They can make all the difference, good or bad. Because of the husband’s run-in with chickenpox we have had to cancel a trip away to the wedding of two very dear friends. I coped with cancelling the nice accommodation. I put up with the frustration of having spent money on flights we couldn’t use. I was a grown up about swapping a romantic weekend away for a long weekend of mopping brows and changing sheets. It was putting away the dress I bought with the tags still on that made me cry!
So, when the invalids were comfortable in bed, and when I had finally caught up with housework and, you know, eating, I grabbed my knitting and finished off clue 2 of the Downton Abbey MKAL.