B-Day Wish List

Saints Benedict & Scholastica:
https://www.monksofvalyermo.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=C-1057-BenedicScholastica-P57

DVD:
Star Trek: Voyager: Season 2:
• The Swan: with Grace Kelly
• Ghost Hunters – The Complete First Season

Books:
Daughter of the Gods: A Novel of Ancient Egypt by Stephanie Thornton
• The Echoes in Death – by J.D. Robb
• Naked in Death – by J.D. Robb
• The Wheel of Time, Boxed Set I, Books 1-3: The Eye of the World, The Great Hunt, The Dragon Reborn:
o https://amazon.com/Wheel-Time-Boxed-Set-Books/dp/0812538366/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1491069021&sr=8-1&keywords=robert+jordan+wheel+of+time+series+box+set
• The Wheel of Time, Boxed Set II, Books 4-6: The Shadow Rising, The Fires of Heaven, Lord of Chaos
o https://amazon.com/Wheel-Time-Boxed-Set-Books/dp/0812540115/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1491069021&sr=8-3&keywords=robert+jordan+wheel+of+time+series+box+set

CD:
Blackthorn Asylum by Nox Arcana
Gates of Delirium by Midnight Syndicate
• Walking in the Air – Chloé
• Celtic Journey – Meav Ni Mhaolchatha

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Wish List 2016

Jay:
Audio Books:
• The Faerie Queens, Sorita D’este
• Anything by Stephanie Woodfield, with Danu or Morrigan in the title
• The Sacred Whore Sheela Goddess of the Celts, Maureen Concannon
• The Cerpent and The Goddess, Women Religion and Power in Celtic Ireland, Mary Condren
• If on audio, anything by Ali Isaac: https://aliisaacstoryteller.com/
• The concept of The Goddess, Sandra Billington
• The Carmina Gaedelica (no author)
• Legend Seekers, Barry Fitzgerald
• Anything about Druidry by Philip Cargonn
• By Eric Flint,
• 1636, The Vatican Sanction
• 1637
• 1635, a Parcel of ?Rogues (WANT)
• 1636, the Cardinal Virtues
• 1636, Command Cantrell in the West Indies (WANT)
• 1635, The Paple Stakes (it and Batican go together)

Crimson Cats Christmas Offer: http://crimsoncats.co.uk/

ALBUMS-
• 1989, Taylor Swift
• Album by Eivor Dansadu with the song, Vindur
• Album by Lisa Thiel with song, Song to Brighid
• ALL, albums by-
o Sarek, Timoteij, Kerli

SMALL STATUES, IF not expensive
• Aine, Grainne, Morrigan, Greenman
• Antler God with beard, sitting or standing, full figure, NOT a bust!
• Pregnet Celtic Goddess

MISC-
• Lake County Diamond, (Only if under $40)
• Castles 😉
• Round legos, 2, 3, 4, ETC dots across

Renelle:
• Gloves
• Squeaky Balls
• Squeaky Squirrels or Hedge Hogs

Kennedy:
• Squeaky Balls
• Something as close to indestructible as possible

Constance:
Clothes
• Two-Tone Long Hoodie – Grey Ex-Large
http://www.gaelsong.com/product/153954/celtic-christmas/?r=111016A20077&lm=gael

Books:
• Pray To Your Father In Secret
http://store.pauline.org/english/books/productid/4701/sortfield/productname?txtsearch=pray+to+the+father+in+secert#gsc.tab=0
• Way of Wonder
http://store.pauline.org/english/books/productid/4712/catpageindex/4/sortfield/productname?txtsearch=classic+wisdom+collection#gsc.tab=0
• Advent Christmas Grace
http://store.pauline.org/english/books/productid/4592/sortfield/productname?txtsearch=advent+christmas+grace#gsc.tab=0

