Thursday, December 28, 2017

Soul Burst!

About a year and a half ago, I was watching Oregon Art Beat and saw a feature on Soul Burst cremation art located in Bend, OR.  I filed the information away as I wanted to definitely do something with Remy's ashes after he passed away.

While Remy is still alive and doing very well, I decided that I wanted to send my dad's ashes in.
I chose the pendant with the Caribbean color scheme. I plan to hang it from my rear view mirror.

I received a notification that the Soul Burst would be arriving today.  While I was at the groomer's with Remy, it arrived. Omid was home and took this photo and sent it to me. The Soul Burst arrived at 11:11 a.m.

 If that isn't a sign, I don't know what is!!  I also found this quote on Twitter this morning via Zen Moments:  A coincidence is when God performs a miracle and decides to remain anonymous. ~ Anonymous

Insert with my order

Here is my Soul Burst that I ordered.  I love the blue/green. You can see my dad's ashes spiraled inside.
I absolutely love it and am so happy I ordered one.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Happy Birthday to Me! Goat Edition

Monday I turned 49. I was a little blue  with it being the first birthday without my dad.
Leave it to Omid to cheer me up. He found out about "Goat Grams" and ordered me a goat telegram for my birthday at work. Omid actually ordered the goat gram way back in August and kept it a secret until Monday! Omid let my coworker know of course, so I wouldn't leave the office when the goats arrived.
If you can't tell from the look on my face, I was soooooo surprised!!!!!!!!

The goat handler told me that Omid was in fact their very first customer! They were featured on KPTV and before the segment was over, Omid had called and placed an order!

Goats make me happy!!!
 The goat gram was the perfect birthday gift for me. I am still thinking about it days later! Word spread around campus and I had several people contact me asking about how they too can order a goat gram.
Nibbles and Om Nom

 Omid gets the Husband of the Year award for sure!!!!!

After the goats had left and I had to get back to work, I mentioned to Sandy that I hoped to receive some kind of sign from my dad. The very next second, Pearl Jam's Just Breathe came on the radio. I knew that was a sign. That song has so much meaning for me. It was one of the songs I chose to be played at my dad's memorial service and comes on the radio/Pandora/iTunes lots of times I think about my dad. Sandy couldn't believe it and we both in happy tears!

Fun gift from my friend Patty
 After work, we collected Lin, Ward, Jeff and Tammie and headed to Ilani casino for dinner and gambling. Lin won $352 at the slots and everyone else lost. I played roulette for the first time & lost my money the first round. I stuck to slots and lost there too!  Omid came out even at 21.
It was a wonderful birthday with so much happiness!