have given it to Bush because he did what Obama is doing now, lying to the people about the agenda of the American government while causing the death of thousands of civilians and soldiers. The prize for peace what a sad joke.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Precious is not my story

This week I got into an interesting discussion about the movie "Precious" which I have not seen and really have no intention of seeing it but, I did read the book several years ago as part of a bookclub, which was titled "Push." Some of the folks in the discussion felt as though the people that didn't like the movie or want to see the movie, were coming from a place of fear, fear of being exposed to or exposure of the ugly secrets in our families and communities. For me, it is not a matter of fear, I just do not want to see this movie. I am never uplifted by ugliness. I do not like stories about rape and sexual abuse, it is not entertaining for me to watch these things. I prefer to positive movies, sci fi, fantasies. Don't get me wrong, I have seen movies with sexual violence in them but, given the choice and knowing the story ahead of time, I am making a decision to not see the movie Precious. The book was very short so, they have added a lot of things to the film, and there are just some images, when given a heads up about certain scenes, that I would rather keep out of my mind.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

I'm exhaling

Now I can exhale because the gathering of sisters is over and who knows when we will all come together again. It was different, and in the last fourteen years that we have not seen each other, we have changed so much physically and mentally. I really didn't talk that much, I mostly sat back and observed everyone. Fourteen years is a long time and frankly speaking there is a definite disconnect between us. People see themselves in me but I really don't see it. There are lots of similarities but still time has divided us and I feel as though I am in the company of strangers. Will I work to change things up, I really don't know. But as first meetings go, it was a good first step.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Daughter and children


What will tomorrow bring

For the first time in 14 years all of my sisters will be in the san francisco bay area and I'm not so sure that I am excited about the idea. I kind of liked being a couple of thousand miles away from the drama but now the gangs all here. I have my detox bath, sage and crystals ready just in case it doesn't go well.