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I Hate October

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Ok, I know that so many of you will say, '' How can you hate October? The leaves are turning beautiful colors, there is football, the heat of the summer is past, etc, etc, etc. Well, here, where I live, the heat hasn't passed. The difference is that it can be hot and humid in the morning and cold in the afternooon or even better, cold and raining. On other days it is the reverse. I never know whether to wear a tank top or a turtle neck sweater! so, you saym, dress in layers. Well, if it is warm in the morning I can't very well start out in layers.

That isn't the only reason I hate October. No, October took my husband, the love of my life. No he wasn't perfect but he was perfect for me. Now, tonight, my daughter has informed me that her husband's mother and grandmother has won. Even before their wedding 17 years ago they tried to break up my daughter and sil, to the point of trying to get a young woman to try to seduce him so that my daughter would break off the engagement. The young woman told my daughter instead. for many years they have tried to break up the marraige. Recently his father died and they have used that as leverage.

My daughter came over tonight to tell me that they have won and he is moving out.

Then this is the month that more hurricanes have caused problems here than any other month that I have lived year; so, to top it all we are still reasoning with hurricane season!


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JO88BAKO 10/21/2014 8:44PM

    Oh man, that's horrid my friend. Our temps are high and low too. I'm so very sorry to hear about your daughter. Shame on those mean evil people, shame. Did you have fun with your PH at the mystery outing? You are in my prayers. HUGS

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CAROL494 10/16/2014 10:59PM

  Take care.

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Belief in Angels

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I have always believed in angels. The first prayer that I ever learned was one to my gaurdain angel; Angel of GOD, my guardian dear, to whom God's love intrusts me here, ever this day be at my side to light, to guard, to lead, to guide. AMEN. So why am I surprised when one of the angels comes into my life, usually for only a brief time, a few minutes? I don't know, but I am always taken off guard.
Today was one of those days and it happened while I was pumping gas at the Raceco near my house. She was wearing a pink vest with her company's logo and selling a car wash product on the sidewalk outside the store. So why did she approach me when she had to cross the lot? WHY NOT APPROACH THE OTHERS?
The young woman walked up to me and told me that they were selling a product and that the pink vest was because they supported breast cancer research. I said that was wonderful, that I knew a lot of people who had survived and a few who had not survived it. Then she looked at me and said that I had the most beautiful eyes and asked my etnicity. I told her and for some reason she began talking about her mother and aunt and how they all participated in the alzheimer's Walk, etc. I mentioned the phcot beach ball in February and we talked some more. She then told me that I am beautiful inside and out and gave me a huge hug and said, '' You are loved''.
Today, I met an angel when I needed to hear what she said to me!

Thank you God for your angels, those who are friends and those who come for only a very brief time but when most needed.

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JO88BAKO 10/14/2014 6:15PM

    That is awesome! Next time we talk I will tell you my angel true story. Sounds like she made your day and that makes me very happy!! Bob is still in WV having fun although they have had some rain. Saturday I'm riding with some PH friends to see Latitude. I'm excited. They did Ric's rib yesterday. Will do the liver in a couple weeks. Have a great hump day and do something nice for yourself! Hugs

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Like the TV Commercial, We Celebrate Anything

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Anyone who has read previous blogs might already know that my grandboy is on the autism spectrum. Those who didn't know, well he is but is high functioning and verbal. That being said he is also unpredictable, as are many children not oit and those on the spectrum. He is a love and a delight and light of my life.
That being said might explain a little why we clebrate most anything and tonight was a big celebration! You see, my grandboy let the dental hygienist clean his teeth! This was a first for an almost 10year old. On previous visits to the dentist we couldn't even get him in the chair. He is already on medication and trying him on an anti anxiety probably wouldn't work as some are contraindicated with his meds and often medications react opposite on him; so, his not only getting in the dental chair but also letting someone clean his teeth was a huge accomplishment for him.
The head of the dental offiice wanted to sedate my grandboy but my daughter's insurance won't pay for sedation and 1600.00 was a lot more than she could pay being a divorced mother whose ex hasn't paid child support in over 4 years.
So, we celebrated tonight and we will celebrate other important occassions whether it will be his trying a food he has never tried before or learning to tie shoes or doing all of his work in school. We will celebrate because we celebrate life and all of the steps, little or big that my grandboy or grandgirl take!
Oh, boy grands tried a new food tonight. They didn't care for the fried green beans but they tried them! WOOOO!!!!!

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JO88BAKO 10/8/2014 8:04PM

    Oh wow, that's awesome!! I don't like the dentist, so he gets a BIG gold star. And then tried a new food. What a wonderful celebration, yes, a joyous occasion. I can see the big smile on your face emoticon LOVE IT!!!!!

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Another Year Makes Two

Monday, October 06, 2014

Yesterday was two years since Ed died and I did really well for the most part. The fact that my friend, Larry, took me to dinner and to a movie on saturday helped. I went to Panaras and got some soup and looked at shoes and walked around the strip mall, making sure that I got sunshine to help banish any signs of depression that might sneak up on me.
Then the calls started coming and the comments on fb. The first call was from a friend that we met on a cruise 11 or twelve years ago. she and her husband had come to Ed's memorial service and she was calling to tell me that she was thinking of me. Then another person we met on the same cruise called, then my daughter and her friends called from their trip to Nashville to check on me and tell me how they missed me! Then the fb comments and messages, so many of them from people we had met on the cruise mentioned above as well as a couple of other cruises!
I am truly blessed to have so many good friends, friends who care so much for me and who loved Ed so much! I am so very thankful to God for these angels in my life! What I am not thankful for is the loss, the grief that I experience.
Then again, I am thankful for that also because it is a sign of the love Ed and I had/have for one another and how much he is missed but me and so many others. I am thankful for the years we had together but I miss him terribly.
Maybe one day I will have someone else as important to me as Ed was, a companion to enjoy life with, to laugh with, to cry with, to love but that person could never take Ed's place. There has to be another place for another person but my heart is big enough for that and my understanding would not expect to take the place of a lost loved one of theirs either.


The 3 R's

Friday, October 03, 2014

No, not reading, riting ,and rithmetic but Roanokers Residing in Richmond! Last night was a dinner at the Richmond Country Club for Roanokers who live in Richmond (but actually for any one who used to live in Roanoke or still does live there and wanted to come) and my sister, who lives outside Richmond, and I went.
I knew that I had to be away from the house yesterday because of the date and when the opportunity to go to a lovely dinner presented itself I called Cecelia and we made plans. I am so glad that we did!
There were very few people that we knew but that was ok. Everyone was so glad to see new faces that we felt right at home. The food was also very good: mixed green salad, poached salmon, delicious vegetable medley, creamed potatoes, thinly sliced roast beef, and cookies for dessert.
After dinner and socializing a bit, including talking to Ed's high school wrestling coach (yes, Coach Anderson is still alive and kicking) we headed to my hotel ( I booked a double room in case Cecelia could stay overnight also) and we headed to our room, which had been upgraded to the concierge floor. We finished the night talking with the hostess (who was a hoot) and a glass of wine.
This morning after our breakfast in the concierge lounge we headed to the mall and droolled over shoes and jewelry before I headed back home.
The evening was just what I needed to keep my mind occupied!

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JO88BAKO 10/3/2014 9:15PM

    Sounds like you had a blast, awesome!! So glad you and Larry have a wonderful evening planned. I must not get out often enough, never heard of a concierge floor but it sounds like fun. Glad Cecelia was able to stay the night. The food sounds really good. I'm so happy you were able to enjoy your time!!

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