Good news for my family: My Dad is coming home today!! He has made great progress over the past two weeks at the rehab clinic, and I am very proud of him - it must have been really hard work to get to where he is now. There is still room for improvement, of course, and we are sure that returning to his familiar environment will give his mind another boost, and further increase his motivation to continue working on his physical condition.
Unfortunately, I won't be there to welcome him, as I am out of town for work for the next two days, and there are two more work-related events I am supposed to attend later this week. But as soon as I can, I'll pop in with my parents to see how my Dad has been settling in. Actually, I think it is good for my parents to have time to themselves at first, before the round of visitors begins!
So, it looks like my biggest Christmas wish this year - to have my Dad back with us, and him really being my Dad again - is coming true.
Now I've said it: The C-word... some of you dread it, I know from your blogs. I love it, as you know from my blog. It is still a bit over two weeks until the opening of my home town's Christmas Market, but it has turned cold enough now to see the first frost appear on my neighbour's lawn, as spotted this weekend from my kitchen window.
So far, November has been very colourful and not at all the grey, dreary month it is often thought of. Here is photographic evidence :-)
At quarter past 7 on the 10th of this month, this was the morning sky as seen from my bedroom window:
And here the view from my kitchen window:
A walk with O.K. around the perimeter of his village on the 11th:
The mountain range in the distance are the Vosges:
It was foggy on the morning of the 14th, as you can tell from this (yes, another one!) view from my kitchen window:
The mulberry tree in front of my bedroom lights up the day with its yellow leaves, no matter how thick the fog is:
After visiting my Dad yesterday, walking from the clinic to the train station, my Mum and I came across this car - look at the license plate! I don't think I've ever seen a car bearing my name :-)
I hope November is full of colour for you, too.