Gong He Fat Choy -Ding Hai 4705

Happy Chinese New Year! It is the Year of the Pig and it began yesterday. Without any conscous effort on my part, I ended up wearing all red which is the color worn to celebrate. I don't know about you, I am not Chinese but I really appreciate the idea of a New Year right about now. This year has already been quite complex and full and the opportunity to join in consciousness for newness appeals to me. I don't look a gift year in the mouth.

And neighborhood rumour has it that there shall be another (new) Starbucks in the 'hood! Dan the Man, our resident Normal Heights guardian angel, thinks that the construction on Felton and Adams will transform into a new Starbucks. If that is true, I will be there with bells on for opening day. Not sure how Lestat's feels about this-- this is one aspect of the Starbucks corporation that does not amuse me. Now if we could only convince Starbucks to hire me as their resident concierge, hostess or chaplain....

For most of the USA, this is a national holiday, President's Day. America's way of giving nod to two to two count em', presidents in one. And another work day off for most folk. Here in San Diego we have been witness to a very big rainstorm. I normally love rainy days but right now this weather is interfering with the ability of MY GUY moving his stuff over. Yep--we are beginning a new chapter together in this new year and starting off in cohabitation. There's much to be done to get the place ready for his arrival even though this would be such a good day to simply curl up with the cat and a book and a cuppa tea. Hmmmmm, maybe I can talk him into doing that with Belle and I later? Raise a glass to love.

The rain is always so significant. It changes the ions in the air; it waters nature and it washes our cars. It is also such a spiritual cleansing, too. A good way to clear the way for this adopted new year. And yet, rainy days can so easily lend themselves to wafts of sadness or nostalgia. Not that one has to reach far for that. Many of us are still finding our balance after Walker's passing. Oh, Good Grief. Charlie Brown was smarter than we thought.

Here is the information needed if any of the readers wish to make a donation in Walker's honor:

Family and friends may make donations to the Infant Special Care Center by making out their checks to "Infant Special Care Center" and forwarding them to me, Jan Hebert, Nurse Manager. Checks should be addressed to Infant Special Care Center, UCSD Medical Center, 200 West Arbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92103-8638. I will be sure the Development Office acknowledges their donation amount and includes the tax ID number in our special note of thanks for their tax returns.

Having visited this ICU department, I can attest to the loving care that they provide to families and the newborns.

Hope everyone finds their own personal Breath Space today.

Comments

TK said…
And a HCNY to you too. Didn't realize it was that time.

There is an article in the North Park News about Starbucks and how much the other local coffee shops and not liking it. Can't say I blame them.

Well, congrats on the cohab thang.
Give it a another go. What the heck. The power of love. OH YEAH! };-)

I'm feeling sad, powerless and a little confused about Walker, but especially about his folks. I want to reach out but totally understand, appreciate and respect their request for privacy.
(A memorial candle was lit for him at Sunday service too.)

This rain reminds me of growing up in Seattle. I like it but hope it doesn't last to long.

That's it for now. Take care and remember that we can start our day (year, month, week, minute) over when ever we want to.
TK said…
And a HCNY to you too. Didn't realize it was that time.

There is an article in the North Park News about Starbucks and how much the other local coffee shops and not liking it. Can't say I blame them.

Well, congrats on the cohab thang.
Give it a another go. What the heck. The power of love. OH YEAH! };-)

I'm feeling sad, powerless and a little confused about Walker, but especially about his folks. I want to reach out but totally understand, appreciate and respect their request for privacy.
(A memorial candle was lit for him at Sunday service too.)

This rain reminds me of growing up in Seattle. I like it but hope it doesn't last to long.

That's it for now. Take care and remember that we can start our day (year, month, week, minute) over when ever we want to.
ellie said…
Hey - an addendum is that if you write Walker Dworak in the memo line, they'll know why they are getting a check : )

TK and others, it's ok to contact me by email. I just didn't want tons of phone calls while we were spending last moments with our son.

I've written some on baby Walker's passage here, which might help with confusion: http://smallmonkey.wordpress.com/

with love,
el

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