Tuesday, December 26, 2006

A Week Away with the Magpie Fairies




Magpie Fairies ... from Vicci to Anne , from me & Kimbies to Momma & Pam ... we, among others, are the fairies that wander
this land...

One week ago, I stayed up until just before dawn, packing & wrapping, making a list & checking it twice...not really caring who was naughty & nice, knowing that all is needed to have the spice of life.


By noon, the car was packed & loaded, the gas tank full & I had 80 lbs of dog food stock-piled for myneighbor when the mailman arrived with our final passed treasure, along with the moon, stars & paper...


As we headed down South, we passed a great tree with trunk & branches as vast as the sea. We scooped up my brother & posed for the lens, then continued down south to join family & friends. We came to cross-roads that we call home & found ourselves a far-cry from alone.


On break from college, on leave, on vacation and on a wish & a prayer... we all found ourselves together... both, lost & found in peace, harmony, love & momentary oblivion.


We had a small, young, spritely little Santa whose heart had great stature and an elf or two to add to the chatter. With magpie gifts under the palm tree, Great grandchildren & Babies-to-be...


Oh Yes...we were all twenty-one, if just for a while & we all had the time of our lives... by the end of the night, we were all truly beat... but even our eldest shared his peace.


Thank You fellow magpie fairies...
We welcome now a shiny new year...

36 comments:

Anne said...

I'm happy you had a good time. Thank you for sharing your beautiful family pictures with us. Glad Kim liked the drawing. Her wanting to bring back her art sounds like a very good sign. I hope we get to see some of it some time. Welcome back. I tried not to miss you too much because I knew you were in a wonderful place, replenishing your spirit.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog.

Anonymous said...

Sounds lovely. Possibly my most favorite feeling in the world is when everyone is together, in one place. No worrying and wondering, it's just fun.

Mel said...

Oh how could one not smile just reading and getting a glimpse of the magpies!

What a beautiful family sharing a beautiful moment in time.....

Bestest wishes for the New Year!

The Art Full Life of Vicci said...

I LOVE all of you! HUGS....and KISSES!!!!

Baron Ectar said...

Looks like you had so much fun - welcome home though because you were missed.

Happy New Year.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back Skinny!you were surely missed here in our blogworld.And you really seem to have had a great time.Great to see Kimbies and all you sisters having fun.Let the new year roll in all the good times!

Orhan Kahn said...

Oh my God, you have the best Christmas loot! So colourful and random. Love it.

spadoman said...

Glad you had the good holiday time.

My daughter's name was Maggie. We always called her Magpie. Good to see it in print.

Peace.

Mel said...

what a cool tree!!!

haha maybe that shouldn't be my first thought but it was. It looks like you had a wonderful holiday surrounded by family and love! What a blessing and cool Christmas loot! lol, I agree with Orhan.

Happy Holiday

Enemy of the Republic said...

I needed this today. Thank you.

mist1 said...

Well done. I have to read it again.

singleton said...

I love you baby magpie....

skinnylittleblonde said...

Anne~ Thank you for all of your thoughtfullness & all that you do, you little magpie fairie!

Anon~ Thank you who-ever you are....come back anytime.

no Doubt JustRun!

Thanks Dear Mel...you too!

Vicci~You sneaky, sweet, precious little magpie fairie....we all love & adore you!

Baron~ TY, really I missed all of you, as well.

Fuzzy~Here's to letting the good times roll on in!

Orhan~ LOL, our loot is kinda like our family!

Spado~What a good omen that is! I love the name & I know she must have quite the spirit!

Mel~ LOL, I was wondering who, if anyone, would notice that our Christmas tree (complete with ornaments) was actually a neon Palm. You, my dear, are observant!4 Gold Stars to You!

TY Enemy...I need to come see you!

Mist1~ TY....thath means a lot coming from you...you are quite the writer.

Singleton~ Lord knows girl, ILY2, and am glad you could 'borrow' the neighbors internet to check in on us in a virtual way. P&L

Anonymous said...

Looks like so much fun maybe I'll come next year!

crallspace said...

Peace is a hopeful for 2007... we are nearing 3,000 American casualties, and countless more Iraqis. It's a shame.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by my Sunflower blog and supporting me!
Welcome back anytime.

Happy Healthy New Year!


I will Exercise for Comments!
Sunflower

skinnylittleblonde said...

BBE ~ You would be most welcome to join us & I know you'd blend right in!
Crallspace....thanks for dropping by. Peace is possible, may you have some in the New Year.
Sunflower~like your name & profile description...just now checked it out for the 1st time... Good Luck on your endeavors!

Anonymous said...

Skinny,Hope you and your family had a great New year's eve.Happy new year!

Anonymous said...

Happy new Year, I look forward to reading lots more fun stuff on your blog in the coming year!

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Pixie said...

Some great pics there skinny.

Have a wonderful 2007 x

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Lady.

Anonymous said...

Many attractive people.

Happy New year!

Anonymous said...

Wow, what an excellent holiday vibe. Happy new years.

Anonymous said...

Skinny,you have been MIA for sometime!I hope everything is fine.Take care.

Anonymous said...

Knock, knock. Anybody home?

Enemy of the Republic said...

We miss ya.

Beerspitnight said...

Hope you had a great time over the holidays!

Anne said...

Hi Skinny, long time no blog... how are you? Everything OK?

skinnylittleblonde said...

TY Everyone....
All is good here....I miss all of you & have only been busy as a bee in other aspects of my life. Now that the holidays have passed, inventory is done at work and my root canal (ugh) is done maybe I can get back into the groove of things.
Thanks All for boping by~peace &love to all.

Baron Ectar said...

I miss you SKL - tell them fairys to let you go for a few!

Anonymous said...

It's been a while since I've stopped by your page. I love all the pictures you have now. The voyeur in me is very happy. I love seeing other people's living rooms at Christmas...

No said...

SLB,

I miss ya! Please talk about being blond in your next post..I'm serious..I think I have a serious prejudice against blonds,and I want to stop it..now!!!

Viking Fan

lotusblossoms51 said...

...Love the Peace sign Painting!!! Who's artfull hand was that? What a great picture of you and your sisters, I feel the LOVE~ I've told you this before butt I'm gonna tell you again...You are all so lucky to have each other~ Thru the good times & the bad, ugly and the sad. In the mud in the blood in the beer and in the tears. YOU ARE BLESSED~
I love you~ my sweet soul sistas mucho~ C

mindy said...

i love shiny things!