Sunday, July 22, 2012

We're ok


I took this photo last year but I have to say it is just as valid now as it was then albeit for different reasons!

We are currently in the early stages at last of rebuilding our buggered home, in fact today I have been looking through paint charts and daring to consider what will go where (thanks to Lady M I seem to have the energy for this now)

We have chosen the new kitchen sink and have been researching gas water heating options. Sometimes it seems too hard but last night I had dinner with one woman, and was at a party with another - both of these fabulously brave people have terminal cancer. At only 38 "J" will leave behind a lovely 9 year old daughter. At age 56 "S" will leave her husband and 2 children (19 and 21).....

In comparison, we're more than ok.



7 comments:

louciao said...

You had me at paint charts...

I have heard, and met, so many women lately that are being taken away by various cancers, all having fought, or continuing to battle against the odds. It does put one's own little mound of troubles in perspective, doesn't it.

A new house, though, Saj--that's exciting! Don't forget to put a wet bar in the guest room(s).

Pixie said...

Marie broke her ankle, Gill's cat got the big bad injection, Murray hurt his back very badly and I have the flu. But yes, holy crap...we're all okay really. :-)

Steve said...

A stark reminder that life is unbelievably tough but we have no option but to go on...

Robert Geiss said...

Did bleach me mind - thank you.

Owen said...

A kind soul just said to me, "Laughter is the best medecine", yet with all that goes on in this poor old world, it is an amazing sign of the vitality of the life spirit that people keep finding reasons to laugh.

What did Mr Morrison say ? "No one here gets out alive" ? Enjoy it while we may. At dinner this evening some friends were telling us about the 18 year old daughter of a couple they know, who was just diagnosed with ovarian cancer. They're are hoping the operation she underwent may have saved her, but unlikely that she'll be able to bear children even if she is cured. Cruel destiny.

Can't wait to see your new house ! That is a spot of sunshine finally...

Marginalia said...

Ironic that you should chose that song. Graham Chapman died in his late 40's of cancer.

Not sure whether the zimmer frames deliberate. It must be!

The Poet Laura-eate said...

Quite true. For all the inconvenience and hardship you have endured and the pain in the backside of have to re-build your home, I am sure you wouldn't trade places with those poor women.