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The Serenity Garden (journal part II)

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675 posted 08-30-2004 11:09 PM       View Profile for GG   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for GG

665?
I sure hope you hug fast because I do need to get some laundry finished...
(my father will wear the same clothes for a week if I don't pick them up off the floor, before he can wake up in the morning, and make them clean. [I wish I was kidding])

And M? don't worry...
I stopped by there too, trying to find everyone. Oh well, right?  

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
                  Joyce kilmer
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677 posted 08-31-2004 01:15 AM       View Profile for vlraynes   Email vlraynes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit vlraynes's Home Page   View IP for vlraynes


Hi, ladies...

Just popping in to say 'hello' again...

and?.. I know I haven't been around much... and I'm sorry I haven't been a very good member of the 'tiara club'...

but?... just thought I'd say that I would love to chat with you all... if/when you get that going... and if you'll have me...

Anyway... I hope life is treating you all well...

Love you, ladies...
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678 posted 08-31-2004 02:04 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Wow.

I really don't know what to say. But nod, I'm sure I'll think of something!

*chuckle*

What can one say when one attempts to find her own chat room, and upon finally getting in, discovers no one is there?

*shaking my head*

(I'd tell ya what I actually said, but it wouldn't pass guidelines.)

I appreciate the thought, and (I think) know the need of such a thing, but honestly, I have to tell ya, it just didn't feel right to me...

I don't like exclusions much.

And while I'd be happy to drop in and chat from time to time, I hardly think it should be called "mine."

I mean, I don't intend offense, but it just felt like exclusion to me and I started my journal as place to drop my drawse and wag my tail a bit--shrugs and simplicity?

I don't have need for a secondary.

But by all means? Should such a place even ever need my blessing, you've got it.

I'll be in when I can, I just wish it were accessible to everyone.

As it is, I feel like I'm wearing tight knickers.

Watch me rock and moan?

*laughing*

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Oops...

sorry... didn't mean to stick my nose in where it didn't belong...

didn't realize the chat thing was 'exclusive'...

but... guess that's why I didn't know about it, eh?

Oh well... my bad...

'night, ladies...
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680 posted 08-31-2004 01:22 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

You truly make me laugh Serenity - the chatroom is not exclusive to keep out the people here, but to keep out the strangers out there!  Those nasty spammers, and unwanted people trying to sell more than poetry yanno.

The password was Passions, and in the email it was suggested to invite your friends via email to come use the room anytime, as I didn't have an entire mailing list.

I shall leave it there just in case, and seeing I happen to think The Tiara Club sounds pretty darn good, how about we leave it called that?  It is for anyone here to use.  As you mentioned your sister also has a site with a chatroom to use, so there are options for people to go to different areas to simply enjoy each other's company and chat for a bit.

This one does not happen to be decorated with smiles, colors, bells and whistles, etc. It is just bare bones, but the only thing is - no strangers popping in, and no "Spam, etc."

Y'all have a great day down there, and Carpe' Diem.
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681 posted 08-31-2004 05:19 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Well...Let it not be said I don't call a spade a spade ladies, and any gentlemen reading as well.

I do apologize for setting up a chat room for this thread without clearing it with Serenity first, that was wrong on my part actually.  Further adding more salt to wounds already open as I understand some felt "left out", I chose to send an email out to some I knew hoping you would let your friends know where it was instead of posting it here which was my second mistake obviously.  This was not an EXCLUSIVE chatroom just one that would be protected from spam, and outsiders that were not Passion members that is all.  I guess I am not understanding the reason for any hurt feelings, as many have started chat rooms here, so it must be the fact I started it calling it the "Tiara Club", which if you remember correctly I chose in May this year.

If anyone felt left out or has hurt over this, I can't apologize for that really, as no one person can make you feel left out or hurt - you would have had to have done that to yourself.  All one needs to do is ask right?  

The site of the chatroom was never a secret, and as a matter of fact it is still there (since May this year,) should you like to use it.  The sole intention of building it was for those that were perhaps a bit shy to post on this thread to have a place to take a friend in here to talk to in private I guess.

Again, I do apologize, now off to the Fair with my family, Carpe' Diem y'all

In any event, the link to the place is http://www.chatzy.com/?522423965689
and where it says to type in the password (case sensitive) it is Passions.

Have a great day  
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682 posted 08-31-2004 06:03 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Thank you Sharon.

I apologize to you for inferring that you were somehow snooty. (not my intent, as I realize it wasn't yours to hurt anyone's feelings either)

I know you, lady, and you are a lovely caring generous spirit.

And if ya'll have been reading, I do have other matters on my mind these days--

and I say to hell with August, 2004.

I'll be burning calendars at midnight.

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683 posted 08-31-2004 06:46 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Ah honey, you should keep the August calendar for the posterity of the month...
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684 posted 09-01-2004 10:30 AM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

It isn't August anymore?!!!
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685 posted 09-01-2004 10:44 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

You noticed that too, Chris?
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686 posted 09-01-2004 06:24 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Septembers here and I'm back...
still drifting, but I'm back.  
I've really missed you all SO much!
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687 posted 09-01-2004 07:22 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

  The SISTERS are home!!!!

