Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Back to Blogging

Back to Blogging
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Well, after a wonderful 3 day weekend spent with Gi, it is back to school with Dar'mate today. Gi and I don't get a lt of work done we we are together.

Everyone helped to finally put away our Christmas decorations and while the furniture was still away from the walls, we took care of some projects. First of all we put up the crown moulding, chair rails, and baseboards in the living room. After that, we framed some nice prints and hung a few. We have more to hang and have some art prints on the way to us. The pictures that were hung today are cropped posters that everyone liked. It makes an inexpensive way to get art on the walls.

I am hoping to finish the living room this month. Next month, we will be working on gettting our kitchen just right. We have a lot of work ahead of us.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


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I had no idea when Dar'mate spoke of making me a trunk full of Little Women clothing it would lead to such photographic humiliation. Not only did she make me sit around in my under-garments, she photographed them and has posted picutres all over the web. I am so embarrassed.
The only good thing that has come of this ordeal is that I now have the correct undergarments to wear beneath my 1860's fashions. Although I must say that wearing all these clothes makes it impossible to sit in a chair with arms. I have been sitting on my piano banch or an ottoman when wearing the complete outfit.
Today Dar'mate is working on a blouse for me. She decided that I need more than one blouse if i am to have numerous suits.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Shri and Gi

Shri and Gi
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This is my favorite picture of the two of us. I am so glad Gi is home. I don't know what i would do without my Gi.

Girard is Home!

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So all is right in my world. Gi would have been home as promised but he got held up at the airport trying to get home. You see, he left to have a magical procedure done. I am very short for one of the people. So, Gi had his height magically altered to be closer to mine. He is still much taller than I am, but not enough that people question his origins. The only problem is that he forgot to have the height changed on his identification. He made it from the first airport without a problem, but he was detained in St. Louis because security noticed the discrepancy on his id. Finally, someone ruled that it must have been a clerical error because no one was really as tall as his id stated and sent him on his way. Gi would have made it home sooner, if the man who made the decision hadn't been on vacation until Friday. I am glad to have him home again, but I wish he had made it for New Years Eve.

Friday, January 7, 2011

New Years Eve 2

New Years Eve 2
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We had champagne at midnight, but shortly afterwards i curled up and fell asleep. Dar'mate, carried me off to bed and gave me my nightgown. I was so tired; I fell right back to sleep.

New Years Eve 1

New Years Eve 1
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Here is the beginning of my New Years Eve. I woke up just after 6:00 pm. I had been up until the wee hours making sure that everything was ready for the party. I also spent time with my little sister Amina. She tried on every dress she owns before choosing a dress to attend the party. I understand that this was her first party since Dima arrived, but she was making me crazy. Especially when she wanted to throw out everything that she thought he might think looked too young.
I must admit, I was more than a little disturbed when Thorley and Dima removed my piano from the livingroom to make room for their pool table.
I think Amina looked adorable sitting on the floor with her Dimas. The only problem was that I was lonely, even in the midst of family and friends, because Girarard wasn't there.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Years Day

New Years Day 2
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Dar'mate documented a day in my life for New Years Eve and New Years Day from 6 pm to 6pm. For the last few pictures, she decided to make a single page in Photoscape. It came out so well that she is planning to redo the rest in the same format.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I have the blues

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Today was the first day back at school, but my heart isn't in it. I really miss Girard. I had so looked forward to Christmas and New Years, but both felt sort of flat without Gi here. Seeing the pictures of Asha so happy with Jake didn't help, either. Don't mind me, I am happy for my twin, but I am having a little pity party right now. Gi said he was on his way home, maybe he will arrive today.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Christmas Eve

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My Aunt Jo brought me a porcelain coffee service back from her trip to Germany. It was so sweet of her to think of me while traveling.

Singing Christmas Carols

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On December 23, we taught T'Saralonde Christmas Carols. She really enjoyed Jingle Bells and insisted it should be a drinking song. It was very strange to not have Asha accompanying me on her flute as I played. We have played Christmas duets as long as I can remember. T'saralonde wants to play an instrument with us next year. I also missed Girard singing with me. Thorley's tenor was nice, but we really needed Girard's baritone on some of my favorite songs.

Ladies Who Lunch

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On December 22, Dar'mate and I had lunch out with a friend and her companion doll, Hitty Yasu. It was a nice, relaxing meal with lots of laughter and talking. Hitty Yasu and I are old friends and always glad to get together and share a meal or adventure. We took this time to exchange presents as well. I gave Yasu a Christmas stocking that I helped Dar'mate make and she gave me some lovely yarn that will make a wonderful shawl.
Everyone really enjoyed the carrot cake for dessert.

December 17 was a traumatic day

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Asha, my identical twin took off to Utah to live with her Jake. I knew this day was coming. She first dreamed of him when she was ten, but I didn't really want to deal with it. Asha has always been there for me and I never really thought about the fact that someday it would change.
While I was busy seeing her off, Girard left for parts unknown and left a note saying he would be in contact by New Year's Eve. I got an email from him yesterday to expect my home Tuesday or Wednesday, depending on what flight he can get. I still don't know why he left or what was so important that he missed Christmas and New Year's Eve. He said all would be made clear when I saw him.
Knowing that Asha is with Jake made it all the harder being away from Girard during the holidays.

Trying to get caught up

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Looking back, this was the day that I got behind in my blogging. You see, this was the day that Dar'mate decided that I needed a trunk wardrobe from the 1860's. She had been surfing doll stores on the net again and saw the trunks for the Madame Alexander Coquette size Little Women dolls. It was a limited edition of four trunk dolls. Amy in Paris, Jo in New York, Meg's Wedding and Beth traveling. Amy and Jo are long since sold out, but the trunks for Meg and Beth are still available.
You are probably wondering how that relates to my blog.
You have no time to think and write if you are a fit mannequin. This was the first day she started on the outfits. I already have a suit and blouse, under-petticoat and half a hoop-skirt. After she made the suit and blouse, she ordered more Susan Sirkis patterns, this time for 1861-1865.
My goal today is to get caught up through at least my Christmas entries.