Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Things Today

Life is not always about things, but sometimes shopping is on the agenda and tourists like me must buy things. My time is running out, and now my priority is shopping. I like the villages and towns, all which are abundant with shops, and most business areas have sea fronts. Above, you see the handmade soap i bought today. Someone took me to the Mornington Market and bought a few things and had a look at what I want to buy next Wednesday.

one vendor had skillfully cut brand new sweatshirts and combined the colors to make them look like jackets, so I bought one as a gift.

You might remember that I spoke of coloring books for adults. Here is one i bought my mother.


I am going to Spotlight, a fabric store, in the morning, and I am trying to get more rest so am laying down the rest of the day.


View of a Mornington street,

And another house and matching fence.

we have found a lovely assisted living place and are pleased that it is all working out. I feel weary enough to book myself into a care unit but for respite i am planning to spend the rest of the time aggravating my siblings equally by staying with them by turns.


The "Park People" have been so helpful to me. When I first came, residents re regularly asked me if they could take me anywhere I needed to go. After being out with Betty a full day, I agreed to go somewhere with someone else, but in just two hours i was tired and ready to return to my abode. My tour guide protested: "You went out with Betty for 6 hours yesterday and I never heard anything about you asking to return home!" This is a seniors caravan park and they are all waiting to take me somewhere. They are the best tour and shopping guides.

Betty gives me advice, prefaced by the words: This is your mother speaking!



Farrah said...

Is your mother in assisted living?

Lydia said...

Not yet but have booked one that the family is happy with. My mother needs more assistance and services than family is qualified to give her but they will all see her daily, as the did when she lived in her caravan. She does not want to live with any of her children because she had been independently living for quite. Number of years and just wanted her own place. We found something with a nice bay view and own apartment with assistance, in a retirement village.

Lynn M. said...

Your rest periods give me the idea that I too should do that...
Also, glad to learn you have helped your mother with a better place to live now. I do hope she is pleased too and will be happy there.

It should be nice to visit now with your siblings your last week there?

anonymous said...

I have never seen a person make such good use of their time as you have on this trip. I admire that. I suppose you have traveled enough in your life you know how to plan for it and make such good use of it.

How do you do that? Maybe that will be a good subject of a future blog??

Thank you for sharing with us about your trip and how things are going for you. You are greatly missed.

Blessings, Mrs. J.

Carlotta said...

Hope you enjoy the rest of your time. Again, I am sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

I'm with Mrs. J....I think a blog post (when you're back home) about making the most of your time while traveling would be very helpful. :)