Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Flood update Day 3

 Hi!
Upon the advice of a rather new Jland friend of mine, I am continuing to post entries in at least one journal.  I don't usually communicate this way (about my personal life) (preferring to normally email people privately). But, it's easier to update a journal.  And because this friend of mine urged me to post, saying that Jland will be supportive to me and people really want to know what is going on with Merry. 
 
Hope people don't get too philosophical with me. Right now, I need to feel as I have some care and concern generating my way, BUT I must admit, I can't take too many ultra "Cheer up" from some people who have everything normal right now.  I guess I will just have to hope some folks can be concerned but also a little empathetic, cuz you never know what a disaster is going to do to you until you are in the middle of it. Yesterday I was so upbeat and cheerful and content to rough it out. This AM it's not as easy to be that way. 
 
My major hobbies are this computer,visiting with people, shopping, cleaning, washing (myself, then clothes 2 and or 3X a day) kinda in that order.  What?  If you are thinking that your friend Merry sounds a little bit obsessive compulsive, you are right, but it's not like I have to take medication for it or that bad, I have gotten this way more since I am not able to work outside the home anymore, due to my physical limitations.
 
I believe it's the way I handle stress by keeping myself, my house in perfect order. When unable to do that, I have to dig down and find the great core genes I inherited from my awesome parents!! Then, I rise again and can not only cope but maybe go down the block and at least talk to people.HELP SOMEONE ELSE!
 
I'm gonna make it through this, I just sometimes need to vent, but I am stronger than it may sound.  To those of you who have Emailed or called me, thanks again for your concern & Emails. It means the MORE than I can express!
Love your friend,
Merry

14 comments:

valphish said...

Oh, Merrykins, hang in there!  Alerts haven't been working, so readers may not have gotten this.  You are in my prayers, my constant prayers, hon.  Take it one step at a time.  I LOVE YOU!! xox
http://journals.aol.com/valphish/ThereisaSeason

nanmm11 said...

I did email you but just wanted to let you know that I've got your journal and reading it as well. God bless you all
Nancy

fisherkristina said...

Merry, I am praying for you.  Of course I will not just say "cheer up" to somebody who is in a disaster.  That would be ridiculous.  I remember when John was sick and others did that to me.  It was horrible.  So sorry for all you are going through.  If there is anything I can do call me.  Valerie has my number.  Or just email and I will give it to you.

Krissy
http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink

nightmaremom said...

so sorry to hear... sending strength and good vibes.   Natural disasters happen so fast....  
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jlocorriere05 said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the flood Merry, I know what water damage is like and I hope yours will soon be gone so you can start the clean up. Saying prayers for you right now. Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

momiscool2 said...

Hi I'm Michelle.
I'm So sorry for what you are going through.
I am thinking of you and keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Love,
Michelle!

pamal3 said...

Hey Merry. I am sorry to hear what you are going through. I have been in a very similar situation when my parents house flooded and we lost almost everything. I personally went through every emotion possible, the 'furious' side of me helped me through It! It took my beloved piano, bed, wardrobe clothes etc. Having to cope being a teenager was tough, but my parents, both pensioners, battled on through. They taught me so much at that time. As long as you remain okay, that Is what matters most. You are In my thoughts. Love Pam xx

seraphoflove9001 said...

Oh Merry! I'm sending you some good vibes and keeping you in my prayers. A hudge hug to you for being so brave as well.
Lisa

preciousone25 said...

My first time at your journal.... sorry to hear about the flooding, I'll be coming back for updates.  Sure wish we could take some of that rain for you, I really do.

Joann

mortonlake said...

what did i tell you?  glad to see you posted        floods  are so damaging,to  bot health and belongings.  in my thoughts  take  care  mort xx

lv2trnscrb said...

came over here from Call for Support; I am sorry you are dealing with this; I can't imagine day by day not knowing what new thing will be thrown at you with flooding, potential new storms, etc; I pray that you will find comfort and peace somehow in the midst of these challenging days

pharmolo said...

I can barely imagine what it must be like to have your home flooded. I once rode a bicycle through a flood, and it stank. Wishing you fortitude in the days ahead, and hope that damage not get any worse. Came from Call for Support.

Guido
http://journals.aol.co.uk/veluweman/shellgallery

mereel2005 said...

Vent away!  As an army wife who's husband is in Iraq, I get some of the stupidest statements and questions! So, the last person to tell you to "suck it up, ole girl!" will me.
I have no way of knowing how you feel. Or even what to say. I can say I will pray for you--and shall. I can say I will listen, scream and cry with you. And if this there is anyway that i can come and help you clean up, I'll do that too.
Laini

jmoqueen said...

You vent away my friend xx  That's what your journal is for and if anyone needs to vent then you have the right to do so xx  How you are coping is beyond me, your a stronger person than me ~ I would've been crying non stop since it happened xx

Jenny

http://journals.aol.co.uk/Jmoqueen/MyLife