So, currently I am living on a boat in Florida, enjoying my work and the thunderstorms... of which we get daily. In my current profession I see a lot... things that turn stomachs and break hearts. I see people who should have never had children and the neglect that comes thereafter... I have seen the mentally damaged and uncared for self medicate themselves into a early grave... I have seen people who are truly loved and cared for... I have seen the best and the worst of human… Continue
Added by Alidia on July 17, 2009 at 10:50am —
So, I was doing great in fire school; I mean it was hard and everything, and really physically demanding, but I was loving every minute of it. I was really really happy and thought that maybe, just maybe, I had finally gotten into a field where I could like what I did for work and continue to go to college and still have a somewhat normal life...
And then 30th of May I got exposed to the chemicals from a cockroach bomb, and started to cough. By 3 days later I was in the hospital,… Continue
Added by Alidia on June 27, 2009 at 9:53am —
Another Fire Fighter has been found already!! (Cassie, you are a super hero in my world at the moment) I knew there had to be some out there. Thank you for the great words, they made my day!
So I look kinda like a Heroin addict with all the bruises on my arms and thighs, hooray for tires!! Ugh. I have learned to hate trator tires... and yet from now on, ever morning I have school that is going to be my warm up. It's decent practice for when I have to go into a building and do a… Continue
Added by Alidia on April 26, 2009 at 9:46am —
So I have survived my first 2 weeks of fire school, got my first live burn next week, so that's gonna be a blast... and then we also get to do things like light a giant propane tank on fire and all that. Woo hoo.
I never realized before just how destructive the fire service is. We might as well be a demolition crew, because if you call us and the fire is bad enough we are going to do all sorts of fun stuff... like cut giant holes in your ceiling. LoL. I am trusted with a chainsaw… Continue
Added by Alidia on April 19, 2009 at 2:41pm —
So I'm going to be a Fire Fighter now. Talk about a random turn of events. lol. I guess I needed something to give me direction for a little while, because even though I was able to cremate Jack Jack I still miss him something fierce.
I have found that the whole saving lives thing and working in a high stress environment works for me. I couldn't be happier with my job. And to everyone that suggested Meetup to me; THANK YOU. I was able to find the most wonderful group down here and… Continue
Added by Alidia on March 20, 2009 at 10:36am —
Things have gotten a lot easier for me since I got Jack Jack cremated and was kinda able to say good bye. I still miss him, more than I can express, and it still chokes me up, but I am no longer just this mass of inconsolable grief, which is nice and means I can function. I still have my moments, but they are getting fewer and further apart. I will never really be over what happened, but I think I will be able to cope.
Part of it, I think, is because I found this little shop that is… Continue
Added by Alidia on February 10, 2009 at 9:59am —
So, after my long angry rant about not getting a call back from the cremation place, and telling my dad that he would probably have to bail me out of jail if they kept me waiting any longer, the lady whom does the cremations for animals called me, and was very sorry for she had been out of town, and set up a meeting with me yesterday. She let me sit there, and talk and cry, while her animals were fighting over who got to sit in my lap. They were the best therapy, and so she invited me back… Continue
Added by Alidia on February 3, 2009 at 10:03am —
Today I lost Jack Jack. My world is on hold for a while. Jack Jack was kinda my world over here, and the horrible feeling of diving into the harbor to retrieve his still body was a little too much for me. So it's nothing personal, and when I get myself put back together I will be back on here I guess. I feel broken. I am broken. I want him back. It wasn't supposed to be like this. He was such a little fighter... all he wanted to do was explore, but he had no water sense, and it was what did him… Continue
Added by Alidia on January 28, 2009 at 11:53pm —
woot, it's been a week so far (already I have a test on Monday) and I have a really great feeling about this; as in I'm going to kick this courses butt so hard it isn't going to know what happened.
I do feel a little... let down I guess. I trained in CA as a psych Tech for a long time, and apparently everything that I am learning how to do for the EMT thing is stuff that I covered in Orientation, much less class. So that is a little bit of a bother, because I have all this medical… Continue
Added by Alidia on January 11, 2009 at 9:39am —
This is the main reason why I can never claim to be a true follower of Wicca. I am a witch, yes, and I do worship the god, the goddess and all of nature, but I doubt that I will EVER be able to follow the wiccan rede that is law "harm none".
I just can't do it, for many reasons (the foremost is that I support my husband, who is in the army. It makes it a little difficult) but the reasons that really come to mind are my animals.
Every single last one of them is a rescue,… Continue
Added by Alidia on December 16, 2008 at 3:14am —
So, I just got a note from my friend who is getting my new Athame made for me, the one that will be attatched to the snakewood goddess handle that I have an image of in my album, and there are just no words to decribe how INCREDIBLE the thing will be when it's finished! I love it when people are able and willing to do something so incredibly awesome!
The blade was always going to be custom made damascus by Oso, who is an amazing bladesmith. I own some of his stuff already and I have… Continue
Added by Alidia on December 10, 2008 at 12:39am —
So, today I went ahead an registered for an EMT training course, which hopefully will go through and I will start in January. It's been a little while since not only was I actually grounded in one spot, but attempting to do something I might not be able to do.
I'm not so much worried about things like not maintaining grades or anything, it's more with the whole coming up with tuition thing. I know everyone has probably been feeling the pinch from the financial crisis, and it has hit… Continue
Added by Alidia on December 1, 2008 at 6:30pm —
When I joined this site, I have to admit, I was a little nervous. I didn't know a soul on here, and so I was fearful of being somewhat of an outcast, which I know that many people here can understand. But then, surprise surprise, I was welcomed in with open arms! What an amazing feeling! What wonderful relief!
Due to the wonderful welcome I recieved here I had informed all of my friends who walk the path as well, and hopefully they too will join here. I cannot express in words how… Continue
Added by Alidia on December 1, 2008 at 12:15am —