In the High Peaks

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Home Now after an Unexpected Absence

Nine days ago I packed up in haste and headed for Boston because my mother had a bad fall. Fortunately the bones she broke have not prevented her from moving forward to what we hope will be a complete recovery. Serendipitous. My mother is made of stern stuff and she is determined to return ASAP to her friends and home at her assisted living community. Mom will be 92 in five weeks.

I finished two comfort reads in the evenings in my hotel room and both were lots of fun and very relaxing--I is for Innocent by Sue Grafton and Rhys Bowen's Her Royal Spyness.
More to come!


  1. Glad your mom is on the road to recovery and you are back home again!

  2. Thank you, JoAnn. I'm thankful that she seems to have 9 lives! I'm also grateful that I have the time to take a few days off and just rest and read and take a daily walk--that's it.

  3. I hope that she isn't in too much pain and that she manages to make a full recovery.

  4. Thank you, Katrina, for your thoughts. They mean so much, I must say. Mom is doing better and better each day. I must say she has 9 lives. She broke her sternum and other very painful bones, but she's handled it all. Frankly, I don't know how she does it.

  5. That must have been scary for you. Both you and your mother are blessed that is she doing so well at her age. I am happy for both of you that it all turned out so well.

  6. Tracy, I do feel very blessed that I'm able to do things for my mother that actually help her. So often when loved ones age, there's not much we can do to help, so I have been thankful that I could make a difference.
    Thank you for your thoughts!