In sickness and redundancy…


Not such an obvious positive of redunancy is time ti look after loved ones who are sick.  I had two patients today – Charlie has a virus, he hasnt eaten in 3 days and sleeps on the sofa most of the day. In the bad old days I would have been forced to leave him at a childminders in his PJs.  Now I have the luxury of looking after him and making some wee tasty snack to tempt him.

With no family close to us if I had been working full time when Robert was ill, it would have been extremly difficult for me.  In the last few months he had zero energy, so I was glad to be here to make him some homemade soup.  Robert would look at it enquiringly ‘What flavour is it again?’

As you know yesterday marked a milestone for Robert, me and the kids. As Aoife so elequently put it ‘we are getting our Dad back’, but from my point of view I am more than happy to look after him and help with his recuperation.

I am not a natural ‘nurse’, not that gentle and more of a ‘russler-uper’ than a chef.  So although Robert and Charlie wont be pampered nor dine on nouvelle cuisine – they will have someone to make them laugh and keep their spirits up.  To be able to do that, to me is a huge positive.

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About joanniemitchell

An enforced lady of leisure. A Lady who cant afford to lunch! I was in Corporate Sales for Global Entertainment Company until 17th January when I had the phone call - 'Meet me in the office with HR'. Now am pursuing my Masters in Professional Writing and looking on the upside after Redundancy.
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1 Response to In sickness and redundancy…

  1. Hilary Brosnan says:

    It’s not the quality of the food that matters but the love that goes into making it…. Hope all is going well with you and that you’re two men are on the mend and that you and Aoife are in good form. Hil x

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