Jacqui (jacqui) wrote,
Jacqui
jacqui

Happy Belated Holidays and Your Present

Belwood Bakery Vanilla Yule Log

Hello My Dear Friends,

I feel so remiss, and of course, as always, I've missed you. These aren't even this years's photos. I just had to say hello and share the wee Christmas present that I got for you since it expires in about two or three days time.

I have so much to share, as you can imagine, but no time to do it in. I'll catch up soon, I promise.

I decided not to put myself through the usual nightmare of having to make a hundred individual sets of collage cards this year and instead I collected free I-Tunes Starbucks song cards every day for about a month from every store I went to. I would ask politely, explain that they were for my Live Journal friends and they would kindly give me stacks of them. Of course in trying to simplify I ended up creating another complicated project for myself because it's super time consuming to have to carefully type every single code into a document file and then double check each of them in order to share them with you, but that's what I'm doing. I've only typed up about a third of the ones I have and I'd hate to see them go to waste since I did this for you in lieu of a card. I guess if worse comes to worse I could take the left overs back to Starbucks on Monday and ask them to put them out.

Anyway, I'm going to post the names of the artists and their songs along with their codes behind the cut, but please do me a favor; when you take one, or one of each or whatever you like, will you please, please, please write a reply telling me which one you've used so I can cross it out or remove it from the list so people won't be confused when they try to use these codes? Also let me know if there are any you know of that you'd like more of, or if you remember any that Starbucks carried that I don't have up yet, and I'll check and put them up for you if I have them.

The one drawback to this is that they expire on the 31st, I think, and you have to have an I-Tunes account. If you don't, you're more than welcome to take a few and pass them on to a friend. I guess I'll just have to trust that people will be kind and share. Kind of like putting out a big bowl of candy on Halloween and hoping the first kids who come don't dump the whole thing into their pillow cases. I don't even know if you'll like any of these songs, and like I said, I have so many more. I just have to find the time to type them in, ack.

Right now I'm on my way to my plastic surgeon. The cats were racing around the bed and accidentally ran into my face, especially my eye, so I may need a stitch or two above my eyelid. No big deal, there are so many things in life that are worse than this.

Mom's cancer is progressing slowly. There isn't anything we can do for her, except love her up a lot, keep her happy and wait and see. The only symptoms she has so far are weakness and a loss of appetite, which is to be expected for someone with ovarian, and bowel cancer that has spread throughout her lymphatic system.

If you're a smoker, please, please, please do everything you can to reach out there and get some support to quit or cut back. I know what torture it is to quit. I'm not judging you at all. I have plenty of my own addictions. I just don't want this to end up happening to you. I've seen this happen to at least four people I love, years of smoking, or second hand exposure, followed by cancer, sickness, and eventually death. Although it doesn't always have to end this way, it just has for the people I've known.

I watched my Mom struggle for years quit. She tried everything then finally a combination of hypnotherapy and nicotine gum seemed to do the trick. It seems pretty obvious to everyone involved that her many years of constant smoking that caused the lung cancer that later metastasized throughout her body and caused most of the auto-immune diseases that I now live with. My Mom smoked constantly around me from the time I was very small until I was in high school, smoked in the car with the windows rolled up. It's gotten to the point now where I'm so allergic to any kind of smoke that just the smell of it on someone's breath or in their clothes and hair can make my eyes swell, give me a headache, and create this feeling of tightness in my chest.

Sorry to go off on the smoking, I swear to God I'm not judging anyone out there who smokes, it's just really hard watching my beloved Mom go through this when it's always seemed like such a likely eventuality.

I love you guys/gals. I hope you've had peaceful and relatively uneventful holidays. I'm all about ease and comfort these days. I don't yearn for the roller coaster highs and lows I once enjoyed so much.

I'll check back in later.

Love,
Jacqui
XOX

Beau In A Bag Christmas 2006


So, just in case I didn't explain this well enough. These are just a few of the free songs you can download off of I-Tunes that were give away, one a day, from Starbucks. All you have to do is go to www.itunes.com, open iTunes and click the iTunes store. Click redeeem. Enter one of the codes below and your download should start immediately. These expire on 12/31/07 so please hurry! The only catch is that you will need an iTunes account and of course that requires a credit card or a link to Paypal, best I could do. Hugs. XOX

CeU
Roda
(Bombay Dub Orchestra
Grateful Dub Radio Mix)
6FHEMJMYMJA3
AYR96RL967LM
L6FRHMHE4EWR

