Quit ya bitchin’!


We all have one of those days where everything seems to be going the opposite of how we want it.  So, we go Tweet or post a status on Facebook, hoping someone comments making our day better and venting a little to get out our frustrations.  On the other hand, for those of us who are trying to stay positive throughout the day and manage to see a whiny post…it comes to that point in time where we just think, “Really…shut up….”

For those readers who are up to date on my current health situation, you know I took this semester off to take care of my health issues, spending 2011 so far between doctors and traveling to and from Shands Children’s Hospital in Gainesville,FL.  I’ve come to realize as much as my life isn’t the most amusing right now, I certainly know I definitely have had it worse before and there are others out there who would be lucky to feel how I do at the moment.  A year ago, I had 2 tubes sticking out of my stomach to feed me.  So when I see a status like one of these…ugh.  The following statuses are some reasons why people get put on limited profile.

One of the comments said, “It gets better I promise, teenage years are the worst ever.  But then, the world is your oyster!”

Yea, worst Friday ever!  Ughhh…not like I spent my 21st birthday in the hospital getting surgery.

I’m so glad you could update us between your 5 seconds of breathing.  Thank you.

The above two statuses are from the same person… Maybe you should smoke off your frustrations instead of posting on Facebook.  (I am in no way condoning smoking…please don’t smoke!)

This user proceeded by posting her ER discharge summary which stated instructions to take “Tylenol”.  Maybe if you didn’t go to a hospital unless it was medically necessary, you would appreciate them a little more.

And my TOP “Quit ya bitchin’!” status documented so far is…

To those of you who may have seen your status on here and have been offended, all I have to say is… Quit ya bitchin’!  Oh, and thank you for your entertainment. 🙂

With Love,

Shira

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Snail Mail? What’s that?


Having a lot of free time, I decided I wanted to send Valentines cards out to my friends.  Although this isn’t something I’ve done since middle school, not only would it make me happy by bringing back old memories, but who wouldn’t smile when they see a cute little Valentines card from a good friend?  Other than those who are dealing with bad break ups, but hopefully they’ll at least appreciate my Valentines thoughts.

And as I was writing these letters I realized a few things.  First, I felt a overwelming sort of happiness from just telling a friend a story or reminiscing on an old memory.  It made me so incredibly happy writing an actual letter.  Secondly, my hands started hurting REAL bad!  So I took a break…hahah.  Third, the last time I wrote letters like this was in elementary school where we had to send our pen pals in other classes notes. 

Why can’t we bring this back?  As much as I love email, the web, Facebook, and the immediacy of the technology…the personal letter writing seems so much more meaningful.  I think about old stories of my Dad in the Army or my grandpa’s stories of war, and they always wrote letters.  We would sit by the mail box HOPING for a letter from my dad when he was deployed.  Now…I don’t check the mail because it’s going to be bills.  Well, except for the first of the month, when my disability check comes 😉

 Just something to ponder… 🙂

“Rachel’s Birthday Video with Hugh Jackman and John Kay”


I was watching Oprah last week when she was in Australia and she brought up this couple, Rachel and Kristian Anderson.  Their story touched my heart.  He’s been battling cancer and had to quit his job and now she supports him and the family.   One reason why Oprah heard about them was because of Kristian’s YouTube video love letter to his wife.  It is one of the most beautiful, touching, heartfelt videos I have ever seen.   May 2011 bring the Anderson family many blessings as they continue to fight the battle over liver and bowel cancer.

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