Monday, 8 May 2017

Coming home

I arrived at my parents' place just after noon on Friday, finding them both there, albeit they had only gotten home from the hospital about a quarter of an hour earlier. In other words, my Mum was home. As I said the operation had gone a lot better than expected, although it had been a bigger operation. There are still some issues that need to resolve themselves naturally, but she was home and that was the biggest thing. Much better to recuperate at home in your own environment than on a ward with men and women and beeps and bleeps and alarms at all hours of the day and night. 

On Saturday my sister (who had arrived late Friday) and I did some errands for my Mum before heading to a friend of ours who took us to see an uncle of hers who had recently lost his wife. A nice man, although religion was a subject better avoided he said. I suggested politics and was met with a fairly stony glare. We settled on dogs (he used to show border collies with his wife and there were still four running about the place) and his old job. Lovely afternoon. 

On Sunday we took it easy, a bit of late grocery shopping for me, a bit of reading, a bit of television and a bit more reading. My Mum took regular bed breaks, because even though the operation went fine, she still tires very easily. Even when my sister and I were NOT there!

This morning I was dropped by my Dad at the train station, before heading back home to Norway. Train, plane and plane. Some grocery shopping and back to Miss Oswin. Who was so glad to see me, she was out the door before I had the chance to say hello! Ah well, the weather is good, so it's fine. 

Tomorrow it's back to work again. The next time I will see my parents will be when I drive (yes, with my little car) home in August for a week's holiday. 


  1. Hari OM
    That sounds like it was a great mini-break as well as a reassuring one for you. Border collies eh? I like the man!!! Hope your work week runs smooth. YAM xx

    1. It was a lovely mini-break for me. Seeing that my Mum was doing good and seeing my Dad and my sister again as well. Really great.

  2. Good news to hear your Mum is home, she'll get better quicker there!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx
    PeeS I've checked and Bears are VERY welcome in York Brom!

  3. Glad you got to see your mom and that it went well!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  4. Glad to hear you mom is doing well and you had a good visit home.

  5. It's nice that you are close enough to get home like that although I guess airplanes make a lot of us closer -- theoretically anyway. Glad the trip went well, and Mom seems to be doing well.

  6. Sounds like maybe no H during the visit. Glad you found your mom doing good for what she went through.


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