Just now alone with people gone to do jobs round death and feeling low. MIL died unexpectedly yesterday. Well, unexpectedly for an 86 year old. She had been swimming the day before. She had a cardiac arrest at a bus stop and could not be revived although it was attempted for a good while. Best way to go, busy, active, looking forward to Christmas and then drop. But still an awful shock for everyone. And so we bless the NHS. But we are surprisingly weepy. And fragile. Waiting for kids to come home now. I suppose that will help in its way.