It is hard to believe that six months have passed since Cole left us. The mountain of administrative matters that needed my attention following his death, though wearisome and demanding was also a blessing, in that it kept me from dwelling on my grief. I also resolved to see more of family and friends.
When you care for someone 24/7 something has to give, and in my case it was visits with my children who all live faraway. Spending time on the farm in Northcliffe with my son Duncan and his lovely wife Jaine, and in Sydney with my daughter, Emma and granddaughter, Molly helped stop me from brooding. But people need to mourn and I am so very grateful to the thoughtful staff at Glengarry for giving me the opportunity to remember Cole and how much I miss him.
But I discovered there's only so many times you can watch reruns of such classics as 'Judge John Deed' , 'Foyle's War' and 'Inspector Morse' and lately I've felt that it's time to get back to work. So I wrote a 'To Do' list that included:" writing a post to bring my friends up-to-date", and "getting back to the adventures of Mo and Beth in the aforementioned sequel to 'The Biocide Conspiracy' tentatively named 'biocide.com'. "
|A Favourite Walk|
It was a very long list. At 10.15pm I'm still finishing the post. As for the novel, that will have to wait until tomorrow, right after my early morning ramble and a long, lazy breakfast listening to "Golden Oldies" on what was "our" and now is "my" favourite community radio station.