Friday, 2 November 2012

Friday 2nd November - Counting blessings

We've been to visit my mother in hospital. Every day brings a small improvement. (I'm ignoring the setbacks - I might as well have been christened Pollyanna!). Every day brings its blessing, if you manage to see it, or choose to see it.

Pollyanna [DVD] [2003]

Today's improvement is how much better she looks, and the conversations we enjoyed together about the get well cards which are arriving. The physio came, and showed me how to do the gentle stretching that needs to be done on her paralysed - "disregarded" - left arm. I can do this for her over the weekend, when the physios are not around.

Today's blessings were several - the lovely autumn colours of the trees when the sun was shining, and the dramatic cloudscapes when the sun wasn't shining,

and the inky blue-black skies as darkness fell while we were coming back from the hospital.

The final blessing came courtesy of the cat.

She has been rather neglected recently, and we have not been grooming her as thoroughly, or as often, as we should. This means only one thing... FURBALLS... Aaaargh. True to form, we found a bit of a mess over the edge of the settee. On closer inspection, we discovered that she had managed to deposit the worst of it into an empty gift bag that had fortuitously been left exactly in the right position beside the settee. It was the work of the moment to sponge down the upholstery, fold up the bag, and dump the lot into the bin.

Moral of the story - NEVER put anything away, ever. Chances are you will wish you had left it exactly where it was.


  1. Dear Kirsten, I've only just caught up,with your blog and read this post and your previous. Just wanted you to know I'm thinking of you and your mother, and all those round you (including the cat!). Prayers and blessings for you all.

    1. Thank you so much. The many loving messsges, offers of help and prayers have been a great blessing and comfort.

  2. Your cat reminds me so much of our late lamented GP cat, Choppy!

    Kirsten, you and your mother and family are very much in my prayers.