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OOOOH, this is soooooo tempting.....

My daughter wants to know where she is now and why she can't move......you know how they have to have all the details.....

We have one cat adopted from the Humane Society, one cat from a vet where they sometimes take unwanted litters and find them homes - for lots of money but that includes retail vet fees, and one dog from a rescue group which rescued her from a negligent home then adopted her out to a man who let her run off then took her away from him after going to find her and then interviewed me by phone several times before deciding we sounded perfect for her.

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[color:"purple"]Meanwhile, everyone please say special prayers for Linda, Courtney, and Sarah Beth tomorrow.....I guess you can even pray for Jim, Larry's brother. Jim is middle aged and has lost both his parents, all his granparents, his sister, and his brother. So, he may be all alone in this world. Tomorrow will be the one week mark from Larry's death.[/color]

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(((((((((((((Linda, Courtney, and Sarah Beth, and even Jim)))))))))))))))


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OOOOH, this is soooooo tempting.....


Cinderella, you are way too easy. LOL

I wasn't going to sign into this joint today, but I have to answer your daughters' question.

To Cinderellas darling daughter,

I can't take Coco with us because I have a little 13 year old daughter of my own, who will be coming to live with me next summer (she lives with her dad right now for the school year) and we will be in a new city where we won't know anyone. And since she is an only child, and I have to work full time I had to consider what to do with her in the daytime while I am at work.

I decided that renting a house and then leaving her alone all day would be a very bad idea. So we decided that it would be best to rent an apartment in a guarded, high security apartment complex. One with a pool and work out room. I am hoping that there will be babysitting opportunities there for her, as well as perhaps odd jobs such as cleaning and gardening.

Anyway, to make a long story short, these types of places don't allow pets. <img src="/ubbt/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

I have to also tell you that my daughter who we call "P" here, used to sit with me by the computer and read here at the campfire too.

Then she got bored with it, and bored with me being on the computer all the time. I can't hear my name being called apparently, when I am reading here, so one day she got so frustrated at me not hearing her that she came up and pushed me out of my chair. After that we got a timer, and that solved our problem, for a little while. Until she got older and wanted to be on the computer herself. And then I got frustrated because she was always on the computer.

Then I saw her talking to someone she didn't know, which is forbidden for her unless her dad or I are with her, until she becomes an adult, so I got rid of the computer.

Now I am only here when I am at work. And if she needs to use the computer, we go to the library together, or she uses her dad's laptop while he can monitor her usage.

Hows that for all the details, and then some, Cinders?

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I don't know....I don't know....I already have 2 cats and a dog. One of my cats is already sort of neurotic. And someone - one of the furry creatures - has taken a big liking to 'facilitating' on my Chinese rug and they've ruined the hardwood floor underneath.

This doesn't sound promising.

A non-neurotic cat might be more do-able.

You know, though, I'm still disappointed that I didn't get Tuck's kitten from Hong Kong. THAT would have been a good story.

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Cinderella,

I was just teasing you. You don't have to take my cat. I know what an animal lover you are.

I can find a home for her around here.

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Good! I was hoping you would decide that was a better plan. Just think of the trauma you will spare her. After all, I do already have my own neurotic feline.

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I half-watched "The Office" tonight (a very good show I rarely catch) while I was making dinner. A woman I forget her name sends Dwight to feed her cat and give it insulin and he kills the animal instead.

I have been given this task before myself. Killing the cat would have been easier than giving her the shot.

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Hey GC, we love the office here. The name of the woman was Angela.

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I often have a hard time knowing what to say when these things happen. Most often there is not much a person (meaning me,) can do except pray for those affected.

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SS - I attended a pastor's conference this week. We have had several pastors experience great loss in their families this year. They have lost sons, grandchildren, wives, or died themselves. The pastor whose son was lost to suicide spoke. He said that one of the most meaningful things was when an associate pastor went to their house later the day of the death, and just sat and held their hand. Did not say a word. Just was there.

That dovetails with critical incident stress management training - in most cases not much needs to be said. Just be there and allow those with loss to talk, and cry and grieve.

And - pray.





On another (brighter!)note - I love Nelly McKay!


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Hey FAR!,

How are you!

I hope you buy Nelly's edited CD's. Some of her lyrics would not pass muster at a pastor's conference. But she really is cool.


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Chrisner - I am well!

I am not a pastor. It is all I can do to keep myself out of trouble for things I say at events like this - but I have learned to keep my mouth shut.

I have some Tenacious D on my mp3 player - the same player I use to play walk in music at church. I am typically careful to make sure that I have it on album repeat - but i have found myself playing some Donovan Frankereiter directly after the David Crowder songs. But it is a surfer church, so they do not mind....

I would not want to get the edited Nelly cd. I will be careful not to play it for DD6 and DS8.

My trip to Texas has pulled on my heartstrings. My kids had not seen some family and friends for 4 years. I do not like that. Plus - I think my income to expense ratio would be better in Texas than CA.

BUT - sitting on a surfboard watching the sun set into the Pacific is pretty cool......


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BUT - sitting on a surfboard watching the sun set into the Pacific is pretty cool......

I will think about that during a blizzard in Denver sometime this winter.

Ohhhhh....I just found out last night that Wayzilla took my U2 Rattle and Hum CD with her. It took me months to find it and I don't remember her ever listening to it. It has that live version of "Still Haven't Found" with the Harlem church choir. That song is worth the whole CD.


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Yeah, and the When Love Comes to Town track rocks, too.

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Tomorrow my friend and her daughters are supposed to be at church. I hope they bear up well.

The surfboard thing sounds good. I've never surfed.

I have done a few interesting things but not that.

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Yea - you can surf all year here. The waves are kinda flat in the summer, and in the middle of the winter, but I am a novice, so smaller waves are better for me.

I moved from East Texas 4 years ago. I knew I needed to surf, and never jumped on a board till this spring. It is very neat being in the water. You let all other worries go away, and just look for the next best wave. Then you and maybe 50 other surfers watch the sunset. (and miss a wave or two while distracted)

come out and give it a try. Let me know when you are coming - I will borrow a board for you.

Oh - it is wetsuit season.....


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There's no telling when I will be able to go anywhere. Work is too, too, too whatever to be willing to let me off for anything - they wouldn't even let me go to a funeral this past week - a funeral for someone I've known for 20 years.

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Worship service is finished and going through the phone lines/satellites as we speak. I don't know if I will live long enough to see it finished. So tired I can't see straight.

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My date tonight faithful.

We are going on a picnic. We'll spend that time in a new park, and we'll talk a lot. It isn't crowded yet.

I think we'll do some geo caching too. W wants to learn how to use her new GPS. (Yes, it really is hers, and yes, she wants to use it.)

After we get our couple time, we'll go by and visit my parents, and my aunt and Uncle for a little while. They live in the same neighbourhood - or nearly so.

IN three weeks we get away for a three day weekend. I think we'll spend part of it doing some early Christmas shopping. I hate to leave it until the last minute.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend.

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Wow Cinderella - even my boss isn't that mean.

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I think sometimes about all the pain in the world. I hope we can ease that here, even if only a little bit.
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