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Comment by Joan Denoo on March 23, 2013 at 5:10pm
Sounds like all you can do, Melinda. It is really too bad. Life can be so incredibly fine and it is not hard to do. Love oneself, love one's work, love family and community, love being able to think and solve problems and participate in living with people you love and who love you.
Well, that is kind of a big order. And all it takes is thinking and acting wisely and paying attention when dreams and nightmares try to alert one to some unsolved problem or conflict, or sometime illness is a body trying to get in touch with oneself, or recurring problems that don't seem to get fixed. These and other things are our wonderful bodies and minds calling attention to something that needs attention.
Comment by booklover on March 23, 2013 at 4:55pm

Thanks Joan. :)  My friends daughter, the one I gave the ride to, has it really rough with her mom (who is my original friend) being bi-polar and not being able to even help herself, and her dad, who drinks and sells drugs.  I'll just say her name, Abby, is 19, and doing the best she can to keep her head above water.  She has lots of relatives on both sides, but none that can help her much.  No one has any money, and the religious ones are so judgemental.  She told me her mom (my friend) didn't even come out of the shower when she  went over there on her own birthday.  She yelled "I'm not home!"  Abby was really hurt. I tried giving her some advice about starting a savings account, no matter how small, and keep adding to it so she has SOMETHING for an emergency.  She is following in her moms footsteps and buying nonsense things (she keeps getting tattoos) instead of paying for important things first.  Their family has always lived from one crisis to the next.  Water getting shut off while buying a ton of Avon, etc.  I don't think I can even begin to undo the damage they have caused.  I'll just offer rides occasionally, a meal, and an ear.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 23, 2013 at 3:32pm

Great find for you and Halloween TFA. That implies chocolate to me! Lots of it, every size, shape and texture. 

Ian, there is a Beckett directs Beckett - Endgame on the internet. I wonder if it is the same as what you saw? "the master is more a prisoner than the servant" sounds familiar. I'm  thinking about you; hope all goes well for your family and that you find strength and encouragement from each other. 

A lot of feelings expressed here today.

I do hope Lula is OK Melinda and recovers quickly. She is so pretty and must be good company. You have an incredibly sensitive ear and your friend certainly needs one now. Is she a good critical thinker? She may be putting others before her own health as many of us tend to do. Having alcohol and drugs in loved ones is a terrible burdon, especially for one so young. I hope she can find a way to get out. 

Steph, I like the style, swagger, haughtiness of James Bond Kittez. 

 

Comment by booklover on March 23, 2013 at 3:25pm
Cute Carl! Thanks Ian and Patricia. :)
Comment by Ian Mason on March 23, 2013 at 3:18pm

That's a fun item, TFA.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 23, 2013 at 2:46pm

Ok.....so I was perusing eBay just the other day and stumbled upon this item that I just HAD to get as soon as I saw it.  After all, it's never too early to start thinking about Halloween.  I'm so proud of my purchase that I had to share it with you.  So cute.....

eBay link

Comment by Patricia on March 23, 2013 at 1:23pm

Get well soon Lula!!!!

Comment by Ian Mason on March 23, 2013 at 1:11pm

She's a pretty cat, Melinda. Hope she gets over her problems.

R.e. your friend's daughter: listening to her and taking her seriously is the best thing you can do. A good listener is a priceless treasure.

Just been to see Beckett's "Endgame". There's a lot of good laughs in the existential misery. Either that or it was the work of an imaginative director. I think the basic message was that the master is more a prisoner than the servant but there must be many other interpretations.

Comment by booklover on March 23, 2013 at 10:04am

Thanks Steph and Spud.  The vet said Lula cringed whenever she squeezed her in a certain place, and maybe she hurt herself somehow.  They gave her a pain-pill, plus one for tomorrow, and one for Monday.  Monday they will give us the results of her blood-work.  I'm hoping by Monday she is back to her usual self.  She is 11 in April.  This is Lula, but I'm sure I've posted her picture here before.  Love Jamez Bond kittez Steph! lol

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 23, 2013 at 9:41am

Melinda, I'm also hoping Lula is OK.

 

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