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A Sad Day

April 17th, 2007 at 04:49 pm

What a terrible event that has happened at VA TECH. My sister teaches in the engineering department at VA TECH. Thankfully she was not on campus on Monday. Our hearts go out to the whole college and town. It sure makes one pause and reflect how fleeting life is.

Not too much to report. I was able to mail off a large chunk of savings to my financial advisor on Monday. That was a relief to do that. Less temptation on my part. I also am re-newing my health insurance. The paperwork seems complicated and yet very vague. I am simply renewing. I am asking for a reduced rate since I had the gastric bypass. I know the rate went up a few months ago across the board.

I had to weigh myself for the paperwork. I have lost 75.5 pounds. I am very happy with my progress. My hair continues to a be a problem for me. It is falling out like I am having chemo. I have been eating as much protein as I can and I am supplementing myself with medication. It is nothing new and many weight loss patients go thru this transition. Overall,I am feeling so good. It is wonderful and I am so glad I did have the surgery, despite the hair loss.

Just trying to balance things as far as my money goes. It seems to be another tight month. I think alot of bills have hit me like renewals and such. It is just not too fun. I have two more travel weekends for my daughter. Once the travel season is over I should be doing better. This weekend is local so no hotel...in two weeks we have an overnighter out of town. So we will just do our best.

Next big purchases will be summer clothing. We did some over Easter break but need to buy some shorts and tees and then bathing suits. My middle daughter needs tennis shoes. My budget for my own clothes is on hold. Nothing I need to buy.

Have a good evening

"No person is so poor that he cannot give a compliment"

"Don't ask for an easier life, ask to be a stronger person"

"If you can't have the best of everything, make the best of everything you have"

8 Responses to “A Sad Day”

  1. mjrube94 Says:

    I'm glad your sister is ok. What is going on in this world? The lack of respect for life is amazing...

  2. frontporchmom Says:

    Evil abounds! We forget evil is around us at times. All in all the majority of folks in this country seem to be decent people who do the right thing. It is heartwarming to see alot of support being shown. It is so hard to know life will never be the same on that campus or that quaint town of Blacksburg. I did watch the ceremony held today and I did tear up alot. I thought it was very tasteful and the right thing to do. I am thankful my sis is OK and was not harmed.

  3. HouseHopeful Says:

    I am glad to hear your sister is well. That was a terrible thing that happened yesterday.

  4. scfr Says:

    I'm so sorry for your sister; she probably knew some of those who were killed.
    And I can't even imagine how you were feeling until you were able to get confirmation that she was okay.

  5. monkeymama Says:

    Oh, that is so scary. I had wondered if anyone here was affected - was not discussed much the last couple of days. I am so sorry for your sister to be in the middle of this mess.

  6. Fern Says:

    Nice quotes.

    On the subject of VT, I just can't understand how someone could be so selfish or self-centered in their anger, immersed in their own problems, hatred or whatever it was, that they would want to take out as many innocent others as they could.

    I can't imagine how his parents must feel.

  7. frontporchmom Says:

    I feel kinda sorry for the parents.....what a burden they must be feeling.....each day seems to bring more and more information on this killer. Very disturbing.

  8. Your sis Says:

    Thanks for thinking of us. It's so hard to know how and what to feel from one minute to the next. VT is closed as are the K-12 schools so we have lots of unexpected time on our hands and with the outpouring from the community, not too much for any of us to do individually other than pray, be together, and love one another.


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