Good morning, everyone. I'm at home temporarily, driving here yesterday afternoon and going back this morning, because there was/is stuff to do here.
One thing was to receive the Hello Fresh box I had ordered and which was too late to cancel on Tuesday. I will take it all back with me so that's eight very nice meals I can make for myself in the next week.
I also wanted to check the garden. Beth and my lovely neighbours are keeping things watered and it is looking good. Everything is coming on wonderfully; the clematis has too many flowers to count, all the tomatoes have grown and I spend quite a time pinching out those side shoots and tying the stems up to the canes, the baby apples are growing into toddlers and the cucumbers are climbing up the supports.
I'm hoping Beth has been picking and consuming the strawberries as they ripen. I think she must have as there were only two to pick yesterday.
I'm going to take a look at the allotment before I leave to go back and I expect the tomatoes will need some attention there too. One sad thing - Beth tells me that the yellow courgettes haven't survived which is a puzzle as they seemed to be doing really well but there you go! However, to balance that, everything else is doing well and the mange tout and runners are sending up shoots. She is watering there, bless her.
I don't have any photos (do I hear a sigh of relief??? 😀 ) but will try to remember to take some on my phone before I leave. I've left my camera at Dad's.
I got a message from Dave (son) last night asking did I fancy a bottle, a take away and some company. I most certainly did so spent the evening with tasty food and good company. Wasn't that kind? It did me the world of good and I have slept very soundly.
Thank you all so much for your kind and supportive comments; I have appreciated each and every one of them very much indeed.
I can't say much, obviously, it's not my story, and the picture keeps changing, but it looks as if Dad will need two heart operations and also some investigations into a longer term issue that is complicating matters. I was incredibly down about it all yesterday but common sense and some sort of positivity have returned, thank goodness.
I've cancelled most of my life here for a while as I can't see Dad being discharged from hospital for a number of weeks. While he's not happy about that, he knows it is the best place for him right now.
So - I have a Little List of clothes to pack and take back with me, things that I need to do and things to take from cupboard and fridge, such as my spray oil, etc. I left in such a hurry that I just grabbed at stuff on Tuesday but have had time to think since then. My notebook has been invaluable and I know Dad appreciates me writing it all down and passing the news on in family updates, etc.
We are all benefitting from the fact that my Dad is and always has been a very organised chap so everything is in apple pie order and it has not been hard to take up the reins, either financially or in other ways, managing his home, etc.
Well, that's about it; I have a lateral flow thingy to do so I'd better get that over and done with while I remember. Thank you all for walking this road with me, keeping me company and cheering me up with your lovely comments.
I will start putting things together, water the garden, water the allotment and then I am back off to Dad's again, ready for today's visit at one o'clock.
I hope your day goes well and that you can take advantage of the lovely weather. Take care and stay safe. xx