Music:
• Daughters of St. Paul – Our Christmas Hope
http://store.pauline.org/english/books/productid/3687/catpageindex/3/sortfield/productname?txtsearch=our+christmas+hope#gsc.tab=0
• Daughters of St. Paul – Fill The Heavens – Catholic Favorites I – CD
http://store.pauline.org/english/books/productid/2819/sortfield/productname?txtsearch=fill+the+heavens#gsc.tab=0
• Amy Grant – Be Still and Know…Hymns & Faith
https://smile.amazon.com/Be-Still-Know-Hymns-Faith/dp/B00TY6CLGM/ref=pd_bxgy_15_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00TY6CLGM&pd_rd_r=2QS90ZCCFHEJPXX73Z8R&pd_rd_w=EXdgv&pd_rd_wg=cy9qL&psc=1&refRID=2QS90ZCCFHEJPXX73Z8R
• Kathy Troccoli – Greatest Hits
https://smile.amazon.com/Kathy-Troccoli-Greatest-Hits/dp/B00009VTZD/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1480026992&sr=1-1&keywords=kathy+troccoli
• Chris Tomlin – 3CD Collection [3 CD]
https://smile.amazon.com/3CD-Collection-CD-Chris-Tomlin/dp/B00YAWJ1QI/ref=sr_1_4?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1480027072&sr=1-4&keywords=chris+tomlin

Misc
• Petite Pair Of Swan Sculptures
https://www.sturbridgeyankee.com/petite-pair-of-swan-sculptures.html
• Personalized Dog Breed Word Cloud Pillow – Labrador
http://www.signals.com/cgi-bin/hazel.cgi?action=DETAIL&ITEM=RA0382
• Marushka Dog Catching Snowflakes Tee: Red XL
http://www.signals.com/cgi-bin/hazel.cgi?action=DETAIL&ITEM=HW2832#copy
• Solar Black Lab Lantern
http://www.bitsandpieces.com/product/solar_black_lab_lantern
• Dog and Bone Pendulum Table Clock
http://www.bitsandpieces.com/product/dog-and-bone-clock

  • Flannel Sheets = Full Size
  • Star Trek: TNG: Season 6

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Jay’s B-Day Wish List

Large circle of wood, or at least cardboard, over 18 inches across

Small statue Cernunnos with beard

Silver Awen that I can at least have a chance of feeling (probably engraved into something)  Maybe I can have a jeweler engrave it on a  silver coin I have already?

▶ album by   Eivor – Dansadu with Vindur  either from Iceland or Faroe Islands

All albums by Timoteij and Sarek (from Sweden)

The Serpent and the Goddess: Women, Religion, and Power in Celtic Ireland: Mary Condren:

The Sacred Whore: Sheela Goddess of the Celts by Maureen Concannon

The Faerie Queens, Sorita D’Este

Hildur, Queen of the Elves: And Other Icelandic Folk Tales (International Folk Tales): J. M. Bedell, Terry Gunnell: 9781566566339: Amazon.com: Books

Book by Barry Fitzgerald about haunted Ireland

Candida Moss’ new book, “The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom”

Irish books,

Gods and fighting men,

Carmina Gaedelica,

Book of invations, may be the same as the one by Lady Gregory, can’t tell if they are similar, or if one more or less includes the other.

Book if on audio yet, about Fin McCool

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/finn-mccool-celtic-ireland-s-greatest-hero–2#/story

By Eric Flint, (Audible?)

