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Posted 1/17/2013 by stillsmiling in NSBR Board


PeaNut 194,444
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Posted: 1/17/2013 12:18:37 PM
Today is the first anniversary of my wonderful dad's death. To say that I miss him is an understatement! Just to top off what was already going to be a hard day, I woke up in a panic from a dream I guess. I heard my dad calling my name, yelling that he needed me. I woke up and was sure that I saw him standing there at the foot of my bed. Of course, that meant no more sleep for me. I then get up and let our dogs out. Will wouldn't you know it, they both come in with the messiest, dirtiest rear ends I have ever season. So there we are, early in the morning hours, bathing dogs. Bluck! It almost made me sick.

Then I take dd to work. Had to make a pit stop to get milk. I had my indicator on and was half way into a spot when this moron literally cut me off and shot in ahead of me. Had to park at the back and walk. Not a problem, but maddening. Then, as I got off the highway and was turning left at a light, the light turned green, I started through and sure as hell, another moron runs the red. Horns were blaring from cars to alert us I guess. Slammed on my breaks and missed him by mm. I could see the shock on his face we were thatclose! Lucky I wasn't rear ended as well.

Next stop the post office. I am turning left into the plaza, there is a car waiting to turn left out of the plaza. No stop sign, but on going traffic. There was a stop in traffic and I begin my left just as this idiot decides he should go first and cuts me off. By this time, I have had it. I am home now and staying here as long as the house doesn't burn down or something.

Anyway, sorry for venting. I just needed to get this off my chest so to speak, and there is no one here to listen to me. This day can't get much worse!

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Posted: 1/17/2013 12:20:39 PM
Oh honey....go get the bucket of ice cream and a spoon and crawl back in bed. ((hugs)) to you today....been there, know that drill all too well....


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Posted: 1/17/2013 12:21:57 PM
I'm sorry about the loss of your dad. I know how important they are to us daughters.

I hope today gets better and better.

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Posted: 1/17/2013 12:21:58 PM
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Posted: 1/17/2013 12:22:21 PM
Oh, sorry you're having such a terrible day, on top of missing your dad. But yes, I would get comfortable and stay home the rest of the day. Sometimes when DH and I are out driving it seems like the idiots all come at you on the same day. I know several times I've told DH we have to hurry up and get home before some idiot kills us.

Anyway, try to relax the rest of the day. Maybe have a beverage.

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Posted: 1/17/2013 12:25:45 PM
ugh, I HATE those types of days. I'm glad to hear you're able to be at home now. I hope you have some wine and chocolate on hand!

I'm sorry to hear about your dad as well. It's understandable that today would be a difficult day, no matter what the other circumstances were- I'm sorry that a bunch of other crud got piled on top of what was already so hard. I hope your day ends MUCH better than it started and you can have some peaceful time to reflect on the good memories with your dad.


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Posted: 1/17/2013 8:50:45 PM
It has to have been a tough day, dealing with the anniversary of your Father's death and then everything else on top of that. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.

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Posted: 1/17/2013 8:54:36 PM
The worst!! I'm sorry you're having a bad day. I also recommend curling up with a warm blanket and just vegging out!

Sometimes a hot shower or a good cry helps me on days like that (sometimes simultaneously!).

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Posted: 1/17/2013 8:56:59 PM

I am so sorry you had such an awful day.

I hope tomorrow is much better for you!

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Posted: 1/17/2013 8:57:04 PM
Hugs, sweetie. I'm sorry you had a bad day on this sad anniversary.



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Posted: 1/17/2013 9:23:50 PM
You did see your dad today and he protected you from that accident. Find peace knowing he still watches out for you.



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Posted: 1/17/2013 9:26:18 PM
I'm sorry you had such a bad day. Hugs!

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Posted: 1/17/2013 9:49:03 PM
I'm sorry.

But it sounds to me like your dad came to see you on this day. I believe when those thoughts arise its bc their spirit is nearby.

Maybe he was the one who saved you from those accidents!

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Posted: 1/17/2013 10:50:28 PM
Thank you everyone. My day ended with a nice dinner with my mum and sister and a toast to my dad. I think you are right. My dad was with me today. In fact, I think he is with me most days. My friend has a theory that those family members who have died don't cross over to Heaven until they are sure that the one's left behind are okay. That would so be my dad! Anyhow, thanks again for your messages and letting me vent.

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Posted: 1/18/2013 4:58:55 AM


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Posted: 1/18/2013 5:14:05 AM
Sounds like you kept your dignity through all of that, and I am sure your dad would be proud of you for that.

Sending you positive thoughts and prayers for this difficult time- try to remember a really lovely occasion with your dad and concentrate on that.

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Posted: 1/18/2013 5:20:47 AM
I hope today will be a much better day for you. (((Hugs!)))


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Posted: 1/18/2013 5:24:24 AM
I hate days like those. But to think of it from a different perspective you had so many near missed accidents. Maybe your dad was watching over you and protecting you from all of those close calls. Just as a reminder that he is still there keeping watch over you and will always be your father!


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Posted: 1/18/2013 5:34:03 AM
I'm sorry for your loss and your awful day. Some days it really does seem like one thing after another.

Other drivers regularly run the light once the green arrow is off around here--it's a wonder there aren't more accidents.


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Posted: 1/18/2013 6:21:15 AM
I'm sorry you had a terrible day. I hope today I better!

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Posted: 1/18/2013 9:10:01 AM
Wow, glad you're staying home. What an awful day. Hope tomorrows better

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Posted: 1/18/2013 6:36:46 PM
I hate doing anything that means leaving the house on days like that.

I have to tell you, though, that I was struck by how fortunate you were throughout your day. Nothing happened to you or your car.

While those days are as annoying as all get out while things are still happening, I'd be wondering what horrible thing all those near misses kept you from. When that kind of thing happens to me, I end up missing something really horrendous, like a terrible accident.

So glad you got through it OK. Hope today has been better.

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