Sitting in warm sunshine!

Yup, here in the outskirts of a city usually known for rain, we have sunshine streaming in through our open front door. Hound is laying on the doorstep under the mint and pale pink azalea while the feline friend is crashed out on a sofa. My left arm is warm….WARM!

 

I could get used to this……..

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Blink twice and it’s almost Christmas

This past autumn has been everso slightly full-on.  And for all the wrong reasons.

Work took a fair few twists and yet finally appears to have landed right side up, not without renegotiating my contact though. 2016 will see if this has bought a satisfactory outcome. But we all survived the manic Christmas build up and subsequent dismantling into home bags.

Health had a bashing altho i’m mostly out the other side now. It’s just a case of catching up on everything that has been allowed to slide while i was off gallivanting at those never ending hospital appointments!

Family are settling down into their own way of living and for the most part it all seems to be trickling along well for them.

Mum’s health took a dramatic dive and a temporary stay out of her home became alarmingly necessary. Finally this week she is settled into a care home, for a while.  Massive thanks to my sister will never be enough. She has been a star.

Home. Ah well. Our house always has the capacity to bring surprises and this continues to be the case. Were it not for this house, truly we would have left the area long ago. So hey ho. Here we stay. For now.

Church. Oh yes. Church. Tbh i have almost forgotten what these lovely folk look like. It’s been that long. I rather think that a small group calleth…

Garden: let’s not go there…..

Community….And therein lies the rub. In the rush to gain a satisfactorily regular income, i stepped back from one very local group. Whilst being knocked for six this autumn meant that i was out of another two settings and a kinda ad-hoc very local one.  I’ve lost my belonging. THAT needs to change in the New Year.

 

Listening to : silence and this is JUST the way i like it.

Watching: pets sleeping.

Drinking: mocha.

Eating: biscuits, cheese ones.

 

Will:  make vital phone calls, sort bank account, clear all surfaces in the living room and sort living arrangements for Christmas.

Must: walk dog, deliver neighbour’s cards.

Ought to: mop floors.

 

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Reclaiming bedrooms…one at a time….

This weekend we shall be sorting sleeping arrangements for visitors to our home. Of late (well, the last ten years or so) matters have been less than ideal in so many ways.

 

Life in all its glory has seen fit to intrude upon this lazy state of affairs. So yesterday we started. And discovered wide yellow stripes under the wallpaper

 

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( MUST remember to cancel the date option on camera)

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Drinking tea

Just eaten scrambled eggs on toast

Still listening to Show of Hands

Must: remember to wash uniform this weekend

Would quite like to: get to church for the first time in AGES…

Ah…and then there is the small question of christmas cards as well

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Diagnosis !

Yay!

The opinion of medics…….and after quite some tranche of bloods, various tests and a broncoscopy…….is that i have bronchiectasis.

In and of itself, this changes my life not one jot.

Then again, it changes everything ~ as this means that i can once again change my employment, should i ever want to.

And this means the world to me, right now.
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