THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Good Morning Everyone!




Good Morning Everyone and thank you for all of your comments regarding my Mother-In-Law's passing. It really does make things easier when you can come home from a tough day and find your blog filled with uplifting comments.

We are all doing ok. Next week probably isn't going to be very easy, the viewing is Monday and the funeral is on Tuesday, but this weekend is kind of a reprieve for us and a time for us to spend a few days doing the normal day to day things that we do.

SO, WITH THAT SAID, GRAB YOUR COFFEE AND TALK WITH ME! Last Saturday turned out pretty well with being the first Saturday and all of open chat. You don't have to just talk with me either, address your comment to whoever is here. After you comment, if you hit your refresh button, you will continue to see everyone else's comments.
It's 12 noon, so I am closing down the chat group. Have a wonderful Saturday everyone!

82 comments:

Nancy said...

Good Morning RMJ!!!

Happy to hear from you.

I am on my way out the door to go to the airport to pick up my niece who is going to stay with us for a couple days before returning to college.
I'll check back later.

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning! Have a great time with your niece.

Steffie B. said...

You are so funny.....i can't chat today my friend....it's par-tay day!

How are you....I've been thinking aboutyou!

redmaryjanes said...

We're doing ok, thanks for asking!
Have fun Par-tay Girl! Give Sophia a big hug and kiss on the cheek from us.

Much Ado said...

Kim - hi! So glad to see you back blogging again. You and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers.....AND....guess what arrived yesterday in the post!!! Yes, your beautiful package for me - thank you so much, it was so beautifully wrapped and everything and I was so touched that you remembered I wanted one of these! Thank you so much, sent a thank you in the post this morning.

Much Ado said...

Also just to let you know, I will be blogging about it!

I cried when I opened the parcel, because of your kindness and also it just made the whole referral thing seem more real.....its been so seemingly out of reach this past while

redmaryjanes said...

Jane,
I meant to send it before everything happened with your adoption, then I didn't know if it would cause you pain, so I waited. I'm glad that you have it now though and you are so welcome.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Good Morning...
Sorry again about your MIL..
I can't stay and chat cause Saturday's are my Friday's at work.. So I am on my way out..
Have a Great Day..
I will be thinking about you all..
Kim

Dannye said...

Good morning all, had a few moments before taking Freckles to the groomer and get my nails done

Much Ado said...

Your timing was perfect our agency is in China at the moment and will be pleading our our behalf, so it is a time of hope for us!

Much Ado said...

Dannye, I'm just back from getting my hair done, nothing like a little Saturday pampering!

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Kim!

Thank you for your kind words regarding my MIL.
Have a great day at work.

Dannye said...

yes I try to pamper myself (meaning getting my nails done) every 3 weeks...I hope to post some really cool nails later today (I have this surprise planned, if I can get my nail tech to do, which I am sure she will, she's amazing!!)

redmaryjanes said...

Hi there Dannye!
I think the bib swap is going to be great! I think I'll get a couple of bibs for each of my people. What are you doing?

redmaryjanes said...

Jane,
I think it's wonderful that your agency is going to speak with the CCAA on your behalf. I just couldn't believe what happened. I hope that they move your LID up.

Dannye said...

trying to wake up...

yes the bib swap should be pretty successful...lots of people signed up...

i'll be matching tomorrow evening

i plan on probably getting 2-3 bibs for each of mine too

Dannye said...

hate to sound ignorant (and to be nosy), but what happened??

Dannye said...

Kim thanks for coordinating the SP swap too...one Q though, how can we find out if our SP got it if they are not posting to their blog

redmaryjanes said...

My Mother-In-Law had breast cancer several years ago and seemed to recover. Then last year she was diagnosed with aplasti anemia (I think that I am spelling that right), it's a type of blood cancer. She was afraid of doctors and hospitals and held off on treatment. Her weekened condition caused the breast cancer to return and she was told that she was terminal. So, she decided she wanted to die at home with her family nearby and that is what happened.
It's hard to see her go, but the suffering just seemed to go on and on. So, I am glad that she is in a better place now.

Dannye said...

Kim I'm sorry...my nosy Q though was kinda addressing MuchAdo needing the CCAA to advocate on her behalf...

redmaryjanes said...

Dannye,
I'm totally an open book. And I'm a nosy one too. So, you can always ask me anything, I don't get embarassed and I'll pretty much tell all.

BUT YEAH JANE, IF YOU DON'T MIND, WHAT REALLY HAPPENED?

Much Ado said...

Kimberley - just posted something on my blog you might want to see! :)

Dannye - we had an Oct 12th 2005 LID but still haven't got our referral yet. We were due to get it in February of this year but because of complications with our papers (being Irish, adopting through the Spanish system) we were delayed several months and then finally in June they told us that our files were put back in the pile with all the March 2006 LID's. So our agency is trying to sort it out for us, so far with no success but hopefully maybe now they are in China they might have some sway. Thanks for asking.

