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Anderson-Glass [Feb. 10th, 2017|04:40 pm]
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Tonight, a concert with Laurie Anderson & Philip Glass. My 49th birthday is some ways off, but Christine considers this an early salvo of the celebration. I've not been much for celebration in recent years, and this year it will be the first anniversary of the rent increase that triggered the move. I'm beginning to find space to hold both the delight in our new home & being close to family and the loss of established connections. I share my birthday with my father & i would love to have a cake decorated with the fine skills my mother developed in handling gum paste and making flowers. I regret, though, that the rest of my family had too much of the very good thing and have dissuaded Mom from making such elaborate cakes. And now i wonder if she can manage any more. Still, being with my Dad on our birthday for the first time in years: that will be a delight.

Another joy+loss is probably one parents find: the dawg consumes attention and time. I've lost some quiet moments and i'm aware of the attention i need to keep on her. It's been almost a month. We still need a bit of supervision around the cats because Christine does not like the cats acting spooked. It's not entirely overprotective, i guess. And Carrie is getting a bit more boisterous and seems likely to chew on random things and pull things out of boxes, etc. No harm yet, but there is the care in attending to where things are left. I expect most of the hyper vigilance will fade away as we have better voice control. She is delightful to watch when she frolics and plays!

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[User Picture]From: tx_cronopio
2017-02-10 10:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, I hope you have fun! I like Laurie Anderson, not so crazy about Glass, but it ain't my bday :).

I miss my mom's bday cakes. They weren't all that special, I guess, but I still miss them.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2017-02-11 04:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

Cakes made by a mom are special no matter how they are made.
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[User Picture]From: amaebi
2017-02-11 03:08 am (UTC)
Happy birthday and many happy returns of the day!
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2017-02-11 04:02 pm (UTC)
It's weeks off yet!
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[User Picture]From: amaebi
2017-02-11 05:00 pm (UTC)
Whoops! Happy Anderson/Glass! Happy broad interpretation of birthday!
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[User Picture]From: randomdreams
2017-02-11 03:39 am (UTC)
I too am more envious of Anderson than Glass, but what a fabulous concert.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2017-02-11 04:03 pm (UTC)
The whole series seemed like it was fantastic -- Christine made it to three of the performances. Some fifty folks made it to all the series, celebrating his 80th birthday.
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[User Picture]From: gurdonark
2017-02-11 10:34 am (UTC)
Phillip Glass and Laurie Anderson sounds like a great show.
I'm glad Carrie is fitting in boisterously but not riotously.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2017-02-11 04:03 pm (UTC)
Indeed, after her lethargy it's good to know she is getting her energy back.
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[User Picture]From: annie_r
2017-02-11 12:21 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a great concert!
Carrie may be a bit more boisterous as she has settled in and is testing her boundaries with you. Dogs are more work than cats, but also encourage more outdoor exercise!
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2017-02-11 03:34 pm (UTC)
It was wonderful and the last one in an 6 part celebration at UNC.

Most of her boisterousness comes about as rearing up and bouncing in greeting. I need to get a video of her chasing her toy.
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