1635: The Eastern Front 2010 Eric Flint 1-4391-3389-1 This is a sequel to The Baltic War
Sweden and USE invade Poland, Gustavus Adolphus is seriously injured, and the invasion comes to a halt.
1636: The Saxon Uprising 2011 Eric Flint 978-1439134252 Direct sequel to The Eastern Front
Oxenstierna usurps the power of USE parliament, sides with the nobility, and forces the country into a civil war which is ultimately won by supporters of FoJP and CoC led by Mike Stearns.
1636: The Kremlin Games 2012 Gorg Huff & Paula Goodlett Eric Flint 978-1451637762 Novelization of the Butterflies in the Kremlin stories
Bernie Zeppi takes a job as technical adviser to the Russians’ attempt to bootstrap themselves into an industrial revolution.
1635: The Papal Stakes 2012 Charles E. Gannon Eric Flint 978-1451638394 Direct sequel to The Cannon Law
The Pope is pursued across Italian countryside by assassins sent by Borja, while the USE mounts commando raids to rescue Frank Stone and his wife from Spanish captivity.
1636: The Devil’s Opera 2013 David Carrico Eric Flint 978-1451639285
A semi-detective novel set in Magdeburg, from December 1635 to March 1636.
1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies June 2014[3] Charles E. Gannon Eric Flint 978-1476736785 Start of the naval thread
Eddie Cantrell and Anne Cathrine marry and are sent by Admiral Simpson to Caribbean to secure access to the Jennings Oil Field. Naval battle ensues with the Spanish and settlers which ends in a standoff.
1636: The Viennese Waltz November 2014 [3] Gorg Huff & Paula Goodlett Eric Flint 978-1476736877 Sequel to Barbie Consortium stories, continues directly with some characters from Saxon Uprising
The Barbie Consortium through industrial production and financial dealings props up and saves the Austro-Hungarian Empire from bankruptcy.[4]
1636: The Cardinal Virtues July 2015[5] Walter H. Hunt Eric Flint 978-1476780610 A sequel to the Baltic War and Commander Cantrell in the West Indies
The French Civil War [6]
1635: A Parcel of Rogues January 2016[5] Andrew Dennis Eric Flint 978-1476781099 Sequel to The Baltic War, following characters left in Britain
1637: The Volga Rules January 2017[7] Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett Eric Flint 978-1476780894 Sequel to The Kremlin Games [6]
1636: The Vatican Sanction TBA[5] Charles E. Gannon Eric Flint TBD Sequel to The Papal Stakes
Urban VIII pulls together a consistory as a mini-Vatican II and is then assassinated. Cardinal Bedmar is elected as the new Pope but Borja still occupies the Vatican. Results in an incredibly deep divide within Catholicism; Spain, Poland, Bavaria go for Borja in Rome, deep division within Austria.[4]
1636: The Atlantic Encounter TBA Walter H. Hunt Eric Flint TBD Novel set in French North America, former working title was 1636: Drums Along the Mohawk
1636: Stoned Souls TBA Mercedes Lackey Eric Flint TBD
1637 TBA Eric Flint TBD Direct sequel to 1636: The Saxon Uprising
Mike Stearns is sent to capture Bavaria. Tacit agreements between Spain, Russia, and Poland to back the Ottomans but no formal agreements. Vienna falls to Ottoman forces. USE fights a two front war with Poland and Ottoman Empire and is able to just hold off both. Ends with a naval standoff in the Mediterranean Sea.[4][8]

Book: Fever-Born, Fever-Moon- Karen Marie Moning

Inexpensive model of Irish faerie castle

A sun wheel for my chain (in mettle ruffle the color of the sun)  NOT in silver or gold!

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Birthday Wish List

Books:

Towers of Midnight & A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan

The World of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan

Jane and the Waterloo Map by Stephanie Barron

Boar Island & Blind Descent by Neveda Barr

DVD:

Legend – the Complete Series

Star Trek: The Original Series Season 3

Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 1

High Society

Starring Alan Rickman:

Snow Cake

Close My Eyes

A Promise

 

CD:

Anything from Pentatonix

 

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!

 

Love the Sac Pack

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2015 Christmas List

Jay:

COMPELETED: album   Eivor – Dansadu with song, Vindur – YouTube –

From DruidCraft – The Magic of Wicca & Druidry by Philip Carr-Gomm  – available as an audio-book, e-book and paperback:

A Woman’s Heart (Irish traditional album)

Best of Klanat

Best cathy dennis

Book, Hildur, Queen of the Elves: And Other Icelandic Folk Tales (International Folk Tales): J. M. Bedell, Terry Gunnell: 9781566566339: Amazon.com: Books

The Kalevala preferably not in poetic verse!

