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CBS “The Early Show” is interested in profiling an engaged woman who is being treated for breast cancer.
 
The bride to be should is planning to get married within the year 2008-2009 and is willing to tell her personal story on camera. In addition, we would like to interview her fiancé, doctor and any family members who have supported her through this difficult time. We will send a camera crew to her location to shoot a taped interview.
 
On October 15th we plan to fly the bride to be and her fiancé to New York for an interview in our studio. If you are someone you know is interested in being profiled please send tell your story in a small paragraph, along with your  day/evening contact information to dm3@cbsnews.com a.s.ap.
 

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Gina,
How are you feeling these days?  From your words, you seem to be improving, slowly but surely.  It makes my heart feel like Springtime, butterflies, Bluebirds, songbirds, spring rains and wildflowers:  I pray for your happiness, health, and to live a long and magnificent life.
 
Looks like Autumn is beginning to arrange her party and choose the spectacular dazzling, colorful gown for the event.  So far, sheer Vicorian whites, blues, greens, pinks, pale yellows, and colorful pearls, chrystals, and silver beads for the Bride.  The Wedding party would wear cool layers of sepia, pale yellow, some cinnamon, and a soft flowy light green are flashing in the color scheme.  I adore this time of year; Indian Summer, the apples, Mums, Cider, the cooler temps, kids are back in school (meaning DH is back in school).  lol.

The Wedding Gown (bridesmaids, too); would be made of sheer, light, layers, organdy, colorful, simple beads scatterd to twinkle the changes of the gown; the various colors would flow in the windy sea breeze, light, and pick-up the sea-greens and turquoise, as well as the sand, earthtones, succulent flowers, and the shimmering waves rolling into the quiet wild; pink sandy beach.  Sailboats, Dolphins, Wild Horses, Seabirds, and the (where-ever, if this place exists) the scent of cinnamon, almond, lavender, rosemary, and the bouquet of wild Jasmine, heather, gardinias and dainty little pale seaside flowers and ferns would add to this most unusual wedding.

The music should be authentic, featuring romance, love, honor respect one another for a life-time, reflecting kindness, the seasons, and a trust like none-other when two people choose to make this final (yeah) committment to love one another forever.  The music should be the couple's favorite tunes and sounds, of course; as a "romantic fool", I would choose guitar, cello, flute, harp, violin, and a duet sung by singers who's voices sound like angels; they would also double as Rock Singers, performing at the reception on the Beach Party Romantic After the Wedding Party.
 
Our married lovers would silently sail away on a wooden boat to places unknown; with wild flowers and their seeds from the islands and fronds of gentle seaweed, gathered in wreathes to wish the lovers a long, successful and happy life; forever.  A final ancient Romantic Song, shell chimes, sung by all. sparklers and candles, and sip of champaign to bless the couple's good fortunre and safe travels.  This would be followed with a heartfelt poem, or words of committment written by the lovers, hopefully bringing happy hearts and tears to all the friends and family.  The "Farewell Party; Bon Voyage'"!
 
I could play with Romantic Weddings for years.  Funny; I got married in August, in the Forest, only 25 or 30 friends attended.  A good friend, also a musician, physician, and exception human being played the hammer dulcimier; a home-made embroidered off-white cotton dress, my hair was long, and the asters, queen ann's lace, and chicory blue flowers were braided into my hair;  DH wore a blue and white striped searsucker suit to match the Chicory Blue Flowers, White-Queen-Ann's Lace; He looked so handsome.

Why did he have to wear the BRIGHT RED TIE; as well as his bother and friends (grooms).  I have a "thing" about that color, exept perhaps for the star in the move "The Red Balloon".  I asked him to wear a blue or white tie; he was stubborn; and as always, no questions asked; he chose the BRIGHT RED TIe;  he is a teacher, so as life went on; I too, soon discovers "it's always his way; or no way.

