Tuesday, December 10, 2013
This was an awful day, I know I was going to stay off mostly but just have to get this out of my system.
Today would have been my husband's 93rd BD, and it has been two years today since I lost him. That plus the loss of our daughter in Sept. made it a tearful day. I could not get myself in control. I came in here to send a birthday message and neither the computer or phones were woriing! Cell phone deader than a door nail.(another weird saying) had no way to contact anyone. ...Husband was dead and then I find my computer and phones dead!!
It is too bad that one cannot handle these things without going to pieces. Perhaps some of it was an inherited problem. My mom had a what they then called a "nervous breakdown" when I was 7. I can remember so clearly her telling me to "go to the field and get your dad" after that plans were made to leave MN and come here to the San Fernando Valley, CA.
I have so many blank spots in the memory part of my brain, yet odd things will come to mind and things I really wish I could remember are not there, like a family reunion in '09 that I have no remembrance of it. A dear niece sent my pictures of activities with different relatives, what a blessing to be able to at least see who attended.
OK, not really something that I should have made a point to share, but you all are like my family and I hope some have a bit of interest in my past,and present!! Sending much love to our Spark team, have a great rest of the week.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Having to take a leave is going to be really hard. You all are my family, but even families sometimes have to leave their loved ones for a time.
I have been in a little extra pain lately, which slows me down even more that just being in a power chair. Doctors are not too interested in you when you reach my age. I have told doctors in 3 different ins. companies certain concerns, only one made a guess about one thing but nothing was ever done. Not that i want a bunch of medicine or tests etc., a little interest would be nice.
OK, that is not the whole reason for my "break" I am so behind in papers, medical info, and family mail, that it has increased my stress to a level I need to do something about.
And my son in law is coming for a visit (husband of the daughter I just lost) so it is going to be hard to see him without her. We are all glad he is coming, after all he needs our support too. He was to come today, but is coming on standby and their were no seats available until Sat. so God willing he will arrive then,
I am going to come and sign in but that will be the extend of my being here. If I have time I may read a few of the newbies entries. I love to greet them but maybe I can catch up with them when I come back.
I am so going to miss my special dear friends here. You know who you are, pals who watch over me and I am so grateful for them.
I am not setting a date for my return, but I pray it won't be long. I am pretty sure it will before Christmas.
5 more days until it will be 2 years since my husband of 64 years, left to be with the Lord, it was his 91st. birthday, another hard day to handle. I will be relying on Philippians 4:13 one of my favorite verses from the Bible.
Well guys and gals take care, I love you and will look forward to coming back. If there is anything that I need to know about, my email is: firstname.lastname@example.org Sending hugs, Betty
Monday, November 18, 2013
I have mentioned the use of Xylitol to Spark people and today I got an email from a friend (not in Spark) who sent me an article about the dangers to dogs if ingested, I have used it for years as a substitute for sugar and have had animals around, but thankfully I used it mainly for coffee, rarely baking with it, so they did not find a morsel to eat.
If you see that your dog has eaten something that contained Xylitol it is imperative that you take it to a Vet immediately. Two Terriers died from ingesting it. The owner had no idea how they got it, perhaps from Halloween candies. It is also found in gums, Xylitiol is known for it's ability to fight cavities. It is also used as a nose spray to help allergies, etc.
I looked up Xylitol on the web and there was just one little bit about it being poisonis to dogs on one site!
Please mention this to friends who own dogs.
I grieve for that family who lost their two Terriers, our animals are part of the family.
Thanks for your attention to this. Betty
Sunday, November 03, 2013
Greetings to all who happen upon my blog. It is a windy coolish day, and I need to get out to buy some good nutritious foods, our supply dwindles! I came across this item and thought I would share it with you:
TO YOUR ENEMY. FORGIVENESS.
TO AN OPPONENT, TOLERANCE.
TO A FRIEND, YOUR HEART.
TO YOUR CUSTOMER, SERVICE.
TO ALL MEN, CHARITY.
TO EVERY CHILD, A GOOD EXAMPLE.
TO YOURSELF, RESPECT.
HAVE A GREAT DAY!
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Who are our friends? The Bible says a lot about friends, ones who are near to us, those who now are at a distance from us, ones we worship with, etc. etc.
what would we do without them?
Yesterday, after the last of my necessity outings, I ended up at the assistant living facility I was in for over two years.
I had been greeter while there and loved every minute of it. Seeing those who were still there was GREAT. Little Gertrude who is 101 now, was still sitting in her regular place watching everyone and mostly smiling. She was one who kept many of us awake at night yelling "HELP! Then if that didn't work, she would holler "hot coffee", then "hot chocolate" I felt so sorry for those who were close neighbors. She informed my daughter in law one day that she didn't like me. I found out that she did not like to have others offer to help her, like, get her the hot coffee, etc etc. I learned to just say hi, one could not comment on her attire, she did not like that either. She did like my dog Archie and admired his wagging tail. We all still loved her realizing her mind was probably not right.
Then I got to see a nurse who had her baby about 2 weeks after i moved. A darling little boy. She is from Ethiopia and relatives from there, come to baby sit!!!
A retired attorney and his wife were my table mates, she developed throat cancer. A talented singer in the past. She is taking treatment and we pray she will recover, her husband has Parkinson's disease. They lost their son because a liver transplant came too late, his heart was too weak, they wept with me about losing our daughter to the liver transplant rejected by her body.
One of the receptionists is expecting, a young woman who could be depended on if you asked her to do something for you. There were others who were nice but not so dependable. I was so happy she was on duty so I got to see her.
Then after visiting several I went to play BINGO. Friday was the day we played, my daughter went with me, I didn't win a thing but saw others that I had missed earlier, and just enjoyed playing.
Why am I going through all this, that means nothing to you, but a whole lot to me??
Well, I think we all need to rely on friends more, it is good for you and they appreciate that you think of them when there is a problem or a happy announcement.
Seeing a face light up when you come into sight is a moral booster. Calling someone on the on the phone just to day Hi, may make the day of someone who is feeling blue, and you can tell by their voice they needed you.
So my dear Spark friends, let your friends know that they are important to you, as you are important to me!! I am blessed with friends here I have never met personally, but are dear to me.
"A friend is someone who can see the truth and pain in you even when you are fooling everyone else."
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