My laptop was getting some much needed updating and I was getting some much needed down time, but do not fear, dear reader, lap top and Flamingo Dancer are back! It was one of those weeks that wasn’t horrible but wasn’t wonderful either I have to confess that I am glad it is over
. It passed by quickly so that was one blessing, but my workload grows by the day and I always seem to be running to the next thing. More than one teacher was heard this week to declare that they have never known a year when there has been so much stress so early in the school year. Usually it is the second half of the term when the stress clicks into overdrive, but despite my own workload stress, I have noticed that many of the teachers visiting the library are really tense, tired and stressed. The expectations and the workload just grow and grow and yet we all still get criticised for all of society’s ills!
No grandchild as yet, but Daughter1 was very quiet online today so I am starting to wonder if perhaps something is starting. She has been a fiend on pinterest this week while on bed rest. They said they would phone when they feel it is time to go to the hospital… as son in law has wisely declared, Baby will be born on her birthday! Then we shall have her for a lifetime!
This week we signed the contract for the sale of our parental home. Mum and Dad purchased the house in 1956 and lived there together until Dad’s death in 2000, and then just mUm after that. Mum of course has been in care since this time last year. We needed to sell the house to finance her care, and I was fine with it all, until I got the phone call from the agent to say that the contract was now unconditional and will be finalised by the end of the month. That is when the sadness hit. It is a 36 years since I left my parents’ home, but it continued to be the centre for the entire family all these years. Another reminder of the cycle of life, and how nothing is permanent.
It was a happy home, and that is something to be grateful for and we all have wonderful memories and so are gifted with many positive emotions to go into the future. But isn’t it at the same time, a real shit? For awhile we had it all… and now, well we have it different…
More tomorrow, dear reader.