The ole' Sailors' "weather prediction", Red Sky in the morning, Sailors take warning.  Red Sky at Night, Sailor's delight!   (I am picky about RED, and have always considered it an "unlucky omen").  Moments before DH placed the (I bought it for $20.00) gold wedding ring on my finger, a GIGANTIC Black Fly landed on my finger; and refused to fly away.  We were married by a minister who was a schoolteacher.  You'll never guess what his name is

I should have taken the warning.  My brides-kids were all of my nieces and nephews (15), my sisters, and best friend.  My husband had his bother, and two of his best friends.  The birds were singing; bugs biting, and we enjoyed the walk through the forest and ravines to get the heck out of there.  We collected wild Blackberrys, Raspberries and mint in the homemade baskets we made for the wildflower bouquets.  I made my own wedding invitations out of Abacus Paper, and pressed wild Chicory and QueenAnn's Lace.  They were more like a painting with some sparkles and watercolors; Silver Ink written on a separte rice paper insert; announcing that after dating for almost 8 years, we were going to have a charming little wedding in the woods, and anyone could come, if they didn't mind poison ivy, poison summac, and bugs.  It was supposed to be humerous and romantic; I read it now, I believe I must be psychic, after all.

My bouquet was plucked froma bountiful backyear of wildflowers, Wild Jurusulum, Thistle, little White and Pink Roses, Butterfly Weed, Jewel Weed, Buttercups, and tiny white flowers resembling ? buttercups, sassafras leaves, and Queen Ann's Lace and Chicory Blue Flowers.  A little bit of everything growing around Ohio in early August.  We had non-clcoholic and regular (our greatest expense) of Champaign with lemon, lime, peach punch frozen with watermelon balls, white grapejuice, and sparkeling water (sounds gross but it was excellent); my MIL and sisters baked Penoirs (sp) and little cakes with a white candle on each one.  It's sounds corny, but we had that too!  Everyone brought some food, and peaches were in season; and the salads were right out of my garden (Nasturtium, Radishes, Beans, every variety of lettuce; We served it Salad-bar style)  There were interesting macaroni salads, and my favorite was a Wild-Rice Salad, with apricots, raisins, sunflower seeds, celery, and pine nuts.  Pies, cakes, sherberts; It was a fun day (mostly because my family and friends were there, and we were alllll  LATE; Mosquitos and flies tried to wreck the day, but recpetion was our house, so it was easy, relaxing, and because it was in the middle-of-nowhere.  Everyone was invited; but August is a hard time to change arrangements; and we decided two months earlier to get married.  I was either moving to Seattle to work for a well-know Glassblower, or getting married.   Should have gone for Door #1.

 
He is still acting ambivalent about "Truth, Lies, or Dare".  I've been crying for weeks; don't know why, because I never cry...it's takes enormous strees to get my "River Thames" rushing through a flood and rainstorm.  I hate it, because I can't stop the rushing emotions once I let them go.  Red, swollen eyes, irrational thoughts, and overly-intellectual, "why didn't I keep a list and remember the many incidences that have brought me to this "crying room".
 
The day truned out well; the apartment behind our house are ripping up the parking lot and the road to fix it.  The constructionsworkers asked me if I need any fill dirt.  I have 3 remably gigantic rocks, an with a back hoe they were able to yeank out two.  I think I can finish the resetwitha pully and a big shovel.  The fill dirt can be used "everywhere"; but meanwhile, I am going to pick up my new glasses after I go to my family doctor tomorrow.  I am so annoyed that I missed the Orthapeodic Surgeon; but I still have this "little voice" repeating over and over in my head; "wrong doc, wrong doc, something more serious is going on here; I worried about a brain tumor; or central nervouse systems disorder".  I've been SO sleep, fatigued, tired, and I do very little to bring on this eahaustion.  I have heads, and FORGET everthnng these days.  I am so undependable, I remind self of an Incontinent Older Person who can't enjoy life for fear of a pee accident.
My entire back, neck, buttax, femor and hips are in continuous pain; and this peripheral neuropathy, blieve it not; is worse tha ever.  It in my feet now, and shoes are unbeable.
 
