Tuesday, 8 January 2008

A WEEK OF MIXED BLESSING

This has been a week of mixed blessings.

On Saturday my daughter, son-in-law and three grandchildren moved to France. This is a very exciting time for them all and a very sad time for us. We will miss them and, on a very superficial level, will now have to find somewhere else to go for breakfast on a Saturday and a new venue for our summer pool parties. Pretty difficult in view of the fact that she was the only one with a pool. The mixed “blessing” is that we will have to build our very own pool. Plus, on another superficial level, we now have a close relative to visit in a sunny location.

She wondered how she could go about keeping us all updated on her goings on in France and I suggested the bloody “B” word – like as in “why don’t you write a blog?” I felt this didn’t go down very well on account of her not always approving of my blogging activities but after some discussion I think she may have warmed to the idea. I hope so because it’s a great way of keeping a log with photographs.

Yesterday the “wild one” that I call husband was told that he would need another biopsy on 21st. The “blessing” in this case is that he should at last get answers that range from “no more treatment”, down through a full gamit of options including surgery and/or chemo/radio therapy.

Another mixed blessing is the diet. I started it this morning forgetting that we order in lunch for the Board Meeting today. The “blessing” bit is that I only ate my allowance and the “mixed” bit is that now I’m starving hungry. I just have to get my head into the right place with this one – again!!

I am also trying to psyche myself up to do the aqua-fit thing, but one thing at a time and I have to loose a little (for that read a lot of) weight before exposing my ample flesh to a poor unsuspecting public.

12 comments:

Crystal Jigsaw said...

I expect you will miss your daughter and her family very much. Does this mean lots of trips to France for you?!

Crystal xx

DogLover said...

Losing weight is simple - just eat healthy food, but less of it, and take more exercise.

I would do the same, but it's these steroids I take, you know ...

I see you've got Wife In The North worried about her weight now.

doglover

Valleys Mam said...

hope all is ok with your loved up one
Weight its just a number - choose what u want and stick with it .
Life is too short to waste it on slimfast

Retiredandcrazy said...

Dear CJ how right you are but until the "wild one" has his treatment plan we are stuck here. Goes against the grain with me because I do have wandering feet. However, we are committed to a skiing trip to Switzerland with the children on 11th Feb so we will see how that pans out.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Dear DL. I KNOW that that it's simple, but it is simply not easy! Now if I had a dog maybe I would exercise....? Nah!

Retiredandcrazy said...

Daer VM, I'm with you with the slimfast thing. That is too much hardship. I like the words of the Desiderata - "Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself". So today I'm going out to lunch, sod it!

Retiredandcrazy said...

Dear DL, I KNOW it's simple, but it's the execution that is the problem. Now if I had a dog I might exercise more......?

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

I'm sure you're going to miss them like mad - we will be in similar boats, though your lovely family will be much further away!
Perhaps you'll pine, and that will help with the weight loss? I might try that too.
Regards, Margot xx

dulwichmum said...

Lovely R&C,

What a time to chose to start a diet! Poor you, I am sure that you will miss your family being so close by and I hope that your husband stays well. Can I pop some ice in this glass for you?

Retiredandcrazy said...

Dear Mogot, pine a lose weight? If only - I tend to head for the biscuit tin! I always envied these people that claimed to lose their appitite at times of stress.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Oh Dulwich Mum, you are SO wonderfully superficial, but underneath beats a caring heart otherwise you wouldn't always be enquiring about the "wild one's" health. I'm afraid that I'm on to you! Chin Chin.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Margot, of course I meant "pine AND lose weight". Finger trouble!