So, here is Kyah. She was a Belgian Tervuren. She died of cancer about 3 years ago, right around when I was starting to use the Internet and needed to think up a username. I’ve been Kyahgirl ever since.
I’ve spent most of my time on the Fragrance Board at Make up alley (link at right). You have to sign up (free) to do posting there but its a great place to hang out if you’re interested in/obsessed with all thing related to scents. The people there are incredibly funny, knowledgeable, generous, and kind. I’ve made many good friends through participating there.
As time went on, my tendency to be a peacemaker and to take people under my wing for a bit of comfort, started to emerge. Three different people spontaneously started calling me Mother Hen. Its a bit unnerving because I really don’t think of myself this way but, hey, if the feathers fit, you have to wear them.
I was blogging previously as the Canadian Gourdess. Apologies to those whose links I broke when changing blogs. Some people have asked me about the ‘gourdess’ title. I became the Gourdess, also through the fragrance board, by helping to organize the first big Halloween gift exchange, in 2004. I created a character called “The Great Pumpkin” (TGP) and had a presence on the board. Myself and a couple of others were theoretically TGP’s helpers and, because a pumpkin is a gourd, they started calling us Gourdesses. I spent most of my time in TGP’s identity so, when the festivities were over, kyahgirl ‘came out’ and from then on, everyone thought kyahgirl and TGP were synonymous. This year, two other ladies from the group organized the gift exchange and one of them, KatEEm wore TGP’s identity for most of the exchange. She was fabulous in the role, sending poems and riddles to people, teasing, haunting, and generally creating lots of good cheer. There were many participants who thought it was me all along, but I want to make sure KatEEm gets the credit. She and Raspberryswirlgirl did a fantastic job carrying out the whole event.
So, it is time for me to let the Gourdess go. I think TGP’s personality (still a member on MUA) is like a big halloween costume that can be picked up year after year by whomever is in the role.
The Mother Hen role is probably more in line with who I really am. I AM a mother as well as a wife, daughter, sister, and friend to many.
Hoping to hear much clucking and peeping on my blog as time goes on.