Achilles Blog 22 – 14.6.14. Turning into Mom

Did not do very much yesterday… I did mileage calculations so that Jay could work out  tax return….gave me time to realise that I am… turning into my mom.
Everybody dreads it…. you start to hear her voice and her words coming out of your mouth along with her expressions, habits and particularities. I realised I was turning into Mom when I saw that I was competing against myself everyday… to see how much my foot/ankle had improved. When my Mom had a mastectomy a few years ago (at 82), she was given a booklet with progressive physio exercises and for the first week or so, I helped her do them everyday until she got used to doing them herself. Everyday we would do them and every day she would boast to me how much better she was at doing them and how much further she could stretch…. sound like anyone? Yesterday she phoned me at around 9pm when she should have been in bed. Well, she was in bed actually… excitedly supporting Spain against the Netherlands (mostly because she didn’t know exactly where the Netherlands were)…. she told me the score and asked why on earth I wasn’t watching it (Netflix – Breaking Bad)….I had planned to watch the second half and am very glad I did (this is turning out to be a spanking World Cup so far)…..
I also saw my mom in this video:
….. well I didn’t see her as such… but I saw her. This lady pretty much does what my mom does. I know it’s nearly Father’s Day…. but I really hope I grow up to be like my mom…..


About aintwegotitmade

Who am I?.......well, I'm getting to that age where I have to think about that before I answer... My name is J, I'm married, and my husband and I live in the great city of London. I started this blog as an update to family and friends when I completely ruptured my Achilles tendon a few years ago (see The first post). I am so fortunate in every possible way...and in all honesty, I'm just using this blog to remind myself... Why is it called Ain't we got it made?: this is a line from one of my favourite songs (Sing Baby Sing - Have I got it made? Well - I've got a roof over my head, running water right into my house, a fully-stocked supermarket round the corner, free and readily available healthcare; and I live with my lovely husband in a great city, in a beautiful country, where I feel safe and secure.... I rest my case. Fact or opinion: I am not an expert on anything… but I can confirm that everything in this blog is either fact or opinion. I hope to post regularly, mostly about things I find uplifting, positive, amusing, optimistic, important..or perhaps just about regular daily life...but I won't bother you too much. Thanks for stopping by... jx
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