Saturday, October 25, 2008

Oh Bother! I Forgot My Send Off Music!!!

Okay, So I had this great music box created for my "I'm leaving for Disney World" post....and I was in such a hurry, I forgot it!! So...I'm in between being at my Mom's house and going with Marv to the nursing home to see his Mom, but I just had to take two minutes & post it anyhow, even if it wasn't playing when you saw the entry!! I mean, you guys just gotta have some Disney World songs, right? Even if Marv says it's putting us behind, right? ;) ;)

Ten Days Worth Of Pooh Hugs,

Mandy Time!

This will be my last post until I get back, as I have much to do before leaving tomorrow morning. I'm not taking my lap top with me so I can really spend time with my family, but I will start catching up with you all on Nov 6th. Have a great 10 days and take will all be in my thoughts and prayers. Although......finding Pooh may occupy a lot of my thought time ;) Miss me at least a little, okay? (hehe)

Friday, October 24, 2008


This post is for anyone who needs it tonight. I so love this group, "Building 429" and their new CD was just released on Tuesday. This was a pre-CD release video of the message behind the song "Always" and some of the song itself. It is available for download on i-tunes....and I encourage you to check it out.

When we feel hopeless and wonder where God has gone, as I sadly admit I have at times.....we are to remember that He is with us always, no matter what. I hope if you are in need, or not, that you are blessed tonight by this message & song.

Pooh Hugs,

Thursday, October 23, 2008

A Fat Statement, Followed By Better Stuff :)

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I'm starting to get a little anxiety about the trip as it nears. Tonight, I was out with Abby in the apartment yard and a car went by.....the windows were down, and I heard enough to get that sick feeling in my stomach when I saw them stop and back up. They yelled out the window " Fat A$$ Freak". Now, they were teen boys, and yes, I know kids are cruel....I know all of that, and I should just let it go in one ear and out the other. But at times....that is hard to do, and it got me riled up thinking about the people in the airport and at Disney. Sometimes the looks and snickers are so hard to deal with. Well, I have a little something to say about listen up if you're those boys or anyone like them!

I know I have no one to blame but myself for how much I weigh, but for the life of me....I just don't get why it bothers you so much. I have tried understanding it now for years, and I just can't. I know it's not the norm, and for all of you out there that have your weight under reasonable control....I'm so happy for you. But why then, does it bother you what I look like? You don't have to sleep with me, or eat dinner with me, you don't even have to look at me if you don't want what is the big deal? I really wish I understood the need to make other people feel bad about the way they look. If you think it's just are dead wrong! Some of my worst moments have been with unkind adults....using me to make themselves feel better. But does it? How can you feel better when you are hurting someone? If I disgust you, then look you somehow think my fat is going to jump off me and land on you? Hey, if it did, I'd be chasing you around the block!!! I'm just fed up with this, I really am.....I'm not bothering you, so leave me alone! There....that is out and I feel better now :)

I've been getting everything ready and things are starting to wind down here. I have Abby's bag packed and our stuff is almost ready to go as well. I took my parents to get groceries today, and they stocked up so they won't need to go while I'm away.....and if they do, it'll just be for milk at the smaller store. I got my Halloween cards out and birthday cards ready to mail for birthdays while we're away.....can't think of much more to do except clean up the apartment and do the last load of dirty towels. I want to spend tomorrow finishing that all up, so I can spend time on Saturday with my parents and Abby.

I'm so excited to see Mandy! She normally works 5 days on (13 hour days!) and 2 days off , but she took 4 vacation days while we are there so she'll have 6 full days off to spend with us, plus a couple of mornings before she goes in!! On our first day we get there, we'll head to the Magic Kingdom where she will be working to see her. They have Magic Hours that night, so the park is open until 11:00. Our good friends (our Vet) are going to be there then, so we are meeting up with them that night, too. One of our favorite things, the Food & Wine Festival, is going on in EPCOT right now, that's one of the reasons we always go down in October.....we LOVE it!! Especially Marv, he is a HUGE wine guy, and he loves to cook, so he really enjoys tasting things from other countries! Here is a link about it:
Food and Wine Festival - Epcot
They also have these great "Eat To The Beat" concerts during the fest that are usually older we saw Three Dog Night last year. I think While we are there, it's "Kool & The Gang", and "David Cassidy".

