Monday, July 30, 2007

The Rainbow Bridge

Thank you for the comments about my precious Adonis. Losing your best friend is truly a nightmare, so it's nice to log on and find words of comfort waiting.

I truly believe we'll be reunited with our furry friends when we're done with this life. I feel sorry for those who don't have the same faith.

"Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge
When an animal dies that has been especially close to
someone here that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends
so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food water and
sunshine and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and
vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and
strong again..just as we remember them in our dreams of
days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content..
except for one small thing..
they each miss someone very special to them
who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together but the day comes when one
suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes
are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to
run from the group flying over the green grass..his legs
carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted and when you and your special friend
finally meet you cling together in joyous reunion..
never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your
face..your hands again caress the beloved head and you look once
more into the trusting eyes of your long gone from
your life but never absent from your heart."
*author unknown

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Sunday, July 29, 2007

State College Spikes

Randy and I went to a State College Spikes' minor league baseball game last night. For those who don't go to minor league games, you're truly missing out on a lot. So the talent is up to major league standards yet, but neither are the egos.

I have a baseball scrapbook that goes to every game with me and almost the entire Auburn Doubleday team signed the book. I also had a media guide for the Spikes and got quite a few on it. Once I add photos to the book (I only took 460 last night), I have the photos signed, too. I will make copies of the best to give to the players since most don't have good action shots of themselves to send to their families.

These guys are truly appreciative of their fans. They enjoy signing autographs and meeting the fans. I prefer minor league games just for this reason. The only down part of the games is I don't speak Spanish and quite a few of the players don't speak English. Of course, they all understand the universal autograph seekers sign of holding out a pen and book.

The Spikes lost 6-1, but you can't win them all. They gave everyone a seat cushion as the promo give away. Nice thing to keep in the car for our many trips. Makes those bleachers a little easier to sit on at my kids' events throughout the year.

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Friday, July 27, 2007

Happy Birthday, Kaitlyn and Abby!!!

They had their birthday party tonight and it was a real teenage party with LOUD music (most of the stuff I had never heard of before, not even in a nightmare), lots of food (AWESOME Chocolate brownies), balloons, confetti, streamers and more.

This was their first real party, not just family, but lots of friends.

I felt sooooooooo old there. Of course, I had to grab my camera and take a few pics of everyone.

Have a good one, girls!!

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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Harry Potter Book Release Party

Since I didn't even turn on the computer since getting the book, I didn't post about the Potter party. It was my first ever experience at something like that, so I had no idea what to expect.

Friday, I was up early and walked over to the nearest Barnes and Nobles to get in line to get a ticket to get a place in line for that night's release of the final Harry Potter novel. Trevor and I sat there for about two hours, but we got a red ticket. That meant we would be in the first group to get the book!

After I had that in my hands, we drove over to Kennywood Park and spent the entire day there. I can't ride anything because of my shoulder, but had no problem walking around and taking photos and playing skeeball.

We left there around 9:30 to go back to Monroeville to the bookstore. It was quite a party scene. People were all dressed up in their finest Hogwarts' fashions. Even Lord Voldemort was there skulking about. He was kind enough to pose for photos with Trevor and me, even pressing his wand into my forehead. :) He said he had taken hundreds of photos already.

There were glasses, temporary tatoos and graduation tassels given to everyone there as well as photos with a cutout of Harry. Randy and Arielle ran to another bookstore to see what goodies they had to give to fans, but they only had glow in the dark necklaces, so they came back to where we were.

The line began at 11:15 p.m. and the countdown to midnight began. I got the book in my hands around 12:05 a.m. and immediately started reading it as we walked out to the car and read it the entire three-hour drive home.

A few hours after we got home, I had to get up to go back to Altoona with my cousin who is getting married and asked me to be in her wedding. We were there looking for dresses. Why do they have to be sooo expensive? Over $250 for a dress I'll only wear once? ARRRGGGHHHH! Another cousin ran to the bookstore by the bridal shop to get her copy of the book, but was driving and couldn't read it then. We stopped at Waldenbooks in the mall and picked up a couple chocolate frogs. (I like the wizard cards in them.)

Anyway, once I get back home, I had to go to work. There was a wine/beer tasting festival that I had to cover. Yeah, rough job I have.

Finally got home around 5 p.m. and fell asleep reading the book. I finished reading it today. For those who are fans and haven't read it yet, I won't spoil it for you, but just say WOW! It was a truly brillant book


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Monday, July 16, 2007

Sleep Well, true and faithful friend

My beloved Golden Adonis left us on Wednesday afternoon to wait for me at the Rainbow Bridge. He was only seven years old and truly my best friend.

I still can't talk about it, but wanted to put up a little note about him. He deserves much more than an entry on my blog, but it's all I can do for him now.

Rest well, my beloved. Go home and wait for me. You were a true and faithful friend. Until we meet again, I'll love you forever and a day.

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