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August 3rd, 2006

Killing time

It's Magic
I have about two hours to kill before I leave to pick up Marie at the airport.  Gotta stop and fill up the gas tank first  and pop into the store for some contact  rewetting drops.  Other than that, I think I'm all set.  I cleaned the house so I wouldn't have to deal w/ that when I got back.  Yay me!  I'm SO excited to finally get to go to the annual FLMB Oded Fehr Fan convention.  I've tried for the past four years but either health or money issues stopped me.  This year it's in Orlando,  so close that there was NO WAY I was missing out on it.

To Paula, Sue, & MaryAnn...I hope ya'll are doing well.  I haven't been around much lately and I've missed you guys.  I've been putting in bunches of OT since I've had to take today and tomorrow off w/out pay.  I can't really afford that, so when the big FAA project hit, I was like...perfect timing!  Yeah, I'll do it! 

I sent this email I got to a few people already, but I think it's definitely worth sharing, so please pass around.  Our soldiers need all the spirital uplifting they can get! 

 If you go to the web site at www.letssaythanks.com, you can pick out a thank you card and the Xerox Corporation will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq.  You can’t pick out who gets it, but it will go to some member of the armed services.  It is FREE and it only takes a second.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the soldiers received a bunch of these?

July 10th, 2006

Your Pirate Name Is...

Mad Hook-Handed Helen

June 11th, 2006

Beauregard "Baloo" Jolly

It probably wasn't the smartest thing in the world -- getting a new puppy so soon after losing Bubby, but I don't regret it at all.  I miss Bubby horribly, still cry at the mention of his name; hell, I'm crying now just typing this.  Bubby was one special little man, an no one or nothing will ever take his place.  He knows that, I'm sure.  I think he even had a hand in pointing us in the direction of this little guy.  He was born 3/10/06 as exibits many of Bubby mannerisms.  It's uncanny really. 

I won't bore you with a lot of details, but I would like to thank Marie, Paula, and Sue for listening when I needed a shoulder.  Ya'll are fantastic people!

May 28th, 2006

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Mischief Unmanaged

Which HP Kid Are You?

May 25th, 2006

Which X-Men are you?

You Are Rogue
You're reluctantly special. In fact, you long to be normal. You consider your powers to be a curse, and something you can't control. Powers: absorbing other people's memories and abilities, weakening and killing people with your touch

May 13th, 2006


Within the last two weekends I've watched "The House of Wax" and "King Kong".  Is it a sad testiment to myself that I preferred the former?  As far as remakes go...well, it's been done before and everything was expected.  That pretty much applies to both movies.  In THoW, I was less than impress w/ Paris Hilton.  The best part of her casting was that the role was small and she was killed quickly.  I liked the dynamics of the good vs. bad twins.  That was interesting.

Another movie I finally got around to watching this morning was Cellular.  Good movie, well worth watching.

And since I've less than interesting things to say, I'll leave you with this"

May 5th, 2006

Messages in Dreams

So, my friend Paula often says to look for a sign from a loved one after they depart this world.  I think I was feeling so guilty about being so far away from my Mom during most of her illness that I refused to see it after she passed away last year.  I don't know...maybe I'm just a little slow on the uptake. LOL  If you read Paula's journal, you know she often has unexpected visitors after hers or a friend's furbaby passes away.  As if the departing soul leads a stray or animal in need to Paula for help before it crosses over.  This happened the next morning after Bubby left us.  Paula was led to three stray kittens!  Truly amazing.

 As my last entry said, this past Friday, we had to help our furbaby Bubby leave this world for the next.  It was the hardest decision we ever had to make, but we had no choice.  The cancer had taken over most of his liver and he would have only continued to suffer.  There was no hope for him and he had already deteriorated so much, it broke my heart every time he tried to walk, or I looked into his sad little eyes.  Even now, tears stream down my face as I write this.  Gawd, it's amazing how attached one can be to their pets...  But, I digress.

