current mood: exhausted
Here I am at last. 5 weeks of visitors with just a couple of days between each. I have today free and then my daughter arrives for the weekend tomorrow. So I thought I would spend a few minutes updating.
It has been a funny month. Great highs with friends and great lows with my mother who is failing fast. Problems with an ex. who just will not collect his belongings even though he left nearly 3 years ago and my daughter giving me earache about it.
I will enlarge on things.
1. My mother. Can't walk at all now but refuses to use the wheelchair we bought for her, so she has to be almost carried by my father on one side and me on the other. Absolutely ridiculous! My poor father is worn out as he is now her full time carer and so I have to spend a lot of my time looking after her so that he can get a break. Her mind is going. She does have lucid days but they are fewer and fewer. Her bodily functions have gone and it took over a month before we could get help from the district nurse. I shall say no more about that - you can imagine what it has been like!
2. My daughter and I booked a London theatre trip about 6 months ago. Earliest we could get tickets and Saturday is the day. We are going to see Billy Elliot and have a girlie shopping trip and lunch. I feel an expensive trip coming on.
3. My Dutch friends came over in their plane twice. It seems they may be back end of September if not before because Odile infringed Gatwick airspace when they departed a couple of weeks ago so she may be hauled up infront of the CAA to explain herself. Could be an expensive mistake.
4. Been tidying out the garage - again. This has not been helped by the fact that I still have my ex's belongings stacked in a quarter of it! Even though I have requested him to move it umpteen times he has refused to do anything about it. Of course, I don't like to upset him too much because he is a better 'friend' than enemy and after what I went through I am still scared of him. Eventually, after having my daughter go on at me, I saw a solicitor and I have to write to ex. and formally tell him to move his stuff or it will be destroyed. The problem is that will mean him coming down from Scotland to fetch it and to be honest I am frightened witless as to what he could do while he was here. Having to sort out a plan. Causing a few sleepless nights!
Got to go now and have my lunch as I have to take one of the dogs to the vet this afternoon. She has a cyst on her back which is apparently harmless and it seems to have become infected. I hope they don't suggest removing it or that is going to be another expense. It hasn't caused any trouble for all the years she has had it so maybe some antibiotics will do the trick.
So, I am still alive and kicking. Weakly sometimes but still kicking!
Love and hugs to you all.