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Merry Christmas 
26th-Dec-2015 05:08 pm
With James - Christmas
At long last I am getting a few minutes of time, and I hope that as the New Year approaches I shall be able to be regular visitor again.  So much of the future is settled, but still a lot up in the air.  However this post is more about Christmas ... I had hoped to post something in the last couple of days but life was hectic, and I was both exhausted and felt totally in limbo.

Thirteen weeks ago Mum, Dad & I were talking about Christmas and the vague plans for those times.  Now that Christmas is here, those weeks have paid a heavy toll on all of us, and has ended with "us 3 kids" feeling totally in limbo.

This was taken by one of the nurses at a Carol concert we went to at the home -
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Christmas was still a special time.  Because of Dad, Nick and family came down Christmas Eve ... and came to me for lunch.  I had offered to cook, but they said that the chippy at the end of my road would be great.


The family in my kitchen for lunch -
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Andrew, Dan, Tom & Joe with Granddad -
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Nick & Brenda
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Christmas Day started with a lovely walk for Jiffy and myself, then when we got back he KNEW that Santa had been to visit!


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I then went to pick up Tim & Claire, and we went to Mum's grave and onto Dad. Dad was snoozy when we got there but after a cup of tea, he was bright and cheery ... it was a joy to see. We chatted, laughed, and it was a joy to see Dad being Dad again.

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And so back quite late to Tim & Claire's for Christmas Dinner.

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Comments 
26th-Dec-2015 05:31 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you guys were able to have a merry Christmas, in spite of the changes and upheaval. *hugs*
28th-Dec-2015 05:18 pm (UTC)
It didn't feel like a proper Christmas, but it was lovely to get to see everyone, and manage a few laughs as well.

*hugs*
26th-Dec-2015 05:57 pm (UTC)
So glad to see that, despite everything, you had a really Christmassy Christmas; so good to hear that your Dad is settled.

May 2016 be a much. much better year for you my dear, you so deserve a break (hugs))
28th-Dec-2015 05:19 pm (UTC)
It didn't feel like a proper Christmas, but it was lovely to get to see everyone, and manage a few laughs as well.

As I have just updated, I think we wore Dad out!

Thank you so much for your support *hugs*
26th-Dec-2015 07:09 pm (UTC)
What lovely family pictures - it is so good to see your Dad looking so happy, especially surrounded by his boys.

I hope you can take a little time to rest and get your breath back, so to speak, no that he is safe and comfortable, before the mammoth task of sorting out their bungalow begins.
28th-Dec-2015 05:20 pm (UTC)
It didn't feel like a proper Christmas, but it was lovely to get to see everyone, and manage a few laughs as well.

I have this week off work - although, as I have just updated, there is still loads to do at my place!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

*hugs*
28th-Dec-2015 09:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
26th-Dec-2015 09:20 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you had a good family time. It's been a whirlwind for you all and I hope things will settle down now to some routine.
28th-Dec-2015 05:21 pm (UTC)
It didn't feel like a proper Christmas, but it was lovely to get to see everyone, and manage a few laughs as well.

This week off work, but then I get back to a routine (I hope!)

*hugs*
27th-Dec-2015 12:05 am (UTC)
Sounds like the family has rallied to make it as merry a Christmas as possible given the circumstances lately. Great pictures!
28th-Dec-2015 05:21 pm (UTC)
It didn't feel like a proper Christmas, but it was lovely to get to see everyone, and manage a few laughs as well.

*hugs*
27th-Dec-2015 03:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing your family pictures with us.
28th-Dec-2015 05:22 pm (UTC)
It didn't feel like a proper Christmas, but it was lovely to get to see everyone, and manage a few laughs as well.

*hugs*
27th-Dec-2015 07:43 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear you had a pretty good Christmas, all things considered. Nice pictures.
28th-Dec-2015 05:22 pm (UTC)
It didn't feel like a proper Christmas, but it was lovely to get to see everyone, and manage a few laughs as well.

*hugs*
27th-Dec-2015 09:25 pm (UTC)
It's So good to see so many Christmas smiles! I am glad for you all. :)

Bright blessings!
28th-Dec-2015 05:22 pm (UTC)
It didn't feel like a proper Christmas, but it was lovely to get to see everyone, and manage a few laughs as well.

*hugs*
27th-Dec-2015 09:56 pm (UTC)
*waves hi* Glad to hear you've made the most of a normal Christmas that was possible.
Hope all is well.
28th-Dec-2015 05:23 pm (UTC)
It didn't feel like a proper Christmas, but it was lovely to get to see everyone, and manage a few laughs as well.

*hugs* and *hugs* again

I hope that you managed to find some peace in the midst of your life.
28th-Dec-2015 04:15 am (UTC)
Lovely pictures. Thanks so much for sharing.
28th-Dec-2015 05:23 pm (UTC)
It didn't feel like a proper Christmas, but it was lovely to get to see everyone, and manage a few laughs as well.

*hugs*
28th-Dec-2015 05:11 pm (UTC)
So glad Christmas went well for you after all that has happened in the last year. My holiday went well also and I am back to work today. At least we still have New Year's Day coming up!

Cheers!
28th-Dec-2015 05:24 pm (UTC)
It didn't feel like a proper Christmas, but it was lovely to get to see everyone, and manage a few laughs as well.

I have taken the full week off - hoped it would help me re-charge my batteries.

*hugs*
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