Hi. Sometimes hot and sunny weather is very pleasant, but sometimes like today for me, it just gets a bit too much.
The grass is parched and yellow everywhere you look. We really need rain. We can’t remember when it last rained. David can’t remember when he last wore trousers instead of shorts. I can’t remember when I last wore jeans or took a cardigan anywhere. It’s hot, hot, hot. Tomorrow will still be hot but a little less intense, and then Tuesday onwards we’re back to a far more comfortable 25 degrees C I believe.
David has done a great job feeding and watering the hanging baskets throughout this hot period. They’re looking marvellous.
Last night we had our first barbecue of the summer. Don’t ask me why we didn’t get around to it until now. I guess I have been pretty busy with other things.
We enjoyed it, ate well and drank a little too much wine..
We had Arran Pilot new potatoes I’d grown myself. They’re delicious.
I’m trying to relax a little in between the work for my parents and my normal work, but it is hard at times. I was very upset on Friday when the care home called to tell me my Mum had tested positive for Covid. She is only 2 weeks post op from her hip surgery. She is in isolation, completely miserable and lonely, crying on the phone to me and desperate to see me. Thankfully she doesn’t seem to have any Covid symptoms as yet. I told the staff not to tell her she has Covid if she doesn’t have symptoms so as not to worry her. She is getting very confused about the isolation though. I’ve told her it’s to keep everyone safe as there are some poorly people in the home at the moment. I am still allowed to see her but alas I can’t. My Dad is very vulnerable and I am taking him to medical appointments this week so I can’t risk catching Covid from my Mum and passing it to him. I have to constantly weigh up the priorities and needs of each of my parents. Who do I choose to save? It’s a tough call. I love them both of course.
For now it’s time for a little siesta before dinner. I do hope you’re keeping well Xx