I will start off with the good news, they say whenever you have bad news.. you should start with good news. Although most everyone out there already knows the bad news.
I finished my layout for Design Experiment last night. I started a layout for Aleida's memorial and wanted to put it up on here but.. I just, am having a hard time. I will try it again today.
Here is my Design Experiment page. We had to open the dictionary and point to a word and scrap it. UGHHHH well. I am embarrassed to say I don't own a dictionary (I am sure there are shockwaves going across the world right now roflmao) SO I USED Dictionary.com and used the word of the day for day before yesterday... It was fitting for these photos of Bella. She was SOOOOOOO over me taking pictures of her. So the word of the day was Vociferous- vo·cif·er·ous /voʊˈsɪfərəs/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[voh-sif-er-uhs]
1. crying out noisily; clamorous.
2. characterized by or uttered with vociferation: a vociferous manner of expression.
The journaling reads: You made it MORE THAN EVIDENT you were DONE with me taking you picture for the day.
It is raining today. Kinda seems fitting for the mood. THe mood so many in the scrapbooking/blogging world are in. Also Martin's brother's Funeral is today. They suspect, He was helping a homeless guy, which was something he did all the time. He is one of those that will go up to them and buy them a cup of coffee and witness to them. He would take them to clean em up and help them find a job. He did so much for the community. HE was a christian and an all around good guy. They suspect it was someone he was helping that killed him. SO please keep Martin and his family in your prayers today as they go through his memorial service. BIg Hugs to you Martin.
Today is also the memorial service for our sweet friend Aleida Franklin. The obituary made it real. I mean I believed them and all. I knew she had died... but when you read the words, and see the obituary, wow it isn't a dream. She is really ... I wish I could hug my friend Jessi right now. I know she is going to the memorial service. SHe was a personal IRL (in real life as in flesh and bone I see you all the time I scrap physically with you) Friend of hers. I feel so strongly and sad on this and I only talked to her on the internet and through blog land... I cant imagine what others are going through BETTER YET HER Family.
It is amazing how close we get on this boat anchor called a computer. But ya know, this computer has kept me sane (ok I know you question my insanity but stay with me here) on many days. I don't get out. I am pretty much home bound. Im not complaining. I just want you to grasp what I am saying. I DO NOT LEAVE MY HOUSE, except to go to the dr. SO yeah the friendships I have made on this thing ARE VERY REAL TO ME.
I talk to some of these people on this computer more than I talk to my family. THey are here no matter when I turn this thing on. Aleida was like that. When I got DX with MS. She sent me the sweeetest email tellin me pretty much she woudl KICK MY BUTT (ok yall know she dindt say butt) if I gave up and didn't give this a big fight. SHe said "THAT IS NOT the Nancy Jones I know, to just say screw it and give up, you have to beat the &^%$ out of this MS NancyJones!!!"
She had me laughin so hard. Because then she said.. "ya know.. maybe you givin in would be a good thing.. LEAVE ME ALL YOUR SCRAP SH*T. I could just change out the photo, I would even leave all the mushy S&%T you wrote on it just put MY Bellas picture" I laughed so hard. That was totally like her.
Ok Im rambling. I just didn't want her to end. she was so much to so many. I will close this with her obituary. BUT I WANT TO REMIND YOU. GRETA IS WORKING ON HER BOOK. IT IS BEING PRINTED AS WE SPEAK. IT IS ALLLLLLL OF HER BLOG POSTS and alot of her funny message board entrys, as well as posts where people put their memories of her. THis will be given to her husband and children. ANY MONEY THAT IS LEFT OVER WILL BE GIVEN TO THIS FAMILY. SO please. No amount is too small. A dollar even will help them. Gretas pay pal is SIGNAL47@aol.com You can read more about it HERE
You can read Aleida's Obituary and if you would like to leave condolences HERE, CLick on Lewisville and then Aleida Franklin.
That is all for today... thats it. Thats on my mind. Thats on everyone's mind.
HUGS to her family and friends, Martin we love you and are praying for you and your family, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.