Reply Mon 29 Dec, 2008 02:57 pm
Hello Ms. Izzie. Hope this post finds you smiling.
Monday. Sanity check day. Some left. Have to get it together by Wenesday.

Mysteryman. My condolences to you, and your entire family. Time passes, it will get a bit easier.

Who has, what plans, for New Years Eve?
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Reply Mon 29 Dec, 2008 03:15 pm
Been thinking about you much of the day today, MM. I know how unreal the funeral process can feel and, depending on your religious beliefs, is targeted to allow the deceased be laid to rest and the survivors to begin to heal.

There's no one right way to grieve. The "process" proscribed by the conventions of your faith or family will take place and (from my own experience anyway) may feel like marching to the dictates of that process rather than to what you need in order to grieve yourself. Yes, follow the process. Let it help you in whatever way it does. But also, let yourself grieve in your own private way. Some people feel a sense of closure after the funeral service. Others don't. Allow yourself to feel and to react as you need. Stacy, Cody, and Jason will and should react in their own ways as well.

Healing takes time. Planning the funeral process can be an end to itself or it may simply be a distraction to allow oneself time to face the unimaginable. The pain of loss will never go away. Neither will the love you all have for Kaine.

Take care, MM, we are definitely there with you in spirit.
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Reply Mon 29 Dec, 2008 04:50 pm
Hi crew; another stopover, so another chance to catch-up. As you may well know, I was mighty impressed with Jespah’s efforts to lose weight and engage a healthier lifestyle; so after the festive excesses I too began to dream that I would once more be able to fit into my college pants of yesteryear.

Determined to attain my goal of being to slip into a 54 inch waist without cutting myself in half, I splashed out on a full set of street cred gear and set out with a steely determination and a no nonsense attitude, much akin to a junk yard dog.

I maybe started a little fast as I hit the pain barrier just the other side of the front porch, and still had the steps to negotiate. After a sprint of almost 15 minutes I made it to the gate at end of the drive; that was the worst 30 yards of my life!

Luckily the wind was in my favor, but I will have to cut down on the grits and turnip greens for breakfast, due to the fact that it weren’t Dixie I was blowing " dammed flatulence.

However, two bottles of water later and a pedicure soon had me back on my feet, and once again I flung myself on the mercy of the elements. I reached my neighbors boundary fence without any further mishap; iffin* you ignore the fact that my fluorescent spandex and lycra shorts were being slowly consumed into the void of my butt cheeks!

My pappy always used to say forward planning is the key to a new pickup; so, it was just as well I was wearing my white suit to cover my discomfort. Although I will be the first to admit I shoudda paid closer attention to the Dummies Guide to Jogging where it said the choice of footwear should keep you on your toes and less on nipple chaffing, then I wouldn’t be wearing red high heels, and have sticky tape all over my chest!

Nevertheless I am pleased to have made it to the corner of the block, but as it will be dark soon, I have decided to spend the night at the neighborhood flop house over the crack den in a last ditch effort to regain enough strength to single handedly circumnavigate the rest of the block tomorrow.

Izzie, hoping your hospital appointment finally resolves that particular problem and removes the worry and anxiety that accompanies such things.

MM, you and those concerned will get through the next few days; only then will the slow healing process begin.

Tulip, I am sorry you are still hurting; you must be a wonderful person to have loved him so deeply. I hope the next year will ease your pain sufficiently to change your life.

Tricia; a very kind gesture.

Iffin' you were born wif an extry toe
And a third pink nipple that spun and glowed
And did talk some tongue that no one knowed
I'd be hankerin' for youuuuu any-hway

Iffin' you done drove a woody mobile
Had a coon hide cap and a chain link wheel
And just couldn't reckon on what was real

I'd be hankerin' for youuuuu any-hway

Iffin' you only owned Monopoly money
And yer mammy said, "Dang gal--That boy's a might funny."
Well daw gone it if I must admit it honey

I'm hankerin for youuu any-hway

Now iffin' yer teeth bucked
East and West
You grew King Kong hair upon yer chest
Well, I'm the one that dang near loves ya best
I'd still be a hankerin' for youuuu anyway

Kudos to you Dudes and Divas!

Reply Mon 29 Dec, 2008 08:29 pm
from the Blue Spandex fella:

that my fluorescent spandex and lycra shorts were being slowly consumed into the void of my butt cheeks!

well, there's a vision a?! HA! TWONK!

