Back into Lock-down

We have some very dear family and friends who live in Sydney and surrounding suburbs and we know there are thousands more residents who do the right thing. BUT, thanks to the inconsiderate Covid positive people in Sydney who defied N.S.W. Health orders they put their neighbours, nursing home residents and schools at risk.

Sydney has had council areas under lock-down that came into force while I was at my dad’s bedside vigil which extended into other council areas and suburbs. (see Covid Lock-downs Because of these inconsiderate people leaving their restricted zones, taking their positive test results and selfish attitudes to regional and outback N.S.W., just to avoid their “stay at home” orders, has left residents in vulnerable places with the Covid-19 and the Covid-Delta strains.

I honestly believe that anyone, of any age, should not only be fined but arrested for man-slaughter for all those they infected and subsequently died of the virus; just like arsonists who consequently kill someone. It breaks my heart to think of those close to us, and of those we have never met, will be affected by these senseless acts.

My love and prayers go out to those innocent residents of N.S.W. and the whole of Australia, that they will be kept under the shadow of the Almighty.

To my followers and friends all round the world, you are not forgotten in these prayers.

Let me finish with the words of Apostle Paul in Ephesians 5:15-16 (NIV)

Be very careful, then, how you livenot as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.”

Be safe everyone and don’t give up. God bless you all.

Love, Chrissy.

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The Smell of Death Lingers

The Smell of Death Lingers

The smell of death lingers 
It lingers in the bedroom
and in the dining room.
But, in the garden 
it grasps the essence of life
Even the weeds share their aroma.

The smell of death lingers
Odours cannot be shaken
it's everywhere I go.
But, in the garden 
it grasps the essence of life
Even the weeds share their aroma.

The smell of death lingers
It lingers on my clothing
every breath smothers me.
But, in the garden 
it grasps the essence of life
Even the weeds share their aroma.

The smell of death lingers
Until life yields into death
to finds its final path.
And, in the garden 
it grasps the essence of life
Even the weeds share their aroma.

Chrissy Siggee July 2021

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Out of Lock-down but I’m still in the Garden.

Most things are back to fairly normal. Regional N.S.W. residents are still on alert and wearing masks away from home. I have returned to the Koala Hospital which makes a big difference to routine again.

I haven’t been in the front garden for almost 3 months. The Christmas Bushes are now re-potted.
Some trimming and dead heading been done.
I re-arranged the the gnomes and added a few small shrubs.
New solar lighting.
When I returned to the back garden, I discovered we had a visitor. As we near Spring, we’ll probably see more of these neighbours.

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First day in Lock-down at Home.

We are finally home. Over the next two weeks of lock-down and at least 2 more negative Covid tests we’ll have plenty to keep us busy in the back garden and indoors. The fish pond was my first project.

Before: Where’s Nemo?
After: and Nemo is still alive. Thanks to my neighbour who fed him while we were in lock-down in Sydney.

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Lockdown Update

My dad passed away just after 2am yesterday, Saturday July 10th. The on duty RN was able to alert me in time for me to sit with him until he was gone. I didn’t have any sleep before or after, so I was exhausted by the time the undertakers left a 9.30am. With this horrid lockdown there will be just three plus the celebrant at the graveside funeral. Norm, myself and our son Ken, who lives within the lockdown boundaries, and where we’ll stay until we head home – outside the lockdown area. If the lockdown is just for another two weeks we’ll remain in the Sydney lockdown. If it’s for a longer period as they have predicted we’ll head home under the Covid rules at that time, including a self isolation in our own home and Covid tests. It’s difficult to plan anything beyond a day or two at a time with restrictions changing at short notice.

The last photo we took before Dad was bedridden a few weeks ago.

With most of my photos on my desktop at home, I won’t be able to add more until we return home..

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Lockdown – the good and the not so good.

Garden photos as promised in: Lockdown Accommodation and Fashion Statement | Riverside Peace

I’ll take more photos when Dad is sleeping after lunch and add them when time allows.

Be safe everyone.

Lockdown Accommodation and Fashion Statement

Here I am into my 5th night of Covid lockdown in the nursing home with my dad. Some days are good while other days/ nights are quite stressful but I’m glad I’m here for him. All the staff members are wonderful. I often wonder how they do this every day. My Dad’s care is quite intense now but they always have a smile for him and for me. Some of the Covid restrictions are quite annoying and the situation is not perfect but it could be much, much worse.

My bed feels like a hospital bed. No. Wait a minute. It IS a hospital bed.
At least I have my own bathroom and privacy. I also have a view of the garden courtyard of which I will take a few photos when time allows.
Wearing masks all day long, except when I return to my room, is quite irritating and not at or comfortable or fashionable. It’s a wonder I don’t freak Dad out when I visit him in the night.
Not a great diet for two weeks but I’m truly thankful for Norm’s front door deliveries and for friends who make sure I don’t go hungry.

Unfortunately, I’m not the easiest person to feed with my wheat and citrus allergies so I do understand why the nursing home won’t feed me and take responsibility. I do get the occasional steamed vegetables, boiled eggs of a piece of cheese to complete some of my needs. As I said, ALL the staff are very caring people.

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Heads Up

Norm and I will be at my dad’s bedside for a few days by the time most of my loyal followers read this post. We came home late Sunday to prepare for our next trip down there but it’s been a much more hastier return than expected. It’s about a five hour road trip with a couple of comfort breaks. We’ll be staying somewhere within easy travel for long day visits and/or overnighters before the inevitable.

This photo was taken on the weekend. I’m not sure who was the happiest to see who. I know Dad was thrilled to see these two of his nine great grandchildren and almost cried.

I’ll have my laptop with me and I look forward to reading your new posts as time allows but I have just pre-schedule my posts until some normality returns.

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