Thank you once again for all your encouraging comments, I'm pleased to say having spoken to Mum this morning, she's sounding much brighter and less depressed. Her urine infection is no better, but she's only been on the antibiotics 3 or 4 days and she frequently needs several courses to get rid of it completely. On the subject of meals on wheels, I did look into it but Mum's local area are not accepting any more referrals! Between us though, I think sister and I can make enough meals to keep her going at least until she's well enough to start doing her own meals again. We just need to keep checking that she is actually eating every day.
I've made a start on a new crochet project:-
Can you tell what it is yet?!
Here's another view:-
It is, or will be, a poncho. I have fond memories of a poncho my Nanna crocheted me when I was a child, I absolutely loved it. The colours definitely wouldn't be to my taste now though....it was orange and brown (it was the late 1960s/early 1970s after all!). I'm doing it in this lovely purple flecked Stylecraft Extra Special DK. It's hooking up quite fast, I'm sure I'll have it finished by the time the colder weather comes! (I hope).
We've had a little rain this afternoon, although it's been gloomy and cloudy since I got up this morning. We had no rain during the night, despite it being forecast, and certainly none of the thunderstorms that I know some areas had. The garden certainly needs the rain, even though OH waters every day.