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    Back to the office today, after being away for almost three weeks. (I stopped in once last week and caught up on mail and such, but still have a lot of work to do.) I think I will be busy this week!!
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    We went to our first Native American funeral yesterday. A few months back I posted about three different people we know all being in the same hospital at the same time. Unfortunately, one of them passed away last week, one is now terminal (Joe) and one is in and out of the hospital.

    It was a beautiful funeral. DH was a pallbearer. After the memorial service, they loaded the casket into the back of a '57 chevy truck, the pallbearers climbed in where they could and they took one last drive around the res. Then they drove towards the cemetary and the pallbearers carried the casket up the hill to the cemetary. They had about 10 pallbearers so that they could switch off carrying. The cemetary is beautiful, its at the top of a hill covered in oak trees. The grave was hand dug(!) by members of the community. When they lowered the casket in, community members affixed the cover inside, those who wanted to threw dirt in, then all the pallbearers plus male community members shoveled the all the dirt in. No backhoes here. Afterwards there was a huge buffet meal. I was impressed with how the whole community took part, you could tell it was an awful lot of work. Saturday (the day before) was visitation day and I was told many members stayed up all night singing and dancing in the hall where Vern's body was laid out. We love you and miss you Vern.
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    end of the world is evidently approaching.”
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    SS-what a wonderful community to truly come together like that. I was thinking about Joe the other day and wondering how he was doing. My favorite bookstore has never had any of the large print books that I was going to get for him.

    FW - I do not know how you do it - you are a much better person than I. I pray that your family will one day respect you for the person you are- and then I wonder how they can since they don't seem to respect themselves. Prayers for all.

    Need to get back to the children -shall return later - take care my friends!!
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    star that was beautiful and dignified..sorry for your loss

    maui u are right about fw...hugs cleaning and trying out my shark mop...love it

    UK daughter went back to her moms...

    so busy..bbl hugs and prayers to all

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauimagic View Post
    SS-what a wonderful community to truly come together like that. I was thinking about Joe the other day and wondering how he was doing. My favorite bookstore has never had any of the large print books that I was going to get for him.
    Joe finished chemo. A subsequent test revealed that the cancer was spreading. They went to operate to remove his voicebox but found that the cancer had spread too far. They sent him home for hospice care. Every time we call to ask about visiting we are told he is sleeping so we may just have to go over there and just sit with him while he is sleeping.

    Back to homework.
    “When you get to the end of all the light you know
    and it's time to step into the darkness of the unknown,
    faith is knowing that one of two things will happen:
    you will be given something solid to stand on,
    or you will be taught how to fly.” - Edward Teller


    “Our Earth is degenerate in these later days;
    there are signs that the world is speedily
    coming to an end;
    bribery and corruption are common; children no
    longer obey their parents;
    every man wants to write a book and the
    end of the world is evidently approaching.”
    — From a translation of an inscription on
    an Assyrian clay tablet, circa 2800 B.C.E.


    God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
    courage to change the things I can,
    and the wisdom to know the difference
    .



    aho mitakuye oyasin

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    FW - (((((((HUGS))))))))

    Hi, all! I'm back on FV! Haven't been posting as faithfully as I used to. Need to get back on the frugal bandwagon since I had to fork out a big Line of Credit cheque to pay off my c/c. That was the wake up call I needed to get back on board.

    Guess I should go and finish supper for the girls. My supper is a plate of veggies...I'm getting on the weight-loss bandwagon once again too!

    Bye for now, ladies!
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    Hello to all! Star, so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. It sounds as if the other tribal members loved him just as your family did. So sorry to hear about Joe too.

    QM, welcome back! You've been missed.

    Maui, how are you doing emotionally with all of the changes?

    FW, so glad that you are sleeping so well on your new mattress. So sorry about the issues that arise with your children and dh.

    Janie, how is your rash today?

    Val, glad that you dropped in the other day.

    OhMom, I hope that you get to see the doctor soon.

    MT5RN, Are you on vacation yet?

    LTD, thank you for the link to Deb C's blog. I miss her.

    GA Peach, Tervs, Madkat, Nikosan and all others enjoy your evening and waving hello.

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    SS, the service sounds lovely. I have always thought that I would like to design my own funeral, to make it more personal to who I am, down to my own unique "mix tape" to play me out on....
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    wow never anyone on and tonight I'm out and I missed all u guys.lol

    Starr-first my deepest sympathies and I also want to thank you for posting that lovely description of the ceremony and burial. I am always fascinated w/ groups that have such a great sense of community. Also thank you for the support the other day.

    MM- I highly doubt I am a better person than you as you work w/ young children and are willing to let your DH go off to his mom's for a year while you fend for yourself. That is what I call loving and patient. But thank you none the less.

    Oh'smom sorry your other DD had to go back. Hope she can visit again soon.

    MadHen-hope your transition back to work again isn't too stressful.

    QM-welcome back hon. Good luck on the weightloss. I personally am in disaster mode from stress.

