Saturday, 22 December 2012
Granny has been home from hospital for a couple of days now. She was to have come and stayed with extremely handsome son George and Tricia at least until after the Christmas period, but it is not possible. She has to stay in her own place while she learns to deal with all the things that have been installed to help her cope with life. Handrails for instance, and how to get in and out of bed safely. She is walking with a zimmer frame too now. I suppose even that takes some getting used to.
Tomorrow EHS George and me are going to stay with Granny for the day. This is so Tricia can come home and do some Christmas preparations, and also spend some time with the three dogs, Kylie, Charlie and the youngster Dixie, and the two cats, Tinker and Mr Blanchard. Mr Blanchard used to be called Blanche, until he was going off to the vets to get spayed and they discovered a set of balls instead! It was me who started calling him Mr Blanchard and the name seems to have stuck. Unlike his balls, which have been removed!
The cats are easy to care for. All they want is food, but the dogs? Well I am doing my best to keep them entertained. The two older ones tend to sleep a lot when Tricia isn't around. They obviously miss her, but little Dixie is full of energy and needs her walks. This whole area is suffering from floods at the moment. It isn't much fun walking in the rain and mud. I dare not let Dixie off the lead, for fear that she will get lost.
It doesn't feel much like Christmas at the moment. Tricia loves all the preparations to do with it, but she just doesn't have time what with looking after her Mum. EHS George has made a good job of decorating the tree. He and his Mum normally do this job together. There are still some decorations to add to the rooms to add to the festive air, EHS George and I are going to do some of that later today. Sometimes it seems a strange life I lead. The way I look at it is that EHS son George is my main focus, and if I can help keep things on an even keel for him I am happy. Besides that, for some reason Granny seems very fond of me, and I am happy to help.
I am not sure if I will get another chance to write for you before Christmas. I shall try though, especially if something interesting occurs or some wonderful thought enters my head. Thank you so much for following and reading and taking the time to comment on my writing. If you are a blogger yourself you will understand how much that means to me, and if you are not a blogger, let me tell you just how much I really do appreciate you reading my words.
Have a wonderful, happy and joyful Christmas