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End of October and one of those chat...

~~~Today is the end of October the rosary month but it doesn't mean that all catholics had to stop praying the rosary. It was told by the Blessed Mother to pray the rosary daily. I got a rosary cd that I could play over and over again, 'cause it bother me none nor hubby too. In fact I love it rather than listening to those music that had sexual, malicious, violent connotation. Here are some websites you may explore about rosary.
Brief history of Rosary
The Rosary
~~~ This is the month Doreen passed away but join our God in heaven. We will missed here terribly since Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas is fast approaching. And many more family get togethers like baby showers, bridal showers, weddings, birthdays, house warming, reunions and our women getaways etc. Her dad in all honesty missed her so much that I couldn't let a single day without him in his side for emotional support and for somebody to pray with him when he feel so down.
~~~ Tomorrow is All Saints day the next …

Frost up

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It's not a snow it's a frost! Yup, we are experiencing frost almost every morning now. This morning our temperature is 31C it it is kind of chilly outside like it bite you, but because we have the good old firewood stove we are warm inside. At around 10 am we took my brother in law and his wife to the airport. Coming home small tidbits of hale fell down. I took some pictures but it was kind of blurry. Thinking that hale is falling down so early it seems to me that we have a longggg cold season (cross my finger). Oh by the way, when you live here in MI you experience a swift change of weather or temperature in just an hour. Because after that tidbits of hale it was so sunny when we get home but still the air is chilly.

Autumn is here....

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Yes autumn is definitely here. It's the time when we have to fire up our firewood stove/fireplace, and this will keep us warm in Autumn and Winter, aside from that we save a lot of money by not buying the propane gas isn't it nice? hehe. But we still have to pay a rent for the propane gas tank to stay with us year after year, it suck! We only knew last year that we have to pay a rent of $65/year when one time the H.....propane gas company came and tried to fill the gas tank. DH told the delivering man that we don't need it for now because we are using the firewood stove, the man said I don't blame you it is getting expensive now a days for a propane. So off he goes the next thing we knew a letter from the company telling us that if we need to keep the gas tank we have to pay $65 or they will take it sucker! Anyhow, DH decided to pay not because the gas tank is still full from last year but because just making it not to pay again if in case we need a propane gas again.
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My musings for the week....

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October 21-22...we had four viewing schedule at Coats funeral home here in Ortonville. I thought my MIL when she died 4 years ago was the biggest I have ever seen, I was wrong Doreens wake for 2 days and four times at that, people came and offer their prayers and condolences to the family were too many I haven't knew nor meet before.

October 23........ it was Doreens burial day. We went to the church about 12:30 since the church service will start at 1:00pm. Their was a traffic outside the church it has to be manned by somebody from the funeral home because their was just too many cars trying to parked and find where to parked. Since DH is the father of Doreen we have the priveleged to parked behind Pauls van Doreens husband. The service was so touching the Pastor was the first cousin of Doreen and so he reminisced how in their growing years they play together here in the farm and later how he guided Doreens past remaining years in her faith. Loren told me later about how he saw ma…

We are mourning.......

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In memory of my step-daughter Doreen who passed away today we all love you and I am so thankful that in all those years you loved me and welcomed me to be your step-mom. I do appreciate all the love and care that you showered on me. I know you're in good hands now we will tremendously missed you. We loved you so much Doreen rest in peace! Waiting for our ride, going to Grand Hotel
At Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, MI
Doreen made our 1st wedding anniversary cake

I don't understand.......

The other day my SIL's son came all the way from Texas. Him and my SD are very close that every day they used to talk over the phone and pray together. The last time my SIL son was here (we even had a party for him) my SD was still up and running but she was already started to lose so much weight and she already felt pain in her right leg. This time, my SIL's son couldn't believe what he saw. It was devastating for him to see his cousin couldn't open her eyes nor talk no more. He was in pained. As we were setting around the table I vaguely heard him say " I don't understand". I was about to asked what made him don't understand but somehow deep inside I knew it but I opted not to say anything. The next day, Wednesday (i guess or Thursday?) we found out that he already left and by the time we meet my SIL and her husband at bob evans for a brunch, my SIL told us that her son is talking to him at the dallas airport already.
Me: Oh so he is in Texas already…

Disappearing act...

~~ Last week, as I was browsing our local newspaper I make a comment after reading the police file column, I said to my DH that "it seems to me that stealing or robbing is getting close on us", and he asked me why I say that so, " I told him that in the newspaper some houses close to us are being intruded and stolen some of their property". That is what I only commented after reading it I continue to browsed. Last Saturday we stayed at Doreens quite late and on Sunday we stayed the whole day after the mass and went home dark already. The next day Monday, hubby went to check the chain saw that he put at the back of his suburban.....VOILA!! The two chain saws make a DISAPPEARING ACT!!! I doubted it if they went off by themselves right??? Hubby was trying to figure out how does it happened and so I told him to call his son if they borrowed it and didn't tell him at all. So he called one of his son and his son Todd told him that our neighbor just by the hill repor…

The culprit is.....

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~~~Hmmmmm last Sunday our neighbor who lives across the road called us that she saw a dog walking towards her backyard carrying a chicken on his/her mouth. She described the color and I immediately knew the dog, he/she used to come to our yard but that time we don't have chickens. So I didn't bother to chase or do something not nice to the dog. But we were still wondering who could be the owner of that dog. Fortunately, later on that Sunday afternoon another neighbor came by and we talked and shared about what happened to our 7 chickens. We were cleaning the chicken coop that time, so he went around the neighborhood to find who could be the owner of that dog, and because our across neighbor described it as white brown and short kind of dog he knew what he would say to our other neighbors. Fortunately (again) one woman neighbor saw something too, a dog carrying a chicken on his/her mouth, we have now two witnesses then. So our very nice neighbor who goes his way to find out rep…

Sad week..

I was so proud of my chickens for the past days I am talking about it here in my blog and to our relatives how they grew so fast and I am looking forward to their organic eggs.

Last Wednesday night me and hubby came home very late we were at Doreens taking care of her. When we get home that night I closed the chicken coop door and noticed that something is missing. I didn't count them right away since it is too dark, the next morning Thursday I went out early to opened the door for them to get out. I was so surprised when I counted them two were not there. I was in panic mood and as I looked around I saw on the ground lots of black and white feathers. I run went to my hubby and told him what I have found. Indeed somebody took my two chickens I was mad I was crying.
After we found out that two are missing I was already hesitant to leave the house and came home late. But that day (thursday) it was raining and cold hubby went at Doreens house early as usual. At noon time I called him t…

October the month of Rosary

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When I was young I was already exposed to the rosary, from the prayers and from what it looks like. But by then I don't take it seriously nor looked at it closely I just happened to see it carried by my Nanay and Mama in going to the church, I happened so see it in our altar besides the pictures of saints and Jesus or statues I also happened to notice that they pray in accordance to the beads everytime they move their fingers. But as I have said I didn't take noticed of all of this things.
When I was in high school I didn't pray the rosary either but I saw my mama pray with it. Every All saints or All souls day we pray for the souls with the rosary, when their is a death anniversary me and my mom pray the rosary. I was exposed at it in a long time.
But when I started to asked, to explore, to study more of my faith and church it was then that I knew how beautiful the rosary in our life. With the exposure of my younger age and the teaching of my mama I come to realize that thi…