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The Serenity Garden (journal part II)

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125 posted 07-12-2004 09:04 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Ok, all you grandmothers...say..."ahhhhh"....

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126 posted 07-12-2004 09:09 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

And serenity?  I just read what I missed from yesterday.  So right, you are - I should not have said what works [or doesn't work] for me would be good for you.  To each their own, and to each one's own, in their own time...

What will happen, will happen.

It's just that I HAVE to make mine happen...because I deserve some happiness, and it will be the only way I can think of that will legitimately give me what I am looking for....

So...if you are inclined to kick me forward and on my way, more power to you...because I, too, know "distractions" and sometimes, they tend to take over, and I can't let that happen for a short while now.  I've got to take that next step.  And the signs I'm getting to "just do it!" keep mounting...

Which is a good thing.  
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127 posted 07-12-2004 11:50 AM       View Profile for kayjay   Email kayjay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kayjay

That is an extremely beautiful child..thank you for sharing with us.  KJ  PS Good words about life that you give us too.  

Through rubble and trouble and dark of night
The yawn of a dawn will hasten the light

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128 posted 07-12-2004 12:11 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

What a gorgeous baby, Karilea!
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129 posted 07-12-2004 12:58 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

He's just beautiful Karilea!!
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130 posted 07-12-2004 01:30 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

This is my sixth, and hopefully, last, grandchild.  "Why," may you ask, "does she think that's enough?"

Because of the world we live in today.  It's going to take my one daughter with her three, every ounce of her will power to financially provide for hers.  Yes, she's married, but sometimes they get the cart before the horse, and God love 'em, as I know He does...they chose their moves, enacted upon them, and quite honestly, I know my daughter, and she'll survive.

One of my granddaughters is a "single child", although she has "two brothers" by a second marriage [albeit not blood brothers - and that second marriage has gone by the wayside.]  If her papa is smart the third time around, he'll see to it that she remains a single child - he's got enough on his hands with two ex-wives...

and as for this latest addition - with two babies just 18 months apart, and two very viable careers in their family - I think they, too, have enough on their hands.

Besides...

I'm running out of memory for any more names and birthdates...
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131 posted 07-12-2004 07:53 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

ahhhh....beautiful child indeed.
Yes, my daughter is due to give birth to her third boy this October and I worry as well. Her hubby is a highschool teacher and my daughter works part-time in bookings for a world-wide hotel chain, but still, three children in this day and age....yikes. It is alot of money to feed and clothe them nevermind college etc. They had to purchase a second car and now are looking for a larger  home! Mmmmmm...still...the little one will be an added blessing to the family.
  Thankyou for sharing the pic Karilea!
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132 posted 07-12-2004 09:15 PM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

Speaking of babies (Kari~your grandson is adorable)...

Has anyone heard from Meg lately?

My daughter has her second OB appointment this Friday...time to hear the heartbeat..

"cast me gently into the morning, for the night has been unkind"
~Sarah McLachlan~

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133 posted 07-12-2004 10:11 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Thank you, kind ladies...

No, Susan, I haven't.  Let's ask...
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134 posted 07-13-2004 02:11 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Karilea, your little guy is adorable, and I see he's the kind of baby I love most, a sleeping baby

I am still getting sand out of places you wouldn't believe after talking my granddaughter to the oceanfront park today.  I am having an absolute blast with her - tomorrow is the Aquarium, and the park.  
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135 posted 07-13-2004 01:50 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

Susan, Meghan is healthy and has another month or so to go before little Freyja is born.

Congrats Karilea
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136 posted 07-13-2004 02:22 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

That's great news, Raph.  
Thank you so much for letting us know!
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137 posted 07-13-2004 03:28 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Beautiful Kari!

So new and fresh and sweet.

sigh...I miss the little ones.

and your last grandchild?

grin...

that reminds me of a story...
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138 posted 07-13-2004 04:14 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


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139 posted 07-13-2004 06:20 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

So, when ya gonna tell it? God, I feel like such a voyeur just reading in here

I have enjoyed reading in the garden and getting to know all of you a little better.
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140 posted 07-13-2004 06:31 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Jeffrey, reading is wonderful...
sharing is better...
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141 posted 07-13-2004 08:03 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

My family and friends wonder and ask, what is my fascination with this internet thing.

As I stated a long time ago, my "addiction" got so bad once, that friends pulled an intervention.