Could this be you BLUE - hohoho

or it this more your gear... methinks mebbe Mr. Green


Hey crew - verra late here - FQsis has arrived and our jaws have been yabbering the very heart of England and round the world - four times at least - with a tea break or 10, lasagne (HA - she brought home cooked food with her) and a laugh and half to boot.

So yes Alex - you find me smiling - and I chuckle when I look at my vitamins too. Hope your break away with MIL et al was great and you enjoyed the band. x

Blue - hope you enjoy the in-flight meal - ooooooooooh - ack. Safe travelling and take care love - may your trip be uneventful and you land refreshed and ready to go into your next day renewed. No worries for tomorrrow - FQsis will be with me - and I always feel someone holding my hand - she's convinced I'm having it done, I'm convinced I'm not. She will blub more than me if it happens - she is a much bigger whus even if I am having it done - she is pathetic of the mighty order! HA! I will need to hold her hand - she's so not good in these situations - bless her. All be done in a few hours anyhoo - so, no worries love. All will be coco - I think. Thanku. Hugs. xox


MM - wondering how you are doing right now - thinking of you and sending love to you, Stacy, Cody, Jason and the family. x


must sleep, every room has sleeping family in.... I must go bed. Up in a few... too few.

Reply Mon 29 Dec, 2008 10:38 pm
Now that's a pretty picture - spandex on a fluffy body - mmm mmm mmm. Good luck with that Try.

Izzie thinking about you and FQ tomorrow. Hope you both come out of it alright no matter the outcome - praying it is good! Love you dear...take care of yourself and enjoy your time with your sis!

We saw Valkyrie tonight the Prof and I. I shipped the kids off to a neighbor and he and I had a date night - quite a lot of fun. Great movie too. I love war movies...very odd thing I think.

Okay - kisses and hugs to all....You are all in my thoughts as usual. Blessed to here amongst such a fine crew!
Reply Mon 29 Dec, 2008 10:47 pm
hey feather.

hugs to them that needs 'em, extrees to the bluegrass country...

Nite shipmates.
Reply Tue 30 Dec, 2008 08:15 am
Hello dear Rock - hugs to you - hope you have a wonderful day.

I am up to my eyeballs in boys again - so - we'll see if I see y'all! Wink

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Reply Tue 30 Dec, 2008 09:08 am
Hi everyone,
Well, the viewing was yesterday.
It went fairly well.Stacy held it together (with the help of some nerve pills the Dr prescribed).
Jason was there physically, but it was late in the afternoon before he got there mentally.

To my surprise, there must have been 200 kids show up from Kaines school.
I didnt realize that he was that popular in school.Of course, alot of the guys brought their skateboards, because thats what Kaine was into, and he was pretty good with one.

Kaines mom will be escorted up from the prison today, to spend some time with Jason and Kaines body before the funeral.She wont be allowed to stay for the funeral, which I think sucks, but thats the way it goes.
While I was at the viewing last night, a friend of mine from the fire dept showed up.
He was there to make arrangements to bury his dad, who died Sunday.
I didnt know about that, so I have to go back to the funeral home after we bury Kaine to be there for him.
This is going to be a long day I think.

And then to top off the day, Kerry (Stacy's neice) had a miscarriage yesterday.
I'm beginning to think her family is cursed somehow.

I just got back from a fire run.
We had a house fire this morning.
Fortunately, there was nobody home, but the house couldnt be saved.

Anyway, I gott jump in the shower and get ready to go.
Stacy has already gone to the funeral home to be with Jason.
BTW, I have printed out all of your notes of condolence for Jason.
He read them last night and told me to tell all of you thank you for your prayers.

I will talk to all of you later.
Reply Tue 30 Dec, 2008 10:47 am
OMG ....soooo sorry about Kerry. A miscarriage is a horrible thing to go through. Especially when she's already suffering a death in the family.

Continued prayers for comfort and strength for you, Kerry, and family.

Try.....good to see you, always!

Izzie ...... thinking about you today. Hoping all goes well and that you or FQ can let us know.

I have been moving furniture today. Shocked What was I thinking! (It's a woman thing, ya know!)

Happy sailing to the crew!
Love you
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Reply Tue 30 Dec, 2008 11:03 am
MM - I am sorry to hear about the miscarriage...Do keep remembering you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs to you and your family.

Reply Tue 30 Dec, 2008 11:49 am

didn't see you there sweety - you must have posted when I was thinking about what to post! Have a good day hun!