Much Ado said...

Kim, will definitely be praying for your and your family this week. i lost my dad to cancer 3 years ago, it is never easy.

Much Ado said...

Our agency is wonderful and I believe they will do all they can for us but at the moment the CCAA don't seem to want to budge on their decision.

Dannye said...

jane that really stinks!! I mean here you were your heart all set on seeing that sweet referral...than bam!! nothing!!

well i'm glad they are advocating on your behalf!!

Kim, did you see my Q re the SP?

redmaryjanes said...

Thank you Jane, that is so cool! I have a big smile on over here.

redmaryjanes said...

No, I missed it. Hold on a sec and I'll get into my gmail.

redmaryjanes said...

I don't see it, I must have accidentally deleted it. Can you re-send it?

Much Ado said...

Oh, the thank you I sent was by snail mail....my mum always taught me the old fashioned way! :)

Dannye said...

no kim, read on the posts here in the room! hehe

redmaryjanes said...

Dannye,
Your person has a blog. Did she not put it on her form? Otherwise, I could have her let me know when she receives it.

Much Ado said...

LOL, I think we are getting lines crossed about emails...sorry! :)

Dannye - yes, it was a huge gunk when we were expecting a referral within 2 weeks and then to be suddenly told our new LID was March 2006....I think we go down as the longest wait (to date) so far. My heart just goes out to everyone though, with the wait being so much longer than we all ever anticipated....but it will be so worth it in the end of course!

Dannye said...
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redmaryjanes said...

Oh, I'll send out an update asking everyone to please post their gifts so that their sb knows that they got it. I'll have to go by her site. I something wrong with it, or is she just not good at posting?

Much Ado said...

Well girls, I have to go. Mundane Saturday stuff (translate: housework) is calling. it was good to chat!

Dannye said...
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redmaryjanes said...

Have a great day ladies!!

Dannye-I'll e-mail you later!

Nancy said...

You have all been busy already this morning, and it is just 10:05am. WOW!!!

I ordered my bibs last night. They should ship to me within a week, and then I will be able to send them to their new owners.

I think they are very cute. I was looking at stores around here, and could not find anything 'worthy', so I went on an internet search.

Jewels of My Heart said...

Good Morning, just stoped in to say Hi and have a great weekend.
I haven't been blogging because we started homeschool and my back has been bad. I am so far behind and still can't sit here too long so I am off to visit as many as I can... I have been going through blog withdrawls...
Will be praying for you and your family. I am so very sorry for your loss Kimberly.
God bless you
Daleea

redmaryjanes said...

Nancy,
I'm excited about the bib exchange also. I think it will be a lot of fun. I haven't looked yet, so I'd better get to it! How many are you sending each family?

redmaryjanes said...

Hi there Daleea,
Thank you for your condolences. We're all doing ok.
I'm sorry about your back.
So, you started your school last week? Here in Michigan the kids don't go back until after Labor Day.

Nancy said...

The bibs I got were kinda pricy, so I think it will only be 1 each.

LaLa said...

Good morning everyone....just saying hi. We are on vacation and my little one wants to hit the pool (heading to the beach tomorrow) but I wanted to at least pop in. Have a GREAT weekend!!!

Nancy said...

My kids go back to school Tuesday. It will be the 3rd year since moving to the Great (not) state of Indiana that I have been unable to find a teaching job because they do not want to have to pay a seasoned teacher who has a Master's degree and 13+ yrs experience.

I seriously need a new place to live, or career that would not require any more schooling.

Any suggestions?

redmaryjanes said...

lala/Laura,
Have a great vacation! Enjoy the pool and the beach. It sounds wonderful.

Nancy said...

Hey!!!
I just read where the first hotel in space is scheduled to open on 2012. Maybe I could apply for that job! Someone's gonna have to do it, right?

redmaryjanes said...

Nancy,
It's bad here in Michigan too. Jobs are scarce and the pay is an insult. A lot of people are teaching in private schools, working in 3's and 4's programs in school districts or just plain moving. I think I've heard it's better in California. It really is a shame.
My one neighbor subbed for quite a while.

redmaryjanes said...

Nancy,
Where is the space hotel going to be? The moon? Imagine that, I wonder how much a nights stay would be. How would we get there? They must be making plans for some type of a shuttle.

Nancy said...

Maybe I will just move there. I can't believe the job market is too saturated, yet!

Nancy said...

I have subbed, and done temporary positions. I informed the DH that if I did not have anything by the start of this school year, my 3 year search was over.

I can't afford to sub for $50 a day. By time that take out taxed, teachers retirement, and I pay before or afterschool care for my youngest I would be in the hole.

redmaryjanes said...

