Tuesday, February 26, 2008

It Never Rains, But It Pours!

Have you ever wondered what the definition of the word QUESTION is, well here you go:

ques·tion [ kwéschən ]

noun (plural ques·tions)


1. written or spoken INQUIRY: a request for information or for a reply, which usually ends with a question mark if written or on a rising intonation if spoken
Does anyone have any questions?

2. DOUBT: a doubt or uncertainty about somebody or something

3. ISSUE: a matter that is the subject of discussion, debate, or negotiation

Encarta® World English Dictionary

So because of Inquiry, Doubt & Issues; I am so deep in paperwork right now!!

I am freaking out!

The paperwork is smothering me and I can’t breathe … thoughts are rushing around in my head … bad, awful and worse! I am in stress mode...

Something I was hoping would not happen ... has!

I will update as soon as I can.

Please keep us in your prayers for the next few days.

This too shall pass ... sooner than later I hope!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

"You Must Not Quit"

A bit of encouragement for my blogging "sisters" when the wait is getting you down ...

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I know I haven't been commenting on any blogs much lately, I just seem to be crazy busy at work and life in general. Hopefully I will be able to get back into the swing of things and catch up with all of you.

Thanks to all of my faithful commenters, I really enjoy reading all of your feedback!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Sad Update

It breaks my heart to type this post...

“Police confirmed Thursday a body found on the outskirts of Bridgewater last weekend was that of 12-year-old Karissa Boudreau. Investigators said she was murdered.” - The Chronicle Herald

This is very poignant news for our small town. It has left many people shocked, scared, and saddened, to say the least. So many people in the community and beyond have been rallying together searching for this little girl. A temporary memorial has been set up by the location where her body was found. People have been bringing teddy bears, flowers, baloons and notes for the last few days.

Two people were arrested but have since been released. As of right now, they say it may take months before police are able to lay charges. Here is the link for anyone that is interested in following this story.

For anyone that would like to go light a virtual candle in her memory.
Click here to light a candle for Karissa

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Heart Day!!

I hope all my bloggy friends had a romantic day with their sweeties.


No words could ever tell you,
No action could express
The way I feel about you,
With you, my life is blessed.

You're the light in my tunnel.
You are my pot of gold.
You are the strength that gets me through
When despair has taken hold.

You're my once in a lifetime.
You make my life complete.
You are my blue ribbon
In the shadow of defeat.

There's nothing I could ever say,
And nothing I could do
To let you know just how much
Love is in my heart for you.


I love spending time together! Thank you for all you do!

I love you Larry, Happy Valentine's Day! xoxo

Monday, February 11, 2008

TAG, I'm It!!

I was tagged by Fliss to list 7 random things that many of you out in blogland may not know about me. The rules are to link the person who sent this to you and leave a comment on their blog so their readers can visit yours. Post the rules on your blog. Share 7 facts about yourself. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post, linking their blog. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1. My friend (Sharon) and I went to the Rosie O'Donnell Show and Sharon did the introductions at the beginning of the show. Jane Seymour and Jackie Chan were Rosie’s guests the day we were there.

2. I have stinky feet everyday after work.

3. I love to do Sudoku puzzles.

4. I had braces for 2 years when I was younger.

5. I hate onions, mushrooms and peppers.

6. I an allergic to cats but I have 2. They are my fur-babies. I can handle some sneezing and itchy eyes.

7. I am NOT a morning person!

I now tag:
Dawn *Password Protected*
(I know not everyone will be able to see Dawn's answers but I really wanted to include her in this fun!)

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Saturday's ROCK!!

at the Saturday Morning Chat!
Hosted by "The Seventh Diamond"

What a great morning. I have been relaxing for the last little while and chatting with some fellow bloggers at the Saturday Morning Chat. If you would like to join us some Saturday just click on the graphic below and it will take you to The Seventh Diamond.

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I look forward to checking in there on Saturday mornings whenever I can.


Is anyone else having problems with Blog*rolling? I have lost all my links on my sidebar!! And when I go directly to the site all I get is an ERROR!! I need them back!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Still Missing

Since I posted on Sunday there has been no new news of 12-year-old Karissa who went missing 11 days ago. An aerial search of the local area Monday turned up no sign of her. RCMP divers that did an underwater search found no trace of Karissa yesterday after the second day of searching the river behind where she went missing.

Here is the link to a local paper with the story: The Daily News

Child Find Nova Scotia is looking for volunteers to distribute posters. If you would like to print and distribute posters in your area here is the link: Child Find Poster

Karissa, we are praying for you!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Secret Pal Thanks!

Our secret pal gift arrived on Thursday but our group always picks one day to open our gifts together, so I had to wait until Saturday. One minute after midnight on Friday, I was ripping open our box!! How exciting to see that everything was wrapped so pretty with ribbon and what looked like homemade paper. What a very crafty secret pal we have! There was even a handmade card!

