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Friday, December 08, 2006

People to Thank

Most of you know my first experience with a blog of any type was at a place called Blogging Baby and that one of their writers who has since become my dear online friend, Jen Creer, set up this blog and gave it its name.

That Christmas meme that I talked about putting on here and never did? It's on Jen's blog Jen-o-rama (and several others) if you'd like to take a crack at it.

Jen emailed me last night to ask if it was okay to write a post on that blog (Blogging Baby) about me. I said yes, of course, and she did. It was beautiful and there's a link to it at the bottom of the post before this one. (Sunday. At least there was - it seems to be gone. Here it is - more for me so I can go back and read it without digging through archives.)

So many people have come over here or left a comment on Blogging Baby since then to offer their love, prayers, and support. I've tried to get back to most of them personally either by email or in their own comment boxes. It was a good way to spend part of my morning.

A few didn't have a URL or an email address. I tried to keep track. If I missed someone, I apologize. So - to Joe, Keri, Ginny, Lisa, Emily, Messed Up Mama (your comment link didn't work), LB, and Lex, thank you for the kindess you've shown to someone you've never met. As I told Jen, it means so much to all of us even as I was reading through tears.

To everyone else who came over and to my other visitors, the same. I know many of you have told me not to worry about replying but as long as I'm able, I like feeling the connection.

I'll try to get back with an update over the weekend and maybe even chat about something else for a change. I'm waiting for confirmation from Hospice; all the usual red tape was magically erased by social workers from heaven.

I saw Carol briefly today and have spoken with her twice on the phone. With the meds, she has a very small window of feeling like herself before the pain medication kicks in. We have short, good conversations which she may not remember but I will. She talked to Elcie as well, mostly about her pet rat which Elcie is babysitting faithfully. We'll put the other girls on the phone tomorrow and after she's moved we'll talk about a visit.

Meantime, the Santa parade is tomorrow afternoon and I plan to take the girls. My Tuesday coffee date friend has invited me for coffee tomorrow (yes I know it's Saturday) and I plan to go if I can. Tim and I had lunch yesterday after we went to the hospital and then went microwave shopping. My new one is smaller but plenty large enough for what I do. I don't do a lot of cooking in it but the girls use it for popcorn, quesadillas, Ramen noodles, and it does a wonderful job on veggies. I turn off my electric coffee maker and use the microwave to heat coffee.

And now it's time to figure out something simple for dinner. I'm thinking scrambled eggs and maybe some Brown & Serve sausage. Oh wait, that's breakfast. Breakfast is good.

Take care everyone. There aren't words to express how I feel about all of you.

23 comments:

Melissa said...

Breakfast for dinner is always good!

Thinking of you and praying for peace and strength this weekend.

Keri said...

Growing up, my favorite memories of meals were when we had breakfast for dinner. Usually Egg-on-Toast.

It was sweet of you to thank me. No need to. Enjoy the weekend with your girls.

Gina said...

We love you, Ann!

Caloden said...

Breakfast is good for any and all meals.

I am thinking the good thoughts for you and yours.

Have a lovely coffee date and be sure to take a moment to breathe.

Atasha said...

Just checking in on you today Ann. Still thinking about you guys whole lot.

I hope my badluck over here with everything breaking doesn't poor over to you! I hope it ends at the microwave

Take Care Ann. I pray you and your family will have the strength to go through this.

Atasha said...

I don't think my last line came out how i wanted it too but you understand what I am trying to say. I running off fumes here I need sleep :-)

Mother Damnable said...

Enjoy the week end Ann, it's bright and sunny here which is lovely after the gales we've had.


Mmmmmm breakfast!

Sending love and best wishes

spadoman said...

Yes, like gina said, we love you Ann. Your spirit is a beacon we all need to learn from.

I love the pancake breakfast for dinner myself. Or bisquits and gravy. I'm hungry now. maybe I'll eat breakfast, for breakfast, no, leftover tuna casserole is there too. What to do, what to do.

Peace

Merle said...

Dear Ann ~~ Bless you for posting and for your comments. Glad you are taking the girls to the parade. I hope you get to your Tuesday coffee on Saturday. I
Mainly use my microwave for heating meals. Thinking of you and you are in my prayers. Love, Merle.

Alissa said...

Breakfast for supper. Mmmmm! I think you've given me an idea...

Hang in there. Please know you're in my thoughts and if there's anything at all I can do (although from Kentucky I'm not sure there's much!) I'll be happy to help.

Jen said...

Breakfast for dinner is one of our favorites as well.

Wanted to let you know that you and your family are in my prayers.

Margaret said...

Hi Ann, just popped in to see how you are. God Bless and lots of hugs. Margaret

Madcap said...

Much love, Ann.

XO

JBlue said...

I can't find the link to the post Jen did about you, and I would like to read it. How can I get there?

Take care.

Badoozie said...

i love breadfast for dinner...
you sound busy as usual...

Tammy said...

tears came to my eyes as I read your post and the comment "social workers from heaven"...doesn't it feel as if some people are truly heaven sent??
Thank you God, for all our heaven sent souls that inspire and help us along life's way, be with Granny, the girls and dear Carol...Amen
(((hugs)))
PS...sometimes breakfast is good for supper...breakfast is my favorite meal, but sometimes it is a comfort on a cold stressful night....so have some and enjoy!!
:-D

Jenijen said...

breakfast for supper is comforting, hope you all got to the parade to see Santa
xoxoxo

PEA said...

I'm glad you were bringing the girls to the Santa Claus Parade...I think you all need to be doing something fun right now, to keep your minds off what's going on. Isn't it a wonderful feeling to know you're cared about so much?:-) We think the world about you, Ann...you truly are an inspiration!! xox

Jenorama said...

Checking back in-- for some reason, I have been unable to see your most current posts! I found this at my statcounter, fortunately! to me, it looks like you haven't updated since Thursday. I will have to wonder about that.

Glad to hear you're still going through the motions of normalcy, Christmas, coffee, taking care of you.

Much love to you.

Jen

enigma4ever said...

Every night since I have read about what is going on with you I will light candles for you and add you , Carol, and the grandkids....may you have moments of tender normalcy, whether it be books, a rat, or fresh cofffee. On Fridays I visit Mother Theresa at the back of the inner city church near me. I am not Catholic- I am buddhist, but I believe that Mother Teresa understood the devotion of mothers...I send you prayers and light.....

Namaste....

( In asia this phrase also means "I am with you"..in moments of pain..it is a phrase of empathy....of compassion....we all are with you ..you are never alone on this path).....

Namaste Dear Lady...

tina said...

I hope you know how much all of us adore you.

smiley said...

Hmmm... ever since I started living on my own I've started to have breakfast for dinner too :)

Just wanted you to know that you and your family are in my prayers. Hope everything turns out well.

Ginny said...

HI Ann,

Thanks for the thanks. lol I just swung by to see how you are doing. Hang in there.

Ginny