Decided to take advice and left work at 11.30am this morning unable to talk or think straight due to illness.
Came home and made 'nice cup of tea' (my mum's answer to all life's ills) and thought I'd better ring MIL to let her know I was home as she would see my car on the drive as she took my daughter to nursery this afternoon and would panic. (MIL lives nearby with a brook between us so she can see our house as she drives alongside the brook from her side)
Couldn't get through to MIL. Her land line rang once then stopped, her mobile number gave strange noises. Went into panic mode - "she's fallen over and when I ring her my daughter picks up but doesn't know what to do!" I thought.
Rushed out of house with no coat and drove round to hers to find her happily playing with daughter. "Yes, my phone's out of order" "Oh I never have my mobile on" Give me strength! Does the woman not know that primary carer of my most treasured possession has to be contactable at all times?
Anyway daughter now delighted that I was there to take her to nursery so we left the house just as the heavens opened and I got drenched.
Dropped daughter off, came home to cold cup of tea.