Saturday, May 08, 2021

Busy

I was a bit scared to tell R, but Sister asked if she and Jo could stay this Saturday night. R mumbled something but was ok with it. Last weekend Nephew imposed and this weekend Sister imposes. You can't say no to family, except for your own mother who I have told she can't stay here. She is hard work and has little respect for our home. She breaks things and adjusts our things to her way of thinking. R can almost deal with good guests in our home, but not difficult ones. I don't too much like the phrase 'go with the flow' but is kind of what I do.

Sister and Bone Doctor are kayaking or  canoeing on the Yarra River Saturday night. We will 'look after' the now very self sufficient Jo and then Bone Doctor will return to The Bellarine with canoes or whatever and Sister and Jo will stay here and go to see Mother on Sunday for Mother's Day. 

Mother has been in hospital for a week or so. It seems she has finally accepted some happy pills and is very chirpy. We will also see Mother on Mother's Day. There is a mass in her thyroid gland that one of the doctors is very concerned about. A biopsy has now been done but we don't know the result yet. 

I may get something together for a Sunday post, or maybe not.

26 comments:

  1. Going with the flow sounds pretty good to me.
    Guests are one thing, but difficult guests take it to a whole new level.
    I am glad that your Mother is chirpy (a phrase I don't often hear any more) and hope that the biopsy results are good.

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    1. We will see her tomorrow EC and miss out on the other family trip to Werribbee Zoo. I get a little annoyed with going with the flow when there is serious trouble.

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  2. When J's mother came to visit she would put things in the kitchen were they belonged, when she left I moved them back.

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    1. Travel, rearranging your kitchen takes it to a whole new level.

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  3. Family Dynamics And All But Way Concerned About The Growth - Keep Me In The Loop With The Results - Sending Love And Light

    Cheers

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    1. Padre, you never speak of immediate family. Do you have any?

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  4. Family life is a many splendored thing. Note sarcasm.

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    1. Yes Debby, indeed it is, and thank you for your response about the Amish. I still remain puzzled though.

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  5. I hope your mother's biopsy is OK.

    Fortunately, my place is really too small for anyone to want to stay over. Better to be the guest than the host, I always say.

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  6. You do sound busy.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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    1. Dora, either nothing happening or too much happening. Such is life.

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  7. Living in a flat makes it difficult to have guests sleep there.

    At the back of our house we have a very basic bedroom with its own toilet, shower and clothes rack. Guests are not under our feet.

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    1. Hels, with a lockable door in between I hope.

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  8. I'm kind of glad I only have the one bedroom here, no space at all for guests to stay, they have to visit then leave. I'm awkward with visitors, even family, so it's easier for me this way. I'm a social klutz.
    I do hope your mum is okay, a mass anywhere one shouldn't be is always worrying.

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    1. River, I am sure you are not quite as you paint. We will find out when we next visit Adelaide. No one seems concerned about the growth except one of doctors and me.

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  9. Enjoy your visitors and can understand not having your mum to stay.
    Hope that biopsy is ok, so good luck.

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  10. Hope the results make you happy!

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  11. I have shifted from a person who had many people stay to one who kind of resents it. Even those I love dearly. It's a lot of work and my place is small. And my solitude is impacted.

    So I do go with the flow when I must and put on the nice company face.

    I'm glad you mum is chirpy. I hope she sustains this state for your visit.

    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW, we become very selfish in our own company don't we. Thanks.

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  12. when I read your posts about family visits and trips I am kind of jealous. I never see anybody. Its nice to read about someone that does have family who get together, to know they exist. Also, I like the drama.

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    1. My family must confuse people at times Strayer. Well, even I get confused. Family is a good thing to have when you are older.

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  13. It can be difficult to play host, that's for sure.

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    1. Steve, especially for the one who does most of the work, which isn't me.

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