    Well,filled Yogis pool today and sat under my new red w/ yellow and black (small stripes mostly red) umbrella. It was a nice break as I overdid yesterday.
    Went to Costco and got credit to get my nre washer and dryer. I got the Whirlpool Cabrio set. My washer completely died,the dryer worked but had been repaired 3x, was missing a drum bar and had a metal strip around the drum that had come off so UNCLE. I quit, I got them both and financed. So not my style but oh well it done. DH and Ds are crashing around getting old ones out to the side of the house. I am doing my best to stay out of it. I should pay them off but there goes are vacation fund. I would say Enough to spending but 4 cats are going to the vet tomorrow. Better go. Hugs all.

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    A2M-sorry I forgt ya for a minute. Hope all is well. How's the car holding up anyway?

    Well the guys got the old ones out. Now I pray they don't scratch up the new ones.
    thinking about ya TERVS. Hope your still healing well. prayers your way.

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    The car is so funny! It runs fine until it gets to 1/4 tank full of gas and then it misses and runs terribly, but if it has more than a 1/4 tank of gas no problems.

    We are doing well. So enjoying the cooler climate.

    I have been doing alot of emotional eating though. I have got to stop that, but at least I try to walk a few days a week.

    So glad that you will now have a reliable washer and dryer FW. I sure do miss having a washer and dryer. I haven't had to use a laundromat in many years until this move.

    Have a nice evening everyone.

    A2M

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    A2M-I am a little OCD these days to use the laudromat. And yes they are in and connected.

    For anyone interested
    Bath and body works sale for 75% off is in progress.
    HELLOSALE20 will get you 5.00 off
    RETAILMENOT will get you $10. off $30. or more
    You can only use 1 promo code.
    I think it is only 6/25-6/27 on the codes.
    But I just got 10 8 oz. body lotions for $31. and change. Thye make awesome christmas gifts. And its quite a deal because they are $9. a bottle otherwise. They had candles,mists and gels on sale too. "ust sayin".

    And also Just my size has a 75% off going too. They had a nice bodyslimming one piece suit for $25. but only 14W. Neither DD or I could do that (boo).

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    Welcome back QM!

    Waving to A2M, Maui, and Oheo

    Congrats on the new bed and new W/D, FW! Its about time on that mattress. Trying to sleep on a broken down mattress that needs replacing is no fun.

    So I just found out tonight that my neighbor across the street took the 8 hour/week job. Not as surprising as it sounds. We knew each other before they moved in across the street, we graduated college together with similar degrees, we move in the same circles and live in a small town w/limited jobs. She's wanting to focus on school/internship more than work right now so this is perfect for her.

    A2M, sounds like your gas tank has a lot of sediment in it.
    “When you get to the end of all the light you know
    and it's time to step into the darkness of the unknown,
    faith is knowing that one of two things will happen:
    you will be given something solid to stand on,
    or you will be taught how to fly.” - Edward Teller


    “Our Earth is degenerate in these later days;
    there are signs that the world is speedily
    coming to an end;
    bribery and corruption are common; children no
    longer obey their parents;
    every man wants to write a book and the
    end of the world is evidently approaching.”
    — From a translation of an inscription on
    an Assyrian clay tablet, circa 2800 B.C.E.


    God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
    courage to change the things I can,
    and the wisdom to know the difference
    .



    aho mitakuye oyasin

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    good morning all and yes I need to call the doctorI forgot and my memory is shot. I don't know how u forget that but I do..wrote it on my hand while typing.

    fw so glad u got the washer and dryer and leave that vaction fund alone...I don't know if I would even take anyone with me...u deserve a break...

    Maui u are a more patient woman than I am..God will bless u and hubby for it..

    a2m can u have a washer and dryer were u live now. I spent 14 years doing laundry at a laundrymatt it was horrible and I have the bad back to prove it.

    good morning stran and qm
    still think about trevs on Tuesday..

    talked to Polly last night till my phone died she is fine and getting over strep throat...she misses us..
    polly told me she has talked to or heard from deb..she did not break her confidence to me about what was going on but said to pray for her..so please
    keep her in your prayers.

    done 2 much yesterday my back is killing me going to do laundry and watch tv..hugs bbl

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    Lightbulb

    Oh's mom-$500. vacation is prob. dead due to financing of $1400. @ 20.4%. We won't due that. DH is typical. He told me it was all hooked up yesterday and we could use the old hoses. So this morning we had a terrible smell of burning coming from the bsmt AND after he mopped up all the water, He said he will get more tonight. Darn right,just like I told you yesterday. PENNY cheap and Dollar SAD! So cruelly I took the oppertunity to mention that that other cable on the garage door should also be replaced.
    I should be reading about the new washer but I was up all night w/ a virus like thing and havent slept but 2hrs?
    Got 4 of the cats to the vet. $100. for 4 distemper shots and no exam fees. Now for the others,sigh.

    Think I will just right June's budget as HAHAHA BOOOM!!!

    Hope everyones well. And yes prayers for DEBC. Say hey to polly too.

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