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Where Kitty Is & Her Sleepless Night

Monday, February 11, 2008


Well..last night was interesting to say the least... i have been fighting a cold all week...i also have asthma, and they always go right into bronchitis... so i have to be extra careful...cause if i play around too long, it goes into pneumonia...so this weekend, is when it really started to hit... so being the good girl that i am...oh stop laughing...i am good...at times...lol.... i decided last night i would go to bed early... get some well needed rest.... get a whole 8 hours worth of sleep....is there anything wrong with that?? one would think not... so...i had a nice hot bubble bath..... warm jammies on.... lotioned my feet and put warm socks on... and in bed about 8...fell asleep around 8:30.... at 9:30 my daughter wakes me up doing a happy dance... they called off school for the next day...whooping wohoo!!!! i still have to get up at 4:15 and go to work...shut up child... she giggles and goes to call all her friends and family.... back to sleep i go.... to get woke up by some guy looking for Jerome...now this wouldn't of been too bad..except when i said there was no such person, he called me Cindy...uh...i'm not Cindy..and this should of been enough.... but noooo...he wanted to argue with me that i was Cindy... and how would my number come be on his phone...i don't know buddy, but i'm not Cindy and i don't know you...he then wants to argue more i am Cindy... i hang up... it takes me a little while longer this time to get back to sleep... have a coughing fit...and go down once again...to be woke up at 11:30 to the school broadcast system to let me know that there is no school tomorrow....how 3 different people could time it exactly an hour apart, is beyond me.... but now i am sick...i am tired...and i'm going through an identity crisis....

my life as a soap opera....lol.... anyways...now to the part of where i am... sick... so i won't be around much the next couple days :( i go to the doctors at 11am on wednesday... and hopefully will be feeling better soon :)

  
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SAYRAH-M 2/13/2008 6:27PM

    I hate bronchitis. Supposedly chronic bronchitits has caused me to have asthma. You feel awful with no energy and if you can sleep through all the coughing.....how dare anyone wake you!!!! You are in my prayers for good health!! I hired a personal trainer for you, maybe he can guard the bedroom door!

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STARTSPARKING 2/12/2008 6:17PM

    This blog entry reminds me of the one I wrote a few weeks ago. I was sick and trying to get some rest, and my family kept calling and coming in and out of my house. Why was the school broadcast system coming on so late anyway? (Grrrr...) I hope your doctor's appointment will go well and that you will recover very soon. *hugs*

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CELEST 2/12/2008 4:09PM

    No self pity lives here....what an amusing tale to tell of day to day goings on. Keep writing cos you've gotten a fan club going and I've joined.
xx

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NUYORICANMAMA 2/12/2008 1:00PM

    That was an interesting evening. I hate those kinds of calls. I've gotten them too, I've gotten a lot where people will call and just start talking. So, I let them finish what they have to say and then tell them they have the wrong number. LOL They are mostly calls on my cell phone. When I first moved into this house, my number was very similar to the hospital emergency room .. do I need to say more?

You get better soon. I know what bronchitis can do to you. I don't know where you live but if it's in the north, be careful with all that cold and snow and wind. Bundle up very well.

Blessings, YIM

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WILDCARD1 2/11/2008 9:29PM

    Hope you feel better soon Kitty!!

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KYLIEMC8 2/11/2008 8:07PM

    Whew..that was one long nasty night lady! Sorry, feel better!

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PAULINEAPPERLY 2/11/2008 8:01PM

    Glad that you are going to see your Dr.
Try to take care of your self, you have a very hectic life sometimes you have to rest.

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ANGELBELIEVER 2/11/2008 7:22PM

    Well Kitty, you are a popular woman. Hope you'll soon be feeling better. Glad you'll be seeing the doctor on Wednesday. In the meantime, try and get rest. ....maybe not go to work? Is that possible? I won't be around much tomorrow as I'll be sleeping I'm sure after my heart cath at 9 am.
Take care of yourself. Love Ya...Elayne

