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Last days
I will be mostly offline for the next few days.

I don't really know what to write here. Mom does not have long to live and I've probably heard my last communication from her. She took a turn for the worst last night.

Please go hug someone you love. Just in case.

Instead of LJ condolences or *hugs* or whatever, please tell me a happy story. Something real and happy from your life.

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evillinn From: evillinn Date: October 15th, 2008 06:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
My classes this quarter are amazing. My writing class is really challenging me and pushing me to develop skills that I've struggled with before now. Our in-class assignment was to tell a full story in 30 words or less, using no more than 4 adjectives, and at least 4 verbs. Sadly, I don't have the story with me right now, or I'd post it. It cracked the entire class up. One of the great sadnesses in my life is that I'm not an inherently funny person, so those few times I do make people laugh make me really, really happy.
Our assignment this week is to write about food as a ritual in our lives. I'm going to revamp the mango post and use it.

In one of my other classes I read an essay (The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action by Audre Lorde) that really moved me. I'll likely post it later.

School is making me really happy.

Also, there are amazing, wonderful people in my life, and I am overwhelmingly grateful. Love you tons.
gkr From: gkr Date: October 16th, 2008 02:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you.

I want to see that story.
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gkr From: gkr Date: October 16th, 2008 02:43 am (UTC) (Link)
It's a wonderful feeling when you are with your people. I don't get that sense much so I treasure it when I do.

Thank you.
the1pony From: the1pony Date: October 15th, 2008 06:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
In our new home, the sun shines in the patio door all afternoon. The other day, all three of our cats were sleeping in the sun, and I stretched out on the floor and joined them. I awoke an hour later, feeling better than I'd felt in a month. I think I need to copy my cats more often. ;)
gkr From: gkr Date: October 16th, 2008 02:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you.

But don't start licking every body part.

dj_stitch From: dj_stitch Date: October 15th, 2008 06:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
I spent a glorious long weekend with burgunder. Seeing MA through her eyes made me appreciate being here a little more, and, as always, I felt so loved and inspired by her company. We spent a lot of time driving through ridiculously gorgeous fall foliage, listening to music, and people watching.
gkr From: gkr Date: October 16th, 2008 02:45 am (UTC) (Link)
The Kim is awesome.

And thank you for returning her!
dangergirljones From: dangergirljones Date: October 15th, 2008 07:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
As you probably know, Our cousins on our Dad's side have always been a bit dorky or frat boy. Either way we've always felt a bit cooler than them.

One Christmas party Jason and I were in the backroom setting up for the gift exchange in which you take a number and then get to pick a present in that order. We started with the usual "1" "5 " 27" before taking a turn for the worst with "Square Root of 52" and 3.145.

We we laughed and then Jason said "And WE'RE the cool ones!?!"
gkr From: gkr Date: October 16th, 2008 02:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Someone's gotta be the cool kids.

Thank you.
keonei From: keonei Date: October 15th, 2008 07:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
junya and I are heading out to Disneyland this weekend to celebrate our 2 year wedding anniversary! hooray! Nothing like feeling like you are 6 years old again even for just one day :) It will be Jesse's first time to California so he's super excited. Ya Disneyland may be the capitol of Evil...but hey they sure do put on a fun theme park :p

In other news: I give you cowbell.
gkr From: gkr Date: October 16th, 2008 02:50 am (UTC) (Link)
More cowbell!

Thank you.
gargoylettelc From: gargoylettelc Date: October 15th, 2008 07:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Jason told me he was just driving up there, but didn't give details. Michael, Jill, and 2 people from the fencing Academy just returned from the Texas Ren Faire. We had a lovely time, full of shenangans and tomfoolery, and freerange drinking (vs being penned up in a beer garden). My Mum and stepdad stayed up here an extra week to babysit the furry granddaughters. I know so many diverse, wonderful friends, have Michael as a boyfriend/partner/whatever, and have had many wonderful trips and experiences. I am happy that I get to laugh a lot.
gkr From: gkr Date: October 16th, 2008 02:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you.
stryper666 From: stryper666 Date: October 15th, 2008 07:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
On July 24th, 2004, I married the greatest person on the planet.
gkr From: gkr Date: October 16th, 2008 02:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Pretty damn awesome wedding too.
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gkr From: gkr Date: October 16th, 2008 02:52 am (UTC) (Link)
The cat part is kind of weird.

Thank you.
chiaspod From: chiaspod Date: October 15th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have a wonderful wife who loves and adores me.
I have a house that is in no danger of going away.
I have a great job that might frustrate me, but gives me a chance to shine. And that's thanks to you. :)
gkr From: gkr Date: October 16th, 2008 02:53 am (UTC) (Link)
I forget if I even got a referral bonus for you.

Thank you.
h2so4 From: h2so4 Date: October 15th, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Last weekend as I was standing on the side of the Nisqually river
fishing. I had the greatest view of the sunlight streaming through
the trees with just a hint of fog still hanging on the river. I thought
that it was one of the most beautiful views i have seen in a long time.
gkr From: gkr Date: October 16th, 2008 02:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you.
squashcup From: squashcup Date: October 15th, 2008 07:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I got my new kitchen appliances last night! This was big news for me because we haven't had a kitchen for a week. I love cooking! My new fridge and oven are BEAUTIFUL and NEW!

Also, I am in love. With a man (not the kitchen appliances, even though they're great).

I feel lucky.
gkr From: gkr Date: October 16th, 2008 02:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Are you saying loving kitchen appliances is wrong? If that's wrong then I don't want to be right.

Thank you.
ryanlion From: ryanlion Date: October 15th, 2008 08:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Last month when Douglas and I were in Vegas we went on the New York New York roller coaster. Very few things make me bounce, and giggle, and get in touch with the child in me like roller coasters do.
It was wonderful to see and feel Douglas' enjoyment of me being bouncy and giggly, and to ride the roller coaster, twisting and turning and going upside down.
I bounced and skipped after on the walk to the monorail.
gkr From: gkr Date: October 16th, 2008 02:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you.
malackey From: malackey Date: October 15th, 2008 08:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have a fun job, with great people. It keeps the bills paid, covers tuition, and lets me be sarcastic for a living.

I have a wonderful family, and got to see them all last weekend.

I'm returning to classes in January, and will be a nurse, starting out in a 'real' career in a few short years.

I'm the happiest I've been in about a decade.
gkr From: gkr Date: October 16th, 2008 02:56 am (UTC) (Link)
I need a job that pays me for being sarcastic.

Thank you.
lula_fortune From: lula_fortune Date: October 15th, 2008 08:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Even though my dog is completely BATS, she still makes me smile everyday.

The second we come home from being out, she runs to find the nearest stuffed toy, grabs it, gets all up in our grills wagging her tail vigorously, and tries to shove the toy into our hands so we can play. It's adorable, and her unconditional love for us is incredibly endearing.
gkr From: gkr Date: October 16th, 2008 02:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you.
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