There may be trouble ahead...
Happy Christmas to all my Spark friends xxx... Read more
Administrative Assistant interview on 16th December
Great, I've been selected for interview for the admin post at the local Methodist Circuit. It's 11.30am on 16th December. The letter came when a friend was here visiting mum, and she has offered to take mum to a social afternoon - which was very... Read more
Administrative Assistant job application
I spent some time this morning filling out an application for the role of Administration Assistant at our local Methodist Church. Before I filled it out, I spent some time researching the Methodist Church, their structure and beliefs and I foun... Read more
"Peace, perfect peace
is the gift of Christ our Lord"
That's a line from a beautiful hymn, and I'm currently enjoying a peaceful couple of hours on my own.
DH has gone out for a 2pm meeting, so won't be back until at least 4pm. Mum has gone to a former col... Read more
This morning I had a very minor op to remove a cyst from my scalp that was bothering me.
DH was told he had to come along to drive home. Got home safely (he's not a great driver), but neither he nor mum made me a cup of coffee.
Feeli... Read more
Pumpkin 2 love
This is my pumpkin, which is themed around turning a night of fear into a night of hope for the children of Syria
We had a lovely family gathering yesterday, and I had planned ahead with an activity for my granddaughter - pumpkin carving. She was happy that she could leave the adults chatter and do something creative.
Here's her pumpkin cat
Mostly a very good and productive day. Took mum for her follow up consultation at the memory clinic, where she was told she doesn't have dementia, and that for her age (85) her brain scan is good.
Whilst it's great that the brain scan was... Read more
Thank you, Sparkfriends
Things are much calmer today. My sister took mum out for the day on Sunday, which gave some respite.
DH and I were able to talk - sometimes not very calmly, but on the whole it was a much-needed discussion that showed DH that he is being l... Read more
I've managed to keep a calm exterior for a couple of hours, until dinner and bedtime for mom is over
I came home from grocery shopping (took mom along) to see an ambulance leaving our complex, so couldn't help but panic.
Has DH done s... Read more
I haven't blogged for a while because there has been so much to achieve in the real world to get the new apartment straightened out.
Today I set up a guest bed in the study, so that my granddaughter Rhian can stay tonight. She's such an ea... Read more
My supportive husband
Thanks for lots of lovely messages of support, I was very moved to read your comments.
My lovely husband is very good at saying something supportive, or sending me a text or email reiterating his support. Just now he said "we are ok, you k... Read more
Well, mum has agreed to come and live with us, and it's like a weight has lifted off her mind and she's in a much brighter place.
We agreed we'd all have to make "accommodations". I started by emptying her suitcase into the drawers I'd cle... Read more
Update about mum
Mum had a memory assessment today, which involved an in depth discussion about her mental acuity / capacity. The consultant was very intuitive and really listened to mum, me and my sister telling her that the starting point was understanding th... Read more
The family conference on Thursday was hard for mum, and I didn't want her to be on her own afterwards so persuaded her to come and stay with me from Thursday afternoon, returning Sunday morning when she needed to attend a dressing clinic.
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