Yeah, that's true. Childcare is crazy expensive right now.
With a master's you can teach college classes. I have a girlfriend who does that and loves it. Her days are really flexible since she just works at the college when her classes are going on. Some days he has no classes.

redmaryjanes said...

I hope I get matched up with you for bibs, yours sound cool.

Nancy said...

I've thought about college, but do not know how all that works for finding positions.

Gotta go play the 'Mom Card' now. The boys are begging to hit the pool(again). We have only been there 6 out of the last 7 days.

Have a great weekend.

GWEN OATSVALL said...

what a fun idea ...may have to join in one saturday ... praying for your family ...

Juliette said...

Good morning everyone!

RMJ it is such a nice thing to do, Saturday morning chats! Glad to see you're back online and wishing you strength for next week. I loved the Alan Person songs you used the past days, and love the one of today too.
I can't stay this morning, we have friends over for the weekend and will be heading soon to an organic market. Yummm...

Have a great weekend girls!

redmaryjanes said...

Hi there Gwen,
Join in any time. Thank you so much for your kind words and prayers. They must be working because we are all hanging in there ok. Have you thought of a good shower date?

redmaryjanes said...

Juliette,
It is wonderful to hear from you. Have a great weekend and enjoy your friends and the organic market. I don't think that we have one here.

Two Kayaks said...

Just popping in to say good morning! Hope you are well RMJ and that your family is doing okay.

redmaryjanes said...

K,
I hope you are well too. I have heard news that you all are having your own struggles. My prayers are with you and K2. I will be thinking about your Mom.
Thank you so much for coming by and dropping me a line today.

Two Kayaks said...

Things are just fine, RMJ. No worries. My mom is resting comfortably now and I have advised my dad to get her outside and into the sunshine today. It's easy to fall into a rut when you are not feeling well and sunshine is probably the best thing for her today. She has an appointment with her cardiologist next Monday and we are all hoping that he is proactive so that she does not have to do this again.
How are you faring? It must have been an exhausting week for you, sweet girl. How is Tim?

redmaryjanes said...

Poor Tim had to spend his birthday yesterday at the funeral home, we were there to offer support to his father while he was making the funeral arrangements. We're doing ok. This afternoon we are going up near Detroit where his father lives, it will be our first time in the house since Fran passed on. Hopefully that's ok. I'm really worried about the viewing. I can't handle seeing people after they have died. It never looks like them and it just brings everything into reality. So, Monday is really going to suck. I'm not having any of the children at that. My two oldest 15 & 14 year olds will be at the funeral, but I think it will be too much for Tyler at 11. Truly, I just can't wait until it's all over with.

redmaryjanes said...

I'm so glad that your Mom is ok though.

Steffie B. said...

Just wait until tomorrow night girl....you will be droooooling! ;)

redmaryjanes said...

Steffie,
You have something cool don't you??? Verna did it didn't she???

Jeter's Mama said...

so sorry to hear about your MIL's passing. Sending prayers.

redmaryjanes said...

Thank you so much for your prayers and well wishes.
It really makes things a lot easier to get so much support here.

Ashley said...

Good morning!

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Ashley!
How are you doing?

Ashley said...

I'm doing well. How's your family holding up after your loss?

Ashley said...

I'm doing well. How's your family holding up after your loss? I've been praying! ;)

redmaryjanes said...

We're hanging in there so far. The tough part will be Monday and Tuesday when we have the viewing and the funeral. We'll get through it though. Do you go back to college in Sept?

Ashley said...

I'll continue lifting you and your family up. I know this is a very difficult time.

I go back to school on August 27th!

redmaryjanes said...

We do appreciate the prayers. I know that God is sending comfort our way. My MIL was a strong Christian woman. I know that she is with the Lord today.
I remember when I was in college, it feels like a million years ago. I graduated in 1990!

redmaryjanes said...

I have to run now. We are getting ready to head up to my father in laws house.
Have a wonderful weekend Ashley!

Ms. Dragonfly said...

Sorry I missed the chat! Im sending you myhugs and thoughts though RMJ.

Kayce said...

Oh being in California doesn't give me the chance to chat! That is unless I get up VERY early....Hope you all have a wonderful Saturday!

mommy24treasures said...

its afternoon here but wanted to say I hope your weekend goes well :)

Janet said...

Glad you're doing okay, RMJ, still praying for you for next week!

Elise said...

I know it is no longer morning and I missed your chat but I am so sorry about your MIL passing. I will keep your family in my prayers.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Kim,
Those secret gifts are from the DTC/April Group..
I haven't got the one from the SECRET BUDDY...
I will post them in a seperate spot..
K..
Hope you had a nice day..
Kim

Roy and Lori said...

Love your new look. Sorry to
hear about Mom! We are thinking
about you and Tim!

Take care!

Steffie B. said...

Good morning.....we must have lunch soon!