The truth in the old saying “Absence makes the heart grow fonder” is really being brought home to me this week.
My dear Sue, my partner and companion for the last 17 years went into hospital for an operation (surgery) yesterday. It was planned, and needed to fix a problem she has had for a while. It is not cancer, she will make a full recovery and almost certainly feel a lot more comfortable than she has felt over the last few months.
The doctor wants her to stay in hospital for 4 days and then she will be on light duties for 6 weeks, absolutely no lifting allowed.
So here I am, light years away from a time when I had to look after myself, never mind all the animals we have acquired. Perhaps fortunately, Sue has left me on my own a few times when she has gone to visit children in Europe, the last in 2010 for 3 weeks.
Amazingly, all the animals and I survived quite well, the laundry was done, dog and cats fed and cleaned up after, house cleaned (sort of), horses fed, groomed and ridden and their barn mucked out. I even got some work done, wood split and stacked. I cooked most days made sure I ate fruit and vegetables and did not lose much weight.
So yes, the household will survive for 4 days, but it is some how different when the special person in your life is lying in a hospital bed in some discomfort, instead of enjoying the company of family in a distant land.
I am really looking forward to her coming home.
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Just a short post today, squeezed in between housework, visiting the hospital and looking after 6 eccentric cats, 1 neurotic dog and 3 underworked horses.
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