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!!!