Stayed in bed late this morning, which sadly didn't appear to make much difference to my level of tiredness or my headache. Felt unsettled this morning - today was the first day I hadn't arranged to go anywhere or do anything, although I had invited b-i-l to bring Princess and Scott over in the … [Read more...] about spare coats and poleconomy
I keep thinking I've cried about enough and then someone says something nice, or I catch the eye of another member of the family and I'm crying all over again. Then again, we did difficult things today - went to the funeral home and saw the body in a coffin. I really didn't want to do it, but there … [Read more...] about too many tears
it was apparent that both staff and children had missed me - not least when several told me so. I had to ask various parents (who know) not to be too kind as that's when I wobble and cry, and other than that, the morning was fairly straightforward. We watered plants (it's amazing how long it takes … [Read more...] about first day back
I've never had sympathy cards before - guess I should be pleased about that. Today I dropped the kids off and was given two - this was after one of the members of staff made me cry by hugging me over the fence. A took one look as I opened the door and said "you're not staying" - I had thought that I … [Read more...] about Sympathy cards.
so I've spent most of the day with them. Finding it very tough - I'm not close to my family, which is just one of those things that has happened over the years - and I'm tired. Difficult conversations about funerals and songs, flowers or charities and phonecalls to be made to extended family. All … [Read more...] about Parents are back