Ma is home.
She is well.
With a prescription that has changed some of her medication,
so we shall see how she fares over the next few weeks.
She is glad to be home.
Pa is both relieved she is home
and ever so slightly put out that his week of eating what he likes, how he likes, when he likes, and not listening to my Ma 24/7 is at an end.
She never draws breath and cannot stand a silence.
She is back to being a non stop wall of sound.
Every day now he will be back to pretending he is going to the newsagents when really he is going to the bookies. Every day she knows he is going to the bookies.
Every day he will have to wear clean clothes and not slob around in his comfortable gardening/messing about trousers and shabby cardigan.
And after over 60 years of marriage, and their history, he would say to me as we drove to the hospital 'she drives me around the bend y'know......but I do miss her'.
Yet I do wonder how things would be if the boot were on the other foot so to speak......if he were in hospital.
I don't like to think about the future with regard to Ma and Pa really.
As trite a saying as it is, it is true that we really should just appreciate the moment and not worry about the past or the future.
With that in mind I am off to have a cold beer.