It’s looking like I have a huge “Thank you!” to say to my doctor! The new meds are doing a fantastic job, so far. Not only have my pain levels come under better control (for as long as the dosage lasts – today’s my first day on full dosage), I’m even sleeping better. As a lifelong insomniac, that is a huge thing! Three nights, now, with at least six hours solid, undisturbed sleep. It’s bliss. More, it’s increased my energy levels so when any ‘breakthrough’ pain occurs, I’m better able to handle it.
I was delighted to see, on Facebook, that our younger son, Reuben, has been drawing again! He’s a fantastically gifted artist, but seldom actually does anything, which is very frustrating. He’s particularly good with pen or pencil. Just take a look at the owl he has drawn. He drew this as a “20 minute doodle”. Some doodle! I wish I had such talent.
I would love to be able to persuade Reuben to illustrate some of my stories. Unfortunately (for me), he’s incredibly busy, with work, his table games club and a young family. Seems unfair to have given rise to such a talented son and not to be able to profit from it LOL!
Seriously, I’m very proud of all three of our kids. None of them have found adult life easy, as is all too common for our children, but they are all battlers. Our eldest, Damien, is an excellent writer, if only he’d actually exercise the talent more. Reuben, the middle child, is clearly a talented artist, but again doesn’t do enough of it. And Emma, our youngest, is a wonderful singer and very able musician, but again seldom demonstrates her talent, other than in the privacy of family life. Admittedly, they all have young families and Life challenges, which aren’t exactly helpful to the exercise of talent.
Oh, in case you’re wondering, Jenny’s not left out in the talent stakes! She is a wonderfully gifted crafter, whose creativity has been creeping out into the light of day more and more. Despite her protestations, born of a severe lack of self-confidence, she is truly creative. She demonstrates time and again that she has the ability to come up with new ideas and creations. I’ve done my utmost to encourage and reassure her, but I fear that she thinks I’m just being the dutiful husband and heaping praise without regard for honesty. Really, she should know me better than that!
Well, I think that’s enough for now. Until the next post…