If he wants to tell me something he thinks I won't like he sounds me out first. If he thinks I'm in a good mood he'll take a chance on telling me. Like he did a couple of days ago when he decided I should know that the toilet is outside...and it's a Turkish "squat" toilet. Deep breath...count to to 10...remain calm. I'm fine with it...yes honestly! I really don't mind having to rough it a bit for a while because I believe the end result will be worth it.
I'm really more concerned about the packing up and moving but there's really nothing I can do about it. I keep telling myself that if anything gets damaged or lost, it doesn't matter. They are only material things and not important. But somehow the feeling of anxiety just won't go away.
So I am trying to distract myself. Of course spending time with Billy helps...yes that's him on the right (gorgeous isn't he?).
My son-in-law's parents and I have been invited to dinner tomorrow night and my son-in-law is cooking. He is proving to be a wonderful husband and father and I am very impressed.
My daughter and son-in-law have been invited out for dinner on the 16th and have asked me to babysit. My daughter says there is no-one that she would be prepared to leave Billy with at this time, except me. So of course I am deeply honoured ...and delighted!
I've been using the time here to catch up with friends which is great. The friend I house-sat for a couple of weeks ago has asked me to go to shopping with her today, along with her sisters. This should be quite an experience. She has 4 older sisters....and 3 of them are looking for outfits to wear at my friend's son's wedding in July. I think my role will be to give my friend some moral support. I haven't seen any of her sisters since I moved to Turkey nearly 11 years ago so I'm quite looking forward to meeting up with them but I think the shopping itself could be quite exhausting.
I am naturally spending far too much money during my stay here...or should I say...using my credit card much more than I should. In this respect I can't wait to return home and my simple, inexpensive, non-materialistic life!