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May. 25th, 2011

spottedcheshire

Moving

For those of you still watching my LJ, I've moved to Blogger for some various and varied reasons. So here's the link to that:

http://foxfiremuse.blogspot.com/

Just thought I'd let you know. See you there...

May. 13th, 2010

spottedcheshire

Trust.

Trust is such a fragile thing. And I think I have none left in me now.


To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved. -George Macdonald

Few delights can equal the mere presence of one whom we trust utterly. -George MacDonald
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May. 7th, 2010

spottedcheshire

Changes

Things are changing again. I'm growing up. Becoming whole, integrating myself. I have the shadow of fate hanging over me and it is a shadow I welcome with open arms, with joy as a lover in the night.

Please understand I do what I must.

Wish me well, I beg of you.
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Nov. 13th, 2009

spottedcheshire

quote of the day

You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence.
You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.
-Abraham Lincoln
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Aug. 15th, 2009

snow leopard love

7 months tomorrow

Isabella will be 7mo tomorrow. Hard to believe it's been that long already. She's crawling, and standing, and chattering away. She tries to eat everything she can get her grubby little paws on (I know... babies do that!) I'm still nursing, though we're letting her taste solid food here and there. I'm going to try to nurse as long as possible, max the benefits. Caroline is prouder than ever, and even more excited now that her baby sister is of an age that they can actually play together a bit. We're trying to read lots of books to her but she prefers eating them to listening. Oh, and she loves the Dell Lollipop commercial, but we can't figure out if it's the song or the bright shiny colors she likes. And my dear cub also really enjoys the iTunes visualizer. It's actually rather amusing to see her sit here and watch the jellyfish animation dance around.

I try to cherish every moment, but even as they happen they're so fleeting I'm afraid I'll never store enough up to last... motherhood is the greatest blessing and the worst agony a woman could ever endure. It's strength, and weakness, and terror and joy. And I've got two girls to watch grow up. I am so proud of them... and yet I weep to see how fast they grow. Caroline was with her grandparents not quite two months and she grew so much in so short a span! I can't believe how much I missed in that little bit of time. She's seven years old but Goddess help me, she acts like she's 17 going on 70!!! What did I ever do to deserve such children?? Mike is the best father. You should see him with Bella... all tender and smiling like there's nothing else in the world but her. He rocks her to sleep when she's having a bad night and she conks out on his shoulder. He checks her every time she bumps her head, and reassures her that she's okay. I would never have imagined my life would be like this. I never thought I'd have kids, much less more than one... never mind the amazing husband! At best, I figured it would be a long rough road to find my soulmate but he popped out of nowhere and now... now I have the fullest heart and warmest home I can imagine. Sure, our house is old and falling apart in places, but it's ours, and my family is here.

I am reminded of Robert Burns' statement, in "The White Goddess"
"All acts of love and pleasure are My rituals."
Then every day is a ritual to Her, for my every act is one of love and pleasure.
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Jan. 22nd, 2009

snow leopard love

arrival!

Isabella Aislinn Rose Evans arrived friday, jan 16. she was 7lb, 11oz. she looks like her daddy. she is a happy, healthy, strong, beautiful baby girl. So we are now a family of four...

and all is right and well with my world.

Jun. 6th, 2008

spottedcheshire

quote, for all you Trekkies and Winnie the Pooh fans...

For any and all of those who harbor fondness (secret or otherwise) for Star Trek and/or Winnie the Pooh... I found this quote on one of my yahoogroups and had to share.

"Bother," said Pooh, "Eeyore, ready two photon torpedoes and lock phasers on
the Heffalump, Piglet, meet me in transporter room three. Christopher Robin,
you have the bridge."

you may now dissolve into laughter.
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May. 15th, 2008

spottedcheshire

random quizness... cause I could


What Kind of Empath Are You?
created with QuizFarm.com
You scored as Artist

You are an Artist Empath, one who creates their own reality and infuses the realities of others with your energy & emotions. You are poetic and sensitive. You turn your feelings into creations and share them with the world. Everything you touch turns to song and is freed by the color of your eyes. Your spirit dances with the winds and paints delight in the evening sky. (from the "Book of Storms" by Jad Alexander at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Empaths/)


Healer


85%

Artist


85%

Universal


80%

Judge


80%

Shaman


80%

Fallen Angel


65%

Traveler


60%

Precog


55%


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Jan. 31st, 2008

spottedcheshire

quote of the week....

"But on this most auspicious of nights, permit me then, in lieu of the more commonplace sobriquet, to suggest the character of this dramatis persona. Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin van-guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it's my very good honor to meet you, and you may call me V."

I just saw V for Vendetta. for the first time. let me say, that man has one of the sexiest voices ever.

that movie is evil incarnate. I giggled the whole way through it, for the sheer delight of it. the 1812 overture has taken on a whole new dimension of meaning. ye gods.
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Dec. 19th, 2007

spottedcheshire

Blessed Yule, Happy Hogamany

Walk safe in blessed light
May the sun light your way
As does the moon in dark of night
The year draws to longest shadows
Even so... step softly and with a smile
For this is but a waiting doorway
Open upon the golden lands
And the paths of light.
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