Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Today was the funeral for John David Loven and I attempted to make the trip to Clinton, AR (3 1/2 hr drive)  Unfortunately, the weather did not permit this to happen as it took 90 minutes to drive the 45 minutes to Ft Smith and that was barely 1/4 of the trip with not enough time to comfortably make the rest of it and allow for any other problems on the way.

So I returned home, left a note on the guestbook at the above link and let her know I tried. 

If David will be holding service at his church Sunday, thinking that Joe and I will make that trip to support them as they return there.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Getting through a weekend

Been quiet this weekend, surfed in a kind of comatose manner. Been trying to absorb news we heard and that seems so unbelievable to us.

Our friends that pastor in Arkansas lost their youngest son. These are the friends I stayed with for the Metallica Concert. Their son was about 12-13 years old. They found he had hung himself Thursday night and was dead but was brought back in the ambulance though he did not breathe on his own after.

Friday night, peacefully and without a struggle, J passed over.

It's been ruled an accidental death as the investigators believe (and the hospital bore it out as well) that this young man was trying "Thrill Choking" for the buzz and instead it went horribly horribly wrong.

Joe and I still can't believe for this boy always seemed to be so positive and was quick to help when it was needed.

Please keep the Loven family in your thoughts and send healing love, energy and prayers their way as they go on from this.

Funeral's Tuesday and I'm currently trying to work out going to it as its 3.5 hours from here. If not, I'll be driving to see her at home the following week, after things settle down.

Friday, January 09, 2009

my word

Your Word is "Love"

You see life as possibility to form deep connections with a few people.

Relationships are the center of your world, and you always take time to bond with those you love.

You are caring and giving. You enjoy helping those you love.

And when it comes to romantic love, you feel passionately ... even in a very long term relationship.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Self Portrait Sunday 2009 (SPS 2009) #1

So my friend, quietish, used to organize SPS.. Self Portrait Sunday where we'd each have to post a self portrait of some kind every Sunday. I sort of lost track of doing that and just learned SPS is up and running again. This time, our friend Kelly got it going again. I decided to join in as it will serve as incentive for me to keep getting healthier since photos don't lie. Ok, I'll admit it's not going to be body shots every week, but this week, I share the photo my hubby and I had taken while we celebrated Christmas in Ohio. Why not join in?

Friday, January 02, 2009

Christmas Squee Mail

Recently received wonderful Christmas Squee Mail in the past two weeks from


and a wonderful Christmas drabble from elvenlaughter! Also a box from my daughter!

And loved everything. Would have posted sooner but had been trying to get everything together for our trip to Ohio which was wonderful

Photos later