Keeping up appearances

The outer shell is looking significantly better than the inner at the moment. After some lovely sharing moments and some, frankly, very bizarre ones this weekend I am feeling flattened by stress and all its incipient symptoms. Seems like my body is rebelling against unbearable uncertainty from every direction and is doing its worst…(’nuff said!)

I have the most lovely friends who, with and without me, have been doing a host of oddball things over the Easter break…a small sample being:

  • Hardboiling and peeling 30 eggs
  • Being hand henna-ed for Indian/Jamaican nuptials – itching/scratching/wiping without realising that the next day the crust comes off revealing the long-lasting design as well as the smears of the aftermath of the itching/scratching/wiping
  • Having a contretemps with a very competitive team in pub quiz … I know it’s a competition, but is Murder on the Orient Express really that important…?
  • Watching a film I have seen before but remembering it with a completely different cast and a completely different storyline. That said, I was right about the setting and the soundtrack…should I be worried? ( I only ask as I saw “Still Alice” last week, about early onset dementia!)

I am going back to my safe place…inside a novel…


5 thoughts on “Keeping up appearances

  1. Hi Wendy.

    So sorry that you are having such a stressful time, but very happy to hear you have
    such good friends around you.

    Love Sandra


  2. I also saw Still Alice and got a “Madame Bovary, c’est moi” moment…..

    It should be compulsory viewing for all children so that they can ensure that their parents get pushed off a cliff before it happens.

    Bev Jacobson
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  3. Daren’t see Still Alice – I feel bad enough about the number of times I wander in to a room and wonder what I came for?!


  4. I managed, for the first time ever, to bake my own traditional Greek Easter pastry. Ready for next week. I’m so proud. Lots of love


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