memiage- memeage?

I'm running a test to see who's reading my posts. So, if you read this, leave me a one-word comment about your day that starts with the third letter of your LJ USERNAME. Only one word please. Then repost*** so I can leave a word for you. Don't just post a word and not copy - that's not as much fun!

*** You don't have to repost.
lavender hair

Please nobody faint!

In the meme time!

The first five people to respond to this post, will get some form of art, by me, about them. I make no guarantees about quality or type, but I will assure that I will give it good effort and that the art will be individual to you, so if you get a mixed CD or some sort of painting doodle, yours is the only one like it.

The only catch, of course; as with most memes, if you sign up, you have to put this in your own journal as well.

Also, I make no promises about response time. I'll try to do them in a timely fashion, but I can't guarantee inspiration will strike immediately ;)

swiped from katiiis who swiped it from pirategrrl-
please make sure I have an address.
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    Whatever Shiva has on his computer

Not a good day!

This is one of my rare updates. I leave in a minute to fly to Houston. My Dad died today. The tears just keep coming and I feel numb. Maybe more later.


Today my house feels a little colder. 2 1/2 years ago I met two abused prairiedogs. For all the harshness they endured, they were sweet, loving, and gentle. Ona, the small one, has had 5 surgeries and 4 rounds of pnuemonia, and asthma; She is still going strong. Lilu had one surgery and we thought was finally haveing her first run with pnuemonia. We were wrong. It turns out that when she made a drastic decline last week it wasn't pnuemonia but lung tumours.

To borrow a tradition from Alchemist and smoocherie, Tonights toast:
Mine: To Liluye, my Lilu!
Chris':I hope she enjoyed her time with us, as much as we did!
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    sad sad


I'm deeply irritated by my brother at the moment! But more on that later.

I was supposed to leave for Houston Wed. evening; except that someone decided to run over the plane. One of the ground-crew lost control of a hydraulic truck and hit the left engine damageing, at a minimum, the outer casing. So we all de-planed and waited to see if we would get out that night. I didn't make it. They gave me a hotel room and food vouchers; which I used. My flight left at 7:10 AM so, I figured I would stay at the airport so Chris and Mel would not have to get up early to take me to the airport, again!
My Parents 50th anniversary party was great fun! I saw cousins and aunts that I have not seen in a while.The food was great the dancing was good! My Dad's toast was beautiful to my Mom! Yay Dad!

Now to my brother.The party was a formal dinner with a sit down meal. The invites were double enveloped with rsvp cards. My Mom had to turn in the final count for attendees 48 hrs prior to the party. My brother calls on Thurs. afternoon(party is Fri at 6:30) to ask if it is ok to bring My neice's friend Amy along. She explained to him that final counts had been turned in; he asked to her to call and check anyway. My Mother was livid and upset, my dad was pissed because he upset Mom. When they arrived with Amy in tow, My Mom pulled my bro aside and explained that the caterer said it was too late, but that Amy was welcome at all the other family events.On Fri afternoon Sarah made a comment about Amy being at the party. My Mom's face fell into complete shock. Amy stormed out of my parents house and slammed the door my sister-in-law was almost behind her. I told my neice Sarah that mom had talked to Jeff about what the caterer had said; she and her mom said yes and they had all discussed it back at the hotel and decided that the little boys wouldn't eat much so there would be plenty for Amy and a seat since the youngest could be held. Then my sister-in-law stormed through the kitchen hitting my sister and shoving her into the fridge, then slamming out the door. My Brother was reemed by his wife and then partially by our mom. So I blame all this stupidity on my brother, who seems to be unable to take responsibility for anything.My sister-in-law has become more hostile over the last year to our mom, won't speak to her, doesn't really want her kids to see my mom, or talk to her. this all started getting worse after my parents wanted to take their oldest daughter to europe for a week as a graduation present. But her mother didn't want her to go and said no. However my brother told my mom that they were still discussing it. So my mom called and said she needed an answer so they could get plane tickets. My sister-in-law went off on my mother, was exceptionally rude to her including bad language-name calling. My mom is 72 there is no reason to be that rude to anyone let alone a 72 year old who is trying to do something nice for her grandaughter. It is equally stupid in that My sister went to europe when she was 17, I went when I was 17, and last but not least Cheri-the-sister-in-law went when she was 17 also!! So why the big deal??
Anywho it was a lot of unneccessary stress and tension my parents didn't need. And yes Amy did come to the party.

Had a blast with my sister and her fiance/husband(whatever) and her daughter.
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    irritated irritated

A Poem.

"SOUL SONG" Jane Crewe

I saw you dance in the moonlight.
I saw you stalk fanciful thoughts.
I saw you stare at the ocean and recognize eternity.
I saw you twitter and giggle like a brook.
I saw you tiptoe around baby birds.
I saw you embrace absurdity with both arms.
I saw you sit quietly under a tree and teach by your active stillness.
I saw you my brother,my son,my mother,my wife...
I saw you stripped of all fleshy lifetimes, in the glittering radiance of your soul.
I saw all this in the conflagration of our souls dancing through time.
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    contemplative contemplative

lazy day!

Just a nice lazy day Chris and Mel snuggled on the coach sleeping- very cute! I'm done with my chores, and can't decide whether to watch tv and read or lay in the jacuzzi tub and read(with candles and a drink), or do both but which order???Hmmmmmmmmm.........
Have a great memorial day!
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    "Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon" Queen

diver down!

Beach dives are fun and verra verra cheap!!!!!!!!
Mel and Chris and I met some friends down at Bradenton beach to dive the molasses barge. The visibilty was very sucky, but still fun- we were wet and in a large group- what more could you ask for???!!!Beer, good company, and squid; beat a cigarette everytime!
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    fishtanks trickling(again)