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Monday, 27 June 2005

The end of an Era

My friend Bekah just mentioned again that this in the end of an Era.. or shall we say it is the end of a chapter in the book... cause the end of an era sounds so final and with a book there is a possibility of a return to what once was... I like to think so anyhow...

So, all my things are out of my apt.... weird.. and now they are in the hallway and living room and family room of my mothers place... soon...there will be a return to normalcy. :-)

I was more than blessed by some dear friends who helped me move. Allen, Kristin, Sam, my dear brother Matt. THANK YOU!!!! And it made me begin to think about being thankful and wondering how I can express deeper thanks.. still working on that one. :-)

Thursday, 23 June 2005

Here is to Good Friends!!!!

This Week In HealthNutrition and Lifestyle News: Good Friends Promote Long Life

What are friends for? The latest answer to that perennial question is “to help keep you alive longer.” Researchers in Australia recently published results of a 10-year study showing that having good friends is even more important than family for a long life. At the outset of the study, the researchers asked nearly 1,500 people over the age of 70 about their contact with children, relatives, friends and other confidants, including their spouses. After tracking the participants for ten years, the investigators concluded that while close contact with family members – including children – had little impact on the risk of death, a strong network of friends reduced the risk of dying. Compared to seniors with the weakest network of friends, those with the strongest ties were 22 percent less likely to die during the course of the study. The researchers speculated that, among other things, friends may exert a healthy influence on smoking and drinking and other health risks.

The study was published in the July, 2005 issue of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.Source: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, July 2005

Sunday, 19 June 2005

We had a terriffic thunderstorm tonight... and only God could produce something so beautiful as this double rainbow in colors more brilliant than I have ever seen, in the midst of high winds, pelting rain and crazy dark clouds that literally enveloped the blue sky... Posted by Hello

Friday, 17 June 2005

Busy life

So, my friend Sara left on Wednesday for Burundi... wow.. I miss her... it was also weird to think that soon I will be going through those airport goodbyes and I will be the one going through the security gates while my friends and family watch. We watched Sara all the way through until she went to her gate... and then we lingered longer. I was telling another friend this week.. I did this 10 years ago.. but I think it is harder this time because I have deeper friendships.

I have a friend from Switzerland staying with me this week. Karen is a lot of fun and I look forward to being closer to her town (Zurich) when I move.

I am packing to move this month! Crazy... but yes.. the apt I share with my friend Annie is slowly looking less liveable and more boxy. :-) I am moving in with my mother the end of this month. I leave in 3.5 months... time has flown.

Well.. I will leave October 3rd.. if all my support is in. Once again, I am learning new things about faith and trust.

Sunday, 5 June 2005

The photos below

Well... so the photos are so if you were not able to be at my birthday party... you can feel like you were there. :-) It was fabulous!


I was counting because it looked like more candles than were necessary... and I was right.. there was 2 more candles. :-) I think it took me 4 or 5 times to blow them all out... what does that mean? Posted by Hello

More wonderful friends. :-) Posted by Hello

I have wonderful friends! Posted by Hello

My two brothers

I love my brothers Matthew and Michael very much... Matt is the one on the left. Mike is the one who looks scared.. he wasn't .. he and yeah.. all of us.. are a bit on the odd side now and again. I love that we can be goofy and serious together! Matt was taking all the photos at my surprise party.. thank you Matt.. now I have the memories for foreverPosted by Hello

Thursday, 2 June 2005

National Leave Work Early Day.. for real!

Seriously.. someone mentioned that today was National Leave Work Early Day.. so I decided to Google it.. sure enough!