Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 9:19pm: Hola! Here are the places you can find me most often:
This is a cover of a wildly popular cult
classic ukulele song. I missed doing it on the 2d anniversary of its debut on
YouTube. It was composed and performed by mctrmt (Mary-Anne). If you have NOT
subscribed to her channel yet,
do so now!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 11:35am: This is another original song by me for the monthly Bring The Song challenge. I know it's similar in flavour to "Louisa", but I needed to write this song. Lyrics below the video:
September 29, 2010, 2:05pm: Happy
Michaelmas! Archangel Michael is my favouritest of all the angels!
(Click on the picture at left to see it larger)
I have really gotten more into stuff about angels this year because of
Doreen Virtue. I had to move away
from all forms of Christianity, even Christo-Paganism, as it was just doing me more harm than good. Doreen Virtue is
probably what you'd call New Age. She's very positive, and I find her
oracle card readings and books very helpful. She has a daily reading each day
(um...yeah) on YouTube. Here
is her channel. I have, over time, acquired ALL her oracle card decks and
many of her books. I got my first deck, Healing With The Angels, back in 2001,
when I was first going through the breast cancer thing. Medicine Hawk suggested
I get them. I didn't actually use them that much then, but this year seemed to
be when I actually needed them. Anyway, I am very thankful for the angels and in
particular Archangel Michael for being in my life!
New video: Early Morning Rain by Gordon Lightfoot. My version is mostly based on Judy Collins' rendition of the song.
(backdated from Friday, October 1st, 2010) On Wednesday, September 29th Mama passed away. She was 91 years old. I don't know the exact time, but my sister phoned me about...7:30pm ET? Something like that. Anyway, Mama had been in a very nice nursing home for four years following an accident and brain injury. Sometimes she was very lucid and sometimes confused. Most of the time she used a wheelchair, as she never regained the strength in her legs that she needed. Recently she had been confined to bed as she was having a lot more trouble eating and moving around. Unfortunately she developed a couple bedsores, one of which was not responding to treatment, even antibiotics and the best care that could be given. However on Wednesday, she was bright and chipper. The nurses took her for a shower, got her into clean clothes, her room was freshened up, and everyone thought she was doing better and would make a full recovery.
Here comes the odd and wonderful part: Mama went around to all her caregivers that day and thanked them each personally for all the wonderful care they had given her over the years she had been there. Then she said she was going to go have dinner with her mother. She lay down and took a nap and peacefully passed away. Mama had told my sister that she (Mama) had seen her own mother (Grandma) several times recently, even once over in the next bed. The last time I spoke with Mama on the phone ... about a week or so ago? ... she said, "I miss my mother's cooking." I didn't think anything of it, other than to say, "I miss YOUR cooking! You made the best potato salad!". So my sister and I are of the opinion that Grandma paved the way for Mama to make a very peaceful transition. Mama had had a horror of dying and wouldn't even talk about making preparations for it. When Daddy died back in 1994, she felt so lost because she felt that all the times they had been separated over the years, he was still out there somewhere in the world. But when he died, she said he was "nowhere". So something happened between 1994 and this year that helped her know there is more. My sister and I always thought it would be Daddy that would help Mama across; but I guess Grandma was the one who was given that job. So even though we miss her very much, and it feels so weird and sad and painful that she's gone, I'm glad she's back together with Daddy and Sonny (Kent) and Grandma and Grandpa and everyone. And we are VERY thankful she had such a sweet, peaceful, easy passing. Thank you for being our mother, Mama! Here is a letter she wrote me one year for my birthday. I am very thankful and proud to be her daughter.
Here is some music I was singing (a capella,
morning while I was washing the dishes, so I decided to make a video of it this
Bye, Mama! I miss you! See you on the flip side!
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