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Ronee' Reaux writes about school, friends, church, the flu, family life, and other doings in her world.

Saturday,  October 24, 2009,  Nashville, TN., 3:24 a.m. D.S.T. (can't sleep *YAWN!!*)~

Dear Journal~

A very sleepy Ronee' Reaux writing.  Sorry for being up so danged early; I woke up 'cause I had to use the restroom, and I can't seem to fall back to sleep, sooooo....

Oh, well.  I can try to go back to sleep once I'm through writing in here; don't have any homework, and also no school; can sleep 'til noon (or later) if I so choose.  Saturday's my "sleepin' in" day.  :)

I am completely over my bout of the regular flu.  Feel like myself again, or would if I didn't have this annoying leftover cough (plus it doesn't help that I have allergies already!!).  I've been sucking on cough drops so much it's a wonder I don't turn into a giant piece of Luden's cough drop!  LOLOLOLOL  I'm just glad I'm out of that darned ol' hospital; I didn't get any rest there!

Those darned nurses kept waking me up for a pill or vital signs; if that was bad enough, the stupid lab techs kept wanting to play vampire with me and take my blood!  I was not amused!!  Whoever said you get rest in a hospital lied; they obviously haven't been a patient!!

I could write a book about life in a hospital; believe me, I have plenty of experience in that department!!

I am happy to say that those who were sick at the same time I was have recovered.  Arjun and Barbara are out of the hospital, as are Janica and Rani.  (They had the piggy flu; meanwhile, Benjamin, Abrahiam, Camey, and myself all had the regular "seasonal" flu, which was bad enough!)  There's no sickies in the bunch as I write this; I pray this continues!!

School is going well:  have had tons of homework, but I get my assignments done as best as I possibly can.  Some have been killers, but with the Lord's help,  I get through 'em, no problem!  :)  We are starting to practice for the Christmas program our choir is putting on; it's a lot of fun!!

Speaking of practice/choir, our church choir is practicing for the church's annual Christmas Cantata.  So I have plenty of Christmas music to work on, so to make sure I know my parts when we sing!!  (I'm a first soprano.  I sing *HIGH*!!!!  LOL)

There have been a lot of kids out with the piggy/regular flu, not to mention, other ailments (food poisoning, asthma attacks, pneumonia, the common cold, etc.), not just at school, but at church.  A few Sundays ago, just after I'd gotten out of the hospital, I'd gone to church, and there were only about 1,000 people there, half the normal crowd.  The flu hit 'em like a ton of bricks.  It was awful!!

Our Fall Harvest Festival is next week (Saturday, a week from now, on Hallowe'en night); we are anticipating big crowds, wonderful entertainment by the Kevin Spencer Family, the MacGruders, and others, plus tons of candy, soft drinks, hot dogs, etc., hayrides, games/contests for one and all, and over 100,000 people over the course of two days.  It's going to be wild, is all I can say!!  I just pray the weather holds; we don't need our festival rained out:  so much planning went behind it!!

I will be singing there, as will my family.  I am looking forward to it!!  :)

On the 11th of November, which is in a few weeks, our church will be feeding the Veterans who serve(d) our nation; we are doing this to honor them, show them we care and to thank them.  It's always a popular draw, and it's a great way to meet people who fought for my freedoms.  Some of the stories they tell are quite interesting; I know my grandpere' has told me some stories about when he was in the military (he was in the Army-Air Corp).  (He was in for two years before he got kicked out on account of "flat feet".  :) )

The Golden Corral (as well as Appleby's and various other locations) are getting on the "Feed-The-Veterans" bandwagon.  We plan on taking grandpere' to Golden Corral, so he can get his free meal.  I am sure Roberto Sormiento, our friend, will be there, too, along with his wife, M'Buti, and their herd.  :)  (Who can resist free food??  LOL Especially when you're a Veteran??  :) )

I haven't seen them in a long time.  I hope they are doing okay; I pray none of them have gotten the piggy flu or any other ailments!

