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Oh, Bev, I'm so sorry for the loss of Wendy. I'm with you in the tears, sorrow, grief beyond what we should have to bear. Know I have a shoulder for you and big old hugs to comfort you. They say it gets easier with time, but grief hits you in the most unexpected times and places. The tears are healing. What gets me through is knowing God is in control and it's with His help that I can go on. Love you, Sweetie.
Bev, as you know I was aware but kept it to myself, hope you are felling better about it all and as I have said how is her husband dealing with his loss. No need to answer I completely understand. As you can always email me. So,So Sad.
My sympathies and regrets for your losses.
Oh Bev,I am sooo so sorry about your daughter, I think her name was Wendy. I knew she had been battling cancer but I thought she was doing better. I can't imagine your heartache.Sending love and hugs to you, dear Bev. You're in my prayers.
Bev, I too am so sad for you. That's not the way it was meant to be and I wish I could help. Just say the word. As always.
Oh Bev, I am so sorry about the loss of your precious daughter. Yes, she is out of pain and at rest. Also your sweet little dog. You are in my prayers, my friend.
Oh so heartbreaking to lose your daughter. So very sorry.♥️And also very sad to lose your 4 footed companion.❤️
I am so very sorry for your losses, time will ease the pain, but never completely. They will remain in your heart and head where you can treasure them and smile at the momories that you have made over the years. Your daughter, Wendy, and Shih-Tzu are fast asleep and out of pain.Once again I am so sorry xxx
Since the first posting of this puzzle. So much has occurred in my life. I am almost back to normal. I laid my Shih-Tzu to rest June 04,2018 I miss him, not like I miss my daughter Wendy, who we put to rest August 01,2018. I shall miss her(my first born 5-3-59) til I take my last breath. She is free of Pain and R.I.P. 8-8-18...9:20 A.M.-----------------Thank you for listening to my woe.
Hi Mary! I'm thankful for you! It's so good to meet people from my state! Have a blessed day!
Add me to the list of thankful people. I would be very lonely without you and I am so thankful for all of you. And of course I am thankful for my ever present dog, Scarlett. Blessings. Mary
i'll be there I like plain donuts save me one please
Yes Joe, we are all friends here and I'm thankful for each one of you!! Pass the donuts, please!!
Not a problem John! :))
Thanks Joe... my waistline appreciates it
Don't worry, I ordered extra jelly-filled!!! :))
Hi dbnc2, you stopped in just in time. We're all having coffee and donuts at Joe's Place this Friday at 9 o'clock. Hope you can make it! (I've got dibs on all jelly filled donuts). See you on Friday!! - TIM
My bad, I didn't introduce myself, I'm Joe. :))
dbnc2, Glad to meet you! Jigidi is full of friends.Judy
We're all friends here @dbnc2 ! Right Dottie? :))
that is a good puzzleI am glad I found JIGIDII feel like I have a lot of friends on here
I agree, Judy. Thank you!
I am glad to hear your husband is improving. It's hard when it's slow, but sometimes helps to look back a week or two or a month to see the improvement. As long as it's forward progress, it is good. Kind of like a diet. Only losing a pound a month can be discouraging, but it's a whole lot better than gaining a pound a month or not losing at all. At the end of a year, you've lost 12. :-)
Thank you Bobbie. I will surely enjoy my visit. Judy, give that little guy a big hug for me. Yes, they are so precious! I'm excited for you!! Hubby is slowly improving. It's going to be a long haul but he is being patient with himself, so that helps a lot! Robin, all my grands are grown, too, so we are starting over with great-grands. :) I'm so glad I'm not too old, yet, to cuddle him. Thanks Cuz, I will do that later!! Hope all is well with you, dear friend!
Adorable baby, Cuz................Hey, Cuz, you should post a new puzzle so we can get off of this really long thread. LOL How about a puzzle of your baby?
that is the cutest little face peeking out of the blanket dottie.......mine are grown now....but I sure do remember cuddling with them at this age...babies are just the "best"...lol
Oh yes they will! I think we get to watch our little guy this next weekend. I can't wait to spend time with him again. They're so precious!!Enjoy him Dottie and get some pictures to hold you over until the next visit! How's your husband doing?
