It’s been a loooong loong week. I’m pretty sure I say that most weeks but this has had multiple funerals in it, which was a bit draining. It’s funny how sometimes they come along like busses, obviously the are the worst kind of bus one would want arriving. Still, I guess these things have to be endured and it’s nice to at least pay ones final respects and try to offer some kind of condolence to family and friends.
With so much going on, we did what we do best and take the nieces and nephews out for dinner and it was much needed. I think I am one of “those” people; the one that feeds people in times of sadness and crises and the one who offers to put the kettle on because a nice cup of tea is always very soothing isn’t it? Of course it doesn’t fix anything, but it does offer a tiny bit of solace at stressful times. Routine went out of the window for a good few days but it didn’t really matter too much. I think we needed it (and ice cream always tastes better when you shouldn’t be having it!).
And it wasn’t all bad. It’s so lovely to see so many new babies in the world of both friends and family. There are so many due around this time. I’ve counted 4 new gorgeous arrivals so far and have two more to go, imminently. I need to make it round to them for baby cuddles.