Well you all know how it goes. All the swirl of circumstances coalesces around you, and you think you’re doing ok, but really you’re just about holding your balance and it doesn’t take much to knock you off your proverbial feet.
So this is not so much me telling you my woes. This is more about explaining and apologising for not being around of late. We’re community, after all and folk need to know you’ve not ‘gone off’ them, us only being in contact by WP.
We promised we would visit one part of the family for a Grandparents Day at one grandson’s school and he was so looking forward to that. A 200+ mile journey on UK roads is not fun. Anyway my wife was hoping she’d be well enough and I was hoping I wouldn’t screw up and get lost (worst navigator). Then there appeared another crisis within another part of the family, which was a very unhappy situation and it was all re-plan and a chaotic build up to travelling.
We got lost.
Annnnndddddd I managed to have an accident, which happily involved only our car and a large piece of stonework, but I’m not the sort to let myself off lightly. Oh criminey no! Everyone else I like or love I can cut slack the length and breadth of small(ish) nation; me….nope I must be perfect, spot-on, solid.
Well thanks to my wife’s straight talking, helpful locals (including the police) and family support I had a good time and even managed to drive back quite successfully.
And here I am. But I’m not too sure where at the present. Well yes, I know my house, my location, shoes can be tied, tea made, books read and even Patchwork Warriors worked on, but the thing is…..My general groove has been knocked out of kilter, it’s like someone has given me a shot of pyscho-anaesthetic. Now which ‘what-way-why’ caused that is a mystery. The details of three family crisis/problems are no worse in comparison with those that many folk carry; the accident only damaged a small chunk of body work. So what’s reason for all this??…..Who knows? We are all complex pieces of construction. If I was to venture a guess-timate it would along the lines of a clutch of recent upsets brining unfinished business back to the surface, and that the mind to avoid nasty dysfunction and taking things out on others has shut down a whole clutch of synapses that deal with ‘flight or fight’.
So I am here, and will get around to reading all those posts which are so much fun, enlightenment, enjoyment and education. The Patchwork and History projects will progress. (the latter will be delayed as that is written in smart-ass mode, which currently I an’t). All will get back on track; i.d.c (that’s old HM Inspector of Taxes speak- ‘in due course’).
Hope you are all well.
Take care guys. The world needs you.