Only 7 weeks after she left, she’s back again … it’s amazing how calming it is just having your Mum around – I think as ‘kids’ that will never change no matter how many years go by! We went straight from the airport to St Kilda for brunch for Mother’s Day, then had about 2 hours chatting time before I had to head to work. She made me laugh … an hour after arriving home she was decked out in her casual gear with her ‘pinnie’ on (her apron). When I got home from work around midnight I walked in to the flat to see the vacuuming and dishes done, as well as the load of washing I had sitting ready in the washing machine … yep, “she’s baaaaack”! She’s a trojan and can’t sit still … and she’s just what the doctor ordered for me this week! Here she is in action this morning when I got up … in my least favourite position in the world … standing at the ironing board! She just can’t stop herself! 😉
Just for interest’s sake Mum and I put the little baby spirit level from my tool kit onto the floor in the corner where I feel the ‘slope’ is … sure enough, if you look carefully you can see the little bubble in the centre sitting far off to the left, so it’s definitely not me imagining things. Mum was quite amazed at the difference in some of the cracks in the short time since she’s been gone … both of us can’t wait to see the bookcase moved so we can see the cracks behind it, and we’re going to take photos of the room once all the furniture is removed just for ‘interest’s sake’.
No more stitching has been done apart from about two lengths of thread in my turquoise and purple biscornu, so not worth showing (I did that at work to keep me awake). I’m moving to night shifts tonight, and have to admit to being a bit worried about them for a change – I’m going to try to get two hours sleep later today before I leave, as I didn’t sleep too well last night. We have a visitor coming in a few hours time, which is a new real estate agent doing a valuation for the owner, as the landlord is thinking of selling up … good luck to him!
I do have to admit to feeling slightly brighter already – having Mum here is going to be the best cure possible, and I’m so glad she was able to come over to help. Normally I have great difficulty accepting help, but I have to say I’m very very happy with this one! 😀