Friday, August 14, 2009

Blast from the past...

Hello SOS gals...

I'm still trying to get the 2009 Crosby Family Reunion writeup on the blog, but as I was uploading some of the pictures to Snapfish for all to view I came across some of the SOS Mayhem from past years. Here's a little trip down memory lane...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Long Time....

Well its been a long time since I've posted anything to this site. Today is gorgeous out, high 70's, almost mid 80s and what's not to like about that! Spring is finally ending and our summer will begin in less than a month; for those of us in the Great State of MICHIGAN.

It's been a long and sad Winter/Spring for my family. We've had 7 deaths since Dec 2008: Aunt Helen, Grandma Frank, Aunt Lila (Dad's Aunt), Uncle Frank, Aunt Jackie, Dr. Ken Forster (Cuz's Father-in-law), and now my Aunt Pauline. For my own peace of mind I've come to terms with the fact that my family is not suffering anymore and the pain is gone from their earth bound bodies. I know this isn't always easy, and the selfish part of me would rather have them here with me, but just thinking like this keeps the sadness at bay. It has also made me think about my own death (sounds morbid, but not really) and how I would like to be remembered when my time comes.

Bunny and I have had a few talks about this, but I really don't feel it necessary to have a viewing. I would rather be cremated and then a celebration of life be held. I don't want to be laid out for all my family to stop and weep for my body that is no longer needed for me. Think of it as me getting my wings. Another Angel Has Received her/his wings. Ring a little bell, maybe I'll have bells for a little good bye. Wow...this is getting to be more than I was thinking, but to Bunny's point, I understand that for others to have a viewing is closure for them. I don't want a long drawn out event that makes people sad and teary-eyed. I would rather just have a closed viewing for my family the day of, cremate me, and then do a quick little jiggy service for 1 day. I would rather everyone gather at a bon fire, somewhere near an upper Michigan lake, crack open a bottle of wine and scatter me to the wind with fond memories. Maybe I'll change my mind later on, but for now I think it's more important to live for today and try to enjoy every moment as it comes. One never knows how much time they will have on earth so make sure to tell the ones you love, that you simply love them.

On a much brighter and happier note...our dear little Cuz Kristi, has given birth to a wonderful and beautiful baby boy named Aadyn. Congrats and can't wait to meet the little boy.

What else can I tell you that will fill you in from the past few months? Oh Yeah... My D*&*%$%^**%#@*&%*&N Bird has now laid 15, yes count them 1, 2, 3, 4.....15. That's right folks, 15...have I expressed enough about the number of eggs this darn bird has had is 15??!!! The short of the long story is that starting at the end of February she laid 4 eggs...I let her sit on them for 3 weeks, by the 4th she started to come around and be her little ol' self again and I removed the eggs-2 days later she started laying the 2nd clutch of eggs (clutch is what they call a group of eggs a bird will lay) and this time she laid 5 the total of eggs to 9! I did put the 1st set of eggs back in the cage when she started laying the 2nd 9 eggs she sat on. Again, 3 more weeks of sitting took us to the end of April. I felt so back, as 9 eggs is a bit difficult to sit on, so I waited until she was coming around again and I took 1/2 of them out. She was none the wiser. BUT...for some reason she started laying eggs again and this time she laid 6 more....bringing our GRAND Total to 15 and right to the end of May here. I'm hoping she will stop! Whoosh that was a long short ditty, but one that needed to be said. :-)
Well I think that is all for the moment. The Travelin' Journal is making it's rounds and will be to the next person soon. If you have any questions about this, please let me know.

Love my Family and Friend
Blessed Be~

Friday, March 13, 2009

Farewell to my friend, but never goodbye

Dream as if you'll live forever.

Live as if you'll die tomorrow.
To my friend Re
on your new adventure away from home
~Home is where ever you are loved
and now you have one near and far.
I'll be seeing you.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Mother Hen "Chicken"

You can't see all 4 eggs, but it sure is hard to get them all under her belly now.

1, 2, 3, 4 what are we all waiting for...

Chicken to lay more eggs. 4th egg has arrived. Anymore? Only time will tell!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Surprise...Egg #2

Well well well, now it would seem my little "Chicken" has laid her 2nd egg. First one on Thursday, March 26th and one last night Friday, March 27th. I'm not sure if she will lay anymore, but for the moment she is tenderly taking care of them both and trying to be a good mommie. Nope they still won't produce baby birdies, but at least I'm learning what I can do the help her and hopefully not produce anymore. Wish me luck.

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

News from the Chicken Coop...

Well it seems my little “Chicken” has laid her first egg, at least while in my care. After weeks of doing her little mating call (and dance), she produced what I feared she would—one little white egg.

My first thought was to pull the egg out of her cage, but after doing a little research (reliable online sources) I’ve found that it is best to allow her as much time with the egg until she decided not to incubate it (sit on it) anymore. See, she has no mate to fertilize the egg and it will not produce any little birdies (of course there was that time I allowed her and Tweeter Bird to share Millets…Humm…just kidding). This could be a few days or up to a month before she is willing to leave the egg, but once she grows tired of sitting on it and a baby doesn’t hatch, she will move away. Then I get the pleasure of snatching the little gem and hope she won’t feel the need to replace it. Hence this is why I wait, otherwise they will feel lose and try to reproduce for what is missing.

I’m happy that I checked about this before just rushing into the cage for the egg, as it also stresses the importance of allowing the hen the time to nest. And that if I were to remove the egg now, she will miss it and produce another one. This would be bad, especially if I did this more than twice, as producing the egg internally is very taxing on the bird and requires a lot of calcium. If the bird keeps producing eggs and doesn’t have the adequate health or nutrient daily, the calcium will be drawn from the bird’s bones and this would end up putting a bird in distress and eventually killing them.

So I wait, pray it won’t take her long to realized no baby bird will appear and she will return to a more normal state of habits. Until then, I just keep her comfortable and I watch to make sure she doesn’t have any more or when she grows tired of waiting…bam that little sucker is coming out. Pictures later, but right now my little hissing hen is nesting and trying to be a really good mommy to a little white egg.

Monday, February 16, 2009


I keep playing this song over and over in my head, in my car, on my ipod and everywhere…can you “IMAGINE?”

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today...

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...

You may say
I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say
I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

Imagine by John Lennon

I can Imagine and I pray for peace.
All we need is Love...and then maybe this world can live in PEACE.

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Sunday, January 4, 2009

To My Grandma

Perhaps they are not stars,
but rather openings in Heaven
where the love of our lost ones
pour through and shine down upon us
to let us know they are happy.
~Eskimo Legend

I believe my grandma is happy now that she is with my grandpa and her daughter. I can only image the reunion that was bestowed to her on Christmas night. And even though I feel like I needed to say more to her, tell her that "I Loved Her" one more time, I know that she knows I did and still do. I'll be talking to her and I know that she will be listening, I'll just need to watch for the signs to tell me she heard me. And even if I don't see them, I know she will always be watching over me.

Miss you and I'll see you again one day. Love your granddaughter.