African funerals are long, tedious affairs that take days of preparation. Then there are events that happen afterwards - family conferences, the ceremonial changing to mourning clothes and the shaving of hair for those required by tradition.
In general, we're OK. Baby arrived in Joburg on Sunday morning. So I carted her off to Phokeng to stay with Mma. I think my mother needs a reminder that the next generation is thriving ( following the death of my cousin) and Baby needs a reminder that not everyone close to her will die too soon. Some people do get to enjoy their twilight years.
As for me, I still have a lot of work to catch up on before I close for Christmas. I had to cancel a few meetings and ignored some admin tasks that help my business tick over late last week. Now I'm catching up with them.