She gets sleepy very easily now and with the added soporific of the warm sun it was a real effort for her to participate in conversation. Mostly she listens, and even that's a struggle, I'm sure she misses more than she lets on. We talked about the kids and the rest of the extended family, my singing lessons, how wonderful nursing home staff who really care are, about being uninterested in celebrities and about the relative merits of online news, print newspapers and TV news.
I was going to get Mum to take a photo of me with Grandma but decided not to ask as I know Grandma doesn't really like having cameras pointed at her all the time and she wasn't feeling too great. I asked what she wanted for her birthday and she said "All my children's love." You've got that already Grandma, along with that of all your grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Grandma at her 99th birthday party last year