Jul. 30th, 2010 08:54 pm
So, I all of a sudden realized that my Father and Aunt coming out here could get awkward. My mom lives here, and while they could be civil, I am not sure that it would be good for her. Well, okay... Why don't we go out there?

I don't know why that hadn't occurred to me. So, we are tentatively setting up plans to go out there May or June next year. My Aunt Bithy is so very excited. I won't know how my dad feels until next week probably. I figure this will just be easier. Plus, Jonathan gets to see a city East of the Mississippi.

I need luggage. I am going to have to get travel plans in order. Bithy has offered her spare room, so we don't have to worry about a hotel. That leaves airfare and car rental. We can take Little Human's car seat with us.



Jul. 4th, 2009 08:05 pm
Internet is up. It was actually up on the 1st, but the computer was buried and we had to have anew phone jack put in. But it is up now, and running.

The house is great, but I am having stress because we have so much crap! It is everywhere! It will all get dealt with. Most everything is here now except the stuff that was in the attic of the old house, and a few odds and ends. We need a shed, but realistically, even if we bought it tomorrow, it prolly wouldn't be up til next month. *sigh*

We do have beautiful views, and today we had a huge double rainbow that landed in the lot behind the house. It was spectacular.

Our next door neighbor is a lovely woman. Probably around my moms age, maybe a little older. She is nice to talk to and I like her a lot. I do think we may have a little busy body syndrome, but hopefully we won't be doing anything to incur her wrath.

My friend Sean will probably never help me do anything ever again. Jonathan rented a 14' truck instead of a 20' and so it took two loads and massive amounts of effort. Sean is a Godsend though.

I don't know what to call this house. The old one was The Duck's Nest, and since no one ever went there, I am tempted to just carry the name over to the new one. We were toying with The Duck's Asylum, since it is an asylum of sorts (in all meanings of that word), but it doesn't have the same ring to it. The Asylum would work, but doesn't bring my ducky love into the mix (*ahem*). What does everyone else think? I would make a poll, but haven't done so before now, and don't feel like figuring it out right this moment. Maybe tomorrow...


Apr. 27th, 2009 09:22 am
pandorablue: (roses)
I missed my 7th Day of Happy yesterday! It just kind of got away from me.

As I was packing my jewelry boxes yesterday, I was going through my jewelry. Packing my jewelry boxes is no small task, I have 5 of them. Picking through each piece and remembering the story behind it, whether sad or happy, was nice. Not to mention the lovely newer acquisitions from [ profile] elegantdreams made me happy.

-There is the hematite crescent moon necklace that a lovely customer at the art store was wearing one day. I told her I liked it, and she gave it to me right there, even though she had just bought it at a trade show.

-The black seed pearl necklace that was made just for me by another customer at the art store. I need to restring it, because it is getting weak, but it is still one of my favorites.

-The red and black necklace and red rhinestone bracelet that was given to me on Valentines day by an exboyfriend. It was unexpected, and I hadn't realized how good at gift giving he was.

-My collar, made with love by [ profile] ohno_jonathan_o. I don't wear it much anymore, but I need to.

-My grandfathers security guard badge. I don't know why I have it, but it is in his jewelry box, and I like to look at it often.

Then there are the boxes themselves.
-My grandfather's box. It simple and clean and masculine.
-My upright cherry wood box that mom got me 10 years ago or so. It's not really me anymore, but I still love it.
-My little box that was a gift from my friend in Gallup. I need to call her, because she now has a son 1 day younger than mine, and I have missed her!
-The beautiful silver plated box that my mom got me 2 years ago. It has a raised woodrose design.
-And last but not least, the one I bought from ~n~. It is an upright with a mirrored door that has an etched rose. We all know how I feel about roses.

Sorry, rambling is over now...


Jan. 15th, 2009 11:01 am
I found my non blood/picked cousin on Facebook. It was a long shot, but if he was going to be on one of the networking sites, it would have been FB. I haven't talked to him in years. It is so nice to find people that you have missed terribly. He is remarried with two stepkids and a Harley. I am slightly amused.

[ profile] rubye_tuesday sent me to a journal of a guy who drives a cab in New Orleans. He is an interesting man and am looking forward to picking his brain and just generally having a new online friend.