  Now Gina, lol; obviously, we all have a "little crush" on poor Constantine.  He must be married (probably to one as brilliant as himself). 
At first I was thinking, how long does it take to get a divorce in the states and in Greece (assuming a Hedgehog whose never seen a "skunk", would even be interested in me, lol)
 
Then I thought, if Constantine isn't married, and you're not married...CBS; of course, you are mentally and physically gorgeous, and I have no idea what Constantine looks like, how old he is, or if he's even straight or gay!
 
But, would it be the most adorable televise engagement and wedding to watch and witness a breathtaking beatiful Medical writer and Chef, and a Romanic, mysterious, (assuming he's half Swedish, Part Italian, Tall, Dark and Handsome, and is a Billionaire...lol...I was in the world of Romantic Novels; never read them unless they are brillantly written.  Fluffers could be the "Ring Bearer", and good grief...there would be more Bridesmaids, Groomsmen and Flowers, cakes, and gifts than one could imagine.  Now if you were getting married somewhere, would you choose Long Island, a island in Greece, or would you choose an Atumnal paradise, orr something entirely off the wall; like Mount Everest, the Aftrican Jungle, or an Exotic Region in one of the Italian areas of Love, Food and Romance.
 
If you disigned a ring for an Autumn Wedding, a large Yellow Diamond surrouned by pink rubies? 
 
I was in my early morning "I wish a wonder mood."  I know several friends who are engaged, and can't wait to email them about htis great opportunity! 
 
Thanks for posting the infor; dear, loving, G!  You are so special, no words can describe you.
 
If I were doing the Autumnal Wedding, the Groom (my DH) would be forced to wear the Largest Pumpkinhead I could find.
 
I, ofcourse, woud be a Fairy Princess, and my Wedding Party would conisist of the friends I've made at No Surrender.  They could send "cut-out" life size pics if they weren't up for the television insanity. 
 
That might not be a bad idea; after all.  A Life Size Paper-Doll Wedding, the bride and groom, two witnesses and a Big Boy Statue acting as the officiator or judge...probably not legal, ho-hum.
 
Love you G!  (((((((hugs and prayers))))))
 
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Dear Indi,
I wish I had the strength to post more tonight....
I love your words so much and your ideas...
A red tie?
Well, in the Jewish religion, red is thought to keep the evil spirits away. Maybe he had good intentions then? Before he turned into the odious Pumpkin head that he is today.
I have learned one thing in the disappointments of love, cry and get it out of your system... but remember, crying won't make what happened clean, it won't wash away what was done or what needs to be done.
A forest prince is waiting for you.
You had a glimpse of what is possible today. Imagine a man came to you and shared your love of dirt and boulders and helped you with them? That was God whispering...just wait... there's more.
Get yourself fixed up and remember that plan I sent you a long time ago? Start implementing it if you haven't already.
As for our Aether, the Greek God of Light, let him guide you into the light so you can see how wonderful you are.

On a serious note our Fluffman was insulted- highly insulted- yesterday. Someone said that he was "Scruffy"
Scruffy?
Don't worry I set this person straight.

My love to you and for you to smile...
A much more suitable Pumpkin head for you



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gina how did you get my friend fluffy into that getup ...did he put up a fight??


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Susan - you look beautiful with your new "do"!

Gina, thank you for posting the CBS offer. I forwarded it to a friend who is due to be married in January. Hoping CBS will sweeten the pot with more than just a free flight to NY. I mean, c'mon!

So glad to hear you're back at home and doing better. What an ordeal. I hope your healing journey takes a turn for the better soon. It is certainly time.

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If my health, beauty, bank account and family and friends were either rich, poor, or on the verge of nowhere, personally, I would never live with or marry anyone, again!  Not even a Dwork, a Zonk, or Clark Gable!  Marriage is meant for those who are willing to commit their love, dignity and creative spirit to one who loves them (or so they say) through life, death and eternity.  I once believed it could happen, it was real, and soul-mates were true, however difficult to find. 

