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Shield Anvil
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  1. In Topic: What's bringing the bittersweet?

    23 November 2022 - 02:37 PM

    Got a completion date for my flat, it'll be sold just in time for Christmas.

    Brilliant on one hand because oh my word has this dragged on since June, and it makes me and Mr Not a Blacksmith a step closer to buying our first home together.... but even though I haven't lived there since February it's very real now that I won't own the little me cave that meant so much to me while I was putting myself back together, and that has a whole bunch of complicated emotions to go along with it. I suspect a weird mixture of celebration and meltdown is in my future!
  2. In Topic: What's messing with your groove?

    23 November 2022 - 12:32 PM

    View PostTiste Simeon, on 22 November 2022 - 08:27 PM, said:

    Not in the same league as what QT is going through but spent all last night with one of the twins in hospital. Turns out she might have bronchiolitis and tonsillitis, possibly as an after effect of having COVID a couple of weeks ago.

    So tonight I'm still here. Thankfully we have a nice room, excellent staff and we're not American so this won't bankrupt us but it's still awful to go through. Grateful for my church and parents all of whom are helping massively.

    Aww no, I hope your little one feels better soon. Love to you all.
  3. In Topic: What's messing with your groove?

    20 November 2022 - 01:45 PM

    View PostQuickTidal, on 20 November 2022 - 01:11 PM, said:

    Last Wednesday my mom decided that she wanted to choose medically assisted dying. My sister and I went to be with her at the hospital for the last time. My uncle, and my stepdad were there.

    On Wednesday night I checked with her to confirm this was indeed what she wanted. She said yes. She wanted control over when it happens VS facing a heart attack, or stroke, or pneumonia that was caused by her weakened immune system. She could no longer her move her legs, and she had multiple blood clots in her legs and lungs.

    We sat with her that night till she said she wanted to rest. We stayed nearby in a hotel to be there in the morning when it was scheduled to take place.

    I spent an hour with her Thursday morning, played her music she liked, told her all the things I wanted to tell her and to thank for everything she'd done for me. I cried a lot a she told me not to cry. She told my sister and I how proud she was of us.

    I showed her video of my kids telling her how much they loved her and she would be their Christmas angel now (she loved Christmas), and she loudly told my phone how much she loved them back.

    The doctor came in to explain what was going to happen, and in what order.

    My stepdad left the room, he could not bring himself to stay. My sister stayed till mom closed her eyes asleep, but I stayed until the end and held her hand. She told me she was ready to go, but she needed someone to hold her hand, so I did that. It was hard, but she was my mom and I needed to stay with her.

    My mom died at 8:25 on Thursday morning from a long battle with cancer.

    I miss her intensely. I feel a great gaping hole in my life.

    I just cried too. What a wonderful thing you gave her to be with her at the end, QT. As much as it's horribly sad to read I am happy for your mum that she could go on her terms in a way she chose, I only wish we allowed this in the UK.

    Love to you and your family x
  4. In Topic: What's messing with your groove?

    16 November 2022 - 08:16 PM

    That's wonderful news! Here's hoping the new one is much better!
  5. In Topic: What's messing with your groove?

    16 November 2022 - 11:20 AM

    View PostMaark Abbott, on 16 November 2022 - 08:44 AM, said:

    I can't go too much into it due to reasons but we're having a hell of a time with wife's work.

    She's been attacked there (again) and injured as a result, A&E yesterday described it as sort of like whiplash by the doctor there, is off until Sunday, but her work are only giving her SSP (despite it being their fault she's injured) and when she transfers to nights on Sunday she will receive no enhancements for the night shift.

    So not only is there the worry about her health, there's also a worry financially as well due to the loss of income.

    That's horrid. I hope she recovers quickly - is there any reasonable chance of transferring to do the same job somewhere else (sorry, I don't know what she does so this might not be feasible). Is it an issue of a specific awful company or more the sector she's in?


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    02 Nov 2022 - 09:16
    Thanks! :D
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    01 Nov 2022 - 20:11
    Happy another one :)
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    02 Nov 2021 - 06:38
    Thank you! :D
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    01 Nov 2021 - 20:00
    another one, have a great day
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    01 Nov 2020 - 20:32
    happy birthday falcon girl
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    02 Nov 2018 - 10:23
    Happy birthday Hermione
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    28 Nov 2015 - 19:16
    What Hoosier said. Loved your reading sessions on Youtube. Do you still do them (I ask because I'm hoping for more)
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    07 Aug 2015 - 08:22
    Your videos on YouTube are awesome. It's always different hearing the voices in another person's tone and accent. Really enjoyed them, thanks so much!
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    17 May 2013 - 06:41
    Aww thanks very much, you know those videos only started because the Malazan fans on Tumblr dared me... then they just kept going with request haha! I should really do a new one :)
    How are you? :)
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    Studious Lock 

    17 May 2013 - 00:35
    Hey! Just popping in to say well done on the blog! Also randomly found you on youtube completely by accident. Really enjoyed the quotes vid :)
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