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In an effort to launch something in a very short timeframe, after three months of coding in off hours for stints of a few minutes at a time, I used a framework to get *something* out. This is not code I would use for a client. Ever.
In fact, if you could see my face right now, you'd realize this is a little more than painful.
But, as sometimes has to happen with personal projects, the non-paying personal site takes a backseat to quality and gets dressed in handmedown code. Thanks to VMcore for the free ride here.
It’s true. and as long as they don’t take away our internet we are going to be okay.
You know, it’s amazing how much our female predecessors inspire us. When I read this post, I thought of my own grandmother and mother, and how much those words mean for them and to me.
My grandma is going in to be tested tomorrow, and there’s a chance she may have cancer, so I guess I’m really feeling this way right now.
After we cry for a little while.
This is so true.
What a great thought! We are strong…we will get through and come out on the other side…laughing, so I hope!!
Hang in there! I’m right there with you barely hanging on!!
She’s right, you know.
Hey, bizarro question - Don’t suppose you know where your grandma was living at the time or where the Rainier Lumber Mill was located? Just asking, because my grandpa’s uncle had a sawmill that he and Grandma met at, and my grandpa later had his own sawmill just down the street from their house. Tough times back then - Grandma raised 4 boys while all living in a modified chicken coop.
Just hang in there, Leslie. I think you’re much braver than you give yourself credit for.
You know, L, 4 years ago I would have NEVER called myself a strong woman. I never dreamed I had it in my to survive and come back from a stroke and then get my family through my baby girl’s cancer. I’m not saying I did it right or that I even did it well…but we got through it. And there’s nothing that you can’t dig deep and find the strength to do. It’s there, trust yourself.
Beautiful post. Thank you for sharing that. Hmmm… influential Wonderful, Mrs. F…
Sticking together & rocking on thru life is what its all about babe.
What an awesome story!.
oh how i loves you, lady.
How amazing that you have your Grandmother’s memoirs to go back to. I think we could all learn quite a bit from them!
Dawn’s comment cracks me UP!
This is a great post. I’ve been stressed and trying to be “solid” for my guy (despite some hormonal “issues” that make me want to cry / scream / sob / hit - just depends on the hour).
My husband is a financial planner. Nuf said? Needless to say he is stressed, about us clearly but also about his clients who are terrified. As I listen to him and watch as he alters our planning, I get scared. He’s not optimistic, to put it gently.
Good thing I trust him so completely. My post that is up right now is a scary one about the economy and I’ve been thinking all day what else to write to get it off the front page, but I’m still sitting here…
I often times think about the crapload of stuff my grandmother (and mother) had to deal with and that alone is reason enough to pretty much stop all my whining.
Then, I’m like…they raised me and holy crap, and they had no internets…and I’m like, phew, glad I’m not them
Ugh, the times they are tough. Having been through my own tough times in the past I am proud to say I made it through. And maybe now is an equally tough time, but perhaps I am stronger so I am weathering the storm better than I have in the past. I also love looking back at the tough times and paying tribute to the people who helped me through them. My tribe. It changes a bit over time, but there is always a tribe, and I truly believe they are there for a reason. We need them to help us through the tough times and they also need us. We are not ships alone at sea. This is what our tribes remind us.
Wow, great post. I love how you mix the past with the present; love the retelling of your family’s story and a glimpse back in time.
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