“Missed Connection Monday” is brought to you by your local Craigslist.
These are real “love notes” that strangers leave for other strangers in the ‘Personals’ section of Craigslist.
Or as I like to call it –
‘Your local serial killer hunting ground.’
Seeking sleep test candidates ages 18 and up. Pay depending on successful completion of sleep test.
This is an in-home, overnight sleep test specifically testing for…
penile erection and erectile dysfunction.
Male candidates only.

– Okay, first of all I got way too excited over this headline.
Second, was the last sentence really necessary??
Male candidates only…
You’re shitting me.
Only men can participate in a penile erection and erectile dysfunction study???

Well, what the hell?
I guess we’re going to have to have our own sleep test ladies…

Boobs That Go Bump In The Night
Specifically testing for…
***The bed eater boobs.
Those side floppers that you end up laying on and then when you try to move it feels like your bed is trying to eat you.
Maybe. That could just be me.
***Killer boobs.
You know, the ones that end up around your throat trying to strangle you in the middle of the night!
Again, could just be me.
***OR, the haunted boobs.
Boobs that get tangled around your ankles so you feel like a ghost is trying to pull your blankets off.
Definitely me.

And then we’ll add at the end.
Female candidates only.

Well, except this guy. I guess he could join the testing.
I’ve been away. Most of you know why. My sister was battling stomach cancer and with so much sadness and sorrow, I share that she lost her battle.
Your love and hugs and thoughts and prayers across the miles really has been a tremendous comfort and I thank you all for them.

Now. To the part, some of you may not understand.
I can’t be sad anymore.
I’ve been grieving for my sister for a long time and now she is gone and out of the horrific pain she was in and I know that she’s in heaven now.

I asked her to be a guardian angel to my grandbabies and my grown babies and she said she would and then she died on my daughter’s birthday.
I dreaded calling my daughter that morning but one of the nurses did a little happy dance and said, “What a wonderful birthday gift! Your daughter got a guardian angel!”
That made me feel a lit’l better.
I like to think it was my sister’s way of letting me know that she was, in fact, watching over as she said she would.

Side note: My daughter got rear-ended on her way to work shortly after I called to wish her a happy birthday and to tell her that her aunt had died.
Pretty crappy way to start a birthday BUT my daughter wasn’t injured in the accident because why???
She has her very own guardian angel!

Day one in heaven – Score one for the angels.
Okay. Well. A blog post. Hopefully, there will be more.
Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Hugs, Karen. So sorry for your loss. Love the guardian angel “promotion”. I am glad your daughter is safe. Such a beautiful quote at the end of the post.

    As for those Craigslist ads…those will keep me from sleeping at night!

    Love you!

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    • Thank you, Vidya. Death is just so bittersweet, isn’t it? I don’t accept it very well but I just can’t be sad anymore.. My sister would totally get it so I feel like I’m trying to put my life back together with her blessing. ❤ – Craigslist is really such a very weird place, isn't it?? And the people who post on there.. Ugh. I wouldn't answer one of these ads but ya' know what, somebody does.. A lid for every pot as they say… Here's to a wonderful week ahead!

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  2. Yikes on that car accident, but I’m glad she wasn’t hurt. Have a great guardian angel rocks.
    It’s good to see a post from you. I’ve thought of you often of late. You know I’m sending you big healing hugs.
    That guy needs a sports bra indeed.
    Have a fabulous day and week. Much love. ♥

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  3. Sincere condolences, big hugs and lots of love to you, Karen! ❤ What a devastating loss, but your sense of humour can only help get you through these difficult times. So glad that your daughter is okay. Wishing you much light and happiness for the future!

    P.S. I did two sleep studies – not a lot of fun! 😛 Here's hoping your insomnia eases up.

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    • Thank you, Debbie. Omgosh. I was “funny” for my sister’s whole treatment and thru to the end when I just couldn’t be funny anymore. Everything was just too sad and still is of course but I can’t stay in the waters of sorrow anymore. – Omgosh and I am so ready for some normal sleep. Hopefully, soon. 😊

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  4. Karen, it never occurred to me to ask a loved one to become a guardian angel after their passing. It’s so appropriate for Connie to be your children’s guardian angel as she loved them so much during her time on Earth. I think this is so lovely and I thank you for sharing it. I keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Blessed be.

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    • Thank you, Valarie and you’re welcome. I will say there are a lot of things that can be said and done when you and your loved one know the end is near.


    • Thank you, Sarah. 🙂 It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions here for months and I just really need to pull myself out of the sorrow.


  5. OMG, those ads LMAO! Killer boobs in particular had me laughing out loud!

    Karen, I’m sending lots of love and big hugs! I know how dearly you loved your sister and I am so sorry she lost her brave battle with cancer. I truly understand looking beyond the grief you carried for so long because she’s now out of pain, and a beautiful guardian angel watching over you and your family. Amazing sidenote about your daughter getting rear-ended on her birthday and the day your sister died, but not being injured at all because her very own guardian angel was there. Score one for the angels indeed! A beautiful guardian angel that will always be with you.

    Love Mimi’s quote for the day, so very meaningful. ❤


    • 🙂 – Thank you for visiting, JLil and thank you for your kind words. I just don’t do the whole people close to me dying thing very well. Who does, huh? Bah. Part of life I know but man… It’s so hard to get thru the days and nights sometimes.

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