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Arwen's daughter
Half-elven


Jun 6 2008, 4:46pm

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weaver
Half-elven

Jun 6 2008, 4:47pm

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You're probably still reeling from this, but I have no doubt there's an opportunity lurking in there somewhere -- my husband would never have seriously considered baking professionally had he not been forcibly bumped off the benefit-laden financial career path he had been on. It's been a roller coaster but much good has come of this, even if the dollars aren't "quite" there yet.

I've been self-employed for 20 years -- and middle-aged folks are very marketable in that category -- as you have experience, etc. For the past five years or so, I've done this kind of with my husband and it's been good for clients and us as a couple.

From what I can tell, you two work well together, and I think the technical discussions you led say to me that there's a thread there for you to follow, in terms of work, if you want to consider that - I'd be glad to be a sounding board if you want to talk about getting started in independent contracting work, so PM me if that would help you!

**Two large glasses and a bottle of miruver to go for you two -- gramma, put it on my tab!**

Weaver



Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Jun 6 2008, 4:47pm

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Nienna: those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope . . . All those who wait in Mandos cry to her, for she brings strength to the spirit and turns sorrow to wisdom." Valaquenta


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 4:48pm

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I am so sorry about your father. The idiots you work with don't know anything. You will "get over it" (whatever that means) when you do. Every person handles grief his or her own way. I am proud that you feel we understand and cherish you and your grief. You will be in our thoughts!


Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Jun 6 2008, 4:48pm

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We got a call yesterday that the wife of one of my husband's railroad buddies has died at the age of about sixty. They were both incredible hikers and rock climbers and skiers and mountain bikers. She had MG, I think, or some such degenerative disease. I saw her two months ago and she looked pretty good, but was lamenting not being able to hike, so I suppose the quick progress of the disease was a blessing for her. I didn't know her very well, but it's still kind of a shock. And a reminder to live life as fully as possible while we can. So I'll dedicate this afternoon's hike to her memory.

And I'll include a photo from last week's hike.

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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Jun 6 2008, 4:48pm

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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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Dreamdeer
Valinor


Jun 6 2008, 4:50pm

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Here's to a fine gentleman!

And don't let anyone pressure you--mourning can take anywhere from one to three years. To say you should be over it in a matter of weeks is ridiculous. You will have many happy moments intermixed with the grief, of course--by no means do I say that you'll be miserable the whole time! I'm just saying that you have every right to take your time in sorting it all out, adjusting to the fact that your father is not on the same plane of existence anymore.

My website http://www.dreamdeer.grailmedia.com offers fanfic, and message-boards regarding intentional community or faerie exploration.


deej
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 4:50pm

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I'm starting my celebrating early this weekend. [In reply to] Can't Post

Shuya and I will both be celebrating b-days this Sunday (20-something and 30-something, respectively), and what better way to kick things off than with a drink surrounded by TORn-sibs! I would love a nice cold Strongbow, gramma - the temps here are going to be in the mid-90's all weekend, with no relief in sight. I'm sure shuya would love something cold to drink as well, so i'll order for her, too. Wink

I'd also like to raise a glass to all you new folks; this place certainly has grown in the past couple of months! Cheers everyone, and I hope you all have a great weekend.


"...and back again."



Dreamdeer
Valinor


Jun 6 2008, 4:53pm

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So glad you were born, Daughter of Nienna! The gift of your description of your Hawaii morning is quite fragrant enough for a birthday present, in my book. (I can just smell those flowers blooming, scent wafted up on a moist ocean breeze!)

My website http://www.dreamdeer.grailmedia.com offers fanfic, and message-boards regarding intentional community or faerie exploration.


Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Jun 6 2008, 4:54pm

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What a wonderful tribute! [In reply to] Can't Post

It is wonderful to be able to eulogize someone while they still live. That happened, with one of my heroes, Jim Graham, who led folk dancing in our community for years. We had a 30th anniversary party for the folk dance group and people had many tributes for him. He was pretty feeble at that time with a brain tumor, and it was definitely a kind of memorial gathering, but we were glad he got to be there. And it also happened with the young woman Anne at our church when she announced that her illness was terminal. There was a reception for her that was like a memorial reception, but she got to be there.

I love your memories of your grandmother encouraging your writing. What a wonderful mentor. My sister and I think of our grandfather that way. He died before we were born, but his letters show a love of writing that we've always found inspirational.

*raises a glass* to your Grandma!

