Some people live their entire lives without changes that affect the way they look at photos except with maybe age, moving to a new place or having new people appearing in them. I’ve had a few that are definitely before some big event and after. Some are more subtle. If I had chronological photos of Rod over his last 2yrs you can slowly see the changes he went through. The slow weight loss that became much more apparent as time moved forward.. His hair and gauntness while going through chemo and radiotherapy. Others are practically instant. When I went from long bushy hair (thanks to a permanent) to no hair at all from my dance with cancer. And now photos of Noble, my 12yr old cat who lost a leg due to a very bad break. Now when I look at his pictures, I look to see if he has two front legs or only one. And so it will be from now on. As I write this, a photo of Noble just appeared on my little screen below my monitor. He’s sitting upright looking bright and with his one leg in the middle of his space (that’s got to make for a lot of muscle and joint changes with his remaining shoulder). I’d say he doesn’t complain, but he does – just not about his leg. His complaints are about food and when he wants out the door and I’m not moving fast enough on either of those fronts. I wish I could be more like him. Accepting of circumstances, but I’m not. I’m neither content nor angry. I just can’t accept that I have much more on my long list of things I need to do than what I can actually accomplish in one day. There’s that, and the deep loneliness of having had such a great relationship, someone to share life’s little and big moments with, the in-jokes all the fun and all the hugs. And then one day, it’s all gone. And there you are, alone in a quiet world.
28May21 This was a fail. I will have to try using a different 'chair' (this was the gym seat which didn't allow the right place for my legs, and the stronger, wider black band because this red one was just too light to do the job. What job? Leg Press. I may also have to use just one leg at a time and see how that goes. #strengthtraining #homegymlife #keepmoving #resistancebands #legpress #fail #2021pad
13Apr21 The colour of dirt as a duststorm went through earlier. Aside from the overall colour, you can't really tell that a whole bunch of dust is in the air. And, there's my leaning letterbox. I think I give a sigh every time I see it. I'll have to get a quote soon and get on with having a repair or replacement for it soon. #2021pad #duststorm #letterbox #nofilter
30Apr21 My new office reverse cycle air conditioner. I was really torn about getting this, but it has made a big difference in my comfort and in my winter electricial usage. It's much cheaper to run this than the ducted system when I'm not using the rest of the house. #torn #cf21 #2021pad #airconditioner #reversecycle
15May21 I decided ages ago to give all my devices Doctor Who related names. Most are of strong women from the series. My watch on the other hand, acquired this name because the I love the humour in it. #applewatch #doctorwho #timeywhimey #self #cf21 #2021pad
01May21 Lunch Group Saturday with Shaun and Anne. Careful observers will note I had two glasses in front of me. One was the wine I'd bought, and the pink was pink gin that Erik insisted on ordering on my behalf. It was delicious! And I had Shaun drive my car for me because I like having my license and wouldn't want to put it or anyone else in jeopardy. #lunchgroup #friends #gin #wine #2021pad