Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Busy Weekend

It was a busy weekend here with the football grand final being played.

Our Dyke Friend from Launceston visited us on Friday as there is always a grand final party she has to attend along with her annual heart transplant health check at a major hospital. In the days after her heart transplant medical bills began to arrive. She protested to a visiting social worker, who switched her over to being a public patient and she has barely paid a thing since.  She stayed with us for two nights and was great to see her and spend some time with her.

BAD has returned from her cruise, and when our Dyke Friend's ex suggested a Thai restaurant for a catch up meal that was a couple of minutes walk from BAD's digs, BAD said, come here first for a drink and nibbles, so we did. Our Dyke Friend's ex had her fit and glam 83 old year old mother with her and had to be shown around BAD's posh abode public areas. I had forgotten how nice it really is.  This was Friday, a public holiday on the eve of football grand final. The food at the restaurant was great and quite cheap, but it was so busy and so noisy. We waited for a long time for our food. I will go back there, but not on a busy night. BAD hated it and as soon as she finished her meal, I walked her back home.

I had to get up at 5am to get ready for work, so I only had a couple of glasses of wine. R only had one, which is just as well as just before we dropped our Hair Dresser Friend at home, he was breathalysed by the police. I was in bed by 10.45, but I did feel a bit weary at work the next day after rising at 5am.

R went to South Melbourne to do our normal Saturday shopping and our Dyke Friend walked a few kilometres to Aldi in Inkerman Street St Kilda for some things she can't get in Launceston as there is no Aldi there. She caught a tram home and went off to her grand final party. I arrived home from work at 4 and caught bits of the football final on tv. Dyke Friend arrived back at about 6 and we had takeaway pizza and by 9.30 we all headed for bed.

Sunday morning R and I took the car out for a wash, some brunch at Station Pier and a visit to a chemist for a medication for Mother, while our Dyke Friend walked around Albert Park Lake, about 5.3 kilometres. She is so fit. By the time we returned, she was nearly ready and dressed for us to drop her off in Albert Park for a Japanese meal with ex Melbourne workmates. From there a married friend would pick her up and she would stay with her for the night before her hospital appointment on the Monday and late afternoon she would fly home.

Ok, I would be exaggerating to say that we continued on to the hospital where Mother is staying with the car overflowing with her medications and clean knickers that I had washed but that is what we did. The general wards are closed at weekends, so Mother had been moved to the Rehab area. Her face is so bandaged, she looks like Elephant Man. As is par for the course, contact with Mother left R ranting about her. My reply, yes dear, but what can we do? She is my mother and it is only you who has huge problems with her. Her own children just ignore her nonsense.

17 comments:

  1. It does indeed sound like a very busy weekend. And like the parson's egg, good in parts. Most parts from the sound of it.

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    1. EC, yes it was ok. That's funny. I always thought it was curate's egg, but then parson is the same I suppose.

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  2. Did I miss what happened to your Mother? I guess I did. Hope she is out of the rehab soon. But I know better than to say back to her old self!
    Sounds like a nice meal out. We have Opticians Appointments on Thursday and I want to go out for Chinese Food.
    Got my Flu shot yesterday and have a 101.5 (roughly 38.6 degrees C) temperature this morning.
    Tell me, was the Flu Shot in Australia accurate this year? I read an article recently that says that you get the first doses of the vaccine and we get the next. Your Flu season forecasts ours.

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    1. Maribeth, that sounds very hot for this time of the year for you. You are about to enter Autumn.

      I thought ours was developed after the flu period in Europe. I really don't know. There were two this year, and early batch and then a later improved batch. I haven't heard of much in the way of flu over this winter past.

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  3. Small world :) I shop at Aldi in Inkerman Street as well. The items are displayed in a slightly random fashion, but there are things there I cannot get elsewhere.

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    1. Hels, aren't all Aldi store goods displayed in a random fashion? There are quite a few things we cannot get in Aldi and have to go to Woolworths or Coles.

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  4. I dislike Aldi stores, they have catalogues in which items on special are for a certain day only and even if you get there when the store opens, often they don't have any left, or didn't get them in. And, like you mentioned to Hels, everything is randomly stuffed into bins along the centre of the store and it's so hard to find the one thing you are wanting. The regular stuff like fruits, meats, dairy etc are always around the perimeter, but I don't buy those.
    Why is your mother's face bandaged?

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    1. River, we don't normally bother with those specials, but I do see many people do. There are certainly bargains to be have from what I have seen. Can I spell basel cell carcinomer? Probably not, but that is what she has had removed from her face, two, four days apart.

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    2. I remember you said she was having skin cancers removed, just didn't realise they were on her face.
      That's basal cell carcinoma, for the spelling.

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  5. Good to hear that BAD is back; for a while I thought her travelling was permanent.

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    1. Cro, and to my surprise, she really enjoyed the ever so long cruise. She stayed up late and partied, found all the gay boys to kiss, while her travelling companion went to bed early.

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  6. Nice and busy weekend ! Never mind to sons mothers are always complicated !

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    1. Gattina, as you are one, I will take your word for it.

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  7. Going to bed at nearly 11:00 and getting up at 5:00 sounds like my schedule on clinic days, if I mess up and don't get to bed on time. And then I"m grouchy all day from being sleep deprived if I don't take a nap. I like Thai food and a couple of decent restaurants have started up selling it here, even a food cart. I've gone there twice but since I can't afford it but like it very much, I have begun cooking it myself here. Very good!

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    1. Strayer, that was a bit too short sleep even for me. There must be so many recipes online for Thai food and here at least, the ingredients are readily available.

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  8. A very busy weekend.
    Hope your Mom has a speedy recovery and doesn't give you and R too much trouble :)

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    1. Sami, she should be on her way home today, Thursday.

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