I'm not spending Christmas Day with Mum this year. Bringing her to my home isn't possible any more: she wouldn't be able to manage the stairs to get to the bathroom. Besides, over the past year she has increasingly looked lost or unhappy when out of her new home and has visibly perked up when returned to its familiarity. The alternative is for me to spend the day at the Home with Mum and the rest of the residents (yes, they're all celebrating Christmas there rather than going to their relatives). I must admit that I'm choosing me this year and spending the day cooking a big meal with friends.
Merry Christmas All
[photo is the doorway into Mum's room, with cards]