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Feb. 2nd, 2008 01:01 pm A great time

So I had a great time last night. It was Friday night and I was ready for something besides WORK. Sarah and I went out to eat together, just her and me and it was really nice to have her all to my self. We visited and ate, then we went for a stroll thru the streets of Gresham, it was a bit nippy out but it was invigorating to walk after having ate at Bocelli's 

There isn't much snow here,  You can barely see white at the roots of the grass otherwise nothing. It was snowing but I think there was rain mixed in. Now it's after 1pm and the snow has stopped. 


So don't forget to set aside Feb 2nd - Sarah - for the Lunch at The Sister's Luncheon in the Gorge. You might want to bring a couple dollars to buy a Raffle ticket or two.

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Nov. 17th, 2007 02:26 pm food pantry

So I've been busy the last couple of days working at the St V. Pantry at St Henry.    Thursday I went in the afternoon to repack various stuff, frozen chicken patties,  chicken fritters, tea bags coffee and filters.  Pizza  meat topping. Then That night I went back and we repacked a 100 pound sack of rice into 52 smaller more easily distributed rice into zip locks.Then Saturday ( today)   I help at  at the Pantry during a session. My job was corordinating the back door , making sure all the order went out to the right person.  It was great fun.  then toward the end a guy brought in a car load of can goods from his daughters school  food drive.  So that needed to get put out on the shelf. 

It's hard to explain but I really enjoy doing all that stuff. It's really fun and I enjoy talking to the clients and helping  them load thir cars. But I must say for being poor every one of them has a up to date car or van.  Well who knows someone could have driven them. 

Well off to finish my day .  Have a good one! 

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Nov. 10th, 2007 07:38 am Crafts

Crafts can be a wonderful thing.  I enjoy my bead work and a get really excited when I get to go to places like shipwreck beads.  Right now I'm all excited because I am starting a new way of doing things. Insrtead of making my necklaces on beading thread I'm going to start using wire.  Looks better!!    Off to the bead store. 

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Nov. 1st, 2007 11:18 pm

Ok so I met with Fr.  today on the homeless issue and was impressed by his thoughtfulness and concern. He has a way of putting you at ease and there is a overwhelming sense of calmness. We exchanged some pleasantries and then I told him about what I had heard and he noted that It was only partially true. He continued to explain the reasons why they did what they did.  I guess in fact they only told a few of the men to leave. One being a man who had a lot of stuff, which he piled up in the corner of the Church property.  The city had said that if the Church did not get rid of the pile of "trash" that they would be fined $400 dollars. Other men that were asked to leave were connected to a van which parked in the corner and teens were seen getting beer etc from the man in the van. Also they had some evidence that there was prostitution taking place in the Van.  So since there was illegal activity going on connected with the van they were asked to leave and asked to "park" the van at Walmart where they have a policy that cars, vans, campers etc could camp.on the property.  On the other hand they allowed some men to sleep in the carport area. which is under cover, and well lit.  these men had been there for awhile and were not asked to leave.

I think he was open to the idea of doing something else for the homeless like a holiday meal or Saturday meal sponsored by the church, St V or the Knights. I'll have to see where I can take this. How much time can I commit and how much help can I receive from others. Maybe I should approach the Girl Scouts to help? 

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Oct. 30th, 2007 10:48 pm Homelessness in Gresham

I'm really angry and upset right now.  Of late I have taken an interest to the Homeless issue in Gresham.  I come to know one or two homeless men and feel for their plight.  John has taken to sleeping in the bushes that border the back corner of the Church property.  He stays there only during the times when no one is around. Now I find out that MY Church has made the decision to tell all the homeless that they can not stay on the property.  It all just seems so hypocritical  to me. I've become a little bit of a rebel, especially for social justice and Homeless has always been a big concern for me.  It just doesn't seem right to me to make these people leave when we as Christians should be reaching out to help the poor and the homeless. Treating the least of our brothers as Christ himself. I'm so angry about this and even though I am only one person, a rather timid one at that, I'm going to speak out .  I don't think I can just let this go with out any objection.   How could I call myself a Christian if I don't somehow speak out against injustice and speak up for those who can't . I don't know how well I will do, but I have to at least find out the reason why and stand up for what I believe.   Next step Talk to Fr R and Fr W

