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Date:2016-11-08 17:49

Today we laid to rest this gentle, sweet soul. He sleeps near my stepdad where he will have someone watching over him. He went with his favorite toys, his glow stick sword, his pilot's cap and jacket and his chocolate bars...

I can't begin to tell you how deep the hole in my heart is now, but slowly we are going forward a step at a time. Please accept my sincerest thanks for all your kindness and support. This is a wonderful community.

Danny 2015 11 02 First Halloween 012

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Date:2016-11-06 12:06
Subject:Our Angel

Until now I have not posted any photos of our baby boy because I worried about exposure on social media. I do want you all to see how joyful and impish he is, so am putting up some pictures in this post.

Thank you again for all your support. I just love you all.

First time with blueberry pie, his favorite fruit.

Danny 2016 07 18 eating pie 007

Junior Volunteer Firefighter
Danny 2016 06 18  @ FIRE2016 021a

Elmo for Halloween this year

Danny 2016 10 31 Halloween 005

Danny 2016 10 31 Halloween 006

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Date:2016-11-04 09:29
Subject:Broken Heart
Mood: sad

I don't even know how to type this, because the pain is too great. Last night my gorgeous, happy, angelic baby grandson died in our arms. He had some kind of respiratory event, and even with the efforts of my son (paramedic) and me, he never took another breath. They worked on him for quite some time in the ED, where the staff were as distressed as we were. I feel like my heart has been ripped out of my chest. I'm trying to hold it together for my son's sake. How can you lose someone with so much life ahead of them? I probably won't be on much until we have the autopsy results and have completed our arrangements for his service and burial. Keep us in your hearts please.

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Date:2015-09-30 10:33

Hope it's a GREAT one!

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Date:2015-05-18 15:02
Mood: sad

Today at 1400 hours, our beloved Tanner Trueheart passed away peacefully. His condition deteriorated quickly the last three days and when he became uncomfortable we knew it was time. Our vet is a wonderful caring woman and she helped us with this terrible loss. They will send us a pawprint of his foot, a small memory of him.
No one could ever love a boy more than I did, or he, me. He was truly a wonderful companion and he will be sorely missed. I know he's waiting for me on the other side of the Bridge. I will always love you my Tanner boy!

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Date:2015-05-02 15:25
Subject:Sad News
Mood: sad

We got the saddest news today...Tanner our lovely furbaby has metastatic cancer in his chest and abdomen. He has no pain, and had no symptoms until he stopped eating yesterday. Since he was not acting ill, the vet gave him a long acting steroid to stimulate his appetite and said to watch him. If he continues to refuse food or if he looks or acts like he's in pain then we have to consider euthanizing him. I'm so sad I don't know what to do with myself. He's such a part of our lives now, I will be lost without him. I feel like the world just caved in on me.
I love you Tanner baby... mom's little dumpling....

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Date:2015-02-01 16:54
Subject:Burns' Night Dinner

Last night my hubby, my cousin and I went to our local Celtic Hall Cultural Center for a celebration of Burns' Night. There were several pipe bands present, one of whom is a local group who are good enough to go to Scotland and try to win in the third division- quite an accomplishment. The Canadian Celtic Band. The Brigadoon's were the lead entertainment. We had readings of Robbie Burns', including the Address to the Haggis in Gaelic, (and yes you could have some if you wished. My husband did, my cousin and I did not. Like DMcC, I think the stuff is awful. Or maybe offal. The rest of the dinner included salad, but a really nice one, Shepherd's Pie (although I think it really was Cottage Pie with beef not lamb), roasted red potatoes, chicken in a lovely glaze, potato chip encrusted haddock and lovely crusty dinner rolls. Dessert was warm bread pudding with whipped cream. We were serenaded through dinner with bagpipe music, and then there were Highland Dancers from a local school. All in all it was lovely. I'd been before many years ago. I might make this an annual event now. I will have to get a tartan skirt and sash I guess!

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Date:2014-06-03 10:40
Subject:Asparagus Soup with Ricotta Crostini

I was perusing the NYTimes when I say this recipe. It is simple but does it sound delicious or what? I'm going to make it tonight to see.


In this puréed vegetable soup, asparagus and leeks are thickened with rice, which adds both body and a slightly nubby texture to the bowl. Little is wasted in the preparation; asparagus ends and leek tops that might otherwise be thrown away are simmered into a delicate broth that serves as the foundation for the other flavors. You can skip the ricotta crostini but some kind of crunchy contrast – plain buttered toast, breadsticks or crackers – makes a nice counterpart on the side.

TOTAL TIME 40 minutes .
1 3/4 pounds asparagus
3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt, more as needed
2 large leeks, halved lengthwise and rinsed
1 quart chicken stock
1 bay leaf
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons uncooked white rice
1/4 teaspoon black pepper, more as needed
1 teaspoon lemon juice, more as needed
4 1/2-inch-thick baguette slices, cut on the bias
1/2 cup fresh ricotta
2 teaspoons minced fresh tarragon (or chives)
1 garlic clove, peeled and halved

1.Cut asparagus stalks into thirds, separating tips, middles and ends. In a medium pot, bring 2 cups salted water to a boil. Add tips and cook until just tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a bowl of ice water to cool. Drain and reserve for garnish.2.Separate dark green leek tops from bottoms. Thinly slice the white leek bottoms and set aside.3.In a saucepan, combine leek tops, stock, asparagus bottoms and bay leaf. Simmer for 10 to 20 minutes; strain, discarding the solids and saving the stock.4.Return empty pot to medium-low heat. Add oil, white leek slices and rice. Cook, stirring frequently, until leeks are golden, about 5 minutes. Pour in 1 cup of the stock. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add remaining stock and asparagus middles. Simmer, covered, over low heat, until asparagus is completely tender, 7 to 10 minutes.5.Press soup through a food mill (or purée in a blender, then strain through a coarse mesh sieve; nothing too fine, you want a little texture here). Return soup to pot. Season with salt, pepper and lemon juice to taste. Cover to keep warm.6.Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place bread slices on a baking sheet and toast, turning halfway through, until bread is golden and dry to the touch, about 10 minutes.7.While bread toasts, season ricotta with tarragon, salt and pepper. Rub hot crostini with the cut side of the halved garlic cloves and slather with ricotta. Ladle soup into warm bowls and garnish with the asparagus tips. Serve with crostini.
YIELD4 servings

