Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Time Out

These great old cars visited Griffith last week and spent several hours at Pioneer Park - which happened to be one of my voluntary mornings. Beautifully restored and of great interest to vintage and classic car buffs in our town.
Sunday a good friend and I took time out and spent a relaxed hour at the Hanwood Parish Fete.
A nice pasta lunch, entertainment by children on the stage, lots of chatting and of course a few purchases. The plant stall was minus quite a few after I visited - $2 and $3 plants are a great buy when you are trying to fill large garden beds!!

And as I was walking from my car to the church grounds I watched the congregation doing a march around (a very loud march) - it was lovely watching the children - big grins, singing and dancing whilst following the drums.

Mum spent 3 days in ICU, then 2 days in the general ward. She was discharged today but one of us has to be with her at all times (my sister and I are sharing this). It has certainly taken its toll on her - very weak and tires very easily (but eating better than ever). We envisage the 'mum sitting' will continue for the 3 - 4 weeks before she will be able to be on her own through the day. Night time could be longer. Today I have organised and purchased a Care Alert. At least she will now know she can access help if and when she needs it just by pressing a button.
We have so much to look forward to at the mature end of our lives don't we. On the upside I have been getting some sewing done whilst staying at mums. I have also been doing a lot of potting of cuttings - mum has a large variety of hardy geraniums, sages and lavenders in her garden. So I am actually making the best of this time 'mum sitting'!!
I will show you the results of this productivity next post!
Have a great week!!!


  1. lots of happy planting to be had kerrie and i am so glad that your mum is much better.xx

  2. Sorry to read about your mum...the alert is a good thing...hope all goes well....sounds like you had a lovely day out...great old cars....take care

  3. Best wishes to your Mum. Sounds like the garden will be blooming in a few weeks with all those plants purchased and cuttings taken.
    Happy days.

  4. Glad to hear your mum is on the mend. As you say, an upside to 'mum sitting' with time to potter in the garden.....I wouldn't mind sharing in your cuttings bounty, I have large spaces in my garden I'm trying to fill up too. And sewing, hope some of that's for me *cheeky grin* I've been sewing too.....some of it could be for you")


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