A rare non-posting day for me again yesterday, I was up North again at the mother-in-laws (got to get used to that description instead of the in-laws). The mother-in-law’s house is now very quiet and mostly tidy, which is a strange comparison to what it used to be like. The brother-in-law and his family, who live near to the mother-in-law came to visit to, I have a feeling that actually (although she was perfectly welcoming) the poor woman could do with some space. Her mother is also ill and in hospital and so has been dealing with that at the same time. We went to visit Mr. Lacer’s Grandma as well, in a very dreary hospital. It’s funny isn’t it, how you spend your whole life looking up at the people ahead of you on life’s path, the big kids at school, the graduates, the newly marrieds, with hope and ambition and then you get to a certain point in your life and you see what’s ahead of you; loss, bereavement followed by ill health and ageing, suddenly you want to stay exactly where you are.
On a brighter more cheery note, we’re off to Ikea today, hopefully buying a midi-sleeper for Girl Lacer so that Boy Lacer can move out of his cot and into her bed.