They showed up at my house, unannounced, determined to put an end to my destructive habit.

"This has got to stop," they said. Then as the conversation progressed (as I still sat here typing btw) they asked me, "what is it that draws you to this?"

and I tapped on the screen and said, "But--there's people in there.

And people who know me by my inside out--FIRST. Some of the kindest most understanding and giving people I've ever met.

The bottom line is, I'm not so "weird" here.

(still weird, but just not as weird as the people who want to talk about the latest Judge Judy decision)

So I want to thank you all for being so kind to me.

And if I can "milk" the kindness a bit more?
(That's right Ronnie Baby, "Give 'em a cookie and they ask for a glass of milk") I've one more favor to ask.

While I'm away for this brief time, I have a theme I would like everyone to think about.

This is it:

All of us grew up with "family legend" stories--and I think most of us, as children, asked our parents about how we came into being. If you feel inclined, would you write a story about that for me? (If there's none regarding your conception/birth, any family legend story will do.)

I'd like to find some stories on my return...

Ronnie Baby? This means YOU. Nan? you too. PDV....well, if it strikes your fancy...and MYSTERIA for Goddess sake, I KNOW you have great stories--tell 'em to everybody please?
Raph, GG, Vicky, Nancylee, Chrislane, Maree, and gawd I wish Alicat and Not a Poet would indulge me as well.

I'll need some reading material.

(Hey--I figger if I can sit up on the couch, I can move that sucker over HERE, right?)

giggle.

Now I'm off to drink by broth.

and no, Vodka doesn't not qualify as a "clear liquid" on this particular diet.

I asked.

Thanks all and I love you bunches!



OH. And Jeffrey, Cpat Hair, icebox, Martie and 1slicklady, and, and, and...OH...JANET MARIE!!! and Kielo and...oh just EVERYBODY!



:sheesh:
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142 posted 07-13-2004 08:22 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

Can't really think of a family legend. My brothers, sarcastic fiends that we are, did once create our own in response to our family's situation. We figured at some point in history some prick of an ancestor, on my dad's side of course, managed to cheat, spit on or offend a local witch(the moldy old one's from fairy tales not the hottie broth drinking n'awlins kind!) who hexed him and his children's children and their children's children too.

I, being the artist of the family, designed a family coat of arms which consisted of a black cat walking underneath a ladder with broken mirrors on each side. It still pops up from time to time when something goes wrong, we'll look at eachother 'the witch' or "what did that bastard do?!"

ahem..yeah

Well...it's not much of a story..but....(a la closing scene from Meaning of Life..phblllllt)
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143 posted 07-13-2004 08:59 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Take care, Karen.....I'll miss ya!  ....jo
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144 posted 07-13-2004 09:27 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

We'll be right here Karen tending your garden for ya!

...and trying to make up...er, I mean tell ya our family stories.

You get done what has to be done and we'll be waiting to hear all about your experience, when you're up to it.

Love ya lady~
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145 posted 07-13-2004 09:49 PM       View Profile for GG   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for GG

Thank you everyone for the welcome in!

I'm still only around the house for brief periods of time, so I can't come in as much as I'd like. I need to move... I SO wish I was 18. Anyway, I'm still reading you all when I can, just forgive me for my lack of being here... please!

Karen, you'd better have stories written and ready for us when you get back up. You can crack us up with your humor... err, crack us up... hmm, actually, maybe you should stick with some stories to make us cry, or smile. Smiling is good. Yeah...


Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
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146 posted 07-13-2004 09:50 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

KA?


     


  
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147 posted 07-13-2004 09:51 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Take care oh serene one.
We'll take good care of the place for ya...even though I have a hard time telling weeds from flowers sometimes. Your garden will be just fine. If anything goes awry it will be my sister's fault...hee hee heee

Luv Ya!! Chrislane
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148 posted 07-14-2004 12:01 AM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

Hope you'll be doing good real soon, Karen,
and that everything comes out okay.
Behave yourself, okay?
Hugs, SereneOne  
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149 posted 07-14-2004 06:57 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Yea! She didn't mention me, so I don't have to do any homework...

K - take care of yourself.  I'll be MIA from Thursday afternoon until late Friday evening, most likely...taking Granddaughter Emily to KU Med Center for another pre-surgery test...

And I sure hope everyone does do their homework...
 
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