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Saturday, June 26th we will be hosting our monthly BellyDance Show at
Chocolate Passion in Conroe.
1520 N. Frazier St. Conroe 77301
We are looking for dancers ( and audience
members of course). Chocolate passion is a friendly enviroment where
you can share your gift of dance with other dancers, belly dance
enthusists and several patrons that have never even seen a bellydancer!
This is a free show with a love tip basket at the front of the stage.
We also have a photographer present, our very own Krystal Beck. You
can observe her work at
The seating is at 6pm and the show begins approx 6:30pm. There will be
an open dance during intermission.
If you are interested, please contact me through tribe. Let me know
about yourself. I look forward to hearing from you!
Can't make this show? Our future dates are.....
We are trying to get drummers out to our shows to jam with us! If you
are a drummer and interested, please contact me and tell your friends
So sorry that I have been unable to send this out sooner. With our new arrival, breast feedings every 2-3 hours and recovering from an unexpected C-section, I have had little time to even check my email. Thank you so much for all your emails, it warms my heart that everyone is so concerned and excited about our little bundle.
But just so you know, the baby is beautiful and healthy, I am healing and bouncing back with the help of dutiful Bryan and my sister Angie. Bryan still has not pulled his head out of the clouds yet:)
We are ecstatically pleased to announce the birth of our first born son!
Bowen Le'Roy was born on May 12, 2007 at 6:36 am.
Bowen weighed in at 8 lb. 6 oz. and stretched out at 21 and 1/4 inches long from head to heels.
The new Mama and Dad unanimously agree that he is indeed perfect and the most beautiful baby that they have ever seen, regardless of the many couples (past,present and future) that have come to the same conclusion.
So my ankles swell, Most of my wardrobe doesn't fit, shoes and socks are a challenging task and I am uncomfortable. Big deal, I am not whining or complaining, these are just the facts. I deal with these symptoms gladly and I feel that it is all part of this special process of bringing a new and much anticipated and loved life into this world. It is well worth it. I just do the best I can and ask for help (yes that's me speaking), I do ask for help when I absolutley need it which is happening alot more now these days. I love being pregnant, there are definately infinatley more pros than cons. I see my tankard not as half full but overflowing and dripping all over the table! Yeah that's me spouting that mushy crap, I have my moments give me a break.
Lots of people keep trying to give me pointers on how to induce my labor on my own, they look at me quizzically when I reply that I am in no hurry, and I will wait for my contractions to come on naturally. Sure I want to see him. I will eventually, and to his father and I, he will be perfect. That is all I need to know. I look forward to seeing my first born son but I can wait. His arrival is like a great pile of presents on my birthday. I am not going to rush over and tear through all the beautiful packaging adorning them.Instead I am happy in the knowledge that they are already mine, they are right here, close by, and that they were given out of love. Instead Ill enjoy my friends and loved ones, enjoy the time I spend thinking about what they will be like and the joy they will bring. He is a gift and when he is ready, he will come. Sure I want to hold him, but isn't that what I am doing now? This is the closest that I will ever hold him. I figure that this world is full of dangers as long as there are no complications (and my Dr. says there are not), my son is in the safest place he can be right now. They say you can't hold and protect them forever, so right now, I allow my self to be selfish and enjoy this precious time. In the womb I keep him close and sheild him the best I can until he and Mother nature give me the signal to let go and share him with the rest of the world.
Straussa, my gentle feline family member passed away Jan 27th 2007, hers was a life that was taken too early and without notice. She was a quiet, affectionate and calming presance in our home. One of my favorite memories of her as a kitten would be how she bould burrow under the covers all the was down to your legs and then with her sandpaper tounge, try to groom the back of my knees:) It was the single wierdest feeling I have every experianced, which i could only take for about 5 sec. and then I had to pull her out.. Her favorite pastimes were rolling around on the warm pavement, playing fetch (yes thats right FETCH) and catnapping with anyone willing to share our CA king sized bed with her. She had a purr that would rattle the bed and echo and penitrate your dreams, and when it woke up, you didn't mind. You would reach out to scratch that ball of fluff, because she never cried or imposed herself on you for attention like her brother or her canine sister. No Straussa simply sat near you, purred and waited expectantly and sparingly, so you felt privlaged that she sought you out and shared her love with you. Before I found out I was pregnant with Bryan and my first child, she already knew. She began following me around the house sleeping on either side my belly was turned, she became our little guardian . I felt like she wanted to share this experiance with me and it warmed my heart and felt that we became closer in the last 5 months of her life. I feel robbed of my little companion, and wonder if life had been a little more kind, what kind of friend she would have been to our little boy once he is born. We shall never know, but I think of her often and miss her terribly. Straussa would have been 4 years old this June. She is survived by Maria & Bryan, Sooty and Aslan, her family all who love her very much.
17 The castle and village are made entirely of Legos.
16 Turkey leg bears striking resemblance to Cocker Spaniel leg.
15 Festival activities include "Ye Olde Wet T-Shirt Contest."
14 Eight minute drum solo in the middle of "Greensleeves."
13 "Belly up to the bar, me lad, for some grilled mahi-mahi and fresh
12 Ye Old Glassblower makes nothing but crack pipes.
11 The meade is served in a coconut shell with a Fizzy straw.
10 Everyone seems to have attended the Kevin Costner School of British
9 Mosh pit follows the wandering minstrels.
8 You get charged 5 bucks to take a leak behind Ye Olde Hedge.
7 Guillotine exhibit closed due to pending litigation.
6 Friar Tuck's pager keeps going off.
5 Weaponsmith only sells handguns.
4 Disgusting Ogre is merely an unshaved Marlon Brando.
3 "Tarry, wench, I prithee! Wouldst thou Macarena?"
