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Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
« Reply #2640 on: Sep 29, 2017, 02:47:10 AM »
yep, that the weather was nice today, especially for my journey back from somewhere.

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Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
« Reply #2641 on: Oct 11, 2017, 08:40:00 PM »
To be home.  :D

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Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
« Reply #2642 on: Oct 12, 2017, 10:14:54 PM »
Toastmasters & a new course I will teach adults at the library
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Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
« Reply #2643 on: Nov 26, 2017, 08:34:07 AM »
^ cool. I love teaching adults.

Today I am grateful for supportive friends and ex-colleagues, being able to spend a blissful weekend away with my wife, airbnb ;D, the people who love my offspring, and the various people helping my parents and parents-in-law. On Friday my mother-in-law learned to do stairs :D

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Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
« Reply #2644 on: Dec 29, 2017, 09:16:16 PM »
Sandip. A very good advisor. He is taking care of everything.

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Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
« Reply #2645 on: Dec 31, 2017, 02:10:11 AM »
That the burglars didn't get in this time.

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Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
« Reply #2646 on: Jan 08, 2018, 02:56:03 PM »
For a pain free day
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Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
« Reply #2647 on: Jan 12, 2018, 06:15:50 PM »
Vodka.  8)

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Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
« Reply #2648 on: Jan 13, 2018, 12:46:05 AM »
Friday and some Italian wine
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Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
« Reply #2649 on: Jan 13, 2018, 02:44:02 AM »
Heating

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Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
« Reply #2650 on: Jan 13, 2018, 06:25:37 PM »
Finally being able to practice the flute standing instead of sitting thanks to the music stand I bought today

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Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
« Reply #2651 on: Jan 14, 2018, 10:37:53 PM »
For nature and all horses I met.
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Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
« Reply #2652 on: Jan 19, 2018, 08:53:14 PM »
Working remotely

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Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
« Reply #2653 on: Jun 13, 2018, 01:40:03 PM »
I don’t think I’ve had a 3 days quite like this, ever.

Monday night my partner is in an tiss because she’s up against a qualification deadline to get an essay in before the weekend and we got a call saying her Mother no 1, is in hospital with ridiculously low oxygen levels and is in on a no-resuscitate basis.

My partner was raised by 2 mums who were a couple at the time. This is the one they called us to the hospital over, 8 years ago to come and say our goodbyes because they said that her lungs no longer had the capacity to drive air around a human body. A sheer matter of physics they said. Six months later she was blowing a bugle, literally. An old family heirloom  that ended up on the top of the wardrobe. She’s the one I take to Asda with me and buy her Wonder Woman knickers from the children’s department. She’s lost so much weight she can get into them now. And we have fun pushing her wheelchair up escalators that wheelchairs are not allowed on and  for a few moments she becomes visibly the  young rebel androgynous dyke she was in the 60’s. We spoke to her on the phone from hospital yesterday and she is happy as Larry on morphine. I promise her Sky Sports if we get through this and she is delighted.

So my partner and I were to sort out a hospital rota last night but first I took the dogs out while she got the shopping in and on the way back I turn the corner in my car into the winding country lane yards from where we live. And the first thing I see is debris on the road and then a motorcycle sprawling on grass verge and then my partner’s car abandoned in the road all damaged  up the side.  A young learner motorcyclist had lost control on the bend and skidded around the corner into her lane and took the side of her car out. Worst part was she could see him lying with his bike on top of him in her wing mirror. She continues to see this all night and throughout the morning. Luckily, he has only minor injuries. She has none. But no drivable vehicle. She gets confused because people keep  telling her she only has 24 hours to report whiplash. “Why do they keep saying that when I’ve told them I’m fine?” she ponders, genuinely confused. I love her for this. Love her fundamental decency in a world that offers no obvious reward for it.

We get home after dealing with paramedics, police, insurance companies. He admits total liability. She sends me out for a bottle of wine for our jangling nerves. I get back and the phone rings. No number displayed. We think its about a courtesy car. It’s a hospital 200 miles away. A ward sister addressing her as next of kin. Mother number 2, the one who wasn’t ill is about to be put into a medically induced coma for scepsis and other complications. This is the Mary Quant wearing, mini driving, lesbian about town of the swinging sixties. The one hanging out with Dusty Springfield down the Gateways. As of midday today we’re all still breathing, all still hanging in there for each other, all still grateful for each other’s existence. But f*ck me. What a 72 hours.
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And now I know how Joan of Arc felt.......

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Re: what are you grateful for today? (however big or small)
« Reply #2654 on: Jun 13, 2018, 03:08:20 PM »
God, Betty, what a lot of trauma! I hope everyone pulls through ok.
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