Dottie, he is adorable. Enjoy your visit on Wednesday.☼♥☼
Thank you, Judy. I will get to hold him on Wednesday. My two daughters and I are traveling to his house. They will have to drag me away from him.
Dottie,I love your new profile pic! Such a cutie!!
I agree, Judy!!
John,You really should be writing for a sitcom. " but if you follow me I will show you the way to twisted... down the hall, third door on the left..."That is some seriously funny stuff.
We are all a little warped here, but we try to use discretion . . . .Still have a problem with st st stut stutt stuttering on this fool keyboaadr.
No... Heavens no. Dottie, you are just a bit warped... but if you follow me I will show you the way to twisted... down the hall, third door on the left...
Oh dear! John, does that mean I have a twisted sense of humor...too? :)
Congratulations Dottie.... you may be the only person that understood my last comment :-)
Thanks for the info Dave! I always thought that physicians, nurses and pharmacists were the only ones permitted to give shots. If your Rabbi is authorized to give shots, I wonder if the High Priestess of my religious cult can give shots.... or if I should continue using her frog wart lotion....
No license Robin, but he does have his rabbis shots !!! (well, this IS Mexico)Just far enough that I can walk, but too far for a lazy guy Clive!!! (It is Buddy's favorite place, lots of people willing to share their food with him)
what a hoot john.......that one got me laughing....I think the "tails" is what did itdoes he have a license dave??.....lol
How far is the pub Dave?
Buddy drives pretty good, but he only knows how to get to the pub and back . . . .
Thee Hee, John.
Joe, Clive... you both have made me feel as if I have been negligent in raising my kids. I have several kids about 10 years old and I have never given them driving lessons. Was teaching the kids to drive at an early age in the Dr. Spock parenting books? I just don't think my kids are ready. I doubt if their little legs will reach the pedals and they do not read traffic signs. All they want to do is bark and go in circles chasing their tails. I'm thinkin' they may need a year or two to mature :-(
Hi, Dottie. I am seeing your new Avatar and I'm guessing this is your new great grandson. What a cutie pie he is and I know he must be the joy of your life right now. I know he will make the new year a happy one and a fun one, just having him around. I would love to read some of the comments made below but there are soooooooo many. (ha) Wow!! 268 right now and that is amazing. Good to talk to you again and I will be back soon. Hope you have a good day, my friend.
Joe what a wise man your dad was.
I guess that makes it Dave 45, John 29. Dave is pulling away and I have no answer for Dave's offensive machine. Did I happen to mention that I am slowly becoming invisible? Like.... ALL of me is becoming invisible? Great comment Dave... I have no answer... I am humbled :-)
Is that what you call it John, "a dangling participle"???Really ???Guess things change as you get older . . . .
ha ha, Viva la Nutty.
Sorry Robin. I thought I answered your question last night, but looking around I don't see it. I wouldn't be the first time I fell asleep mid-sentence.... and I hate it when I leave a dangling participle. To answer your question, I am an all-American boy. My Dad was in the Air Force and when I was 17 and 18 years old, my Dad was stationed in Goose Bay, Labrador... the land of snow, northern lights, Gordon Lightfoot and lots of alcohol. I've always said those were the best 2 years of my life. I was young, good looking and I didn't start disappearing until many years later. Goose Bay is now a distant memory.... but one of my best memories. But now it sounds as if your prime minister, Justin Pierre James Trudeau is trying to turn Canada into a California... I had a pure bred poodle once that had 4 names... I wonder if they are related?? Viva la Nutty!!!
are you a canuck john..... or just here for work or something??......were you east or west??
Yes he did!! He'd hand me the keys and magically his car would start!!
Joe,Your dad had one of the first remote starts. ;-)Thanks Dottie. :-)
I was 8 or 9 when my dad let me go out and start his car on cold days, and clear off the snow!! Thanks Clive for bringing that memory back to the surface!!
I thought that too, Judy, as I was reading Clive's comments. What great memories for those boys.
Interesting Clive. I'm sure your sons and grandsons treasure those memories.
