I decided today to take another extended blog break. Instead, I want to concentrate on getting previous posts about Anthony’s Parkinson’s disease dementia into the form of a publishable book, or, at least, a series of publishable articles.
Most bloggers can relate to the need for a rest and I have been slackening off for ages, hardly reading anybody’s posts, not responding adequately to comments etc. despite how grateful I am for feedback.
To take a break from blogging will give me a rest from a self-imposed need to share. I think the Dementia Dialogues are important and I will continue to record and write those, but not publicly until next year.
Today, after Ming voiced his typically loud philosophising in Anthony’s nursing home room, Ants whispered “I know exactly what he means” but we were unable to get him to elaborate further.
I briefly jostled with Anthony, pretending to turn our hand-holding into an arm wrestle….
Anthony: Don’t! You might hurt me.
Me: Stop being so ridiculous, Ants – you’re not that delicate!
Anthony: Yes I am.
Me: What happened to the macho machine I married?
And then, without a beat, Anthony said, “He retired”.
So, with Anthony retired, and me taking a rest from blogging, it’s now Ming’s job to keep our story going.
In the meantime, Happy Christmas!