Uta’s Diary

In Eastern Australia it is a bit after half past seven now. So GOOD MORNING to everyone who is up already!

First thing as always in the morning I had my AMLODIPINE APOTEX 10 mg tablet with a glass of water. I also had 1000 mg of Vitamin C! Then I made myself a large cup of instant coffee with quite a lot of reduced fat milk. In the grill section of the oven I heated some buns. I like to eat these with butter and some marmalade. Later on I am also going to eat a banana and a kiwi fruit as well as some avocado.

I opened all the shutters on the windows. The view is of glorious sunshine. In the radio I listen to ABC FM morning classics with Russel Torrance. I am looking forward to get dressed soon and go for a walk with my rollator. https://www.mobilityhq.com.au/walking-aids/seat-walkers-rollators/

Am I getting used to living on my own? Well, I think I am getting a bit better at it now. I like it, that I can make a lot of my own decisions. I live in a pleasant environment. I feel happy about this. I have a good relationship with my neighbours. I know that some renovations inside and outside are overdue. But this does not distress me, at last I don’t think so. I am prepared to show patience. Everything will be seen to in good time. It is very comforting that I have no money problems, even though I am aware that I must not go overboard with the spending. I am pretty confident, that I can handle all the spending satisfactorily. My three very capable children are always willing to help me, when I get stuck somehow and need some advice.

With how many people do I have usually have contact with over one week? Well, I am still on level one home help care. So my carer comes twice a week for one hour each. My present home carer is Summah. She comes Mondays and Wednesdays from 10,30 to 11,30 am. So, I am looking forward to seeing her today. On Thursdays I can quite often see my daughter Monika as well as one of Monika’s daughters and some of her grandchildren. I am always happy to see them and meet them for lunch for instance. Monika often helps me with the shopping too.

Friday afternoon from two o’clock to about five I usually play games with some of my friends. Last year I often preferred to self isolate or to stay with Peter who was constantly fighting his cancer. Now I have taken up meeting my friends regularly again every Friday afternoon. Last Friday they came to my place. I love playing Scrabble and Rummy Cub. For the next three weeks we are going to play at Irene’s, Erika’s and Barbara’s place. And then the three ladies are going to come to my place again.

So that leaves the weekends. If nothing special is going on, like a birthday or some kind of a holiday, I usually spend the weekends alone now. Sometimes my daughter Caroline, who lives in Sydney with husband Matthew, comes to see me. It is always good, when she and sometimes Matthew as well, can com to stay with me for a day or two. Caroline is always ready to take some time of work to help me out in an emergency, like recently I ended up with extremely high blood pressure. So, Caroline stayed with me until the blood pressure was brought under control.

Overall, my life seems to be on an even keel now. Really, nothing to complain about. I rather like to count my blessings. Of course I have some age related problems in dealing with the technical advances of modern life. When these problems seem to overwhelm me, I have to try and be patient till I find someone who can sort things out for me.

So, I did spend the best part of an hour now on this writing. I better try to get ready now for the day. I think it is going to be a good day. I love life!

I must not forget, that my son Martin plays a big part in my life too, even though he lives in regional Victoria. So far he managed quite often to come to Dapto to stay here for a few days, and I was also able to spend a few days at his place in Benalla. This was an excellent holiday for me! Sooner or later I might be visiting Martin again. It is always good, to spend some time in Benalla. I think life in Benalla is a very good life. I am also very fond of Martin’s dog . . .

12 thoughts on “Uta’s Diary

  1. Hello Uta…I’m very fond of dogs too and sounds like your son have a sweet one. Also appears that you have a great and lovely family which is a beautiful thing for sure! Your choice of music and breakfast foods is exquisite and yummy! Wishing you picture perfect mornings and days like that long into the future and just keep enjoying I say!

    Thanks for sharing these beautiful experiences with us. I’m including a link to one of my blog essays about my current dog; that I think you will appreciate!

    https://lawrencemorra.com/2019/03/18/a-god-sent-ray-of-hope-and-light-on-thanksgiving-for-a-dog-and-a-man/

    God bless you and yours!

    Brother in Christ Jesus.
    Lawrence

  2. That’s a good summing up of how well you are doing, Uta. You are a strong woman and now making your life on your own without dear Peter. It is nice to read that you have renewed your old friendships and keep social contacts.
    Keep well and you seem to have a good diet which helps a lot. I have low blood pressure which can be a worry as well. Tomorrow I am seeing the cardiologist for a big check-up, hopefully the result will be positive.
    All the best, Gerard

    1. Thanks for commenting, Gerard. Yes, hopefully the cardiologist is going to give you a clean bill of health!
      Best wishes, Uta πŸ™‚

      1. Yes, and Annette came with me. We took a video of the procedure after first asking permission from the office. However when the doctor walked in he wasn’t too impressed and we stopped the video.
        I was thinking of sending the trailer to the producers of Mad Max, George Miller,
        to see if I could get a role. Mell Gibson would be impressed!

  3. Oh, this brings joy-tears to my eyes! You are doing marvelously, SweetUta! I bet Peter is proud of you! πŸ™‚ I’m so glad you have so much support, and have wonderful social interactions! YAY for loving life! Keep up your positive attitude! Find the joys in each day…or create some! πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚
    And remember it’s okay if you still have some not-so-great feelings or moments. Keep taking one day at a time! πŸ™‚
    When I think of Millie I smile! Pets add such life to our lives! πŸ™‚
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚

    1. You are right, Carolyn, when you say: “And remember it’s okay if you still have some not-so-great feelings or moments. Keep taking one day at a time!”
      My feelings of well being come from all the good things I have by still being able to live in my own home. At first I was a bit scared of having to be all by myself in the house for most of the time. But I find, I now do get more and more used to it. πŸ™‚ I do feel lucky to have still so much and just want to enjoy it for as long as possible. I know, I am restricted in my movements. However, being able to move around with a rollator makes moving so much easier for me. πŸ™‚
      And I find when I listen to music with some rhythm, the movements become more like dance movements and somehow very much better and easier and totally pain free. And this is a great joy! And the more I can move, the better I feel overall! πŸ™‚
      HUGS from me, Uta πŸ™‚

  4. Great, Uta. Very encouraging and inspiring to hear how well you are doing. I agree that the secret is to count your blessings and be grateful for what you have, rather than regret what you don’t have. Hugs xx

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