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The little old lady from Pasadena.
Oh Cruton ....... what a lovely blog and well done ( not in a head-tilty way ) for being determined to just get on with it. I think that cancer changes us so much ....... in a way, I feel stronger and more able to cope with whatever is thrown at me. Maybe it's this basic survival switch kicking in - who knows ? So enjoy your driving lessons and time spent with your lovely daughters ....... make the most of everything.
Good luck in the Race for Life ......... and indeed it is a Happy New Year !
Love and hugs, Joycee xxx
Thanks to Joycee's instructions I'm here!
What a smashing blog, it's a joy to read especially as you overcame so much that was dropped on you from a great height including that berk who left you in the lurch. Your daughters sound wonderful and your friends are terrific, but you deserve them, never forget that.
I'm so sorry about your brother and I do hope all goes well, but if he has one-tenth of your courage and s***-shovelling capacity then he'll be OK. You can tell him your bin will be ready should he need an outing before you pass your driving test.
Good luck in the Race (Walk) For Life, you put me to shame. And Happy New Year!
With lots of hive and logs,
Men are stupid. Mostly. Your ex especially so. But yay! for having lovely daughters and a big shovel.
Hi Cruton, OAFW,
When you get to that driving test tell the examiner that you are already an experienced bin driver, and you've done that whilst under fire from cancer and come through unscathed.
Would I have fitted that engine to the bin if I had known you didn't have a driving licence. Well probably because I certainly wouldn't have wanted to be the policeman who dared to stop you after reading that blog. it is so positive, no wonder we were so successful when we went into battle.
Good luck with the rest of your journey and may it get easier for you.
It is s***ty that your brother now faces the same battle, but with you by his side I'm sure he will win the fight.
Yay for lovely daughters and big hugs for them.
As for you I'm sending the biggest of real Welsh cwtches,
I did laugh when I read you are learning to drive and said you are a danger on the roads, but also cos I thought to myself you now have a free bus pass! Good luck with the driving I reckon you'll do it, watch out for parking / speeding fines, but if you do get any I suggest you feed them to your ex so he chokes. (I hope most men aren't stupid Hils, perhaps it depends on the ones we know!)
I have always been given a warm feeling by your kind hearted comments Cruton and feel very lucky to know you, your brother is very lucky to have such a brave and caring lady. My best wishes to him. Perhaps he needs to ride side car with you, so get one of those mini wheelie bins, stick it to yours and you can both take the journey side by side.
My Wife just said to me 5 minutes ago, "When are we going to get some good luck?" All I could think of replying was "When we least expect it". Does that sound positive? I guess I am shovelling the dirty stuff too and hoping that eventually all this muck will turn into brass of a sort.
Yooo hoooo hiya Cruton.
That was such a smiley blog to read, so positive so wise and also so funny. You have made me smile from ear to ear, HAPPY NEW YEAR to you Cruton. Cheers and here's to wonderful daughters, wonderful frineds and wonderful you xxxxxxx
The only down bit was to hear about you dear brother, what a s**t that news must have been. I'm sure he's gonna kick cancers arse as much as we all do here and you'll be there putting the boot in too. Best wishes and hugs to him.
Good luck with the driving and I know you will do it 'cos you are such a determined and bloody minded soul, I can tell!!!!!
Take care and big hugs
What a lovely blog!
Happy New Year and good luck with the walk.
Will you be taking your bin??
Hooray for Strong Women (and, Tim & paddyman, for Thoroughly Decent Chaps) cos not all men are as pathetic as my exhusband and yours. Mine told me he had a brain tumour so I wouldn't kick him out. He had made up symptoms after watching the tv show Six Feet Under.
Hooray for supportive daughters (I have 2 and 3 steppies).
And Biggest HOORAY for you and your positive approach.
You're fab and much loved! x x x
Honk Honk, lets hope that this year is moving in the correct direction, sounds like it is so far, just keep a hold of that big shovel just incase.
Good luck with the race for life, it will be great for you to meet Ems and LM we expect lots of photo's even if it's no heads to respect all your privacy or the new tat!!!!!!
Lot's of love Roobs xxx
Oh dear another lunatic behind the wheel! What the hell - go for it!
I know what you mean about the shovel. I said to Mam the other day that nothing could hurt me any more than losing our Gordy so they can keep throwing the shit at me if they want to and I'll just keep on shovelling!!!
Your ex is a complete and total prick! Your daughters are amazing. And thank you PTBs for wonderful friends who stick around when the shit gets deep! Yaa boo sucks to those who run away!!!
Much love and huge squidgy hugs,
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