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Kitty Giggles-From The Kids

Friday, January 18, 2008

Today i took a day off..a day to get caught up with life... i woke up earlier than i wanted but compared to my normal wake up time...slept in... if that makes any sense... lol...my migrane has finally totally went away... for which i was happy... today i decide to take the kids to lunch... which is always an experience...today being no exeption... we first went to the chinese restraurant...it was still closed...went to wally waffles...they were too busy... ok..it's subway... after taking 15 minutes to order...we sat down to eat... needless to say... before lunch was done, we were laughing to the point of food flying out of our mouths... it was time to get out of there... so we clean up and leave...get in the car.... just then, oldest daughter remembers she forgot her purse in subway...son dashes in to get it... and dashes out with it in hand... at this point, one sister says he looks like he just robbed a little ole' lady...now stop and imagine... there are people all around... including a family that was just getting out of their car right beside us...nobody could have heard daughter...or even know that oldest had left her purse behind and brother was just retrieving it... and then here he comes...yelling "come on, let's get out of here, i got it and there after me" and he says this with a straight face...roflmao... i had to turn off the car... and just laugh... the kinda laugh that has you clutching your stomach and tears streaming down your face...and glad that you just went potty...

aaahhhh...another great adominal workout thanks to my wonderful teenagers :)

  
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CELEST 2/12/2008 4:05PM

    Yr kids sound like they have the same sense of humor as mine. Mine regularly sneak up to me in the supermarket and then proceed to loudly exclaim with indignant voices and expressions...."hey take your hand out my bag". Naturally they quickly right the wrong and I've long stopped being embarrassed. I love the sound of your relationship with your kids. Hope they are your weight loss cheerleaders as well.
xx

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NUYORICANMAMA 2/12/2008 1:15PM

    ROLOTFLMAO!!! I can just picture that scene.

You sound and look like you are a fun filled person. What a treasure that you can have so much fun with your kids, especially them being teenagers. God bless you and your family.

Glad your migraine is gone.

Blessings, Yvonne

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UP4MORE 1/30/2008 5:10PM

    Ah wonderful - kids keep you young! Not sane all the time - but young!

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SAYRAH-M 1/30/2008 2:02PM

    Laughter is medicine, the best kind.

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LINDA! 1/19/2008 12:45PM

    That must have been such a funny scene as your son ran out of Subway - looking like he had stolen an old lady's purse. LOL
Always, keep laughing. It will keep us young.

Linda

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STARTSPARKING 1/19/2008 5:31AM

    I'm so glad to hear that your migraine is gone and that you had such a great time with your kids today. That's what life is all about!

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TINKAWAY 1/19/2008 1:20AM

    Glad to hear your migraine is gone. Sounds like you had a good day spending time with the kids. I can just picture your son running, purse in hand yelling "Lets get outta here." Too funny.

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NITAINMN 1/18/2008 5:24PM

    Oh kitty! Yup, never a dull moment when you are around and I truly enjoyed your presence on Spark today! Thanks. btw: time for a new photo on your spark page with all those cell phones around.......one with laughter in your eyes!!! Hugs, Nita

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KYLIEMC8 1/18/2008 4:52PM

    Thats just too too funny..you're kids are like mine were ..oh still are at 30 something..what fun!!

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WILDCARD1 1/18/2008 4:49PM

    Oh Kitty, there must never be a dull moment at your house!

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Sharing My Dream

Friday, January 11, 2008


Ok..for those that haven't heard it yet..and for those that have but need the extra laugh... i go to bed last night wore out and stripped of any energy... i have been putting in long days at work trying to keep up with my job and the other girls job.... it's been a rough week...i'm exhausted... i hit the pillow and fall right to sleep...something i never do... the next thing i know, i'm dreaming.... and wake up laughing... hysterically.... a good thing...if it hadn't been the middle of the night and i could of stopped within a reasonable time...lol...but nooooo... i dream that my mom, me, my 3 nieces and my 3 kids are on a family vacation... this was to a cute hotel that had everything there..shops... restraunts...and a small amuzement type park area... the kids all scatter to do their things... my eldest, my mom and i stop to get an ice cream cone...don't ask me what kind the daughter and i got... but i remember my mom had a peach colored one... (funny what things you remember and don't remember from your dreams) any ways... we go to the ride area..they have those rides like those that are outside of stores.... the ones kids ride on... so the 3 of us each get on one...mom is the first (and only) to put her quarter in.... except..it's not a kids ride...more like a mechanical horse...it shook her so hard that her ice cream splattered everywhere...including on her... and her hair stuck straight up.... the ride stops, she takes her finger, scoops up some ice cream that got on her, licked it and said "whoa..." at this point, i'm laughing so hard i wake up... and then couldn't stop laughing....i couldn't even get up i was laughing so hard...i thought for sure i was going to pee myself...lol... and it didn't matter... i could not stop laughing.... even writing this is cracking me up... mind you...this is the middle of the night..how i didn't wake my kids up from laughing, i don't know... but now they are just kinda looking at me like i've lost my mind....but that's ok... i can live with that...but oh..my stomach hurts from laughing so much and so hard... i know i've had a good work out... too bad we can't record that...lol....