If available in audio, a book about Finn MC’Cool

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/finn-mccool-celtic-ireland-s-greatest-hero–2#/story

book,  legend seekers  Barry Fitzgerald

small figure bearded Cernunnos

 

Constance:

DVD

Star Trek Fan Collective: Time Travel or Klingon

West Wing Season 7

Star Trek: The Original Series: Season 3 (Remastered Edition)

White Christmas (Anniversary Edition)

 

Book:

A Christmas Carol: 1914 Reprint (2008 Vintage Edition)

My Badass Book of Saints: Courageous Women Who Showed Me How to Live

by Maria Morera Johnson

The Conqueror’s Wife: A Novel of Alexander the Great

by Stephanie Thornton (Paperback)

Reclaim Your Heart

by Yasmin Mogahed (Paperback)

 

CD:

Destiny [CD/DVD Deluxe] by Celtic Woman

 

Misc:

Winter Snowman Holiday Garden Wind Chimes

Sweat Shirt XXL – http://www.inthecompanyofdogs.com/itemdy00.aspx?T1=D12630P+S

 

Renelle and Kennedy

Gift Certificate to Pet Food Express, Pet Smart or Petco

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Renelle’s Liver Days #?????

Okay, I have completely lost track on what number it is, however it doesn’t really matter anymore.

Renelle’s latest test results came back “normal”  so nothing is changing with her medication.  She needs to lose a little weight (so do I!) we are both working on this issue.  Dr. B did make a note that I should be watching her urine to see of there is any blood, since she is now 7 1/2 years old, she is a senior – sadly no discounts! Dr. B said to be aware of it, it probably wont happen for a while. So, yes I really do watch my dog pee and poop….these things will help tell me when I need to take her directly to the vet or not.

My poor girl.  3 years of excellent health and then BAM!  Sigh.  As I reflect on those first 2 years and the uncertainty and stress of not knowing followed by a year of getting her stable, I wonder if I should of given her up.  Then I think about the last 3 years of stability and her love of working through it all….I know I did the right thing.   She gets me up every morning, she tells me what sounds I miss (even if she does her lazy alerts), she kisses, snuggles, trusts and loves everyday. I smile as I look in those beautiful brown eyes and just melt.

I smile at the smiles and laughter of my co-workers she brings to them, especially her love of Hussain, the entire division cracks up and loves her “Facility Dog” work with him.  Everyone has noticed his stress level is way down….all because of a beautiful, loving black golden/ab mix named Renelle.

It is not just these moments.   It is the sharing of her story.  Because of Renelle another Change of Career CCI dog was saved and another Vet now knows about this disease (Copper Storage) and will save other patients.  Who knows how many other vets he will educate on this disease and other dogs to be saved to live longer stable lives. Plus, Dr, B wanted pictures of Renelle to show her other patients owners how a dog with liver disease correctly taken care of looks like.  So who know how many dogs Renelle’s example will save.

Yes, the vet bills are expensive, and I thank God every day for my incredible job and the people I work with.  So no, I do not think twice about the bills. She is worth every penny.

Renelle’s life, is not just about being a Canine Companions for Independence Hearing Dog, she is, by her very nature of being a dog (and her own sweet personality), a Facility Dog and an advocate for her disease, she keeps it present and real.  She makes a difference not just in my life, but those lives around us.

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Peace! C & R

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Jay’s Birthday Wish list

album with song Vindur,    Eivor – Dansadu  –

Small model (lego?)  of either-

  • Anchor Wat,
  • Temple of the Reclining Buddha,
  • Temple of the Emerald Buddha
  • Small figurine of a reclining Buddha

Plastic figurine of an Irish wolfhound (Not sitting or laying down)

My Clan Crest, maybe something I can put on my hat, or T-shirt And something for wall?

http://www.allfamilycrests.com/h/hamilton-ireland-family-crest-coat-of-arms.shtml

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15 Things That Introverts Would Never Tell You

Introverts catch a lot of shit for being introverted. The whole world seems so enamored by extroverts – the people we know who just want to be around people all the time. While we introverts might not want that, it doesn’t mean we’re depressed or suicidal or anything wacky like that. There are some things you should know about us.

1. Small talk sucks.

We’re just not very good at it. We’re typically the big-thinking types. We like big ideas and theories. Small talk is uncomfortable. We don’t care about the weather or how your cat has been doing.

