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Osiyo nigada! (Hello, Everyone)

I'm part Tsalagi (Cherokee) and like to use the language every chance I get. I am taking tsalagi classes and have finally made it to tsalagi tali (Cherokee II). It's a very hard language to speak and remember because each word can mean so many different things, depending on the situation, surroundings, etc. It's a picture language and it isn't a lost language because we have hundreds sign up to take it each semester!! Contrary to common belief, ...
Osiyo nigada! (Hello, Everyone)

I'm part Tsalagi (Cherokee) and like to use the language every chance I get. I am taking tsalagi classes and have finally made it to tsalagi tali (Cherokee II). It's a very hard language to speak and remember because each word can mean so many different things, depending on the situation, surroundings, etc. It's a picture language and it isn't a lost language because we have hundreds sign up to take it each semester!! Contrary to common belief, there are no Cherokee names for our English ones. You have a Cherokee name and an English name. As of yet, I only have an English name. :(

My regalia outfit (they're not called costumes since a costume is not sacred and can be worn by anyone) is handmade, and once someone invites me to participate in a powwow, etc., I can make the shawl. All regalia is made by the owner. It is also an insult to touch the person's regalia unless you are given permission since regalia is an expression of spirit and is prayed over and blessed. It also is expensive to make and takes so long to make it. ( I, personally, have never seen anyone denied if asked to touch. I have never told anyone no.)

I am a kindred spirit with the waya (wolf). I have "adopted" two, one , "Raven", was killed by a man who said he thought she was a coyote, the other one, "Lakota", is a white Gray Wolf. She is in the forest near the Nez Perce area. One day I hope to own one of my own.

There is no tsalagi word for welcome (everyone should always be welcome in your presence)--we say gvdanilvgi (I am accepting you). The same for goodbye (we will all be together at some point in the future)--we say donadagohvi (till we meet again) or talenaeh (until next time). For me, the most special part of the language is that NO curse words exist and never did.

Enough--I could go on forever. :) I leave you with
dohiyi ale alihelitsedasdi (Peace and happiness).

talenaeh,

Vicki
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I'm going to find myself again by:
1. Listening to my heart and my body
2. Sleeping more
3. Exercising daily
4. Letting go of the past
5. Remembering there's a future

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1. Follow the nutrition plan on SP site to the best of my ability.
2. Go to bed earlier and try to actually go to sleep.
3. Exercise daily.
4. Control my portions.
5. Say NO more often to chips and Mother!!

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Originally from Kentucky, I miss the mountains and the good, down-to-earth people.
Also miss my UK Basketball!
I miss my children!!

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I love to sing. Had a musical family and have sung all my life. Favs are Gospel, country, oldies, Adele.... geeze, I love it all!! Learning the Cherokee language is a dream coming true. My family is the most important thing to me on earth after Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior.

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DEERLADY45
5/21/2015 7:10:37 AM

im glad to report every thing looked droopy and frosty but all was ok later when it warmed! Theres another warning tonight then i can relax and not have to put sheets on the most touchy plants,, Even the lilac was ok! Not sure about the orchard close by yet! Blessings,BONNIE

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon WOW 100 degrees well we had it 80 the day before the frost.....



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GOOZLEBEAR
5/20/2015 10:08:17 AM

I would spend a lot more time up at the cabin if we didn't have doctor's appointments, weddings, family reunions etc. back here in Florida!! We are having to go back and forth a lot more this summer. Last year we only made one trip home until Sept. that was nice!!!!

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MOEE45
5/18/2015 9:18:55 PM

Hi!!
I hope you had a good week end!
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GOOZLEBEAR
5/18/2015 7:15:10 PM

Sometimes I wonder why I still live in Florida!! We do have a break when we get to go up to our mountain cabin!! Hopefully we will get back up in a couple of weeks!!!



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5/18/2015 8:42:54 AM

emoticon Vicki! Think of healthy living as a career. Make goal setting a regular part of your life. Become a permanent participant in sustaining better lifestyle choices. Focus on one goal at a time to become a healthier you. Develop an action plan for each goal and finish what you start. Each positive change will lead you to better results. You CAN and WILL turn your GOALS into the results that you are striving for!


emoticon G = Give each goal 100% of commitment from beginning to completion!
emoticon O = Open your mind to new ways of doing new things!
emoticon A = Add variety to nutrition plan, fitness activities and inner well-being goals!
emoticon L = Live life embracing healthy choices, positive changes and personal growth!
emoticon S = Strive to exceed daily with a combined mind-body-soul balance!


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