Lets hope this is symbolic of the year to come for us all.
I re-potted two cactus plants about 6 weeks ago and today they are flourishing, as you can see.
I hope to be able to report better things for the human species of our household soon.
My wife is soldiering on valiantly and we hope she can continue holding her own against that dreaded disease afflicting our family. Her hormone therapy seems to be keeping things at bay.
Maggie May is doing well with her chemo as you can see from her posts, and her lump is much smaller already. Her husband, Harry, is battling away as well.
As for me, I have a date to see the surgeon regarding my ever more painful left hip. I shall see him on 15 January and I am told surgery should be shortly after that. I am looking forward to getting it all out of the way and being a lot more mobile. Currently I can just about walk with the aid of a stick and it is very painful sleeping at night. I cannot bear any weight at all on the bad leg unfortunately which makes me rather useless in the household at present, since I like to help with the vacuum cleaning and similar chores.
Further, the pain killers I was taking were affecting me badly about 2 months ago, causing me to sleep badly and to act a little out of character on occasions - apparently worse around early October. I know I was acting rather strangely in the real world about that time and I regret that very much. However, I cannot put the clock back unfortunately.
My son was 18 yesterday and had a great surprise when no less than 22 of his friends arrived at a restaurant in Bristol when he was expecting a quiet meal with his girlfriend. She had arranged everything. Never knew the lad was so popular. He must take after his dad of course. LOL
Anyway, enough of us.
I want to wish you all, in Blog Land and in the real world if you are reading, a Healthy, Happy and Prosperous New Year.
May 2010 be very kind to you all and may you flourish just like my Christmas Cactus plants, blooming healthy!!