Gestärkt war ich nach einem frühmorgendlichen Spaziergang im schwindenden Nebel in den "Pflegetag" gegangen, und habe den Tag mit einem Sprung in den Steinsee abgeschlossen.
So, apart from cooking her food - which is a time-waster at the best of times, when she claims she is not hungry - I had to hunt down the local TV lord begging for a new pair of earphones, which took three working days. Plus there is the endless rounds of visitors that need to be given coffee etc. - all these things that don't even count as "caring". Last night she lay on her bed "I don't think I can eat anything", only to ask, five minutes later "haven't you got anything for me?". I have a feeling she isn't ready just yet for the long good-bye. And I think of my sister whose motto in life is: I want to outlive my mother.
I went for a lovely long walk, bidding good-bye to the oppressing fog and a big hello to the sun.
So, I made her a quick batch of her favourite biscuits. Job done.
Das sind Mütterleins Lieblingsplätzchen, die gehen immer: einfache Mürbteigkekse nach der Formel 3:(Mehl) 2:(Butter)1:(Zucker) mit Zitronenguß.
These are my Mum's favourite biscuits, easy to make, easy to eat, following the 3:(flour) 2:(butter)1:(sugar) formula and topped with a lemon icing.