Archive for March, 2010

Wine country

At wedding #2 for 2010, we are in Sonoma California enjoying the amazing weather, great wines, and being spoiled by pedicures in rosewater – well I am, while Random is off with the groomsmen!

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

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A year ago today…

Bella blogged for just about 1 year. I looked to see what she blogged on this date, and wanted to share. Her words below.


Find a place to retreat to, if only for a little bit.

It could be in the next county, up in a tree, or in your home.Wherever, Just ~

Go there.

Be with yourself.

Close your eyes.


*~* Dream great things for yourself *~*

Believe in those dreams,

Really, really believe.~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

This post may be troubling to my group of friends who lost an amazing person recently.  It discusses the circumstances of her death in relation to how society reacts to such events.  And, there’s a lot of anger and hurt for our loss in it as well.  As such, I let you choose whether to read the rest of it or not by clicking below for the rest of the entry.

But I want this part to be public.

No matter who you are, if you are in my life, you are very important to me.  Even if I don’t know you and you stumble on this blog, I still am asking you this.  I am going to ask each and every one of you for something big.  If it’s the only favor you ever do for me, I will be forever grateful.

If you ever, EVER, feel like the pain in your life is unbearable and you cannot go on, please PLEASE PLEASE make one phone call. (One phone call where you actually talk to someone. If you have to dial several people, DO IT.)

If you have my number (I have a google number on my Facebook, or email me and I’ll send you my number), call me.  OK, I am horrible at answering unknown numbers. Leave a message saying who you are and why you are calling (mention this promise if you want) and I promise to immediately respond! Any hour, any day, any time.

If you don’t have it, or don’t want to call me, call your closest friend or relative.  If you can’t or won’t, then call 1-800-Suicide (1-800-784-2433).

That is all I ask. Thanks.  (Click “more” below if you wish to read further.)

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