In an attempt to get my ma-in-law some friends to talk to at the care home we stopped to talk to one of the residents today.
I asked him how long he has been there.
"Oh, and do you like it?" I asked with a beaming smile.
"No. I want to die" came the reply.
although Laurie calls her a project.
Before two weeks ago my spare time was taken up on tumblr, candy crush, Hollyoaks, Facebook, and eating.
Now every spare moment I get I’m popping in to sit with ma-in-law in her new care home.
Help her straighten up in her chair - yep
Spoon feed her - awww.
While your at it, straighten her clothes and brush off crumbs - of course
Take her to the loo- why not
Help her wipe her backside….. Well, once you’ve done it once, it’s no problem
Help her clean her teeth- ok
Clean her dentures- welp. I can’t believe this was more nasty than wiping her backside. But you live and learn. Plus I’ve got used to it.
She, however hates that I have to help her wipe up after the loo, clean her teeth and help her to eat.
But I think I love it.
She isn’t ill. She’s just 94 years old.
The wedding isn’t until September next year. It’s also going to be taking place in Santorini.
I have 18 months to get ready. Perfect!
That last post was a conversation with my husband in a loud restaurant, hence the mis-hearing of vasectomy and sex with me.
Oh how we laughed…….Especially as the answer was ” umm yes, if you like”
That was an awkward conversation.
I am absolutely positive you are all gorgeous because it was written.
I started 3 stone/42lb overweight. Quickly realised after taking on a quick march walking/jogging, lung burning, stomach sickening, thigh burning, knee wrecking, exercise regime, that actually, what you eat can contribute to 80% of what you weigh. While exercise is good for strength and fitness it has literally nothing to very little impact on weight loss…….
After I lost my near on, but not quite, 42lbs through counting calories everyday and running 3 or 4 times a week, I realised life was too fucking short. It was taking over my life.
Seriously, find a hobby. If you have time to worry about your weight or your face or your boobs please go and help out in your local old peoples home or charity shop.
Theres a WHOLE LIFE out there you know nothing about and it may change you, a lot cheaper than therapy or sugery.
I’ve eaten too much meat today and not nearly enough dessert.
But, I’ve walked 15667 steps.