Last night was a most sleepless night.  Not so unusual for me.  I fell asleep around midnight only to awaken at 3am.  I just could not get back to sleep.  Then, at 6:30 am as he does every morning, Hubby brought our other two furbabies into the bedroom and helped them up onto the bed to say goodmorning to me as he said his goodbyes.  After he left, I slammed into a deep sleep.  Just before my alarm went off, I was dreaming of my mom.  She was lying on her couch, giggling like a school girl, while Bubby (now a puppy again), was busilly covering her face with puppy slobber while he licked her face.  Mom had never met Bubby as a puppy, so I know this wasn't a memory. 

Mom was healthy, happy, and full of life again...and so was Bubby!  I miss them both so much my heart aches, but I know they're doing fine and now they have each other again.

April 29th, 2006

R.I.P. Bubby


Bubby - May 9, 1993 - April 29, 2006

As much as we tried, we couldn't help my little boy and had to help him leave this world for the next.  I'm devestated as you can imagine and so many errant thoughts have drifted in and out of my mind today.  Losses I've sustained over the years, especially recently...whether they be lives or friendships, they were and continue to be difficult to endure.

I have cried( and continue to) a river of tears over the loss of my prescious Bubby.  I can only pray, as I told him while he was slipping away, he's with my mom and grandmother, who will love him in the afterlife as they loved him in this world.

April 21st, 2006

Guilty Pleasures

One is silly movies.  Just got back from seeing Ice Age II.  ;) 

Blame gypsybaby1 who tagged me. ;)

What is yours?
Explain yourself
Culinary: Häagen-Dazs Strawberry Ice Cream Can't resist it...each spoonful is a little taste of heaven.
Literary: Historical Romance They're no brainers; an escape from a sometimes too harsh reallity.
Audiovisual: Action/Horror movies Movies are suppose to be FUN F - U - N !!! They're not supposed to put you to sleep.
Musical: Rock ballads Two words -- Joe Elliot
Celebrity: Dark, mysterious men It's the eyes, dark and penetrating. Lips too...full...of promise. Heh. Oded Fehr...Johnny Depp...Hugh Jackman...Keith Hamilton Cobb...

Now I tag:-

ardethsaunders, kln1671, medjaibabe, tinga13 , and eripaul2005

to complete this same Quiz, Its HERE.


April 19th, 2006


You Are a White Flower

A white flower tends to represent purity, simple beauty, and modesty.
At times, you are dignified like a magnolia.
And at other times, you represent great ecstasy, like a white orchid.
And more than you wish, you're a little boastful, like a white hydrangea.
What Color Flower Are You?

If it weren't for hubby, we probably...no, we wouldn't...have any flowers or plant life landscaping our yard.  He's a dynamo when it comes to landscaping.  He has our entire backyard bordered with azaleas, and in the far back he has several trees, including a beautiful Hawthorne that he rescued when it fell off the back of a landscaping truck onto the side of the highway.  A couple pines, including a Norfolk that's growing like crazy, and Confederate Jasmine that has grown up and taken over a tri-sided trellis.  He surrounded the three oak trees that are to the left of the yard with a brick outter walkway, and built up a small garden in the center of the trees.  There's a park bench there, along w/ two chairs, and several bird feeders hanging from the lower branches.  We like to sit on the patio swing and watch the birds.  We see cardinals and blue jays the most, finches and chickadees, and a few woodpeckers here and there.  Oh, I can't forget the family of mourning doves that have taken up residence in our yard. 

Surrounding the patio are several potted plant -- roses, cactus, wild flowers, something that looks like red weeping hearts, and a shrimp plant.  There are two jasmine plants that he's trimmed to mark the beginning of the rock path/stepping stones he laid down to traverse to the end of the yard.  Oh, and beautiful gladiolas that grow beneath my bedroom window.

Out front of the house, he has a garden that runs along the walkway from the end of the garage to the front door.  We have a variety of plants, including one that was given to me by a wonderful lady named Lollie (bless her soul) who presented it to me upon moving into my first house some fifteen years ago.  Never one to take care of plants, I had plopped in onto that patio at that house and pretty much forgot about it.  Still, it lived on, neglected or not, and we brought it to the new house, planted it out front, and it has taken to this soil like crazy.  Multiplied so many times, I've lost track!  

There are two Crape Murtle trees out front, as well as a small area surrounding the mailbox where he's planted flowers.  It just amazes me that he keeps up with it.  It's pretty amazing to look at too! 
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