My dear Marie....I am so, so sorry to hear of your dad...you are in my heart and on my mind dear friend. A time for family and friends to band together. I wish I were there to comfort you. Please take care of yourself, and know that you are not alone.
You sent me that pic before. Your a beatiful teen there and that quilt is so pretty! I know there all around here but oh well. I'm so sorry that it's that far in an airplane to get to your sister. I know you guys don't get along but right now is a time to pull together for your dad. Now lesson to me I can't do that so why am I giving you that advice? LOL! I just get upset sometimes and don't think about what I'm saying. Good for you w/ chas (?) You know who I'm talking about. I just couldn't think of anything real positive to say said a little then pmed Robyn. Sorry if I came off bad this morning but one of those mornings ya know.. Some how over night my pump got pulled out and was sleeping for awhile w/o it bs now#511! Already a bad day and it's soooo hot here!!!!!! I'm moving to Portland like Judith!!! LOL! I heard there they don't have to have Ac's b/c it's so cool up there! Heck I'm going father North to Alaska! Now can I get you to help me w/the bus ticket to get there? LOL! Only kidding. Heck I've been here in TN for 46 years now I'll just stay on the computer like I did yesterday
Oh Marie, I know how you feel. Finally got Becky (my dad's wife) off to herself yesterday and got some REALLY bad news. More or less be ready at anytime for something to happen to him. His cancer in his kidney duck near his liver is growing by the day and their a vein there that when it eats through that it's the end. Atleast you have brother and a sister there to help w/your dad. I feel so alone in this fight b/c we all know I'm the only one here. Did that sound selfish? But sorry to say right now that's how I feel. Did you catch the blog New here by crisate(?) she's only 19 and having trouble right now. She's had D since 3. It helps me to help other's out when I'm having my own trouble. I pm Robyn b/c I knew my feelings were to upset and had her leave a message on her blog. I knew she could do it! Robyn took alot and said it in a good way!
almost forgot to tell you. i was a a crafters show this week-end and a man had hand crafted wooden things like pens and pencils and small things like that. he makes a toothpick holder ( the kind that our dads use to carry around with them) and his wife was telling me that quilters buy them to carry their needles in. i didn't have the cash on me at the time but i will be seeing him again later this summer and i plan on buying a couple of them. one for me and one for you. so don't be surprised if you get a package later this summer from me. they are so cool an unique.
i saw on sohair's page that you aren't doing so well. it's always the senstive ones who hurt the most. at least on the outside. remember that even though your brother and sister seem to shut out your mom that on the inside they may be hurting as bad as you. they just don't (or can't) show it. i come from upper new england where my grandmother's legacy to me was to not show your feelings and keep that stiff upper lip. sometimes it helps but mostly it's not so good. i have learned over the years to not be so ridged but sometimes i catch myself keeping in a lot of stuff that i shouldn't. then i caught myself the other day doing something i swore i would never do. if my m-i-l wants a family gathering she will basiclly make it a command. this is what we are going to do even if we don't want to. i wanted my family together on the 4th at a local fun spot and was upset when my daghter said her husband wanted to sell at the flea market. i went ballistic and didn't realize what i was saying until after i got home and cooled down. now i have to appoligize. humble pie sucks.
i hope your mom can get a handle on things. she must be going through a very difficult time and she needs all of you. we all handle pain and grief differently and we never know in what form it will take until it actually happens. be patient with her and give her some leeway, but if you need to, then as a family, sit down with her and see what she needs from all of you to help her through this difficult time. sometimes just a small gesture like that will help her feel not so alone and scared.
listen to me giving advice when my own life sucks. lol. but sometimes it's easier to figure out something when your not so emotionally involved.
take care sweet lady and remember tht you have a lot of friends who would love to help you carry your burdens if they get too heavy for you.
LOL! Got it printed our and just waiting for that day! LOL!
Rant all you want to! As you know I had that whining fit the other day! LOL! You know what was so funny? When I read back over it I could see why ppl thought the only thing I was ranting about was the tea! I had to laugh at the post myself after I cooled down enough to read it and think like someone else! Cathy said couldn't I just take some tea out before she put sugar in it I had to explain to each person there personally my g-mother put the sugar in it while boiling it!
Did you get that pm from Reed? If not i will tell you what he said ion a pm b/c I don't know if he want's it all over the TuD page or not?
OK Marie I will try to hold things down from this end! So nice of you to have everyone praying for Reed today and you put it up on your page too about his bioposy! Your heart is always in the right spot!
Awesome picture on my page Marie! If you ever come up to Canada for a visit - during the summer time of course - you'll have to come out for a sail with us! You might have some tricks up your sleeve to share with us - besides having a parrot on your shoulder ;)
I was born in Newark NJ but lived in Ca for 40 years and then moved to Mobile AL. I did grow up and graduate high school and go to a year of college at Rutgers before moving to CA.
Are you still living in Newark?
I have family in Edison.
Thanks for the greeting.
I've been too usy feling sorry for myself to look at her pics! LOL! My crock pot is broken right now and it will be the 1st of the month before I can get another Whine! LOL! Life in the summertime here! LOL! I'm going to go welcome all the ppl I haven't gotten to in the last week b/c I was busy whining! LOL! I just HAD to get out of that mood. It was a REALLY BAD ONE!
Marie I did sound so bad about the tea didn't I? LOL! It was just the final straw in a long line last week! LOL! How's your dad? Mine is not so hot right now. I reread that post and was just about to laugh my @$$ off b/c that wasn't me! LOL! I just got so tired of her constant harping about eating. I want to tell you another thing this woman does and see what you think............Sh e will cook fried, stewed, and creamed potatoes w/ beans and tell me to fill my plate up! Do you think I should????? NOT!!!! Sometimes that good old Southern Charm she has will put me over the top! LOL!
Tanya's response with link to a previous discussion very useful for Matthew as well ...I am still baffled, why I can't locate the other one either. I recall ( Canadian ) Johnben stating about the insulin requiring " proper temperatures , when in transit ...Oh , you found , you smart lady !!...I just went back to Matthews posting .
Thank you for the comment! That question about why some come and stay and others leave is a perplexing one!
Manny has been very supportive on the work I'm doing and I can't begin to thank him enough! I think its very important for us health communicators to talk with the medical side to add a new perspective and hopefully new ideas.
I call myself type 1, but I may really be 1.5....I was diagnosed about 13 years ago...I was 33.
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