Monday, January 25, 2010

yesterday, Mom's birthday Tony and Kate came to pick me up and we drove to Watford to see Mom, she was happy to see us and i opened all her cards for her, read them out, and put them on her table... we were with her about an hour i think... we left when Mom said she wanted to sleep, we also took all her cards with us... she said she wanted them in her home and not have them taken down and maybe lost... so there they are now in front of the tv...

today we had a meeting with her doctor, Macmillan nurse, discharge nurse, physiotherapist and health visitor... so was a bit of a crowd in the little room! the out come... Mom wants to come home, i will be her primary carer, we will have a team coming in throughout the day, involving carers, district nurse and Iain Rennie nurses...

first thing will be the hospital bed to come, so this evening i have moved the book case to make way for Moms bed, i had to move all the books and photos out first and in order! theyre heavy and old and each one makes you stop to read a little... so was a long process... one, a bible with an inscription to one of our ancestors dating back to christmas 1913, contains little flowers been pressed within its pages, and news paper cuttings.. one of which was a hymn sheet handed out in St Paul's Cathedral Oct. 30th 1881... amazing... also amazing a small hand made cross made out of a reed...

a beautiful cross with Jesus upon a donkey and on the reverse a prayer with beneath *Palm Sunday* 1941...

then the most beautiful book mark silk and i think machine woven by a T. Stevens f Coventry..

it reads from the top in a wonderful flower garden the words ~

Ever dearest, ever nearest, naught from thee my love can part

(and below that!)

The Look of Love

Tis is not the lily brow i prize,
Nor roseate cheeks, nor sunny eyes,
Enough of lilies and of roses!
A thousandfold more dear to me
The gentle look that love discloses.
The look that love alone can see...

the book mark was in two pieces though, and half a book apart! but i have placed them where i found them...

so enough house moving for today, Mom's room in prepared for her arrival, and the living room looks like a bedroom!

looking forward to tomorrow meeting Sarah up town... in Aylesbury, then its the bus all the way to Watford! on the look out for slippers for Mom, bought her a pair today in Watford, she tried them on, didn't fit so i took them back and got the later bus home... the quickest returns of an item to the shop maybe!

so... mañana amigos... y adieu and ciao! ok enough, getting tired and rambling like a crazy thing... who feels slightly numb at the same time... take care...

TTFN
Marian

5 comments:

Carol said...

Oh good heavens, girl, YOU take care!

Does all this mean you will have to live in England, Marian?

Marian said...

Carol... only me here, franco and pippa keeping the home fires burning back in spain... franco has to work, and its six months to get pet out of spain with its rabies laws, or the english rabies laws i guess?

the pain of missing franco and pip is a physical pain...and it hurts...

so no, i am home alone, till mom comes back home...

Pia said...

Carol, maybe you can help...is the cross made of a reed mentioned in Marian's post a St. Brigid cross do you think? I'd never seen one, so I looked it up here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigid%27s_cross

Have a look, Marian...is that what it looks like? How funny that I just read a post about these here: http://lessdarknessmorecandle.blogspot.com/2010/01/012610.html

Marian said...

Pia.. checked out Bridid's Cross.. mush more ornate than this one, i took some photos just now and will publish shortly...
take care,mxx

Marian said...

This is weird, I am commenting on my own Blog for heavens sake!

I am reading these past entries, from a year ago, cannot believe where the time has gone, and reading this how many spelling errors, or just plain mistakes I was making along the way... the rocky way it was...

And no doubt I will read this in another years time.. ad infinitem!