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Whew !! that was a week

Saturday, October 03, 2020

Hello dear friends .. hello and Happy first Saturday of October 2020
what a week ..
trip down memory lane when I accompanied my husbands nephew to his oncology appointment in the city on Monday .. it had been 14 years since I had been in that building ..
his appointment went well .. we chatted the 2.5 hours on the way up and home .. I felt as though I was a robot .. I was there .. but not really there .. must have been all the prayers I had said as well as those that look out for my silly butt when I express my anxiety or concerns .. oh yes I was prayed up ..
Special thanks to you my Spark friends that kept me in your thoughts and prayers .. thank you Nancy

A good friend also made me promise to set a boundary .. that I would be there for support .. guidance and encouragement but I could not and would not be present for every appointment .. his family would have to step up .. as uncomfortable as it is .. they must step up
fast forward a few days ...
.. da da duh .. and they have .. amen
Monday evening and Tuesday I will admit I was a wreck .. but I was pleasantly surprised .. all of my spiritual and self care teachings and classes have paid off ..
I was able to view each scene in my mind .. each emotion ... each event .. view them .. experience the emotion attached .. then let the movie continue ...

last week I met with my lawyer (another nephew .. ) to buy out my brothers half of moms house and contents .. it seemed as though the two of us had totally different expectations of how to deal with not only Moms collections and things .. but also her parents and brother had lived in the house prior to her moving in ..
he wanted it done .. didn't matter the treasures left behind ..
I felt as though even though I did not want to possess any of it .. the daunting job needed to be done with respect and honour
the energy of the cards .. notes .. collections and treasures attached to each needed to be appreciated and released ... and yes after two days of going through .. I feel as though my family in heaven is happy with me ..
I did ask them all to be in attendance to help out and make mind blowing task easy and soul filling ..
And they have .. amen
I found a mothers day card my grandfather gave to his wife .. my grandmother .. a huge multi layer card ... a beautiful card .. 7x7 or so .. I don't think I've ever seen such a beautiful card .. My grandfather was 17 years older than grandma .. yet he was full fo life and mischief ... of laughter and giggles ... grandma was serious and very goal and task orientated .. a "thou shalt not have fun" kinda of look on her face at all times .. the card made me wonder how much grandpa had to coddle grandma in order for her to smile or enjoy the fact that he loved her dearly .. when I turned it over .. the card cost a dollar .. I'm sure a dollar in those days was a lot of money .. wow
huge moment .. the card will be laminated and placed on the back upper shelf of the china cabinet my daughter is taking to her house .. that one was grandma's there is another exactly the same only a little smaller that one will go to my daughter in law ... this one was my moms ..
ok fast forward .. instead of boxing up the household items and furniture and taking to charity stores .. we learnt of a family that lost everything in a house fire a couple of weeks ago .. I was in touch with them to see if anything in the house would be of use to them .. they will come to the house tomorrow to pick up beds.. couches and chairs .. table and chairs .. kitchen stuff .. bedding and linens ..
my daughter and I worked like beavers yesterday and accomplished a lot .. the boxes are packed ready for them to pick up early Sunday morning ..
I thanked the heavens for their help ..

oh yes I was pooped out .. but in a good way .. 8:30 came and found me in bed ..
had a very peaceful and pleasant sleep .. well rested and ready to embrace the day ..

May you have a weekend that makes your heart smile .. filled with ordinary or not so ordinary life events that truly make you thankful .. happy and content

right now Miss Sweet Georgia Brown is climbing up my pj legs .. biting my toes .. and being not so sweet ..
she goes from peace and calm to holy smokes who wound up the kitten in 2.2 seconds .. My first love Baggins is still not happy but she now watches the goings on as if she were an old school marm just waiting to rap the little turd on the head with the ruler ... yes she growls and hisses ... yet the little frog shows no fear and heads straight for her .. zoom the old cat is gone .. as for the 160 pound dog .. he trembles in his toes at the site of said terrorist .. could be that she loves to climb up his legs too and swing off his tail ..

quite the PS ..
long winded I can be .. excuse me .. its time to create a spinach omelette .. with home made apple sauce for my toast .. but first .. one more yummy hot cup of coffee as I watch the sun come up ...
sending you peace that surpasses understanding .. "all is well" ..
yes
"all is well"
much love to you and yours ..
Donna

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  • HICKOK-HALEY
    Such a wonderful idea to let a family in need get furniture etc. They must be so overwhelmed. Praying everything continues to go well for your Nephew. You're doing great! emoticon
    145 days ago
  • TSISQUAUSDI
    BRAVO, my sweet friend! I am so very proud of you! Not only did you accomplish a great deal, but you've had some real quality time with your daughter. That in itself is AWESOME!

    I'll be thinking of you while I'm sipping a glass of Merlot tonight. Wish you were here - We'd talk and talk and giggle a LOT! Love you - mean it! emoticon
    147 days ago
  • SEAGLASS1215
    What a week you have had! So glad the furniture can go a family in need, I'm sure they are most appreciative. The card sounds lovely - definitely a keeper! As for the kitties, they may never become best buddies but the kitten is going to be relentless in trying to play and wiggles it's way into the older one's heart and the older one will probably be tolerant and give off "Cat-itutde" but eventually they should come to a peaceful co-existence. Might even play when you're not looking!
    147 days ago
  • MSLZZY
    Peace be with you as you navigate these waters of letting go.
    I pray that you have a blessed Sunday.
    147 days ago
  • JACKIEWALKS4FUN
    You have been so busy, nice of you to go with your husbands Nephew to his appointment, and hard to remember the times you were there. You are so kind. Glad you got your Moms house and were able to go through and find those treasures and pass some on to your daughters. Great to find a family who will need some of the things from the house, what a nice thing to do.
    I am so happy you kept that sweet Kitten and Miss Baggins is doing a bit better. We have 2 dogs Riley was the first and we got another after Riley scared this puppy. Riley still wants to be the only dog, but looks for Penny sometimes when she is gone. I think he likes her, just does not want her to know. Loved reading your blog emoticon
    148 days ago
  • OSONIYE
    That is quite a week. Good for you, getting it all done with respect and finding some treasures!
    148 days ago
  • NJ_BEACHCOMBERS
    I am glad you were able to find a "home: for some of the belongings. and that you got through the day..One day at a time..that is how this is done.
    148 days ago
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    148 days ago
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