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Neighbor's Passing, Doc Appt., Silly Birthday Again

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Thanks to all who wished my neighbor well yesterday. I received a message from her husband that she had passed that morning that I witnessed the ambulance pulling away. There is usually no reason police cars are there, so that's how I guessed. He cried during the message and thanked me for the card. I didn't expect a call during his time of grief. They are such wonderful people. The good thing is that he has a son and grandson who live with him, so he's not alone.

I appreciate your compliments, but I don't fish for them. I tell you things because they are added stress and sadness on top of things going on in my life. For example, today's doc appointment. Accompanying a relative later this morning, each year there is something new and every single thing can be corrected with proper diet. It's a reminder to me why I'm here on SP and continue to strive for good health. It's the most important thing of all, the foundation on which everything else is built.

Once again, I share my silly birthday story. My dear cousin (like a sister to me) passed eight years ago. Shortly before she departed, she teased me about my birthday. At first, I celebrated all week long. It's the first week of Feb. Then, I progressed to the entire month. And finally, she said, "It's January, isn't it time to start celebrating your birthday?" So, yes, I now start mid-January.

Yesterday I bought two birthday balloons. I was born on my dear grandmother's birthday, so I bought one for me and one for her. They will last until the end of Feb because they have hearty air inside and are long-lasting. Each time I see them, I smile.

Wishing all a happy, healthy day.
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  • HEDSTS58
    So sad about your neighbor's passing. I hope you had a great birthday! I always make a point of celebrating my birthday. It's the one day that is mine. I refuse to work on it. So CELEBRATE all month long!
    540 days ago
  • no profile photo CD23815638
    Aw, so sorry for this. I was hoping everything was okay with them. Thanks for the update. emoticon
    543 days ago
    Sorry to hear about your neighbor passing, but thankful her husband is not alone now.

    emoticon Glad you are enjoying a long celebration! How fun!
    543 days ago
    Sorry to hear that your neighbour passed away. So nice the husband
    thanked you for your card in his time of grief.

    I just got back from my North American trip and now find that my aunty
    is in need of oxygen and I am sort of getting used to the idea that she
    won't be going home as the doctors say she is near the end. I am so
    glad I went to see her last year.

    I am preparing myself to fly to Sydney. she has suffered so much.
    All I can do is pray that she will soon be at peace.
    544 days ago
    Happy early birthday! I am sorry to hear about your neighbor, but I'm glad he has a supportive family. That's the most important thing.
    544 days ago
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    544 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/18/2019 12:10:38 AM
    so sorry for your neighbors passing hugs emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I love that you celebrate you all month way to go and i love the idea of the balloons
    544 days ago
  • EISSA7
    Love the balloon idea....very special indeed! Celebrate all you want...I am all for finding joy and happiness
    in life! emoticon emoticon
    544 days ago
    544 days ago
  • LSIG14
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Good for you, celebrating your birthday over a long period. I am another who chooses to celebrate the years I have been given with a big bang - lots of balloons, party streamers, and, yes, even a special birthday cupcake just for me! Happy beginning to your birthday - CELEBRATE!!
    544 days ago
    Sorry for your nice neighbours passing. Celebrating the special person that is a wonderful way to recognize your day no matter when you do it or for how long...I think the older we get the LONGER we should celebrate! emoticon emoticon
    544 days ago
    I love that you celebrate your birthday before and after. Go you!
    544 days ago
    I'm also sorry to hear about your neighbour's passing.

    Happy early birthday!


    544 days ago
    Never cut a good celebration short! Most people spend far too much time complaining and not nearly enough celebrating! I commend you!
    544 days ago
  • NANCY-
    emoticon on!
    544 days ago
  • READY201811
    Nothing like a true celebration and how awesome. One month can’t contain you so of course it overflows. Sorry about the loss of your neighbor and was able to leave peacefully in her own home. Happy pre birthday wishes
    544 days ago
    I sent a prayer for your neighbors. I'm sure it must be really sad for all of them.

    It's very difficult to motivate people to change. I have relatives that are morbidly obese and at one point when I was close enough to motivate them they were thin and healthy. Now they surround themselves with other unhealthy people who encourage them to indulge by saying things like, " I don't like vegetables. I mainly want to eat pasta and bread." I have learned to just ignore their problem and work on my own lingering problems.

    Happy elongated birthday. LOL.
    544 days ago
    I celebrate my birthday month, but I never got myself balloons.
    I like the idea.
    544 days ago
    So very sorry your sweet neighbor passed :-(
    We don t bother celebrating birthdays in my family, but here is to the start of yours!
    emoticon emoticon

    544 days ago
    your neighbor is lucky to have you there!
    544 days ago
    Sorry about your neighbor...I am grieving and my dear 88 yr old, a recent widow, only moved to assisted living earlier this week and she is only 20 minutes away and I plan on visiting occasionally.
    My birthday is in Feb, too, although I try to ignore it.

    544 days ago
    Sorry for the passing of your neighbor. My grandmother's birthday is just a few days before mine. Hers is July 3 and mine is July9. Maybe I should do what you do. lol
    544 days ago
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