Come on in and have a cuppa. Coffee? Tea? Bonnox? or perhaps a cool drink?
This week has seen the start of Christmas Parties and suddenly it seems Christmas is looming. The first party was the Chemist’s Christmas Party. My Mum looks forward to this each year. She won an ipad at one of these and that sense of possibility remains with her. They do a good job giving out party bags filled with gifts (usually samples of what you can buy instore but there is always something that could be useful. Mum got a week pill dispenser. I doubt that she will use it but one day it might come in handy. I won the first lucky door prize which was a vase and we ate from the wonderful spread they provided. Mum will now spend the next year looking forward to their next VIP event – a bit sad that at ninety that is one of the big thrills of the year.
The other party, held at Cotton Tree, was the breakup party for my dance class. We don’t return until the middle of January but as we have family with us I will not miss it as much as I normally do. My dance teacher still wants me to write his mother’s story and at 91 she sounds as though she has had a fascinating life that is worth recording. I’ll look at starting that in the New Year. I am well aware that once at that age, my Mum is 90, anything can happen.
In fact it did this week when I got a phone call telling me Mum had fallen. She was okay and although she had damaged her wrist they didn’t think anything was broken. I immediately went around to see her and I wasn’t so sure so we went straight to the emergency room at the local hospital where she had xrays. I was so impressed with the doctor. He spoke to her with respect and kindness and didn’t mind explaining everything several times. Luckily she didn’t break anything but she is badly battered and worse now than then as the bruising is coming out. She explained her fall as “I spun around quickly to get the telephone and my spin was too violent and I spun out of control.” I immediately thought of the whirling dervish I had seen.
I dismissed that thought quickly – he had total control Mum had none injuring herself from he face down to her hips on both front and backsides. Luckily she is okay.
We are battling with our pool. It has sprung a leak. In fact we are convinced it was leaking before we bought the house. The garden that I loved is now a mess as we dig up pipes and drain water. Hopefully we can get it back to how it was before our family arrives. I know they are looking forward to coming from Germany and being able to swim in the pool.
All this has given me a rather busy week as we also went to yoga, had skylights and whilrygigs installed, promoted my book Nightmare in Paradise and finally put up Christmas decorations. I haven’t had a lot of time for reading or to see any films. Have you or are you busy with Chistmas activities also?
Now I think I have taken enough of your time – over to you. Have you read any good books or seen any films that should be seen? Looking forward to seeing how your week has been. Thank you for dropping in for coffee, it is lovely to see you. Thanks to eclecticali who is our host of the weekend coffee share.