Thursday, 21 January 2016

Haven't blogged for a while

Haven't blogged for a while
Because things went rather flat.
My mum had a fall
And dad, dementia is not cool!
My dearest in hospital she went,
A blockage due to stones,
So my time was spent,
Caring for all those ones,
That I so dearly love.

But I shall be back,
Blogging up in my bed,
To feed you the crap,
Of all life's traps.
Diversity of view,
From one of the few,
Of the strangest argumentative blogs.

Good night,
God bless,
Amen.

Friday, 11 December 2015

My advent blog...day ten and eleven

This my advent blog. Something to tell to you of that you may not have heard elsewhere, or of my worries or concerns about life. You may be able to relate to the themes I shall express so please enjoy.

So to paint the next windows or picture for days 10 & 11. Remember it is always nice to build up a few openings as those chocolates are so small...and anyway we are a busy lot.

This caring lark has been difficult. My father went to the dementia suite and it was full with clients with the same infliction. My mum was being cared for at home by the visiting enablement team. Not sure if it were just tiredness but for some reason I burst into tears in the middle of the local supermarket.

Today was a much different day. A better day. Mum joked with the carer...both pint size; carer and patient...lol. Dad slept well, think I slept well, better at least. And after dinner, mum wrote out Xmas cards and dad watched a film and I was able to visit my own family for a brief time...hooray!

Perhaps things will get better or my prayer has been answered and an Angel is at my side...so bearing all this in mind I ponder you the Rocking Around the Xmas Tree.

Enjoy your chocolates
Amen.




Wednesday, 9 December 2015

My advent blog...day nine.

This my advent blog. Something to tell to you of that you may not have heard elsewhere, or of my worries or concerns about life. You may be able to relate to the themes I shall express so please enjoy.

So to paint a picture or window for day 9. My mother returned home today from rehab, having had an emergency hip operation. 

As part of her on going care firstly she was transported home by hospital transport, visited by the enablement team and called on by a district nurse. So today has seen and been a lot of coming and going by the Angels of our health service.

And as we settle down for the evening my father who has dementia made attempt to place the phone back in its cradle and bemusing to me we were phoned by the police to ask if everything was okay at my parents address.

I explained what may have happened and they confirmed that they had heard my father express himself  replacing the phone, which I did for him. In doing so he must have dialled three nines and they dutifully phoned back...another angel to ensure that everything was alright.

So I ponder you the song While Shephards Watch Their Flocks by Night

Enjoy your ninth chocolate
Amen

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

My advent blog...days seven & eight

This my advent blog. Something to tell to you of that you may not have heard elsewhere, or of my worries or concerns about life. You may be able to relate to the themes I shall express so please enjoy.


So to paint the next two pictures or windows. Sometime you forget to open your advent on some days and when you do open them you several to open.

On the seventh day I had a phone call from one of my clients family. He served me with the sad news that his father, whom were my client, had passed away. Following a fall he was admitted to hospital and at 92 years one does not fall without causing some injury, if not serious. His were serious and with his two sons present he gave up his will to live.

On the eighth day I find myself yet again at my fathers house, looking after him whilst mum is still in rehab. My sister has treated him well but we both can see changes in him which we expect. On retiring to bed I expected him to be restless but as I write this I have not heard a peak.

So I ponder you the song Silent Night 

Enjoy your chocolates
Amen

Sunday, 6 December 2015

My advent blog...day six.

This my advent blog. Something to tell to you of that you may not have heard elsewhere, or of my worries or concerns about life. You may be able to relate to the themes I shall express so please enjoy.
 
 
So to paint the picture or window for day 6. My son played for his team today in a local rugby cup semi-final.
 
Today, though my son's team lost they played fairly good and gave their opponents a hard fought struggle to win. However, the opponents did not do justice to their own playing flair and were soon at odds with the referee believing they had the right to argue decisions. They also, tried to wind up my sons team with added aggression which failed. And this team's parents, some were also heard to be slightly ungentlemanly.
 
My son and his team remained unfazed by this conduct and though they had a little crossly banter with their opponents at the end of the game, they came off the pitch holding their heads up high and accepted defeat in valour.
 
So I ponder you this song Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas.
 
Enjoy for sixth chocolate,
Amen.


Saturday, 5 December 2015

My advent blog...day five

This my advent blog. Something to tell to you of that you may not have heard elsewhere, or of my worries or concerns about life. You may be able to relate to the themes I shall express so please enjoy.

So to paint the picture or window for day 5.


Xmas shopping

The outs but not down...



The band of salvation xmas caroling
 
 
St. Nick




And so I ponder you the song It's beginning a lot to look like Christmas.
 
Enjoy your fifth chocolate
Amen

Friday, 4 December 2015

My advent blog...day four.

This my advent blog. Something to tell to you of that you may not have heard elsewhere, or of my worries or concerns about life. You may be able to relate to the themes I shall express so please enjoy.
 
 
So to set the picture or window for day 4. Now I am IT literate, so is my wife, my son and my daughter however we are not blinking software or hardware engineers.
 
Isn't it frustrating when your hardware fails to work as you so wish, like your printer not printing out and sending everything to print manager or your wireless keyboard having a moment when you cannot type a bloody thing, change the batteries and still nowt works.
 
Then after a bit of fiddling around, or clicking almost every icon on the screen they somehow magically spring back into life and everything returns to normal. That's after one has had argument with loved ones with cries of "Oh let me try to sort it out" or "Come here let me do it" when in stark reality neither have any idea or clue as to the right solution.
 
Yes there is the help button and yes we ought have some kind of written reference to troubleshoot in such a time...but we don't and crack on regardless, perhaps unwittingly may have anonymously hacked into some super computer controlling the earth's money or weaponry.
 
So bearing all this in mind I ponder you the song Do You Hear What I Hear.
 
Enjoy your forth chocolate.
Amen