A Friend In Need

It’s taken me a while to come back to this blog. Why one would ask?. The truth is that Christmas, coupled with an invitation for a old friend to stay for five days, was one of the most challenging Yuletides I’ve ever experienced in my entire life. 

We have known this person for nearly a decade, so lets leave it at that, with no description, not personal details. But if it’s up to me, he/she will never enter our house ever again. It was hell on earth, and to be honest I still have’t fully recovered. If it hadn’t been for the patience shown by my dear wife, I would have been or transported into a very dark enclave. 

So as much as I love Christmas time, I am very glad that this one is over and done with, and now I can move forward into 2018, calm and collected. The only redeeming factor is that I/we have been dealt a lesson in tolerance. I’m sorry, truly sorry to have to say goodbye to this ‘friend’ of old, but their company is no longer wanted, or needed. Good riddance. 

My next visit here should be much more positive, much more upbeat, much more serene. This is a classic example where I’ve had to put myself first. And I have no problem with that whatsoever.