Thursday, December 13, 2007

I'm back

I’m back.

And, I’ve had this rather uncomfortable feeling all day, that I couldn’t quite identify … what is it? Why do I feel like I’ve misplaced both my ‘phone and my handbag? Why? I’ve got my bag, and I’ve got my non-blackberry stand in … so… what is it? And then, I’ve remembered:

My children, my babies are flying to England tonight to have a three week Christmas holiday without me! Aaaaagggh.

They’re all packed up now: suitcases full, but not bursting. Daughter has written instructions for wrapping presents – a couple of birthdays in there as well as Christmas – just to keep us on our tippy toes. I think I shall feel better when they’ve actually gone – right now, I keep wondering if I can get any other presents. No. No, I can’t.

It’s all done but I’ve still got me to pack, and I’ve got some website stuff to do, three pieces of artwork to prepare and email. I think Husband will be quite glad to see the back of me on Saturday: I’ve spent the last four weeks in a blind panic.

The lovely Cathy at My New Notebook has awarded me a lion, which I’m really flattered about – thank you very much, Cathy. I have to award it to five others, but I’m going to come back and post about it tomorrow cos I'm so tired I need a lie down…


Pacha said...

So glad you're back! I can imagine the flurry and manic panicking. I think you're right. Once they've gone it will be better for you!

Have a fantastice time in Skyros (focus on this when the panicking gets too bad!)...

All the best!
p.s I'm so excited for you!

Pacha said...

fantastice? J is here hurrying me on while I write.

Lucy Diamond said...

Ohhhh.....that must feel strange. Really exciting for your children though, I'm sure. And like you say, once they're gone, you'll probably be able to breathe a little easier.
Hope your nap makes you feel better!

Carol and Chris said...

Your kids are going to have an absolute ball and be spoiled rotten!! You are going to get lots of encouragement and have the head space to push forward with your novel (and husband is going to get some peace and quiet :-D)

See you later

C x

Leigh said...

Oooh, that feeling...when there's something not good going on, and it's lurking at the back of your mind. I know it. I hate it.

Then there's the one when something really good is going to happen, and you're just bursting with fine humour - that's the one the kids'll be having while you're feeling glum.

Then, when they've arrived safely in the UK, you will get the good feeling too!