Green and glorious blessings to you all.
“Tis the season for shining lights and golden glows, carols and smiles and candy canes. ‘Tis the time set aside to light the candles and chant the prayers. ‘Tis the turning of the year, the returning of the light, a chance to give goodwill and peace on earth a chance. ‘Tis the occasion to gather and weave webs of kinship, of support, of love.
This year, I am going to celebrate the season by taking a break from writing e-zines to visit with family and friends. First, I go to Tucson, to spend time with my oldest friend. (We’ve known each other for nearly fifty years.) Then, I fly to Costa Rica to be with my daughter, Justine, her husband, David, and my granddaughter Monica Jean, and the eight women who are joining us for our annual Costa Rica Health Adventure.
When I get home, it will be close to my birthday: February 8. I will be 70 this coming year. (Yikes! Social Security!) My daughter, Justine, turns 50 a month later, on March 14. I want you to help us celebrate this once-in-our-lifetime event: Our 70/50 birthdays.
There are four celebrations!
Celebrate with birthday cards and emails. Send cards to POBox 64, Woodstock, NY 12498 or post at Facebook. Send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrate by enjoying fifty-years worth of rare, archival, mother-daughter photos, which I will be publishing for you, week by week for the next few months, right here, starting now.
Celebrate by dining with me at the Mid-Hudson Buffet in Kingston, New York, on February 7 at 5:30pm. I will pay for your dinner. You don’t need to make reservations with them or with me. Do let me know of your intention to come, and please understand that there will be no response, I won’t be up for being a hostess after traveling so much. Walk-ins are encouraged.
Celebrate by joining us at the Edge conference in Costa Rica, March 3-6. I will be teaching. Justine and family will be attending. This wonderful conference reminds me of the Breitenbush herbal conferences of twenty years ago, with teachers and attendees spending much of their time basking in thermal pools and renewing their commitment to green medicine.
Because life is worth celebrating!
~ Fifty Years of Susun and Justine ~