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Weekly Smile – (TTC #979)

Last week saw the second anniversary of Dad’s final departure. To keep his memory alive, Boyfriend and I have been sorting the front and back lawns. He’d have loved that; he was always so proud of his. 🤗

I think he’d be quite impressed with our swathe of fragrant English lavender. The bees can’t resist its intoxicating lure either. As summer progresses, the swathe tends to flop over the pavement, making the pathway a little too narrow for passers by. So we purchased a bunch of bow metal garden supports with the aim of detaining them in our domain. 😃

Boyfriend went off for a rugby week away with the boys, so, I took the chance to visit me dear old Mum. I managed to get her a doc appointment (I KNOW – remarkable). Her right eye has been really gritty, the constant weeping was making her miserable. Amazing that such a small irritant has such an affect on your wellbeing. It was only a year ago, she was struggling to get better from an infection she contracted after breaking both hips in consecutive months. Anyway, the doc was great, listened carefully and organised a blood test to rule out any other potential ailments. It was so nice to see ‘me’ Mum smile again. 😊

This post includes Di’s Monday Three Things Challenge #979 The prompts: WEEPING, DETAIN, KEEP. Do click through for the rules if you too, would like to join in.

Post also linked to Trent’s Weekly Smile. Please do click through for the rules if you, too, would like to join in …


  1. Thanks Di, I don’t get to see Mum that often as she lives 2 hours away, so when I go, I stay over and end up sorting out one thing or another. She has helpers but I don’t think they bully her as much as I do!!! She’s always grateful … in the end! 🤣


  2. I didn’t get to see my Mum as often as I’d liked but then she was 300 miles away and the journey anything from 6 to 9 hours each way which we had to do in a day as my sister never offered to put us up and we couldn’t afford a hotel, especially with the dog. Sis also seemed to think we could ‘pop in’ at the drop of a hat and accused me of not caring and shirking my responsibility. She never visited us when we lived locally (8 miles) so had no idea of distance. Sad really as I loved my Mum to pieces and would have loved for her to come and live with us.

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  3. That’s so sad, my sis lives closer to Mum and will sort out all emergency issues at the drop of a hat. It kind of works as I can’t get there in an emergency but as I am there for a few days at a time, I can deal with her health and wealth.


  4. Mum and Dad moved in with my sister in 1995 and Mum stayed after Dad died in 1996 because it suited them both. Sadly dementia took hold in 2014 and in 2017 Sis put her in a home as she could no longer cope. Sadly Mum had a fall that Christmas and was admitted to hospital and passed away in January 2018. I haven’t seen or spoken to Sis since the funeral, our only contact being a card at Christmas and birthdays, if she remembers. Just the way it is I’m afraid.

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  5. I’ve tried and never forget her birthday or sending a card at Christmas. I’ve had belated birthday cards though, the last saying how busy she is and making plans for the next holiday down under.

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  6. Glad you got to see your mom and help her out. You are right that those types of things really hurt quality of life. On the other hand, compared to an infection from breaking both hips.. Now that sound serious!

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