Friday, July 31, 2009

Friday in Amsterdam.



















Friday in Amsterdam.




Sometime ago I collected an award,The Honest Scrap Award from Sheri @The Dawn of a New Age.

http://justanotherday-sheri.blogspot.com/

I enjoy visiting Sheri’s blog and reading her story, find it very pleasant to visit over in Wisconsin.

Like her I too like meeting people and the privilege of hearing their stories.

As Sheri says she ‘’ look forward to getting to know many new people here on blogger and finding people that I have come to know from my past journal.

I think I would like to pass on the Honest Scrap ward in the same way I got it from Sheri.

So please anyone who comes by take The Honest Scrap Award and put it on your blog, could you please add my link to the picture you post.

Yesterday I had a very pleasant surprise; I got an Inspirational Award from Kelli @ Gumbo

http://gumboofblogs.blogspot.com/


Kelli said in her post that I was one of three bloggers she found inspirational, the others were Sherry@Word Salads- The Demyelination of Me and the Breakdown of a Marriage.

http://wordsalads.blogspot.com/


and Diane @A Stellar Life.

http://dj-astellarlife.blogspot.com/


I am very happy to accept this award from Kelli, whose blog I read regularly, I in turn find her story also very inspirational.

She is living with several illnesses ‘’ with MS (diagnosed 2001), Fibromyalgia, CFS, DDD, chronic migraines/headaches, chronic pain and a host of other conditions and symptoms. I have been disabled and homebound for 8 yrs.’’

She says in her profile:

‘’ In my past life before MS I was an R.N. It has been quite an adjustment losing my career and that identity. I do not give medical advice. Believe me with my brain you don't want any from me. LOL’’


Now I need to pass this fine award onto other blogs, have to get busy and pick some blogs, need to do some reading to make up my mind.


I am going to give the Inspirational Award from Kelli to the following blogs:

Barbara @ Blinders Off

http://notabarbie.wordpress.com/


Barbara says in one of her posts ‘’ There is no better life than one that is lived openly and honestly. Trust me on this one.’’

Totally agree with her, always better to live openly and honestly and be yourself.

Next I would like to pass the award on to Debra@Living with MS

http://living-with-ms.blogspot.com/

She says about herself:

‘’ Love myself first and most. Avoid negative sources, people, place, things, and habits. Believe in myself. Read, Study and Learn about everything important in my Life. Take control of my own destiny.’’

I enjoy visiting with her in Tennessee and reading her story and seeing the pictures of her beautiful daughters and her fine partner.

Next I would like to pass this award on to Carole@Carole’s MS Blog

http://carolemsblog.blogspot.com/


She says in her profile that she is ‘’ divorced with an 19 year old son. Recently diagnosed with MS. Hoping to retire in 1 year so I can write full time’’
Carole lives in Hamilton, Canada.

She describes her situation as:

‘’ If I could have one wish come true it would be to be able to go to bed, fall asleep, and stay asleep through the night. I'm not greedy, I'd settle for six hours straight. No wonder I'm so darn tired. How can I have energy with these fragmented sleep patterns night after night. I go to bed and the burning and tingling in my feet keep me awake. The crazy, high pitched, whooshing, in my ears drives me nuts . Pains that move around, come and go, disappear, and come back randomly. And headaches coming on more often , stronger, and last longer.
No none of it a big deal individually, but lumped together, well I just start crying because I get so fed up.’’

Hope the vaporizer will help her like it helps me to inhale weed safely that relaxes and soothes pains and spasms, helps me to sleep and gives me an appetite.

Then I want to pass the award to Stephany @ Soulful Sepulcher


http://bipolarsoupkitchen-stephany.blogspot.com/


I like to visit Stephany’s blog regularly, she describes herself as

‘’ I am an open-minded free spirit. I am not a medical professional. I believe in the human spirit; that we all have untapped resources within ourselves to succeed beyond our dreams. I believe that one voice can and does make a difference.’’

JC@Lilacs and Cats

http://jcatmom.blogspot.com/


She says of herself:

‘’ I live in the woods with my cats & dogs. I enjoy a fresh cup of coffee, a good book to read and a great movie on a cloudy day. I love the Ocean, my Cats, my big Dogs and Lilacs. I am in my 50's & my old body has given me a few twists & turns. I woke up from my coma three years ago. I have some problems due to that but I'm almost the same. I try to write when I find time.’’

And to Mary@

http://traveloguefortheuniverse.blogspot.com/


‘’I was born the fifth of seven children and see the world as a place we get to practice being nice. Of course if we slip up there is always someone to make you pay and often they are there anyway. The views on earth are spectacular at times as well as the earth's wealth of birds and bees and flowers and trees and other wonders like funky rocks and colours of sunrise. Welcome to my blog where the ride may not always be smooth but you are always welcome. Fasten your seat belts. We may experience turbulence even while seated on a wildly spinning rock we call Mother Earth.’’

Would all those I passed awards to please pass them on to others of your choice.
Please can you also make a post and mention who you received the award from when putting award on blog.

Add link to picture and visit each blog in turn to notify them.

That was brilliant news yesterday that Debby Purdy had won her case at the High Court in London.

