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22 November 2012 @ 08:03 pm
Wishing each and every one of you a Happy Thanksgiving!  It seems like I cooked all day and then within a few minutes, it is over.  I was so stuffed before I even sat at the dinner table from testing the flavor all day. Oh well.

The main joy was watching my loved ones enjoy their meal and family time was treasured.  Even after 4 years since losing my father, it still feels raw. He made the holidays fun. His laughter is sorely missed. I think of him all the time and during the holidays, the gaping hole he left in this family  is more blaring. 

I hope everyone will treasure each day with those you love because seriously, you don't know what tomorrow brings. Giving thanks means so much more to me now than when I was younger. I appreciate life more and I know working in my job also helps me to stay grounded in that. I also believe being blood isn't the only thing that defines family. 

My dear friend just lost her mother, not in the sense of death, but rather her mother cut her out of her life because my friend shared how she felt about her childhood, in which she was severely abused in which the father nearly killed her and her mother did nothing to protect her. She has been through counseling and wanted to share her feelings of pain with her mother and wanted her mother to acknowledge her role, rather than saying, it was God's will. I don't believe my God believes in child abuse and it is not His will.  So, rather than taking ownership and even apologizing, she tells my friend she is no longer her daughter. Yes, I am sure the mother has her own unresolved issues but, it's sad that she turns her back on her daughter, again.

I have told my friend, she has people who love her and they are her family. So, Happy Thanksgiving everyone and may you all be with your chosen family and enjoy the warmth!  My dog and I will now literally roll to bed with a satisfied belly.
01 January 2012 @ 02:11 pm
Happy New Year to my LJ family! Wishing each of you and your family a healthy and peaceful New Year.

Can't wait for Supernatural to be back on this coming Friday...been anxiously waiting.  It's something to look forward to since I have to go back to work Tuesday.  Dreading to see how many patients will be coming into the clinic.  It's usually so busy especially after a long weekend. Hoping it will be a manageable week and not so many sick patients....

My beloved University of Washington lost in the Alamo Bowl but I am so proud of them and the awesome job they did and getting to a  bowl game!  Go Dawgs!!!

Happy New Year again and look forward to all the great stories people write here!
25 December 2011 @ 09:24 pm
Merry Christmas everyone! Wishing you all a blessed and peaceful Christmas.

I ate way too much again and feel like my belly can't stretch anymore! Spent Christmas at my mother's and it was nice and quiet. I hope everyone got to spend it with family, friends, and your beloved pets! My dog looks like me right now...belly up! :D

Be safe and enjoy!
14 March 2011 @ 06:34 pm
My heart is breaking as I watch my homeland suffer so much.  So far away and so powerless but to pray for my people.  I cry as I see the news.  I tried for hours to finally get a hold of my family.  My uncle works next to the refinery that was on fire in Chiba.  He escaped safely. As I talked to my aunt on the phone, she experienced large aftershocks. My cousins in Tokyo are safe. My other uncle and aunt in Hiroshima is safe. My other cousin in Shikoku is safe.  However, food shortage is everywhere.  They are also going on power conservation right now as well.  What's amazing is, and not surprising, they all pull together and help one another. There is no I am in it for myself.  My uncle went back to the facility the next day with other employees to try to put out the fire and fix the area.  The rebuilding is important to the nation.  My family is from Hiroshima originally, with several still there.  They have built the city after the A-bomb by working together and they will build the country again.  They are a strong country, strong people. Caring and compassionate.  It's hurts like crazy.  I have lived through some big earthquakes there (6.8) and thought that was big and it scared the crap out of me....

I am grateful for the donations that are going out to Japan and the prayers and thoughts mean so much.  My family wanted me to convey to all their heart felt appreciation how much that means to the Japanese people.  Thank you again.
Current Mood: sadsad
Current Music: Pyro
01 January 2011 @ 08:59 pm
Happy New Year everyone! Wishing everyone a healthy, joyous year!
Current Location: Home
Current Music: Little Lion Man
24 December 2010 @ 07:55 pm
Merry Christmas everyone! May your stocking flow over with lots of love and joy (Hopefully full of Supermatural goodies, too!!!) 
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: Little Drummer Boy
25 November 2010 @ 08:02 pm
Happy Thanksgiving, ya'll!

