Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Good news and Not Such Good News.

Today it getting dark early, it is 3 pm now and already it looks like the light that was there is going.

It might even snow again, it was snowing merrily at mid day, and it has got colder, cold enough for the snow to happen again.

Ton arrived punctually as always and as usual looking cheerful and dapper; it is nice to see him.

We both feel he has become a valued friend, in the time he has been coming here to supervise the wound and supporting Richie and myself plus giving Richie invaluable advice.

Today he told us that it has got even smaller, he will not give an estimate when it will be healed up again, but hope as we do that it is soon.

Been quite a busy day today, we had someone from Welzorg to replace one of the wheels on the wheelchair, followed by a visit from Harm also from Welzorg and Michelle my consultant, from ARCA, to discuss protection for my legs.

They have ordered a bag with thermo lining that goes up to my waist in front and up to the back of my knees.

Sounds pretty good, I like the idea of my legs being protected and kept as warm as possible and it sounds like this will do the trick.

They were both very pleasant and helpful; Michelle stayed for ten minutes after Harm had left, so she could have a chat and also check whether I needed something else.

Very nice for them both to be so attentive really appreciate it very much.

Sad news though, the wonderful man from Summit, Elwin has left his job, so as soon as I can sit again we will proceed with another advisor.

Shame as Elwin was so good, I am sure that his replacement is also a well trained person, with the necessary people skills as Elwin had.

So bad news and good news and more snow, if it comes down like this all late afternoon and evening we could have another winter wonderland.

The canals are all frozen over again and the skaters will be getting excited, if there is a prolonged freeze they can dream of doing the race that goes via 11 Friesian towns called the II Steden Tocht.


Kris said...

Herrad, we always have the take the good with the bad don't we? eh! Have a good day!

ps Stop by my blog and pick up your reward!!!

Herrad said...

Hi Kris,
Thanks for your visit and comment and the surprise award.
Thanks a lot.

Stephany said...

Hi Herrad,

Good news about the sore getting better. I was a figure skater from age 13 through early 20's, and dreamed of skating down a road like the one in that photo! love the ice, though haven't skated now for 20 yrs. it's a great freedom feeling.

Oh well, off on a tangent! have a nice evening, we haven't had one snowflake!

Herrad said...

Hi Stephany,

Thanks for your visit and evoctive csomment.

Perhaps you need to skate or do something else that gives the same feeling.

How about Tai Chi, find a group or do it on your own.

It is supposed to be good for you, gives the body balance, relaxes the mind and gives space to be.
Big hug.

JC said...

Sounds like you had good news & bad. Always seems to happen that way doesn't it ...

Hope today is a good one for you ...

Stephany said...

Good idea, Herrad. I also did yoga back then, and always liked Tai Chi, after a semester class in it. There are a few parks I've seen people doing Tai Chi on their own and they look peaceful.

Herrad said...

Hi JC,
It was sad to hear Elwin has left his job, he was good and he was very sensitive.
Sure whoever has got the job now will be good.
Today has been pleasant, hope yours was too.

Hi Stephany,
Glad you think it is a good idea, be pretty good as soon as the weather is good to do Tai Chi in the park..
Could be very good for you.

Thanks both of you for coming by and visiting my blog and leaving comments.
Hope today was good and tomorrow will be too.
Keep warm.

Travelogue for the Universe said...

Hard to adjust to changes like you are having. You are a trooper!
Love, Mary

Herrad said...

Hi Mary,
Thanks for coming by and leaving your sweet comment.
I try to do my best, sometimes better than other times, butt hat is life,
Your comment has given me a big boost.
Keep warm and dry.

Peace Be With You said...

So many wonderful photos of the ice-covered landscape. I feel as if I have hopped on a plane :-) and arrived in your country.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Herrad,
hope you are all fine. Interesting to see that the way hands where held while skating way back in time, seems to be the same, as it is done nowadays.
Life - seems as if it has to be lived as it was done way back in time. Wishing you though more happy news and a wonderful start into Friday.