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Severely slow

Tuesday, April 21, 2015      7 comments

I couldn't believe how much fitness I had lost after just a fortnight's enforced inactivity. I went for a walk today, and instead of a reasonable pace, I was struggling to maintain even a slow pace, a pace that my 85-year-old mother could m... Read more

Enforced rest until the end of the month

Saturday, April 11, 2015      6 comments

My family has a history of non-malignant skin cancer, which may appear in unexpected places. I've just had one removed from my pelvis - a place that's never been exposed to the sun! The UK's NHS (as a SparkFriend commented today) is a marve... Read more

Telephone interview

Tuesday, January 06, 2015      6 comments

Whilst out on a Sparky 4k run, my phone rang. I was minded to ignore it, but something made me answer (rather breathlessly). I had applied for a document verifier job, where documents are taken to a client, explained, signatures and ID pro... Read more

There may be trouble ahead...

Tuesday, December 23, 2014      8 comments

Happy Christmas to all my Spark friends xxx... Read more

Administrative Assistant interview on 16th December

Saturday, December 06, 2014      8 comments

Great, I've been selected for interview for the admin post at the local Methodist Circuit. It's 11.30am on 16th December. The letter came when a friend was here visiting mum, and she has offered to take mum to a social afternoon - which was very... Read more

Administrative Assistant job application

Monday, November 24, 2014      9 comments

I spent some time this morning filling out an application for the role of Administration Assistant at our local Methodist Church. Before I filled it out, I spent some time researching the Methodist Church, their structure and beliefs and I foun... Read more

"Peace, perfect peace

Thursday, November 06, 2014      7 comments

is the gift of Christ our Lord" That's a line from a beautiful hymn, and I'm currently enjoying a peaceful couple of hours on my own. DH has gone out for a 2pm meeting, so won't be back until at least 4pm. Mum has gone to a former col... Read more

Why bother?

Wednesday, November 05, 2014      5 comments

This morning I had a very minor op to remove a cyst from my scalp that was bothering me. DH was told he had to come along to drive home. Got home safely (he's not a great driver), but neither he nor mum made me a cup of coffee. Feeli... Read more

Pumpkin 2 love

Monday, November 03, 2014      5 comments

This is my pumpkin, which is themed around turning a night of fear into a night of hope for the children of Syria Read more

Pumpkin cat

Monday, October 27, 2014      7 comments

We had a lovely family gathering yesterday, and I had planned ahead with an activity for my granddaughter - pumpkin carving. She was happy that she could leave the adults chatter and do something creative. Here's her pumpkin cat Read more

Mom's assessment

Thursday, October 23, 2014      7 comments

Mostly a very good and productive day. Took mum for her follow up consultation at the memory clinic, where she was told she doesn't have dementia, and that for her age (85) her brain scan is good. Whilst it's great that the brain scan was... Read more

Thank you, Sparkfriends

Monday, October 20, 2014      3 comments

Things are much calmer today. My sister took mum out for the day on Sunday, which gave some respite. DH and I were able to talk - sometimes not very calmly, but on the whole it was a much-needed discussion that showed DH that he is being l... Read more

In tears

Saturday, October 18, 2014      8 comments

I've managed to keep a calm exterior for a couple of hours, until dinner and bedtime for mom is over I came home from grocery shopping (took mom along) to see an ambulance leaving our complex, so couldn't help but panic. Has DH done s... Read more

Mixed feelings

Friday, October 17, 2014      6 comments

I haven't blogged for a while because there has been so much to achieve in the real world to get the new apartment straightened out. Today I set up a guest bed in the study, so that my granddaughter Rhian can stay tonight. She's such an ea... Read more

My supportive husband

Friday, August 22, 2014      5 comments

Thanks for lots of lovely messages of support, I was very moved to read your comments. My lovely husband is very good at saying something supportive, or sending me a text or email reiterating his support. Just now he said "we are ok, you k... Read more

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