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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas Everybody...

Love and light to you all
It has been a crazy year - thanks for being there for me and listening (or just reading) to me rant and rave. Hopefully I have made you laugh along the way and maybe you have learned something from me - I have certainly learned from all of you. Your compassion, love and caring have exceeded my expectations and I thank you for that.

Tonight we have our traditional Christmas eve gathering at my mom's house where she cooks veggie soup and dad reads the "Night Before Christmas" to everybody. Non-traditionally (at least for me) Mike and I are also going to a candlelight service at our church - well, across the street from my Church. Its so big that they have people outside in the parking lot! :) Its going to be nice - I hope it does not rain...

Two nights ago something poetic happened in my living room. I was trying to put up some more lights on my mantle because I did not really decorate that much this year. As I was doing this, a glass baby Jesus fell off the mantle and shattered. My lights got in the way of baby Jesus. Cat, if you are reading this, I owe you one glass baby Jesus. I am sorry :( Stupid lights...

Wanna know a secret?
I have always wondered if Mary was in labor pains while riding on a donkey...that had to suck if so. I mean, running from the government, riding on a donkey, about to give birth to the Son of Man...no pressure! But some people think that Jesus was born without pain to Mary. That would have been real nice of God to do that for her since she could have been stoned to death for getting pregnant by someone other than her husband - thank God for Joseph huh???

Merry Christmas Everybody!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Miss me?

I miss you! I have been a busy little bee and I have not had time to write much :(

Between pet issues, holiday shopping, present wrapping and parties - its been the typical December but I have SO much to share with you!

All of this will be much better with pictures but I will give you the quick re-cap anyway.

Hailey's 30th b-day on the 12th...we had soooooo much fun! She had a "wig out" party and everyone wore wigs for the occasion. I must say my favorites were my dad's nasty, greasy mullet wig and Joey's big ol' fro. I had to put that one on - I looked like a 1969 hippy soul goddess - I want a fro now.

Colleen's Christmas play...SO cute! I have video of her singing and dancing her heart out in her little cowgirl outfit. The play was about the real meaning of Christmas and how toys were secondary. Do you think the kindergarten crowd got that???? By the way, Hailey woke Colleen up for school and at some point in the middle of the night she got up and put on her princess dress and her cowboy boots - so Hailey found her passed out on the bed dressed in that beautiful ensemble. Gotta love little girls!

Mike went to feed the homeless and pass out blankets this past Saturday. I missed out because I am fighting off the flu - but he had a blast and spread some REAL holiday cheer to people who really need it. He said that he was shocked to see "normal" looking people there, men who were clean, well spoken etc...he said he was very humbled by the experience. I wish I could have gone.

Blue is better, thank God. I just could not handle anymore drama, especially drama involving cancer and my baby girl. There is a spot on her lungs that we "need to keep an eye on" but we will just leave it at that. Right now she is frisky and feeling OK - and I am happy.

Christmas is almost here!!!! Can you believe it? I have about 1/2 of my wrapping finished and I will get the rest of it done tomorrow I guess...

I hope you guys are all well fed, keeping warm and get lots of hugs in the next few days.

I promise I will post pics soon :)

Love & Light,


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Don't Worry...Be Happy...dooo do do do dododododoooooo

Ah ha! Proof!
Being happy does reduce pain, help you live longer etc...also happiness is contagious!

Vibes Please

I need vibes/prayers for my pooch Blue Girl
We thought she had bronchitis, but the meds are not helping, so its something else and we are low on funds for x-rays. So right now we are depending on prayer to get us through.


Tuesday, December 9, 2008


LOL funny and hits the nail right on the head..

Monday, December 8, 2008

I told you I had pictures!

First off...I have to say CONGRATS to my BFF Heather #1 because she is having a GIRL!
She has 2 boys and is preggers with her 3rd and I am so excited about this little girl! A sweet, cooing, bundle of kisses and love girl! I get to throw a shower and buy pink stuff! Yippee!!!

On to picture pages...Here is Hail's peach fuzz...its black & silver - and really pretty straight right now...so we will see how this all turns out. Its a mystery...

Smile for me Hailey! I know you are in a hurry...but this is important!

See...I have hair! Fuzzy wuzzzy hair!

She is rubbing her head because it feels gooooood. But, I am also getting that look, so she needs to go...

Happy Monday!

Hey guys!
Hope you had a fantastic weekend. It was freezing! Mike and I put up the tree and got it almost finished and hung out on the couch in front of the fireplace watching Harry Potter on Sunday night. It was good. I needed a break.

Saturday I worked at the Acupuncture center and I got a massage and "cupped". This is one of the great bonuses of working at a natural healing center. Cupping is an ancient bodywork technique that removes toxins from the body. It definitely wore me out because that night I was cooked and the next day I did not really do much. I think I need to do this more in order to get the toxins out of my body. Hailey has had this done several times throughout her treatment in order to get the toxins out of her body. The first time Shams did it to her, she had STEAM come out of her body. Apparently this is not a good sign. Thankfully though she has had cupping done on her since then, and no more steam, so she is getting better.

I also have new pics of Hailey. She looks SO cute - her hair is coming back in and she looks like a fuzzy baby chick. Only problem is that we are not sure what color her hair is going to be - unfortunately - it looks grey. Yeah, grey. More of a salt and pepper thing - because she still has dark spots, but a LOT of it looks grey. Oh well - she always liked to dye her hair...

Friday, December 5, 2008

As Heather has said, Hailey has had a tough week. Keep giving her positive vibes, she can get there with help. Bless all of you. Mom

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Poor Hailey

What a week.
She tried going back to work, but she only made it through the first 2 days and by Wednesday she had a fever so she has been at home for the past 2 days laid up.

Send healing vibes her way please.


Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Dogs are the best thing in the world. I love my dogs. One of them is in puppy heaven right now and unfortunately for one of my dearest friends, her doggie Guapo is there with him today too. Guapo was a spunky little chihuahua and he was killed by a car yesterday. My friend Jessica is broken hearted and I KNOW how much that hurts. Its like losing your best friend and for us childless people, having a pet is the closest we have to having a kid. I read somewhere that our relationship with our dog is the closest that we come, on earth, to having the same relationship as God has with us...not to say that we are his pets...but just think about that one for a bit. Obedience, rebellion, willing to please, child like, and not quite as smart and hindered in some way to communicate...
I am so sorry Jess.
RIP Guapo

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

Monday, December 1, 2008

Monday, Monday...

Well...I'm sad. Its back to work...
I really enjoyed our time off and the long weekend. Saturday Hailey, Mike, James and I got together to watch that travesty of a football game. We had fun yelling at the TV. We really don't need to talk about that, so I will move on.
Unfortunately for Hailey - its also back to work time for her. I called her this morning, but I have not heard from her...so we will see how it goes. I hope she can keep her strength up for at least a 1/2 day.