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The 13th .... Not The 12th 
13th-Sep-2015 08:18 pm
I am a member of monthlydiaryday ... but yet again another month has gone by!

Still trying to catch up with some news on your LJ's ... but am sure I have missed loads.  I also have quite a few comments on my own LJ that needs to be replied to.  So will do a mini catch-up ....

  • Dad is not doing so well.  His vocabulary has decreased, and so it's very frustrating for him (and us).

  • Mum is not coping with Dad.  She is sure that he could "pull himself together" .... Sadly however many times I explain to her the sad truth of Alzheimer's her memory is not good either.  That doesn't help in general either as she accuses me of forgetting to tell her things.

  • Jiffy is doing well - he had a hair-cut last week, and Jackie said his skin is pretty well.

  • Saw this amazing hearse last week on a walk with Jiffy (did post on FB and Instagram)

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  • Today I managed to damage my right calf muscle as I skidded taking Jiffy for a walk.

  • Last Wednesday I played "hookey" from Mum!  I took the day off work - went to a stately home (photos to follow).  I also did a bit to sort out my back garden ... as well as sleeping a bit.

  • I managed to cut the grass yesterday, as well as get some work done with dad in his general garage clear-out.

Oh well I shall post this short note ... and try to get caught up with some letters I owe before heading out into the rain and to Exeter for the night.

Hope all is well with you all.
13th-Sep-2015 09:22 pm (UTC)
Oh dear - no matter how much you love them it does sound as if it is hard work caring for your parents. Constantly trying to explain to your Mum must be quite tiring in itself. I'm glad you do get away occasionally.

Are you managing to get in any shifts at work, or is that just too much at the moment?
10th-Oct-2015 02:01 pm (UTC)
It was great to have that day off ... especially seeing as what has happened since!

Until this last couple of weeks I was getting 2 - 3 days at the same clinic ... but usually only worked the morning, which they were great about.
13th-Sep-2015 11:15 pm (UTC)
Kind of spooky.
10th-Oct-2015 02:00 pm (UTC)
I love seeing the horse-drawn hearses ... they are stunning
15th-Sep-2015 10:16 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you really deserved (and needed) that day "playing hookey". I hope you had a great time.
10th-Oct-2015 01:58 pm (UTC)
It was great to have that day off ... especially seeing as what has happened since!
16th-Sep-2015 02:44 am (UTC)
It definitely is a beautiful hearse, although it always makes me very sad to see a hearse.

So sad to hear your parents arent doing well :( Continuing to keep them and you in my prayers. I cant imagine how wearing it is to be their caregiver and you do it with such a good spirit. Im glad you got to enjoy a day off though :)

Hope your calf muscle is okay!
10th-Oct-2015 02:04 pm (UTC)
As you can guess, I am late replying, so life has changed ... but the support is what is carrying me through these days.
24th-Sep-2015 03:04 am (UTC)
It has been a while, and I'm just scrolling through.
I'm glad you took a day off. You've been having such a rough go of things lately. I remember when your posts used to be so much more fun and upbeat, as were mine. Life can really kick us in the arse and push us to the limits.
Please remember in your duties as caretaker, that you must also take care of yourself.
10th-Oct-2015 02:03 pm (UTC)
Great to see you pop in ... I had hoped to post a Birthday wish, but sadly life fell apart, as Mum had a major stroke and died a week later (last week).

So things are certainly not upbeat at present.

Hoping things are OK with you - miss seeing you here
20th-Nov-2015 06:31 am (UTC)
I just saw the above in my feed. I am so sorry to hear of this news. I miss seeing your posts and hearing from you on here. I had stopped posting, as I had stopped hearing from people. It seemed everyone had moved to tumblr, and those good old days where we used to laugh and taunt each other in the comments had gone.
However, I feel like posting here again, even if most of my friends have gone absent. I have only recently felt like writing and being creative with images again.
It's been a couple of rough years here, and our family has been going through very similar to your situation, so I can certainly sympathize and relate. Hang in there. Hugs.
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