It was a weekend of worry and weeds. Anyone - everyone - caring for an ageing parent will know what that means. A weekend of thinking about how things are and how things might be (there's the worry) and taking on the very few things we can change (that would be the weeds). There is nothing else to be done. We make her as comfortable as we can and we leave and we never know now how many more visits there will be. Sorry, it's just been that kind of a couple of days.
In our family we have always turned to books and to creating when we need diversion; and as long as Granny is able, she's happy to talk about both. She passed on her latest bargain read and she asked about my newest wool delivery. She has her eye on a pair of socks.
So I'll probably make a start as soon as I've finished my other diversionary task of the day: finding someone to paint the shed. ..
Last week Louise, Helena, Fiona, Jo, Deb, Jane, Gail, Ladkyis, Sheena, Julia, Karen, Barbara and Miriam all gave us a wave. I'm waving back to everyone, and to you, and wishing you a happy diversion or two, no matter what your week has in store. Make something nice!