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Source: (consider it) Thread: Praise and Thanksgiving - 2017
Gee D
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That is very good new Huia, and we're both pleased to hear it. Perhaps your former way of dealing with it had become simply a repeated event and thereby lost it's ability to take you forward.

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Huia
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That's true Gee D, although I did do different things but they all involved getting out of own and being alone. This time I stayed in town and was going to be part of a group, but only one person showed up (my favourite person actually [Yipee] ). We were talking with various strangers though, which I would have avoided.

Ok, so next cause for thanksgiving - while I'm on a roll - is that my brother with Parkinson's has settled down and is a lot happier in the care home where he is living. I think his meds have been adjusted and this means he will be able to stay there for a bit longer.

Huia

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Thankful to report that a possibly fraught memorial service for my late father seems to have been a blessing for all. Unfortunately the major storms in the US are keeping many of us from flying home again! But at least the really difficult stuff was not hard.

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A helpful call from the hospital social worker this morning, as they set up a sensible care plan. They will contact my local social services to get carers to come in and help her with personal washing (at which I drew a firm line about what I would not do) while here, and also help with preparing the house for her return. To which she has consented!
Further, they have identified an under functioning thyroid, which they are dealing with, and this may be helping her get back to her more usual self. (I noticed she had stopped dribbling on my last visit.)
I have found there is a local charity which runs day centres, which will be helpful.
Things look promising,

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daisymay

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I have plaid for birds and they aet and come done and eat. It is by me churld.

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Lothlorien
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Watchingthe birds is interesting,I think. Do you enjoy that, daisymay? I live in Sydney and the cockatoos are back in force after being away several years. They are clowns and acrobats. We have what is called Sulphur
crested. They have yellow crests and are very noisy.

[ 17. March 2017, 08:55: Message edited by: Lothlorien ]

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Lovely, daisymay. I have bird feeders and enjoy watching birds pecking away.
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Spot on, Daisymay - the place where we're house-sitting has a bird-feeder which is regularly visited by the local sparrows and other little birds, and occasionally by a Cardinal bird and his lady, and we could watch them for hours.

I think when we move into our new house we'll have to install a bird-feeder ... [Smile]

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Mum's wedding yesterday was a joyous occasion.

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That sounds lovely, Tree Bee!

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Lothlorien
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quote:
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Mum's wedding yesterday was a joyous occasion.

Wonderful, Treebee.

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Excellent, Tree Bee - congratulations to your mum and her new husband. [Smile]

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neandergirl

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[Yipee] YAY! for all the yay!

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We come from love, we return to love, and all around is love.
Lord, ease our burdens, give us peace and enable us to do your work. Tree Bee

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rolyn
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Thanksgiving for goodness, along the goodness that is in people.

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Penny S
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Rejoice with me, for I have found that which was lost! My back-up external hard drive, which I had hidden away and forgotten where I had put it.

I found it while clearing out the little spare room to put the bed down, hiding behind the autoharp. Odd choice of hiding place, as it was within a foot of the place I hid its fellow EHD. Now to see what is on it.

Who knows, I may find my Shakespeare while this is going on.

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The Intrepid Mrs S
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Yesterday, while we were on holiday in Cyprus, Master S was in the Commons chamber in Westminster. I am deeply saddened at the loss of life and the terrible injuries, for the suffering of other people's parents and loved ones, and more grateful than I can express that he had not popped out to get a sandwich (or on some other trivial errand).

Also that the Lovely Girlfriend (now his wife) was able to reassure us that he was safely locked down (as was she).

Thank you Lord [Votive]

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Glad to hear it, Mrs. S. [Smile]

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Bless God on the 11th birthday of my lovely son!

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Lothlorien
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Amazingly, Rowen a Shipmate with parish in Victorian Alps, escaped unhurt when the side of the road collapsed and her 4WD rolled onto its side into a culvert two or three metres down. It landed on its side and she had to be pulled out through a hole cut inbroof.

More details in prayer thread.

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Tree Bee

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I attended a long awaited eye appointment this morning. I'd been terrified about it due to a previous bad experience. Daughter Erin came with me and calmed me down a bit. Anyway, my eyes are OK. My symptoms are due to age -related vitreous stuff moving around. (I've understood it well [Biased] )
The doc couldn't even find evidence of the age-related macular degeneration that Specsavers have told me about on my last 2 eye tests.

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daisymay

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We wen it a lace with several people about several cheldren aking moes and it was very good.

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Piglet
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I'm giving thanks that at long last, and after much faffing about, we spent our first night in the new Château Piglet last night.

[Yipee]

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[Axe murder]

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Yay, piglet and D!
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[Yipee]
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[Yipee] Yay! for all the Yay! [Yipee]

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We come from love, we return to love, and all around is love.
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daisymay

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Ive been at the scotish church o day in London at one and it was very good !

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Lothlorien
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Lovely to hear, daisymay. Enjoy it.

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Doone
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Have a lovely time daisymay [Axe murder]
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My eyes are now functioning well enough for me to attempt reading The Ship again - it may take a while but it is good to be back.

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Doone
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Wonderful, you've been missed [Yipee]
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Welcome back, WW - Doone's right, you certainly have been missed.

Take it easy, and look after yourself. [Smile]

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Tree Bee

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Good news indeed WW [Smile]

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So good to hear that your eyes are improving WW, and great to have you back.

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I was very happy when I saw on the board, "Last post: Welease Woderwick". It's good to have you back. [Smile]

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daisymay

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Ive been at the church in the scarn and is was etrade and wine and that was good !

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Glad to hear it, Daisymay.

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Christ is risen, Alleluia!

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The Intrepid Mrs S
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He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

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I am going to the church coed and it is very good there.

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Lothlorien
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Glad you like it, daisymay.

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None of our four grandchildren could have been born without medical techniques that were almost unimaginable when we were young. There is much to give thanks for while celebrating the arrival of another very small woman in our family a few days ago.

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Praise God for my bank's Fraud Team! Some Misbegotten Malefactor has today skimmed my debit card details (possibly by means of the ATM in my local shop), and tried to use MY money - to no avail, as his attempts this evening to pay a £55 cinema bill, and subsequent taxi bill, were foiled when the card was declined.

Mwahahahahaha......

No financial loss to me, though I now have to await the issue of a new card. Still, it's good to know that I'm being looked after.

I think.

[Paranoid]

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Stercus Tauri, congratulations! Yay for the miracles of medicine which make it possible to add these small humans to our families!

Bishops Finger, I'm so glad those watching over you foiled the evil plot of the person who tried to use your debit card! Hope the villain is caught and made to amend his/her ways.

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Congratulations Stercus, and welcome Very Small Woman! [Smile]

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Bishops Finger
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Amen, and welcome, VSW!

From my own POV, praise and thanksgiving are due for my recovery from brain surgery exactly one year ago today. Not 100%, but not too far off - the main problem is Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency, caused by damage to my pituitary gland from the pressure of the tumour (a meningioma, not in itself malignant, but causing me to lose the use of my left side...).

The SAI may clear up eventually, or may not - either way, medication helps to control it, but
I still get tired very easily and quickly. What's not to like? An excuse to put my feet up, and enjoy some refreshing rehydration...

Yay for surgeons, brilliant nurses, and a good follow-up system, all on the much-maligned NHS!

[Yipee]

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Yes, indeed, Bishops Finger! May you have increasingly good health!

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Absolutely, BF. [Yipee]

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Yes BF [Votive]
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Thank you, one and all! Prayers of friends IRL, and aboard Ship, have been (and are still) much appreciated.

IJ

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