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2 Questions...

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1. What song am I singing in this photo?2. What is (/would be) your favourite song to sing for Karaoke? Can't wait to read your answers! For some reason I have this burst of childlike enthusiasm.
The first crocuses of the season popped their purple heads out of Earth today and said HI! Nana loved her first crocuses each winter, and would get so excited about them, and that the days were gradually getting longer, and that there was this ONE warmish day in the middle of January - her eyes would gleam as she talked joyously... She was such an example of finding beauty in sorrow, light in the long winter, a smile in response to my frown... Bless her heart.

Sarah Michal Caley...

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...and Megan Ann Jones Ady sip cosmos in the hot tub! MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!! It's 32 degrees Fahrenheit outside right now - 0 degrees centigrade - and the frost is spectuacular - it looks like snow! The galliculas and I are going to whizzzzz out, as quick as a flash, and jump into the Jacuzzi for a lovely soak. The chilly moment JUST before being immersed is blissful!
I am picking up learning New Testament Greek where I left off years ago - I'm working through John, my favourite book in the Bible, and the English version I'm using is the Good News Bible Dad and Mum gave the girls - I just love the pictures - I think in my imagination Jesus is a stick figure with a square face!
I have just ordered 'Different Like Coco' (a fabulous children's story about Coco Chanel) for Coco's birthday next Monday, and printed a story I wrote which Eowyn is going to illustrate for Coco. By the way, please tell me if you would like me to show you the story I'm working on for wri…
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Found there 2 little monkeys at Eowyn's school playground! Think i might just take them home!
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A Shiner, in honour of Monica's birthday!
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Thankful am i for a WONDERFUL Charleston Carolina adventure with dear Kerstin!
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This ocean touches Europe and Africa South America and me! Howdy, London Jones' & Gimena & Caro!
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Wow! Everything here is so old, relatively speaking! I love that which is old. I love 2 particular young 'uns rather, too!
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The Old Hugenot Church. Charleston's history is absolutely fascinating! I'll tell you more in person! Love Megs
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Lovely Kerstin! #end

Lovely Kerstin!
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The Atlantic Ocean!
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I swam in the cold Atlantic Ocean!
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CYNTHIA!!
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Our courtyard!
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KERSTIN! HURRAH! And the Charleston River! I'm in South Carolina!
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My lovely little fam!

The Scissor Fiends

Written with love for Eowyn and Coco, to be read aloud to them by my darling Bens whilst I am in South Carolina
Love, MummyOnce upon a time there were two scissor fiends – a big sister, whose scissor-nose was long and sharp, and a small sister, whose scissor-nose was short and blunt, The sisters loved each other very much, and would bounce around their world holding hands and singing songs. Their world, I should tell you, was planet Jupiter, the biggest, roundest, merriest planet in our solar system, with a big, red spot on the side. One day, the sisters found a little, green spacecraft. There seemed to be a kind of old-fashioned typewriter sitting inside it, with a golden question mark painted on its side. There was a piece of crumpled paper in the typewriter. Little sister scissor fiend excitedly bounced onto the keys. SSSSSSAAAAAATTTTTTTUUUUUU bumped the keys. And then they all got stuck together. Big sister scissor fiend crossly pulled them all apart. “SatuRN!” she cried, finishing…
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Book worm in purple! Eowyn takes after both parents in loving reading!
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My phone memory is full...of self portraits by Coco Popsie! Wonder how this technology shall affect the new generation's self awareness?

Clams Linguine

HELLO! My good friend Jana just asked me for this recipe, so I thought I'd share it with you all!!!!

have the linguine water boiling, and...
you can steam open the clams yourself, in season, later in the year, or buy them in a can. In a wok or frying pan, pop each ingredient in, allow to simmer a bit, and pop in the next. garlic - a clove or two, squished with the blade of a knifea generous splosh of white winethe clamsoregano ... fresh or dried ... sprinkle sprinkle, lots and lots!!chicken stock (half a cube - only add water to it if you're using freshly steamed open clams)cream cheese - i use two packets! you can get away with just onegrated parmesanYUM! indulgence time. serve with salad or veggies, over pasta, and a bottle of white wine.
To be followed with CHOCOLATE of course!!
Much much love,Megs

HAPPY SECOND BIRTHDAY DARLING SEBASTIAN!

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Baby Tiqa is snuggling close to her Mama Qila (just like my babies Eowyn and Coco are snuggling close to me right now!) The Beluga Whales at Vancouver Aquarium were mesmerisingly beautiful. In the icy polar ocean, around birthing the women are separate from the men, and so Grandmother Aurora, Qila and Tiqa were in their own special blue world. In my heart I celebrated womanhood, motherhood, childhood and the wisdom of Grandmothers. 
The whales are born gray and throughout their lives gradually lose their gray skin and are dazzingly white in old age - wisdom, purity, the loveliness of being old. I've just finished reading the excellent 'Water for Elephants', which led me to contemplate growing old. Eowyn was very interested to learn that the baby belugas turn from gray to white aged about six, meaning she'd be turning white round about now, whilst Coco would still be gray.
We really enjoyed having Sarah Caley visit us on her wonderful around the world adventure. It's …
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Our floating meadow and Sarah and Eowyn!
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Reunion! It's been ten years.
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Cheers, Aussie style!
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Sarah and Coco and Grandmother Baby Beluga, with whom . Fell in love! By the way, i found the lost green card and they let me into the usa - some angst-y moments there!

Polar Bear Pics in the Seattle Times!

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Somebody's hand covers my face, but that IS me, in the paper!! Woo hoo!
...and that's me with my leg in the air?! Karen's fab polar bear pix made me feel a little sheepish for doing the sloth bear plunge on New Year's Day, in our hot-tub! BENS did the Lake Washington polar bear plunge! Karen's blog, and all the blogs I follow (in the right margin) are very worth taking a peek at. I only follow really really good blogs (and yours, if you're not on the list!!! I have this personality tendency to always want to include people and never exclude them. Where does your personality fall on the include---exclude spectrum? And I wonder WHY we are the way we are, in this respect?) Cheers, Meg PS I'm applying to the Iowa Writers' Workshop 3 week summer program - would you like to join me?!!!!!!!!

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Back to school - our commute!
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Bens, Eowyn and Coco are quite the snow-lady makers! They sculpted this beauty whilst I was at writing group, sipping my fav beer, Hacker Pschorr
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Bens and i are experts in the art of making up!
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Coco the lion-heart!
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Eowyn and Mummy's annual Silvester Treat at the Queen Mary Tea Room!