Sunday, December 04, 2005

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Philly Winter Birthday


Congratulations to my on-line friend Jean, on her new baby boy. Jean is the only person who answers my blog and I never know if she finds my messages back to her. A baby is a big deal, so she at least deserves a mention. Way to go Jean!
I'm happily sitting in my disheveled computer room; the kitten is playing at my feet and Moon kitten is inspecting or something. It's quiet and I'm grateful. Maybe life will begin to gradually get back to normal. This was my birthday weekend and the winter has begun. Walking down our icy cement steps this evening to go to dinner sucked; being in the North most of the time from November through March is living in an undefrosted freezer. Immediately after the hurricane damage is swept away and the electricity comes back on, I'd like to leave for Florida, land of wall-to-wall malls. We have a lot of great family there otherwise my feet would never walk on that filled in swamp.
Philly is a great city, not overlarge, but big enough and close enough to New York to be desirable. We have great mayor who used to be a nasty cheatin' guy, and a bunch of old politicos right out of 1955. The 1970s--they were the real 1960s--never hit South Philly or the Polish and Irish folks near the river. Those neighborhoods and the 50s are mostly where our lawmakers hail from, except for the Philly Afro-American politicians who don't have fond memories of that period. Maybe getting one's head bashed by a cop for sitting on the porch wasn't fun.
I hated the 50s because I was a kid and wasn't allowed my own thoughts, feelings, or shoes without laces. The 60s weren't so hot either; I was married with Honey, but all I did was fight with Harry and get my hair done. I also used to paint all night and send Honey out to play during the day. But the 70s were my time to shine. I won a full-paid scholarship to the Pa. Academy of Fine Arts and loved the place; I started the rest of my life. My real life. The best part. My memory is I think sifting out the bad stuff, but that's the good part of either: lupus, dementia, or growing older. I don't care; I'm happier and don't have a choice anyway.
So this was my birthday weekend and I spent it with my family. It's trite to say how much I love them but I do. And I feel blessed because I truly am. I had a very good time.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Jean said...

Thank you! I DO get your messages back hun! I adore your blog! As for Elijah,..we just can't wait to see him in person however I'll admit there is a certain lonliness after the kicking is gone even though you get to hold them & snuggle them,..you just feel kinda,..empty? lol,..silly rambling me,..

My computer desk is utter chaos! My cats don't help,...Be well xox!

7:15 AM  
Blogger painterjayne said...

Thank you! I'm so glad you like my blog; it makes me feel good to hear that.
What a great name Elijah is. When will he come home?
You know, I remember that empty feeling. I loved being pregnant; it was the most wonderful feeling. A great time. I think that feeling makes you cherish the child more. That's how I feel about my Brian.
And my stuff is totally on the floor so don't feel bad. The cats have knocked everything off. It looks like a paper and stuff rug.
You be well too.
xo
Jaynee

12:29 PM  
Anonymous Jean said...

They say I'm due April 28th 06 but I may go early,...He's super active, doc says the most active he's ever seen!
About 1/2 way down this page http://that-grrl.co.nr/?page_id=39 there's the newest ultrasound pics,..One you can see his face clearly & the other,..well,..lol,...look where the tiny skeletal hand seems to be pointing,..his pee-pee is in plain view & he already seems proud of it! He's huge now too,...It hardly seems that its more than 1/2 way through,..
His full name will be :
Elijah Deacon Ryan
(if a boy I got to pick the first name & if a girl Andrew got to pick the first name)

6:54 AM  
Blogger painterjayne said...

I have to go see the pictures later. We did that with Brian and the pictures made me very happy.
Hugs,
Jaynee

6:55 PM  
Anonymous mimigee said...

Hi, Painterjayne. I came by your blog quite by accident. Had just been to the artists' rant page, which is great! I wish there had been such a thing when I went to art school in the sixties. Incidentally at that particular art school I was considered a total mediocrity and just fodder for the school system; unfortunately taught there 15 years. Like you I later went to PAFA, which I enjoyed very much and learned a lot from.

You have a wonderful blog. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings.

9:34 PM  
Blogger painterjayne said...

Mimi, where is the artists rant page? Sounds good. uh oh one-armed typing--kitten on other. Also, where's your work? and I got the same crappy reaction. Ya just have to do what you want anyway.
Big hug to you,
Jaynee/Painterjayne

12:40 AM  

6 Comments:

Thank you! I DO get your messages back hun! I adore your blog! As for Elijah,..we just can't wait to see him in person however I'll admit there is a certain lonliness after the kicking is gone even though you get to hold them & snuggle them,..you just feel kinda,..empty? lol,..silly rambling me,..

My computer desk is utter chaos! My cats don't help,...Be well xox!

By Anonymous Jean, at 7:15 AM  

Thank you! I'm so glad you like my blog; it makes me feel good to hear that.
What a great name Elijah is. When will he come home?
You know, I remember that empty feeling. I loved being pregnant; it was the most wonderful feeling. A great time. I think that feeling makes you cherish the child more. That's how I feel about my Brian.
And my stuff is totally on the floor so don't feel bad. The cats have knocked everything off. It looks like a paper and stuff rug.
You be well too.
xo
Jaynee

By Blogger painterjayne, at 12:29 PM  

They say I'm due April 28th 06 but I may go early,...He's super active, doc says the most active he's ever seen!
About 1/2 way down this page http://that-grrl.co.nr/?page_id=39 there's the newest ultrasound pics,..One you can see his face clearly & the other,..well,..lol,...look where the tiny skeletal hand seems to be pointing,..his pee-pee is in plain view & he already seems proud of it! He's huge now too,...It hardly seems that its more than 1/2 way through,..
His full name will be :
Elijah Deacon Ryan
(if a boy I got to pick the first name & if a girl Andrew got to pick the first name)

By Anonymous Jean, at 6:54 AM  

I have to go see the pictures later. We did that with Brian and the pictures made me very happy.
Hugs,
Jaynee

By Blogger painterjayne, at 6:55 PM  

Hi, Painterjayne. I came by your blog quite by accident. Had just been to the artists' rant page, which is great! I wish there had been such a thing when I went to art school in the sixties. Incidentally at that particular art school I was considered a total mediocrity and just fodder for the school system; unfortunately taught there 15 years. Like you I later went to PAFA, which I enjoyed very much and learned a lot from.

You have a wonderful blog. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings.

By Anonymous mimigee, at 9:34 PM  

Mimi, where is the artists rant page? Sounds good. uh oh one-armed typing--kitten on other. Also, where's your work? and I got the same crappy reaction. Ya just have to do what you want anyway.
Big hug to you,
Jaynee/Painterjayne

By Blogger painterjayne, at 12:40 AM  

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