We have a reception to attend this afternoon, in honour of the friend who passed away, a couple of weeks ago. Not looking forward to it, obviously.
I am also not looking forward to seeing her mum , not just because of the circumstances, but because her mum is totally insane. She is one of these people who love to stir people up and to utter controversial and inaccurate information; about anything, but now she can feast upon every detail, from her daughter’s last minutes to fabrications about the findings by the coroner.
I know it sound morbid but she loves morbid topics(it comes from her fear of her own mortality, obviously) and always upsets people. My other friend from college called me to tell me about the phone conversation she had had earlier in the week with the mum; it was terrible, and upset my second friend dreadfully.
So I have instructed Harvey to simply greet her, but not to linger with her, and to mingle with the others instead.
Sad to have to orchestrate such events, but I KNOW what her mum is like and really hope that I am wrong about her expected behaviour.
We will hope for the best….
(and I have been going to Tai Chi often this week, in preparation; arming myself with relaxation!)