As you know from my recent post RIP True Friend, I’ve been going through a lot lately. To say the least I’m completely and utterly drained mentally and emotionally. Thursday was the viewing and yesterday was the funeral of a dear, departed friend who might as well have been family and during it something occurred to me. It amazed me at how many people one can touch throughout a lifetime. Continue reading →
Posted on March 31, 2012
Today I learned that my mother’s best friend and someone who was a part of our family passed way just yesterday. I must admit that I was devastated and could not even imagine what my mother was going through. This friend had a lot of health problems, but her death came as a complete shock. We had just been talking about her yesterday, about how she was such a good friend and the person I often compare my own friends to. She was the type of person who would drop absolutely everything for you without a second thought. I’ve known her for my entire life, since I was born, and it’s hard to think that she’s gone. Even typing this is making be teary-eyed, but I want to write this post for her because she was a TRUE FRIEND and I believe that everyone can learn how to be a good friend by following by her example. Continue reading →
Posted on March 26, 2012
Hello Again Readers!
Are you getting tired of me and my announcements yet? I didn’t think so! It’s because my announcements usually contain some fun updates that I’ve made to Familial Ramblings, right? Either way, I’m here to announce that I’m making some changes to the subscription option. I’ve moved from Feedburner to MailChimp*, which allows me to customize the e-mails that you receive whenever I make a new post. This system has a lot more features than what I had to work with previously and I’m excited to see what this thing can really do!
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Posted on March 25, 2012
There’s been a lot of talk in the news as of late pertaining to school shootings, which is certainly a scary thing to hear about—especially if you’re in school like me or if you have a child that is in school—because you never know if it’s going to happen to you. I’ve been thinking about writing about the topic of bullying and the many aspects of it for quite some time, but it’s not an easy topic to discuss; however, it is a topic that I feel needs to be addressed and acknowledged whether you’re a parent, student, worker, family member, or what have you that has been reading my blog. There isn’t going to be a single article about all aspects of the topic, but rather it will be a series of articles spread throughout the next few weeks or maybe even months depending on what information comes up. I wanted to start this series off with looking at warning signs that someone you know may be being bullied. Continue reading →
Posted on March 23, 2012
I know what you’re thinking, “Where did all of my comments go?” Well, FEAR NOT! I’ve recently installed a new commenting system to make it easier for people to leave comments. The program is called DISQUS, which allows you to leave me awesome comments easier by utilizing your Facebook, Twitter, Google and more. I’m currently in the process of uploading the comments onto this new system which can take up to 24 hours so your comments are not lost. I’m still working on configuring everything and testing different settings so please just bear with me. I hope you enjoy the new system and I hope that it makes it easier for all of you to leave comments!
All comments have officially been restored!
Posted on March 21, 2012