Judy, My Father used to have a Paraffin heater alight under his car in the winter months of the 1950's when I was a boy to keep the oil fluid so his car could start everything time he wanted to use it and it was always garaged. loved to drive his car even when I was a ten year old as his garage was up the road from where we lived and I always washed for him and kept it clean for him so he never knew I used to drive it about it in the garages where he kept it. He was twice as big as me and I had to pull the great big seat as far as possible to the front to drive, but what a pleasure.I made sure both my sons could drive cars when they were both 11 years old on my friends land and Then with my Grandson when he wanted to drive but I will be too old for youngest Grandson as he is only 8 years old at present so a bit of a Bummer for me but never mind so many memories
Interesting John. My dad had a car he used to plug in every night during the cold. I think it was a Rambler. Clive,He actually was an eccentric man, whether you agreed with his sidewalk heat or not. There was much more to him, and most people here agreed, he was a little eccentric.
Hi John, another sensible nation. I have seen pictures of fire hydrants in America above the ground only to be frozen in the winter months LOL!!! All of ours are underground. Must say we do have power cuts where the electric cables cannot be buried underground due to rocks or mountains.
I remember when we lived in Canada, most cars had electric heaters for the oil and water so the water wouldn't freeze and the oil wouldn't get as hard as my wife's fruitcake. In the winter time our car was always plugged in and when you went to a store, each parking spot had an electrical outlet to plug in your car. I had forgotten about that Judy... thanks for rearranging my memory cells
Judy, the man you speak of is certainly not eccentric (unless he is English of course LOL!!) a most sensible man. We trace heat lots of equipment in our country to keep everything working some roads and outside plumbing.
Glad you got your power back, Donna!With my back, I can't shovel and Hubby gets upset if I try it. I still sometimes do a small bit. There is a man in our town who put in heated sidewalks so he wouldn't have to shovel. lol I need to remember to go past the house and see if they're still working the next time we get a snow as that was several years ago he did this. He was a little eccentric.
Donna (O and A), I am glad your power was restored. We missed the snow in Greensboro by 30 miles or so. Asheboro to our south had snow as did Pinehurst. You are two hours to the south of Raleigh I believe and you must be on the coast. Where do you live? We go to Atlantic Beach quite a bit. Haney :-)
Me, too. Thanks, Joe.
Glad you got power back Donna!! Stay warm!! :))
Our power went out this evening about 10:00. I was in the bathroom. Go figure. Hubby came looking for me with a flashlight. Then we searched for our daughter. She had hopped in bed under her quilt. Smart girl. So we did, too, after hubby called the electric company. It was warm under the blankets but my nose was really cold. About 12:30am, the lights came back on. We were avoiding having to dig out the generator and start it. Our garage is packed. This is the first time the power went out since we have been in this house. At our old house, the power was always going out for a couple hours at a time. Reasons were snake got in the substation. Or a tree fell down on the lines or there was a car that hit a pole. Our substation here is about a mile down the road, so we hoped it would come back on soon. There is a lot of ice on the roads, so who knows what happened. We got 3-4 inches of snow on top of a bunch of sleet last night. Our neighbor, the snow bunnies from New Hampshire were out shoveling, but did not get very far. I think they realized there was ice under the snow and gave up. Usually I will shovel, but I've been so cold and hubby asked me if I was going out anytime soon. I said "no," so he said why shovel.
Donna,I'm glad you have the generator! One thing I insisted on was an alternate source of power when we moved to this house. We have never needed it. Thank God! Our power lines are buried, which helps a great deal. Out in western Nebraska they have gone 2 weeks without power when the wind and ice have taken down the lines. Usually just the snow alone doesn't bother. We've had a long cold spell going right now but at least we've been having temperatures above 0 this week. It's been a few years since it's been this cold. It doesn't bother me. Most of the time I really don't even wear an extra layer. This past week I have put a cardigan on. My poor hubby on the other hand is uncomfortable all winter. And then we reverse roles in the summer. I'm miserable all summer long, I can never get cool enough. lol We couldn't have been more opposite if we'd tried.
Bev, we just have a portable generator. Haven't had to use it more than a few hours at a time. Since we got it, the power has only been off for short while. Wish we had a built in generator. My hubby is a licensed electrician and put one into a guy's house down here at the coast. He said it was a huge thing that had power to the guy's huge house and his son's house that was next door. We aren't planning on building a house anytime soon. The thought of building one is daunting. We would be over at the site daily making sure things ran smoothly. And that is too stressful, if you ask me. But who knows. We just moved here and are renting til the summer. Our first house was a brand new house and it came with it's own set of problems. It's now snowing. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...and then melt.