My favorite attraction at EPCOT however are my hot Canadian boys!! They are this great band that plays in the Canada pavilion a few times everyday and I sit and listen to them a bunch of times each trip....I even have all their CD's!! HAHA! You just can't beat a guy in a kilt :) Here is the link to my boys....with a lot of cute pictures:
Off Kilter - Epcot

The sad news is it looks like I may not get to meet Robin this trip :( It's just a bad time with Halloween & Gabby's she may not have that day free after all. But, if we can't, we are going to get together in March when we go back for my will be a less hectic time. She is still going to try keep your fingers crossed for us.

Well, that's it for today.....I'll be back with one more post before I leave, promise!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A Little Bipartisan Political Humor....

While walking down the street one day a US senator is tragically hit by a truck and dies. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance. "Welcome to heaven," says St. Peter. "Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem"

"We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you". "No problem, just let me in," says the man.. "Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from higher up". "What we'll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity". "Really, I've made up my mind. I want to be in heaven, says the senator". "I'm sorry, but we have our rules".

And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him. Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, Shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting Rich at the expense of the people. They play a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and champagne. Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly guy who has a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are having such a good time that before he realizes it, it is time to go. Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises.

The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens on heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him."Now it's time to visit heaven." So, 24 hours pass with the senator joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns. "Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another in choose your eternity". The senator reflects for a minute, then he answers: "Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell".

So St Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage. He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls from above.The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulder. "I don't understand", stammers the senator. "Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there's just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened"?

The devil looks at him, smiles and says, "Yesterday we were you voted".

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Break In Update....

Thank you so much for all the support and hugs you sent my way since last really meant a lot to me. I'm feeling more calm about things today. I was just so upset last night, I think because we can't stay there and keep an eye on things....we both felt very out of control and it was a very unsettling feeling. It helped to vent about it, and thanks for listening and telling me I didn't need to apologize. Whenever I've had a bad day and complained about wanting to get back in my house....I always get an e-mail from, a "well meaning" blogger, mostly someone I don't know, telling me that I need to stop complaining, and they remind me about every person on Earth that lost more than we did, or who doesn't have an apartment to live in, etc. So at times I feel like I can't say what's going on in my life, like I have to be "up" 100% of the time. Thanks for reminding me that everyone has these kind of days, and it doesn't mean I'm self centered or non caring of others plight when I do, nor have I forgotten to be grateful for my blessings. Your gentle hugs made me feel better about letting my feelings out on stressful days.

Okay, here's an update about the break in. A deputy officer came out today and took finger prints &, Marv went along with him as he investigated things and got a better look at things in the day light. What we found was pretty disgusting. Two of our bathrooms had been plumbed last week, no toilets yet, but the holes cut and some of the pipes laid, and whomever was in our house on Saturday night, took a poo in both of the holes....and then jammed it up with paper. I kid you not. So, of course, all of that work has to be pulled out of there and will be redone this week sometime. The Sheriff thinks that "gift" was definitely personal, we just don't know if it was directed at us, or maybe at the guy doing the plumbing. The electric saw that was taken from the house was his, and it was worth around $600. They also took his pole light, and a few other tools he had in the house. In the garage, we know Marv's tool belt and a lot of his tools are gone, plus some personal items of ours from the boxes. They also saw that there were drag marks across the garage floor that led directly to the side he thinks they got out of there with a big item too, we just can't decide what it is right now, we had a lot of things out there. He also agreed that they were definitely coming back for the items they had lined up by the door.....and had Marv not seen the gate open, they would have gotten everything. The lock to that gate was busted right off.....that's how they got that open and into the back yard. It's not a good feeling to think that one of the workers coming into your home may have come back and did that.....or even someone that may have been mad at us for something that happened in our grocery store, but it's probably the case. Who knows.

It stormed here today, so no temporary power lines were installed for security lights, but hopefully that will be done tomorrow. While we are in FL, we have friend who is a deputy for another county who is going to come by every night after the workers have left and inspect the house, inside and out. We are making that known to the builder, too, we want them very aware that our home will not be unattended for the 10 days we are gone.....hopefully that will detour his outsourced workers from removing anything. I will just be glad when it is all done and we are back in to take care of things ourselves!

I was gone most of the day today getting my hair done and running errands, and busy tonight getting some things done for the trip, so of course....I'm behind again in blog reading! If I miss one day....YIKES! I have to take my parents shopping for Emmy's birthday present during the day, but I'll catch up here tomorrow night. Thanks again.....I'm feeling much more relaxed tonight and counting the days off until I see Mandy, just look at that countdown!!!!