5 Law Lords agreed with her that there should be clarity whether friends and family would be prosecuted for helping someone to put an end to their lives when they decide the pain and suffering is too much to bear.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/wife-wins-fight-over-assisted-suicide-1764767.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/jul/30/debbie-purdy-assisted-suicide-legal-victory

That is brilliant news and goes some way to making up for progress as well as debate being stifled because Baroness Campbell decided to keep us in the Dark Ages as she and others like her will not tolerate the idea that people think for themselves and make their own decisions.

Her way of stifling debate is to scare people away from the discussion by making inflammatory statements claiming that:

'' that suicide reform would lead to state-assisted dying: to a situation in which doctors would encourage people with disabilities to end their lives''

Hopefully people will recognise her statement as not based in truth and they will do their own thinking and make their own decisions.

Well it has been a good day I have finally got my disabled parking permit; Richie collected it from the Local District Council.

We both had another gentle waking today, Richie got me some THC as soon as he heard me wake up and after doing all the exercises, arm and leg, Richie massaged my legs and I was ready.

It is a nice day, warm and sunny, have the fan on and by me.
Tomorrow is the Gay Pride Boat Parade really hope the weather stays good and warm for tomorrow.

Have a great weekend.

PS

Here is the link for the advert for Motor Neurones Disease, Webster@HaltStopForgetRelax sent it to me.

http://hsfr.blogspot.com/


Link to Motor Neurones Diseasae/ALS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExYRBmt4jaQ

12 comments:

JC said...

Thanks for the Award ... very nice of you to think of me.

I hope you have a peaceful weekend.

The heat has cooled just a bit .. which has made my life and my cats and dogs ... a bit better.

Rhapsody B. said...

Congratulations on the awards. I hope today is a good day and your weekend's a fabulous one. Love the pics....

take care and stay blessed. Also say extend my regards to your husband.

Stephany said...

Hi Herrad, thanks so much, you're a dear person and very inspirational, you definitely deserve this award.

Rain said...

Hi Herrad! congrats on the awards! :)
It's a quiet day today...listening to folk music and watching the rain fall from my computer desk! I have some new visitors! 2 woodpeckers, but thankfully they aren't pecking at the tree, they're feeding from the feeder, funny! I've never seen them feed before! I'll have to go out and get some more bird seed, they've been hungry lately!
I hope you have a very pleasant Friday! Hello to Richie!
Rain
xxx

robert said...

Good morning Herrad,
eventhough I'm already 'Saturday' liked to read your entry and will surely spend some time reading those 'links'.
Moving went well. Silent nights, mostly, kid dreams a lot, guess he's growing again.
Please have you two a nice weekend and of course congratulations of the awards as well.

JC said...

This is what I said about you on my blog ...

She is an Inspiration ... to say the least. I am honored to have met her. I am speechless from the bravery she shows each moment of every day. I think of her often and try to check up on her to see how she's doing. She has me thinking ... about ... life, why do bad things happen to good people, Is there a God ?, is it all just happening without any control, will it happen to me, and most of all how smart this amazing woman is. The things she writes. The life she has lead. I so wish this had not happened to her. I wish I could take the pain away. I wish I could help her ...



I am truely blessed to have met her ... through her blog ... and I am very proud to say that she ... of all people ... gave this Inspirational Award ... to me. Thank You ... from my heart and soul.



May today be a peaceful one for you ...

JC said...

This is what I said about you on my blog ...

She is an Inspiration ... to say the least. I am honored to have met her. I am speechless from the bravery she shows each moment of every day. I think of her often and try to check up on her to see how she's doing. She has me thinking ... about ... life, why do bad things happen to good people, Is there a God ?, is it all just happening without any control, will it happen to me, and most of all how smart this amazing woman is. The things she writes. The life she has lead. I so wish this had not happened to her. I wish I could take the pain away. I wish I could help her ...



I am truely blessed to have met her ... through her blog ... and I am very proud to say that she ... of all people ... gave this Inspirational Award ... to me. Thank You ... from my heart and soul.



May today be a peaceful one for you ...

Herrad said...

Hi JC,

Was my pleasure to pass the award on to you.

Today was a good day hope yours was too.

Hi Rhapsody,
Lovely to hear from you, my day was good hope yours was too.

Hi Stephany,
My pleasure, you are very dear too.

Hi Rain,
Wow woodpeckers! Please try and take some photos please.

Hi Robert,
Glad to hear your move went well hope you will all be very happy.

Thanks everyone for coming by.
Have a good Saturday.
Love,
Herrad

Herrad said...

Hi JC,
Thanks for your comment about me,that you put on you blog.

It really touched me that you think of me like that.
Love,
Herrad

Celeste Maia said...

Very good posting, thank you Herrad. I will be linking with all the blogs you mentioned, they sound really interesting. You are always so generous with your blogger friends. I am leaving north and will be in touch as soon as I can connect. As we are going to rough it and be in very remote areas, I have no idea when that will be. But I will be thinking of you and sending hugs, Celeste

Lucy said...

I must comment on the assisted suicide. My son did not go the suicide route. He only lived after being diagnosed but after being told he could not be helped and he could not see nor swallow he went on hospice in his own apartment with a care giver. I was there as soon as I finished work. I miss him but I do not blame him for his choice. I think assisted suicide is or should be as much of a choice as he had.

Herrad said...

Hi Lucy,

Thanks for commenti ng, must have been hard to do for you.

Really appreciate your comments and your support.
Love,
Herrad