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Happy New Year! I'm home =) [Jan. 1st, 2007|11:28 am]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Happy New Year, everybody!

We're back home safe & sound.

We had a wonderful Christmas up in Kansas City - got to see lots of family members, great presents, great food, lots of fun. It was cold, but no snow, thank goodness!

Now we're back home, catching up on orders & emails (thank you for your patience - it might take a few days to get through all of the emails, lol).

Last night Matt & I stayed in - we didn't go out for New Year's, and had a fun night home instead. Played some video games, watched some movies, had some $3 champagne (Andre's, nothing but the best, lol), ate lots of good food - Spanakopitas (spinach pastries), veggie spring rolls, vegetable phyllos, other snacky stuff.

And as with every year, I made sure the first food I ate in the New Year was black-eyed peas, for good luck! Does anybody else do that?

Yesterday was hot, I think it got to 86 degrees, today it is rainier and cooler, high 70s, very nice out though - it feels good to have the windows open. Matt is out taking our holiday decorations down from the front of the house. Then he's going to go out and get some yardwork done, we're buying a lot of plants to go in the backyard this week and we want to have everything ready for that. Palm trees, banana trees, bedding plants, herbs, flowers, all kinds of stuff. Hopefully it won't rain too much.

Sheesh - we'd like to send out all of our orders right away but heck - New Year's Eve was on a Sunday so the post office was closed, then New Year's Day (today) the post office is closed, and THEN tomorrow is apparently a national day of mourning for Gerald Ford, so the post office is still closed. So I guess we'll be doing a lot of shipping on Wednesday!

Speaking of which - my eBay store is back up and running here:


and my website is running as normal here:


So we're back in business now that we're home and the holidays are over =)

Ought to be a busy next few days though - gotta catch up on emails, etc. I'm also PAINTING of course (I've been going nuts the past week without painting anything) - you can peek in on my webcam while I paint here - this'll be my first painting of 2007:

Click HERE to see my webcam!

It's going to be a lovely portrait of a woman in a fancy dress with a pet dragon.

I hope that everybody has a Happy New Year!!!

[User Picture]From: fuzzylildrgnfly
2007-01-01 04:48 pm (UTC)
Welcome home. :O)
I, too, do the black eye pea/greens for luck ritual yearly. It may be a southern thang ;D
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-01-03 01:39 am (UTC)
>^__^< Thank you!

Might be, I'm from Missouri and now live in Florida - it seems like a lot of my southern friends do it.
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2007-01-01 06:24 pm (UTC)
Welcome home!! :D & Happy New Year!! LOL! I sure do! I ate lots of black eyed peas yesterday!! ;)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-01-03 01:40 am (UTC)
Thank you Carrie!

Lol, I ate a whole can!
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2007-01-03 03:19 am (UTC)
Ahhhh! That is toooo funny!! I ate a whole can too! :D Hehehe! *knock on wood* we'll have some good luck this year!!
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[User Picture]From: petienka
2007-01-01 06:45 pm (UTC)
Ha, I do the same with the black-eyed peas -- plus throw in some collard too for good measure (I've heard it said about the 'good luck' ritual -- that the collards represent bills, the peas represent coinage. I say bring it on!!!)....
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-01-03 01:41 am (UTC)
And they're tasty! =)

Happy New Year, Patience!
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[User Picture]From: jenelycam
2007-01-01 08:32 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you had a nice trip!! We didn't get snow until last night...LOL

I got your book the day before Christmas Eve!!! I LOVE IT!!! And I love the little message you wrote too!! I showed it to my mom, she loves "White Witch of the Storm" best. She's not into the big-eyed faeries, or nudity. I told her this book wasn't for her...LOL

Sounds like a nice quiet, peaceful New Years!!! I hope you have the best 2007!!!! *HUGS TIGHT*
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-01-03 01:43 am (UTC)
Yay! I'm happy it arrived in time =)

Hehe, yeah - it's not for everyone's tastes, but I am happy to hear that you like it!

Happy New Year, Dawn!!!
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[User Picture]From: princess_lilam
2007-01-02 12:05 am (UTC)
Good to hear you are back home again, safe and sound :)
Have a wonderful 2007, all the best!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-01-03 01:43 am (UTC)
Thank you Lindy! Happy 2007!
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[User Picture]From: alohashark
2007-01-02 12:06 am (UTC)
Happy holidays !
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-01-03 01:43 am (UTC)
You too, Robyn & Balto!!!
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[User Picture]From: sweetkisses13
2007-01-02 02:34 am (UTC)
Welcome back, darling! It sounds like you had a good Christmas! =)
Happy New Year!! =)
You know I've never had a Black-Eyed Pea, before.
Is there a way to get in touch with you because, I have something special to talk to you about. =)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-01-02 09:35 pm (UTC)
Had a great time, Happy New Years!

Sure thing - just email me at JasmineToad@aol.com and write "for Jasmine, from Jessica" in the subject line of the email so I'll get it, hehe =)
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[User Picture]From: sweetkisses13
2007-01-03 05:39 am (UTC)
I'm so happy to hear that darling!! =)
Thanks! Happy New Years, too you! =)

I'm off to go email you then. =)
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[User Picture]From: fragirl
2007-01-02 07:26 am (UTC)
Happy New Years sweetie!! So glad you had as nice peaceful evening with the fam :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-01-03 01:44 am (UTC)
Happy New Year Kayti! I hope that this year brings you lots of fun, peace, and happiness =)
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[User Picture]From: duckycat
2007-01-02 01:13 pm (UTC)
We had black-eyed peas! I remember my mom fixing them and telling me they bring you luck in the new year!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-01-03 01:46 am (UTC)
Hi mom!

I hope so! Either way, they were tasty.
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[User Picture]From: erikasfriends
2007-01-03 07:22 am (UTC)

Welcome home and Happy New Year to you and Matty! Glad you're back safe and happy and ready for 2007! xox
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