Today's job for Mum was to order shampoo caps. The ordering is simple. Acknowledging things like this are needed is not quite so easy. First there's the realisation that she can't wash her hair any more. It's not a major catastrophe but it's one more thing she's unable to do for herself. The situation frustrates her and we have to talk it through without dwelling on it too much. I go along with her theory that if I order 3 and she uses one a week she might have some more strength by then to do it herself. Then I move the conversation on and ask her something about my garden or tell her about something that's happened at home.
I've cleaned the fridge and made jelly. Mum uses granules, I use the old fashioned cubes because you can pull a piece off and eat it. She enjoys a slice of cake and custard so I've bought 3 different ones to give her a choice. Cake of the day is lemon. I've told her she might not be feeling 100% but that doesn't mean she gets to eat it all. It's the sort of relationship we have. She'd throw me out if I was too kind to her.
I've got 6 flowering aquatic plants, a waterlily, 2 pond baskets and a bag of aquatic soil sat in a basket waiting for me to check them out. I might suggest to Amy and Thomas that they buy the plants for Mother's Day although they'd probably prefer to buy the fish. I'm really looking forward to setting up the container pond. It's not a huge or overly expensive project and I'm sure I'll get a lot of enjoyment out of it.
Can't believe it's the last day of February today. I'm an equinox girl rather than a meteorological one so for me Spring won't arrive until 20th March, but even so it will feel good to waking up to a new month.
Hope you've all had a lovely day. xx