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Resting

on December 9, 2016

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!

 


26 responses to “Resting

  1. mimijk says:

    Merry Christmas…and love, love, love

  2. Best of the season to you too, Julie.

  3. and i hope you have a very happy Christmas too, and get s well deserved rest.

  4. Merry Christmas Julie, Anthony and Ming. ❤

  5. Rhonda says:

    Rightly so Jules. Merry Christmas with all my love…xoxo

  6. susanpoozan says:

    What a wit that man can be!

  7. Understand completely… Merry Christmas to you and your family….. Diane ❤ <3<3

  8. Have a break and enjoy Christmas and come back refreshed

  9. I wish you and your family a “Merry Christmas.”

  10. Vicki says:

    Hope you have a very enjoyable Christmas with family and friends, Julie.
    Vicki
    xx

  11. tootlepedal says:

    Have a good rest (though I expect you will be very busy writing) and please accept our good wishes for you and all your family over Christmas.

  12. Merry Christmas darling.. c

  13. ksbeth says:

    happy christmas and love to you all. see you down the road )

  14. Merry Christmas, Julie. I have cut way back on reading blogs too, and don’t post as much. When time allows, we will see you again. I feel so connected to you, Anthony and Ming.

  15. Merry Christmas to you too!

  16. It is always good to take time to just breath and be and think. Sharing with others, especially on the personal level that you do, requires a lot of energy. Take care of yourself! Wishing you, Anthony & Ming a lovely Christmas!

  17. Robyn Jones says:

    Merry Christmas to you, Anthony and Ming, Julie! I have enjoyed reading your blogs and the poignant humour. Have a good rest, best wishes for 2017 and pulling that book together.

  18. Happy Christmas to you and yours!

  19. Tiny says:

    Happy Holidays to you all!

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