“Being nice is one of the many bridges on the road to Happiness.”

Donna A Favors.

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26 Comments Add yours

  1. slpmartin says:

    Always a pleasure to read before calling it a day…another excellent post…thanks and good night.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Sleep well and sweet dreams 🙂

  2. bb(adair) says:

    Not an easy situation I’m sure.Patience,patience……

    1. theonlycin says:

      Just having a bit of a self-indulgent rant I’m afraid 😦

  3. buttercup600 says:

    I think they become so depend on us to do everything for them…thank god we live in another timeframe…I for sure never ever want to be doing this to my children. What a great write my friend, I think put your red shoes on and be the queen in your own mind…without quilt…I know, easier said than done. Lovies from Downunder xoxoxo

    1. theonlycin says:

      My Calvinist conscience will be the death of me yet 😦
      Enjoy the rest of your Monday Sweetie.

  4. Aha – you have recovered from the party!.

    It is a difficult situation fo ryou both. This is the lonelyness of the elderly who live with family instead of in an environment where there are others, also retired, who have time to spend together.

    Put on the RED shoes, and have tea out somewhere

    1. theonlycin says:

      Won’t put my child in this situation when the time comes 😦

  5. adeeyoyo says:

    I think it’s understandable to be resentful at times. Just put yourself in her shoes now and then and be kind to her while you have the chance. I know it’s easy to say… and I admire you for being able to have her stay with you. Take care, Cin. 🙂

  6. Tandy says:

    what a difficult situation to find yourself in – sterkte my friend xxx

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks Tandy, all will be fine, I am just uncharacteristically down in the dumps today.

  7. leigh says:

    The Cherry Faced Lurchers springs suddenly to mind 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      RIP James Phillips …

  8. Jo says:

    PLEASE get BIL to increase his monthly payment to R500 and get a carer/companion to take her out once a week for two hours, or twice a week for one hour. It will make a HUGE difference.

    1. theonlycin says:

      He’s apparently planning a visit (could it be he reads this blog *mild alarm*) soon and I will speak to him about things.

  9. theonlycin says:

    I thought it best to edit this post …

  10. gospelwriter says:

    …and that bunny is cute as a button. As for the other (sorry, I read last night but was too tired to comment), it’s a difficult situation and most difficult for you – which doesn’t seem fair. Hugs!

    1. theonlycin says:

      It doesn’t always feel fair, but I’m a bit ashamed to vent here.

  11. adeeyoyo says:

    Lovely bright-eyed bunny! xxx

    1. theonlycin says:

      Charming Charlotte 🙂

  12. nrhatch says:

    Lovely post . . . both of them.

    “Stoksielalleen” makes perfect sense. The choices she made yesterday led her to this lonely vigil.

    1. theonlycin says:

      We can only try our best to let her be a less lonely bunny 😉

  13. Liane says:

    Does she not have interests or hobbies that she can get involved in doing with others? or is everyone (and possibly everything) still “plain silly”… She sounds like she is still rather healthy of mind and body. It is a pity to just waste time (and life) away like that… sitting around, just breathing… Sounds like she is still able to do something for herself… if that’s so… it seems like she chooses not to… I don’t know if I would be able to do that. Her staring might not be such a bad idea; she might still learn a thing or two…

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