Yes I’ve counted them. I’ve got 2 pizzas, quite a lot of rice and a pot of sweet and sour sauce which should make at least three meals. Lets face it I’m pretty much in clover here, and with the dish-washer humming placidly in the corner of the kitchen a continuous supply of clean plates is pretty much guaranteed. The only thing to watch out for is stains or marks on the carpet as these seem to draw a significant number of negative comments.
These days we are blessed with the power of Skype. Rather unwisely I said she could tour round our home via Skype and make sure everything was in order. She seemed to like the idea but, in hindsight I think I should curtail the tour as it might affect her holiday if things are not as tidy as she likes. She is a very tidy person, both in terms of dress and home cleaning. I am not untidy but have a more relaxed idea about wardrobe and cleaning so I will have to be a bit careful. The nice Judith who kindly visits my Blog on occasion had suggested having a bottle of wine in the fridge for her return. This is a good idea. I shall try not to sample it, “just to make sure it’s up to standard” as a half empty bottle may not carry the same emotional message.
She received an urgent text message from her daughter at 4.20 am this morning telling her not to forget to pack a cocktail dress, so you can make a guess at the kind of holiday it’s going to be. I really hope she has a lovely bonding time with a few pina colades chucked in: she loves those.
In the meantime I shall attempt to begin writing my masterpiece entitled “Living Your Life Backwards” , going for walks, seeing friends and looking out of the window. There is you lot, of course, and no doubt you will keep me company in some way.
I will miss her. You wouldn’t expect anything else but I am also really pleased she’s going to have some quality time with her daughter. It will be great for them. When you love someone you want them to be happy above all else. Lots of life becomes simple, and even quiet. It’s a nice place to be. Love can be simple. Not as simple as beans on toast but it runs that culinary masterpiece a close second