Busy, busy the last couple days. Chuck worked just Tuesday and Wednesday this week as we had a bunch of errands to do and places we wanted to go.
First up Thursday was renewing our passports. This meant getting a passport photo. Oh joy!
Luckily our local grocery store as a photo lab where you can get this done for a reasonable price. We then ended up sitting in the passport office for only an hour or so as we were there very early. We spent the rest of the morning running errands and I MAY have found a beautiful dress at Old Navy!
Friday morning we FINALLY made the trip to see my Mum. Three times we have made plans to go but twice she was sick and once the weather was terrible. Gorgeous sunny day but a tad cold.
I had a large bag full of books I had picked up over the last couple months for Mum. Of course I forgot it! Luckily there is a great thrift store halfway to Mum's so we nipped in there and I picked her up another bag full.
My brother and his wife (who Mum lives with) are away this week. Mum no longer wants to leave her little apartment and go to my sister's or come to our house while my brother is away. So she has a Personal Support Worker (PSW) come in twice a day to make sure she is alright and to have some company. We arrived just as one of the PSW's named Alice was leaving.
Very loving, caring ladies my Mum is blessed to have. Alice is only about 10 years younger than my Mum but still loves her work.
As I walked towards my Mum I could see she had a large mark on her forehead that extended around her eye. WHAT!!!!
She fell as she was getting out of bed last week (when my brother and SIL were still home) and bonked her head on her night-table.
"Why didn't you tell me???" I shrieked at the poor woman. " I didn't want you to worry" was her answer. Why do parent's do that?
She had her regular twice a week PSW look at it when she came that day and everything was o.k. It looks like she was in a heck of a fight.
My Mum has a cane and walker she uses in her apartment and my brother has moved stuff around so my Mum can get around easy. I am just very thankful it was nothing worse. I am also thankful my brother has a job that he can do from home so Mum has someone there most days.
We spent a few hours with Mum and had a lovely visit. Mentally she is pretty crisp, it is physically she is failing.
She loves to chat about politics and books, she likes to hear what renovations we are doing on the house and she likes to know what is up with all of our extended family via Facebook.
We plan to visit next month again as it is her birthday. This time I will remember the bag of books!
Hope you are enjoying your weekend. It is sunny and very mild here.