On another note:
I went to my friend's remembrance type ceremony yesterday. A bunch of family and friends gathered for a bonfire in her honor at one of her favorite spots, and took turns spreading some of her ashes. It was a nice gathering, and people seemed to have a little fun despite the reason we were there. We could all feel my friend there in spirit with us. It turned out to be a beautiful day for it followed by a beautiful sunset.
I bought a copy of the local paper today that has her obituary in it. I'll be cutting that out sometime this week, and getting a frame for it to put it up on a memorial wall I've created in my apartment since my dad passed away 1 and 1/2 years ago. I added one of my neighbor's to the wall when she died in April 2010.