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Follow up to the Xmas meme

Regarding presents for my kids--no need. Seriously. A card, a handmade picture, an promise of a playdate. Cookies or bread. A picture of legos or Star Wars or Lego Star Wars cut out of a magazine.

Dec. 3rd, 2008

Step One
Make a post (public, friends-locked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love an icon of 'X' that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

If you wish for real life things, make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you. Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ, or link to this post (it'll be public) so that the holiday joy will spread.

Step Two
Surf around your friendslist (or friendsfriends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:

If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it. You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.

There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.

My Wishlist

My wish for this year is that my friends don't spend money on me for Xmas. Seriously. And that they don't feel obligated to make me anything or get me anything period.

If you are making cookies/bread or something and want to give me some, fine. A nice holiday card is sufficient as well. Or a holiday email. A promise to hang out sometime soon (with or without kids)--I'm dying for some adult company.

Dec. 3rd, 2008

Quick memo to self. Gabey now signs:

cat
dog
more
eat
banana
finish
book
bath

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And now the Macbook won't even power on. ARRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH.
Fyi, my return key and some of my other keys are suddenly dead, so i can't instant message because i can't get it to send messages. arghhhhh

Oct. 15th, 2008

Today I remember my dear baby Zachary.

I remember
Nathan
Heaven
Neveah
Zachary across the street
Nazir
Alexa
Coral Rose
Mary Rose
Freddie
Victor
Ryland
Grace Olivia
Arawyn
Seth
Luke
Abdullah
Grace
Babylove
Kim's babies 1-4
Julianna
Stella
Bella
Conner
Frank James
Galadriel
Jordyn & Anika
Reagan Claire
Grace
Adia
Nicholas & Zachary
Luke & Ben

and so many others

My candles burn for you.


http://www.october15th.com/

Unbelievably, today my fellow mother in grief Lynn suffered her third loss of a child, Anton, at 29 weeks.

Fuck you universe, fucking fuck you to hell. How dare you!!!

Lynn, Mark, Anton, may you feel the MOA aunties' love flowing to you. Anton, may your passage into this world for your brief stay here be smooth. You join your sister Coral and baby sibling 2 somewhere today. May your dear face be kissed by mommy and daddy and grandma. May you feel their warm hugs and bless them with your beauty. Hold their hearts together with your perfection.

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