'Bout time you brought your booty home, now spill it and share with us all that your muse wrote upon your skin!

Welcome home, Enchantress!
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688 posted 09-01-2004 07:34 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Hi Teed ! That's what I call Nancy Lee ... when I was little for some reason that's what came out of my mouth when I saw her.
   Anyway, sister of mine, I missed you soooooo much and ummmm...well...err.... did you get me anything on your holidays?
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689 posted 09-01-2004 08:02 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Welcome home Nance & Chris!



and I'll be around--I'm in the midst of a move--sorta. I spent the day transporting & shelving BOOKS (priorites yanno   )

but I wanted to drop in and welcome ya'll back.

And Kari? I'm in the quandary of "what to keep"--tsk. There is a dresser bureau I've owned since I was a child. I was thinking of discarding it and just using shelving in my closet, but then as I was emptying one of the drawers, I came across a crude message, guiltily woodburned into the back of it.

"I hate Royce."



I had done that, of course. And a further "of course" is that "Royce" is my other brother. Every family has one like him--the white sheep of the family who doesn't mind reminding everyone consistently that he is, indeed, the white sheep of the family!



tsk...I think I gotta keep it, don't you?

Hugs all!

(And a quick note? if you're the sort to pray, please say a prayer for Mike (remember Mike, we like him, right?) His son fell down an elevator shaft on the job today--and yes, he broke some bones, but is gratefully alive. I await word as they are looking for internal injuries right now.)

thank you
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690 posted 09-01-2004 10:58 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Karen - no, no, no .... don't get rid of the dresser! Too many memories. Plus, maybe it could be transformed in some way. You are getting quite good at remodelling it seems.
   You brought back a childhood memory for me when you mentioned the dresser and something written on it. *sigh*
   When I was maybe 8 years old, my parents bought me for Christmas my own set of table and chairs for my bedroom. It was one of those card table fold down types with two chairs. Metallic red metal frame and legs. The padded top of the table was delightful with painted nursery rhyme pictures. I loved that table. I would spend hours dressing my dolls on it, or trying my best to stay within the lines in my colouring books, or reading my big Shirley Temple Storybook, which I adored. It was my space, my "grown up" busy place. From my chair at the table I could look out my bedroom window and pretend I lived on a farm and my pony was grazing in the grass. Of course, it was only the neighbours dog digging in their garden, but hey, I was a kid. A kid full of dreams.
   Anyhow, I also loved to paint my nails at this table. Always careful to put a kleenex under my hand as not to mark the table with red polish. One day .... one dreadful day, I was removing my old polish so to apply new, when I accidentally knocked over not the nail polish, but the remover.
   Oh no!! I scooped up the bottle as fast as my little hands could and grabbed a fist full of kleenex to sop up the spill. I wiped and wiped ..... wrong, wrong!! I didn't know at my age that nail polish remover could also remove other things as well. My eyes almost fell out of my head when I saw Jack & Jill's faces smearing grotesquely across the table. Snears instead of smiles.....eyes like wild bats. Humpty Dumpty not only sat on the wall.....he slimed all over it!
   I could go on, but it's too ugly.
Let's just say that I learned a valuable lesson that day. Well, two really. One .... never underestimate (is that all one word?) the power of anything bottled...hee hee ... and two....you can't cover up your mistakes from your mother with a colouring book and/or storybook for more than a day.
   Thanks again for this journal oh witchy one. Memories are priceless. Nighty night all. Chrislane
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I would give much if I had the chance to go back and collect some of the things I thought were not important to me...keep the dresser.

My thoughts and prayers are with Mike and family...

And check your e-mail.
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692 posted 09-02-2004 02:46 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

ya'll keep remind me of stories! With all of this heat, I think I could stand some early Christmas--so bring 'em on!

thank you Chrislane!

and Mike's son is stable, plently of broken bones, but the main injury was apparently to his son's face. He'll need reconstructive surgery as he apparently fell face first, shattering the right side of his face. (He's a pretty boy, too.)

But I should run, and I want to wave to my Florida friends as well. This storm? sighing, it's a bad ass big'n, so please, lock the place up tight and take a lil vacation.

Hugs all and *peace*.
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Some early Christmas, for serenity...

Christmas Eve in N’Awlins

There were no hustling bustling big breasted
women, no, no,
not on Christmas Eve…

there were no parades, no fanfare
no savoir faire, no lady fair
not on Christmas Eve…

we walked the streets to feel replete
before we ate, to completely sate
two alone on Christmas Eve…

I did not know the lady then
for she has only come to me, now, when
she said “it’s a state of mind”

French Quarter
N’Awlins
On Christmas Eve

We walked the streets, just two of us
heels clicking in the quiet,
there, on Christmas Eve…

soft the sounds of quiet round
and ghosts did speak
on Christmas Eve

the buildings, warm,
told of stories and storms
then, on Christmas Eve

and quietly she spoke, a state
of mind awoke
then, on Christmas Eve

N’Awlins called my name to me
it sounded sweet, Karilea
in echoes of Christmas Eve

A state of mind? Oh yes, I’ll find
My where in when
there, some then,
some future Christmas Eve.

