Showing posts from February, 2008

Loss Of A Myspace Phriend

I just found out that a wonderful phriend has passed away. Shell was someone I didn't know in person, but I met her on Myspace maybe a year ago. She had PH, and a host of other issues she struggled through, but with such courage and fight in her, you'd never know how sick she really was. She went through so much besides being ill, and I felt honored that she would talk to me if she needed to get some things off her chest. She was an incredibly kind person, leaving cute comments on my space if she noticed I was sick or down. Shell was in the process of trying to get on a transplant list, a very difficult process, but one she wanted so very much. Shell is now breathing freely forever. May she know how much she truly touched the people in her life, from her close family and friends, to her phriends and others she may have "met" in the online world. God Bless you, Shell. I will miss your smiles, your jokes, your witty surveys and your uplifting comments. God has added a …

Grrr, Snow!

Well yet again, it's a winter wonderfrigginland outside. I have to say, I'm tired of the snow!!! I know spring is still a few weeks away, but come on. The snow, the bitter cold, the mostly sunless days, have just got to end. Can you tell I'm ready for spring????

I suppose I should dry my hair. I have a few things I want to do today before I babysit this afternoon for an hour. My poor fishies need their homes cleaned, for one thing! I might try organizing my kitchen table, if that's possible! So I guess that's it for now! Happy Wednesday!! :)

Busy Days Make For Tiredness!!

I have been doing better lately, physically anyway. I'm slowly getting energy back to be able to do things, like walking on the treadmill (even if it's only a few minutes at a time, it's a start!), some chores around the house, and going out more. It's like I've been stuck in a prison all winter, and I'm being let out on good behavior, and I don't know what to do first! Friday and Saturday, I had lunch with two of my friends. Friday, Renee came here, and we went to a local place called Michael's. The food was great, and after, we just came back here and exchanged Christmas gifts (finally!!), and chatted. It was nice to see her, since I've talked to her almost every day and haven't been able to get together all winter. Saturday, I went out to the Boulevard Mall with my friend, Erin, and her daughter. Her daughter is 3, and she was so excited to see her Aunt Colleen! We walked the mall, which I was nervous about doing at first, but we walked at m…

My Dream Date!

Last Thursday was Valentine's Day, and the day after that, Judi happened to post the topic for February's Artsy Essay Contest! What a coincidence! So I've decided to write about my dream "date" that I had Valentine's Day evening for the contest!

He arrived around 8pm, with a dozen roses and a cute cartoon with his cartoon character, Diggedy, looking at a heart that said "Happy Valentine's Day xoxox Love." I smiled immediately, and thanked him for the sweet gifts. He asked me how my day was, and we chatted for a little while about my phriend who, I found out very shortly before he arrived, had passed away. He wanted to know a little about her, and I found it comforting that he cared enough to ask about someone who meant alot to me and he didn't even know. After a little while, I told him I didn't want to be a downer all evening, and asked where he was taking me. He told me he had several surprises lined up, and off we went to our first des…

Loss of a Great Phriend

My heart is broken today. I found out last night that a dear phriend passed away unexpectedly yesterday afternoon. SueT, as she was known on the PH message boards, was a wonderfully kind person. She greeted every newbie on the board with kind words and thoughts, to let them know they had joined a great community, and that we were there for support. I never saw her write a bad thing toward anyone. She was just so incredibly caring towards every person, even if it was their first post. She called everyone "honey," and I found it very endearing!

It became apparent to me, in reading everyone's posts on the PH boards regarding Sue's passing, how much she touched all of our lives. I thought maybe Sue only sent very long, story-telling emails to just a few of us. I was so wrong! She sent those long emails to a huge majority of phriends, letting each of us get to know all about her. She loved her family dearly. She adored her two granddaughters! She had a passion for creating…

Love Is In The Air

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To all my family, my friends, and my phriends, I love you all so very much! You all mean the world to me in so many different ways. If you all weren't in my life, I'm not sure how I'd ever deal with everything I've been through. I wish you all a very Happy Valentine's Day with your special loved ones! *HUGS*


My parents picked me up around 12:30ish on Sunday afternoon, piled all my stuff in the van, and we took off for Cleveland. It was the worst trip!! The weather was horrendous almost the whole way there. The winds were so high, I don't know how my dad had control of the van most of the time. We also had to go through many whiteout conditions, which were completely scary!! I think I prayed the entire way there that we'd make it safely, and that everyone else in the road got to wherever they needed to go in one piece, too. My dad told me once we got to the hotel that we'd never go in conditions like that again. Can't say I blame him!!