Maman and daddy have been working their heads off (maman more than daddy).  Daddy works anywhere from eight to ten hours a day, sometimes even on weekends; meanwhile, maman works 80+ hours at the hospital easily.  Sometimes I don't see much of maman; when I do she's usually in bed or just waking up.  LOL  At times it's as if they're two ships that pass in the night!  LOL

Speaking of family, Lightning, Dwerlina, Steffi (and Tank), Tanya, Melizza, Dianna, and Richard are coming home to spend Thanksgiving with us (they'll also come home for Christmas).  It will be so good to see them; I miss them all so much when they're not here, especially the ones who live out of state (Lightning and her family, Dwerlina and her family,  Steffi, and Richard)!  Anh and his wife-to-be, Thu, will be coming as well.  (They live in Oklahoma; the others live in Texas, Colorado, Utah, and Louisiana.)

Johnny's brother Erick will be stopping in as well from New York City, New York.  He usually comes for Turkey Day; he has done so for the past several years, especially since Johnny's health went sour.  Guess he figures he doesn't have much time left, so he wants to spend as much time with his little brother as possible.  Don't blame him one bit!

My best friend, Nicole, has the swine flu:  her mother called to tell me about it the other day.  She isn't in the hospital, but she is still pretty sick.  I will have to say some serious prayers for her, so she can lick this thing.  Seems that I know too many people who have had this, including members of my own family; it's hit too close for my liking!!  I'm just glad I "got shot" with the swine flu vaccine; if I DO get it, I'll get a milder case.  I'll still probably feel like ca-ca, but it's better than getting the full blown effects of the durn flu!!

For Hallowe'en, my boyfriend, Michael Stinkowitz ("Stinko"), wants to take me to see the movie "Saw", which is a gross, slice-em-up, bloodfest of a movie.  I keep telling him no; I don't do horror movies, especially if there's lots of blood-and-yuck in them.  The sight of blood still makes me queasy; does he want me to puke all over him??  I tell you sometimes he doesn't have the brains that God gave him!! 

If he takes me to see "Saw",  I just might disown him or carve HIM to pieces!  (Not really, but I WILL be plenty sore at him!!)

Oh!  Guess what!!  Kaitlyn Maher will be starring in her first movie, "Santa Buddies", which is due for release next year by Walt Disney.  And she will have her first album coming out this coming month (November)!  I plan on buying it; I just love that girl so much!  She's sooo sweet; I met her back in July, and I was impressed by now nice she is!  (I got her autograph and got my piccy made with her.  Also met David Militello, who was just as sweet; he's adorable, and if I were younger, I'd chase him and claim him as my boyfriend!  :) ) 

I wonder if David Militello has an album coming out; he should!  He's just as talented as Kaitlyn is!!  :)

I know David Militello has been in a few movies, as well as in a few commercials; his career, like Kaitlyn's, has taken off like wildfire!  There's two potential future superstars; they are both going to be big in whatever they do in life!!  I wish them nothing but the best of what life has to offer, plus God's blessings upon their lives and the lives of their families!

Well, I'm gettin' stupid (sleepy), so I am going to put this thing to bed and sleep in until 2 or even later, if that is the case.  LOL  I will write in here again another day; until then, this is the Ronster-Monster signing off!  Take care, and may God bless you always 'cause He still continues to bless me tenfold!  (Pray this continues! :) )  Love y'all so much!  Bye, and goodnight!  LOL

(((HUGS))) As always, your friend in Tennessee, Ronee' Le-Anne Reaux.  :D 

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Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 10/24/2009
Ronee is still a spitfire, gotta love her
In Christs Love
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 10/24/2009
so many tid bits to share...enjoyed!!!
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 10/24/2009
Geez, I remember when I could sleep till 2. It made my dad really cranky too. Patrick
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 10/24/2009
great graphics and another great story to your site, cheers
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 10/24/2009
Horror movies give me the shivers, too!
Reviewed by kg cummings 10/24/2009
always good to hear from an old friend!
Smiles and hugs from Florida. Kathy
Reviewed by Cindy Tuttle 10/24/2009
This is another very well written story Karen.I think it's great she is so active in church. Nice job!

With Love,
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 10/24/2009
Good old horror movies were OK, nowadays they are so full of special effects that they are incredible and instead of give shivers they keep making us laugh at their insanity!


Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 10/24/2009
I'm with Ronee: I don't "do" horror movies, either. Except the old Vincent Price classics: they messed with your mind. Didn't need all the blood and gore to get scared out of your wits. Besides, Vincent's voice was enough to give me the creeps!!!! Glad Ronee is all over the 'flu'flu. =] Well done, Karen.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 10/24/2009
Great update, Karen. A bit of humor mixed with serious thoughts, too. Well done my friend. God bless.

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