~*~

Remember, serenity?  It was AFTER I visited your beautiful city that I learned you lived there.  I so enjoyed my time there, and it would be wonderful to come for a visit again soon.   Like before I turn 100.

And I AM going to turn 100.  

One of my favorite Christmas stories to tell on myself was the year that I broke one of Mom’s cardinal rules.  Being the eldest, I was expected to follow all rules and set examples and she didn’t leave much wiggle room, that was for sure.  What was good for the youngest was good for the eldest and vice versa.  But this one year Mom and Dad had really talked “poor mouth”, that there wouldn’t be much of a Christmas, and they weren’t very sure that even Santa could make it much better, either.  Wow.  That was REALLY bad if Santa couldn’t make it.  I was at the age where I knew Santa was really Dad and Mom, working to hide things throughout the year, and they did such a good job all year long we kids NEVER knew where things were placed.  [I found out later they used a friend’s house…]

But of course brother and sister were younger and we had to “keep” the magic of Christmas, so I had to do what they had to do and at that pre-teen time, it was pretty rankling to be treated like an adult during the day and as one of the little kids at night.  But that year, I had a “plan”.

So when we were all admonished to stay in bed until the next morning, and not rush out before Mom and Dad were awake, I thought, “ha!”

And on Christmas Eve, against mother’s own rule, she closed the hall door that led to the living room.  [She, who feared fire more than anything, was a huge advocate of always leaving all doors open for emergencies.]  

When I heard Dad and Mom settle in, and gave them another 30 minutes to fall asleep, I slowly got out of my bunkbed [top level] and wouldn’t you know, that very night, I heard creaks in the ladder and in my bedroom wood floor that I had NEVER heard before!  With the idea that I could always say I “had to go to the bathroom”, I had my “alibi” prepared.  

When one is sneaking around, it’s amazing how their own breathing echoes loudly in their own ears, and oh my, was that my heart beating so loudly?

I’d never make a good thief.  I haven’t the nerves for it.

The hallway doorknob was within my grasp.  I could see the Christmas lights glowing around the doorframe.  I handled the doorknob easily, quietly, and closed in on the door so I could peek quickly.  

Oh, My, Gosh.

For a “not-much” Christmas, it looked as if Santa had used TWO sleighs.  Apparently it had been a bumper year in ways the parents hadn’t shared, because I hadn’t see SO MUCH STUFF ever in my life, and all under, around, and IN our tree.

In the glow of Christmas lights, I could feel a lump begin in my throat.  Mom and Dad…always pinching pennies, always taking on second and third jobs.  Always fixing this or repairing that, and shopping at the Salvation Army for clothes to “get by.”  Stretching hamburger six ways to Sunday.  Doing without, so their three kids could have something they needed – maybe not the best, or the most, but we got by.

That room was full of more than gifts.  It was full of the love of two parents who knew that raising children wasn’t easy, and not all years would be good years, but when they could be good, they would be special, and shining, and memorable.

Going back to bed didn’t seem quite as loud in my ears.  But I was aware that in going against the rules, I had robbed myself of the enthusiasm that my brother and sister would have the next day of hurrying Mom and Dad up and out of bed.  My giggle wouldn’t quite be like theirs, full of anticipation.  I already knew what was behind the door…and I knew that while the gifts would still be a surprise…I had let myself down.  I had taken a step toward growing up, and becoming an adult, and realizing that someday I would have children, and would have to plan carefully to give them the kind of loving Christmas my parents were giving me.

It was the year of my first diary.
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Karilea?
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695 posted 09-03-2004 09:43 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Kari? Anytime you come to New Orleans, I will consider it Christams.



And good people, this storm approaching Florida right now is so big...we can smell it in the breezes here in New Orleans.

It's like a dose of priorities when mother nature knocks, and knocks, and then finally rages.

My prayers are with them tonight.

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696 posted 09-03-2004 10:32 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Amen to that Karen....amen to that.
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Anything that appears four times wider than the state it's going to hit...is something to be wary of.  All of our east coast friends and family are in our prayers...for sure.

Glad you enjoyed the little story on myself, Serenity.  I find that everytime I tell a story on myself...I learn something new yet again.  Thank you for asking for a Christmas story.  August went so fast, by the time it's Christmas again, it will be June.
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My heart goes out to anyone going through Francis down there, and their loved ones.  It is a terrible worry for those even watching that are afraid for those we care about.  I have had this running in the background when I get home, or watching CNN.  I am so grateful that Mother Nature was not as angry as she could have been.  Let us hope and pray that Ivan is even kinder to them.

This is very good live coverage by NBC in Florida:
http://nbc6.feedroom.com/iframeset.jsp?ord=803629
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saying 'hi'...

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