Thursday, 24 July 2014


We have this saying in Greece;
something along these lines:
'when people make plans,
God laughs'

This was supposed to be an easy-going summer for us;
our finances have improved and we were even planning on going on holiday.
We had a long stressful winter - in so many ways that I wouldn't want to get into right now but I will at some point - and the summer would be our chance for a long, deep breath.
It would be... my father-in-law passed away a month ago, after being sick for a couple of months. We tell ourselves that he was lucky to go away so soon. There was no chance of him fighting it and things would only get much worse. 

I started this sentence three times, wanting to describe how I feel and why I feel like this, but... some other time maybe. 

He was a good man.

We spend our days at our villages, taking care of things. I'm at home now for a few days. Looking after myself mostly. I've been ill, too. Nothing serious but there's no time for me when I'm away so I came here with my husband and son. Hubby just left again. I'm planning on resting a lot and playing with my boy, too. We're leaving again tomorrow evening.

I'll be back here on the blog when I'm back here at home.

Take Care!



Marigold Jam said...

Sounds as if you have been through a tough patch. Let's hope that things will begin to look up for you very soon. It often seems that just when you can't take anything else without crumpling in a heap a corner is turned and it all gradually gets easier. Thinking of you.

Happy@Home said...

Sometimes life is SOO hard and hard to figure out too. I'm sorry to hear that you have been going through so much at once.
My condolences on the loss of your father-in-law. I hope you are feeling better and with time life will get much less stressful.
Sending you a gentle hug today, Yiota.

Lucy Caitlin Higham said...

I hope things improve very soon, but I would like to say I am very glad to see you back again! Thank you for your comment and I look forward to future posts :)

Sarah said...

So sorry to hear about your father in law Yiota. x