Did that; had I been of Catholic faith, without certainty, I would have become a NONE (nun), lol.
 
Dear G and Z,
 
Fluffy is a Pilot, so I believe he'd wear any costume needed to complete his mission.  Now,  I'd marry that "cat" any day!

What an adorable little trick-or-treat costume...How did you get Fluffy into that hat?  Gina, are you a "cat whisperer"?
 
I hope I wasn't insulting anyone with the above post...I was just being silly.
 
Punkin'head is away to celebrate his mother's 90th birthday.
He and his brother accompanied her to a lovely Park in West Virginia; very fancy.  His brother's wife didn't go...her mother is 97!
They are happy and dynamic women who have lived great lives.  My SIL's mother owns (and ran it up until a few years ago) an enormous greenhouse, with forests, fruit-trees, exotic plants, and any and every plant you can imagine.  She and her family are wonderful people; and the city has surrounded this lush a wonderful palace of flora and fauna;  it's sad, because the children will sell it once she has passed.  Seems like it's happening everywhere.
 
I keep finding coins.   I opened a "junk" dresser to clean it out and found six pennies (no value) and a 1910 ($2.50) cent Gold piece with a picture of an Indian Chief who looks exactly like my sister.  There is a Bald Eagle on the back.  I gave it to my (dork) DH for his birthday.  I found a 1916 Penny today, when I was pulling up some boulders in the back yard.  It got my "greedy" streak going; Abe is on the front; it was so dirty; but one should never clean a coin; I used soap and water and Q-tips, to distinguish it's date, and didn't find a mint-mark. 
Not too long ago, I found a Seated Liberty Dime dated 19ll (?)
I cleaned it and made it look brand new.  DH scolded me, saying; NEVER clean a coin, never, never, never.  What might have been worth several thousand dollars is now worth about three dollars. 
 
I don't really have an interest in coins; my brothers and nephews collected them, and my DH is a -knowledgeable, authority on the subject of coinology...Numinologist?  whatever. 
 
If there are any ladies looking for some cute geeks; go to COIN SHOW!!!  There are NO women, and a lot of single, good-looking men.  Strangest experiences I've ever had were going to these strange Coin and Baseball Card Collector
Shows.  They're usually looking for coins; but I bet there are a lot of single women, with a bunch of coins, who could spot a cu-tee and say...aw, gee, I don't know any thing about these coins...could you help me?  My great-grandfather left them to me...maybe you could come over for dinner, wine and a (secretly romantic) learning session.
 
What I do love about coins are the artistry, the artist who design the images, and intellect to make each coin, dollar, token, etc., a work of art, as well as an established one-of-kind currency.  My DH taught me how to be a "geek"; but I flunked Coin Geeks 101.  Oh well.
 
Love you all;
I sure hope someone we know gets married on CBS.  That would be so darn cool.  I wouldn't want to get married on TV, too shy. 
 
Thank you Gina, I loved the story about the RED Ties.  He was being purely Methodist; I'm sure he doesn't know about the symbolism.  I believe in signs, symbols, spirits, and such; as you know.  We weren't meant to be together; and one should never lie about what and who they are; if you hate coconut; don't be polite and choke on it.  That's how I feel about life, anyway.  I love coconut.
 
Have a beautiful Sunday!
 
Love,
Indi

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Dear So-Cal Lisa,
Thank you for the wonderful reply.  I've been obsessing over your choice of vocabulary word Mendacity.  It is now a topper, joining up with the favorites (I unfortunately forget many).
 
I can't type this message again; but have a non-mendacious week! 
 
Love you, Lisa, my talented, intellectual Jack Frost friend!
 
Love,
Indi Angel eyelash kisses and lots of (((hugs)))
 
I hope you are doing well; feeling better, and that the tests have been nothing to worry about regarding your health.  I think about you fondly, daily, and you are always in my meditations, peace of heart, and prayers. 
 
Take care, beautiful Lisa.
 
love,
Indi
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