Hello to you all on this last day of the Easter weekend. It's hardly spring weather so if you are somewhere where you can meet outside, and planning to see friends and/or family, I hope you can find a sheltered spot in which to do so. I took one look at the day and decided it's indoors for me!
Wishing anyone who has joined us this week a warm welcome and please do consider become an active member, whether it's to ask questions, or for help, or to offer some experiences of Caring. And of course anything off topic, or in-between too. Particularly during this long pandemic, we've increasingly just talked off-topic, as that's been important too.
My weekend was spent doing quite a bit of talking, but on the phone, as my family are fairly distant from me. My first call was with my sister and I was sorry to hear that her husband with mixed dementia had had a fall getting out of bed, and been taken off to A&E a few days ago. Thankfully, apart from a small head wound he's OK and was allowed home, but of course another drama for my poor sister, which is so often the life of a Carer. Happily her children are supporting her really well now, so she's managing and keeping cheerful, and as always, we put the world to rights on the phone.
Then I had a long chat with my daughter too, who was telling me about her group of sea cadets, for whom she is a volunteer. They'd had a weekend of virtual events, meeting up on Zoom, and yet again I marvelled at how many things have been successfully switched and everyone's adapted to managing that way. But I'm sure, still looking forward to a few more freedoms after the next week.
I'm dying to get a haircut, but my hairdresser's on holiday for the remainder of the schools' Easter break, and the first opportunity for me is on 22nd April, so until then my hair's supported by a scaffold of hair grips, alice bands, strange goo from jars, and hairspray.
I've got very thin, wispy, old-lady hair, and had a horrible nightmare a few nights ago in which I discovered an enormous bald patch. Clearly the possibility of big scale hair loss is in my subconscious somewhere, as another of my sisters, with hair like mine, has suffered severe hair loss from her late 70's, so I know it's a possibility for me too!
What has anyone else done with regard to hair during the lockdown? Do you struggle as I do to keep unruly locks tamed, or have you got more structured hair, or even cut your own?
I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend, and that you'll let us know what you've been up to.
Best wishes to everyone for the coming week. Let's hope it's a good one!