Last night I wanted to write a poem, I had it in me, waiting to burst out, as it’s been days and my writing has fallen by the way side. Alas, it wasn’t to be, when time fails you and you feel as stretched as pizza dough, the brain cells don’t seem to fire as well.
So I apologise once again, that I haven’t kept up with all your posts either 😔
I had 3 Services this week, whilst staying at a girlfriends home minding her two puppies, as they are in Fiji for 2 weeks.
It’s been a little holiday in some respects staying here, they have a beautiful home and a pool (sadly the water just a little too cold for my liking) so I didn’t take a dip. They have a butlers kitchen, no they don’t have a butler, as well as the main kitchen, filled like a supermarket, so there has been no dieting for me this week.🐖
The Services went well, the seond one was for a Chinese family, I was quite surprised to conduct as normally they have monks, but the daughter of the deceased is Christian and happy to have a Celebrant. The Service was at 11:30, back near home, so an hours drive to get there from where I am now. Then at 12:30 they served refreshments in a marquee attached to the chapel room. Dim sims, fried prawns, Thai fish cakes, spring rolls, sushi..again 🐖🐖
As in Chinese culture they cannot bury there dead till 2pm, I had to wait to conduct the committal at the graveside. It was very interesting, as when I finished, a lady starting praying with her beads. They had some of of the deceased’s clothes ready to burn in a large red metal urn and also incense. This could only be done after 4 pm and that is when the grave must be filled in.
The ‘big boss’ was in attendance, so I am glad it went well.
Yesterday was the Anniversary one year of being a celebrant, 42 services. Where has that time gone??
This afternoon, Mr. S and I, together with another couple are going away for 4 days (Friday-Tuesday), only an hour and a half drive away to a place called Alexandra. We are staying in a cabin.
Yes, as last time, I shall be taking my iPad and hope to be able to write at some point. Only hope I don’t get any ‘distressed’ phone calls this time.
Side note, mumma penguin has to remain another 2 weeks in the hospital where she is, I visited her yesterday for 2 hours and she is looking older, this is taking its toll. Her memory is slipping quickly too. I asked her the other day to tell me the members of the family…she struggled. After here she then has to spend a further ‘up’ to 4 weeks in rehab. This will be a total of 12 weeks out of her home. Pop is suffering, he misses her so. He feels he his declining rapidly…
K has had a few ’bouts’ going from one extreme to the other, which is also distressing.
My life will one day turn around and be able to wake in the morning without worry, I can only hope so anyway.
So until I do get to writing again, take care everyone, hope you are all well and be happy.