Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts

Sunday, December 21, 2014

One Wish...

If you could have one wish, what would it be
Fabulous presents under the Christmas tree
A new computer, an iPad or maybe a phone
A piece of jewellery with a big sparkling stone

What would make the season special for you
Perhaps something special you’d like to do
A visit to Paris or maybe Rome
Or have a family party in your own home

What would make life better this year
And better for those whom you hold dear
If you could have any gift, what would it be
What is the one thing you’d like to see

Sometimes what we would like is hard to find
Like compassion and happiness and peace of mind
A world without fear and hate would be nice
But things like that, don’t come with a price

Instead, they are things which we can create
And not just yearly on one single date
To have a better world in which we live
Perhaps we all have something to give

Maybe if we all play a part each day
Showing compassion along the way
Spreading some cheer, some kindness too
The wishes we have, may come true

E. Sirrell   December, 2014




Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Price of Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas and the shops were still busy
The hustle and bustle would make you dizzy
No cash to be seen but credit cards appear
No expense is spared....it will be paid for next year

The must have items have gone down a treat
Christmas for the bosses will be so sweet
Tonight they are rubbing their hands with glee
Because they'll find a bonus under their tree

But what of the customers who've shopped at their stores?
They dread the bills coming through their doors
Some will pay it off throughout the next year
And some will be depressed with worry and fear

Some say the tv adverts are to blame
Telling the kids about a new X box game
The latest whatever, that they really do need
They look to their parents....and then they plead

So some parents will try their best to please
Sometimes getting in debt up to their knees
They can't let their child be the one without
But is this what Christmas is all about?

The shops, the banks, the taxman as well
They love the money, love its smell
They encourage everyone to spend, spend, spend
And when there's no money, they'll even lend

Perhaps it's time for a change next year
To make Christmas simply about good cheer
About love, about families and about sharing
Because shouldn't Christmas be a time for caring?
E. Sirrell 24/12/13


I hope everyone has a truly happy, caring & sharing Christmas. Thank you for reading my blog, for allowing me to share a little part of me.



Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas



To all of you who read my blog, I am always very grateful.  I have said to some people that my blog is almost like therapy for me. It is the place where I am totally honest about my pain and can have a right good old moan and, believe me, it helps. So a big thank you to everyone for taking the time to read my ramblings.

I hope that you and your families have a lovely Christmas. And for any of you or those with friends or family who suffer from  Trigeminal Neuralgia or any other form of pain, I truly hope that you or they have as pain free a Christmas as is possible.

Christmas isn't always the happiest day of the year. Apart from all the rushing and wrapping, cooking and cleaning, it is often a time when people remember the loved ones who are sadly no longer with us. Hopefully we can remember those people and let their memories make us smile tomorrow. Not just tomorrow. Hopefully their memories can make us smile always.

Love to everyone.

 


Friday, December 30, 2011

And a Happy New Year!


Christmas has come, and Christmas has gone.
Pressies opened. Thank you said.Wrapping paper has been put into the recycling bin.
Turkey has been eaten again and again. So Christmas is over, it's all done.

Everything dealt with.

Except for pain

This stupid horrible horrendous pain of TN


Can I shout and scream?
Just occasionally I would like to do that.
I really HATE having Trigeminal Neuralgia!


I wish that Trigeminal Neuralgia was as seasonal as a snowman.


Actually, I wish that trigeminal Neuralgia didn't exist! At all!!



As you may have gathered I have had another pretty bad spell.  Actually, really bad spell, or very bad spell would be more appropriate, because it certainly wasn’t pretty.

I thought I was going to get away lightly and have a low pain day on Christmas, but my back decided to play up worse than normal. I don’t know if it was a trapped nerve, but I was struggling to move very much. Hubby did make a delicious Christmas dinner though. And I wouldn't have expected anything other than that from him.

So it was lots of lying in bed and taking extra painkillers on Christmas day and it eventually seemed to ease a bit.

But over the next couple of days as my back improved, my face became worse. No electric shock pains thankfully, just the feeling of constantly being hit hard across my cheekbone with a hammer. My teeth were agony. Like being pulled hard with pliers. Even my gums and tongue were hurting. My forehead felt as though it was being banged against a wall and my head was stuck in a vice.

The pain was so intense. I could have cried....but that would have hurt more. All I could do was take more painkillers and hope that they would send me to sleep. Fortunately they did, and over the last few days, I have done nothing much other than that.

Today it is a lot calmer thank goodness. The teeth pain is there, but not quite so bad. More like what I am used to on a daily basis. My cheekbone and forehead hurt, but not so bad. As the day goes on, I can feel it getting slightly worse, maybe just a reminder to top up on the painkillers. Maybe even time for a wee snooze. So that's what I'll do. Maybe if I could just sleep until midnight tomorrow, it could just disappear with 2011.

I think I have maybe had that wish before. But with every year, the pain seems to get worse instead of better.

Anyway......enough of my moaning. Maybe I should make a New Year's resolution to stop moaning and get on with living!!

I wish everyone a very happy New Year. Wishing you all good health, enough wealth, and plenty of happiness for 2012. And as they say in Scotland, "Lang may yer lum reek!"




Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas


Well, the day has arrived.....presents opened, turkey in the oven and now I'm ready for a wee snooze. And apart from opening the presents, I haven't done anything else. Hubby has done the lot - prepared the veg, stuffed the turkey, and wrapped the little piggies in their blankets. Yes, I've got a good man.....one of the best.

I've also got the best dog in the world. Okay, I know everyone says that about their dogs. But mine really is.
He gave us a laugh the other night. My sister had given us a bag of Christmas presents and in it was a present, all wrapped up for my dog from my niece. The bag was sitting on the table behind the couch (his couch). He kept sitting there and every so often looked round at the bag then gave me a look that said, "I know there is something in there for me!" Next he jumped up to try to examine the bag a bit more. He actually reminded me of myself when I was a wee girl. If I saw the Christmas presents before Christmas, there was no stopping me. I just had to have a feel, a shake, a sniff.....I was always so desperate to find out what was inside. My Mum and Dad always had a terrible job hiding the Christmas presents....but they did manage to.
Now, I really didn't thing that I would need to hide Christmas presents from a six year old fox-red labrador. He just couldn't wait to get in at those presents. He was getting so excited and how do you explain to a dog that Christmas is another two days away? It just doesn't work. Besides, it was making us laugh. And as I keep saying, laughing is good.
Then my hubby said that we should take the presents out of bag and lay them on the floor to see if our boy could find the present my niece had wrapped for him. So we did that and lay them on the floor. Red sat eagerly waiting to be told he could go find his. And he went straight to it. No hesitation, just straight to his present. I guess he would have made an excellent sniffer dog for the police, but he might not have been quite as happy. And I certainly wouldn't. Nor would my hubby. He is, as I said, quite simply the best.

How lucky can one person be? A hubby and a dog who can make me laugh.

And laughter is surely the best gift anyone could ever receive.

I hope that you have had a lovely day and been able to find something to make you laugh today.

Merry Christmas