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What Good Thing Happened To You Today (Continued)

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I think it was the Mumbai Live Thread when Max posted that Bono said, "Community...above all else, community".  I'm very forunate to have this site.  I appreciate it more than I can say.  Again, not trying to gush.  I need the light. 

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10 hours ago, Manohlive said:

That makes me literally want to lay down and weep.  How long have they owned her?  You probsbly know that dogs adjust.  Lots of TLC and stability are necessary, but they adjust.  Regular feeding times and no table scraps are one of the kindest things one can do for a dog.  Riiri begs and begs.  It's so hard not to give her anything when I eat but I don't.  The thing is, once the food is gone, she forgets all about it.  Love love love.

Cool story-when I first got her home-she was lost.  I didn't know what to do.  She had to go through it.  She walked around and cried, looking for her mom.  (The lady who gave her to me)  It was heartbraking.  I crry when I see suffering.  I'm not afraid to admit it.  I did not know what to do.  I was playing Invisible by U2.  I like to fantasize that I can sing as well as Bono. (I cannot  😦)  I'm okay but not Bono.  I started singing, "I am not invisible, I am here."  Riri was paying no heed.  I kept singing it to her.  I got lost in trying to be on pitch and breeathing while I sing....blah blah.  I got lost in it.  When I came out of my trance, I noticd that she had put her nose into my hand and was looking at me.  She must have felt what I was offering.  It was very profound, both as a dog owner and a U2 fan.  I love Invisible.  Mich first mentioned how moving it was during IE.  I was alone the first night of that tour.  (by choice)   I'll never forget it.  Cool that even though that tour is past-the magic of that song helped me deal with seeing my dog suffer and knowing her mom (previous owner) was also suffering.  I immersed myself and that cute liittle nose wound up in my hand for the first time.

Very challenging day.  My head hurts more than I can express.  The Sun is shining and I can't look outside.  I'm making sure my dog's bed is in the sunshine after wrestling her, earlier today, into being exhausted.  She's crashed and now trusts me enough to slide her in the bed, as the sunshine moves.  That way I can maximize her time getting the rays.  My hand and arms are red and swollen from wrestling but I wouldn't have it any other way.  This is a long post.  I'm in so much pain that I don't want to be alive.  This is after I'm given great seats to The Head and the Heart, which was done yesterday.  Amazing how life can go from such a high to so low in 24 hours.  I'm looking on the bright side even thought I can't stare into the Sujn.  ho ho ho.

I got a referral , from my general practitioner, for a pain specialist.  I don't know what to think about it.  I don't want pain medicine but my quality of life has diminished so much that I'm a hermit.  Unless he's a doc that approaches chronic pain, across the board, I'm not interested.  I'm talking diet,accupunture, massage, exercise and anything else that'll help.  If pain meds are necessary-they need to be a last resort.  I don't want to take them, however, sitting and apologizing to God because I don't want to be here right now, is no way to live.  (I'll be fine.  I'd never ever do anything to hurt myself.)  Part of that is acknowledging how I feel, dealing with it and looking for the positives.  I was given an Irish Terrier for free.  It was because I took such good care of my last one-that meant sharing him with an ex, after a very,. very nasty breakup.  I did what was right.  It's the hardest, most painful thing I've ever done. yet here lies Riri because I did.   I'm not trying to gush.  I truly need to recognize and hold onto all of this.  The pain is messing with my head and taking it to dark places.  I choose the light.

There's been a lot of unrust and questioning if U2.com is worth it.  The ability to write, let it out and hopefully let it go, is priceless to me.  (just me)  

I choose the light, even when it's not visible or I can't enjoy it shining in my window.   😉  

Oy.  I can see now that a major headache cycle had started.  I'm ih th middle of it.  A huge winter storm is moving toward where I live.  The change in pressure is causing bad pain.  I know this but could not recognize it.  I want to hide the above but it is what it is. Please pardon my going on and on.  (and on and on)  I was trying to hold onto positives. I'm miserable but it could be so much worse, and is, for many people on our planet. 

So embarrassing.  I need to go beat someone in the last person to post here thread.  Hasta la vista.    

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That's OK @Manohlive We all need to vent sometimes :) And that is lovely about RiRi and Invisible. Dogs can often sense when we're not well, physically and/or mentally. I don't know how, but they can. My sister's dogs always wanted to sit with her or try and get on the sofa with her when she was going through the worst of her recent health problems. Maybe it's because they've been around humans for thousands of years now, that's made dogs such caring animals. 

We've got horrendous weather here too at the moment - I'm counting it as my good thing for today that our garden fence is still standing! 

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On 2/9/2020 at 7:06 AM, padawanbeck84 said:

We've got horrendous weather here

Several people have mentioned these storms.  I'm glad you are okay.   Thank you for your kind words.  Bad pain will get the best of anyone.  It is what it is but it's very challenging right now.  It'll get better, I hope.  Thanks. 

My good thing is I have more money in my checking account than I thought and  I found ten bucks in cash which had fallen behind my kitchen table.  (which never gets used for eating because it's full of stuff.)

 

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On 1/19/2020 at 2:20 PM, illumination70 said:

The swelling in my arm has gone down after fracturing it on Tuesday night.

Is the healing process continuing to go well?   I sure hope so.  

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It's above thrity degrees.  The bitter cold/wind chills have moved east.  

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I went to Chicago.  It was the quarterly meeting of the Irish Terrier Club of Chicago, which is a subset of the Irish Terrier Clue of America.  I had to apply, be spoinsered with recommendation, leave the room while they discussed me and voted on acceptance. I'm now officially a member.  I was a approached to see if I'd be willing to take on responsiblitly within the club.  I happily said yes.   Great day.  It wsa also sunny and quite pleasant outside. 

 

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On 2/10/2020 at 2:54 PM, doctornickriviera said:

Storm Ciara

I saw more about this storm.  Hundred mile an hour winds, it said.  

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