Welcome and come on in. I’m glad you’ve come because it gives me a rest from packing. Yes, the cardboard boxes are out and I’m working away in earnest. The removalists have allowed me 30 boxes. I think that should be enough but I know we will be doing a few trips with the loose stuff that just won’t fit in a box; things like table lamps.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that I have resubmitted my work. Now the long wait until I know the outcome. Last time it was 5 months. Hopefully this time it will be no more than 3 but I am not going to give it another thought from this moment on. There is too much else to think about.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you this coming week is a busy one. It is Roger’s birthday on Wednesday and mine on Saturday. I have to have the packing finished by next Sunday. We are going out for a romantic birthday dinner on the Thursday night and out for lunch on the Friday to my favourite spot at Cotton tree.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that Roger sold his car this yesterday. I was relieved as we no longer have garaging for three cars and it is too expensive to keep them all registered. For him though it was letting go of his youth. He loved the car and it never missed a beat. He liked its throaty hum and the wind whistling through his hair. He hated the fact that he had to sell it for less than we ended up buying a big new bed. He knew he loved the car more than he will ever love the bed. These endings as you get older are unfortunately a necessity.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you I have nothing else to tell you. Our weather has been threatening to storm and the only time it succeeded was when we weren’t expecting it. Then it was a humdinger dropping 112mm in less than an hour. The thunder and lightning were loud and frightening. I slept through the lot. It woke my Mum and set off their fire alarm. She went out and followed procedure only to find herself alone in the corridors until the fire brigade turned up. Thank heavens it was a false alarm as no-one else woke. I wonder if I would have.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you I am going to go to a discussion group this afternoon on the making of identity. I have strong views on this subject but it will be interesting to hear what others think. I will be doing a book review and continuing on with my cruise series. This week I’m going to talk about the food on board.
Now. What about you? What have you been up to? Read any good books. I needed something mindless but enjoyable so this week I have been reading a Janet Evanovitch book. What has your weather been like? Warming up yet?