Sunday Break

Because there is no such thing as taking too many breaks!

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Last Sunday (November 1st) was the Day of the Dead. Every year we celebrate, and this year was no different. Here is a photo of the table that we set up, in order to welcome and honor family, friends, and pets who have died.

Day of the Dead

“The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The celebration occurs on November 1st, and 2nd in connection with the Catholic holiday of All Saints’ Day which occurs on November 1st and All Souls’ Day which occurs on November 2nd. Traditions include building private altars honoring the deceased, using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts.”

More Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_the_Dead

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I was up most of the night with a really upset stomach (hence, the really late post this morning). Fifteen minutes after I took my medicines before going to sleep, it felt like a match has been lit in my stomach. It’s has still not settled down completely. I have to work better at protecting my stomach from these strong medications that I am currently taking.

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Spent the day yesterday watching college football. With the beauty of Slingbox, I can stream my parent’s DirecTV over the internet into my house here. If I connect my laptop to my television, it’s just like being in the U.S. I’m all for protecting players and preventing unnecessary roughness, but it does seem like the referees are being a little too cautious – did anyone else see the bad “high hit” call in the Iowa-Northwestern game yesterday?

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I’m having my own version of Christmas Creep this year, and it has nothing to do with stores or shopping. This past week, I’ve started synching my holiday music to my iPod, and have been listening to it on a regular basis. I’m really looking to Christmas this year – my parents, my sister and my brother-in-law will all be joining us!

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Stay tuned…for the next adventure of Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy!

4 Comments
4 comments
  1. Sunita says:

    I’m not especially religious. All hallowed eve followed by All Saints day (not the pop group) used to be a mixture of pagan festivals and catholic ideas. Not so now.. I know you don’t have bonfire’s night, or Guy Fawkes on Nov 5th, but heck, all my hand and arm joints hurt. When you say “that guy”, it derives from Guy Fawkes, alledgedly. Here, we say, “that bloke” or “that chap”. When I lived in the USA, I had to say “that guy”…and I thought, was it to do with old Guido?
    In the UK we have such a problem with “passing on”. In the South Americas, people seem to embrace the idea more…I may be wrong. But…at least although psoriatic arthritis may make my life frustrating, irritating and potentially life sapping it won’t kill me.

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