Saturday, December 10, 2005

This is one of the pigs from my collection. Rick brings me back pigs from all over the world....this one is from Costa Rica. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Whole Momma Group Gifty thingy....

This is for my Whole Momma group, gifty-thinging.
Here is my filled in blanks!
Fill in the blanks:If I could get away with it, I'd steal __a Book Shoppe____________________, because damn it, it should be mine.I sometimes buy __Scrapbooking__________ magazine, because I lust after _great lay-out ideas______.If you came over to my house to play and broke my __Magenta____ crayon, I'd be a little bit mad at you forever.The colour __orange________ should only be used in fungal remedy packaging or if human waste were to be redesigned.The colour __Sage ___ makes my heart feel like it is full of happy kittens frolicking in a sunny, grassy meadow.___plastic_____ makes me break out in gooberous pustules (or else I just don't like it, but I'm too nice to say it.)I might get sick or die if I touch or ingest __polyester_____, or look at __main-stream parenting magazines___.___gives me the heebie jeebies and I might need to seek therapy if I even think about it further.I love the feel of ____silk______ so much I have a primitive urge to stick some down my pants.No one should have to watch me eat __Key-Lime Pie____, because really If I were eating some in private, I'd be quite a pig about it.I would rather chew tinfoil and shave my head with a cheese grater than eat _Lima Beans__.I DO/DON’T follow recipes because ___I love to bake and experiment with new recipes____.For Marla, "White Shoulders" perfume will always smell like her laid-out dead grandmother. I feel that way about __all perfumes_____.If I could, I'd perfume my own farts and those of my loved ones with the scent of ___Sandlewood_______.I have TOO MANY/TOO MUCH OF ____Things to do_____, and not enough __time in the day to do them [how do you wrap the gift of time?]_____.Gadgets are for __the junk drawer___.When people have kind, sweet and nice things about me, they're usually talking about _my children_____.I can't be upset if people dis me about __always doing to much for everyone else___, because it's true.If I could have any talent in the world, I'd choose __a beautiful voice_______ and use it to _sing love songs and lullabye's______.You are given an hour and twenty dollars to spend in one of these places, childfree. Choose one, or write your own:A Book store because I just love to read and listen to music and I could get lost in a book store for hours and hours.And here's the last chance to make sure that you're not going to get a "Jelly of the Month" club membership when you're expecting your bonus for a swimming pool:It is important to me that the items chosen for me __Makes the giver feel happy about giving it......because it is truly about the friendship and not the gift.........______.(Examples: respect my Wal-Mart boycott, are vegan, aren't made by child or sweatshop labour, can be stuffed down my pants)AndIf I could suggest that you read only one post from my archives, this would be it: _http://www.ramblingmommythoughts.blogspot.com_____AndIf I were to name the Holiday of my choice for this exchange, it would be: __Winter Solstice_____________ (Please feel free to make one up - but this is your chance to say "Um, I'm Jewish but that doesn't mean give me dreidels!" or "More Santa decorations please - I only have thirty-seven now." or "Winter and gifts yes; religious denominations, no - if only all cards could be like those politically correct corporate holiday wishes!" if you want to.)Let me say that I'm looking forward to this chance to spoil someone as I'd like to be spoiled myself. For so many years. I've put lots of thought and time into gifts for friends and family, and have enjoyed the process more than anything. Sometimes it's a bit lost on the giftee, but that doesn't daunt me. I have never ever just handed something over without having considered how an item would be received. Years and years working in retail taught me how emotionally loaded gift exchanges can be - and yet I still love the thrill of finding something that might be perfect and I often feel disappointed when I get short shrift in return. When someone really finds the right present for me, I'll inwardly sqeal with glee (and outwardly sometimes too) becasue they've shown me that they've glimpsed my soul. And it's not hard - sometimes that's as simple as a gift of a bottle of bourbon.Presents can be a great way to learn about how someone views you. I doubt anyone who reads my blog thinks I'd like a sponge painted teacup with a goose in a bonnet on it - but one of you might figure out that a 1954 copy of Life magazine with instructions on how to dance the Cha-lypso or vintage chenille Christmas ornaments would be great. Or, one of you might not know that the perfect Pocky flavour exists for you and I'm the one to find it. After reading my own answers to this questionnaire, you will know me better than most of my family members currently do.And so, you crazy participants - go out there and spoil your fellow blogger.Because even though her family and friends love her and will be thinking about her, NOBODY will be doing it in quite the same way you will, and that's thrilling. How fun - the giving will be as fun as the getting!
*********This was fun!!!
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Whole Momma Gifty Thingy......

My 101 things about me is a good way to get a glimpse into the Rambling Mommy......

I have more than I could ever imagine, and want for nothing [except the things that I do need would have to be fullfilled by Ty Pennington of Extreme Home little leaks in the roof, pipes that leak]

I love life and celebrate family and friends everyday.

I love to read,,,read,,,,read. I am very eclectic in my reading. Everything interests me [well almost everything, I don't get into sci-fi, very often]

I am an avid gardner and love annuals, perinnials and herbs. [That is why my youngest daughter is named Emma Sage]

I love whimsy, and things that are given to me from the heart stay with me forever....

I love pigs,,,,,,,not pink, plastic, korny pigs.....but classic, whimsical pigs. [Does this make sense? I'll post a picture to show you what I mean]

I love magic and believe in the power of prayer......that our souls are eternal and that angels are amongst us.

I have a fairy garden for the children and adore Cicely Mary Barker's Flower Fairies poems and drawings.

I love photography and art and I love to make things....I'm always making things.....crafts, pictures, baking, gardens.....I always have to be doing something.

The most important facet of my life is being a Mother......this is an area that I take great pride and joy....and cherish everything to do with Mothering.

I don't drink often, but if I did, I would have either a Margarita or a great wine.

I love music [everything but rap to tell you the truth] and movies have to be either romantic or comedic and if they are both the better. I have not even watched Titanic because I would cry too deeply and hard at the loss of life that is shown and so I just can't bring myself to watch it.

While my husband travels the world....I'm truly a home-body.

My favorite 'me' time is a hot, bubbly, relaxing bath.

and that is about all I can think of.

Peace, TM

Saturday, December 03, 2005


Originally uploaded by annikaleigh.
Portrait of my little man. I took this today when we were just sitting on the couch talking and I realized that the light from the window cast a nice contast on Otto.....