Friday, December 18, 2009

Nice Visit From A Lovely Friend.


After sleeping well last night woke up with very stiff arms which were extremely painful when I tried to stretch them out.

Poor Spike, he can’t cope hearing me in pain, so he joined in and squeaked loudly, so I imitated him.

It was quite a sound, not sure what it all meant but every time I squeaked he seemed to answer me.

When I had done my arm exercises, Richie did the leg exercises and leg massage as well as exercising the foot and ankle and massaging my feet.

Every night just before I go to sleep Richie massages my hands, seems to help relax me and aids falling asleep.

After the exercises and tablets my day started, tried to do some writing and reading but could not concentrate.

Richie got me out of bed at lunchtime and showered me so I would be ready before a good friend came to visit.

It was a pleasant visit and also very useful, as Anja, phoned the Zorgkantoor, who pay me my carer’s allowance.

Good she phoned as she got the information that I could not get when I phoned, turns out they had incorrectly took same money out of my allowance.

Now that will be corrected and once the money is no my account, then I can send in the paperwork for this year, so everything has been sorted out satisfactorily and I can enjoy these lovely dark silent winter days just before Solstice.

Before I go I would like to pass on this lovely surprise award I received from Debra @ Living with MS

I would like to give this Most Inspirational Award to the following blogs that I enjoy reading:

Ana@ Hella Heaven

Doug. B@ Groping The Elephant

Crazy Cris@ Here There And Everywhere

Aparna @ My Diverse Kitchen

Lynna@ Petit Gateau

Kevin@ Closet Cooking


Anonymous said...

Hi Herrad! I'm glad you got the money issue sorted out, that must have caused some stress. When my boys could hear, I used to imitate their whining and they'd cock their heads in wonder, then respond too,lol! :)

JC said...

I hope you have a Peaceful Weekend

Stephany said...

Hi Herrad

HUGS have a relaxing weekend with Richie and Happy Anniversary!

Herrad said...

Hi Rain,
Thanks for coming by, feels good getting it sorted finally, been trying for a month*..

Hi JC,
Thanks for your visit and sweet comment, hope your weekend is good too..

Hi Stephany,
Thinks for coming by, good to see your comment.
Sure we will have a good relaxing weekend, hope you do too.

Thanks for coming by everyone.
Keep warm and well.

Travelogue for the Universe said...

Happy anniversary! Have a great weekend. Love,Mary

Taxingwoman said...

Hi! Herrad I was watching the Weather Channel and saw all the snow in Netherlands
We have none.
Hope you will enjoy a white Christmas

Herrad said...

Hi Mary,
Thanks for coming by, hope your weekend is pleasant too.
Ours is very nice.

Hi Carole,
Thanks for your visit and accurate weather forecast.

Really lovely to see your comments, thanks both of you for coming by.
Hope you are having a pleasant day.
We have over 4 inches of snow which is incredible for us here before Christmas.
Its a car fee day no one round here wants to go anywhere everyone is indoors keeping warm.
Hope you are too.

Ana said...

Thank you Herrad!
I like your blog too. I love the collection of painting, photographies... the whole private museum you created at your blog.
I have already copied your Keith Harring's collection and I am thinking about publishing your Gauguin's too.
You did a great choice and it's been a long time I want to make a post about him.
Some I have already published but not a whole post.
Thank you for the award.
It's beautiful!

Herrad said...

Hi Ana,
Glad you like the award, have a good Sunday and new week.

Aparna said...

Thank you for thinking of me for the award. I'm happy that you enjoy what I write.
Frankly, you're a whole lot inspirational than I'll ever be. :)

Have a great weekend.

Herrad said...

Hi Aparna,
Thanks for coming by, glad you like the award.
I very much enjoy your blog, good food is an important part of our life.
A good food blog like yours is very inspirational.
Happy Solstice Greetings.

Lynna said...

Thanks so much Herrad, I hope you have/ are having a wonderful holiday!

CrazyCris said...

Hi Herrad!

Well, sounds like things have been more complicated than usual, glad to hear you got it sorted out!

Thank you so much for the award! :o)

I hope you have a Merry Christmas!!!

Herrad said...

Hi Lynna,
Lovely to see your comment.
Glad you like the award.
Hope you are enjoying the holidays too.

Hi Cris,
Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment.
Glad you like your award.

Thanks both of you for coming by.
Happy Solstice Greetings.