Saturday, December 31, 2005

Surrendering to the flow

Thats what I've been doing...in short, in addition to the holidays which includes Kwanzaa that has been low key this year but will aim to cook for and reflect on the last day tomorrow.  We also have lots of family birthdays in December and January and I'm a first time grandmother to a baby boy, Adrian II.  He is struggling to breath on his on so we've been back and forth to the hospital.  He was born on my mother's birthday, the 27th and I'm celebrating my 45th today...I love it that my birthday is on the day of Creativity (Kuumba in Swahili) for Kwanzaa and of course New Year's Eve...after running a few errands in a bit I'm going to come back home and prepare the Mexican Soup that Gerrie at Crazy for Fiber shared some months ago along with Jamaican meat patties, Zuchinni Fritters with Horseradish sauce, a salad, and hopefully I can stand on my feet long enough to make my favorite recipe for pound cake.  Peter is taking care of any libations for the day, but I had wanted to do a Martini buffet...but let it go...these days I can barely get through one glass of anything without falling asleep.  :) 



I'll be back on track with Color and Composition soon...but for at least a few more days, I'll surrender to the flow.  Peace!



17 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Karoda!!
    I'm sending good thoughts your way that your new grandson will be breathing better soon.

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  2. Oh! if I had known it was your birthday, I would have baked a cake. Take it easy and enjoy these times with your family. I will hold your grandbaby in my prayers. What is his/her name? Hope you enjoy the soup!!
    A big Hippo Birdy to you!

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  3. Happy Birthday, Karoda! And congratulations on becoming a grandma! I, too, will pray for Adrian.
    Your lunch sounds divine...

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  4. How appropriate that your birthday is on the day of Creativity. Happy Birthday and Congratulations! Hope little Adrian is doing better. Again, best wishes for a Happy Birthday and a joyous New Year's Eve.

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  5. Happy Birthday, Happy Grandmotherhood, Happy Kwanza and Happy New Year!!
    So many blessings.

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  6. Happy Birthday, Karoda. Congrats on the grandbaby and hope he is doing okay. Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year!

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  7. Happy Birthday, you young girl you! Will keep Baby Adrian in my prayers and vigil tonight and into '06.
    Blessings to you, my new in'05 friend.

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  8. Happy birthday for yesterday and happy new year, Karoda - we were born just over a year apart! (I was 46 on the 15th!). And congratulations on your new grandmotherhood status - I hope Adrian thrives...

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  9. happy birthday and happy grandmothering....nothing better than a baby!!!Ginger

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  10. Happy Birthday! wonderful week of wonder for you!

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  11. Happy Birthday Karoda! Congrats on being a grandmother. My first child had breathing problems when he was born, he spent 2 weeks in the hospital. I'm sure Adrian will pull through this. My son Luke, will be 25 this month.

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  12. Karoda,Happy Birthday to you. A grandmother,congratulations. I will keep baby Adrian in my prayers. With all you've got going on, keep life low key. Color and Composition can keep till life is a little less hectic.

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  13. Happy Birthday Karoda (sorry it's a little bit late - just catching up on the blogs). We both turned 45 this year (mine was in nov). Hope lunch was fabulous, wishing all the best for next year!

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  14. Karoda, Happy, happy birthday and Kwanza blessings to you. How very appropriate that you were born on the day of Creativity! Sending prayers and healing energy for your new grandson. Jen

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  15. Happy Belated Birthday, dear one. We went through twins born at 25 weeks and you should see them now. Miracles do happen. Sending lots of love and light your way.

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  16. I'm late as usual, but want to wish you a happy birthday Karoda and thank you for the kind and encouraging words you've given me this last year. I'm working on baby quilts for twins born at 32 weeks (now 3 months old and thriving) -- I will add prayers for Adrian to the good intentions I'm sewing into these quilts.

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  17. Bringing up the rear here, a belated happy everything to you, Karoda!! I'm finally catching up with the blogs. Congrats on the grandbaby - been there/done that with a couple of preemie grandkids and they are fine. Fingers x'd for you, too. It is big fun, right, Gabrielle?

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