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The easiest way to avoid regrets is to ask yourself this question, "If not now, when?" It's a powerful way to put life and our decisions about how we spend our time into perspective"
Posted by shirley on 9/5/2018, 5:03 am
Re: Wednesday's gratefuls
Posted by Paula on 9/5/2018, 9:46 pm, in reply to "Wednesday's gratefuls"
platitudes words about my client's suicide. Never thought I'd hear myself say that or at least hoped I wouldn't. |
Talked to my mom/mentor last night. She and her husband were my first therapists when. I was 23. They have been like parents to me most of my life. I'm sure I posted about them in the past. Dixie has Alzheimer's and I still feel so blessed when I call and she still knows who I am and tells me that she loves me. I told her about Bryan's death and she could still offer comfort as she has for over 40 years. Love her so much
Made Delta's pizza x3. The crust doesn't have any real taste but it holds all the good stuff like Marinara, onions, tomatoes and spinach. If you make it, don't roll the dough out. It's too sticky. Wrap it in saran wrap and smush it out directly on to the pizza pan. I used the saran wrap until I got it as stretched out as far as I could get it. Don't overload it because it gets too mushy and let the crust brown enough so it's crispy. It's very filling and satisfying.
5 weeks from now I will be in Florence. Don't know.if I've ever needed time away by myself like I do now.
Heat supposed to break this weekend. We've had day after day of temps in the 90s with heat index near or over 100
Bought a cute Fall flag for the front yard
Posted by Cindyh on 9/5/2018, 9:26 am, in reply to "Wednesday's gratefuls"
Ahh a good cup of coffee.. love my coffee |
Time with Mom although she is becoming so very weak now
The connection I feel with everyone here
So grateful Shirley has had her stones blasted and is feeling better
That Krista will have a new knee tomorrow!!
The ability to help Hannah with her wedding. And Lily. She is such a happy baby. I am so blessed to live near her.
Posted by Beverly on 9/5/2018, 8:43 am, in reply to "Wednesday's gratefuls"
- I never fell asleep last night - grateful that I Bridon't have major plans for day. |
- Murray is so extra kind to my mom
- 1 cup of coffee... dr. said just 1
- nice talk with Barb yesterday
- dishwasher... so grateful
- plentiful clean water
- British Baking Show... so fun
friends, family, you all, cell, internet, fb, car
Cinq Choses Pour Moi
Posted by Krista on 9/5/2018, 6:26 am, in reply to "Wednesday's gratefuls"
1) got to the hospital for pre-op tests yesterday (ECG, xrays of both knees and blood work) |
2) got to the library and picked up books to read while I'm at hospital and recovery
3) Dr Fletcher's office (my friend Sherri) actually contacted ME to see I wanted to get in earlier than Sept 24 but we decided since I'm having this knee replacement that Dr F will want to wait 'til I am back ambulatory on my own before she does shoulder. I asked "Do you think I'll have surgery before Christmas?" My friend said "Depends on how nice you are to me!" (she's the office manager and could impact schedule) She said we'll see what Dr Fletcher says on the 24th and go from there. It would be great to have both done this fall!
4) new release of Body Pump came. Gave me hope that maybe I *can* teach this again in the future. I'm praying!
5) Ray is off tomorrow, Friday and Monday from work which will be good.
Posted by shirley on 9/5/2018, 6:32 am, in reply to "Cinq Choses Pour Moi"
your good quad muscles will make this knee replacement so much easier. grateful for your exercize...it will pay off big time.|
Posted by Cindyh on 9/5/2018, 9:22 am, in reply to "krista"
So true. I did therapy (physio) for 2 months, my surgeon loves to do this to build up all the muscles that you need to help with healing after. You have that already. You'll do well|
Hope so Shirley!
Posted by Krista on 9/5/2018, 8:40 am, in reply to "krista"
Thanks! Hope you're right |
Posted by shirley on 9/5/2018, 5:39 am, in reply to "Wednesday's gratefuls"
the value and joy found in the simple pleasure of drinking a cup of coffee in the morning |
still passing kidney stone shards...wishing it was over but it isn't. grateful for progress though.
no other pain but from this kidney stone
my breathing and lungs are healthy
connecting with all of you
glenda's help and friend's who offer to help
church on Sunday...grateful to live with religious freedoms
bran buds...my reality
grateful to know ppl who's lifes work really matters. paula, you are an answer to prayer for so many every single day as you willingly walk thru the valley of the shadow with them. being someone who understands depression, i thank God for people like you who care enough to face the dark night of the soul with others. i am not able to articulate well what i am feeling but know that even though there is loss and heart ache with what you do, i know that ultimately in heaven there will be countless others who will embrace you and thank you for caring and responding to their pain when others didn't know what to do or say. your life's work matters so much. we all need a friend who cares to walk thru life's hard with us.
life...a new day
Posted by Cindyh on 9/5/2018, 9:20 am, in reply to "mine"
I hope you quit passing the pieces soon. And don't hurt. I 100 percent agree with you about the Connection here. It's been almost 20 years. You all are my "people". Hugs Shirley|
Such lovely words for Paula
Posted by Sue on 9/5/2018, 8:32 am, in reply to "mine"
You expressed that beautifully, Shirley. I, too feel the same regarding Paula's work and how she reaches out and really touches people....changing their lives for the better!|
Re: Such lovely words for Paula
Posted by Paula on 9/5/2018, 9:29 pm, in reply to "Such lovely words for Paula"
Shirley thanks so much for your kind words. O know you mean them and that they aren't just platitides.|
Very glad to see you
Posted by Krista on 9/5/2018, 6:19 am, in reply to "mine"
Sad to see you are suffering. I don't know anything about kidney stones - they can't remove them surgically? I hate that they sent you home when you're still in pain Is there an extramural / in home nurse to help? I |
am sending positive thoughts and prayers!
The did the
Posted by shirley on 9/5/2018, 6:29 am, in reply to "Very glad to see you"
sonic blast and now i am home passng the fragments. ugg. lipotrypsy.|
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