As you can see from the title of this entry, I've yet been able to re-connect other people with the help of Yahoo Groups and my cousins overseas. It so happens in a few of these cases, these people are making a reconnection at a time when they REALLY need each other. Some have gone through some really bad times in the recent past-sickness, loss of loved ones. I always find it interesting as well as awesome how our souls tend to seek out the ones we care about, when the other person unknowingly knows or is thinking of the same person. It's like communication of the souls. I'm I getting a little too spiritual/freaky for you? Too hifi almost science fiction freaky?
Well, it never ceases to amaze me. I'm sure all of you have had an experience similar. For example, you'll be thinking of someone just out of the blue, and suddenly.. WHAM! You hear from them, get a phone call or a letter, or you'll get news of them. Or say, you find yourself walking down the street, and.. WHAM! You see someone who looks just like so and so, and then you hear about them. Or has this ever happened to you: You are caught off guard and see someone who looks like someone you have lost. Or this person talks a certain way, or combs their hair in a certain way, dresses, walks a certain way... It doesn't make you sad-rather it makes you happy inside. I confess this happens to me on a regular basis. Call me a weirdo, but it happens.
Then you have these people you know in your life who you hope never leave-they are the ones that seem to know you better than you want to, and you are vice versa with them. They come in and out of your life, and you know they can never stay around very long-you can only complete each other sentences for so long, and then reality sets in-your insecurities are revealed and you are done with them, until one of you dares to reach out to each other again. They may have hurt you deeply; but you will never tell them. May be they know, but why give them the benefit. You may have loved them-but you will never tell them that either. They may have known it-but you can't tell them. If you did, they may just well vanish forever.
Anyway, it's been reconnecting people.. Don't worry, Mary--I'm not going to give out your address-promise. :)
Patrick is out of the hospital! Thank God.. :)
It's finally Friday, but I must say that I'm very happy with my new schedule! I leave each day at 3:30, and I no longer deal with rush 5pm traffic on the way home. I can pick up my youngest from my mom's at daylight, and still make it at home before night falls. I can tidy the house and get dinner ready by 5:30-the time I usually got off of work. I see more of my kids--that's the best benefit of all. Last night I didn't have to stay up until midnight to get my Avon orders bagged either. What a difference a few hours make. Not to mention it's budget time at work, and it looks bad. I've been over-hearing stuff from multiple meetings. My job is not in jeopardy because I've been here forever and a day. Well, I cut my hours, so I did my part to help with the budget crisis. :) I hope it helps some one's job.
Today I plan to take a walk near the ocean at lunch time. We have been blessed with extremely beautiful weather. No cloud in the sky--just blue skies with temperatures in the 70's. It's January, but it feels like Spring! I'm going to try and push this California weather over to you guys up north and south.. I know some of you are freezing. :( I'm sorry!!
It's still winter, and Carnaval time is fastly approaching... Here are some pictures of some of the dances the Portuguese people in the Azores do...
These pictures were not taken by me---they were taken from the stage at the Soicidade of my mother's hometown in Vila Nova, Terceira last year. Blogger will not let me make the pictures bigger! Why?!
I hope to take some pictures from the dances here in San Jose.. Hopefully soon!
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