Last Friday I drove up to Tauranga to stay with a Katherine of The Last Visible Dog for Aftermas and a few days holiday.
Most years at the end of January Katherine has an 'After-Christmas' after-noon party for as many family and friends as she can. It's nice to get together before school and work starts taking over from the summer break. It seems that with partners, melded families, step-thingys and so on often it's just too hard to see all the people one would like to on the 25th December, so Katherine has another one a month later for all the people she missed. I am privileged to be one of the invitees. This was my fourth Aftermas.
Interestingly when I wrote about Aftermas two years ago I mentioned that I slept without a nightmare. So far after two nights here I've had nights of serene sleep. After a really bad start to the week - even on Friday I woke not being able to tell nightmare from reality - sleep without has been wonderful.