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Blog Posted:11/7/2010 4:35:00 PM
Hello again my dear Poetry Soup friends.  I'm in the process of judging The Devil Made Me Do It contest and wow, it's so difficult!  What a talented group we have here!

It's been a week since Michael left to go home to Scotland and the stress and depression of not having him here is taking its toll on my health.  I struggle with an illness called Lupus and have been extremely sick.  But I am so enjoying each entry as I am able to read them, I suspect it may take me another week to finish but it's coming along. 

Thank you again for supporting my first contest, it's been so enjoyable for me and has certainly kept me going inasmuch as I've been able to. 


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  1. Date: 11/8/2010 6:17:00 PM
    You guys are fantastic, thank you so kindly! And to Barbara, I so understand your struggle girl... and appreciate your openness, it's not easy.

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  1. Date: 11/8/2010 5:19:00 PM
    My dear poet....I don't know much about your illness, but I do know one thing....your health is more important than a contest ! Please take care dear poet ! Our prayers will be for you, may God's blessings be with you. Much love, james

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  1. Date: 11/8/2010 6:24:00 AM
    Take care of your health first, Thvia. It's far more important to us than the results of a contest. Many of us are sending prayers your way! Love, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 11/7/2010 9:14:00 PM
    Hi Thvia--please don't worry about judging-- like what everybody here says, you should take care of yourself first-- your contest can wait :) will be including you in my prayers :) you always take care, ok? --hugs nikko :)

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  1. Date: 11/7/2010 8:26:00 PM
    Heya Thvia. Sorry to hear about your health....I am with the consensus below, about your health taking priority over judging your contest!~Chris

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  1. Date: 11/7/2010 7:59:00 PM
    I am so sorry to hear of your illness..I know how hard a chronic condition can be..good times and bad. I have MS and have been very sick and have periods of perfect health. I will pray for you..we can all wait for you to judge when your feeling better..that must be your first concern.. TAke care..Barbara

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  1. Date: 11/7/2010 7:41:00 PM
    Good luck Thvia on a wonderful first time contest sponsoring success ... u will enjoy with each new contest my friend.. sorry to hear of your illness..will put u on my Church prayer chain line.. its a 24/7 constant prayer.. and prayer produces miracles luv.. keep a positive attitude and feel better.. if u need any help with your contest just let me know ..be glad to assist if necessary luv.

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  1. Date: 11/7/2010 7:01:00 PM
    Take care of your health first. That's a tough battle. I'll add another poetry soup family member to my prayers. God Bless. Vince

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  1. Date: 11/7/2010 6:48:00 PM
    :) Hope you feel better - tend to your health in high priority!

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  1. Date: 11/7/2010 6:12:00 PM
    Take your time, but first of all take care of your health...that is more important than any contest. Good luck and I'm wishing you good health, Thvia.

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  1. Date: 11/7/2010 5:40:00 PM
    I am so sorry to hear you have this horrible condition, Lupus, take care of yourself Tvia. I know what you mean about judging, never, ever easy~~

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  1. Date: 11/7/2010 5:29:00 PM
    Good luck with your judging. I hear Lupus can be quite a struggle. God bless! Luv, Andrea

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  1. Date: 11/7/2010 4:40:00 PM
    Every thing first is difficult but gives utmost pain. Wish you all the best in judging the contest. Hope you soon recover from Lupus.Thvia

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My Past Blog Posts

 
Supporting a fellow writer!
Date Posted: 2/20/2013 5:28:00 PM
Forgive me Soupers, for I have sinned...
Date Posted: 1/10/2013 8:48:00 PM
Indulge me Scottish style contest FINALLY judged!
Date Posted: 8/2/2011 7:55:00 AM
Indulge me Scottish style!
Date Posted: 4/2/2011 12:04:00 AM
The one who got away *contest judged*
Date Posted: 4/1/2011 8:32:00 PM
New contest up!
Date Posted: 3/27/2011 7:47:00 PM
Still alive
Date Posted: 3/27/2011 5:05:00 PM
Contest winners for "Clever Analogies if you please!"
Date Posted: 11/30/2010 6:23:00 PM
Just sharing some potentially controversial thoughts....
Date Posted: 11/21/2010 3:50:00 PM
Clever Analogies contest update*
Date Posted: 11/13/2010 7:45:00 PM
New contest!
Date Posted: 11/8/2010 7:04:00 PM
The devil made me do it, finalized earlier than I thought!
Date Posted: 11/8/2010 6:15:00 PM
Struggling
Date Posted: 11/7/2010 4:35:00 PM
Still alive, and preparing to judge The Devil Made Me Do It contest!
Date Posted: 10/29/2010 6:04:00 AM
come-a come-a down dooby doo down down..
Date Posted: 10/12/2010 7:53:00 PM
Update on "The Devil Made Me Do It" contest
Date Posted: 10/12/2010 11:36:00 AM
New contest, The Devil made me do it!
Date Posted: 10/6/2010 7:42:00 PM
Safe and sound back on the ground.
Date Posted: 9/30/2010 3:53:00 PM
A sibling reunion
Date Posted: 9/22/2010 9:06:00 AM
New pictures
Date Posted: 9/20/2010 12:22:00 PM
My first blog on PS
Date Posted: 9/20/2010 4:13:00 AM

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11/14/2010 The truth about women Rhymedaughter,mother,people,sc
10/29/2010 The fall of Macbeth Limerickhistory
10/28/2010 The eye of The Graeae Witches Limerickfunny
10/12/2010 A Halloween birthday Tanka Tankaholiday,nostalgia,time,ha
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10/8/2010 A golf limerick Limerickfuneral,funny,sports,
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8/28/2010 Wrongful conviction Cinquainallegory,social,

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