As lots of other families on 25th we had a Xmas Day 'family zoom' with our three daughters and their partners/husbands. We had lots of laughs, chat, waved to our grandchildren etc .........then a couple minutes before the zoom meeting ended it struck me how happy and jovial we all were and so I blurted out that I had just lost a friend of 17 years on Xmas Eve to Covid.....I burst into tears (not unusual for me) and asked them to spare a thought for the terrible Xmas my friend Joanne's family will be experiencing.....well the meeting ended quickly after I spoilt everyone's day and now I'm feeling terrible and selfish that I mentioned it at all.........we are very close to two of our daughters but one not so much, and my relationship with her in recent years has been strained.......
I messaged her later in the day on an inconsequential matter to receive a terse reply. I am generally a very anxious person and doubly so now as I expect she is feeling 'ugh it's all about her, she needn't have mentioned it today.' Probably everyone else is thinking the same? My mother said I shouldn't have mentioned it
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