Good Monday morning all,
Firstly welcoming any new members who have joined us this week and a thanks to all who contributed with posts and/or replies.
The past week seems to have been a bit strange for me. On the one hand I've felt a bit constrained and fed up with the England lockdown, but on the other it's passed so quickly and every day I seem to have been trying to play catch-up as the mornings have whizzed away from me and left me with only half a day to do what needs to be done. How does that happen?
It culminated last night in my telling my sister, in a phone call, that my husband began his night shift duties from today, while he was in the background gesticulating and saying "Nooooo.... it's TONIGHT!" That was a shocker as I then scrambled to prepare a meal much earlier than I'd planned, whilst trying to look as if it had always been my intention to wait until the very last moment to feed him! So it was a bit of a scratch affair to say the least!
However, the reason I'd been speaking to my sister is that she's home from hospital and doing really well! Whilst social services haven't been that forthcoming, my nieces have sourced some home help privately and arranged for a stair lift to be installed this week. It's always such a relief to watch a crisis recede after being beaten into submission. We spoke in a video-call and I was able to see for myself that she's so much better and feeling very buoyant about her further recovery. So it's an A1 outcome, so far. And once again, thank you all so much for all the good wishes you sent for her at the outset.
For anyone else who is struggling with a difficult caring situation, I send really warm wishes that you too can come through it and reach a calmer place soon. I know how many challenges you face every day with more thrown in because of the current crisis. It may feel as if the world forgets you, but as far as this community is concerned you can always be sure we are thinking of you and ready to support you when needed.
Take care all, and I hope the upcoming week will be a good one.