Saturday, December 30, 2006

Melekalikimaka and Aloha!

I'm sorry to be alittle late wishing everyone well but I have a good excuse...

We were in Hawaii! We wanted to celebrate Z's first xmas and Hawaii seemed like a dreamy destination.

Although it was beautiful to wake up on Christmas day, slip on my swimsuit and head to the beach, it was kinda weird to wake up in a hotel with no tree or tacky wrapped presents to guess at and rip open like a little kid.

I know this probably sounds superficial but I'm just being real. Obviously, the most important thing is that we were together and healthy etc. Well, sans Jay which added another weird layer on top of an already weird layer.

I know wah wah wah! Life's a beach and then you die....poor baby right? ha!

Well, we all agreed (Jay included) that next year we want to be home on Christmas, cause after all Dorothy was right. There IS no place like home.

But jet hopping on Boxing Day is just fine!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Ola J.J!

My eldest son left for Peru today with his girlfriend + her family. He has been working very hard towards this all year and he's finally on his way.

It didn't hit me when I said g/bye at 4 this morning, but now that I'm awake, I'm starting to go thru Jay-withdrawal sniff sniff.

The day Jay was born, I knew he was destined for great things. He is a young renaissance man.

Knowing Jay has made me a better human. He has an inner wisdom that most 18 years don't have. The highlight of his trip is going to be visiting an orphanage and bearing dolls to little kids. And Macchu Piccu. Lucky!

Here is a song that played in the hospital a few minutes after he was born...

Forver Young by Rod Stewart

May the good lord be with you
Down every road you roam
And may sunshine and happiness
Surround you when you're far from home
And may you grow to be proud
Dignified and true
And do unto others
As you'd have done to you
Be courageous and be brave
And in my heart youll always stay
Forever young, forever young
Forever young, forever young
May good fortune be with you
May your guiding light be strong
Build a stairway to heaven
With a prince or a vagabond
And may you never love in vain
And in my heart you will remain
Forever young, forever young
Forever young, forever young
Forever young, forever young
And when you finally fly away
Ill be hoping that I served you well
For all the wisdom of a lifetime
No one can ever tell
But whatever road you choose
Im right behind you, win or lose
Forever young, forever young
Forever young ,forever young
Forever young, forever young
Forever young, forever young

I love you and miss you terribly, yet I'm proud of you for following your bliss

Love mom x

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Edvard Munch-"The Scream"

It's Edvard Munch's b-day today, in case anyone was wondering. A dear friend shares his birthday who happens to love this Impressionist.

Everyone's seen this ghoulish painting, but do you see what I see??

A skitzophrenic suffering.

Maybe it's not as simple.

It reminds me of once we were at shall we say an "over educated" friends house. He had invited me and the clan over to get my perception on this painting he had just bought.

I was flattered!

Him and his wife made the whole clan a haute cuisine meal..dusted off a bottle of Chianti..his wife even had dessert baking in the oven. The full on royal treatment. I kept thinking, wow, this painting must be something for them to go through all this work. The anticipation was building!

Anyways, I'll never forget when he whipped off a velvet cover and all I saw...were a bunch of fat brown cows eating grass.

His analogy was how brown cows do hang out with other brown cows. Much deeper than what I saw. I'm lucky he thought it was funny!

What do you see?

I find it fascinating how different us humans see things.

Blog your heart away !

Monday, December 11, 2006

Deja Vu

I think i have some essplanin' to do..

1)This is my twin sister in the picture above.

False. I have a sis but we ain't twins!

2) I have a tattoo of three dolphins on my back.

True. After swimming with the dolphins in Hawaii, I designed a tattoo and got inked to imprint the experience. (if you look closely you'll see the kids initials)

3) I played trombone.

True. Me and Nelly Furtado. I believe it was an outlet for my comical side. And the band teacher thought I had "good lips" for it!

3) I owned a pet rat as a teenager.

True. I wanted a monkey but settled for a rat. I think it was for attention. Gross, what was I thinkin'!??

4) We're going to Hawaii for Christmas.

True. Melekalikimaka!

5) I was in a movie with Stanley Tucci.

True. If the movie ever makes it past editing, it's called "The Whole Shebang". Stanley Tucci is the nicect man, bald is beautiful!

6) I raised thousands of dollars to aid African hunger.

True. This is one of the most proudest things I've ever done. I threw a bash and raised lotsa deniros for World Vision to aid African famin. There's alot of money out there!

7) I have a yin tattoo on my chest.

True. My BH and I decided to symbolize our love. We gave new meaning to the saying, "screwed, blued and tattoed"!

8) I think Borat is hot.

True. have you seen Sasha Baron Cohen in real life??? Holy Snappin' Catfish he is hhhhhot!

9) I ride horses.

True. Been riding since I've been a grasshopper...started in Cherryville.

10) I collect rocks.

True. Altho I don't put em in my socks!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Merry MeMe

I know memes are retro..but hey so am I.

A fellow cancerian blogger inspired me to play a little game.

And the winner will receive a free from Tex and Edna's Organ Emporium!

So you get to guess T or F and seriously if anyone guesses 'em all right..I will mail you a bill with Sir Robert Borden on it.

1) This is my twin sister in the picture above.

2) I have a tattoo of three dolphins on my back.

3) I played trombone.

3) I owned a pet rat as a teenager.

4) We're going to Hawaii for Christmas.

5) I was in a movie with Stanley Tucci.

6) I raised thousands of dollars to aid African hunger.

7) I have a yin tattoo on my chest.

8) I think Borat is hot.

9) I ride horses.

10) I collect rocks.

Good luck!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

My Real Life Angel

Shani is what "inner and outer beauty" is all about. She is the most sweetest, smartest, funniest, thoughtful, supportive, talented and loving souls I've ever met.

We became fast friends and talk daily. She lifts my spirits with humour and heart.

Poor doll, she's had such a tumultous year. And yet she's always happy for me.

She was my biggest fan when I was pregnant with Zara. And she's not even maternal.

And how many friends would promise you a kidney if you ever needed it? Or offer to pay for your next tattoo?? Not many.

I can only hope I'm as good of a friend to her. Thank you Shanilicious, you're a real sweetie-pie!

We're like Mary and Rhoda. But can we both be Mary???

Here is a cute rap song Shani just wrote for baby Z...