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Thursday, March 24, 2011

WHEN WALKING IN NORTH AMERICA




This is so true! I think it is ingrained in most of us, even when pushing my shopping cart around the grocery store I stay on the right side. If I have to stop to take something off the shelf on the left, I park the cart on the right and go get what I need and bring it back to my cart. UNLESS there is nobody in the aisle.

Whenever someone is pushing their cart on the left, usually (not always but usually) they will move over to the right like they are driving. The ones that don't must be from England. LOL!

Even walking up and down stairways like in the picture, most people stay to the right. Too funny!

I wonder if it is the same in a country like England..... I wonder if they automatically walk on the left?

Not much for news here, still waiting for spring weather and we've still been getting little flurries of snow. Enough already, we have more than enough to melt! We have, however, at least had temperatures that aren't so bad.

I hope all is well with you, and that you are taking care of each other.

PEACE!
Love Jude

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

"SELF PORTRAIT" WINNERS!



Only one vote separated the winning and runnerup shots, thank you to all the voters who participated!

And congratulations to all of the entrants for some really awesome work!

Stay tuned for the end of March for the next photo contest, "FIRE".


PEACE!
Jude

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A SAD GOODBYE

One of my online friends said it well tonight. Don't ever let anyone tell you that online friends aren't just as close and loved as ones you know in person.

Myself and several other online girlfriends just found out tonight that a dear friend passed away a few days ago. Karen was one of my bloglinks for many years, and it was just recently that I deleted that link as she had stopped blogging and was fulltime on Facebook.

About 6 years ago Karen found out she had breast cancer. She fought a hard and tough battle, and we all went through it "with her", as much as one can online. When after a couple of years she was well again and in the clear, we celebrated with her. She had the best sense of humour and kept us in stitches. God I miss her already.

When my own sister Brenda found out she had breast cancer 2 years ago, Karen started emailing her to give her support, and she didn't even know her. Brenda returned the love when Karen's cancer metastasised in her bones several months ago. Since then Karen has been fighting the battle again, and a few days ago she was experiencing some tummy issues and went into the hospital. While there she developed pneumonia, and her family says that she passed peacefully with them at her side.

We're all heartbroken and feeling shattered. Karen was a force among us and we'll miss her for always. She inspired us, and taught us how never to give up.

This isn't about me, so please don't feel that you need to lend comfort. But if you are of a mind to, say a prayer or send some love vibes to Karen and to her grieving husband and children. And remember that online friendships are just as precious as our "real life" ones.

I just want you to know that I appreciate all of you, I've made some very close connections over the years on this computer of mine and I'm all the better for it. So thank you for that!

You fought hard Karen, now you can rest in peace. I'm so damn fortunate to have known you! xoxox