Ideally my body needs 10 hrs sleep… realistically this is not going to happen if one has to leave for work before 7am; return after 6pm and expects to have anything else in life other than work and commuting.
Having arrived back from Oz late on Saturday night there was some serious jetlag happening this morning when my alarm went off after less than 8 hours restless sleep last night.
I could not believe I had only been at work for one hour when I got an email from my mother saying that my father was in hospital. And, at that stage, he had been in hospital for a day!
I immediately sent an email to my sister, because my mother had gone to bed as soon as she hit "send", asking what she knew – though of course by then she was also in bed. When sister woke this morning she also had an email from my mother and by then my father had been in hospital for another 8 hours!
I think my family lives inside the CIA!
My father will have some tests tomorrow to see why he continues to get stomach "bugs" (vomits) which his frail body can not handle.
My mother is driving a couple of hour's north today to keep an appointment with an eye specialist. She is a tough old thing my mother – I hope I have a lot of her genes – my father has proven to have a very strong mind but some pathetic physical genes.
My sister has just sent me a phone number for my father's bedside – I must ring him and tell him that I am really way too tired to fly all the way back, so he just better get well!