Pooh Hugs,

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

I Need A Hug.....

This is going to be a down you are warned before reading!

First, I want to apologize if I offended anyone in my last post when I complained about not getting back into my house in Jan as we were told. I do appreciate that we still have a house to go home to at some point, and I know how blessed we are. About 95% of the time, I remember that and I'm more positive. But after almost 4 months since the fire and being displaced, I do have down moments...I'm only human and I just can't be happy all of the time, I just can't. But, it never means that I take for granted what I do still have, or forget there are others truly suffering, while we are merely inconvenienced.

Maybe I'm being paid back in full for the times I do complain, because right now....I just feel that way, that we are being punished or something. We went to Target tonight to pick up some things we needed and swung by the house to pick up our Sunday paper. While pulling out, Marv noticed that the gate to the back yard was open, and since he was there mowing yesterday.....and knew it was locked, we pulled back in and he went to shut it and investigate. Once in back, he noticed the screen to our kitchen window and been cut and our window pried open. So, he went inside to see that indeed, someone had been in the house. The builders good saw was missing, and other tools had been gone through. He then saw that the door from our house into our garage was open, so he cautiously went in there to see our snow blower, mower, his golf clubs, our safe, and many other items were all lined up by the side door, which was now unlocked. Whomever was there, was definitely coming back tonight for what they couldn't take out of there then. It was getting dark and there is no power out there, so we couldn't do a complete inventory of what was now missing from the garage, but off hand, Marv could see the boxes had been gone through that were stacked up....they contained items that made it out of the house unscathed. So, tomorrow we will find out what is gone out there.

We called the Sheriff and made a report, and they are going to swing by the house and our neighbors are on the look out as well. We also took all the things that were lined up to steal tonight and safely stored them at our neighbors, and contacted the builder about getting some temporary power out there tomorrow. We asked him to install some temp motion detectors in the front, sides and back of the house.....because right now, the place is all dark and closed up with a big dumpster blocking the view of the front.

We had worried about this happening, I mean, obviously, it's a target for people who want to do these things. But now that it has....I'm angry, sad, depressed, and feel violated. I mean, we felt violated with the fire, but that didn't have a face, it was a fire. wonder if this is someone you know, maybe some of the workers, or some of our neighbors in the new subdivision. It just makes us mad that we lost so much of our stuff and now, someone comes in and takes some of what we do have left. That people would come in a home that they know has burned and take advantage of the owners when they are vulnerable. I'm just upset.....and tonight I need to be, tomorrow...I'll try to see the sunny side of life again.

Back To My Journal!

Hi, finally back to my journal, and last night I think I caught up with every one .....if I missed yours, let me know! Thanks for worrying about me, all was okay. I was just having some issues with a new medicine I'm taking, and it was leaving me nauseated and dizzy when I was up or trying to do something like look at a computer screen. The complicated part was just the interaction with other meds I'm taking and why I have to take them at certain times, etc. The Doctor switched things around, and although I'm still having a little's so much better! I was actually able to sit at the PC last night for 5 hours (yes, it took that long to catch up, because I read every entry I missed!) without issue except being TIRED when finished!!

We are getting closer to week from today!! We leave at 7:00 a.m., so this time next Sunday, I should be in the air! WHOOHOOO!! We've been busy doing all the things one has to do, stop mail & newspaper, etc. I have to say that packing is probably the easiest it has ever been since I don't have very many items to choose from! Usually I worry that I "may" need this or that and throw it in. Well, we don't have a lot of this or that since the fire, so there is nothing to worry about missing!! This should serve as a huge lesson to me, I do not need half of the things I usually lug around on a trip, simple is better and much faster :)

I'm getting excited to see Mandy, as I haven't seen her since June, when she was home for my parent's 60th anniversary open house. That was one week before our fire....little did we know what was to come the next week in our lives. My favorite song by Don Henley is "New York Minute" and nothing rings more true...."In a New York minute, everything can change". Things with the house are moving very slow, I haven't talked about it because it depresses me and I'm trying to stay in an up mood for my trip. They were not even working in our place for a solid month because of flood cases they went to work on in Michigan. I have to tell you that while I'm sorry that those people have displacement issues too, I'm very angry with the refurb company. If you are that short of workers, then you bring others in or hire new everywhere are out of work. They are extremely behind in our house and although a lot of things have been picked out, virtually no work has been done and it looks as if we will not get back in January now. Yep, like I said, I'm not talking much about it because I'm really depressed about where things stand. So, our trip with be a good diversion from what is going on here, and I'm soooooo ready to leave!!!! The bad part is leaving Abby behind, and although we have a great place to leave her....that little baby has wrapped her paws around our heart and I'm going to miss her terribly.

