Does absence make the heart grow fonder?
Yesterday I applied for a job with a private aged care provider and got the impression they were keen to have me work for them. When I got home, I was so tired I fell asleep for about three hours. On reflecting over the past month, I think if I am accepted for any of the jobs I apply for, I will tell them I can't start work until December. I need more time to relax and re-charge my batteries, so to speak. When I lost my job, I was looking forward to finally having time to read, stitch, catch up with friends, etc. but I haven't done much of that at all really. Except read; when I'm stressed, my solution is to lose myself in a good fiction book for a few hours. Great, but that excludes stitching and meeting friends!
I feel guilty because I haven't been in to see Helen since she has been at Royal Talbot, but I justify that by telling myself she has so many friends and relations that will be visiting her regularly, she won't miss me. I meant to write a letter to her, but I've been so depressed, it would not have been worthwhile; it's not a good idea to share your own worries with someone who has much bigger issues in front of her.
Today I've cooked the Christmas Cake. The fruit has been soaking in brandy for nearly a week, and this morning was free from appointments, so I decided it was time to get cooking. Don't you love the smell of rich fruitcake cooking, wafting through the house? In the last two years, I've 'swapped' pieces of my Christmas cake with some of my cyberspace pals. Would anyone reading this like to do a swap this year?