Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Getting Older

Hi everybody,
I was reading the obituaries notices last night and there was the surname of one of my first boyfriends. I looked at the initial of his christian name and thought yes his was an 'L'; so went looking on further into the notices and sure enough it was him. He was just 56 years old.
My feelings was this is so weird to think one of my first boyfriends has died. I was about 19 or 20 years old at the time. I discovered he had never married and there wasn't any partner.
I feel so old now. argh!!
This afternoon i went to the doctors for a routine check for ( well all you women know what for) It really hurt!! Then was told that as i am now over fifty i am entitled to a free mammogram. So now will have to ring and find out where my nearest clinic is.
We have a new C.E.O. at work who has already sacked the kitchen manager/cook and bringing a few changes to how shifts are going to done. Down the track i have been told that we are going to be taking out furniture of residents rooms and cleaning their room entirely. Today a man came to give a demo of a steam cleaner that does shampooing and vacuuming. I was asked my opinion of it and i said it was a bit big to which i was told you can still move it on its trolley. I thought why ask me you have already made up your mind to buy one. We will be given more time to do these extra rooms but i was happy with the hours i have already let alone more.

9 comments:

Suzanne said...

Hello darling,

Thanks so much for your kind and comforting words. Looks like we're sorta in the same boat, except mine wasn't a boyfriend, just a dear friend over the years. I just visited with him a few years ago. Now he's gone and they're burying him today. I haven't been able to stop crying. I cried most of the night, cried through getting the household up and running this morning. Cried driving to the park. Cried at the park. Cried driving home. Cried in the supermarket, at the gas station, in the parking lots and even at the 99 cent store. I feel sick with grief. I'm even crying now. I can't seem to pull myself together. And I can only begin to imagine the pain his family must be feeling. I'm going to Kylie's to ask for a prayer. Perhaps that will help...












her leg! No, of course I didn't lose my sense of humor!!!

About the extended hours. Good for you. However, don't throw your back out maneuvering that new shampooing machine! What a workout. What's your muscle to fat ratio by the way? Must be pretty good!!!

Love you so much Jo. And thanks again. I'm sorry for your loss as well. And yes, we are getting older.

XO

P.S. My love to Mark, Helen and the kitties. ;)

Suzanne said...

Jo, he had diabetes. He didn't take care of it properly and went into shock and died. That simple.

Love you dear. Hope you and the crew are having a good day.

XO

Cinnamon said...

Hi Jo,

Hope you manage to hold your ground about the hours- we spend too much of our precious time working, I have begun to realise!

Getting older...yeah, not so great when we realise we will not have eternal youth. Wrinkles, greys, those extra pounds that won't budge (and I am talking about me, not you!)- oh it's yuk! Gotta keep smiling inside I guess. Sorry to hear about your friend. Good luck for the mammogram x

Say 'hi' to Bomber!

Cinnamon said...

Hi again Jo,

Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you get on on with Cranford. I usually find the book is better than the TV/Film. Not always though.

It is pleasantly warm here 19-25 degrees over the past week, just how I like it. Sorry to hear you have fog and mist- but you can look forward to summer, we can only look forward to winter!

Glad to hear Helen is better :)

Suzanne said...

So beautiful to see Cinnamon here. We have amazing friends, don't we Jo? I think we were all so lucky to meet here. Sometimes I can't even believe it.

Love you darling. Just checking in to see if you're okay. Tennis is big time right now, as you know. Funny how we're all connected.

Hope all is well with the family and life. Hope too that Helen is much better.

Big Hug,
Me

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Suzanne said...

You okay sweetie? Haven't seen you in awhile.

XO

Suzanne said...

It says on the side bar I was here 45 minutes ago. NO, I WASN'T, I'M HERE RIGHT NOW!!!! Blogger is a big fat lie.

Suzanne said...

Baby, I can't exit. I'm going to have to shut down to get out of here. Thank you. Thank you very much.