That's about it, just wanted to let you know why I was not here most of last week....spinning journals don't make you feel very good. LOL! Since I'm caught up now in my reading, I'm going to head to lay back down for a while. Until next time....hide your hunny, the Pooh bear is back on the loose :)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Single Digits!

Our countdown is in Single Digits!!!!

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Sorry I haven't been around to journals in a few reason is too complicated to even explain here, but I plan to catch up with everyone this weekend!

Pooh Hugs,

Monday, October 13, 2008

Happy Dance!

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Luggage Replaced.......Check

Clothes Washed......Check

Plane Tickets Confirmed......Check

New Undies Bought (in case of accident, always have clean undies!)........Check

Plans In Motion To Meet Robin......CHECK!!!!!!!!!!!

OMG, I'm meeting Robin!!!!! The Yellow Brick Road :) As excited as I am to see Mandy, meeting Robin rates right up there....I'm so happy. She is one of my very first J-land friends, and we have remained good pals ever since. I absolutely cannot wait to wrap my fat little arms around her and give her a big hug.....get ready Robin!

Walk On

An oldie but goodie from my favorite rock band EVER.....U2.

Although this tune, "Walk On" may not be for everyone, it has probably my favorite line ever written in a song: "your packing a suitcase for a place none of us have been, a place that has to be believed to be seen". When I first heard them sing that line, I can remember physically stopping and saying "wow". That's true for so many of our dreams, for our futures, our hopes and plans. We have to believe that the pot of gold is at the end of the rainbow, or we will never scale it, I have to believe that I can be healthy, or I never will be. It's all in our mindset, our attitude, and we have to believe. In the midst of tragedy, pain, or stressful day to day frustrations, it is so hard to "Walk On", and sometimes, it is almost impossible. But we have to believe that when we do, a better day awaits us, that life will be good again....and that will never happen if we don't put one foot in front of the other and just walk forward.

Although I know you all have heard this song at one time or another over, listen to it again today with new ears, take the words into your heart and BELIEVE you can Walk On to a better day.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Nearing The End...

Whomever wins this election, I just can't wait until it's over.....I'm so sick of the negativity and mean spirits on both sides. This always brings out the worst in our country and it's sad.

Pooh Hugs,

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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Yep, I'm excited..

My countdown to go see Mandy is getting closer....I'm so eager to see her! For those of you new to my blog, Mandy is my daughter, and she works for the Big Mouse House in Orlando. I don't talk much about her job in my journal, as I would never want to say things I'm not supposed to, ya know? She is the Operations Manager for Fantasy Land & Liberty Square in the Magic Kingdom..and she loves what she does. It makes it tough on Mom & Dad though, to have her live 1200 miles away....oh how we miss our only child! But, as hard as it was on her (and us!) to leave & make the adjustment of living away from home, it was so good for allowed her to spread her wings in many ways she never would have, had she stayed tied to us. This is really what you raise your child to be able to live on their own and be a happy, responsible adult, and as much as I long to have her around....I wouldn't wish her back. I'm proud of her, and it does my heart good to see her bloom where she has planted her feet. Nothing says I can't go down there and spoil her like crazy a few times a year....right? :)

I'm dreading the trip physically, because since I'm the heaviest I've ever been, I know that it's going to be hard on me...harder than it was before when I was heavy. We have rented the wheelchair again because my feet swell so badly and it's just too much walking for me. It's sad, and I'm so angry that I was out of that chair two years ago, and now....her I am, once more, too fat to walk around and enjoy Disney with my family the way I want to. I know, no looking back at what I can't undo, but still....I'm angry with myself. I'm going to try hard to just remember that because I'm this way now, does not mean that next year at this time I have to be this heavy. Maybe, being embarrassed because I can't fit into seats, through turnstiles, etc, will be good for me, a wake up call of sorts. I don't know what it's going to take (sigh). What I do know is I'm worried about it, and how I let people make me feel bad about myself when I'm in public.

