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Cheering myself up

I’ve had quite a tough week for various reasons this week. Christopher’s birthday made me reflect on what I’ve lost, and that was painful. Work has been challenging, with lots of fire-fighting of problems, together with trying to get a bid submitted, and a long meeting at a customer site yesterday, so that is all very draining. Plus, a friend’s husband has just died very suddenly, and in trying to help her understand all the bureaucracy one has to go through, it’s brought it all back to me with a vengeance. I hope I’ve been able to help her a little bit, and I’ve given her my copy of “What to do when someone dies“, since I’m very nearly finished with all the paperwork now.

All together I was feeling a bit down today, and really struggled to get up this morning. But I bought myself a bunch of daffodils to try to cheer myself up when I was out shopping this afternoon. They look very cheerful in a mug in the living room. And I treated myself to some lemon cheesecake with raspberries for dessert this evening. That helped too. I have also replenished the store of chocolate in the larder – it wouldn’t do to run out!

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  1. Catharine | 16 January 2011 at 12:45 am | Permalink

    Good chocolate is VERY important. 🙂

  2. PaulD | 16 January 2011 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    Ah but think of all the expenses, the nice lunch, the traveling time, the nice day out the office, etc etc etc. Oh hang on a mo, those days have probably gone 🙂

    I can recommend Thorntons ‘chocolate smoothered special toffee’

  3. Catriona | 18 January 2011 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    Gillian, I really admire how you have coped with everything. You are bound to have some rough days. A very good friend of ours who was in almost exactly the same situation as you found WAY (widowed and young) extremely helpful, and he recommends it to you. Catriona. Please e-mail if you want to know more.