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The ups and downs of life

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Well, today I went to the gym again. That is an upper.
My girl friend went with the family of her fiancee to make funeral arrangements for her fiancee who passed away yesterday. That is a downer.
He was a good Christian man and ready to meet his Saviour. That is an upper.
He died so suddenly which is a downer for his family but an upper for him.
There are ups and downs in this life but All things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to his purpose whether we understand it or not.
I made an appointment for my girl friend for Saturday with our hair dresser. It follows my regular appointment so will drive her over there. The funeral will be in the afternoon at 3:00 p.m.
One day we will all meet our maker. I hope He can say well done thou good and faithful servant. We know heaven will be so much better than here.
Sandy is on Facebook but hasn't been able to log in. So all of you friends of Sandy Rowden if you didn't know of this latest event in her life you now know.
God bless all of you for your kindness.

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SUNSET24 10/25/2009 3:55PM

    I am soooooooooooooooooooo sadden by your friends loss and I will be keeping you and your friend in my prayers, sincerely.


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BLOSSOMKITTY 10/18/2009 7:35PM

    Hey irene,
im sorry for you and your friends loss! Even at my younger age i understand and have experienced a lot of loss. i always say everyone has a different story,we all have one but loss unites us.... Im sorry for everyone who has to face loss....knowing that you're not alone is always helpful....please know that the body of Christ surrounding all of you in love and prayer at this time.

Hugs for you my dear Irene!


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KYANN402 10/18/2009 7:19PM

    I'm sorry to hear of your friend's loss. The sudden death of a loved one is difficult. HOlding you and your friend in prayer. She will need your strong, caring support over the coming months.

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TIABITS 10/17/2009 1:23PM

    So sorry to here of your friend's loss. I know this can be such a difficult time.

You are a good friend & that will be very helpful to her at this time.

You are so right about the ups & downs of life...but as you say they do happen for a reason. We dont always understand it and cant see why...but God knows.

I have literally seen wonderful things come from terrible events so I completely believe this....of course it doesn't always make it easier.

Be good to yourself & to your friend who will need you now. Take care & God Bless!

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LOLAINSC 10/16/2009 11:38AM

    So sorry for your friend's terrible loss. Indeed a good man is hard to find. I recently went to a funeral of an atheist friend, who the weekend before had asked me how an apparently intelligent person like me can poison her mind by believing mythology. Needless to say the funeral was devastating to me, without the comfort of hope. I have attended many Christian funerals lately and find much comfort in the celebration of eternal life. I pray for His comfort, strength, and healing for those who wait their turn to join our loved ones in the mansion of our Precious Savior

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BESTSUSIEYET 10/15/2009 11:23PM

    so sorry for your friend's loss -- but as you said, it is so good to know a brother is now reunited with his loving father in the home prepared for him. Praying for God's strength through the sadness.

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Bridesmaid at 80, second part

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

This afternoon I received some sad news. My g/f's fiancee passed away suddenly of a heart attack.
We never know when it will happen so we must be ready. I do know he was ready as he was a good Christian man and former pastor.
Seems like the sky is falling in on a lot of us.

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MNNSAIDE 10/15/2009 7:53AM

    Irene - my sincere condolences. Be there for her if she needs someone. emoticon

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LJCANNON 10/14/2009 10:57PM

    I am so sorry to hear of your G/F's loss. I will keep her and her friends and family in prayer. I can't imagine the pain you are all feeling right now.

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AHEALTHIERJAN 10/14/2009 10:38PM

    How horrible!! May God be with your friend and the others who loved her fiancee.

