And another month has ended for this year. It probably was the most tumultuous month for us so far but we have been kept busy so we really are not complaining.
End of July also means ONLY 31 days left of winter. We have just about survived! This time last year we were in France… enjoying the European Summer. It was sooooo good!
We have a Global Explorer Food Tour tomorrow which we are really looking forward to and should be sharing the details on our travel blog so keep an eye out for that 🙂
It is also a full moon tonight! A good time to release some negative energy and absorb the positive!
Summary of July 31
The grocery shop is usually done by the both of us together and for the first time Le did it by herself.
Tomorrow is another month, leave behind what has past and move forward.
Great news today that Ben was discharged from the hospital. What a relief!! He is back to his usual self..
We can now rest easy and relax and enjoy the Ashes!
All we keep thinking about is the kind people in this world. The carers at his group home have just been sensational. They have showed so much compassion and love during this time of need. Carers in general are such dedicated people and we hope they get all the appreciation and gratitude they deserve.
The world is scattered with angels and occasionally they will pass through our lives and leave their mark. We shouldn’t let opportunities to show our appreciation pass. We know how great it feels to get a thank you… so passing on a thank you every now and then may mean a word of difference for someone’s day.
There is constantly depressing news on social media, on TV or radio… surrounding hatred, and bullying, hurting one another. So we disregard most of what we read and hear and leave everything up to what we experience and what happens in our real life.
There is enough goodness to counterbalance the toxicity that sometimes tries to seep into our lives.
“Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If its bad, it’s experience”
Summary of July 30
Eating ice-cream in our makeshift bed in the living room!
Focusing on the angels that come into our lives.
It’s been a tough week for us. With a lot of ups and downs, we are weary! Mentally, emotionally and physically it has been draining and obviously taking its toll. It’s evident with David at least to everyone else just not to us. When people around you are telling you that you look like crap … it means that it is showing to everyone.
Good news though is that Ben is on the mend. We saw him again today and he was almost back to his usual self. Off the oxygen, walking around, into a “normal” ward and his giggly and cheeky self once more. He was so happy to see us and to see him almost come good really made the weariness dissipate.
We sat and reflected on the way out to see Ben… at everything that has gone on in the past few days. The support we have received has been immense and for that we are grateful! What surprised us most was that all the people who showed support and compassion were people who never even met Ben (excluding Le’s family who obviously have met Ben). Lovely followers of our blog, friends, work colleagues…. they all sent on their well wishes.
We read a very true quote today:
You can speak with spiritual eloquence, pray in public and maintain a holy appearance … but it is your behaviour that will reveal your true character.
Summary of July 29
Instead of sitting in bumper to bumper traffic we decided to duck in to a near by restaurant and enjoy dinner.
It was such a pick us up when we saw Ben! All the weariness was all worth it to see him up and about with a big smile.
Another day visiting the hospital. It is quite interesting that after three days of doing the trip, we can already remember where we are going.
Sunday night and we were relying on our google maps and now we can just jump on the right roads and get there.
Isn’t it 21 days before you can commit something to memory??
Guess certain things we can commit sooner if we try and make the effort and need to.
Summary of July 28
We didn’t get to do any newbies today. And we don’t have a problem with it 🙂
Rewiring our brains or training it to learn new things is possible if our body knows it needs to….. No science behind it except our life experiences.
We spent most of the midmorning and early afternoon in hospital again today. Just spending the time with Ben. He was looking a little better today and not needing oxygen. That was good to see.
We woke up late as we didn’t get to bed until after 2am this morning. We wanted to have a huge breakfast so we didn’t have to pick up hospital cafeteria food for lunch.
What a great idea to have a massive breakfast which carried us through to 4.30pm when we came home and had dinner.
Now David is catching up on some work and Le is relaxing and reading.
Summary of July 27
Having only two meals a day outside of the normal times.
Glad that we can be there for Ben at this time.