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The Worst Thing Today

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Thu December 22nd, 2011, 6:42 pm

MLE: I'm so sorry to hear this, and right before Christmas, it's just so wrong :(

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Body in the Ice by A J Mackenzie & A Death in the Dales by Julia Chapman
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Postby Madeleine » Thu December 22nd, 2011, 7:44 pm

So sorry to hear your news, MLE.
Currently reading "The Body in the Ice" by A J Mackenzie & "A Death in the Dales" by Julia Chapman

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DianeL
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Postby DianeL » Fri December 30th, 2011, 2:18 am

MLE, what a sadness, especially for your grandbaby. It's a blessing your family have one another and are so supportive together. Be well, and I know many prayers must be with your granddaughter.
"To be the queen, she agreed to be the widow!"

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Fri December 30th, 2011, 2:56 am

Migraines, chest congestion, just not having a great last few days.

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Fri December 30th, 2011, 10:46 pm

Sorry to hear that, Sonja. Makes my cold seem insignificant in comparison.

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sat December 31st, 2011, 3:09 am

"LoveHistory" wrote:Sorry to hear that, Sonja. Makes my cold seem insignificant in comparison.


No! If it's causing you discomfort it is not insignificant!

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Postby rebecca » Sun January 1st, 2012, 3:03 am

"MLE" wrote:I got a call from my former daughter-in-law in Japan (still on excellent terms with her and her family, our troubled son was no picnic to be married to) asking for prayer. Her mother (my 3-year-old granddaughter's primary caretaker) was found dead today. She has suffered from depression for many years, but it was a total shock for everybody. The little one is particularly bewildered.


I am so sorry for your loss MLE....Depression is a terrible illness and very misunderstood....For those who suffer depression it often seems that there is no light at the end of a long dark tunnel, just more darkness. I truly believe that most who commit suicide don't want to die, they just want the pain to stop....My heart goes out to you and your family, especially your little grand-daughter.
In memory of your daughter in law I will make a donation to Lifeline and to an organisation called beyond blue.....

Hugs to you

Bec :)

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DianeL
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Postby DianeL » Mon January 2nd, 2012, 7:56 pm

My worst thing of the past few days was the fact that it took five kindhearted strangers, two days, close to ninety dollars worth of truck and dolly rentals, and three significant pieces of broken trim to move the antique wardrobe I purchased into my home. All I wanted to do was be able to hang up a coat without its coming out of my 18"-inch-wide downstairs closet looking like a balled-up Kleenex!

The end result, though, is that I am incredibly INCREDIBLY grateful for my friend who came over for two days, for the generosity of three folks at the furniture store (where NOBODY WAS AVAILABLE to move the thing out!), for the time and generosity of one neighbor, and the final push by a complete random stranger in a car who stopped to help and accepted the huge dropcloth the piece was wrapped in overnight for payment for his good deed (he turned out to be a painter!).

Now that the thing is in, the Christmas decorations are down, the house is clean, and my shoulder is resting quietly post-strain, I am warmed both by the warm and beautiful glow of this oak beauty, and by the fact that, hard as the job was, it demonstrated to me the vast willingness of people to be simply good and useful to others they encounter.

So, really, not such a bad worst thing after all ... I may have to cross post this in Best Thing! :)
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Brenna
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Postby Brenna » Tue January 3rd, 2012, 2:45 pm

Ok, so it isn't the worst thing, but today is the first day back at work since December 16th. At least it is only a 4 day week! A brightside to everything (I hope) will be my new motto!
Brenna

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon January 9th, 2012, 3:57 am

*Sniff* OMG! *cries* Our landlady called saying she wants the house back 26 years and we have to be out on July 1st. And I'm feeling so totally overwhelmed. Mom's 69 in Feb and pretty much useless and Harm's still in HS, and it's let to me to try to take care of everything and I don't know what do, cries.

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