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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Happy Days





And so, if you are confined to a hospital bed, or under limited-movement doctors- orders, then what could be more perfect than spending an entire day watching the 6th season of Downton Abbey, on PBS, Masterpiece Theatre..

My sweetie delivered a thermos of hot water, tea bags and a lovely china cup, making sure that I had all of the necessaries, even down to the battery-lit candles.
And because he knows how much I enjoy this program,  he has ordered the entire collection, series one through six, it should be delivered just in time for my return home.
I'm brimming from ear to ear.


Friday, February 26, 2016

Gone But Not Forgotten

I'm missing my sweet kitties.
I can't help but  wonder if they think I have completely abandoned them at this time.
My dearest holds the telephone next to their ears and I tell them "hello" and "I'll be home soon."
He tells me they rub their whiskers against the telephone, when they hear my voice.
I'm thinking about Skyping.






Saturday, February 20, 2016

The Kindness of Others

Unless you have gone through the experience of being totally dependent on others in making it through your day, then it's hard to relate to this concept.
I like to think I am an independent person, too proud to ask for help, and too "English" to bother others to take away from their already busy days.
However in just ten short days of being confined to a rehab facility, I am learning very quickly, that the majority of people are more than willing to help, not just because it's their job, but that they really do care about their fellow-man.

Recreational programs are a must, in places where residents cannot return to the outside world, albeit temporary. The first few days, I pulled the sheets over my head, and tried to hide, but shutting myself away, became harder day after day.

Wednesday, I played Bingo, a game I hadn't played in years. Thursday a church choir came into my room, and sang glorious hymns, they touched my soul and I found myself crying tears of joy.
Yesterday, the ladies from a local church gave me a beautiful little carrying pouch, to carry on my walker, all hand sewn and in pretty bright colors.



Today, my family has visited, always making me laugh, and taking care of my every need. The sun shone brightly  and so I was able to sit outside and soak up some much needed sunshine.
My beautiful lifelong English friend, stopped to check on me, and brought  a lovely tin of Scottish shortbread.



Simple acts of kindness, making my small little world seem ever so important, and bright.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Thank You

I am truly grateful to each and every one of you, who have left such encouraging and heartfelt well-wishes, they have left a smile on my face day after day.
My days are filled with therapists of all varieties, nurses and caregivers, and a constant flurry of activity, all centered around a common goal of getting me back on my feet.....literally.
The staff have been amazingly attentive.

My poor kitties Oliver and Tom-Tilly have not quite figured out where I disappeared to,  and spend their days rallying around my dearest, not letting him out of their sight.




Friday, February 12, 2016

Humpty Dumpty

 
 
Without warning and just like  the nursery rhyme character Humpty Dumpty........ I had a great fall.
Passed-out cold, landed on my back and broke my ankle in three places.
I've spent the better part of this month in a hospital and now a rehab facility not too far from home, trying to rejoin the land of the living.
To say I was taken by surprise, is an understatement.
My dearest has delivered my computer, so I'm thankful to be able to catch up on all of my favorite blogs.
I hope your days have been far less eventful.