Mixed Day

Jul. 11th, 2009 11:31 pm
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Today was the Memorial Service for my brother-in-law (actually my ex's brother). He died on the 4th from bladder cancer.

It's amazing whenever I get with the ex's family. He's 1 of 12, well actually 9 now. There are so many that it takes forever just saying hello.

The service was very nice, in a small church his family has gone to, in fits and starts, for years and years. It's old and tiny, holding only about 200 people at the most. The family alone almost filled it up.

R was a long time drug user that seemed to get his life together in just the past 2 years. When the Reverend asked for people to come up and share their memories of R, it ended up resulting in a lot of joy and laughter. Not all of it totally appropriate for a church setting. Still we laughed while wiping away tears and it seemed pretty appropriate for his farewell.

What did surprise me was how many men got up and told their tales. I guess I'm just used to women being the vocal ones but not when it came to R's friends.

Like everyone that attends a funeral, we all wondered why we waited until something tragic happens to make us all gather together.

Afterwards I ate until I thought I'd done myself damage and then Bratley, Poochy and I started the longlonglong goodbye process.
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I'm laid off this week but go back to full time next week, including having my insurance turned on again. Seriously, since last Christmas I haven't known from one week to the next what hours I'll be working.

If all goes well, and I stay working, I'll be buying a new car in August. My 2000 Neon has 160,000 miles on it. I had to put a new serpentine belt on last week and I just don't want to get into that nickle-&-dime repairs revolving door. About the only thing I can guarantee on the new car is that it will be a GM and have 4 doors. Other than that we'll see.

Bought an Ipod Touch and love it to death. I'm constantly playing with it. I've been to the APPS store every day looking at what's out there. Can't seem to get my email set up though, and I double checked my settings. Even my brother is getting frustrated by it.

Took my mother to the show last week to see The Proposal. She can't remember if the last show she saw was Rocky or Patton. Of course we teased her about how they even "talked" now.

Took Poochy to my brother's today and picked wild raspberries. It was fun even though he was afraid to eat one straight off the bush at first. Afterwards we talked about the birds eating them and tried to guess how long until some of the berries would take to get ripe. I'm tempted to take a couple of smaller bushes since he doesn't want them anymore.

Two weeks ago, when I was almost at work I saw a small deer (too big to be a fawn but not fully grown) wandering around 10 mile and John R. Folks, this is 2 miles north of Detroit. I couldn't imagine where it came from because there is nowhere around there that it could have been living. It's all industrialized in that area and no parks big enough to support that kind of wildlife.

In fannish news, I'm still watching Merlin even if I do have the episodes on disc. I'm hoping if enough people watch it NBC will also purchase Being Human.

I'm antsy for SouthLAnd to return. That is one great show. Read a good fic by [personal profile] hackthis called Son is on a Midnight Run like DeNiro that made me even hungrier for it's return. The thing is, aside from the cop that's gay (not "gay cop") I'm in love with the 2 female cops. Totally love and respect them.

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