Thank you all so much for your lovely Christmas and New Year comments and well wishes. I hope you had a lovely time at Christmas. How is the New Year treating you so far? We’ve had a pretty stressful time over the last month; The Golfer’s Dad (MyDearFIL) was hospitalised early December, thankfully he’s recovered but it has been deemed that, at 90(!), even with The Golfer’s continuing daily visits and help, MyDearFIL can no longer live at home and needs to go into care. This, let me tell you, is no easy feat, and particularly more difficult at Christmas time with all the public holidays and reduced staff levels!! However, due to the wonderful support of some girlfriends in the industry, a place has been found and MyDearFIL moves in tomorrow. The Golfer and I have spent today ferrying furniture and clothing to the new place, and I’m currently sitting with a
large glass of vino, awaiting the arrival of pizza for dinner…..we think we’ve earned it!!
Amidst all the stress and worry, daily hospital visits and appointments with care agencies, there have been some unexpected pleasures……
:: I started walking again on 27 December (after a month of nothing!!). Seeing the colours of the purple and lime green of the Jacaranda tree against a blue Summer sky is so uplifting…..
:: The Golfer gave me a set of cordless headphones for Christmas, and I’ve discovered “I Heart Radio” (an app) where I can nominate music I like, create a music library, have the app choose similar music for me, and listen to it….all for free!!