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August 3rd, 2013 (09:44 am)

am trying to read and am not doing terribly well. Not really enjoying Testament of Youth although enjoy isn’t probably what it’s supposed to achieve anyway – and I started an M/M which I thought was historical and is turning out to be fantasy or AU. There’s too much sex in it for me, predictable pointless sex no cliche missed out, but the amusing thing is that the characters have quite a lot of loud masturbatory sex in a hansom cab.



Knitting: I’m doing a fair isle hat and it’s going pretty well:


as for Dad I’m happier than I’ve been for a while (the pills are working too, btw, more on that in another post) I went to see him on wednesday and he was… content. He still knws me and is happy to see me, and because he’s either changed his meds or he’s off his meds he’s a LOT more alert. He’s aware when a nurse is making tea for someone else and he calls out – “Yes please!”

I am a little concerned that because everyone else is completely ga-ga he can’t really talk to anyone, but then he doesn’t show any interest in chatting – although he can talk and responds when you talk to him which is better than he’s been for ages because of the drugs. He didn’t get at all upset when I left, and seems quite happy so I’m more relieved than I can express. Hopefully that will wash through to my subconcious and I can stop feeling so ghastly.  He’s lost so much weight though, because he simply won’t eat – his attention span isn’t up to it – but he’s content and that’s all I can ask.


Posted by: kcwarwick (kcwarwick)
Posted at: August 3rd, 2013 09:44 pm (UTC)

I'm glad to hear that your Dad seems more settled and hope he continues that way. It must be so stressful for you.

Posted by: lawless (lawless523)
Posted at: August 3rd, 2013 10:43 pm (UTC)
gravitation: eiri on the internets

I'm glad your father is doing better and isn't as belligerent or out of it as he had been.

Posted by: julian_griffith (julian_griffith)
Posted at: August 4th, 2013 12:03 am (UTC)

Glad to hear your dad's doing better! Much better than permanently gaga. And if he goes off the rails again, at least he won't be running about with a kitchen knife?

I'm impressed by the fair isle hat, I'm not at that skill level yet. Then again my interests run more to cabling and lace.

Perhaps the writer was confused and thinking of an old closed four-wheel growler instead? Even though, I doubt many of them were plastered with stickers saying "If this coach is a-rockin', don't come a knockin'."

...now I want to write a bit of crackfic where a hack-driver's painted over the old crest on a growler door with some sort of Gothick castle and painted words to that bumper sticker's effect on the footman's step. See what you've done?

Posted by: Chris (crawling_angel)
Posted at: August 4th, 2013 09:03 pm (UTC)

Oooh, LJ all change...just like Baabapapa. ;p

Fair Isle: I haven't the patience for it like you seem to do. I posted a Dr Who project to you FB, lol.

Dad: Glad he's a bit better. The calling out of 'Yes please'. I hear that quite a bit. It's amazing how people who cant hear suddenly hear you talking to someone else!

Hansom Cab norties: I can't wait to read!

Posted by: lee_rowan (lee_rowan)
Posted at: August 5th, 2013 01:46 am (UTC)

I suppose if it was the dead of night and nobody around and they were really, REALLY quiet they might manage in a hansom.. but good grief, that's stupid.

Gorgeous knittery. I can't follow a pattern to save my life. I'm glad you can at least have a conversation with your dad. My wife's off at her mother's again -- she's in a nursing home right now after some sort of heart or stroke crisis and they're trying to figure out what to do, and of course she expects to go home but her health's at the point where she needs full-time live-in and she keeps firing helpers the family hires -- she wants family waiting on her had and foot, presumably because they can't quit. I do feel bad for her, but she's grown incredibly selfish -- my wife got to the house at 10 pm last night and her mother insisted she drive over to the nursing home, after a 9-hour drive. She didn't get home until after midnight.

Want to trade my MIL for your dad? She's got her mental faculties and would be a sure cure for your guilt. Speaking of which: YOU ARE DOING YOUR BEST, you can't do more than all you can do. {{hugs}}

Posted by: Stevie Carroll (stevie_carroll)
Posted at: August 5th, 2013 08:51 pm (UTC)
Brig -- Good Show by sallymn

Good news about your dad there.

Yesterday, my Dad was reunited with the vintage racing car he ran in the 1990s. I have a smashing photo of him sitting in it.

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