Little Human is driving me nuts. He has learned how to climb on furniture. Nothing is safe!!!!

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Jun. 11th, 2008 11:44 am
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Feb. 7th, 2007 07:45 pm
From [ profile] elegantdreams

All I want to know is Twelve things you passionately love.
I don't care if they are names I can't make reference to, colors, sounds, places you've been, moments you remember, a song in your head, a word, a touch, a flower you saw twenty years ago and can't forget, a letter someone wrote, your mom, your child, the idea of having a child, ... anything, everything... and please don't feel limited to 12... if you have 20, 50 or 100 I'll be more than overjoyed. And, if you don't want to post to "all of your friends" please simply hit "reply" and let me know.
I won't share, I won't repost, I won't abuse, negate, or say a damn thing about it.
I'm just feeling a bit blessed in some respects and down in others and would love the outpouring of what my friends find in life to love and sustain them.
Not a requirement, just a blessing I'd love to share. Please, if you can find the time... now hard is it to type out ten things you adore in life?
And, if I'm right by the people I've chose for friendship, perhaps you're reassess and truly appreciate that which you do love so much. Thank you ahead of time and I guarantee a formal thanks for anything that hits my inbox.

now the one thing i will change here is this, if you post to my journal, it will be public, I want to know what makes people happy, what they want and need and hope for in life, it makes me remember what life is all about, and I would love for everyone to share...however, if you feel OK telling me, and not the general public, email me at, and just to be fair, I will add mine on here...


1. The beautiful life growing inside of me. Sometimes I think I am not ready, but if I waited until I was ready, would I ever have children?

2. My Mom, who gave up so much to keep me safe. She has been the person that I want to grow up to be.

3. Jonathan, who probably isn't feeling to much love coming from me right now, because of circumstances. Thank you for all of the love and kindness that you have and keep showing me (especially now).

4. My Paddywagon, which is the greatest sweetest cat. I am entirely too attached to him, and lately he has been feeling unloved as well.

5. Tori Amos, whose music changed my life. The passion that is expressed in her music makes my heart lift.

6. The color of blue that the sky turns right before the sun is completely gone. Between the indigo of the night sky, and the yellow of the setting sun. *sigh*

7. My true friends, that stick around no matter how shitty I treat them. I don't deserve their love, and yet I am so grateful for it.

8. Music in general. If it moves me, I am an instat fan. I can feel it in my veins, and wish that it would never stop.

9. Books. I love the way they feel in my hands, the way that they smell when you turn the pages, The way that you can lose yourself for a little while, and the real world ceases to exist.

10. The white sanded cove near Tampa Bay, FL. It was quiet and beautiful. Dolphins came within 20 feet of me and the water was so clear. It is my meditation space.

11. My collection of ceramic ducks. I have managed to get a beautiful collection, to the point that I don't have room for all of them. These aren't figurines, either. They are large (smallest about 12" long). I think my favorite is still my big green one that I got a few years ago from my mom.

12. Black Pearls. Not perfect round ones, but the ones that are slightly odd shaped. The warmth that they absorb from your body heat, and the way that they color shift in the light.

13. Gypsy Roses. They are an un-patented variety, but they make the most perfect big beautiful red blooms. I love roses of all kinds, but these are my favorite.

I will add more as I think of them...


Sep. 22nd, 2006 07:06 pm
This is odd. I have been finding stuff nline about my father's family. I really don't know why. I think it was mostly the idea of wanting to send him a letter saying despite everything he did to try to fuck me up, I'm still okay.
When I got home today there was a letter in my box, postmarked from Philadelphia, and with the return name of Stein. I had no idea who it was, but it turns out that it was his sister. I haven't read it. I just opened it and saw my cousin's names, and I put it back in the envelope. I don't know if I want to read it. I don't know that I want to hear anything that this woman that I haven't seen or heard from for 23 years has to say. I haven't heard from my father in 15 years. I haven't really wanted to.
I knew they could find me. My number is listed, and I haven't changed m name. I just think it's odd that she chose now, when I had just started looking for them, sort of, to mail me a letter. I am now a nervous wreck. I will probably read it at some point, I just don't know when.



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