This is going to be honest, but may not be pretty. Just sayin'.............
I still have my cold, the good news is that I can now sometimes breath through my nose again. Small mercies! Sorry for the TMI!
Sorry that I haven't been round visiting, I have been either in bed or asleep on the sofa for the most part. Fortunately I managed to get some crochet that I needed to finish done last week because I haven't really touched my hook other than that for days now.
For the first time ever I haven't commented on all of your Five On Friday posts. I am truly sorry. Managing to read them in bed on the Kindle was one thing, but trying to comment just wasn't going to happen. I really am so sorry, but I really did read all that you shared and I am, as always, so grateful to you for taking part and so enjoying coming round to visit. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
This week I will be back! Really. Although fortunately not like Arnold Schwarzenegger, but like me. I might still sound a bit like Darth Vader which is what I sound like at the moment though. I know, TMI again!
Anyway, on to what I wanted to say and to the meaning behind the title of this post.
You know that on Friday I shared about Man - who isn't my Hubby, but is another close relative - and how he recently had another fall through a glass door.
Hubby went round and has removed all of the remaining glass from the door and made everything as safe as he could do. He tried to remove the rugs but he wasn't allowed to. I didn't go because of the stinking cold, not a good idea to pass that around really.
For those of you who have been following along with this situation you will know that we have had concerns about Man for several years now, and that the rest of his family have been quite happily going along in their own little bubble worlds insisting that Man is absolutely fine, just normal, old age, it is how he is etc etc etc. Although, trust me, the things that have been happening are far from "normal" or "fine".
We have battled with them, but they have refused to listen and to make matters worse, in our view, have been backing up Man who also thinks that he is fine. This has made things very difficult indeed.
This weekend though, THE PENNY DROPPED!!!!! Finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It seems that, while falling through a glass door (he was unscathed) is never ever a good thing, in this instance it has been because finally the rest of the family have sat up and taken notice and admitted that there might just, possibly, be the start of something happening - not my words by the way....
Really. You think. Just the start??????????? Maybe???????????
Anyway, after Hubby literally screamed when he read the e-mails about this and I then calmed down after spending a good 10 minutes walking up and down ranting and waving my arms around - yes, my arms waved - and considering how sick I was and still am that was quite something let me tell you, we both breathed a massive sigh of relief - me through the mouth as my nose was bunged up...
One of the other family members has decided that perhaps a "family conference" is needed. Whilst, if I am totally honest with myself, do not hold out much hope of actually achieving much, if anything, at least there is finally an acknowledgement of the issue, then, perhaps, from little acorns and all that.
The e-mails that Hubby received had some mention of not knowing what to do or how to start, well, I have a list as long as my arm and am more than well aware of what needs doing and how to do it - and at least half of it will be repeating things that I have already tried to do in the past - but perhaps we will get somewhere.
We might get nowhere at all, but as I said, to finally have the issues acknowledged after a struggle of 3 years is amazing. I cannot tell you the weight that we feel off of our shoulders to know that we are no longer banging our heads against a never opening brick wall. At least this way there might be some cracks starting to appear in the wall.
So, to sum up, sorry for not visiting, still sick, sorry for burdening you with this, but I did think you might like to know and frankly I just had to get it out. I will update more as and when. I did go to take some Vitamin C as some of you prescribed to me in the comments, but they are out of date, I will get some new ones. You are probably right, I just need a boost in the vitamin department. In the meantime it is back to the sofa now for me.
See you soon and thank y'all for bearing with me!