But enough of that....happy thoughts only! While we're there, we're going to take Mandy shopping for a couch, she needs a new one and it will be fun seeing what her tastes are these days. Speaking of couches, I need to be looking for some of my own! We have to replace two couches, two love seats, & three chairs......and we don't have too much of an idea yet what we want. We looked at a really nice burgundy leather set at The Lazy Boy Shop that we may get for the living room, just not sure. We let Abby Cakes get on the furniture, and that's not going to change, so we have to take that into consideration with what we choose. We're pets on the bed and couch kind of people, always have bout you? We are going this weekend to look at flooring, as we have a lot of that to get....the entire house full needs to be replaced. I'll let you know if we make any decisions.

That's it for me, as I need to read more hard as I try to keep up, I'm still missing some! Have a great start to your weekend and remember you have a friend here in Michigan who cares about you :)

Pooh Hugs,

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Monday, October 6, 2008

Hoping For Music Monday!

Well, I'm not sure I figured out You Tube or not....but, we shall see! Make sure to scroll to the bottom of my page and pause my Pooh music before you push play on You Tube!

The song that's been in my head and coming out my mouth the past few days is "Bring On The Wonder" by Susan Enan. I love her music, but this song in particular is one of my favorites! I hope you enjoy it ....I love it!

Bring On The Wonder Lyrics......Susan Enan

I can't see the stars anymore living here
Lets go to the hills where the outlines are clear
Bring on the wonder
Bring on the song
I pushed you down deep in my soul for too long

I fell through the cracks at the end of our street
Lets go to the beach, get the sand through our feet
Bring on the wonder
Bring on the song
I pushed you down deep in my soul for too long
Bring on the wonder
We got it all wrong
We pushed you down deep in our souls for too long

I don't have the time for a drink from the cup
Let's rest for a while 'til our souls catch us up
Bring on the wonder
Bring on the song
I pushed you down deep in my soul for too long
Bring on the wonder
We got it all wrong
We pushed you down deep in our souls, so hang on

Bring on the wonder
Bring on the song
I pushed you down deep in my soul for too long.

I'm afraid to push "publish"....hope I did it right!! LOL!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Two Week Break From Complaining!

Looking at everything through positive eyes is hard to do all the time, I'll admit....I can whine with the best of them and throw personal pity parties that rock! I haven't had the best attitude the past couple of weeks about a lot of things, and I want to do better, I really do want to be a better person than that.

There are simple things that happen everyday that should make me smile and appreciate my life more, but I'm usually so busy being stressed about maybe not getting back into our house in Jan, that I miss many of them. So today, I made an effort to smile at the good things right in front of me, the little joys in life I take for granted ......and here are just some of my observations:

God let me wake up today, and I thanked Him for it.....even if it was a bit early ;)

Abby had so much fun tearing up the Kleenex she pilfered from the bathroom waste basket, I really just had to laugh instead of scold her, she is such a little scamp!

As my Mom & Dad (married 60 years) sat on the couch today.....they were holding hands just kind of randomly, not even aware they were doing it. They are still so much in love :)

Comcast Cable does service calls on Saturday.....and at no extra charge, how bout that!

Gas was $3.29 today.... WOW! Did you ever think you'd cheer when gas was that price? LOL!

Biting into a crisp apple is a great sound, and I'm usually so into eating it that I don't pay attention to the "snap".

Last night, my daughter reminded me that she does not bend with the wind, and even though that may mean different views than I's one of the things about her that I love, and it makes me proud to be her Mom. Thank you Mandy, for being fiesty with me when I need it :)

Marv intensely "interacting" with the TV while watching Michigan football made me laugh this afternoon....his Alma Mater brings out his drama & debating skills ;)

For all my complaining this week, Blogger really does have some great features...and so many of my friends are still with me!

Scotty leaves for Disney World today and I'm not even jealous....okay, maybe a little, but in a very positive way (HeeHee)

Fred Goldman got a good night's sleep for the first time in 13 years..... justice is the best revenge!

Yeah, that last one is still making me smile, in fact, that one alone may fuel smiles all week:) Okay, they say if you do something for two weeks, it will become a habit, so.....I'm going to give it a try. I'm going to make a list every day, noting the little things that made me smile, so it helps keep them in my mind and balance out the times where things don't go my way. I'll report back in two weeks with results if I think I've had an over all better out look.

Have a great and positive Sunday.

Friday, October 3, 2008

A Big Spirit Booster....