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Date:2014-03-10 00:01
Mood: uncomfortable

I won't be posting much for a little while because I broke my wrist this morning slipped on ice I didn't see. I'll be reading along though@
I'll keep you all up to date with progress. It's the left arm so that's good, being a right hander, but it hurts like crazy now, I will see an orthopedic doctor hopefully tomorrow, Otherwise I'm okay, just embarrassed at being so clumsy.

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Date:2013-04-22 16:32
Subject:I've been Tagged
Mood: amused

Okay I liked the question thing and writing more of them but I'm still stupid when it comes to tagging so I'm posting my answers and my questions and hope someone might answer them!

1. Always post the rules.
2. Answer the eleven questions posted to you and then develop eleven more.
3. Tag eleven friend and link them to the post.
4. Tell your friends you tagged them.

From Spikesgirl58
1.Do you believe in ghosts?
No I'm much more scientific but I'm willing to be convinced.
2.What animal would you like to come back (reincarnate) as?
One of my dogs!
3.What is one place you have always wanted to visit
Russia and Scotland it's a tie.
4.Do you think it is better to be right or nice?
Hmmm... Having been a supervisor and a mentor and an administrator, I tried to be both at the same time.
5.Do you agree with your country’s politics?
6.What is your favorite name?
Don't think I have one.... never gave it much thought.
7.Do you still read books?
If the print is large enough.
8.Do you believe in love at first sight?
I believe people can be attracted to each other at first sight but love is something that develops over time...
9.Would you rather be rich but despised or poor but much loved?
Oh geez... I guess poor ...
10. If your parents have passed, what’s the one thing you’d like to say to them? If they haven’t, what’s stopping you?
I said the things I needed to say to my father... he had a difficult relationship with his three kids. I told him why. My mother I speak to daily so we don't have anything we cannot say to each other. She is my rock, and my stepdad is too.
11. No, I've always been happy being just me.

Now I have to do more questions and then tag eleven people? I don't know eleven people!

1. What would you wish for if you had three wishes?
2. What is your favorite song, the one you can sing all of and do?
3. What is the best holiday for you?
4. If you could do it over would you change your profession? From what to what?
5. What sport have you always wanted to try?
6. What is your favorite comfort food?
7. How would your friends describe you?
8. Have you walked in the rain because you could, not because you had too?
9. What do you collect?
10. What is your favorite gemstone?
11. Do you still wear a watch?

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Date:2012-12-31 19:45
Subject:Happy New Year
Mood: happy

Happy New Year to all my friends and acquaintances on Live Journal. I have truly enjoyed the year's postings and hope next year is good for each and every one of you. A toast to friendships!

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Date:2012-11-12 07:39

I am headed this morning for the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park New York for lunch and a wine tasting. After the dire warnings of the week before for snow wind and rain, today is 57 deegrees and sunny- given the time of year today is spectacular.

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Date:2012-10-13 15:38
Subject:Glorious Fall

It is a glorous fall day here in upstate NY, and the colours are just divine. It was clod enough last night to have a hard frost, and the grass was covered with it this morning. I made butternut squash and pumpkin soup for dinner and it is smmering on the stocve, and the apple crisp is in the oven. I just came in from walking the dog in the leaves. All in all a perfect ten of a day! I love the cooler weather!

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Date:2012-08-14 21:15
Subject:Not so Care Bear Name

Your Not So Care Bear Name is

Angry Boss Bear

Get Your Not So Care Bear Name at Quizopolis.com


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Date:2012-07-04 11:57

Happy Fourth of July to all my friends. I hope yours is full of fun.

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Date:2011-02-07 16:04
Subject:Friends by way of the internet

If there is one person or more on your friends list who makes your world a better place just because they exist and who you would not have met (in real life or not) without the internet, then post this same sentence in your journal. ♥

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Date:2010-07-15 16:51

thanks for the warning dr. evil fairy. i would have been cleaned out!

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Date:2008-09-28 10:35
Subject:Re: Classic Dames quiz

Your result for The Classic Dames Test...

Bette Davis

You scored 40% grit, 19% wit, 19% flair, and 36% class!

You're one smart cookie, and you know it. You also know how to let everyone else in on the deal. You've worked hard to get where you are, and sometimes you might not have played fair. You are ruthless but charming, and the light of intelligence sparkles in your eyes. When cornered, you can and will act, but you'd rather have things go your way and live a life of ease and comfort. It's not a great idea to cross you; you will run the competition down like a rabbit, and leave them wondering what hit them. Your leading men include Errol Flynn and Paul Henreid, men who like a feisty gal with a touch of class.

Find out what kind of classic leading man you'd make by taking the
Classic Leading Man Test.

Take The Classic Dames Test at HelloQuizzy

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Date:2007-11-13 19:38
Subject:Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday St. Crispins!
Many happy returns my friend! Hope it is a great one!

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Date:2006-09-23 19:51
Mood: contemplative

You Belong in Winter

Quiet, calm, and totally at peace...
You're happy to be at home, wrapped in a blanket, completely snowed in
Whether you're lighting a fire or having a snowball fight, you always feel best in the winter.

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