I ate too much again...and that, I give thanks as I know there are many who are not able to enjoy a hot meal with family. 

It is my second year without my beloved father and it still hurts like crazy.  Made his favorite ham and pecan pie (just had a piece and that pushed my limit!).  Watched football and watched Dallas lose (my cousin in Louisiana is elated her Saints won!...Dang it!  Her team beat my Seahawks, too!  Both my teams lost!)  Still, power has come back to our home and even though it is cold, I still have a roof over my head and I have a job that pays the bills.  I give thanks.

I hope everyone is having a blessed Thanksgiving with their loved ones and staying warm! I am looking forward to next week's "Supernatural" and finding it hard to wait for another week!  Happy Thanksgiving again and *huggles* to all!
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: fullfull
Current Music: Born Again
08 August 2010 @ 08:04 pm
Well, I went to my "exciting" high school reunion and passed up on going to the "Rush" concert.  Big mistake! Should have followed my gut instinct on this one! First, I was a transplant to this high school being a military brat.  The "kids" were pretty much in their own cliques and they grew up with each other unlike us military kids.  I transferred in my junior year and wow! speaking about not being accepted in!  The military kids hung up together as we were "outsiders".  I was never a "popular" kid so didn't belong to the popular groups the school had. I did sports but was never in the cheerleading or "Girl of the Month" winner.  Yup!  They had "Girl of the Month" back in those days! I hear the school doesn't have it now (I thought it was so dumb back then!) 

I always lived overseas on military bases and never had issues like this so it was a major eye opener! What kind of clothes you wore, car you drove, etc. The first school I ever finished in one place was my college, so I never really stayed in touch with my classmates as we were nomads, so to speak :)   We kind of lost contact after a while. Kind of sad, to think about it. 

So, I went last night, and it was like being back in high school again! The cliques!  None of the guys I hung out with were there...I checked the list and their names weren't on it and I tried to look around and talked some but felt it was so shallow.  I listened to some conversations and decided it wasn't for me.  I am glad people there were connected as they grew up with each other...they just didn't let "outsiders"in, no matter how hard the "outsiders" tried to become friends with them.

I have excellents tools I have picked up growing up military in meeting people and socializing.  I'm not shy and can go up to anyone and strike up a conversation (thanks, Dad!  He taught me so much about socialization!) Just this school was difficult to infiltrate. Just wish my few other friends were there ( we also went to the university together, too).  I left after an hour.  I decided I enjoyed spending time with my dog more!  He is unconditional and couldn't stop wagging his tail when he saw me! He didn't check me out up and down to see what name brand dress I was wearing or if I gained weight (I actually looked better than most and looked younger! HAH!)  It's from reading all my Cas/Dean smex stories!  Keeps me young! ;P

I will keep enjoying the friends I have in my life now and keep remembering when I meet someone new, to welcome them and hope to make them feel comfortable as possible.  As they say, "You only get one chance to make a first impression!".  That applies to my patient care as well.  I want my patient's to be able to be comfortable around me so they can trust me :) 

I hope other's high school or other reunions are more enjoyable!  Hopefully my next one will be more enjoyable as time goes by!
25 July 2010 @ 01:44 pm
**Waves!!** Hello all!  I was trying to clean up my memories file and can not figure it out!  I clicked on the "edit" but there is no delete option.  I had saved some of the same stories just with different chapters...so, trying to clean it up.  I right clicked on the story and nothing with delete.  I am sure it's out there somewhere!  I just have so many in my memory (soooo many great stories!), I need to go through them and look for the duplicates!   Thanks for your help! :D
31 December 2009 @ 11:16 pm
Happy New Year to my LJ family!!!!  Wishing each and every one of you a wonderful 2010 and excellent health to all!  21 days count down to Supernatural!!!!  Jan. 21 can't come fast enough for me! :D

**Waves and blows New Year whistle!**  Hugs to all!