The second week of September has gone by - so the second week of LSNED has passed also. It's been a quieter week than the first, with a number of interesting small lessons.
I haven't finished all my pages yet - a task for this evening, then I will photograph them and blog them. However, here's a quick summary of my LSNED Week 2.
I've decided to blog about this here, as the Blog Page Diary idea isn't really working out.
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Wednesday 8th September
My mum was on the mend by Wednesday. She was eating meals, managing her own breakfast and able to cope with getting her tea, if I set things up for her. I spent the middle part of the day with her, doing jobs and making her mid-day meal.
However, I was not in such great shape myself! After seven solid days of caring for my mother, I was reaching the point of exhaustion. I couldn't sleep properly and felt immensely stressed.
On Wednesday morning, my friend called for me and we went for our regular walk round the village. Bless her, she listened to me letting off steam for the whole walk! I got home and said "I have just moaned my way round the whole village!". She just said it didn't matter, she thought it had done me good and came in for a cup of coffee and a (relaxed!) chat. Amazingly, that bit of a release made me feel so much better. I was really grateful to her for listening and just being there when I needed a friend. It made the rest of the day so much easier to cope with.
The lesson: It's Wonderful to have a Friend to listen and understand.
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Thursday 9th September
Another day looking after my mum. By Thursday she was a lot better and managing very well, so I didn't have much to do, other than make her some lunch and tidy up a few things.
That morning I had woken at 6:30am, from a weird dream about electrical goods (bear with me here...). A week before the toaster had suddenly refused to work. We had a week with no toast and I was going to return the toaster to the shop, as it was only a few months old. I had tried plugging it into a different socket and checked inside to see if any of the wires seemed to be damaged, but all looked okay. Well, I woke up with the realisation that I had not checked the fuse inside the plug.
Of course, when I changed the fuse, the toaster worked fine! Duh!