Sunday, November 08, 2015
Downhill run to Christmas
That's Cup Week over for another year and I bet there's a lot of feet that felt like they'd been wearing this shoe. And for once I loved the Cup run, a female won on a 101-1 cracker of a horse trained in Australia. That's what makes the Cup a special race, no matter how much money you pour into a horse to win, in this race it's all chance.
My sister has had her knee replacement. A brutal, brutal operation that she will never have done ever again even if she has to hobble if the other knee gives out. Not a word to me who had it done 20 years ago, two knees 15 months apart. She had the whole knee replaced, I kept the kneecaps because it was supposed to be easier. I have scars 33cms long, she has a 6 inch fine scar with 4 steri-strips and no external stitches. My surgeon worked with his own physiotherapist and the minute I opened my eyes I was exercising, as far as I know she hasn't had any physio yet but is pleased with her 90 degree bend. After 6 weeks I was up to 135 degrees. I know this isn't a competition but she's so bloody smug about everything except the pain. She has pain, she rang up asking when did the pain stop, bwahahahaha! Lovely.
Mother is still here. She is getting new bottom teeth and with Murphy's law will be buried with new choppers. The Home has been taken over by Southern Cross Care and handover will be March 2016.
I think that's when I went clunk, the worry about if I'd have to move her or what was going on, if anything, suddenly stopped. Their catering staff have already taken on the kitchen and the food is the best in the 6 years she's been there. Any complaints and the Chef comes to talk to the resident in person. She's already worked out a menu for mum for the no teeth weeks. I might even get myself down there for a decent Christmas Dinner this year.
I still have my saved up loot for the new big A walker. I'm on a loaner at the moment and you lot are lucky that I don't drive a car. I'm bad enough on the footpath with four wheels let alone on a road. I have to make a decision soon before everything shuts for the loony season but after the treadmill disaster, I'm being careful. I have tried to walk on the treadmill with trainers but the foot still hurts like hell and will never be better. At least the walker helps with my terrible balance problem. I still look like I'm two sheets to the wind when walking but with something to hold onto it feels better.
Vinnie's car has left the building to be replaced by a bucket of rust. But I am assured that this is a collector's item and he was so lucky to get it in this condition. If I could have stood up again, I'd have rolled on the ground laughing. But I was shown photos of newly renovated rust buckets and I have to admit they are good looking cars. He did tell me what kind of car it was but you know me and cars, I only know they have 4 wheels outside and one inside. Still have the Falcon and the soft top VW which I have seen painted in a rich metallic crimson and black. I fell in love with that. He says no, basic blue and cream top, damn. My sister is still carrying on about him making my house look like a tip but a no rent driveway for a year makes a cheap Christmas present.
I am still hoping to convince Miss O'Dyne to start a new blog about her adventures in country living but she is busy chopping trees, killing snakes and being .05 every time she collects the mail from the pub. I sat outside the local milkbar in the sun this morning and thought how lovely for summer nights if they could get a drink licence for the locals. Then I thought about getting that bloody walker across the road, so maybe not.
As a final word, isn't life dull without the Mad Monk and Hokey Hockey?