if your not laughing yet...sit back and close your eyes... think of an adult sitting on a toy ride...that is moving like a mechanical bull.... the body jerking back and forth...and her not letting go of the ice cream..that is splattering every where...and then the hair..can't forget that...standing straight up...and then she just looks slightly suprised and says "whoa" tell me..that didn't bring at least a smile to your face...lol...

at this point..i need sleep...real sleep...no funny dreams...please...lol....

  
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BEAUTIFULSOULL 2/1/2008 2:31AM

    thanks for the laugh! hahah

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WILDCARD1 1/18/2008 12:21PM

    Oh the visual!!! thanks for the laugh!

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HEALTHYMOMOF1 1/17/2008 6:45PM

    Great dream! I don't think I've ever woke up laughing, but I sure would like to! Thanks for making me laugh! Anita

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NITAINMN 1/15/2008 10:13PM

    Wow! You must be a fun friend to have! Someone who has such fun dreams that she wakes up laughting out loud!! I smiled, giggled and wondered if you told your Mom of your dream....Thanks for you being uniquely you, my dear friend, PLAYFUL kitty, JD- Hugs, Nita

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STARTSPARKING 1/12/2008 10:08PM

    What a fun dream! I want to have a dream like that! Only I wish I can pick who would be on that mechanical ride... Hee, hee... Who would it be? :-P

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KYLIEMC8 1/12/2008 6:29AM

    LOL..grinning from ear to ear. Sounds like a great dream. I wish I could remember some good ones like that! The belly laugh kind..that would be great!

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BLONDEGIRL10 1/12/2008 5:00AM

    Thanks for the laugh! And I like the idea of YOU laughing! You deserve it! Keep up the laughter! Hugs-Gabrielle

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SADIETU 1/11/2008 10:48PM

    JoDee, what a dream...sure did enjoy reading about it, smiled and laughed all the way through...you are a mess....they say you lose weight while you sleep, in your case I can see why....lol, Marti'

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SAYRAH-M 1/11/2008 10:18PM

    How wonderful to be laughing in your dreams and better still to wake up laughing!

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GAZELLA 1/11/2008 9:37PM

  Well, little wonder you're named PLAYFULLKITTY! I've had them very rarely, but aren't dreams that make you wake up and laugh absolutely wonderful? I was wondering if you'd told your mom about the dream...and what she said! And peach ice cream, too! What detail! Well, I'm glad she at least manage to salvage that "finger-full" of it!

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NINTENDOGIRL 1/11/2008 8:46PM

    It's nice to feel your laughter and smiling. :D
*virtual Hug*
-NG

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A Long Over Due Good Bye

Sunday, January 06, 2008


Have you ever said good bye to someone or something you love? it's never easy.. but there are times in our lives we have to close one door to open another... back in June of last year, i had decided to say good bye to my unhealthy self to open the door for a thinner healthier me... it's been an on going process...i find myself still entertaining the unhealthy ways... this year, i've made a pac with myself..i am saying good bye to half of me... it won't happen over night...in fact... it will take more than this year to extract a half... but this is where it begins..right here..right now... and this is the letter to the half of me that is leaving... i hope to hear from all of you and read some of your good bye letters also...whether it is to a certain food, unhealthy life choice or the fat... let's say good bye here and now...hand it's good bye letter and move on with the divorce... this does not mean it will be easy... good bye never is... doesn't mean we will never fall backwards... divorce doesn't mean it disappears...but this is a way to finally come to terms with what we are doing and move forward to a better us :)

Dear Fat,
You have been with me for many years now...growing to a whole other person...in fact i am now carrying 2 overweight people. I cannot continue this way. My mental and physical health are jeapordized and i just cannot take the pain any longer. I have hinted for you to just leave, i have given you the silent treatment, i have cried and i have gotten angry and even yelled at you...in fact i have tried just about everything to get rid of you, and yet, you won't leave. So, i am removing you from my home and my temple. You are no longer allowed to stay here, and you will be removed ounce by ounce, pound by pound and inch by inch. I am no longer angry at you, i have been your biggest supporter after all, i have since learned from this and will no longer support your lifestyle and your painful past.

Good bye half of me and hello life.

