Sunday, January 17, 2010
1989 Was A Good Year.
Gull's Reflection in Amsterdam Gracht.
Photos from Wales
Yesterday we had a dramatic start to the day, which we luckily did not have today; today we have both woken up at our own pace.
Without any need for Richie to get me into the shower at top speed, I enjoyed lying here trying to relax my neck and shoulders.
As soon as I was fully awake I felt all the pains again, all over my body, even my thumb had spasms.
I did my arm and back exercises more or less right away, in fact, as soon as I started thinking I would like to skip doing them just for today.
Because my arms were so painful today, I made quite alot of noise doing the exercises, especially during the first set.
After the first set I could stretch my arms without pain, which makes the benefits of doing the exercises everyday very clear.
Still need to occasionally remind myself about the benefits of exercises, mind you these days I do not need too much encouragement.
Recently my arms are getting heavier even though I have quite strong arms, because of the muscles that I have built up doing 18 months of 30 minutes of arm exercises daily.
Despite the exercises I find that lifting a forkful of food can become increasingly difficult, especially when I am tired.
When I can't carry on, I ask Richie to assist me, which he does very nicely, he is so very good how he helps me.
Richie is a really sweet man, love how he always comes up with a solution, if there is a problem or finds a better way of doing something.
It is impressive how he copes with all the things he has to do for me; I am a full time job for him.
One I am so glad he is doing, happy we are together and that we are such good friends as well as totally in love with each other.
1989 was a good year, when we first met, the years since have been much better for having my darling Richie in my life.
It was noticeable when we met that we clicked, remember the first time Riche came round one morning for a cup of tea and we were still talking in the evening.
Amazingly it is already twenty years ago now that we first met and we are still laughing and talking.