Friday, September 7, 2007

Tired and Tearful

I wasn't going to post tonight, but when I came home after a long day and saw all your wonderful comments, I really wanted to.

The TV buying was a brilliant success and we installed it in Mum's room and organised for Sky TV to be installed as well. Settled Mum down with the remote and an afternoon of programmes and came home , only to be phoned by the staff at her rest home to say that she had had a nasty fall in the bathroom and wanted me asap.

Today has been a day of visiting Doctors, x ray dept. and finally tonight A and E at our local hospital to have her elbow put in plaster. She has to be seen again on Monday by the orthopaedic surgeon to talk about surgery for her left arm.

Anyway.............aside from all this personal stuff,I took my latest copy of Interweave knits with me and a ball of wool and my four trusty little bamboo needles.I thought I would have a go at the socks knitted from the toe up...see I made a start


Claudia said...

Oh, I am sorry to hear about your Mum. I know my mum has quite a worry with my grandparents - they are fortunate that they have been able to keep going in their little flat. My grandad is 92 now and deaf as a post, but still sharp as a whip! I hope you are ok, and the cardigan looks wonderful on Arlo - what a devoted grandma you are!

Best wishes,

Anonymous said...

all the best to you and your family. hope your mom heals quickly. i saw the beautiful sweater you knit your grandson over at tiny happy. so pretty. you and your daughter are immensly talented ladies.

Meg said...

Oh dear, falls are bad. I am sorry. All part of aging I'm afraid. My college degree is in gerontology and I volunteer at the local senior center. Can't tell you how many times I went through this with my late Dad, and many senior friends. Life is a challenge at any age. A prayer for you that you will manage gracefully.


Sorry about your mom, i know how you feel because my dad needs so much help all the time...

Hey, teach us how to make socks... PLEASE!
hahahah I would love to learn:)

Zelia from Portugal

nicole said...

What a day for all of you. I hope you mother makes a speedy recovery.

Socks are always the best emergency knitting. Busy hands to diffuse the nervous tension and soothe the soul.

And I didn't get a chance to comment earlier, but the Debbie Bliss sweater for your grandson is so very nice. And it looks great on him (over at Tiny Happy)

caireen said...

Sorry to hear about all that, hope your mum recovers speedily... have something I'd like to send you, so can you email me your address - or should I just send to Melissa? ps no-one 'claimed' the big green bird, and I thought of it as soon as I got your comment that day, so it goes to you - maybe it can be for your mum's room ontop the tv? Cx

goosefairy said...

I am so sorry. What an awful way to end your day. I hope your Mother is going to be ok. Sending hugs and gentle pats your way.