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JANNIE-D 10/14/2009 10:23PM

    It's a hard part of life, but bless her for going for it and you for supporting her. At least she had the fun of some of the planning of the wedding with him, memories that can support her now.
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The latest with me.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Someone asked what is going on in my world. My latest is that I had the right side mirror of my car get sick so took it to the car doctor. The doctor couldn't help me as they said they had to order a part. Visit one. Then on visit two I went in and they put the part in but told me the computer which regulated it was on the blink so There I go again. Then on visit three they said the computer is working. I think great I will get my scan or whatever, they will say everything is ok and I can go home. Well it turned out to be an ICU visit. They put it on the computer, nothing changed, then they called in different docs for a consultation and as many as 4 docs at a time were there. Pretty soon I saw they had taken the whole door off. Well I had been there 3 hours and still open, they hadn't closed me up yet. So I went in and told them I thought they took advantage of older ladies. The whole emergency room was emptying out and I am still there with a lunch engagement and no car. Then I got called into the car principals office and I said this doesn't look good. They told me they just hadn't found the problem and they were going to rent me a car and that was yesterday a.m. This is almost closing time now but they did call me from the car doctor's office and told me they had ordered a whole new mirror and they would have to take it to another town to their body shop when the mirror came in to be painted. LOL So that is the latest with me but I did get wheels.


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DDCLEADER 10/11/2009 2:50PM

Dang sounds like at the Hyundia dealer in Brownsville when we took Dori's car in a year or so ago.

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DIDMIS 10/8/2009 9:55PM

    I sure did and then I felt bad about it but if I hadn't of spoken up they were going to take me home and I would be here w/o a car. LOL

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MNNSAIDE 10/8/2009 9:48PM

    Wow Irene - hope you gave them your 2 cents.

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Thursday, October 01, 2009

emoticon I am leaving for Louisiana in a few hours. Everyone who loves cajun food say amen. My desire is to choose broiled or blackened seafood and not come back with some more extra pounds. I can't afford to keep putting on the pounds LOL
Since I will only be gone two days maybe I will be able to do it. Perseverence, portion control and healthy choices.
Never give up.

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DIDMIS 10/5/2009 5:08PM

    I'm home now. Eating right. Got to lose those pounds I went over my goal.

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MINDLESSBS 10/5/2009 3:51PM

  Sounds like you got this down. Louisanna will not be that difficult for you. Have a safe trip

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MNNSAIDE 10/1/2009 7:30PM

    God speed Irene - Not of that food for me! lol

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LJCANNON 10/1/2009 3:03PM

    Enjoy yourself and stay safe. We will be thinking of you.

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AHEALTHIERJAN 10/1/2009 10:43AM

    I just got back from five days in NOLA suburbs Monday night. Enjoy!!

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TIGERLILY723 10/1/2009 8:07AM

    Amen sister, Amen! Laissez les bons temps rouler and don't drink too many hurricanes. Have fun and travel safely.

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BLUEGOOSE2 10/1/2009 8:03AM

  not so sure i could control myself,as i just love cajun food. Have a great time.

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FREEDOMSTAR 10/1/2009 7:54AM

    Enjoy the foods there, and keep walking drinking water

Enjoy your trip


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Bridesmaid at 80

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Can you imagine? I would rather be the bride. My best friend is getting married the 5th of December and she informed me by e-mail, no less, that I was to be the bridesmaid and her step daughter who is her age (since she married her last husband who was much much older than she) is to be her matron of honor.
Do miracles never cease. We should never let age keep us from living. We must enjoy life and I say I will never be any younger than I am today so might as well. What the heck.
Just thought I would let you all know the latest in my life.
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SLIMMERKIWI 10/1/2009 5:14AM

    You 80?..........you don't look it!

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DDCLEADER 9/24/2009 6:31AM

    I think she made a great choice Irene

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ROADTOFREEDOM 9/23/2009 6:47PM

    That is a great story!


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MNNSAIDE 9/23/2009 6:08PM

    That's neat Irene!!!

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HISOWN1 9/23/2009 5:12PM

    WOW that is awesome - and you have reached your goal so dress shopping should be wonderful - just like you!
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LADYBUGRUNNER 9/23/2009 5:03PM

    That's too cute IRENE!!!

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NANCYRUBIO 9/23/2009 5:03PM

    How exciting for you. You never know what the day holds for each of us. We all make our own magic. Keep up the good work.

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