Driftwood

Monday, October 17, 2016

Strictly No Dancing

It was a bit too quiet around here wasn't it. Our break in Yorkshire was lovely, and we were packing to come back on Saturday morning (the one before this last one) when my sister rang my mobile. Mum had fallen, Friday night, and broken her hip. Fortunately she was wearing her alarm pendant so was... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Nice things

Had a very pleasant visit to my sister yesterday. She'd been to see the consultant in the morning and the news was slightly more encouraging; her current medication has slowed the cancer's progress, and she is going to have a course of injections to strengthen her bones. We all struggle with her... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Little Green Jug

Give someone enough rope... in this instance, I came home on Sunday to find a little note from the lodgers saying sorry for breaking a 1950s jug I have (had) on the windowsill. It had got caught somehow in the kitchen blind cord and smashed on the worktop. I find this strange, but didn't say so,... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Gearing up

After the recent fiasco with the lodgers (the effects of which they are blissfully unaware of, since I didn't explode there and then), I've been wrestling with what to say and when, and I think I'm nearly there now. The lease runs out at the end of September, in a few days. They will probably assume... Sign in to see full entry.

After the recent fiasco with the lodgers (of which they are blissfully unaware, since I didn't explode there and then), I've been wrestling with what to say and when, and I think I'm nearly there now. The lease runs out at the end of September, in a few days. They will probably assume it can run on... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Crowds

We are three days into my children's visit, and it's a bit tense. First of all the lodgers seemed not to have got my text to say we would be at my home from Sunday. She did manage to clear some space (!) however, so that I could tidy the bedrooms (don't ask..oh all right then...she has stuffed my... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Muddles

I was surprised by the number of comments I had on my post about the challenges we have here with my partner's son. It touched me that people take the time to try to help. I do find it a strain, and lately I haven't been able to get home as much, nor feel as much at ease when I do get home, because... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Mysterious ways

Be careful what you wish for... though I didn't exactly wish this... Twenty-four hours can change a lot of situations, and perhaps I should be posting this in a different blog... but we shall see. I had a sad phone call from my son early this morning, to tell me that his grandfather had died during... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A Little Snippet

just before we went on holiday I popped in to visit my former father in law in the Care Home he now lives in. I get on very well with him, it's hard not to since he is a very engaging and alert old gentleman of over 100 (an achievement in itself). The problem with this visit wasn't my father in law.... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Life with the Boy - 3 -'

We are watching a TV show that we've recorded, because Stepson is playing squash. Halfway through he bounces in, with his usual loud 'hall-o' from the front porch, after bursting through the heavy oak front door with force and speed, such that the half-glazed doors into the hall rattle. I sigh... Sign in to see full entry.

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