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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

My Lovely Daughters

Mist, Tabs and Pip pose before their piano recital
A dramatic pose
A relaxed pose
Mom couldn't stay away
Me and my girls

Tabitha and Mistaya played piano at The Dorchester retirement home last evening. The students perform and the residents enjoy Christmas piano music. On entering the facility we were ambushed by a very angry old woman who was obviously suffering from dementia. She shouted at us to STOP! I TOLD YOU TO STOP! What is wrong with you? Don't you listen? It was rather horrible to be shouted at as angrily. I tried to calm her by saying, "Pardon me?" in a calm voice but that only made her nastier.
Mist and Tabs both home today. Mist sore throat and Tabs nausea. I had a tummy bug on the weekend so perhaps this is what is wrong with Tabs. Pip and I are fine though. Pip is always busy playing with Fernando, drawing or playing with her cousin Artemis. 
No Christmas tree yet as we have been running around all week and haven't even had a chance to get the week's groceries. 
Mistaya's sleep over party was a great success on the weekend. However she seems to have ended up with this sore throat and has yet to go to school this week. She missed her band concert last night because playing the bass clarinet is impossible with a sore throat.
Me? Busy working out, doing my thesis study, shopping for Christmas presents, attending concerts, children's lessons. Feeling a little Christmas season fatigue already. I am a low key Christmas girl. I'd rather have the simplest holiday in the world. I don't like mass commercialism and feasting. But the only way to achieve the simple Christmas is to travel far away each year. My goal would be to volunteer as an ecotourist each Christmas and spend the holiday working with wild life around the globe. Such plans are very pricey for a family of five and this is why I don't. 

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3 Comments:

Blogger theresa_hart said...

Girls are glamorous as always!

December 8, 2010 at 8:33 AM  
Blogger Johan said...

Volunteering as an ecotourist? Do tourists 'volunteer' for their fun or is it ecotourist guiding perhaps?
Yes, those girls are healthy looking very pretty models. Lucky you!

December 8, 2010 at 12:47 PM  
Blogger Melissa Mix Hart said...

As crazy as it seems one volunteers to work at an animal sanctuary and pays to be there. Most of the volunteer stints cost about $1000/week and that does not include airfare.

December 8, 2010 at 2:09 PM  

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