Monday, October 13, 2008



My Saturday did not go as planned...which sometimes is a good thing. My sister called and invited us out to dinner--which was very nice--so in turn I invited them over on Sunday and we had the pulled Pork. So lets just say I did not get all the things done I had planned--but that is okay---I have all week, right?

When I got home Saturday night from dinner--I immediately checked Michelle's blog--and she had passed away--it made me so very sad---of course death is always sad because we are selfish and want our loved ones here with us. Michelle I only knew from her writings, but she had an effect on my life as I am sure she did on all of yours that visited her--what an amazing woman who will be missed from people all over the world. What is that saying, it takes a second to make a friend, but a whole life time to forget them---She will never be forgotten--what a brave person she was.

It was cold this morning--COLD--54 degrees--I love it!

A little tidbit about me---I was born in a little suburb out side Chicago---and until my mother fell Ill--We lived in Oak Park, Illinois----My Grandparents before moving out to California, lived in Addison, Illinois---so when I see visits on my feedjit from those parts of the country it makes me smile. I was 17 the last time I visited Illinois--and through the eyes of a child everything seemed so big and when I was older it seemed so small. I remember my great grandmother every weekend, taking me on the L train into downtown Chicago and we would go to the Palmer House for Fish and Chips--and then one weekend she took me to see the movie Grease at the Theatres...LOL--I was 7. When I was 17 and went back to visit I went to see Oprah and was in the audience--the show was titled, *Why Women Can't Make It In A Mans World*--at the time I wanted to meet Oprah--I wasn't concerned about the topic--but can you believe the camera put the camera on my face several time during the show and each time I had such a dumbfounded look on my face---LOL.

Have a wonderful Monday!


deezie said...

Oh Julieann I am so sorry about Michelle I did read her blog when you posted it a while back and was so sad after reading it. God bless her family right now

Sharon said...

I'm sorry about the news about your friend Michelle. I am not sure I know who she is. Can you please list her blog site, I would like to know if I have met her before.

I hope you have a great day!

xox Sharon

Mrs.Ruiz said...

Thats sad about Michelle, I started reading her posts when you mentioned it a while back. I never left a comment, I didnt know what to say to a woman who was already so full of wisdom. She touched many lives.

Anonymous said...

So sad about this lady. That is too funny about Oprah!

Opie said...

I've never left a comment before but i had to giggle after reading your chicago post..I live about 2 miles away from addison just to the west..and i've been to oak park numerous times..i do enjoy your blog..howdy from chicagoland :)

Julieann said...

Opie, thank you so much for leaving me a comment:) :::waiving to a Chicago sister::::::