Thank you for your thoughts. I hope all goes well for you when you see you doctor tommorow. I will be thinking of you
Sorry to read the news regarding your Dad and hope you have more information soon as the not knowing is almost as bad as knowing if that makes any sense;, am thinking of you all asI type this but having trouble concentrating (see below and that may explain why!!)
. Seems you have passed on you storytelling genes to your grand-daughter, how wonderful and how proud you must all be of her.
Have to say the whole family are cream-crackered after spending the day clearing my Mum's rented flat. We all mucked in(even hubby drove me over and did what he was able to manage (he was frustrated he could not do more whereas I was delighted he was even there!!! I am working all day tomorrow as we have an in-house audit to carry out, so the boys are going back to finish off which should take about a couple of hours. It was hard and I now have lots of boxes to go through but at least I can do this in the comfort of my own home and when I can cope with it.
Take care, Jules
Hi, not sure if this been posted before, and I am not normally into poetry,
But for many of us struggling in so many ways,
this poem from Dylan Thomas seems
Most appropriate, look it up.....
'Do not go gentle into that good night.........'
As a lot of you may know I have three amazing grandchildren who I love dearly. Right from when they were very young, I have been making up stories for them, which I have to say I have enjoyed doing. So the nickname they have for me is story granddad. My granddaughter used to have a particular saying when she wanted me to make her up a story and is as follows.
"Come on granddad, make me up another story please. After all, that's what granddads are for".
When she was younger, I truly believe that she really thought that was the only purpose granddads had in life was to read their grandchildren stories. But although she is only thirteen she had already had one of her short stories publishes and has just won third prize in a big competition. I am so proud of her. This is what she has set her heart on doing when she leaves school and at the moment I don't think she will change her mind. She writes under the name of Dragon Soul Jess on a site called Movellas.
I like to see young people with a particular ambition and I hope that she succeed's in her aim.
Take care folks, best wishes, Brian
As a huge fan of motorsport I am primarily a Formula 1 follower but I also enjoy other disciplines including American NASCAR. The 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup campaign went down to the last race of the season and was won by a very young man called Brad Keslowski. In his post race interview he commented on how difficult it had been for him in his even younger years as he was constsntly told in school that - "he wasnt strong enough" or "he wasn't big enough" - or - "he wasn't fast enough". He went on to say that he still isn't strong or quick or fast enough unless he has his team and family with him and said this ----
LIFE IS A TEAM SPORT!
It was so nice to see someone so young and actually very wealthy appreciate how much he owes to the people who support him and the words themselves are very true. Whatever problems people have or don't have, life is so much harder without the support of others.
Best to all,
I have my quote for the day and its by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
"A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature".
If that is true, and I do believe it is, then I consider myself so lucky to have found a lot of masterpieces of nature on this great forum.
Thank you my friends, Brian
I found this quotation today and it's so true. This one is by Robert Louis Stevenson.
"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seed's you plant".
I like to think that the seeds he was referring to are seeds of friendship and happiness for all of us on this site need good friends to help us through our daily lives.
Have a good day everyone, Brian
This is something I heard on the radio in the car this morning. It is a line from a song that used to be in the charts around twenty years ago. Don't ask me who the artist was beause I can't remember I only know he was an American rap artist. Not usually my kind of listening but that doesn't take anything away from the lyric,
"Life is a big game and you have to play it with a big heart"
There are plenty of big hearts on this site who will understand!
Best to all,
(Brian, how is your Dad if you don't ind me asking?)
Thanks so much for asking about dad. Since we spoke last he has been in and out of hospital several times. He is having yet more tests today to try and find out what the problem is. One doctor seem to think the growth they have found on his pancreas is cancer, while another one seems to think it his prostate cancer recurring. I didn't find out until a few days ago my dad has had several types of cancer in the past, including bowel cancer. His strength has amazed me and my admiration for him is growing by the day at how he has kept on fighting. They did let him out for a few hours on Sunday but he is back in again. My sister has said it doesn't look good for him as whichever doctor is right it looks like cancer has come back again.
I've also broken a pubic bone in my groin area and it's so painfull. I am restricted to upstairs as I cant get downstairs for the moment so feeling a blooming nusance as it is making so much more work for my poor wife.
I liked your latest posting on this thread. I also loved the drawing you did for Sofia, you are very artistic and should do more although I expect having the spare time is a factor. Sofia has so much to go through at the moment and is such a nice person, like so many on here. I hate to see her so low at times.
Anyway thanks again for asking Garf. I do really appreciate your concern and I did manage to pass on your message to himand he said thanks. Best wishes, Brian
Brian I am sorry your Dad is so unwell at the moment and that neither of his doctors have anything good to say about his condition. And I am also sorry about you being a prisoner in your own bedroom. Perhaps your wife could make you a big flask of tea to save her legs a bit going up and down the stairs while you stare at the torture that is daytime t.v.
I hope there is some better news for you and your Dad soon. Recover well.
Thanks for that Garf. I am glad to say I was able to get back downstairs yesterday but still not that mobile yet. It has been both an embarrassing and painful experience, one I shan't repeat again I hope.
Anyway I have let this thread slip for a few days, sorry Sofia, but have just found this quotation which I think is a brilliant one. This is one written by Peter Davies.
"Motivation is like food for the brain. You cant get enough in one sitting. It need continual and regular top ups".
I think a lot of us one here lose a little motivation from time to time. But coming back on here somehow gives us the extra boost of motivation and helps keep us going on.
On a more comical note, part of this quote reminds me of my wallet, It needs continual and regular top ups, Just like my brain as well!!!!!!
Have a good day folks, best wishes, Brian.
Brian, at last I have pinned you down to find out what has been amiss with you. I knew you had a period of not posting and then found you again but no reference to what was wrong with you. Now I know and I send you lots of sympathy and hugs to get better. I should imagine its an excrutiating pain!!!! As you say we feel bad that we end up putting more work on our other halves. My latest problem is I've got my old back injury playing up and I need my husbands help to get dreesed. I manage the rest of the day but getting ready in the morning is the worst. I suppose that although I'm okay in bed everything stiffens up overnight!! He ho I am so looking forward to being my normal self again(whatever that is!!!lol.) So whilst you are crawling around in agony think of me crawling around behind you. I'll be the one picking up any cake crumbsLOL>xxxxx Annabel
Thanks for the reply and for your kind words. Have managed to get back downstairs yesterday and can at last begin to put my right leg in the ground but can not put any weight on it yet. It's still very painful. Tried two different lots of painkillers from the doctors but both caused bad side effects so making do with good old paracetomol. Getting back to normal slowly, or as my wife would say as near normal as possible as I don't think she believes I have ever been normal and she probably right?????? I mean, what sixty nine year old would attempt to do the splits????? Lol. Honestly Annabel, I don't know what I would have done without my dear wife's help this past week or so. She has been brilliant.
Sorry to hear that on top of everything else, you suffer with a bad back. That can also be excruciatingly painful, so I do feel for you Annabel. I have seen your reply to Ann (Afaith) and do feel for her having to make such a difficult decision. There are so many lovely people on here including yourself, and I feel privileged to be able to talk with you all.
Thanks again for your kind words, best wishes Brian
Get this one written out early today This quotation is by Sarah Dessen.
"You cant always get the perfect moment. Sometimes you just have to do the best you can under the circumstances".
Hope you all have a peaceful Sunday. Best wishes, Brian