2 Merlin the Magician's only trick is "Got your nose!"
and the Number 1 Sign You're at a Bad Renaissance Festival...
1 Jousting Crips & Bloods.
Maybe we will catch up some time. I will be glad to see you, and there is no doubt we will run into each other at some fun event.
Ok now that sounds like careful wording to me and very distant. She further explains that our energys are too opposite and that she had been holding back telling me that I was too domineering....WTF?Me....Your talking about me, right you are not responding to someone else's email? Don't you have to be popping in someones life, sticking your nose where it is not wanted and trying to control them to be domineering?
She ended with....
Neither wrong, but clashing.
Different things work for different people.
And that was her response in a very short nutshell. We have been friends for a year and that letter to me I feel is an end to our friendship. We have never fought, never betrayed eachother, never had any reason for any this. She is simply writing me off as a friend and putting me down as a fleeting aquaintance. I have many times lent a kind ear as she stressed over school, or any other aspect of her personal life that out of respect for her will not share. Yes I have offered advice when I thought she was asking for it, is that not what friends do? I have shared my experiances and what i have learned from them so that she may find some insight. Was that wrong? How many conversations have ended with, "Thankyou Viscaria, for listening and letting me vent" or "Sorry to throw all this at you". She always seemed to validate that she got alot out of our talks, like she had trusted me enough that she could tell me her troubles and get things out. Sometimes she even confided that she felt that sometimes that was all that she did. I never felt this way I did not mind, I was honored that she could open up to me.
I just don't get it. How could she feel this way and at the same time think that I am domineering? Maybe our energies are too opposite, if i am dominant than that would make her what? Passive? What?
Another friend suggested that maybe she wants me to fight for her friendship, but how can I be sure she will not write me off again. I cant walk on eggshells, I cant read into every single thing i say or write before I do it, that is not what friendship is all about. My broken heart will mend, Ill dry my tear but I will miss this gentle woman. I hold no Ill will, I just feel so defeated. Defeated, confused, tired and without closure.
It has come to my attention that certain authorities in the institution that is Wal-mart in all their wisdom (or lacking of)has decided to remove the Fabric and Pattern department.They want to make space for a larger party supply dept. I have found this to be a great loss for me and many sewing enthusists since Wal-Mart is now one of the few places that I can find affordable fabric and sewing supplies. Although it is said that a few stores may remain keep their fabric section, i dont think that this is going to cut it.I have been informed by a few walmart employees who shall remain nameless that the transition will be complete by the end of march or the mid april of this year 2007.It was also suggested that I call wal-mart's corperate office at 1-800-WALMART and voice your complaint about this issue. Here is a link to the online petition, but i really reccomend making a call, by flooding their phonelines, you will really get their attention.
So I asked, "Do you want me to pick up anything for you at the store?"
"Yeah" he says, "how about picking up a preg-"
I interrupt "Pregnancy test? I already have one in the bathroom, would you like me to take it?"
"Yes please." he smiles, this man is damn polite isn't he. So a couple of hours later, mechanically take this clear blue easy thing, trying to NOT think about it, every one says that is the trick, when you don't expect it it will happen. Well sure enough it only took 15 seconds for that little sucker to read "pregnant". I could'nt beleive it, every other time the word "not" was in front of that....oh my gods does that say Pregnant?!?!?! So I run to the next room where my temporary altar stood, thank Gaia and Father for this wonderful news and wander aimlessly around the house for my clueless husband. At this point he has seen me wandering and looks up at me with this look that means "whats wrong?" Of course he thinks something i wrong, I am too stunned and overjoyed to speak, I am shaking like crazy and I cant stop sobbing. All i can do is hold up the test and nod my head like a crazy person and put on my best attempt at a smile. As he comes closer he realized what I am holding, and then he sees that I am nodding and in a half creaky whisper i manage a "yes". He pushes himself out of his chair with what sounds like an "oh my god" and rushed to hold me. I sob in his arms as he holds me close.
All I can think is Thankyou Mother and Father, thankyou..... After a lifetime of trying to be the good girl and 7 years of trying not to get pregnant, with the last 4 years dreaming of motherhood and finally almost a year of trying it finally happened..... I am pregnant!!! Bryan is going to be a Daddy and I have a little peice of both he and I.....growing inside of me. Hello little one, your existance has been widley anticipated, we have been dreaming about you. I love you ...Mama
For a couple of seconds afterwords I just watched my auditioner in silence, as his face betrayed no thought whatsoever. Then he smiled "Ok, youre a hawker." he said. I told him that I filed for the nonmobile job but he wouldn't hear of it.He said, "Sorry, I am in charge of hawkers and i want you!" I knew what he meant but that didn't stop me from teasing him for it.I will be working all day but be paid hourly so that kicks ass.I am worried and excited about it but I am trying to stay posative. Maybe Ill pick up a couple clients (for costumes) or even better more dance students, that would be great since I only have two (YIKES). oh well we can hope.
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