First, a young gent I grew up with sadly lost his life in an accident I couldn't make his funeral because of Steve's needs. Then our beloved and every youthful Nana Maisey went, then Enid, family friend of 8 decades nearly, she had a stroke, we lost her. Two days before her funeral, our beloved Step Dad went, peacefully and quietly with us at his side, a new experience for Meg and I, I can tell you, and tonight my gorgeous Sister in Law has finally got the rest she so badly needed.
Nana, Enid, Pops and Jo were all ARE ALL larger than life personalities. Many laughs, much straight talking and much, much more will all be missed by many more people than just me. I guess this is just my little tribute to them.
But it's getting a bit ridiculous now. Despite these all being unrelated I wonder how long it'll be before people start crossing the street to avoid us!
It's when stuff like this goes down you really can count your friends even more. My friends have been blinding about Steve's increasing and profound disabilities, and once again they've come up trumps for us this evening with kind messages of support and love.
Once again I feel very loved - and that's lovely.
Now people, I need you to focus for a few moments. I want you to take a great big breath in ........... and summon up every bit of optimism and positivity you have. When you exhale, I want you to send it to my new friend Misha who's going to get some results tomorrow.
We're all rooting for you.
Oh and I'm really sorry peeps who are wanting me to sponsor them for stuff - I will, I promise, but I've been a bit busy, as you know.
On the plus side it puts my disheveled and unfinished house at the bottom of my priority list - where it belongs. It'll get done, it isn't the be all and end all, and it ain't that important. Is it?