May 19 2006
After I picked up Alison from Schiphol airport, I immediately transported her to see my mother in Nijmegen (120 km by three trains and one very expensive taxi).
My mother was glad to see her again, the last time they saw each-other was almost a year and a half ago at my mother’s 80th birthday. My mother is feeling much better now she gets morphine for the pain in her paralysed leg. The only downside is that she’s a bit distant and our conversations aren’t very lively anymore.
Alison made her a nice scarf and she was very happy with it. I don’t think she’ll wear it very often since it’s quite hot in her room, with big windows towards the South West and there is not enough personnel in the nursing home to lower the sun blinds when it gets too hot…