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See ya November!

Well as I sit and type this post it is the last night of November and I just want to say that I am thankful for quite a lot. For instance. . .

My family

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My friends

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And my amazing husband!

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I am so blessed!

Until Then,

Wende

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So I totally know this is late but hey, I have a life too.  With work, the Fur Kids, and a Police husband, I am busy cleaning, cooking sleeping and relaxing (when I can).  So now I am writing my Samhian post.

At work we decided on a Sports them. I went as a referee as did my partner in crime.

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The other girls dressed as a tennis, soccer, and baseball player.

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We had a wrestler, and a handful of tail gaiters.

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We all brought food and had a big Halloween feast.

It was fun and some of the other departments really went all out.  Our Medical Records department chose Hocus Pocus to dress up as.  I have to say that they won the day in my book.

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They had a floating cauldron and the hanging cages with kids in them ( not real ones).

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The sacred candle which can only be lit by a Virgin.

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And who could forget Billy Butcherson?

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They did a great job.

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It was a long day at work but I was ready to head over to ritual with my friend Barbra.  Our lovely host had the house decorated to the 9’s.  They had over 300 kids come trick or treating to her house alone.

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The food was amazing!

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The fire pit was a blaze and we all gathered round for warmth and conversation.

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Circle was set with beautiful lights as the spirit world lingered just on the other side of the thinning veil.

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Paula and Cody graciously invited us in to circle.  It was a magical time to reflect on the  past year and what was to come in the new year.  You could feel those who had left this relm  reaching out to us. Letting us know they are there and to thank us for remembering them.

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We all lit candles for our ancestors.

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It was a wonderful evening.  I am so glad that I can be a part of such a fantastical group of people.

Now that November has started it is time to be thankful and show appreciation for all that we have in this dark time of year.  Love, shelter, friends, jobs, LIFE!  I think that I will post about what I am thankful for throughout November.  I challenge you to tell someone what you are thankful for too.

Until Then,

Wende

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Well this morning I woke up early and headed Downtown Mobile to walk in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.

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I met a few of the girls that I work with and we did the 5k walk.  It was chilly and rainy but the crowd pushed through and we raised awareness for a great cause.

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This walk does not have a entry fee but they ask for donations which go toward the research for a cure to Breast Cancer.

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I walk in honor of my Mom who is a breast cancer survivor and for Mrs. Cindy Morris who is the Den Mother to the Mobile Police Academy.

Stephen was on Traffic Duty during the walk so it was nice to see him along the way.

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We made it to the finish line and now it is time for some food and Para Norman!

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Tomorrow I clean, relax and watch more movies!

Until Then,

Wende

 

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I was lucky enough to start my Halloween shenanigans  a week ago with the Witches Ball.  This year they paired up with a Local group that is in the Foot Parading Society during Mardi Gras her in Mobile, Alabama.  They are a Pirate society.  It was so much fun and I just love watching everyone in costume.  My friend Barbara went together.  She was a Pirate witch and I was a Leprechaun.  Fun times.  I have at least one other social Halloween gathering for sure but I hope I can find a few others to enjoy.  The night of the ball was also the Local  LODA Art Walk in Downtown Mobile, AL.  They have a Facebook page that shows some of the fun activities that they offer each month.  If you live in the area I recommend you check it out.

This is Barbara

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Myself and Paula, “The Pirate Hostess with the Mostess”

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Barbara and Arsen

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Lillian and Me

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A bit of decor’

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My at the beginning of the night

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I know these are a bit wonkie but hey, it was a fun night!!

Until Then,

Wende

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Well here we are, the best season of all is upon us, FALL oh how I have missed you. I mean it is still in the 90’s here in my home town, but I am still decorated and ready for bonfire nights. How about you?

I know that I said I have a ton to tell you from my time away so here we go.  “Takes deep breath”, My Mom was diagnosed with Breast cancer last October.  She had a few surgeries to remove the affected areas, went through radiation and is now hoping to keep a clean bill of health.  She is one tough Lady!  I was so proud of her through this entire journey and I am so glad that she is doing well.  One day at a time is how we live these days and it is good.

Second, at the ripe age of 43, my Husband finally decided what he wanted to be when he grew up… He went and signed up for the Mobile Police Academy! He went through the interview, polygraph, physical fitness test and they chose him to be one of the Recruits.  He was the oldest guy in class!  I tell you what I have never been more amazed at the dedication he has shown through the 3 months of training these guys endured.  He came home black and blue, limping, bloody and so sore that he could hardly walk, but he never complained. He studied hard every night, took long hot showers, slathered on sore muscle cream and got up every day and did it all over again.  3 month came and went and on Jun 30, 2017 my husband was awarded his Badge and he graduated the Academy.  I am so proud to say that he is now Officer Stephen Scroggins.  It was one of the most amazing things that I have been a part of, seeing all of the guys stand and take the oath to Protect and Serve their communities.

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Now I am a Police Wife and I LOVE it.  I can not sit here and say that it isn’t nerve-racking at times because it most certainly is.  I worry every time he leaves for Duty, but I know that he is out doing what he loves.

One perk is that i get to go to the FBI Gun Range with him!! I always love his off Saturdays.

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So now you know what I have been doing for the several months I was away.   I am going to start my October Movie of the week posts this week, so keep in touch!

Until Then,

Wende

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Thanks Giving greetings,

Sorry that I have been MIA this month but things have been Not so Good around my house.  My eldest (14 year old) Fur Baby “Ennis” took a turn for the worse, health wise.   He had a stroke about a 8 months ago and we found out that he has Cushing’s disease. These things have pretty much made him very weak and his muscles are just deteriorating.  We have to carry him in and out of the house and also to eat or drink water.  He did not even have the strength to shift positions when he was lying in his bed.  His eye sight was quickly failing, his hearing the same.   Just this past Sunday he began to not eat and his water intake was very minimal.  We knew that his time with us was limited. We had a decision to make no matter how hard it would be.

On Wednesday November 23, 2016 I said good bye to my best friend, soul mate, kindred spirit, Familiar.  My heart is shattered and my spirit burns less bright with him gone.

14 years ago this handsome boy chose me to be his human and my life has been better because of it.

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The day he found me

Each day is hard. I miss him so much but I know that he is happy and free running the fields with his 2 sisters.  No pain, no worries just happy and free.

Until we meet again,

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The day I let him go.

Wende

 

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