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Thoughts of a middle aged man…..27 December 2013

Xmas 2013 is done and dusted. Xmas Day was rather quiet, I spent all day cooking in preparation for Boxing Day, we had seafood for lunch and then went to Jo and Kate’s for dinner, in all quite a pleasant day.

Boxing Day was when the fun started, my children, their partners, and my grandchildren came for lunch and most stayed for dinner, a wonderful family day. We ate, we drank, we had presents, we ate , we drank. The grandchildren all liked their presents except for poor Cody, I think we got his wrong this year but we tried.

Three year old Zak  disturbed me somewhat, he told me had to go to the toilet so like a good Papa I took him. He is very proud because he can stand up like a big boy, the only problem is that he drops his pants and when he bends down to pull them up again he forgets to move away from the toilet bowl so he rests his chin on it…..Gross!

Today we went to see Mum at the nursing home, she really is in Lala land, she wasn’t even sure who we were, she has dementia and is very difficult to converse with, fortunately my sister Carolyn soon arrived which helped the conversation. Carolyn is none too happy with our father at the moment, he can be a bit abrasive at times and apparently his ill-timed barbs upset her yesterday.

I told Mum I had recently seen her brother Phillip and his wife Carol, she said she did not remember them, but you can never really tell with Mum, she is not averse to playing games, particularly if it has been a while between visits.

It was a big day for us today as we signed the papers for the finance of our new home, there should be nothing stopping us now as the mortgage broker is very confident, but I will not breathe until we get the all important phone call.

I am pretty pooped tonight and will probably have an early night, tomorrow we are off to visit friends in Clayton Bay.

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