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From: Rea
Date: 12-28-2006, 06:58 PM (1 of 7)
Hello, Merry christmas and Happy New Year!! I am so sorry I have been absent for so long, and I have really missed reading the forums. You would not believe all I have been through. I think I was here after the horrible wreck I was in. Got a divorce, and he pays alimony, just enough to keep the house. I started dating a little, not much available here. lol. My best male friend, the man who sewed with me at work, was in a house fire and suffered severe smoke inhalation, in September. He never really regained conciousness, and died November 3, 2 days after I had to put my beloved 12 year old Dalmation down. My grand nephew was in a horrible wreck Thanksgiving, and spent a month in Birmingham Children's Hospital. Head injuries and a smashed femur, he is 10, but he is doing much better, and is at home. His speech is a little slow, and limps, of course, but he is expected to recover fully. Ex lost his job, so I thought i was going to lose the house again, and his slut dumped him so he started calling me again. He finally went back to work, she took him back, which is a hoot, her living across the street from me, lol. It honestly doesn't bother me, I am glad she took him off my hands,lol. My puter modem went out again. And Christmas Eve, the condensor went out on my heating unit, $850 to repair. the opnly thing that saved me financially was having a little left from my insurance settelment. Finally getting the settlement was a good thing. I was given a free trip to Gatlinburg Labor day. My boss moved into the sewing room and we are gettting along great!! Oh, he took me to the Trans siberian Orchestra concert in Birmingham, Dec. 20 as a bonus for getting a menswear store to send us all their alterations. So, there were some good thing this year. I still have friends, food, a roof over my head, clothes on my back, and a place to lay my head, so I am blessed. And, I am so glad to be back in the best sewing group on the net. Whewww!!!!
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather with a certain set of attitudes. Hugh Downs
User: Rea
Member since: 12-19-2005
Total posts: 47
From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 12-28-2006, 07:40 PM (2 of 7)
Welcome back, Rea, we have missed you.. Think positive for 2007 to be a better year for us all..
Sew With Love
User: LeapFrog Libby
Member since: 05-01-2002
Total posts: 2022
From: Chrysantha
Date: 12-28-2006, 08:52 PM (3 of 7)
Wow Rea...MY head was spinning after reading your post and my head doesn't spin much. (chair does, takes me awhile to get the roots unstuck from the seat.)

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That which does not kill us, makes us stronger. (mostly stronger in mind than in heart or body...)

I'm glad you're back...doin -ok-...may the New Year bring you everything you need and LOTS of things you want !!!

User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: Rea
Date: 12-28-2006, 10:09 PM (4 of 7)
Kath, if only the new year doesn't bring in another like last year. I was already a really, really, strong woman, and if I get much stronger, I may take up wrestling!! :bang: thanks for the welcome back, you two. I sure have missed this place.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather with a certain set of attitudes. Hugh Downs
User: Rea
Member since: 12-19-2005
Total posts: 47
From: Mom of Six
Date: 12-28-2006, 10:39 PM (5 of 7)
And I thought my life was crazy! Good luck in the new year hope it is better than the last!!!
Happiness is having time to sew!!
User: Mom of Six
Member since: 11-03-2001
Total posts: 1115
From: bridesmom
Date: 01-03-2007, 11:55 PM (6 of 7)
Good gosh Rea, you can't go anywhere but up woman!!!
Glad you are back and on top of it all, you go girl!!
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
Total posts: 2026
From: Brenisback
Date: 01-04-2007, 05:19 AM (7 of 7)

Welcome back Rea...just keep saying this is my year for great sure sound like a strong Lady...glad your okay.

People come into your life ...for a Reason a Season or a Lifetime.
User: Brenisback
Member since: 09-20-2004
Total posts: 228
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