Thursday, May 22, 2008

YAY!!! I have just passed my first 12 months at work. Having said that our manager has just resigned and we will be getting a new manager. I am still the only casual there but at some stage when the other cleaner finishes with the other days of cleaning i will become permanent part time. At the moment she is doing her P.C.A. work and cleaning which means she is sometimes doing 6 days a week
It is also 5 years since my father died of a heart attack. Unfortunately he had the heart attack on mark's birthday and died the next day. Helen was very close to him and he would of been so proud of her playing the french horn.
My mother died 15 years ago 6 weeks after Helen was born and at Easter time which means with the holidays we were not able to have a funeral for a week and on the Easter Saturday my brother was getting married. So we had a wedding before the funeral. It sounds like like a comedy.
After my mum died dad became friendly with mum's best friend and married her 6 months after. Helen got a Grandmother and I got another mother.
She had a Stroke about 18months ago and was living alone at home when she had a few little incidents with her health and her family got her to sell her home and move into a retirement place where she is with other people and there is help if she needs it at any time.
Oh dear I have rambled on . When you start writing something one thing leads to another.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to Mark's birthday he really got a kick out of it that so many people we haven't even met had given up their time to say Happy Birthday.
Bye for now
JO

5 comments:

Cecile said...

It was a nice ramble. Congrats on you 12 months of work. I know you are very proud of Helen. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

bindhiya said...

Dear Jo,
am so sorry to hear about your mom and dad..
congrats on your work sweetie..
love and ((hugs))
bindi

kylie said...

hi jo,
that was a good ramble. i think it was lovely that your dad married again and you were able to see it positively. so many people seem to find it offensive to see older people pair up.
i hope you're doing well and taking care of yourself. have a lovely weekend
k

Cecile said...

Hi jo,
Just dropping by to say hello. HOpe you are doing well.

Suzanne said...

Please forgive me for stopping by so late, but I see you haven't posted since May, so what am I worrying about!!! Too funny

Ramble all you want. This is a good one. I enjoyed reading it. Congrats on work and sorry to hear about your mom and dad, but glad to hear dad found joy and love after the death of your mom. Also, the fact you embraced your stepmom is remarkable. I love that. I hope she thrives in the care facility.

Jo, it's always wonderful to visit. I hope all is well with your family and work. Please give my love to Mark, Helen and the kitties.

XO

P.S. How is your garden doing? Every time I walk into my garden I think of you, especially when I'm near the roses because Mark told me you love them so.