Difficult day got better

A very difficult morning of juggling work, personal stuff and tiredness (from a lovely social excursion last night) topped off by my mum exceeding herself in the awkwardness stakes.  Not quite sure how I managed to stay sane through it all but every obstacle has a silver lining and Ash completely rose to the occasion.  I've noticed this before actually.  When I really need him he's still there for me and that makes all the difference.  So not all bad and then lunch with one of my oldest friends (from primary school - 52 years and counting) who listened and listened and listened while it all came pouring out.  Felt much better afterwards and once again I realised the value of friends.