Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Dia De Guadalupe

Happy Dia De Guadalupe!

Whether you get down with a traditional Guadalupe

or a more modern manifestation

Or if, in fact, you rest easy with her in roses

We should all take a minute to thank this Goddess of the Americas.
She brought roses in winter
She preserved the Goddess in the face of a colonizing religion
She has brought me, personally, indescribable gifts. For that I thank her.

In other news, I have some others to thank as well.

With many thanks for the "gentle encouragement" from AMack, CutiePants and Rivolta, I should apologize for my inexplicable hiatus. Things are bonkers at work right now and frankly, things are so enjoyable at home that I don't want to retreat into the basement to blog. At the same time there's quite a bit going on in the world and in my world. Most of the time I have either an excited sense of "Oh, I am SO blogging this!" or a heavy sense of "Goddamnit, I'm going to have to blog this, aren't I??"

So I have a list of things spinning in my head but I'm not being particularly witty because I don't have much time right now. Let me quote a dear friend and superior blogger: "It's just that sometimes, I find myself giving in to the dominant linguistic and cultural paradigm, because I just don't have the creative power necessary to generate my own description of events without falling back on cliches." So rather than following her lead of being ridiculously intellectually lazy
I'll pacify everyone with a quick Khubz story. I'll get to the political ranting & ravings of Islam and violence against women, of receiving federally funded technical assistance about my lack of parenting skills, of the pure and utter freedom we have all felt since Scully finished her last final. . . But until I garner the creative power necessary just settle in with this: Khubz has learned to count to three.

Khubz divides the world into three categories.

1. That which is of the mommies. This includes the mommies themselves and anything they keep on or near their person. Cell phones, their hair, any food they might be eating. Anything which falls into this category is of goodness and should be shared one and all.

2. That which is of nonono. This includes a wide range of things, many of which dangle invitingly on a tree newly erected in the living room. Tinsle, electrical outlets, remote controls--you get the idea. Anything which falls into this category should be secretly coveted until the moment is right.

3. That which is of bananas. This really just includes bananas but all of bananas: The banana itself, the banana peel, the mere suggestion that there might be more bananas. Anything which falls into this category must be devoured immediately and stuffed into one's mouth while demanding more.

I can't wait to see what happens when she learns to count to 10. Stay tuned.


cutiepants said...



love you!

Anonymous said...

a little dried fruit and a bonus cookie always seal the deal!


scully said...

Thank you Our Lady of Guadalupe, i prayed for a miracle and you gave us Khubz.

Sarcastic Mom (aka Lotus) said...

LOL Lovely categories.

I had no idea Braden could count to three, but it looks like he can, because you could have written that list just for our house.

frog ponds rock... said...

*waves* I had been missing you..

Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry christmas..

ps. I am not having a christmas tree this year because it would be too much of a temptation for Miss Amy, and I don't like to say nonono when she comes to visit..

cheers kim..

Two Shews said...

What about four? Being "mah bebe, mah Lupe!?"

You know, someone ought to get a tattoo of that Guadalupe lady. She's pretty cool. Taking collections?

Miss you guys like Spring-- when can we play? (We could make curtains if you'd like to cover my ass!)

Veronica said...

You have been in my house talking to my daughter haven't you!?

belledame222 said...

These are gorgeous, thank you!