Thank you all for your mails wondering where I'd gone to. Well, nowhere really. We've been busy socially and away for the past two weekends, but to be to be honest, my creative juices had dried up. In turn it put me off reading my fellow bloggers journal's............. Sorry guys.
This weekend was going to be a weekend of catching up with journals, washing, cleaning, bill paying etc but the Friday before last I got a call from Phil's 90 year Mum Florrie
'Is that you boy?'
'Um yeah Flo, wassup?'
'Well, instead of you coming to see me next time, can I come and stay with you?'
'Ummmm, yeah ok, what's the problem?'
'Oh nuffin, no it doesn't matter'
'Well it does Flo, cos if you don't tell me I can't come over and pick you up ok?'
'Well....... pauses, I'm lonely'
Oh my God, it was like someone shoving a knife in me, I felt so bad.
Last October, she fell over putting her milk bottles out, yeah, we still have milk delivered here.
She shattered her hip, smashed all her face in and broke her arm in four places. We were on holiday at the time but fortunately, Phil's brother was at hand so she wasn't alone for long.
Since that time, we go and see her regularly and also took her to my folks at Christmas. She does get visitors everyday, but who say's you can't still be lonely huh? That's a bad state of mind to be in.
I promised to go pick her up to stay this weekend just to get her out and see something different.
When I told Phil, he went mad and said he couldn't afford to take time off work. No problem, I'll pick her up and take care of her, we'll have a good old fashioned Mum and son in law bonding sesh, a girly weekend!
I was up at 5 am on Saturday morning to drive over to hers and then bought her all the way back home. We went shopping and I let her choose what she wanted to have for lunch today, then we walked the mall singing doing the Lambeth walk. I swear people thought we'd been let out of the nut house. By the time we got back, I was just as exhausted as she was.
To see that old girl smile and laugh the way she has warmed the cockles of my heart, I realized it's gonna come to us all eventually.
Yesterday afternoon she had a little kip and last night I cooked dinner for her and we sat and watched the film she'd picked. I am Legend with the hunky Will Smith (unghhh)
Why she picked that I don't know but I suspect he does the same for her as he does for me ;-)
She talked all the way through the bloody film and then screamed out everytime a mutant came on the scene, by the time the film had finished, we'd both filled our knickers three times with fright lolol.
I put her to bed at 10.30, weary and tired myself I fell asleep on the couch then dragged my sorry arse up stairs about midnight.
Phil came in at 6 a.m. and I was up to make him a cuppa to take to bed with him.
That's when he dropped the bomb shell.
'What time are you running my Mum home tonight?' he asked.
'Ummm, I was hoping that you could take her back so I can have a bit of me time and catch up with a few things?'
His parting words were 'you invited her up for the weekend, I didn't. So you can take her back home too'
With that, he picked up his tea and went to bed.
I can't repeat what what I said under my breath, but he's right, I did ask her up, so tonight I'll take her home and then drive all the way back.
Then when I finish hacking my husbands miserable moaning body to bits with a rusty chainsaw, I'll clean up and watch the Desperate House wives episode I've taped with a nice glass of wine.
Love ya. PP xxxxxx