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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 4:55pm

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How fortunate you are to have had her in your life. [In reply to] Can't Post

She sounds like a wonderful, giving person. I think it is people like this in our lives who make us who we are. You and she will be in mine and OhioHobbit's thoughts. I hope you get to see her a lot from now on.


RosieLass
Valinor


Jun 6 2008, 4:55pm

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Yikes! [In reply to] Can't Post

Good luck to OhioHobbit finding new employment soon!

Who knows. Maybe this is his opportunity to find that dream job that he's always wanted to do.

Anyway, we're all rootin' for ya both!

Sad News. :(

With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed.

Larry LaPrise, the man who wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at the age of 83. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started.


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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 6 2008, 4:55pm

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Strongbow and a margarita for my lovely ladies!

And you'll have to share this! Cripes! Happy Birthday to you BOTH! :D



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Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Jun 6 2008, 4:56pm

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for you guys and for all of the employess. My prayers are with you all.




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Nienna: those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope . . . All those who wait in Mandos cry to her, for she brings strength to the spirit and turns sorrow to wisdom." Valaquenta


Rivendweller
Lorien


Jun 6 2008, 4:57pm

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I am so sorry to hear this [In reply to] Can't Post

This happened to me back in Oct. yet that does not help you and OH any.... Let's look upon this as a " one door closing and another opening so fast it hits you in the face " type thing.

Light a white candle and offer up a positive request for a new and better job than before. You might be pleasantly suprised !

Hugs to you and OH . Heart

There's something of everything here, The Shire and the Golden Wood and Gondor and kings' houses and inns and meadows and mountains all mixed.

....and there are Elves when you want them.
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Formerly A'amel from days gone by.


RosieLass
Valinor


Jun 6 2008, 4:59pm

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I wouldn't have thought "get over it" was an appropriate response after this short a time, even from the most unsympathetic of clods.

Here's to your Dad, long may his memory last!

Sad News. :(

With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed.

Larry LaPrise, the man who wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at the age of 83. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started.


http://mallika.vox.com/


RosieLass
Valinor


Jun 6 2008, 5:01pm

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HIPY PAPY BTHUTHDTH THUTHDY BTHUTHDY! [In reply to] Can't Post

Or something like that.

Have a great birthday!

Sad News. :(

With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed.

Larry LaPrise, the man who wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at the age of 83. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started.


http://mallika.vox.com/


Eventides
Tol Eressea

Jun 6 2008, 5:02pm

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I hope you have a great weekend! :)

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deej
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 5:02pm

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I am sorry to hear the bad news Alcarcalime - my thoughts and best wishes go out to you and OhioHobbit!


"...and back again."



Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 5:03pm

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Arwen's daughter. At least we don't have small children or a mortgage!


RosieLass
Valinor


Jun 6 2008, 5:03pm

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To Grandma! [In reply to] Can't Post

The only grandparent I knew passed away when I was in junior high school, so you're lucky to have had such a grand woman for so long. I hope her last days are comfortable.

Sad News. :(

With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed.

Larry LaPrise, the man who wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at the age of 83. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started.


http://mallika.vox.com/

(This post was edited by RosieLass on Jun 6 2008, 5:03pm)


Dreamdeer
Valinor


Jun 6 2008, 5:04pm

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My condolences for the death of your husband's hiking-buddy. May heaven open up for her as a vast and gorgeous vista, never running out of marvels just around the corner, never tiring her, may she spend eternity joyously exploring beyond the scope of our imaginations.

My website http://www.dreamdeer.grailmedia.com offers fanfic, and message-boards regarding intentional community or faerie exploration.


deej
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 5:04pm

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To paraphrase another Legolas quote, "Your friends are with you, Rivendweller."


"...and back again."



Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jun 6 2008, 5:05pm

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Yes, [In reply to] Can't Post

all we can do is soldier on. Thanks for the kind words.


dernwyn
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Jun 6 2008, 5:05pm

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Summertime! [In reply to] Can't Post

Got some hot cappucino there, gramma? It's a cold blustery rainy day here! But it's supposed to hit the 90's this weekend - gotta get the sunscreen ready.

Just popping by for a moment, it's a crazy day with end-of-year book returns going on at this library. Crazy There have been 8th-graders helping out, and at times it's been like Bilbo's kitchen with the Dwarves in charge, scooting with armloads all over the place - I love it, I keep thinking "carefully, carefully with the plates"! Laugh

And, yes - a toast to all our Newbies, may the hair on their toes never fall out! Smile


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915

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