Thursday, December 28, 2006

he moves me to poetry..




..i'm wearing my motherly contented smile this moring.. my boy is coming to stay.. Hayden is 27 and an experienced veranda sitter.. i've taught him well.. he has sat on every veranda i have ever had.. and there's been a few.. :) ..tonight.. maybe even this arvo.. we'll sit with a glass of wiine .. just quietly, no need to rush or disturb the quiet energy.. and we'll talk about the months since we last sat in this way.. we'll look to the future, his trip to Germany.. my job prospects in the coming weeks.. ..he knows me well and i know him.. its the history we share that runs so deep.. the knowledge that i will always be in his life and he in mine.. ..its knowing that he admires and approves of me.. and i of him .. that makes our veranda sitting such a sacred ceremony.. something to draw strength from and to take sanctuary in.. my son.. a wild boy with dreads or just willful trusses.. a smokin' drinkin' kinda guy who jumps up and says yes!! ..to every ride that life offers.. ..a clarvouant friend once said of hayden and I, that we have been together in many past lives and have walked together often.. ..it feels just like that .. when we are together.. magic..

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Congratulations Leni !!

our good friend Leni found out yesterday, on christmas day.. that she is expecting a baby.. due at the end of August/early September...





Congrats Leni.. we are so thrilled at your news..





..your precious little one will be a Vrigo...





The Virgo ChildAugust 23 - September 22
Symbol - VirginRuling Planet - MercuryBirthstone - SapphireColor - Violet

The Virgo Personality
If your child is born in Virgo, s/he is cautious, discreet, and not only contemplative but industrious. Virgos will enjoy the things money can buy and will gladly work for them. The Virgo child is self assured but not easily content with the commonplace. S/he will learn quickly but may worry at times. Virgos will be sensitive to their surroundings and have a thirst for knowledge. They will be very careful of details and can view things with a critical eye. The Virgo child is methodical and spends little time speculating on the unknown.
The Virgo child can absorb and learn anything he or she is determined to learn. Virgos want facts; in business they work for greater improvements, sometimes unobserved and unappreciated. These individuals are greatly affected by marriage and expect purity and constancy in mates.
Virgo children are persevering and ingenious as well as very intelligent, but rarely control their own lives or make changes unaided. They make money and spend it for pleasure and education instead of on material things.
Virgo can succeed in life as an agent or intermediary for a large company, or can be a trusted executive assistant for a public or political figure. He or she excels in general commercial ventures, imports and exports, and matters connected with the earth and its products. Virgo persons generally rise in life through their own merits.
Writing, bookkeeping, record keeping, research, and the instruction of others lure this person.

the Virgo Child :
http://www.heavenschild.com.au/virgo_child.html/virgo_child.html

Monday, December 25, 2006

..big plans in the coming year..







In 2007, Rasta and I plan to marry..



some interesing sites supporting and informing same sex marriage..





a thought..
"Marriage is the clasping of hands, the blending of hearts, the union of two lives as one. Your marriage must stand, not by the authority of the state nor by the words of the minister, but by the strength of your love and the power of faith in each other.."

another thought..
we should have lots of music.. TheBard.. the Aborignal woman who sings and plays at the West End markets.. ..a Harp.. a violin.. some blue grass music..

a further thought..
we should have lots of children in the wedding party.. children are a link to the future.. to a time when our marriages will be recognised and celebrated without prejudice..

http://www.sumangala.com/index.php?p=home Brisbane marriage celebrant
words to songs that represent a theme..

Wind Beneath My Wings

It must have been cold there in my shadow To never have sunlight on your face.
You've been content to let me shine. You always walked a step behind.
I was the one with all the glory While you were the one with all the strength.
Only a face without a name And I never once heard you complain.
Did you ever know that you're my hero And everything I'd like to be?
I could fly higher than an eagle 'Cause you are the wind beneath my wings.
It might have appeared to go unnoticed, But I've got it all here in my heart.
I want you to know I know the truth. I would be nothing without you.
Did you ever know that you're my hero And everything I'd like to be?
I could fly higher than an eagle Cause you are the wind beneath my wings.
You are the wind beneath my wings.