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Sep. 24th, 2007 10:48 pm life

Today one of our Doctors at work had to tell someone that they were dying. He was a new pt and had not been feeling well for about four weeks when he made his first appointment with us. There has been a flurry of activity with car for about a week. When the lab work and scans came back the news wasn't good.  He has cancer spread through out his poor body. I guess it was mostly in his liver but had also moved to his lungs.

How sad it is to hear news like that.  He was a single man. But his sister and brother in law had came with him to the appointment and although they were not with him when Dr talked to him, at least they were there to be with him later.  The Medical assistant said he was wiping away a tear from the corner of his eye when she came to take a blood sample.

The despair he must of felt to learn that you would be around much longer. Dr says he might not make it through the week. 

I'm glad I'm alive and thankful that I am healthy enough to enjoy life.







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Sep. 22nd, 2007 06:50 pm Feeling good

I was feeling pretty good the other day as One of the Doctors at work congratulated me on how good I was doing. Not only on my weight but also on my work at the office!!   Wow I was shocked !  I t was great to hear a compliment about work and from the Doctor no less!  He mentioned something about not being able to run the office without me, or how I run the office. Again Wow !  It made me feel much more secure there.

  Things seem to be on a very good even keel except when I have to deal with stress over Mary. It seems hard for us to just get along. She can be very hostile and I guess it's hard for me to keep silent about her behavior and choices she has made.  One good thing for us, she's been away from Josh, since she can't see him.  She's Mellowed and spends more time with family. A little piece of the OLD Mary have been showing!!!   Then she's been looking for a job, but hasn't had many bites yet.  But she's looking of her own free will. Which is good ! 

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Sep. 12th, 2007 07:10 pm

just a busy work day today. Nothing much else going on. Yet anyway.  Felt pretty good today , I must have selpt well.  I did get a chance to go for a walk at lunch time.  

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Sep. 10th, 2007 11:11 pm

I saw homeless JD today, he came into work to see Doc.  I left for lunch about the same time he did and walked with him and Eileen down town. He left us and went on over to the AM PM to get something and Eileen and I walked back to the office together. She's been busy visiting the homeless at the Gresham Park. But I think she's a little concerned about her safety.  The Homeless guys down there aren't necessarily the problem it's other people that might be hanging out there. She's an amazing person.  I wish I was more like her. Her and one of the guys wants to start a feed the homeless thing on Saturdays, as that is the day there doesn't seem to be anyone else feeding them. 

I like Homeless JD and worry about how he's doing. I hadn't seen him for at least a couple of weeks and was getting concerned.  Looks like he started drinking again and was in the hospital for at least a day.  At least now I know he's alright. Well sort of. I wish there was something substantial that I could do to help his situation. For now all I can do is pray and let him know someone cares about him.

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Sep. 9th, 2007 03:04 pm Church stuff

        I've had a few good days.  Friday Night I help out at the pantry, repackaging the mozerella  cheese. Saturday I went to 8am Mass and saw Mary Ann and Clara from faith and friends there.  It's always nice to see people you are friends with at Mass.  Then afterwards I  went over to the Pantry to see if there was anything helpful I could do. They thought they might be short handed and so I stayed and helped a little until all the members arrived.  It was good to see  how they did things and to get a chance to see Clare do her thing.  Before it started Clara and I walked over to Saturday Market it was a fun little walk and visit.  Sunday after Mass it was information weekend.  I went over and picked up a bunch of pamphlets asked a few questions and then helped Ann with restocking shelves, another fun thing I have never done, it was great.  Best of all was the chance to see and talked to some other church friends. Saw Del and Debbie we had a nice chat. Saw Connie and Doty and others.

Feeling good

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