2. Being alone is fine.

Seriously, we’re doing okay, even if we hole up in our houses for a while. We don’t need other people for stimulation. We find that ourselves.

3. We aren’t rude or uptight.

We might seem like that at first, but get to know us. We’re still a fun bunch of friends, we just don’t always acclimate to unfamiliar settings and people so quickly.

4. Sometimes, we swing both ways.

We might be introverts, but sometimes we are just so the life of the party. We do this willingly when we’re up to it, but we can’t always keep that kind of energy going. If we throw a party, great! But give us some time to recover.

5. We have friends. And they like us! Probably.

People hear the word ‘introvert’ and think of the goth kid sitting alone at the food court. That’s a whole different thing entirely. We love having friends, and our friends love having us! We put in a conscious effort for people we think are worth it.

6. When with the right people, we feel safe.

Having the right people in our lives is amazing. we really give our best selves to the best people. We shine in the right company. But sometimes it takes a while to find those people.

7. We like to write things out.

Writing is easier than talking for us sometimes. Email is the best because it helps us get the thoughts out of our heads without being interrupted. Thinking about giving us a call? Try a text or email instead.

8. We’re super productive.

Sometimes at least. Usually in our alone time, we’re able to really rock and roll on projects that we need to finish. The solitude helps us, as we tend to be a bit more distractible than most.

9. If we don’t like you, you won’t know it.

It’s the truth of the matter. We hate conflict. So even if we don’t like you, we’ll still be nice. It’s a lot easier than being real with you. Especially if your feelings are inconsequential enough that confronting you on your bullshit isn’t even worth the time. Sorry. Well, not sorry.

10. Networking events suck.

Seriously. Is there a mailing list we need to opt out of? There are few things more uncomfortable than a networking party. Except maybe a dentist’s networking party that we’ve just been accidentally invited to.

11. We don’t like crowds.

Though I find that after a few beers, I can tolerate it. Introverts tend to get overstimulated easily, so big crowds aare tough to deal with.

12. Sorry, we probably weren’t listening to your story.

We care deeply about our friends, but people outside of that circle will have a tough time maintaining our attention. It’s not that we have ADD or anything like that, we just don’t really care about you. On the plus side, we won’t judge you, so feel free to tell us all the fucked up things you said to your ex.

13. Don’t make a fuss out of our birthdays.

For the longest time, I had a great deal of difficulty understanding why I hated my birthday so much. Everyone I ever knew would come out and party with me! But then I realized: that’s the problem! We don’t need to make a fuss out of our birthdays, so please don’t do it to us.

14. We don’t want to make a fuss out of your birthday.

We can quietly honor the annual birthday, right?

15. If we’ve chosen to be friends with you, appreciate it.

We value our alone time. If we see you often, it means that we really love you. Just don’t get too bummed out when we don’t hang for a week at a time sometimes.
http://higherperspective.com/2015/01/introverts.html?utm_source=cleo&ts_pid=2

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03/14/2015 25th Annual LPCCI Crab Feast

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Renelle and Kennedy, unhappy about being under the table.

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How many dogs can fit under a table?  We had five.
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Some one likes to lay on people’s feet.  Such a sweet girl.

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The floating balloon.  When it came near we blew on it to see where it went.  Oops!  Camera was too slow to get the balloon between Rick and Irina.

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A couple of bored and hungry dogs.

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Raffle time!  No we didn’t win a thing.  Not even close.  Some people had rainbow tickets.

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Some one sneaked over to get a scratch from Uncle Rick. There is Dog # 5, Mr. Nilight.

Sadly, I will not be buying tickets again.  When the cafeteria trays with the shrimp and broken apart crabs came out, I started getting nauseous, so I passed on eating (not to mention I had no idea what to do with them!), then the second round came by, the look on my face said it all, I had to get out of there.  So our lovely friends, assisted Jay while Renelle and I were in another room breathing.

Ah, well it all went to an excellent cause, Canine Companions for Independence!

Peace!

C & R

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