Wednesday, 13 May 2015

.....and breathe!

Had to make an emergency dash up to Northampton yesterday, a 7-hour round trip, for OH to sign some important paperwork to do with the funeral arrangements....apparently he was the only one authorised to do so.  And, guess what, when we got there we were told it could have been done via email....sigh.  I'm just letting that go, no sense in dwelling on it.

At least now the funeral arrangements are made - 2 weeks' time though, I wish it could have been done before, but no matter, the end is in sight.

Both of us are shattered today, as well as the physical tiredness from yesterday, the strain of everything is taking its toll emotionally as well.  We are going on holiday a few days after the funeral.....obviously the holiday was planned months ago, but it couldn't have come at a better time, we will be so ready for it and so thankful that we can go away.  We've scrimped and saved for this holiday for weeks and weeks, the fuel money is all saved and we will be taking most of our food with us too.  I've been saving my Sainsbugs reward points for months, so we'll do a shop there just before we go.  I'll be cooking and freezing meals to take with us too from now on (well, from tomorrow when I've got some energy back!) - we've got a big cool box to pack everything in, the frozen meals and milk will help keep everything cool.

It's lovely and sunny and warm today, so will sit in the garden and read this afternoon.  Poor OH has to go to work.....he drives artics for a living so really could have done without 7 hours driving on his day off, bless him.  He's going to try and get an early finish, if he can.....sod's law will be that he's given a long run to do!

8 comments:

  1. I've just discovered your blog and I'm really sorry for your recent loss. I hope you're looking after yourself as much as you are able. Your holiday will at least give you something to look forward to. Enjoy your relaxing afternoon in the garden and try to recharge your batteries. X

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  2. Heavens! It all sounds so exhausting - as you say, emotionally, mentally AND physically. It's a really good job you've got that holiday to look forward to! :)

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  3. keep that end in sight then you can draw a line under it and enjoy your holiday, I hope the sunshines for you :-)

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  4. Like you say its all coming to an end, I have been out in the garden just sat in the sun it was bliss, I'm sure you will enjoy your break x

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  5. Focus on your holiday, it will come soon, hope hubby got home early.

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  6. A trying time but it will pass, there is always hassle with family related things and paperwork is notorious for causing problems. Once it is behind you the holiday will be a boon. Enjoy.

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  7. Would do one of our 'hug' icons from CSH if I k ew how

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  8. hope youir hubby arrived home early and that you have both had a restful evening. And what a strange coincidence we both titled todays blog posts ' and breathe'
    hugs. x

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