5 sept 06 worried about a friend  

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9/5/2006 9:52 am

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9/14/2006 4:48 pm

5 sept 06 worried about a friend

it is hard to be happy about being kid-free for a few minutes; as there is a dr appt later this afternoon involving one or three (does it make a difference? it involves kids doesn't it?)

but like i was saying it is hard to be happy when you don't know if a friend is alive or dead. Last I heard from 'em they were going to do something in Iraq and I have not heard from 'em via email for a few days. Not like 'em at all. the news says some Marines have died. I really am worried. I wish an email would come saying something.

I always worry when Marines are lost; for the family, for the men and women who have lost brothers and sisters in the unit -- it hits them hard out there; its just like losing family to them and in these times of war -- they take it personally. The family has it bad,too. A lot of the families have not seen or felt the loved ones presence for months and to not have that is to not have closure. It is an empty feeling that leaves a very large empty hole that can never be filled; an immense void.

i think today is left over greyness from yesterdays neverending rain & thunderstormy afternoon. I should cheer up and put on the happy face for this outing this afternoon; even if I am worried.

I should be hearing from him within a few days or so?
I will keep hoping.

silverhawk762 51M/47F

9/5/2006 7:14 pm

Always keep that hope alive, for your friend and for the rest of the guys and girls over there. My other half got out of the Corps in '90 - and my grandad was a drill instructor in California during Vietnam. I know what you mean about the families, and I try to keep them close in my thoughts as well. The families are the biggest support system for those who are serving over there. The only thing that we can do is hope that your friend and those with him are safe, and that you'll hear something soon.

Big hugs, sweets - I won't tell you not to worry, 'cause I know it doesn't do any good. But like I said before, keep hope alive. {=}

whathusband 44F

9/6/2006 8:35 am

I've had friends and family come and go back and forth to Iraq and Afghanistan, so I am still living that life too. We've just got to keep sending the troops and their families our love, support, and prayers. I will say an extra little prayer for you and your friend. Be strong. Semper Fi!

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9/6/2006 4:57 pm

I have still not heard anything from my friends family; so with the optimism that no news is good news. I have tried calling them and keep getting machines and there is no answer on the emails either, its frusterating with the time differences. I am not sure if I am just missing them at work or what.

Life goes on and all, but this is diverting my attention away from other things. well off to pull off an amazing feat of kitchen magic and pretend i'm happy til bedtime. then maybe a nice hot ME-time bath? that could sound so meaningful, add some kery cuz its so very...

anybody else remember that commercial?

silverhawk762 51M/47F

9/7/2006 12:22 pm

I remember it - I was just never sure what it was "so very"... {=}

whathusband 44F

9/8/2006 7:42 am

I remember it too, but I still prefer, "Calgon, take me away!"

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9/10/2006 9:05 pm

at this point today I dont really care what commercial or what product it is as long as its a really big vat'o bubble and includes a bunch of handome men that look like they were chisled out of stone or they got lost on the way to the Chipendale Dancers & just for diversity and some spice of life; throw in some Women who know what the hell they are doing to make Me feel OHHHHH so VERY NICE!

after the weekend I have had YEAH one of these would be really nice. if not a tub full of folks, at least a room full of open and receptive folks to love you for who and what you are.

silverhawk762 51M/47F

9/14/2006 9:45 am

Let us get finished settling in and we'll see what we can do about getting that room full of folks together!!! {=}

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