Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Once more unto the Breach Dear Friends…

I’m running out of time and I haven’t packed yet. Up at 4.30 am tomorrow to get to the hospital in good time so this post will be the last till we return – hopefully before Monday. We are in good spirits and happy to get the next part over with.

The patient has his hair cut yesterday and met me in the Co-op. He told me we could draw money out from the Co-op – save a trip to the bank and keep dry when it was raining. Having just learned how to use the machines I was happy to show off my competence. I quite enjoy getting the messages and pressing the buttons. When it asked for a card I waved one at the patient.

‘Shall I use this one?’

‘Yes,’ he said.

I went through all the motions and was miffed when it said it didn’t recognise the card. I mean after all it was a Co-op card.

The penny dropped and I said,

‘It wants your debit card.’

‘You’ve got my debit card.’

‘No I haven’t – I’ve got my debit card – you’ve got your debit card.’

By this time a queue had gathered so we sidled away until it had cleared. We did it in the end. I think there is something about illness that makes you do daft things. We are not usually such silly old fools

To add to my magic cushion of good thoughts, wishes, prayers and white light I received today from the Angry Parsnip(a misnomer if ever there was one) a beautiful charm from the Koshikiiwa Shrine in Japan where she has been visiting Mia – her baby granddaughter. It is for women in beautiful shades of purple, lime green and gold and is for general well being and its going with me.

Thank you to all of you and look forward to seeing you all next week.

20 comments:

Maggie said...

Well, I shall keep those prayers, thoughts and white light coming this time from California. You sound great as does the patient. I'm sure it will all go well.

debra said...

And more from NE Ohio. We are family, connected in more ways that we are aware.
xo

savannah said...

much love, dear friend. we're holding you both close! xoxoxo

Sharon Longworth said...

Kind wishes and positive thoughts winging their way to you both. Take very good care of yourselves.

Guyana-Gyal said...

Extra special prayers for you two!

I've helped many women, strangers, [not old] how to use the ATM.

angryparsnip said...

BIG HUGS...

cheers, parsnip

mapstew said...

I was singing 'The Book Of Love' today at home, alone, frightening the neighbours, as I do. You and 'MTL' came into my thoughts as I sang.

Until Monday dear friend. :¬)

xxx

The Unbearable Banishment said...

Best wishes lobbed from across the great watery divide. I am calling on all the spiritual electricity in New York City to gather and focus on you during your time away.

Pat said...

all: We're off - loaded with loving thoughts. You'll never know just how much...
Pat and MTL

lom said...

sending love you way

Kim Ayres said...

Wishing you both all the best :)

kenju said...

Good luck and prayers for a safe and healing journey.

Sometimes I pull out the wrong card for the ATM also - and get mad at the machine!! lol

Z said...

Thinking of you both, darlings

R. Sherman said...

Prayers for you and yours this week, dear.

Cheers.

Eryl said...

The deed must be done by now, fingers crossed it all went as well as possible until we hear from you, much love, XXXXXXXXX

Shane said...

Patty Pi Pi, hi.

Er, I may have accidentally let slip about your David Beckham tattoo. I mentioned it on Queenie's blog - about three or four posts ago (the one about the Pope). It just slipped out, and then it was too late.

Just thought I'd better mention this in case you've been getting funny looks. Especially about the coccyx area.

As ever, peace and much wellness to you and the clan.

sablonneuse said...

Sending lots of positive energy and thinking of your both. xx

Nea said...

Healing wishes and kind thoughts coming to you from across the North Sea.

I hope you remembered to tell the postman you'd be away for a few days?

We used to have a postman who'd come in for breakfast. If we weren't up and about, he'd put the kettle on and make us all tea. He was even known to make a fry-up for one particular slugabed.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I've been thinking about you and your MTL all week and sending Healing Thoughts....I hope ALL went well, my dear and that you return home safe and sound with this most recent part behind you!
(((((((HUGS)))))))

Pat said...

Lom, Kim, Judy, Z,Randall and Eryl: many thanks - it all worked;)

Shane: it is Peckham not Beckham silly! For obvious reasons. And I really think my coccyx should be out of bounds. But thanks for the wishes:)

Sandy: beaucoup de mercies:)

Nea: I quite forgot about the postman. We left in a rush with last minute minor emergencies. Mea culpe.
Your postman must have been a treasure.

Naomi: thank you. I'm happy to tell you all went well.