Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Yes I am still alive

Alive but very remis about posting. Just alot of things going on and all of them very different from the other. Some I will post about in more detail another day.

Notably, my just turned 16 yr old niece Chantal, letting me know she had a positive on a pregnancy test. Asked me to be with her for what ever needs to be done up to and during an abortion. Also break the new to her father. I said yes to all the above and will be as supportive as I can under the circumstances. I am posting this as info, not a forum for your views on pro choice as right to life arguments. I respect your right to have a personal opinion, so please afford me the same respect in return. ....As a footnote, my niece lost her mother, my best friend Manon 4 yrs ago to cancer, hense her calling me in times of need. I will keep you posted.

I spend days doing a big spring clean on paperwork. Good lord ppl..don't do as I do in saving every fricken little, big, medium piece of paper, receipt, bill, and or scribble for the last 10 yrs!!! I kid you not, I shredded 3 huge leaf bags , no not the normal green garbage bags, we are talking 3 huge orange leaf bags for yardwork..full of SHREDDED papers....my shredder was glowing red and spitting sparks back at me I swear!!

We bought a nice big new computer desk and also a 2 drawer filing cabinet. I wanted to start new with better organized files and computer area. took me 3 days but was so worth it. Besides all that justified my perchase of a nifty Brother P Touch label maker for my new files. Sue eat ya heart out gf hehe. Oh wait, u already had one, I was eating my heart out when I didn't lmao.

Other news is that last week Chris and I designed out wedding rings. Now don't be jumping up and down yet. Nothing is official. Until all the pertinent paperwork is filed with the French government and the island he was married, his divorse is not totally final so.....We went to a jeweler that was recommended by ppl who have known her for many yrs so we wanted to get a basic idea on prices etc. This woman works out of her home and its by appointment only. I was kind of expecting a basement set up but was struck by her whole house basically being a jewelry store. Intercom stating your name at the door before its opened by an employee. In a very quiet middle income neighbourhood. ...It was quickly determined that she knew what she was doing, also knowing she knew the ppl who recommented her for the past 2o or so yrs. Anyway, as we looked at settings and such we were struck by her vast selection and the pricing was noticably better given she has no overhead with no boutique location to pay for. I fell in love with this one solitaire setting and chose a band we designed to match the decoration on the engagement ring. Chris then chose a simple wedding ring and asked to mimic the same design on his that were on mine...we decided to order the rings then and there. She will also have all the mapping and appraisal workup done with the 3 rings. We then plan to just put them away and when the time is right it will be one less thing to have to worry about or pay for during a time that will have other expenses. God knows that solitaire diamond will be mumbling my name from the bottom of the drawer....one thing is for sure. My rings are the most beautiful in the whole wide world and will fit perfectly on my virgin wedding finger. Also, for my buddies who want to see it, rest assured, I will post pics when the time is appropriate.

Awesome knews this last few weeks got comfirmed yesterday. Many of my fellow online friends know her as Flyingnun aka Audrey. She is travelling to Toronto for a big party there next weekend but on Monday April 11th following, she will be taking the train from there to Montreal where Chris will pick her up and bring her here. We have that evening and all next day with her. Hoping its nice weather so we can enjoy the Old Port of Montreal so she can see some sights. She has to leave on a early train back to TO Wednesday to make it in time for her flight home to California. I am thrilled to be spending time with her however short. We have been blessed to have met many of the friends we have made in chat. Many with whom we have chatted atleast 5 yrs. I am sad to say that we chat much less and many of us have drifted apart but somehow we stay in touch with the ones that count, some how some way we are never far when we need to connect. I will post what ever pics I am able to take with Audrey and us. .........

I promise to try to post more often now. So many days I think I have nothing interesting to say then when I do, seems like it all comes out at once and then I aways end up long winded lmao....bare with me my friends and stay patient.


reesie said...

Moonie, you have my thoughts and prayers for strength and patience in this trying time, i'm so very glad she has someone as strong as you too look up to and to help her find her way.

I wanna see the rings!!!,,LOL,, i'm so happy that you 2 have made it this far, if ever 2 people were truly made for each other, its you and chris.

Ladybird_67 said...

Nunners !! If you are reading this Hi!!! :-)

Thrilled to hear about the rings Moonie...now how's about setting the date! ;-)

Hugs to you for being their for your neice, for respecting her wishes, and for being someone she knows she can turn to in moments of crisis.