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  • #434809
    anita
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    Dear SadSoul on a Broom Stick:

    I got myself an itching-relief and anti-bacterial lotion, all in one, feels better. On the other side of Covid, still congested though.

    anita

    #434812
    anita
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    Dear SadSoul:

    Had to reapply the cream: my bites consist of bites from multiple insects with multiple bite morphologies (is that a word?), including a bee sting that got my right wrist inflamed and feeling-looking strange. Almost got stung by the plant world (stinging nettles) today. Just overly stung. Had a talk with a woman about my age earlier today, talked about health problems as one ages. I told her that the way I see it, my body is practicing death, so to get it right someday. She laughed (after I told her that I think my brilliance is funny, although no one laughed yet). Maybe she was trying to people-please me. I am flattered!

    anita

    #434822
    SadSoul
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    Hahahaha I laughed and I’m not being polite, you’re just funny 😂 practising death 😂

    You need to put on a giant plastic bag before you step into the wilds. That’s a whole lot of danger out there for a girl like you! You are brilliance times a hundred.

    I’m cooking the sweet potatoes, feel free to pop in. Having veggie slice on the side. Much impatience just at this moment! Hurry cooking things, hurry up!

    #434841
    anita
    Participant

    Dear SadSoul:

    I wasn’t fast enough to be there for the sweet potatoes. Next time!

    You need to put on a giant plastic bag before you step into the wilds“- too hot for a plastic bag. Insect repellant spray is the answer!

    You are brilliance times a hundred“- I like reading this..!!!

    anita

    #434847
    SadSoul
    Participant

    I like your sense of humour. It’s not raining! Have you got puppino yet? Birds are muttering about having to rise and shine today, I know this feeling.

    About a month ago my trees got trimmed. They’re already popping out lovely new foliage. I almost cried when I saw them. Like, sure my trees need trimming, but can’t you make it look like you didn’t trim them? Apparently not. A few years ago a young fellow did them beautifully, absolutely could not tell he’d been, except above the height he could reach wasn’t done because he wouldn’t get on a ladder 😂 but I loved how he did them, they looked wild and free.

    Best get the day under way. I hope you’re feeling much improved.

    #434849
    anita
    Participant

    Dear SadSoul:

    Still lots of covid snot but otherwise way better, but tired, partly because of the heat. I worked for an hour and a half and resting for the rest of the day, planning to mow first thing Wed morning, before it gets hot. Don’t be hard on yourself for not trimming your trees as well as the guy did (below a certain height). Your trees aren’t complaining, I am sure.

    anita

    #434851
    SadSoul
    Participant

    Hahaha I didn’t trim them. But that you thought I might have is utterly hilarious! I love it! One day I did trim some of them with little secateurs because that’s the extent of my chainsaw collection. My hands were very sore by the end.

    I think you need a sheep so you don’t have to mow so much. Make that two sheeps (yeah I know, sheep sheep) so first sheep doesn’t get lonely. Sheeps don’t ruin the ground like cows with their big heavy foots. I would love a sheep but I don’t have enough grass. So much sadness 😢

    I would love a farm! But it would need to come with its own farmer so it didn’t get ruined by me 😂

    #434852
    anita
    Participant

    Dear SadSoul: But I like to mow! There are horses, cows and goats in the vicinity where I mow, but no sheep. Not to be judgy, but the last time I acme across a bunch of sheep, one of them made the most unholy, loud, out of this world guttural sound I’ve ever heard, and for a long time. Maybe that’s why farmers don’t raise sheep around here..

    anita

    #434860
    SadSoul
    Participant

    It is good you like mowing then. Forget the sheep, that have fearsome groans, and enjoy the lovely thing of mowing. Is it lush green grass? I have always wanted a lush lawn, but alas, the neighbours buffalo has crept across mine so I have that. It’s much hardier, and more expensive, than what I originally had so I am quite possibly the most blessed grass holder there is.

    That might be a sheep baaa you heard. One time we went on a bit of a walk out to an island, and as luck would have it, there were whales swimming by. A mother and her baby came in really close, and she rolled onto her back, and watched us. Then she said something to her baby, and it wasn’t the lovely whale song sounds you hear on TV, it was this awful groan that sounded a fair bit like your sheep. I was quite sad it didn’t sound lovely but maybe it sounds different if you put your head in the water?!

    I cleaned the inside of my bommy car. It looks really good on the inside but really awful on the outside. It’s covered in dents from hail and the dents are peeling off the paint. It hasn’t been broken into since it started looking this bad! Win-win.

    I best go dirty up my car now!

    #434862
    SadSoul
    Participant

    I just found out a friend died. I will miss him so very much. I feel so privileged to have spoken for a few hours a week ago. Now I wish I’d said all the things I’ll never get to say. He was on this gratitude thing and part of it was to catch up with friends more often so we’d talked more recently than in the last few years. My heart is breaking. I don’t have enough friends to lose any. Literally there goes a third of my friends in one go. I will miss you, my friend. I feel so short changed. So effing short changed.

    #434873
    anita
    Participant

    Dear SadSoul: I am sorry to read about your friend dying and that your heart is breaking. So sorry, SadSoul. Please post more if it helps. I’ll be back to the computer in a few hours.

    anita

    #434878
    anita
    Participant

    Dear SadSoul: I re-read the post you submitted 9 hours ago, and wondering if you are resting now, or asleep, and how you are feeling at this time..?

    anita

    #434880
    SadSoul
    Participant

    Hello, dear Anita

    I’m so sad. No more talks about his naughty new cat he adopted. No more talks about the Chinese takeaway that did the best Chinese in the world, and it was down the road, in our little corner of the world we grew up in. We grew up about half a mile from each other but took a whole other country to find each other. Never anything romantic, although he tried very hard in the beginning. He’ll never cook me eggs now. That was the silliest thing we never stopped joking about, cook ma eggs boy. No more bachelor’s advice on how to raise children 😂 😢 but also no more words of understanding and encouragement.

    I never thought to tell him how much he meant to me. He always rang when I needed cheering up. His gratitude kick, where he rang regularly, it came at a time I needed his friendship.

    Can I just do the last phone call again, please? Now I wish I’d said, ‘yes, come up, do it this week!’ He was always inviting himself for a stay and I never got around to saying let’s do it. He reckoned he’d make his keep cooking my eggs.

    Anyway, out into the savage wilds I must go, this heartache I will leave at home with the things that are dearest to me.

    Thank you for caring. I’m in shock and so so sad. My heart is broken. The world just got a whole lot smaller.

    #434881
    anita
    Participant

    Dear SadSoul:

    You are missing your friend and wishing you had one more phone call with him, wishing you told him how much he meant to you. It’s amazing, in a terrible way, how final death is, how it cannot be undone.

    I imagine he knew that you liked him, that he meant something positively special to you; it probably showed on your face, your tone of voice, without words.

    anita

    #434886
    SadSoul
    Participant

    Thank you, dear girl. I’d lie you to know you’ve taken up some space in my heart. Just in case something happens and I don’t get to.

    I didn’t ever think about how much he meant to me. I never thought I’d lose him. I feel like I took it for granted we’d be friends forever. We started planning a pub crawl trip across Scotland or Ireland. All the things that can never happen now.

    It’s been a really long day. It feels unreal. Like he’s going to call and somehow someone got it wrong.

    Thank you, lovely friend, for reading and caring.

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