Here we are at the end of the year, what a year it has been with more downs then ups in it.
My parents health took a decline with us fearing we would lose mum in July but thankfully she improved heaps and is back to being mum again. Around the same time dad’s health went down hill and we were told in August that it was unlikely that dad would live out the year, however, here we at the last day of the year and dad is still with us.
My health has gone down hill as well although all in all I feel like I am ok, I have had bouts of serious depression but that has settled down and is under control. In November my GP and neurologist decided that I was unfit to drive and this resulted in my licence being cancelled. This means I have to rely on other people to drive me around, mostly Natasha she drives me around and helps me get dressed when needed. I do not know what I would do without her.
So as the year comes to a close, it does so with me in a good place mentally my tremor is worse and I do have a problem with stumbling and nearly falling over and have fallen over a few times during the year. I take small steady steps and walk pretty slow now.
Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a, what the hell is that noise, it’s papa snoring,
The pillow cases were placed on the lounge,
In hopes that Santa would soon be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar plums some kind of weird new toy danc’d in their heads,
We had just settled down for a good nights sleep, after filling the pillow cases with toys and clothes
When I hear such a raucous
So out of bed I leaped and outside I rush, and what do I see
A man dressed in red on top of my roof, stealing my reindeer and sleigh display, the thieving mongrel
So the cops I call to have the thieving mongrel arrested because no goodwill towards to thieves from me.
ELEPHANTS AND GRANDCHILDREN NEVER FORGET
Good morning everyone, I had a good weekend, how about you, didn’t do much at all, read some blogs, wrote some letters and watched some telly.
I am sleeping well, although I often need an afternoon nap but I can handle that if it means I sleep at night and do not have the restlessness, which was horrible. it wasn’t just my legs but my whole body, I couldn’t sit for more then 5 minutes at a time.
Jessica is off work till the end of the year, she is recovering from dental surgery so we will not be having Leo for the last two weeks of school, Natasha will need to get him for the next few days, then it will be up to his mum to get him to and from school.
We have had a number of stinking hot days here in Newie, suppose to be another hot one today.
Love is what you’re been through with somebody
By James Thurber