JoDee

  
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SNIX66 2/3/2008 9:30PM

    Nice going, I especially liked the part about not being angry and taking accountabilty for the enabling.....nice post.

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TINKAWAY 1/11/2008 6:35AM

    What an inspirational letter. I am very impressed and touched. You will have to look for my good-bye letter sometime this week. I have every confidence in the world you will reach your goals.

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HANYSDIANA 1/7/2008 1:01PM

    What a great idea! Here is my letter:

Dear unhealthy me,
I am just too fed up with you. I hate it when you make me, in my 20s, feel like I'm in my 50s or older. I hate the fat body you've given me, the way you make me pant after walking a small distance and the way you have decreased my flexibility. Therefore, I've decided to say goodbye. I'll change and make sure you leave for good.
New me

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UP4MORE 1/7/2008 12:01PM

    This was really very touching and I can so relate to it. Good luck on your goals in this new year!

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KHARLIE 1/6/2008 7:56PM

    Thanks for the welcome on my sparkpage....Have to say I love this letter....totally rocks! Let's make 2008 a HEALTHY, happy year!
Karla

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JOYCEANN1955 1/6/2008 7:44PM

    What a wonderful letter...{{{{hugs}}}}! I pray that some day I will be able to write the same letter..Joyce

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SAYRAH-M 1/6/2008 6:37PM

    JoDee,
your good bye letter made me cry!!! It is beautiful. I too will write a good bye letter inspired by you. Look for it on my blog this week. I am so inspired by you. Love ya too!!

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PAIGEOMA 1/6/2008 5:49PM

    Hi Jodee,
I love the idea of saying good bye to my fat. I am thinking of what I will write to my ugly fat as I write you. I agree with everything you have said , you are a wise person to know what is needed to help motivate you into not going back on you goal. I applaud you and your insightful way of making your life a better one.
cheers,
Paigeoma

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BLONDEGIRL10 1/6/2008 5:47PM

    Saying Goodbye is hard and painful. Embrace and welcome the new Jodee, she is you only better and healthier. I wish you strength! -Gabrielle

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KCPREVATTE 1/6/2008 4:49PM

    Awww, what a great blog entry! You write beautifully.

Good luck in your efforts.

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A Friends Grief

Wednesday, January 02, 2008


I don't even know where to begin. I sit here, after talking once again with a friend. I've talked to her a couple times today, and each time she sounds... i don't know...wore out.... though i know it's all part of the grieving process she is now going through. The shock is wearing off and reality is hitting. During this time she has 2 small children she has to help get through this also. A couple years ago, she was in love, had 2 beautiful babies with this man. A man who chose drugs over anything else. She left him, knowing that where it was leading was no good. It wasn't easy for her to do, but she had 2 wonderful girls to take care of now. She worked hard, very rarely seeing any child support, to raise these precious girls... the youngest is now 4...the oldest just 5... a couple months ago, the 5 yearold woke up several times...every night for a couple weeks... with nightmares that her daddy was shot to death.... being of such a young age, it wasn't anything she could of watched.... they don't have cable and the mom kept very good tabs on what they watched.... i remember my friend asking me then... what do i do if it comes true.... we both knew the life that the dad was leading could very well end just how the girl had dreamed.... and as of January 1st, 2008, did.... just as there were no words then to as what to say...there are no words now... all my friend can really say now is all this was for is $300 worth of pot and a pair of tennis shoes. in another life, i would of thought, well, he chose the life he led, and knew the dangers. if i knew of him not as the man my friend once loved, or the man that was a father to 2 so very precious little girls... i would of said he was worthless even.... but i do know that woman that loved him...i do know those 2 little girls... i do know that though he may of not paid child support or did as he should of for them... he was someones love...he was someones dad... he is also someones son.... the mother a dear loving woman... and someones brother... to siblings that stuck beside him through it all... and friends that will miss him so. He left this world on New Years Day...at the age of 32...shot by a boy of 18.... 2 still very young lives...along with another homocide victim.... also very young.... 3 lives...2 that are no more...and 1, so young...with a lifetime of jail ahead of him... don't get me wrong..i do believe in justice...but i think of the boy that was before he turned to drugs... and the mother that loves him.... does he have kids yet? what about siblings? 3 lives... and yet..these are not the only "victims" in a world of drugs.... they leave so many more lives.... innocent lives... lives that didn't have any part of the drug scene... yet... are still paying the price. Will pay that price the rest of their lives....

