Family woes

21 Nov

Gosh, I wish I had hit Richard over the head, gotten him some nice amnesia and convinced him he was an orphan. I hate family matters. At the moment we have the whole shebang – hospital visits, chauffeur services, organisational matters – and as the men are working long hours (and even far away, in Richard’s case) and as his sister-in-law has two young children to take care of, many of the responsibilities end up in my court. I like his family, and I love to help, just … I wish I had a bit more time for “my” stuff: Writing, running, reading a good book. Instead for the past few days I have spent at least three hours per day on the road with family matters, and in the remaining time I just try to get enough done so no one dies. Our freezer is stuffed with precooked meals (turkey pumpkin white chili, pumpkin butter, tomato cream soup with pecorino cheese, navy bean soup, cajun pasta sauce, … ) and our cats have forgotten they share the flat with humans. At least I know this won’t be forever. And that’s what family is for, right?

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2 Responses to “Family woes”

  1. petoskeystone November 21, 2016 at 4:12 pm #

    Here’s hoping all heal swiftly!

  2. Magaly Guerrero November 22, 2016 at 7:33 am #

    I hope everyone recovers soon, and things get back to normal. If you are lucky, the cats won’t start charging you rent.

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