Monday, 11 April 2011

We're off

I have had quite a chilled weekend.  Saturday, I spent delivering birthday prezzies that were late.  I can blame being ill but no it still happens....oops!

In the evening Holly and I went to Inverness to see Sucker Punch.  I wasn't sure I was going to like it but it was brilliant.  That and a core sundae and we were in heaven.  I know, it doesn't take much does it?

Sunday was spent, chilling and packing for our stay at the hospice, Rachel House.  We leave today and will be away til Thursday.  So don't expect any posts between now and then!

I am nervous and excited at the same time. I suppose it's just because it's the unknown. Once I have been, it will be better.  They told me to expect to feel quite drained after the first trip because they will have so many questions for me as they learn all about Jack and how to care for him. More than anything I am looking forward to just getting to spend time with him without constantly thinking that he needs fed, changed etc.

It is about a 3 hour drive to get there and we need to arrive no earlier than 3pm. So no doubt tomorrow night I will literally fall into my bed with exhaustion as I have so much to do before I go.

My dad is looking after the pooches, Shiloh and Loki, so I need to get them over to him first thing, collect Jack's meds from the chemist, pick him up from respite, take him home, unpack his respite bag and repack it with all the stuff I have laid out in his bedroom.  I have a list as long as my arm as packing for Jack is like a major expedition!

Wish me luck :)


  1. Aw, sweetheart - you don't need luck. If anyone can do this and do it GREAT it is you, I know. I sense you are nervous, but it is going to be fine.

    Glad you had a fun weekend - please take care and don't forget to breathe :)

    Hugs and love. Take care and we will see you when you return.

    Good thoughts for you and yours.

  2. Good luck, Lynne...I am sure the staff there will be lovely and,as you say, once you know exactly what it is like and see the place, the staff and how they care for Jack you will feel more at ease xxx I know the word'Hospice' means many things to many people and you have spoken before of the sadness/unsettled feelings you have had regarding this aspect of Jack's care but maybe if you think of it as a supportive/caring extra for Jack it might help. Thinking of you a lot this morning, Lynne xxx

  3. Wow girl, seems your engine is reved up to maximum with so much on your plate. I know this is normal for you and since you are "Wonder Woman" anyway, all should be just fine. I will probably be in severe Lynne withdrawal by the time you return but I suppose I will get over it. As Skippy said don't forget to breathe and know without a doubt that you Holly & Jack are loved all over this small world and we will be with you in spirit.

  4. Hope all goes well :) Be looking forward to hearing all about it when your return. Take it easy!

  5. I'm always a little weary of the unknowns (whatever they may be) too. I am a control freak and a planner to the nth degree. But sometimes I have to remind myself to "just show up" and go with the flow. It's Ok to let other people be in charge sometimes.Hope all goes well and that it turns into the kind of happy experience that could can look back on and say, "We did it, that was a piece of cake!" Hugs! - G

  6. how did i miss this post?

    so sorry im late to comment, but skippy is right, no luck will do and be fine!

    i will miss you, as will tucker, when/while you are gone, but will be right here all wiggly jiggly and happy on your return...

    you are in my thoughts!

    big hugs and all that stuff!
    (oh and lickity likity from tucker...)

  7. Должен признать, тот кто писал ништяк накропал.

    Прикольный сайт! Все цивильно сделано.

  8. Skippymom - you were so right, I didn't need luck :)
    Eternal Optimist - Linda, I took your words on board and they helped...a lot.
    Odie - I remembered to breath, I did as I was told for once!
    Kellie - thanks
    Georgina - I went with the flow and just chilled, it was good.
    Bruce - thanks for the hugs and lickity licks :)
    Anon - thanks


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