After getting to the CCF the next morning on time (despite the fact we took over an hour to get there even though it takes about 20 minutes from the hotel), I spent over an hour waiting to get my echo done. I had even been 15 minutes early in getting there! Because of that, I ended up being late for everything else, but there wasn't much I…

Just Wanted To Say...

.....that I'm back from my trip to Cleveland. I am beyond exhausted, and if I try to type everything that happened, I am pretty sure it won't make any sense. lol So I'm just letting you know I'm back, my visit was good, and I will post more tomorrow when I can comprehend what I'm saying! lol

Time To Go To Cleveland Once Again

I will be leaving tomorrow afternoon for Cleveland. The trip is usually about 3 1/2-4 hours, depending on how much we stop. Tomorrow the weather is supposed to be terrible, so we will definitely be taking time to get there. I don't know what I'm more worried about, the fact we'll be getting there in a snowstorm, or my appointments on Monday. lol I have been praying like crazy that our trip will be a safe one!! Coming home on Monday shouldn't be a problem, but getting there might be.

As for my appointments, I'm having such mixed emotions about it. It's been a really sucky winter, with the pneumonia. And I know I'm still recovering from it. I don't have alot of energy back yet, and my lung still bugs me almost every day. It hasn't been too bad lately, but I can tell it's not 100% yet. And although I know the pneumonia has put me back about 100 steps, I still am worried that he might make other suggestions for treatment already. I really can't t…

I'm Calmer Now!

I realized how extremely bitter I sounded in my last post. lol I was just really mad, but I'm fine now. This is why so many people say never to discuss politics or religion with anyone! I really try my hardest not to, since I know not everyone will agree with my views. So I barely bring things up! Anyway, it's all said and done for today, and I will not be bringing up anything on the political front again! Sorry if I have offended anyone!

My day was tiring, but also nice. I got to see my niece and my mom. My mom picked me up to vote, and then took my niece and I back to her house to have lunch. I got to play with my niece for awhile, and she is just highly entertaining! So was Shelby, my parents' dog. Shelby kept trying to take this one toy I was playing with on the floor, and it was making me laugh so hard I was losing my breath! LOL And that, in turn, was making my niece laugh! It was a nice afternoon there, but I was quite tired when I got home. I finally layed down f…

Super Tuesday! Super Pissed Off!

I am a pretty laid back, easy going person. I don't get mad too much. But there are two things that can totally piss me off: (1) insisting that my faith isn't as good enough as the faith of another person's; (2) insisting that anyone I feel I want to vote for in any given election is the absolute wrong choice.

Being that today is Super Tuesday in a huge amount of states, my home state of NY being one of them, I was able to go out and vote for who I personally wanted to vote for. A couple people have made me feel like a shithead for voting for someone who I wanted. I thought this was a free country? I thought one of the greatest things about being an American was having the right to vote for whomever we see fit? If another person doesn't like who I am voting for, guess what??? Go friggin' vote for who YOU want to vote for, and don't make me feel like an asshole for making up MY own mind. That is why we have elections!!! So I am a little pissed off today, but I …

Super Sunday

Well most people know that I could give two hoots about football! I don't watch the games, I don't have a favorite team, I'm not even familiar with all the terms. So, this being said, I didn't care anything about the Superbowl tonight. I was watching other programs and did, once in awhile, flip to see what was going on. I do have to say, that in spite of my not caring, I had to laugh that the Patriots lost! I know they had a perfect season this year (I am not that in the dark about football), and I know so many people expected them to win. But I guess it just shows that everyone isn't perfect! Go Giants!

I saw 27 Dresses last night, and I would recommend it! I thought it was really cute. Katherine Heigl is really quite a funny actress. I love her on Grey's Anatomy, and this is the first movie I've seen that she's been in. So I would definitely say go see it if you've been thinking about it!

I didn't get out of pjs today. I was feeling kinda blah…

Going Out!!

Well, it's Saturday! I never made it out of the house on Tuesday because I was too tired and felt weird. So, tonight will be the first time I've been out of the house in a little over 2 weeks! I'm going to see 27 Dresses with a couple friends (might be a few friends if one decides to grace us with her prescence). I don't even remember the last time I was at the theater! It's been quite awhile. So I'm looking forward to having a good time!

I've decided to try something new with beads! I made a couple eyeglass chains yesterday, and I was going to work on another one in a little bit. The two I did came out nice! At least I think so, anyway! So at least I'll have another product to sell! I'm thinking of making zipper pulls, too. They would be so easy to make, and pretty! I might make one today and put it on my coat. Oh, the possibilities!

I haven't felt as tired the past couple days. It's been nice, but I'm definitely not overdoing it, because…