Sorry I have been missing for a couple of days. Friends have called and nice long chats with them have intervened. There are only some times during the day when putting a post on is possible. First thing in a morning my carer calls and helps me dress and gets my breakfast. When she has gone it is News time and The Times has arrived so it is Mind Games and reading the news. At the moment the earthquake makes compulsive reading - such a terrible tragedy. I have been to Antakya many years ago now with my first husband when we had been on an exhausting holiday of ancient sites and stayed in Antakya in a lovely hotel to recuperate before flying home. It is all so dreadful - families torn apart, children who now have no parents and parents who wait by the ruins in the freezing cold nights in the almost certain vain hope of the rescuers finding their children alive. And on the Syrian side of the border an even worse situation we cannot possibly imagine.
Then there are all the weird objects flying about in the sky and being hunted and shot down. We just .can't imagine where the world is heading.
My 'evening' carer comes for an hour at 4pm (it will get later as the nights get lighter) and by the time I have eaten my tea my mind is really past being in the right frame to think if posting.
So here I am at eleven o'clock in the morning. Friends almost always call on Sunday afternoons. Iwas intending to write about the role of women and discrimination. But I think it is too late to begin now and you will have read enough - so I shall stop, finish the codeword and leave women until tomorrow. See you then.
I like the way your day is structured. At the moment I am floundering after losing Tom but know that eventually some kind of pattern will emerge.
Keeping one’s independence has got to be so important.
Keep posting, your posts are always so interesting to read.
It's just good to hear from you at any tie of the day!
Enjoy your visitors
Things being shot down over the USA - not a good time to go ballooning. See you tomorrow.
You are braver than me at the moment reading the news.
Some money has been sent to DEC but I cannot switch on the news.
I too find days have flown by then I realize I haven't posted in a week. In my household I am the caregiver to my 94 year old partner/husband who suffered two strokes two years ago. He's on home hospice care now. His hospice nurse comes in once a week to check on his vital signs and see if we need anything but the rest of the week we have our usual routine.
Yes, it is horrible what has happened in Turkey and Syria with the earthquakes. We are so fortunate that hasn't happened to us.
Have a great day!
On another note, I would love to get in communication with a relative of my paternal (Tipton) side of the family. The Tipton's come from Shropshire. On my maternal side (Hadfield), they come from Glossop. Anyone reading this comment, let me know!
Ron Tipton (descendent of Jonathan Tipton who emigrated to Jamaica in the 1600's then left Port Royale in 1692 during the Great Earthquake and resettled in Baltimore, Maryland. All the Tipton's in the USA are descended from that Jonathan Tipton. But there are stilla great many Tipton's left in the Black County (Midlands). I would love to communicate with some of them who are interested in our common family tree.
You live a well ordered life and this seems to serve you well. I've stopped watching the news because I can not continue to look at the same photos showing destruction and devastation. That's what sells so I do not expect change. Enjoy your Sunday visitors.
I think it wonderful that you spend time keeping up with the news, your local and the worlds. A visit with a friend who cared enough to stop in for a chat is a gosh darn good reason not to blog that day. I find it a real treat when someone knocks at my door and come in and sit awhile. There is nothing quite like genuine human interaction to boost one's spirit. I also find it so much easier to convey real feelings on a topic of conversation when it is in person. I like to read one's face. I sort of feel like real conversation is going the same direction as letter writing, a thing of the past. I just read two years worth of love letters writen to my mother by my father. Masterpieces! And writen with a genuine Waterman ink pen! I have that very pen and keep it on my desk as a reminder of him. Memories of the way we were...would we do it all again, if we could? Maybe the answer is in the song, The Way We Were. I wish everyone peace and contentment.
It looks as if you've got a good routine and rhythm to your day. Your practical soul tells you when 'enough is enough' and your sensible mind heeds it. Most of all, what I love is knowing that you have plenty of people stopping in to visit.
The stories and images generated by that earthquake are just heartbreaking. My heart breaks for this world multiple times a day.
I'm much younger than you, but due to lupus fatigue, I must order my days much like you do, minus the carers visits at this point in my life.
I hope you delight in the friends who visit and who come to call as I do and that the books you read are a joy.
Alas, I'm another ostrich who avoids the news and miss the time when news came on only 4 times a day: morning, noon, 6p, and at 10p. It also wasn't there on your computer home screen to bring chaos and heartbreak into your daily life.
I can't imagine where the world is heading, either, but so be honest I'm beginning to feel I'm past caring. I can't so anything about it.
there has been more things shot down here in Canada. No idea what is going on, but the "young boy" aka The Prime Minister is among it all, so I guess it's been taken care of!
Tomorrow is soon enough to write of women!
Looking forward to seeing the next post!
It is good to know that what kept you away from the computer was not another fall or other scary incident, but being pleasantly busy with friends and other nice things.
I didn't really expect any commnts today as yesterday's coment fr0m me was just excuses for not posting - but thank you for calling in. Yes - I shall post a blog now
Just catching up with you as I have been without internet access for a few days. The news is certainly terrible and how lucky we are to live here in comparative safety. I am torn between not watching the news at all, and trying to keep up with current affairs. There is little or nothing I can do improve things.
You seem to be settling into your regime of relative immobility and making the most of it. So pleased your friends and neighbours drop in for chats to provide some companionship.
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