I know, I’m slightly late on the New Years wishes but life kinda got in the way of my wee blog. It’s been a busy couple of months so I’ll start where I left off.
My last post was the first of December with my excitement on the festive posts ahead. That all went to pot when I left my SD card with all my festive pictures at Tesco whilst printing off photos. Well done me!
Christmas feels like a lifetime ago when I think back now but the day itself went smoothly. I do Christmas Day with my dad on Christmas Eve as I’m far too emotional visiting him in a nursing home on Christmas day and I feel like all focus should be on the kids. My dad, as always, had other plans and had his yearly illness the week before Christmas. A mouth and chest infection completely floored him and by the time New Year came round, he was pretty ill.
New Years Day we took a drive to the coast to blow away the cobwebs and welcome in the new year with a nice freezing cold walk. It was on this walk that I got a phone call from the home asking us if we could get there as my dad had taken a turn for the worst. The couple of weeks that followed were pretty bleak. He was bed bound, only taking small amounts of fluid and end of life care was started. I was pretty sure my dad, with all his health conditions over the last few years, had used up his nine lives. In true auld Tam style, though, he turned a corner on the last week of January and started nibbling at wee bits of chocolate, then started taking some porridge until he eventually could manage a meal. He has a long way to go, he’s lost almost two stone and is still not able to hold his weight on his feet but compared to where we were a month ago, I honestly can’t believe he made it.
So, it’s February and I’m thinking of this as my New Year with January being a complete write-off. I’m doing sugar-free February and trying to get myself out of the takeaway and chocolate diet. I’ve missed writing blog posts so looking forward to getting back on track and I need to catch up on all the blogs I read too.
I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and your start to the year was a little less stressful.
Thanks for reading!
Love, Tammy x