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Happy Birthday, Jane!

fibday.jpgDear Auntie Jane:

It is your birthday today!  Did you know that?  I remember because you are that nice lady with the fun poodles, and they are my favorites, and you brought them to play with me at my house, and it was so fun. 

I’m going to come over and play with them at your house one of these days, and you and Momma can take me to a museum to see what Momma calls “impressionum” art.  I like all the colors — it’s pretty. 

I made some “impressionum” art in the upstairs bathroom with some of Momma’s hot pink nail polish.  It looks better on the bathroom door than on her toenails.  Well, I think it does, anyway.  Momma and Daddy don’t appreciate more modern art, it seems, because they tried to wipe it off — but it isn’t going anywhere.  Sure wish the brush on that nail polish had been bigger — I didn’t get the whole door painted before Momma caught me discovered my genius.  She mumbled something about Jackson Pollack’s mom having to live with this, too.  Who is Jackson Pollack?

Momma sure is glad that you have finished your chemo and are doing so well.  She says you are such a hero, and she’s very proud to be your friend.  And she wanted me to remind you to drink all of your water and take it easy whenever possible (as if you will, Auntie Jane, you have more energy than me!).  

Please do something really fun today for yourself.  If we were there, we’d take you out for some ice cream with lots and lots of sprinkles. I sure do love sprinkles.  (Well…that would probably be more for me, but it would be lots of fun!)  Last year for my birthday, I got to dress up like a princess, and I wouldn’t take off my sparkly dress, no way nuh uh, so I got to go to the grocery store with Momma in it after my party.  Maybe you can do that today, too? 

We both love you lots and hope you have a very, very happy birthday.  Now go eat some cake.  And bring me some with lots of frosting!

XOXO,  The Peanut

PS — Momma says she is going to try and liveblog the House Judiciary Committee hearings in a little while if she can have enough coffee to wake herself up.  I think coffee is yucky.

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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