Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Second scene

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Holiday Scene

You can build your own. Click the link below my scene.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

I'm sad and angry.

I found out last night that a friend and former co-worker committed suicide on Friday night. She was in her mid to late 50's and had lost her husband this time last year. She took care of him for about a year while he was dealing with and dying from cancer. Her doctors recently took her off all her meds, some of which were anti-depressants. WHY?????? This is the worst time of year for depression and these docs knew this anniversary was coming up. I just don't get it.

Susie was a good friend. I loved working with her. We helped each other through our rough nights. We both have/had physical limitations, but were able to manage most nights. There were nights she really cheered me up when I just wanted to scream and cry. I can't believe she is gone. I miss my friend.

This just seems so wrong. I wish there was a way to fix it :(

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Tina made me do it :)

Okay, my friend Tina told me to blog so here it is. If you are bored, blame Tina :)

Actually, I keep meaning to blog, but get distracted. I truly didn't mean for it to be so long between posts. I also have to update my other blog with the book study. I am very BAD about maintaining my blogs :(

I hate the up & down of the temps. We go between 0° and 40°. We had maybe a week's worth of subzero night temps which is waaaayyyy less than normal for this time of year. Usually during Hunting Season we are in the teens with subzero's at night. This has made for a very wet fall. Which for me makes it a painful fall. Arthritis and Fibromyalgia don't like wet weather. I wish it would hurry up and get cold and stay there until Summer. *lol*

After listening to my friends fuss about:
  • what they are buying or not buying
  • what relative they are visiting or not
  • to keep this tradition or start a new one
  • going into debt
  • to celebrate religiously or not
  • gaining weight because they can't refuse holiday food
  • the traffic and malls
  • interfering in-laws or other relatives
I'm so glad that we are very low key around here these days. We have decided upon having ham and may actually have it on the 25th this year. We've never been big on celebrating on the 25th. It has depended on travel plans, ours and other family members. We aren't doing much in the way of gifts. I told kiddo I would spend about $100 on him and he's told me what he wants. He'll probably be buying me a new CD. Although the latest Smallville has dropped in price so he may get me that. Or I may help him buy me that :) I believe my sister and I are going in on a gift for mom. I have to check back with her on that one.

Truthfully, I'm more concerned about what I'm going to get my son for his 16th birthday next month (Jan 25th). I want to do something special. He's not getting his driver's license until he's 18 so I would like to do something special. I'm stumped and would welcome any suggestions. I can't believe my baby is going to be 16. It's just hit me lately how soon he's going to be an adult. WOW!!! Where did time go!?!?

Quotes for today:

"I'm seventeen and I'm crazy. My uncle says the two always go together. When people ask your age, he said, always say seventeen and insane."
- Ray Bradbury
"What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books."
- Thomas Carlyle
"The people who are regarded as moral luminaries are those who forego ordinary pleasures themselves and find compensation in interfering with the pleasures of others."
- Bertrand Russell