Tuesday, October 9, 2012

last thanksgiving update - another good one!

so yesterday was October 8th and that is our friends' S&D's daughter's birthday...and she turned 8!!! anyway, they planned to have thanksgiving dinner yesterday and incorporate their daughters birthday as well.

a little about their daughter. her name is J. she is delightful. from the first minute she saw me she "glommed" me and has not let go since. every time we see her she spends the entire time in my lap or in my arms. she is beautiful, incredibly intelligent, incredibly-gifted and i love her. she pronounces my name "kym-bah".

i love her. she is so smart.

we went to S&D's, very dear friends of ours - in fact, S is the very first friend we made when we showed up at that first community event over a year and a half ago and she took us under her wing and to what we now call "the head table". she and D have 2 daughters, both named J - J1 is 13, super-freakin-intelligent and has just joined army cadets. and loves it! J2 just turned 8 yesterday and she is a royal terror.

so we went to S&D's...had a fabulous turkey dinner meal with all of the fixings...i ate all of the gravy without realizing it - oops, my bad - but S just laughed it off. D's Mom and brother were also there and it was nice to see them again. J2 kept saying throughout supper - "kym-bah, this is the best thanksgiving ever!". and we would all ask her - "why?". and she would roll her eyes and say "because it's my boothday too!" - bahahahahahah! she rubbed me and touched me and put her feet on me and sat on me all throughout dinner. the weight of her little body felt good and felt healing after this weekend. one life passes...and one continues.

dinner is over and we all go into the living room to open presents. "kym-bah, you sit beside me". she tears through gifts with no thought of anything except ripping open the paper and getting the gift. once she sees the gift, she dumps it in my lap and moves on to the next. i try and re-pack the gifts as best as i can.

the week previously when her mother, S, asked us to come to supper and the party, i asked her if J2 liked barbies. i have a collection of barbies and they really have no place here in the Manor. S said that J2 loooooves barbies so i told S about my collection. and S said that i could not give J2 collectors items because she would rip them out of the box - destroy their clothes, their hair, etc.

anyway, i gave her the first in the series, collector's edition Pink Ice 1996 barbie. it's worth about $38 bucks so not too expensive. and it was in it's original box and the box had never been opened. J2 screamed when she saw that the box was from me and jambaloney. she tore through the wrapping like a meth head searching under sofa cushions and then screamed "oh this is the best present ever!" - bahahahahahahah! she ooohed and awwwed and she read the front of the box "foost in uh see-rees, coe-lektuhs uh-dee-shon, pink ice". then she hugged me and hugged me. i told her that i had had that barbie for over 15 years.

"kym-bah, you never took her out of the box?" - no, honey, i was collecting barbies then and she is my favourite. "kym-bah, can i take her out of the box?". of course honey.

the box is a goner in seconds. like totally ripped to shreds and there is no taping it back together. the two of us undo all of the twist-ties together. her mother says, "J2, that is a collectors item and you don't play with it. we will put it on it's stand on your dresser."

J2 - "kymbah, what's wrong with her hair? i can't get these curls out!". she rips off the elastic holding the barbie's beautifully-coifed hair and then starts trying to brush it. "kym-bah, you hold the head and pull when i say" as she starts trying to brush the barbie's hair. after she tried brushing for a bit, she got tired and put the barbie on the table on it's stand. her sister, J1 said "J2, why did you put the barbie on it's stand?"

J2 put her arms on her hips, rolled her eyes, and in the most petulant voice i have ever heard said "because it's a COE-LEKTER'S UH-DEE-SHON"!!!!!!! the barbie's perfectly coifed curls were sticking out everywhere in something that looked like a Medusa-afro, the back of the dress was ripped, we had lost the silver shoes somewhere in the couch....but yes, it WAS a collector's edition and she knew it. she loved it.

we all killed ourselves laughing.

what a way to end thanksgiving. with many hugs and kisses from 2 beautiful girls and from our friends. with bellies full of turkey and all of the fixings.

it has been quite the weekend.

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  1. J2 has the best gift of all: a kym-bah doll!

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    1. bahahahahahah! that's a good one, Grand!

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  2. Nice story sis. There's nothing like the gift of giving to warm ones heart. Happy Birthday J !

    I love you Kymbah ! Always, forever and a Day !
    xoxoxoxoxoxo

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    1. thanks sis - she is such a little cutie and i have this collection of barbies that really have no place here. i can give them to her and she will play with them and wreck them - bahahahahahah! always, forever and a day, sis! xoxoxox

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  3. you gave a collecting item; barbie doll to an eight year old girl?

    she sees only a doll, not a dollar sign or collectors value.

    wonderfull of you to do so.....

    wonder if she wants him, you full size "ken doll" next?

    be interresting what happens next, ho, ho, ho....

