Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Friends & Family

Yesterday was the worst day in the history of the universe.
I would be a gibbering wreck if it hadn't been for my friends and family.

Firstly to my 2 friends

One of you talked me through the day and made me laugh and sent me links to help solve some of the problems. You also sent me a present that I will return to you in a different form. I couldn't have done it without you, am much calmer today - mainly because I'm exhausted - too much gin, too much LOTR and too little sleep.
Thank you for always being there, thank you for caring and you know I will and have been there for you too forever and ever and ever XXXXXXXXXXXXX

And to my other friend

Thank you for being calm and collected, you might not realise but over the last couple of days just talking to you about other stuff has helped.
And you had a lucky escape last night after the gin consumption Homer had a very cunning plan. It involves you and he having big things to do, kind of world dominationy type things, you nearly had a phone call from burbling Homer, would have been very confusing and not making much sense. I didn't make much sense to me, but I was under the influence of gin too - :-) XXXXXXXXXXXXX

And on to my family who went through hell with us yesterday too.
I know 3 of you were really suffering with your own woes, but hopefully 1 of you will start to cure his own problems and the other 2 will get the help they need.

I LOVE YOU ALL - even the 2 I didn't give birth too, I know one of you would shuffle your feet and look the other way if I told you, so have said it here so you don't have to be embarrased.

My family are close and I mean really close.
I think the kids all had a happy loving childhood, I remember 1 blissful summer somewhere around mid early teens we shared a summer going to the beach everyday and just being together, the sun always shone and there were hearts and flowers.
The next year they were older and the magic was gone.
But as they have got older and left home it is back again, in a different way.
When they all come home (plus the 2 extras who have been sucked into the Perkins tribe) and they all like to be home, together we live in a kind of bubble. We don't really do anything except be together, laugh, love and play games. Its very intense and exhausting and takes me and Homer days to recover when they all go again.

We e-mail each other in a group e-mail that goes backwards and forwards all day, yesterday there must have been about 20 or 30.

2 quotes were quoted, think they are both relevant, don't forget them.
The first 1 is partly to blame for the exhaustion, as we had to sit up till 1 am to watch the film so we could watch the quote at the very end - stupid saddo us.


Quoted by Homer

"It's like in the great stories Mr Frodo, the ones that really mattered, full of darkness and danger they were, and sometimes you didn't want to know the end because how could the end be happy? how could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened?
But in the end it is only a passing thing.. the shadow, even darkness, must pass... the new day will come, and when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer..... those are the stories that stayed with you, that meant something even if you were too small to understand why....
But I think Mr Frodo I do understand, I know now, folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back but only they didn't, they kept going because they were holding on to something - what are we holding on to Sam? - that there is some good in this world Mr Frodo and its worth fighting for"

Quoted by Feppy

Some things in life are bad
They can really make you mad
Other things just make you swear and curse.
When you're chewing on life's gristle
Don't grumble, give a whistle
And this'll help things turn out for the best...
And...always look on the bright side of life...
Always look on the light side of life...
If life seems jolly rotten
There's something you've forgotten
And that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing.
When you're feeling in the dumps
Don't be silly chumps
Just purse your lips and whistle - that's the thing.
And...always look on the bright side of life...
Always look on the light side of life...

4 comments:

BabyLongLegs said...

Big Hugs to you all......
Thinking boutcha loads....

S xXx

Debbie said...

Been to the "big R" place and it's no fun, but family and friends will get you thro'. Hugs x

Geinome said...

This is why it makes me happy to be apart of this family!
Love you mum and dad.
Oh and i can't forget the sisters! and there boyfriends too :)

xxx

Shani Phethean-Hubble said...

speaking from personal experience of dire days - take some comfort from the fact that this day too will pass.

Once you know the terms and dates, it will become easier to focus.

and there are a lot of people you touch in your life who are sending out positive thoughts..

hugs
Shani