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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Friends and blessings

Back down to earth now and home for the weekend. It has been a busy 10 days or so, hence lack of blogging. I have had a long chat with my new solicitor. Yes, new! And I feel clearer now about the future, though it all still seems insurmountable at times. There have been arguments at home, the tension rises weekly and I have had a few health worries. All in all I feel a little wrung out.

However, to count my blessings, Husband is away, so the children and I can relax together in our own home. It is lovely to spend time with my children and there be no atmosphere, yet, at ther same time, I very much miss my 'other life'.

Anyway, Mum came over today and it is impossible to be lonely when she is around! She will only come when Husband is away, and he goes away infrequently, so it was good to have her here. She blew in with the breeze at 10 am, to find us all still in our dressing gowns, unwashed! Oh the shame!

This afternoon we all went together to see a very good friend of mine in Cardiff and her, now grown up, family. We lost touch when I married. Husband was never keen to socialise and when my children were small, well, we just went our separate ways for a while. However, it as been so good recently, to be back together again. It feels like we have never been apart. She knows me better than most other people I know, and I never have to explain how I feel to her. We have seen each other through 'thick and thin' over the years and I am very thankful to be part of her life again. The company of good friends, as always, was such a tonic. We laughed and reminisced loads. Tall Girl learnt more things about her mummy, and the time passed happily.

Tonight I am thankful

17 comments:

Expat mum said...

Ah - friends!

Casdok said...

How lovely!
Hope the new solicitor is good.

Carol said...

Good friends are like gold dust!! It's great that you are back in touch :-)

C x

Kitty said...

Friends - the family we choose for ourselves, rather than that with which we are born. I'm glad you had a lovely time and have rediscovered your friend (and she you). x

nick said...

Good that the old friendship has been renewed despite the anti-social Husband. Also good that you have a new solicitor - hopefully she will put a bomb under a few people and speed things along.

Reasons to be Cheerful 1,2,3 said...

It's great when old pals tell your children stories from the past isn't it...well, usually....!

Brett said...

Sounds like you are on the up, im just starting back to work and feel depressed as it just the same as i left it, i long to strike out on my own, but a full time job and wage are hard things to give up.

Hadriana's Treasures said...

It is good to know friends are there...through thick and thin. So important. Good to read that you are feeling much better about it all. (I find it terrible to get up abd dressed...we are often the great unwashed too!)

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Been reading some of your earlier posts - about family. Brave you! You are amazing. Hugs Hadriana xx

Suburbia said...

Thanks Hadriana x

mumplustwo said...

Friends are a blessing. Glad you've got a new solicitor and that Husband is away. Take it one day at a time.

Jennysmith said...

Oh Sub, I love Cardiff, you lucky thing. So glad you had people who love you around you.

xxx

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Yup good friends are gemstones. I lost too many when I was married many years ago - he was a control freak. I'm sure you'll cherish each other now there is no one to dictate who you see or to be difficult and then make it easier to give them up least he puts a face on.

Steve said...

You can't beat good friends and a good mum... but your own place / space is the best, believe me...

Rose said...

There's nothing like an old friend to brighten up your day! So your Mum came in and found you still not dressed at 10 AM...lol, sounds like a lovely morning to me:) And a new solicitor sounds like a good idea, too; sometimes it takes "shopping around" to find the right one to really get things moving.

Ladybird World Mother said...

Dressing gowns... at 10 am??!! You were doing well by our standards!!xx

Letty - A Little Girl With A Curl said...

You need more times like this, to help you through.

;0D