I know all about the moving furniture thing...sometimes I have to do it before I can clean up the house - it is an innate need that canNOT be explained!
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Reply Tue 30 Dec, 2008 12:38 pm
Dear mm

cursed! They are not, just bloody bad luck! remember the wheel of fate is presently low but it will and must turn and when it does , little things change slowly but surely the wheel will turn.

blessings to you and yours X
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Reply Tue 30 Dec, 2008 12:43 pm
Dear Try, thanks for your thoughts, yes I loved him and still do more than I can express. He will never know how much. But I have the children, which is my only reason to keep going. I don't care what happens to me.

Good for you for having a go at a healthier life style, do it for me and then I won't have to! Laughing

Take it slow and easy X
Reply Tue 30 Dec, 2008 03:06 pm
On this last day of the year I just want to wish everyone a wonderful New Year, may it be filled with joy and happiness for you and yours, and may all your dreams and wishes come true.
Hugs to all.
Reply Tue 30 Dec, 2008 03:46 pm
You are a day early, Dutchy.

(Oh! I forgot! It is December 31 in Australia. Smile )
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Reply Tue 30 Dec, 2008 06:18 pm
Hey MM...

Sorry not to have been around all day...

MM " so glad you are here. So sorry for Kerry " how truly awful your family is suffering at the moment. No.... you’re not cursed hunni .... as Tulip says, fate is dealing you all something that is totally incomprehensible... we are so sorry. Yesterday must have been so difficult for you all " today, even harder. We are all thinking of you and wishing you strength " I wish there were something we could say " just know you are loved and cared for within your family and here... we’re holding onto you tight right now " hugging you round the world. Keep talking when you wish to and send my love to Stacy and Jason. Take care ((((J)))). X
Reply Tue 30 Dec, 2008 06:26 pm

It’s been a day that I wasn’t expecting. FQsis and I left this morning for the hospital and when we got there I went straight in and saw the consultant. After checking my large pretty freckle (which FQsis and K think was nasty " tsk tsk) he immediately decided it had to be removed. OK " I wasn’t really expecting that. Anyhoooo " I thought I would grab FQsis on the way to the theatre.... HA " no chance " her face was one of sheer horror that she might have to come in " bless her " of course, she said she would <panic panic....eughhh no no no but she was walking my way> , but they knocked that on the head and said she wouldn’t be allowed in. So.... off I went.... horrible. Nothing like the last time " this was nasty " no tears " but not pleasant. Another wee cut and 5 stitches... and sending off to histology. Surgeon thinks it will be fine " I’m going with that. Was terribly shaky after and had to stay at the hospital for a while. All done tho. Got home " then got a phonecall from Tulips kidlets..

JustBrooke wrote:

Shocked What was I thinking! (It's a woman thing, ya know!)

HA... never a truer word spoken. Tulip decided to try a spot of dry stone walling " unfortunately, her and the boulder she was lifting had a slight disagreement and it crushed her finger between it and the garage wall. Children did exactly the right thing.... they, as always, were brilliant. Poor Tulip " she was covered in mud and blood " and shaking from head to toe. So, we cleaned her up as best we could " then took a trip to the hospital where they literally glued her finger back together (which had popped) steri-stitched her and dressed it. Daft dollop!

Of course, camera always in the bag.... here’s our Tulip!


Then, home and I zonked for hours.

Had 9 of us here since " so it’s been chaotic. Kids just going to bed... just gone midnite so wishing the crew a good New Years Eve for those who are able to celebrate the dawn of a New Year...and letting you know I am thinking of you all and love y’all x

<What made me laugh today " as the surgeon was doing the anaesthetic " he said... “there we go, that’s the nasty bit done, from here on, it’s all plain sailing! HA.... I laughed out loud! Guess crew must’ve been standing beside him telling him to reassure me a? FAB!>
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Reply Tue 30 Dec, 2008 06:48 pm
Thanks for the update Miss Izzie, I am very pleased the process went tolerably well, and you are safely ensconced amongst pleasant company. I will pass on the news to all those who are intently following proceedings.

Although I doubt anyone will believe Tulip ended up at the same hospital on the same day!

May you both recover with no further mishap.
Reply Tue 30 Dec, 2008 07:03 pm
My best wishes to you both Izzie and Tulip, may the new year bring no further mishaps, you've both had enough for one year.
Reply Tue 30 Dec, 2008 07:18 pm
Hey ((PINK))....

HA - I was driven to Plymouth... then I drove Tulip to Okehampton... gosh - us gals do get around a? Been like a a Devonian Twin Stitch Peak and Troughs episode today! All is ticketyboo tho thanku so no worries - wishing you a great New Year lovey - hugs and hugs and...... where's that misteltoe? Cool .......xox Razz

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