We received a beautiful Precious Moments picture frame that I absolutely adore. Obviously my secret pal is very observant because I collect Precious Moments. We also received the year of the rat stamp, a fun book called “Where Do Kisses Come From?” and a beautiful Sarah’s Angels nightlight. Larry also received his own special gift, a Montreal Canadian’s key chain!

Here is a picture of all the wonderful presents we received. (Before and after they were opened.)

Look at all those stamps!

Thank you, thank you secret pal!! Everything was so special!!

Secret Pal, You ROCK!!

Oh, and just for the record … January 29th was our 13 month LID.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Missing Girl

It has been one week since a local 12-year-old girl, Karissa Boudreau, has gone missing. I would like to share with you her picture and some of the stories from the news. The outpouring from the surrounding communities and beyond has been amazing. Karissa has been missing long enough now that the possibilities of her whereabouts is unlimited.

Source - Nova Scotia Chronicle Herald
BRIDGEWATER — Bridgewater police say there have been reported sightings of Karissa Boudreau, but they have not been able to confirm anyone saw the missing 12-year-old Bridgewater girl.
“We have not been able to conclusively say it was her,” said Sgt. John Collyer, acting deputy police chief. He said police agencies across Canada and the United States, and now Interpol, are aware of Karissa’s case.
Karissa’s mother, Penny Boudreau, made a brief, deeply emotional plea through the media Friday morning.
“I’m just here to reach out to my daughter,” she said, weeping. “Karissa, you have lots of people who love you and want you home.”
Ms. Boudreau begged anyone with any information to come forward and tell the police. She also thanked her employer, The Atlantic Superstore, for its support and thanked the community as a whole.
“Nothing can be done to make things better, but it’s comforting to have the support.”
Police said they have no reason to believe Karissa has been the victim of foul play, but they do not have video evidence backing up her mother’s story that her daughter got out of her car while she ran into Sobeys for about 15 minutes at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
“We have not been able to confirm Karissa was in the car. . . . It’s of concern to us. We are exploring that,” though police do have Ms. Boudreau on video going into the grocery store at that time, Sgt. Collyer said.
Nearly three hours passed before Ms. Boudreau reported her daughter missing to police, but Sgt. Collyer said Ms. Boudreau told police that’s because she first searched for her daughter on her own, driving around and checking to see if she had returned home.
No family members have been asked to take a lie detector test, and Sgt. Collyer said they have all been forthcoming with investigators.
“The family has been very co-operative with us in anything we’ve asked. We have no reason at this point to disbelieve what mom has told us.”
Investigators have spoken with Ms. Boudreau, Karissa’s father, Paul Boudreau, and Ms. Boudreau’s boyfriend, Vernon MacCumber.
“We have no reason to believe anybody’s not telling us the truth.”
He said, “This has been a criminal investigation almost from Day 1,” which is police practice. “We do not have any evidence to point to anything criminal at this point and, believe me, we’ve explored that.”
Police have also spoken with Karissa’s classmates at Bridgewater Elementary School and with some of their parents, as well as friends from Shelburne, where the girl lived until September.
“We’ve been reaching out to anybody we think had any contact with Karissa.”
Calls continue to come in from people offering to help, with one coming from as far afield as Texas, but Sgt. Collyer said the number of tips coming in has dwindled and with it, the department’s options.
“All we can do is to continue to ask the general public to try to assist us,” as investigators continue to follow up on every tip and potential lead.
Two Bridgewater police officers went up in a Natural Resources Department helicopter Thursday morning but uncovered no clues. Sgt. Collyer said the ice had cleared from the river behind the Bridgewater Mall, and some snow had cleared in the woods, so officers got a good view of things from the air.
The chopper also flew about 40 kilometres both east and west along Highway 103 because there had been reported sightings of somebody hitchhiking in the rain Sunday night.
Town police met with a member of the RCMP’s underwater recovery team shortly after Karissa disappeared, and while there were a couple of spots where she could have gone into the water, the diver said it would have been very difficult for her to have gone under the ice, “so from our point of view it was not likely she went into the river,” Sgt. Collyer said.
Karissa was wearing just a black hoodie with pink Crocs on her feet when she disappeared. Sgt. Collyer said she had no cellphone, no purse, and just $2 on her.
“We don’t know if this is an abduction. We don’t know if this is Karissa running away. We just don’t know.”
By BEVERLEY WARE South Shore Bureau

Globe And Mail Online Report

Penny Boudreau's Emotional Plea For The Return Of Her Daughter - Feb. 01/08

CTV Online

CBC Online


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(there are many other groups for Karissa as well on Facebook.)

Please help spread the word about this family's situation and pray for Karissa's safe return. My heart goes out to this family durring this very difficult and trying time. May God watch over Karissa and all of her family.

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