@oldandancient Donna, color me Dah! I've always thought the Carolinas never got snow......well, now I know. Take care kiddo. There have been times I wished I could afford a built into your house generator. My brother had that done when he built his house. I have a portable generator sitting in the garage. I could never move the bloody thing. When it gets really bad ..my son comes and hooks it up. Thankfully were in the clear for who knows how long.
Bev, don't believe everything you hear. It's sleeting right now. Supposed to get snow, but hasn't arrived yet. Just hope the power stays on. And yes, we get snow here in NC. One year we got 18 inches and everything was closed for days. The snow plow did not come down our road for 3 days. That was at our old house 2 hours north of here near Raleigh. We are at the coast now and yes, it has snowed here before. We did get an inch of snow last year. Usually when it snows, it's gone in a day or two or a week at least. When we lived near Raleigh, we got a lot of ice. Once without power for 5 days. After that happened we got a generator. We've been without power before after hurricanes for 5 days. We are indoors and not leaving anytime soon.
You said it. ;0))
@pasta Oh, man ......BUMMER!!!!!!
Hey, Bev. It is snowing in SC. right now, and we have had snow before. Brrrr and yuck.☺♥☺
@oldandancient Did you get snow today? News at about 4pm said snow in the Carolinas and it never happened before ever.
Bev, we almost moved to northern Indiana. We thought about moving back by family. IL and MI have too high of taxes, so that is why we thought of IN. But my daughter got a job down by the coast, a couple hours where we used to live, so we moved here 5 minutes from the beach. So glad we did not move up there. Having a cold spell here for about 2 weeks now. Went from 70 degrees to 20's. So it is hard to get acclimated to this chill. My siblings in the Midwest are all complaining about the cold. I've been trying to get the to move here for the past 32 years. My brother in MI finally said he was tired of taking coats, boots, scarves, hats, etc off every time he went in and out. He likes it here but his wife does not want to leave the kids and especially the grandkids. I told him they would follow him here. They already vacation with them when they come to the beach. Binky, I was going to say what Judy said. Sometimes you are so overwhelmed with grief or troubled about something that you don't know what to pray. The Holy Spirit will pray for you. That's what a Good God we have.
I am in Highland, Indiana about 50miles out of Chi. town. The winter of 2016 was mild and the end of 2017 and now it is bitter cold. We have had some doozey winters here, but we get thru it. Truly hope and pray your husband's therapy will be good for him to get the ole get up and go. One day at a time. Take care and keep warm.
Thanks, Bev. I have gained a few pounds that are stubborn and won't leave!! I used to walk a mile every day with my little dog but I have to wait until spring to start doing that again. Is it colder than usual where you live? I live in the deep south and this cold weather is no fun!! Okay, I'll stop gripping now1 :) Sending Big hugs to you, Bev!
Dottie That was just 7 years ago, I'm thinking you look pretty much the same as the picture.
Amen, ladies!! Thanks for the great sermons. : ) Yes, He knows and He cares!! And He can get the job done when it sometimes looks hopeless. He has proven Himself and His Word true to me many times! I agree, He is a GOOD, Loving and Compassionate father! Judy, the picture you see here was made in 2010, so I've aged since then. Haha! I couldn't find a recent one that I liked.
And isn't it so neat that when you don't have the words and your heart is burdened to the point of tears, that the Holy Spirit takes over and changes those groanings to words? We don't even have to speak the words when we can't.
Wow. Such encouragement while doing puzzles. :) The burden of this morning was actually for another person. I am, personally, doing fine; but a couple of people on my prayer list have immense struggles, physical and spiritual. I was just overwhelmed for one of them this morning. One of those times when you don't know the right words to pray, but you KNOW God understands the language of tears and the language of your heart. HE IS A GOOD, GOOD FATHER!!