    Wildflower

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    1. Wildflower - i could go all greedy and sell them on ebay or something but what is the point? i would prefer to give them to her and let her have fun with them. you really can't put a price on a little girl giggling eh? oh and she is already all over jambaloney - he is the only one who can get her to sit down or stop running or jumping or whatever when we are at events. he gives her the look and she stops whatever she is doing. she loves him! oh and good call - yes, she will be getting another collector's edition for xmas!

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    2. instead of little dolls for girls; blow up dolls for adults

      just being wierd...


      Wildflower

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    3. feel free to be weird here whenever you want....we enjoy your visits!

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  4. I think we're on to something. I think we could market Kym-bah dolls so long as we also market a Jam-ba-low-nee doll along with her. They could be marketed with a recipe book and a red and white Kym-bah's Kitchen, and a dream house by a river, which comes with a canoe set and a yacht. I'd buy a set !

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    1. Good one Jane ! But you'd have to throw in a Kym-bah hot tub, along with twenty five Kym-bah bird feeders.
      Oh, and the good part for budget wise people is that there would be no need to clothe either of them ! Bahahahahah :))

      Couldn't help myself sis - bahahahah ! xoxoxo

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    2. bahahahahahahahaha to all 3 of you! ya nutters! oh and they'd have to be collector's editions too - bahahahahah!

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    3. I think the hot tub accessory is definitely an essential. We should market the clothes anyway, just because it's good marketing. I have no control over the dolls,after purchase, should they decide later to shed them on their own ! They should come with cat accessories and a Dura-van too !

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  5. Oh the joys of kids. I remember them well.

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    1. dear Duke, i like being able to visit, let her jump all over me and play with her but it's nice to come home to peace and quiet too - bahahahahah!

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  6. B4 we go any further, just how is it exactly you know what a meth-head screams? Did I miss that post?

    There is a kymba.org

    They are mountain bike enthusiasts I believe. With a slight name change on your part, you could become the object of worship of a far larger group of people.

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    1. Russell buddy - i learned it from the movies - bahahaha! we just recently watched Spun so it reminded me of that! i haven't checked recently but a few years ago i wanted jambaloney to make me my own website...i wanted it to be kymber.com but then i checked and it was already taken by a police dog in chicago named kymber - that was a bummer!

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    2. You could be kymber1.com Or, kymberca.com

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  7. Sweet Kymbah.....
    Don't you love it when the little one tears through the box and wants to take everything apart of the doll ;-)
    So much for the collector doll, I just want to play barbies!!!!
    Remember when you were the little one's age?
    Enjoy!
    Your Friend,
    Sandy

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    1. sweet Sandy - i truly remember when i was her age and how i cut my barbie's hair or painted makeup on them with marker - bahahahah! when i told her mother that i was giving her the barbie, her mother said "no kymber. she'll wreck the thing!". but that is fine with me - i want her to enjoy it and play with it and wreck it. that's what i would have done at her age!!!

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  8. Children can lift ones spirits more than anything else. They are so innocent and cute. The world is a bright and shiny place to them. Sounds like you have a buddy for life! Love this post!

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    1. Donna - you are so correct! it was a joy to spend the evening with her and see her delight at everything. and yes - i definitely have a buddy for life. jambaloney too! thanks Donna!

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  9. What a deliteful story. Thanks for sharing and giving me a good laugh today.
    Hugs,
    Tango

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    1. oh hon - i am so glad that you enjoyed it! it was a really nice evening and just we needed to end the long weekend!

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  10. I'm thinking: 15 years in its original box. . . . couldn't you have painted a rock for her??

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    1. bahahhahahahah! it's a really beautiful barbie, very fancy and special. it is now her favourite! and i don't have your skill with rocks! but i see rocks all around our property and just wish i could mail them to you - we have some really gorgeous rocks here.

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    2. lotta joy,
      I agree with you on the painting her a rock bit. But, it worries me more about the child's actions than the doll's demise. That was pretty fast and furious destruction.

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    3. PP - she did what any 8yr old girl would do to a barbie...she wanted to make the barbie her own...i was glad to give her the doll as it is now her "favourite"...that makes me happy.

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  11. I'm glad it's some happy news. Crazy tourist jokes and costumes aside, how far are you from Halifax. I have an occassion to go there on business perhaps once a year to assist some locals.

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    1. Brigid - we are about an 8 hr drive from Halifax...Halifax is on the Nova Scotia mainland whereas we are on Cape Breton Island....google map it and you will see. if you are ever up this way on the mainland, you will have to give us a heads up - we will definitely try to come and meet up with you!

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