Monday, 8 November 2010

On the mend . . and back Doing

It's been almost three months since I had my new hip and thanks to my lovely family and friends I am on the mend and I have started back to work ! The scar is healing nicely and although I still have stiffness ( which, I'm assured will lessen with time ) I am pleased with the result. I'm not going to lie to you it was a particularly horrid op and I won't forget the first 3 nights when I was in hospital and the tears of pain I shed - bucketloads !
And so to work, my beautiful friend Melanie (one of my blond friends from the tour back in the summer) and I set up a little "Doing" business last year we "do" for people! We started out working with the elderly, doing their washing, cleaning, shopping,taking them to
Their appointments at the doctors/hospital/hairdressers etc. But word got around to their families and friends and now we "do" for all sorts of folks - young professionals too busy to do for themselves, young families with very untidy children who really appreciate a bit of fairy dust sprinkled around their homes, retired couples who prefer to be on the golf course than to be stuck indoors doing for themselves. It can be (on our busy days) rather tiring on the old bones, but a hot bath at the end of the day sorts that out ! We both enjoy our "doing" we Can have a natter whilst driving to and fro, we get an immense amount of satisfaction knowing all our " Do Fors "are coming home to lovely clean sweet smelling homes - for the ladies and gentlemen who are in their cosy homes whilst we are there we are safe in the knowledge that for a short time they have had company and a chat which makes the job even more pleasant.
So hopefully the new hip will continue to repair so all our lovely families,singles, marrieds and others can benefit from our "Doing" ! ;)

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Old friends

Today I was playing with my new phone, I seem to spend a lot of time playing with it at the moment! Whilst going through my hotmail account and deleting all the messages to clear up my inbox, I came across mail from one of my oldest and dearest friends Alison. I immediately emailed her and within a couple of hours she responded! It was wonderful !
I met this wonderful lady when I went to secondary school. Hearing from her again it is as if time had stood still - I think that with old friends that happens you don't have to be in each others pockets you don't have to speak to them everyday or see them, but,its like putting on a pair of really comfy slippers, and relaxing in the knowledge that she knows me so well and I her - I am looking forward to maintaining our friendship through e mail and phone, but, will arrange a meeting in the not too distant future. I really want to give her a hug!