wings and things

Parkinsonism, body thermostats, and the bitch.

on June 6, 2013

The other day, when Anthony was home for lunch and the afternoon, and Ming and I were trying to get the living room warm enough for him, I became a bit impatient. We had a roaring fire going, a heater on, and two blankets on his knees, but he was still shivering with cold in a room so hot that I was soaked with perspiration.

Your thermostat’s had the bomb, Ants! I accidentally sort of yelled this as I was wrapping the stupid blankets under and around his feet.

Mum, don’t be such a bitch! Yes, that came from Ming of course.

Ants, can you tell Ming not to ever again call me a bitch?

And then Anthony said very clearly, I think, that in this context, it’s acceptable.

Shared laughter immediately thrilled its way through that hot room!

31 responses to “Parkinsonism, body thermostats, and the bitch.

  1. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography) says:

    Hilarious Julie.
    I burst out laughing aloud when reading this post.
    Anthony is priceless (& so is Ming).

    Methinks you’d better start practising your sexy whispering tone for ‘the boys’.

  2. dalols says:

    Julie, I discovered your writings yesterday through a mutual friend… and I have laughed & cried, wending my way across your stories since then…
    I am a nurse and Mum, and have found your stories resonate with me on so many levels…
    Especially, as over the past five years or so our family has been moving through the world of nursing homes, aged care and the changes brought on by dementia… and also dealing with my father’s passage through heart disease and its dramas…
    Thank you for sharing… loving your strength and humour… truly inspirational…

  3. bulldog says:

    Damn … don’t know what to say… I did have a chuckle though, hope you don’t mind…

  4. FlaHam says:

    Julie, it is conversations such as this one that warm my heart, that show me your strength, and the character of Ants. Thank you for sharing this moment. Take care, Bill

  5. That was priceless! πŸ™‚

  6. good for Anthony – though I do not think of you as a -itch

  7. Terry says:

    Al is the total opposite. He is always hot. Even on cooler days, he is in shorts and tank tops and sticky, while his room mate is cuddled in a blanket

  8. haha, thanks for my morning laugh! Ming sure picked up on your sense of humour and the word play between you and Ants!

  9. Love this one. A lot! Thank the Goodness when laughter breaks tension. Phew, lol.

  10. FacetsofLucy says:

    You guys are still creating wonderful memories from shared moments like that. How wonderful is the ability to laugh at ourselves!

  11. tootlepedal says:

    Ganging up on the little woman. It’s common practice.

  12. There’s a bumper sticker here that says “You call me a bitch like it’s a bad thing”. It’s OK to vent things out sometimes!

  13. Don’t you love it when that old personality shines through?

  14. Its great to share in some family laughter.

  15. camsgranny says:

    I’m giggling here…..we decided a while back, you can either cry or laugh about what Pd or PDD or PD’ism does. I am so happy to see the laughter side come out, and while other’s may think this is sad, I do not, simply because a family that laughs together, really can go through anything. Find the humor throughout your day, it sure beats crying anytime. Hugs Jules!!!!

  16. You made me laugh out loud. Well, Ants did πŸ™‚

  17. TBM says:

    He has some zingers.

  18. Rhonda says:

    and it keeps on coming….lol

  19. Robyn Lee says:

    reading this in backwards order from recent post — so he still finds his wit – in the moments he can… that is heartwarming Julie ~ x

  20. gita4elamats says:

    πŸ˜† Wonderful!

  21. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Love that shared laughter, Julie. I swear to God, if I ever lost my sense of humour…. Nope: need it.

  22. Fergiemoto says:

    Well, I would have been startled by that comment from Ming, but it’s good you were all able to laugh about it.

  23. Trisha says:

    I had to chuckle at that! I’m glad you all got a shared laugh that afternoon.

  24. Judith Post says:

    Your Anthony is a wonder.

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