wings and things

Not so heavy.

on June 10, 2013

This afternoon, Ants and I sat out in the sun, on the beach side of the nursing lodge, then went for a short walk up the rather steep driveway so we could catch a glimpse of the ocean.

To give you an idea of how exhausting this was for Ants, the distance up to the crest is about 15 – 20 ordinary strides. Anthony uses a walker of course, but can barely lift his feet so, for him, the distance to the crest was well over 100 shuffled steps, then back down again. Once inside, I could barely get him back to the armchair in his room and thought I’d have to get the wheelchair, but we made it.

Getting him to turn around, let go of the walker and sit in the chair took ages, and I finally used all my strength to sort of hoist him around and plonk him down. This left us both gasping and I got the giggles.

I bet the nurses are much gentler with you, I said.
But with you, there are sexual overtones, he said with a hint of a smile.
For God’s sake, Ants, are you crazy? I yelped.
Then why are you blushing?

I can assure you, I was not blushing!

31 responses to “Not so heavy.

  1. Ingrid says:

    That is gorgeous … love it!

  2. It is great to see neither of you have lost your sense of humour ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Colline says:

    It is good to see he has not lost his sense of humour ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Pink cheeks from the exertion?

  5. Rhonda says:


  6. bulldog says:

    You were blushing… loved it… he still has a good sense of humour…

  7. I love his sense of humour.

  8. I love this .First thing I read this morning and it gave me a smile. x

  9. kdkh says:

    Just because his body is ravaged by illness doesn’t stop him from wanting you in a carnal way. Men still think about sex all the time, even in the nursing lodge!

  10. The blush of love is beautiful — and reading this story, I felt washed in the beauty of your love (and wonderful sense of humour).

  11. Blush away! Love this XX

  12. I think that it’s fantastic that your husband still flirts with you after all these years of marriage. A tip of the hat to Anthony for making you giggle. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Robyn Lee says:

    He’s a remarkable man Julie – even here and now – amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Lynda says:


  15. haha! Love this – you might consider changing his name to Randy! Does that mean the same thing down under as it does here?


  16. nice to think he can still make you blush:) love lifts the heart and mine has been lifted by you and ants.

  17. Terry says:

    I am so glad you two got some precious time alone and enjoyed some giggles too

  18. FlaHam says:

    Julie, Liar Liar, pants on fire….. Yes you were blushing and Ants knew LOL LOL LOL. This is so so heart warming. Take care, Bill

  19. adinparadise says:

    Love this bit of repartee, Julie. Ant was just telling you he still loves and wants you. How lovely. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. tersiaburger says:

    My dear friend. This is an exciting new bloggers award. โ€œSemper Fidelisโ€ means โ€œAlways Faithfulโ€. Thank you for your wonderful friendship. You are always in my prayers and thoughts. Lots of hugs and love.

  21. Fergiemoto says:

    He still has a sense of humor! That’s adorable.

  22. I am not quite assured you weren’t blushing! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love these stories.

  23. You are so good for the soul Jules. God love you both ~

  24. Smiling. Every day something else, and different. Today, lovely blush, he saw. ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Isn’t it great that he still has a sense of homour……………………

  26. viveka says:

    Just love this … love your’s and Ant’s humor – by the way I’m sure you blushed.*smile

  27. There BETTER NOT BE any sexual overtones with the nurses, that’s all I can say;)

  28. Judith says:

    I love you and your family! Awesome.

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