Oyome-san cooked today to give Yujiro a break.
I used zucchini a student gave me and our own tomato harvest to make veggie spaghetti for lunch. We managed to keep Okaasan OFF the subject of Hula Dance.
For dinner I cheated and bought a packet at the supermarket, it's a Chinese thing of cold chicken slices on cucumber with a sesame sauce - served up with tofu and sweet corn, miso soup and rice. And again we stayed away from Hula Dance.
I went to the gym. But I only did the machines. My leg was swollen again and I couldn't face walking all the way down and up the stairs to and from the pool. Went to the hairdressers instead...and the homecare center to buy a small lawn mower. The grass is now so healthy it needs more than the handheld electric cutter! THAT'S a real lawn. All I need now is sunny weather to dry it out enough to cut it.
Okaasan went out walking a little. I dashed into her room while she was out and tidied out some of the old newspapers, the shopping receipts, the plastic bags....it's a real mess. I feel if we take out some of the stuff from the piles we'll stop it reaching the ceiling.
Called England to wish my Dad happy birthday - he is 86 years old. He'd been for a check-up and out to lunch with my step-aunt.
A little good news from my step-mum - the physiotherapists got her standing out of bed! Of course they were fully supporting her...and she only took one step to the next bed. But wow....standing!!
Is it too much to hope? Is she actually going to make progress? My step-uncle went to see the doctors yesterday for a doctor to doctor conversation, so I'm waiting to hear what they think.