Johanne's Journal, 08 February 2011

My Aunt's funeral is tomorrow. I've tried on every nice outfit I own and nothing fits. Would it be inappropriate to wear slacks (a friend gave me some nice, smaller, hand-me-down pants) and a nice sweater? (Sweaters that are too large don't look quite so bad as a dress that's too large.) I know it would have been when I was younger.

Diet Calendar Entries for 08 February 2011:
1729 kcal Fat: 106.14g | Prot: 55.10g | Carb: 151.19g.   Breakfast: Diet Cranberry Juice, Scrambled Egg, Coffee, Truvia, Almond Milk, Sausage Patty, Reduced Sodium Colby Jack Cheese Sticks . Lunch: Smart Balance, Santitas White Corn Tortilla Chips, Tomato Salsa, Clementines, Tazo Organic Chai Tea, Almond Milk. Dinner: Reduced Sodium Cheese Sticks, Walnuts, Brazil Nuts, Santitas White Corn Tortilla Chips, Apple. Snacks/Other: Peach Mango Green Tea. more...
2526 kcal Activities & Exercise: Sleeping - 8 hours, Resting - 15 hours and 30 minutes, Walking (slow) - 2/mph - 30 minutes. more...
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I think that's fine. I wore slacks and a dress shirt to the last funeral I went to and didn't feel out of place at all. Can any of the dresses be salvaged with a belt? So sorry for your loss :( 
08 Feb 11 by member: k8yk
I think slacks and a nice sweater would be wonderful. ~Hugs~ I have been thinking about you. 
08 Feb 11 by member: pixidaisy
Alot of people wear slacks to a funeral..that will be just fine..Love ya Bren.... 
08 Feb 11 by member: BHA
Jo, slacks will be just fine...what you wear is not realy important...what matters is that you are there. You are in my thoughts and prayers, dear friend! Love you! {{{{HUGS}}}} 
08 Feb 11 by member: ctlss
Thanks everyone. I didn't want to be disrespectful. Kate, they're all HUGE through the shoulders and, since they were long anyway, almost touch the ground now. I have one jumper made of 70% silk/30% linen that I'm going to cut up and make something new out of. It has straight lines and the fabric is beautiful. The others are made of too many separate pieces to do anything else with. I'll just donate those. 
08 Feb 11 by member: Johanne
You're all so kind. Bren and Steph, I love you too!!! 
08 Feb 11 by member: Johanne
Just showing up is a sign of respect and kindness, I wouldn't worry about the clothes too much. Take care Johanne... 
08 Feb 11 by member: information
Hi Johanne, How are you doing this evenning? I am here if you need to talk. Love ya and miss ya ...Bren 
09 Feb 11 by member: BHA
Hi Bren. It's been a horrid day in a horrid week. When I got home from the funeral, my daughter was having another crisis. I'm on my way to bed. I'm afraid I feel a little shattered. Thank you so much for the love. You have no idea how much I need it right now. 'Night dear. 
09 Feb 11 by member: Johanne
I am sorry to hear about your losses - sometimes hard times come in waves, and hopefully waves of easy times will follow soon! 
10 Feb 11 by member: abbadabba
Hope you're ok Johanne. 
10 Feb 11 by member: Z'sMama
Hi Johanne, just checking on ya..Take care honey. Have a good night..Love ya Bren 
10 Feb 11 by member: BHA
Hi Johanne, I'm sorry about your lose and hope that things look up for you soon. Take care. Hugs.Pat 
10 Feb 11 by member: irisheyes63
Abba, I'm hoping things will damp down for a while. I'm going away this weekend. I just have to get out of the atmosphere at home. 
10 Feb 11 by member: Johanne
Pat, I so appreciate the hugs. You can never have too many. Hug back atcha! 
10 Feb 11 by member: Johanne
Z's, I will be. I just need to take a deep breath. Thanks for your concern. 
10 Feb 11 by member: Johanne
Bren, I'm alright, just very drained and tired. I have no idea what I'm going to do about my daughter. My friend's memorial is this Saturday. I'm going to the one they're holding in June instead. This is just too soon after my aunt's. Love you too.  
10 Feb 11 by member: Johanne


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