  
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KYLIEMC8 1/6/2008 12:19PM

    I am so sorry for your friend! I understand the worries of family and friends being involved in drugs. My son WAS one of them. Always hiding away from a door in fear of being shot. His friend was shot while at a party, opened the door to let 'friends' in unknowing..thankfully only in the arm. My friend son was stabbed over 11 times at a party for the very same reasons..he is only 19 was 17 at the time..life is strange for those who participate in the drug scene and sadly it ends for some who were just bystanders.. I hope your friend heals quickly and remembers she is #1 and needs to take care of her for those two little ones, because if she doesn't who will? Kylie

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SAYRAH-M 1/5/2008 5:52PM

    I am so sad for you and your friend and children. It is so difficult to live without a father in your life, but one who is dead will never be in your life.
How lucky your friend is to have you in her life. Please know we are here for you as well!! Group hug

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PAULINEAPPERLY 1/5/2008 1:17PM

    Kitty being there for your friend is the best thing you can do. If she needs a shoulder to cry on give her yours, if she needs someone to talk to be the listener. She will also need someone who is not going to be shocked when she find something funny in the midst of all her grief. Just be there for her no matter what.
I am prayong for all of you.

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NITAINMN 1/4/2008 9:33PM

    JoDee, I am soo sorry to read about your friend and her two little babies losing their loved one. The whole scenerio is of sadness and it's worse when it hits so close to home. You are such a caring and wonderful friend to have. I feel for all of you. Please let me know if there is anyting I can do to feel you better. In the mean time keeping all of you in my prayers and sending good thoughts your way. ~ Nita

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TO_REBOOT_CHAR 1/3/2008 2:51PM

    I am very sadden to hear of your friends loss. I canít speak for every one here at SP. But your friend and her children, and you are in my heart and prayers. Char

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HANYSDIANA 1/3/2008 4:26AM

    I am very sorry to hear this. I've always believed that there is noone that's purely evil in this world. If your friend is a believer, tell her to pray for him. The girls should pray, too. At a time like this, all his bad things should be forgotten and only the good stuff should be remembered. He was not murdered by the 18 year old. That was only a weapon. We all know he was killed by drugs. My heart goes out to you, your friend and her daughters. I'll keep you and him in my prayers.

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NM_JAN 1/3/2008 12:54AM

    At times like these, just be there for your friend... no questions asked, no need for words. Just knowing you are there for her and the girls will mean the world to her.



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NINTENDOGIRL 1/3/2008 12:41AM

    I'm sorry to read of this. The world is truly messed up in so many ways.
Try to be at peace and know you are doing the best you can for your friend. We are all lucky to have a friend like you. Take good care of yourself for that little family is going to need a lot from you over the next few... however longs.
Keep the faith.
-NG

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STARTSPARKING 1/3/2008 12:22AM

    Oh, what a tragedy... I'm so sorry for everyone involved...especially on New Year's Day. It's supposed to be a day of hope and renewal. Yet for everyone who ever loved these people, it was the beginning of a painful road ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with these lost souls' family and friends. May the daughters of this man have a brighter future than their father's. I have a few relatives who were also in drugs. A couple of them have turned their lives around, are holding decent jobs, got married, and have children. I hope they will continue to stay out of trouble. I have one more relative who is still behind bars. Hopefully he will choose a better life for himself when he's released. Kitty, thank you for being such a caring friend to so many here on SP and in your "real" life. *hugs*

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VELRENO 1/2/2008 11:44PM

    What a shame and what a tragedy. I really feel for your friend and her children at the loss of their father. It seems people would learn yet history constantly repeats the same type of tragedies over and over.

People often think, well, it's my life, and I can do what I want. But they need to think about all those who are affected by their choices. It is a lesson to us all to think of others and talk things over with many counsellors before we make decisions to do 'our' thing.

I am so sorry for the loss of these young men and the loss to their families. My prayers go up for them.

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SCRAPPYLOUISA 1/2/2008 10:13PM

    I'm sorry that your friend and her children are dealing with the tragedy of losing their loved one. I live with this fear each and every day as my younger sister has chosen the drugs over her family. Shirley

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DW3555 1/2/2008 9:11PM

    I understand your feelings, and feel them with you Kitty. Everybody is somebody to someone. I too am at a lose for words, as I do not know these people at all. I can assure you though, that my thoughts and prayers go out to everyone that this has touched .. and mostly to the precious children who have lost their father. Good ... bad ... whatever, he was their father.

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