|Minestrone soup and hot cheese scones from scratch for dinner tonight.|
Well it has been an eventful month-and-a-half mainly due to settling an elderly relative back into her home after she had a fall in her bathroom breaking her hip. The last four days in particular have been nothing short of frenetic.
We have visited the hospital every day for six weeks and of an evening have been back to her house cleaning, sorting, scrubbing, washing curtains and linen, scrubbing carpet, painting the walls and ceilings, sorting the kitchen, stockpile and linen press, paying incoming bills and accounts as well as running our normal life.
|We washed some of our vintage china tonight|
Now that she is home (last Wednesday morning) we have had to very quickly organise care alert systems (in case of another fall) and attend to all the last-minute safety recommendations listed by the OHS team from the hospital as well as lining up doctor and specialist's appointments post-confinement. We also had to restock the pantry, reconnect the phone, fix the NBN and organise all the accounts and ensure that she is truly safe and can function with much lower mobility levels. I have also had to hurriedly dismantle the shower screen for easier access too. We have had to purchase and install several mobility aids too. It can take six to twelve months to bounce back from a hip fracture we are told.
My Associate Director at work kindly allowed me half the week off on unplanned leave to get this sorted - for this I am very grateful.
|Baked cauliflower cheese|
Old age is not a crime, but it sure is no joke.
So today was our very first day at home all day in nearly seven weeks - pure luxury! We're tired - real tired....but happy that all the ducks are lined up (at least for now).
So if you have been wondering why things have been a bit quiet around these parts - that's why!
Take care folks and stay nice.