Mum feels like her whole life is surrounded by grey today. The skies got cloudier last night and there was a return of cold and wet weather, but that does not matter when it is a day off on Monday. Mum says there is some satisfaction to hearing the neighborhood get up and head to work while she can stay in her bed. Me - well I was awake at a feisty 8am and made sure my mum was waking up too.
She got herself up, showered and dressed and made some breakfast to eat on the couch. That was interrupted by a 21 gun salute just at the Governor Generals place across the road. Apparently the King and Queen of the Netherlands had popped in for a quick brunch and got a whole royal welcome.
Then mum took herself off into the city. She went to the cinema to see The Light Between Oceans. She enjoyed it a lot, mainly because she loved the book and the whole thing was a middle aged lady dream movie mum thought, and it bought tears to her eyes at the end. As it was raining heavily when she finished, she headed home which made me want my dinner as she entered the house. So I had my feast at 3:30pm. Sadly, mum ate her dinner at 4pm too. How sad are we?