Well it seems that my last post struck quite a chord with many folks. Firstly thank you for all the kind comments, advice and empathy (and especially to Rachel for all that typing – if you haven’t already, have a look at some of the sites she recommends!!) both here in public and on my own e mail – I was overwhelmed by your kind words and deeply gratified to have found such lovely virtual friends. The post wasn’t written as a ‘poor me’ but rather as an indication that we are all human, fallible and at times we can no longer pretend that everything is fine. Luckily for me I also have friends here on the sunny Isle who pull together with tea, walks and empathy and without ever really saying anything about anything get me through my down times.
So, without further ado an update. The house is cleanish (I had some friends round the other afternoon and went through the place like a dose of salts – the spiders didn’t know what had hit them), the grass has been cut and that makes the garden look so much better, the seedings that were dying of thirst have been tended to and the hedge is first on the list for tomorrow. I plan a day in the garden tomorrow doing all the things on the long list that I’ve written and this morning post ferry run I did the necessary shopping for grass seed and compost and stuff (B&Q at 8 in the morning is a joy!). Suffice to say I feel suitably pulled from my inertia and shall get on with things.
I’m not cured. I never will be, this I know. But at least I feel a bit more in control of things and that’s half the battle really, isn’t it? Have a good weekend folks.