Binky, like Judy says, "He's a Good Good Father." Cling to Him. We may never know why we have to go through adversity, but if you let Him help you through it, you will be closer to Him as well. I, too, thought you were real life cousins with Dottie. And yes, I do believe God brought me to jigidi for a reason. I found out one of the reasons and my soul sisters were with me through it all. God used them to help me in my times of trouble. I have found more soul sisters since then. You stay with us and you will never be alone. Praying for you binky. And sending you big old hugs. Donna
Dottie,Looking at your picture, you don't appear old at all. I feel old somedays. I know people in their 80's that have more energy than me. :-)I have an android, or I'd help you with your iphone. My sister has one of those and she is very different from me. She would always have her kids do what she wanted done on it. Such as posting pictures on facebook etc. I think she might have learned to do it by herself by now. I'm much more curious and will mess around with it until I can figure it out, or I'll google a how to video on youtube. If you find the app. we could connect on there. It's kind of fun to encourage each other on there. I have my sister and a good friend that we hold each other up through that. https://www.youversion.com/
YES! I love YouVersion. Right now I'm doing two group studies: one with my sister and two childhood friends, and another with a woman in Israel. I think there are lots of people in the 2nd, from all over.
Hi Sis! :) So true that we all need encouragement in this old world. Thank you for praying for Gene. He is a wonderful husband and father and this thing has really knocked him for a loop! But I know God is able. I don't have the YouVersion Bible, but I'll look for it. I'm not too 'swift' with my I phone, but I'm learning, slowly! Well, let's face it...I'm old and I learn much slower these days.
Okay gals, that's funny, because I truly believed you were cousins and I thought how neat to be able to share Jigidi with your family. So you are Sisters in Christ. I am a sister also. :-)I'm so happy to have met you both. We do all need all the encouragement we can get in this world, today, so I'm happy to share and hopefully have a positive impact on someone, and I love getting some back, so thank you very much, Dottie!I will also be praying for you and your husband, Gene. That is something I want to improve on this year, my prayer life. Do either of you gals, use the YouVersion Bible app on your phone or computer?
LOL. I was just about to answer the "cousin comment", Dottie. Like Dottie said, we found so many mutual connections that we figured we have to be cousins somewhere down the line. We've never actually met in person. However, I do believe with all my heart that God brought us together. Looks like He's making more connections through Jigidi. You just never know what He will use!
Binky, He is a good, good, Father. Sometimes, when life gets overwhelming, it is the only thing I can cling to. And sometimes I don't understand why things work out the way they do, but I have to trust He's got everything in control.
Cuz, you are in my prayers. Hang in there. It's true...God is present and He cares for you!! I love you, Cuz!
Judy, thank you so much. I send the same back to you. You are an encourager and a good friend to everyone on Jigidi. I hope this new year will be the best ever for you!! ❤️HUGS❤️ P.S. Cuz and I aren't cousins, but we discovered we have lived in the same cities in our past, but never met until Jigidi. We have said, we could be cousins and not know it! Haha!
Dear Sweet Mary, thank you! Please don't ever apologize for letting it all out with friends. And don't boo hiss my friend!! :) I will surely be praying for you. My hubby is slowly on the mend. He started physical therapy yesterday and we are praying it will help give him the strength he needs. God bless you, my friend, and I'll pray you sell your house and find a place that fits you to a tee!! Sending big hugs your way!!
Thank you, jals. I've had a heavy prayer-burden this morning and I needed that encouragement. God is SO good and so present in trouble.
Dottie and Binky,Your faith and outlook on life is inspiring. Thanks for sharing your world with us. Judy
Mary,Sending you (((hugs))).I hope today is a good day for you! I agree about Dottie and her cousin, Binky. Beautiful ladies inside and out.
Dottie, I am about to give you a big head. Your picture shows how beautiful you are outside and your writing does the same for the inside. When I read what you say to each other on here it lifts my spirits. I hope your husband is doing much better by now. My husband use to fall a lot and then he got a pacemaker put in and it improved his life and mine also tremendously. Please pray for me as I live alone and have so many health problems that keep me from planning to do very much. I missed Thanksgiving and it was the first time I ever missed making my speciaities. I need to move from this big house that I have been in since 1972. I just cannot take care of it anymore. It has 5 bedrooms, 3 baths and one acre. Sounds like I am trying to sell it on here. But in reality I would rather be the last place I move. I did not mean to sound a pity party on a puzzle that told me we all have something to be thankful for. It just came out. So sorry. Boo hiss me. Blessings, Mary