I feel as though I have been gone a very long time. Not that I haven’t been having coffee. Probably I’ve been having more coffee than I should. I just haven’t been sharing my coffee with you, having a natter as we sip. Please come in and join me. Tea? Coffee? Something else? I have most things. It is mid morning Saturday here, perhaps you are at the end of your day and would prefer a wine.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you I have just been through one of the most stressful periods of my life but perhaps as the stress is occurring those that have been bad before hand fade into insignificance. I can remember being stressed when my Father died and at the same time my husband was kidnapped as we were in dispute with our business partner in Vanuatu. I can remember saying as legislative changes occurred in rapid succession when we had the shop that I found it more stressful than Vanuatu. Now I find this is the most stressed I have ever been but its over. At least I hope it is and I can feel my positivity returning.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that finally I can walk again. I think I have done away with the mobility scooter I have been using for dog walks. I have some pain, a lot of swelling but I can walk. Each day it gets easier and I am imagining that I will be back dancing (even if slightly modified) by the end of November. I think at this point that I am imagining that if you have bunions, hammer toes and foot deformities I will be recommending surgery but do it at a time when you aren’t also putting your house on the market.
If we were having coffee I’d be whispering “I think we’ve sold.” We’ve got over all the hurdles other than the purchaser’s finance so there is still a chance it could fall through but we are hopeful. At least it gives us a breather so that we can again look as though we live in our house rather than keeping it as a showroom.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that we are getting excited about the cruise to New Zealand that we are taking at Christmas and New Year. We wanted to avoid all the festive hype but we are probably just swapping one for another. Even so it is going to be what we need to fully recover as there will be nothing to do other than eat, sleep and relax and take part in the ship’s activities or hide out on the balcony of our cabin.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you I am excited at the essay I had published this week. All the articles in this issue have great interest as they are all about death, dying and the undead. Mine is a personal essay
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that there is also a new Times Past challenge out. This month we are looking at collections – yours or someone elses. Would love to know what collections you know about. Already I have been reminded of so many items that I either had or others I knew had collected.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that my mother had two friends visit from Sydney. We went out for meals twice whilst they were here and I found it staggering to realise that between the five of us we had over 400 years of life experience. It was fun hearing anecdotes of just portions of that time.
Now if we were having coffee I’d want you to tell me what you have been up to. Have you read any good books lately?, seen any good films? Thanks for dropping in.
Part of the Weekend Coffee Share hosted by Diana.