Okay, before I say one other thing about yesterday, I have to tell you the best news ever....they were able to salvage my wedding dress from the basement!!!! Yep, I stood there and bawled like a baby :) It's like a miracle! After our wedding, I had it professionally cleaned and stored, and they said that because of all the layering and protective wrap made it through everything that went on down there. I just can't begin to tell you what that seeing that did for me.....and Mandy was so happy when I told her, I got excited all over again :)

Viewing our clothes and linens,, it was overwhelming. I'm trying to see only the positive, so I will tell you that there are 22 boxes stored there that they salvaged, plus one rolling rack with about 50-60 items on it. All the boxes aren't filled with stuff though, one had a single comforter in it, four had one pillow each in them, some boxes had like 3 purses, or 4 pairs of shoes, two boxes were towels, etc, etc. After viewing those, that brings me to the part that isn't so positive.....there were 45 boxes that are there, full of things that could not be salvaged. Most of anything that was saved were items from the 3rd level closets and bedrooms. Everything in my closet was a total loss, as that room took heave fire damage along with the soot, water, and heat. Luckily, Marv's suits and bulkier items were in the upstairs spare bedroom closet, along with his dress shirts, pants, and dress shoes.....things he didn't wear every day. All our seasonal clothes, were stored downstairs where the fire broke out. Sadly, I lost my winter coat, which I had kind of prepared myself for before I went. You might wonder why that is bothering me, well, here is the reason. Because of my size, I can't just buy a coat out of the store, and a lot of catalogs don't carry very many, so the selection is slim to none....nothing very cute. I found one a few years ago that I LOVED, and it was pricey, but I didn't care, it was a cute coat and they last for years. When it came, because I'm so short, I had to have the arms and length really, my coat was custom made for me. Winter is fast approaching, and it has me a bit keep your fingers crossed that I can find one. All but two of my fabric based Dooney & Bourke handbags were a total loss, but the leather ones made it out fine (I put that information in here just for Robin!)

It was just a day of mixed'd be sad about something in one box, and then you'd see something that was saved in another and feel better, ya know? But the wedding dress.....that made my whole day and allowed me to leave there not depressed that we lost so much on this first inspection. I am still thrilled :) I'm not sure when we will start looking at the collectibles and other things....but I'm sure that will be quite the're talking an entire house full of stuff!

Have a wonderful Friday......and I hope it's the start of of a beautiful weekend :) Oh, by the way, how do you like my Winnie The Pooh music? The player is located at the bottom of the page, and it has five Pooh Songs! Plus, check out my Grey's Anatomy widget, it has previews of the week's upcoming show.........I just may like this place after all :)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Prayers For Robin

Just letting you all know that Robin spent the night in the E.R. last night, and had her Gall Bladder removed this afternoon. She sent me a text message from the recovery room and was in pain, but doing okay. Let's fill up her comment box with messages of Love for her to come back to!

Yellow Brick Road

Love You my dear friend, Robin!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Day Three and Doing Okay....

Well, here we are on day three in our new home, and it's all feeling okay, isn't it? Oh, there are little things that are buggin me, things I still have to learn and figure out...things I can't have here, but all in all, it's okay.

I feel good that we didn't wait and let AOL control our destiny, wait for them to send out more of those self serving e-mails about not wanting to inconvenience anyone! Pfffffffftttt! I'm confident that we can build another community here, because a house is not what makes a is the people who dwell within. We've just moved is all.....we still have many boxes to unpack, and we have to find just the right place to put things, but all of us, as friends, our J-land family, will remain as is....and if possible, an even closer bond will be formed because of it. Our friendship is the heart of the home, and that......AOL can't touch.

Today is going to be strange for Marv & I. We have an appointment to go to look at the first of our things , an inspection. It is the clothing section, it contains our clothes, coats, bedding, towels, purses, shoes, luggage, etc, etc. They have all been cleaned, and we will get to see what survived the soot & smoke, and what did not. Some items, like from the basement, or in our bedroom....didn't even get sent, they got burned up or tossed. But others....we shall see. It is just in time, as we leave for Florida to visit Mandy in about 22 days....we needed to know what we had to buy. Plus, the weather is changing and we need to know about our winter coats. I have a sick feeling I lost both of mine, as I usually hung them downstairs in the off season to free up space in the closet. Anyhow, just walking in and seeing all our personal items is just going to be different, not sure what kind of feelings will be involved with it.

So, I will update either later tonight or tomorrow and let you know what we found.....keep your fingers crossed.