Monday, January 27, 2014

Getting back to Normal

Today is virtually the 1st time in 5 weeks I will have spent any amount of time on my own.  It seems very odd.  The poor long suffering Mr Wellydog has not been very well at all and although he went into work briefly after Christmas,  he was soon signed off sick, being very close to having Pneumonia. For one of the fittest men, I have ever know he didn't take to kindly to being at home with nothing to do. In 32 years of marriage this is the 1st time he has take any time off work apart from the odd day here or there.

Unfortunately though his rest was cut short,  My Dad has not been well for quite some time,  he had Vascular dementia and although he had been in a nursing home for 18 months, physically he did very well.  But over Christmas he deteriorated quite quickly,  we knew it was different this time and me and my sister visited more and tried to encourage him to eat and drink,  but it became apparent he was giving up.  On 12th January with me by his side he peacefully died.  Even though you are prepared for the worst when it comes it is still a shock.  Last Wednesday we buried him with my Mum and brother and I am sure he would be happy, he had finally escaped from the nursing home and was back 'home'.  

 When I gave my studio up in December I had thought I would be able to visit my Dad more often but it was not to be.  So here I am, Mr Wellydog has gone back to work and I am wondering what to do with myself?  I am hoping this is just short term and the plans I had when I left my studio will still ultimately come to fruition,  but for now, I think I will just potter a bit and try not to worry to much about what I should or shouldn't be doing.   

So see you around......sometime 

Janice x


  1. Hi Janice, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. Dementia is just horrible, so I think you're right, he is back home now. Things will get easier, Vic xx

  2. Janice I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I'm sure it's a difficult time for you - sending hugs your way. Take great care of yourself, and remember to give yourself space to lose yourself in your art from time to time!