I’ve had a busy week this week catching up with friends I haven’t seen in a while for lunch or coffee and fitting in some work and housework around that. Although it’s been busy I’ve been feeling low. My friend E called on Thursday morning to check I was still up for going for a walk with her and asked how I was. At first I gave her the standard ‘yeah okay’ and then I was more true to myself and told her I was feeling down. Anyway we arranged to catch up about 2pm after her meeting.
I eventually got myself out of bed and ready to go out and went for coffee. I hadn’t seen this particular friend for a few months so it was good to catch up. Afterwards I decided to squeeze in an appointment for an eyebrow/eyelash tint and wax so I messaged E to say I’d be home slightly later for our walk.
When I eventually walked into her kitchen that afternoon I did a double take. My mind couldn’t quite process it properly. My son S who was in Australia was sitting at her kitchen table! My jaw hit the floor and I was dumbfounded for a few minutes. I couldn’t believe he was there!
Needless to say the walk I thought I was going for didn’t happen. Instead we went home so S could get a shower and we went to visit a good friend of his in hospital. His friend had a nasty accident at work two weeks ago and ended up having to get his lower leg amputated (another reason why S was keen to get home).
Later we were able to surprise my hubby and my daughter R when they got home from work. They were both late in as R was going wakeboarding after work and hubby was going to an Escape Room with some colleagues. The reaction from R was particularly fun. She was so excited to see her brother.
We were banned from putting anything on social media until he’d seen all the friends he wanted to surprise (hence the delay in my post) although I’m pretty sure none of his friends are following this blog. 😄
So looking forward to hearing more about S’s trip and seeing all his photos. It will be interesting to see how he has matured during his time away too – I think that’s inevitable. We have a family holiday planned in a couple of weeks too. We’re off to Croatia (a first for all of us). I will definitely post some pics of that. 😊