Monday, April 22, 2019
Over the last couple of weeks I have been stressed, mostly about my changes at work, for example, going from a full time employee to a casual employee, less hours less money. But my lovely son came to the rescue and took me away for the long weekend to visit my mum.
My mum is in a nursing home quite a distance from my home, so I don't get to see her very often, it was to be a surprise but when we got there the nursing home was on lockdown due to a gastro outbreak, everyone was sick, I was very disappointed that I had travelled all that way and not been able to see mum, but after the initial upset, I rang the village, the lady I spoke to said that mum had been sick but she may be OK to come outside to see us. So we went again on Sunday to see her, at first she said she was too sick to come out, but then I told the nurse to tell her that her great grand daughter is outside, dying to meet her and she needs to come see us, even if only for a short time. Finally she relented, had a shower, tidied herself up, and came out side for a visit. Of course we took precautions to ensure that none of us got sick, but after we were there for about 30 minutes she said that this visit made her feel a lot better. I, of course, was glad that the trip was not a wasted one, it is an 8hr drive from my home to where she is, that is why we have to stay at a hotel.
Mum was not feeling well but she looked great, I have not seen her for about three years, and Ruby (my granddaughter) has never met her.
I love visiting mum, because she lives in an area where I can go for my morning walks along the waterfront whether it be a river or the beach. So I am feeling a lot more relaxed and ready to face my work changes. There is nothing like a sea change or even just a change of scenery to perk a person up. I would love to live near the coast, but unfortunately I live inland, but I will make this change part of my retirement plan when the time comes.