"In the beginning"


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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Catching up on holtieshouse.

A short story.

One day, long, long ago, there lived a woman who did not whine, nag, or bitch.

But it was a long time ago, and it was just that one day.

The End.

What's going on in my life at present?? in some ways much more than I'd like there to be, my favourite daughter is once again not very well, or rather is still not very well, Vicki is no longer under the threat of brain surgery and many of the symptoms of Cushing's disease have abated but she is still a very ill young lady.
The only good thing to come out of this is that she and Rex have asked for my assistance in getting her to WA (half way across this huge land) for Christmas celebrations with the family, this will be the first Christmas we have all spent together in about 40 years, so that's the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
What else?? well my eyesight has been on the decline again so prior to getting new glasses I went back to my eye surgeon for a checkup, my left eye has healed perfectly after the surgery but there are cataracts on both eyes that may need attention, he has suggested a visit to the optometrist to see if new glasses are needed and if so whether they help my vision, so after Christmas we'll go down that track.
I had the first service done on the i30 a few days ago, it came through with flying colours (as would be expected) so will once again be of for another interstate trip very soon, I'm driving as far as Adelaide SA, about 2000 Kms, then flying to Perth WA with Vicki, Rex will drive over from Wudinna a little later.
South east Queensland has had some good rains during November, putting some much needed water into the reservoirs, the downside of this is that my grass needs to be mowed almost twice a week, this isn't a huge problem as my trusty John Deere makes short work of it, however as I will be away again for about a month I'll have to arrange to have it mown at least a couple of times during my absence.


Jamie Dawn said...

You just keep on traveling more and more.
I think that is terrific!!
I don't think it matters if your grass doesn't get mowed while your gone. You will just come home to a jungle, that's all.
I am so sorry that Vicki has to keep dealing with health problems. That is awful. I am glad you will all have Christmas together though, so at least there is some good news happening there.
Take care and have safe travels across your beautiful land.

kenju said...

Peter, I am sorry about your eyesight and about Vicki. I do hope that both will get better soon.

My husband got that cartoon in email and had the gall to send it to me!!

Pamela said...

I think I'll come along!

Our neighbor down the street who had the surgery for Cushings is doing very well.

Puss-in-Boots said...

I'm sorry to hear about Vicki, Peter. but it's lovely that you're all going to be together at Christmas. We're all scattered to the four winds...for the first time ever. It's going to be very strange.

Glad the new car is going well.

Walker said...

I'm sorry to hear about Vickie.
I hope thsi trip to the family Christmas gathering will raise her sprits.
You doi alot of travelling and to our benefit i might add through your pictures I have seen alot from your travels.

Jack K. said...

Good to hear that you will all be together for the holidays. Please tell Vicki we are all pulling for her.

The travel is just one of the great things about retirement. However, the eyes do need to be taken care of. I almost said "looked after." Bad pun. Glad I could resist it.

Take care of yourself, and don't get lost in that jungle of a yard. tehee.

Loved the banner photo.

Maria said...

My thoughts are with you and your daughter. I am so glad the family will all be together for the holidays.

I know you must be worried about your eyes. I have Macular Degeneration and often wonder what will happen as I get older. Heck, right now I feel older than dirt, but it is late at night and I am in need of a good sound sleep.

Joy Des Jardins said...

Peter, I'm so sorry Vicki continues to deal with these problems...she is truly become a strong person through all of this. I'm glad you all will be together for Xmas...that a wonderful positive to have from this whole situation.

You are certainly getting your share of traveling, aren't you Peter....I think it's terrific. I hope it continues for as long as possible. Good luck with your eyes....get them taken care of as soon as you can Peter. You have a lot of things to look forward to. Take care sweet guy.... ~Joy

LZ Blogger said...

Peter ~ Travel safely my friend! ~ jb///
P.S. I won't be doing the lawn work for you! (Just in case you wondered!)

Ralph said...

Your short story is a novel, right?
Keep travel but be safe.

Christina said...

Sorry to hear that your daughter is not well, but I hope you all have a wonderful time together for Christmas! Good luck with the eye situation - hopefully new glasses will take care of it for now.

LOL @ short story!

Jamie Dawn said...

I'm hoping you'll be able to report some good news about Vicki's health in the New Year. After all she's dealt with, she deserves some really good news for a change and some good health in 2009.
I said a prayer for her and for you. I know how much you love her and worry about her.
God bless you all.