BRANDI CARLILE
Turpentine
6M47HJ79LFR9
9LPFWMEP6NL6
FKT4HMMJFK97
74AJR6MPJJHA
ATWHWHEJJXNW
66L9PL66MKRN
K3AX9KHNWK79

BOB DYLAN
Jokerman
T7PPP3YPJTMW
RKLWHTXN4KWY

JOHN FOGERTY
Gunslinger
YKTHME4NRF7A
MAEP3W4MPT3R
7ERNT7MHHRML
6ERWRKY96FWN
KYN3TYTY7RH7

GALACTIC
I Got It (What You Need)
HMDJWMWSCFZD
GTWMLXSRHCXG
HMHXWFWTPJJC
DDJGRDBSHJDT
NRWTBGFCTRXL
DHWSFTMHJBSC
BDBPSMTSBDJD
XLRHMWXWSSLJ
PCCLRGCRTFXF
WRSJHHCWLSZS
CRHCHGFRFBTP
FXFHWBZBWSFG
BZGMTHBDNGFS
WTMRSZFGGPMS
ZSPHJJJRZRPB

BEBEL GILBERTO
Um Segundo
BBXWLDNGJXZD
MJMJFXPRDXTR
RZSBSTFMLJHB


HERBIE HANCOCK
Maiden Voyage
MRW3NRETH6H9
RJREAFTKM9A9

SONYA KITCHELL
I'm In Love With You
WAR4ML49T7KK

EMILY KING
Moon
74TYPNE6YJ4N
9JTY6Y6KHA3P
PKY4KWT96HYM

JOHN LEGEND
Show Me
W3A63R7ET9LW
HAREJR33MMF3
XEHFTT4JF9LK
M6R3XHJ6LA47
N4JHH69WJAPX
W3A63R7ET9LW

ANNIE LENNOX
Dark Road
NAT3WE6XX6JR
HLT679HPTATN

PAUL MCCARTNEY
Only Mama Knows
P4TJKAJP66FP
9Y9M4HXA4RYJ
XL9LEFY9HAAW
649AJ3KAXEFL
NT4EM3YMNPF7
TRTWKYRJWW7M
R7HXP43ENHFW
MXAEEK69MME6

HILARY MCRAE
Consider Me Gone
FCFHJSSXBRDG
TJNPFRFRFTMC
SHSJRRFRFDRF
BCBDHBLTPCBC
WDGPDLHZPSHN
ZSJXDHCTGJNP
LBGNMBTWRLPZ
GTFPHDRFFWLH
HLBMTRDJGNLF

RAUL MIDON
Pick Somebody Up
TRTWKYRJWW7M
R7HXP43ENHFW
MJLX3JWF46A9

RISSI PALMER
Country Girl
9R3NP74K6N9L
MXERTRL7PAFX
KTERNFR6PLFN
XL36JP7MJEKH
W9XFKN9336NL

ALICE RUSSELL
Hurry On Now (Featuring TM Juke)
KHXAKLP3P6TL
9LX7AWE7T7T7
ET4H7NNHKE9P
JFTJFE9WWPWM

PATTI SCIALFA
Looking For Elvis
EJK4HMWR3TRL
TYPTA67NMAHN
MA76EXPM7HMP
LL7N79T7AYEK

SIA
Day Too Soon
TFWWAALAPYX9
79KRM947M9JR
E7N6T67HT6TJ
KFHAFMPLYXYR
6K7P49HEJKYR
JKLKTMAWF36H
JNF7JFX9AP77
HMXP794R44L7
J7YTF6JEJTEX
N4X6N6X96NEX
ERL6E39RWMWW
LMYYJ6AYL39F
6J4PLMLJ34PN
WJJE47HYY9HY
NEPHJYY6XX9W
36T7T7KX477R
AMHMYFANMWN6
A6KF4JEL3MPT

SPANISH HARLEM ORCHESTRA
Sacala Bailar
PBXFLCFJMFWC
LGLXDHDDWNFJ
MXHFZXJSGNGM

SUSAN VEGA
Frank and Ava
CZHTBSZRWJJP
ZJJCZBZPGJZG
WXGGSLSPGLNM
WRRRGJTLSNHZ
LTWJSDLRHWBP
DMJTDSHWXXFG
JDTDHLCJPHCP
FZWHPSPCBHTN
BDTXMGRDCMMB
MWXNNNXPHDSN
BWNJZJGMCFFX
PJRZCRDXRLLS
BHFMLHRFMPLS
GRPCFHCFBPMR
SHWJFFRMBFNF
ZLFLZNMRHHWN
ZDJHRWDWXFJZ
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