Sunshine on my Shoulders

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy
Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry
Sunshine on the water looks so lovely
Sunshine almost always makes me high
If I had a day that I could give you
I'd give to you the day just like today
If I had a song that I could sing for you
I'd sing a song to make you feel this way
Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy
Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry
Sunshine on the water looks so lovely
Sunshine almost always makes me high
If I had a tale that I could tell you
I'd tell a tale sure to make you smile
If I had a wish that I could wish for you
I'd make a wish for sunshine for all the while
Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy
Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry
Sunshine on the water looks so lovely
Sunshine almost all the time makes me high



Take Me Home Country Road
Almost heaven, West Virginia,
Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River.
Life is old there, older than the trees,
younger than the mountainsgrowin' like a breeze.
Country roads, take me home,to the place I belong.
West Virginia, Mountain momma,
Take me home country roads
All my mem'ries, gather round her,
miner's lady, stranger to blue water.
Dark and dusty, painted on the sky,
misty taste of moonshineteardrop in my eye.
Country roads, take me home, to the place I belong.
West Virginia,Mountain momma,
Take me home Country roads
I hear her voice in the morning hour she calls me,
the radio reminds me of my home far away
and driving down the road I get a feeling
that I should have been home yesterday, yesterday.
Country roads take me home, to the place I belong.
West Virginia,Mountain momma,
Take me home, Country roads
Country roads take me home, to the place I belong.
West Virginia,Mountain momma,
Take me home, Country roads
Take me home, Country roads
Take me home, Country roads


I HOPE YOU DANCE

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
you get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger
may you never take one single breath for granted
god forbid love ever leave you empty handed.
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean
whenever one door closes I hope one more opens
promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance
and when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance.I hope you dance.
I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
never settle for the path of least resistance
living might mean taking chances but they're worth taking
loving might be a mistake but its worth making.
Don't let some hell bent heart leave you bitter
when you come close to selling out reconsider
give the heavens above more than just a passing glance
and when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance.I hope you dance.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Christmas message.. from Mace and Rasta..


This Xmas, more than any other, alot of the people we like to share our fun and family times with are not close at hand..

..some of you are in Newcastle and thereabouts.. Nat and Michelle, Ness and Suzie, Stephen, Trish, Pardy, Emma, Linda and Vicki..

..some in Berri, SA.. Gwenda and Ron (mum and dad)

..Marja, in Tasmania

..others scattered throughout OZ.. Elaine, Jacky, SJ, Terri

..some in Sydney.. Hayden, Prue, Even..

..Ghislaine in Canada.. ..Jude in the States..

..and also the new Brisbane mates.. Sue, Annie and Carol, Deb, Di and Mandy, Jacy..

..we just wanted to say merry christmas.. what ever that means for you..

..for us this year, it means a handful of dayz off work for Rasta.. a lobster and prawn lunch at home, hopefully followed by lots of chrissy movie watching.. ..we have a few near christmas invites to party and Hayden is lobbing on the 27th for some veranda sitting and maybe fireworks at South Bank on New Years Eve??.. ..we'll be meeting up with Even at Woodford Folk Fest real soon.. ..and the veranda will be put to good use this saturday, with the Brisbane crew showin' up to rehease bein' badly behaved at chrissy!!.. ..but christmas day will be a homey for us.. lookin' forward to it..

..hoping you enjoy yours and help yourself to a good dose of christmas cheer..

Mace and Rasta..
(sheryl and Merran)

Friday, December 15, 2006

pics of the kids... Mel and Tam





thought i'd just throw these in here for safe keeping.. how nice!!

Rasta is away in sydney for the day and i'm tryin' not to think about the 2 job interviews i've just done.. and what the outcomes might be.. and not doin' very well..

..i wish i could just sleep till the phone rings.. but unfortunately i have to go out and do a day.. Mace

link to
Mel and Tam's baby story


Daily Horoscopes:

Libra

Mentally, you're clear and quick - you could use logic, or a trick. A visit or a phone call chat may show if you'll do this - or that. Now you might be able to speak your mind more openly and frankly - and tell the truth. You may seem to need a hug today, or may be seen as someone who'd give one. Today you might enjoy the pleasure of company at home or while dining out.

another horoscope for Libra :

Nothing but the best is good enough for you, but what you may not realize is that what someone's offering you is their best. Be kind and perceptive, or your high standards may transform into sheer snobbishness in this person's eyes (i like this one.. and i WOULD take either job.. i wont be picky!!)

..who would read these things.. desperate ppl it seems... fingers crossed bunny rabbits..!!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Christmas hats and other beautiful things..



..are you wearing your christmas hat yet..