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Guilt and Gratitude.

on October 1, 2014

I haven’t blogged for 3 weeks.
3 whole weeks, that has never happened before. I have been blogging for 18 months now and each and ever week I have found something to say. I love to stick my oar in on most topics frankly but recently, I haven’t felt like I’ve had much of importance to write about.

In the last few weeks I have heard tale after sorry tale about friends, family, friends of friends, family of friends who really do have stuff going on. Who really do need an outlet and who really do need our love and support and so writing about the time the big little exposed my arse in the freezer aisle of Tesco seems a small problem by comparison.

I also feel guilty for not endlessly wallowing in the warm glow of permanent gooey love for my off spring but, being honest, sometimes, rather than skipping through the supermarket, pants round my ankles, feeling grateful that their little lungs work so bloody perfectly, my temper gets short and the only place I want to linger is in the wine aisle.

But then, I had a thought, perhaps those people with all of their serious stuff going on need a little light relief.
Perhaps they don’t always want earnest faces doing the head tilt and nodding as if they know how the other person feels. We don’t and we can’t pretend to.
Perhaps they want a little slice of normal.
And that my friends means me, in yoga pants that are too easy to pull down when a toddler is looking for some attention.

Happy Wednesday Everybody.

I’ve missed you!




5 responses to “Guilt and Gratitude.

  1. Exactly! I’m sorry but that story is funny ^_^ On my blog at the moment is style edit about dressing up like characters from the film Beatle Juice for Halloween, or just whenever. Ridiculously silly but so what, it might be a bit of well needed levity for someone :0)

  2. jude says:

    Keep on making us smile mumaleary! There’s misery everywhere but the happy and humdrum are great distractions. x

  3. Pinkoddy says:

    We all need a bit of normal – even if it’s just to remind ourselves that it is indeed normal.

  4. Great post lovely…
    Keep going and do whatever you need to do to stay sane x

  5. Suzanne says:

    Ah welcome back lady. Everyone needs a good slice of ‘normal’ that’s the only reason why I blog! x

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