Daily Archives: 10/30/2017

Journey with Friends – Week 43 

Welcome my friends to our weekly issue of Journey with Friends.  This is a time that we come together for support, for encouragement, for fellowship – all with one single goal in mind – to live better.  Welcome to our journey to share our goals and our accomplishments and our disappointments and frustrations.

Together we can do this!

Sunday, October 22, 2017 –  It’s getting kind of hard to move now but I’m still treading along.  It’s amazing to look back and see how much I was walking and feeling great vs now without my RA meds.  They really were working!  Soon after surgery I can take them again which I’m really looking forward to at this moment!  Miles Moved: 0.98

Monday, October 23, 2017 –  Mission accomplished.  Today I wanted to finish my Australia pictures and get them made into photo books.  I did it!  Of course, it took two books – LOL.  There were so many wonderful memories to make.  Don’t worry – I will be sharing them with everyone in the next couple of months.  Miles Moved: 0.74

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 –  Trying to get a headstart on my end of the month/beginning of the month accounting at work.  I want to make sure everything rolls and is good to go starting 4th quarter before my surgery.  I will be out of work for a total of 12 days, including the weekends.  I then go back to work for 3 days (the week of Thanksgiving) and then I’m out again for another 4 days.  I think this is completely doable with my surgery and my doctor agrees since basically I have a sit down job.  Keep your fingers crossed for me ❤  Miles Moved: 1.02

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 –  Do you ever have days you wake up and just want to snuggle back down for another couple of months – LOL?  That was all of us this morning in the king size bed.  It’s starting to get a little cold in the air now – YAY!  Just enough cold in the house that we were all heated by each other and was all comfy.  I could have slept for another couple of hours for sure.  But I got up and went out to work.  Yay me.  I get extra points for that, right?  Miles Moved: 0.74

Thursday, October 26, 2017 –  Paperwork – it’s going to kill me.  I’ve accepted that.  Started going through my personal spreadsheet that I keep up with for taxes.  Yep, I’m anal like that – it’s the nerd in me.  Better to start it now than to wait until the last moment.  Miles Moved: 1.44

Friday, October 27, 2017 –  Looking forward to another long weekend – only one more weekend after this one before surgery.  We are going to run a few errands but other than that, rest is on the menu.  Miles Moved: 1.40

Saturday, October 28, 2017 –   Do you ever think about how much heat your anipals put out?  And how hot their little tummies are?  It just brings a smile to my face thinking of them.  Especially when they are all snuggled up to you sleeping, tummy exposed without a worry in the world.  Safe and content.  Exactly how they should be.   Miles Moved: 1.59

Thoughts for the week:  As I said last week, no more videos this week about the upcoming surgery – LOL.  I’m trying my best not to even think about it and to focus on family and friends right now.  The more I do that, the better off I am.  If I think about it too much, I get a little freaked out and anxiety peeks into my life.  I’m trying.  Next week 11/2/2017, is my pre-op.  Keep my fingers crossed dear friends.  I appreciate all of your love, advice and good thoughts sent my way.  ❤

This week walked: 7.91

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  503.22 (I could have walked from Atlanta, Georgia to Gainsville, Florida)

 ❤ small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤


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Boo! La Pascualita

Oh my friends.  This tale today is scary unbelievable. It makes you want to do a double take… and possibly a triple take.  But, I’m getting ahead of myself.  You see working on my 31 Days of Spook takes month of advance preparation.  All year long, I’m looking for just the right stories to bring to you.  Stories of the macabre, ghosts, strange tales, paranormal and things that go bump in the night.  But this story, it caught my attention and I’ve been waiting for some time to share it.

This is something that is strange.  It takes place in Chihuahua, Mexico.  There’s a well known bridal shop in the town called La Popular.  In the bridal shop, there is a mannequin nicknamed La Pascualita that is wearing a wedding dress in the store window.  Sounds all innocent enough, right?  Well here’s the twist.  Some say that La Pascualita might be real.  Do I have your interest piqued now?

You see, for the past 75 years this bridal shop has had rumors flying around about La Pascualita.  Some believe that this mannequin is actually a perfectly preserved corpse!

La Pascualita was placed in the window on March 25, 1930.  Locals saw it and knew that something just wasn’t right about it.  Look at the pictures to the left.  Do you know notice anything odd?

According to the legend, La Popular’s owner Pascuala Esparza had a daughter. His daughter tragically passed away on her wedding day from the bite of a black widow spider.  Some believe that Esparza had his daughter embalmed and that she is now the famous La Pascualita in the shop window.  Of course Esparza has denied such rumors.

Funny thing though – if La Pascualita isn’t Esparza’s daughter why all the secrecy.  What secrecy you ask?  Well, of all of the employees of the shop there are only two that are allowed to change her clothing and that is only behind a closed door.

Other employees of the shop so that La Pascualita’s hands are very realistic and some say you can even see wrinkles and varicose veins on her legs.  Other employees say they come into the shop in the early mornings only to see that La Pascualita has changed positions on her own.  And then there are other employees that say La Pascualita ‘watches’ them during the day.

You be the judge.  What do you think?

Story courtesy of Greg Newkirk with Roadtrippers and Pictures from Pinterest

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