Saturday, 31 December 2011

preparing for this evening's trip out to celebrate New Year with friends

Its just typical and just my luck, that my knee replacement which has been behaving wellish for the last two years has decided to create pain and make walking difficult again.. As its also the side of the hip that has not been replaced, not sure whether that is the real cause, and of course everywhere is shut so I shall have to wait until the surgeons return next week and see if I can find the cause of the pain... So I am resting or trying to, on top of my bed, listening to the radio and trying to ignore the pain.. this is on top of the effects of the spine ops gone wrong, and its days like these that make me feel ollllllllddddddd.

Friday, 30 December 2011

The day that ends the year 2011

I just cannot get my head around the fact that the end of this year is today... where did the whole year go to>> I spent most of the summer recovering from my two spinal ops and trying to make my life a little better after the terrrible outcome of the ops.. Our dogs were amazingly gentle with me, and when I got to take them walking, they learned not to pull and be patient... Now we have a New Year, I do hope that it will be better for many people out there, and a good one to look forward to.. Its not yet 8 am, so I am up fairly early, but looking forward to going out this evening and meeting up with a whole bunch of good friends to toast the old year out!


This year has been very eventful for me.. I had two spine ops in May and they turned out terrible, so in the intervening months I have had to come to terms with a changed life ... I can still walk, but very slowly and I am able to take the dogs out, but the changes have been quite formidable... However I am a very up beat personality, perhaps I am too silly to bother, but I just put things on the back burner and get on with the present day of living.. so I take it one day at a time... As long as I can drive around and get about I am fine... I am angry how life is different, but its not the big C, so anything can be managed if it isnt.. I have been reading a blog by a girl who is in her twenties, and who was written off as a cancer victim, but she is blogging away despite all her troubles and she is quite inspirational.. She is planning her wedding in June despite the doctors' opinions... more power to her elbow I say!!! I have two of my darling children living abroad, one in Canada with her children and the other in Australia with his lovely son, having left behind a much older gorgeous son with his previous wife... it caused heartache but the telephone and skype helps , and one has to do what is planned on their particular life road, and his was going to Australia.  Although one says well its not far away, only 24 hours, it is 24 hours and a heck of a lot of money to get over there, so not quite as simple as it seems when you say it fast!!! We have had a hectic Christmas with seeing and speaking to everyone over the hols, but magic as well.. to be surrounded by family and loving friends is the best gift in the whole world, and too priceless to imagine..I hope that next year 2012 will prove a much happier and more relaxed year for everyone, despite the recession, its possible to be positive if one tries hard enough.... my eldest daughter said saving £25 a week would get a ticket to Australia quite quickly, so I shall see if that is possible to do and combine it with seeing my girl in Canada during the same time away... my husband is amazingly lenient at letting me take off for far flung places whilst he stays at home and looks after our dogs... wonderful man**

just blogging on

I am just trying out blogging for the first time ever.. I am assured that it is easy and as I like to write, I will find it fascinating, I do hope so.. For those who are interested, I live in the middle of England UK and work from home as a specialist Recruiting Consultant. I specialise in the placement of Lawyers throughout the UK and mainland Europe.  I live with my husband and two dogs named Millie and Reiver. I have 5 children and 9 grandchildren.  My second husband and I have 8 children between us, so you can imagine this Christmas has been quite hectic!!!.... Our house is an Old Rectory, which was built in the 1820's and has 8 bedrooms.. Sawley is an old established village which was here from Saxon times.