. . . I've had four - or is it 5? - nights of it. BIG chunks of sleep, as in 4 hours awake each night, worrying and fretting. Had one of those fall asleep for ten minutes and then still awake at 3 a.m. nights. Hate those. Still trying to sort out the IPA. I read online that a Social Worker can do it so I phoned them this morning. They've just phoned back and suggested alternatives. If they were our only choice we could be waiting months for an appointment and that won't do. They have suggested the Parkinsons nurse - who I thought of but discounted as she was part of the Surgery team and they told me the Surgery don't do LPAs. I spoke to them this morning asking whether Keith's appt. or medication we asked for (to slow down saliva production) could be brought forward and explained why. Fingers x'd now - she's not in until tomorrow. I've now left a message about the LPA for her too.
Some positive news anyway, as Tam and Jon have got the keys to their new home. Just a little modest ex Council property in a small close of houses, but in a quiet spot near fabulous walks and they won't know themselves after being at the mercy of the vagaries of the renting market for so long. Plus she will have her first GARDEN all of her own, so she'll be over the moon about that. They'll be able to decorate it as they want, hang up paintings and make it their own.
Now I need to go and post a New Home card and her birthday card and can't wait for them to send some photos of how it's looking. I'm not sure if Keith is up to the 3 hour return trip to go and see it, but we'll see. He's just taking the CBD oil at night now as it makes him quite drowsy, but it's early days yet.
I saw a tortoiseshell and white cat out in the paddock this morning, with Pippi beside her. I called Pippi and they both disappeared through the bushes into next door's garden. Then Pippi rushed up from a different direction, so it looks like a mum and well-grown kitten. This must have been the one that Danny saw a month ago when he went out to investigate a cat fight. He said he saw Alfie (or L. Whale?) and other cat sat side by side, so obviously it had been noticed it was a girl, and no threat. I do NOT need two more cats to feed, let alone two cats and a possible new litter . . .