picture the scene...........
a quiet morning spent packing, putting the washing on, feeding the troops......
sitting in my favourite old chair, pot of tea and toast by my side.........
turned and said to Archie cat "shall we see how phil and fern are this fine morning?"
(day time t.v programme)
reached across and switched on the box......
the ever smiling fern just happened to say good morning and mentioned the date......
and that is when it happened - right then.
Mr panic knocked very loudly at my door.
HOW CAN IT BE JULY ALREADY
July is the month that i drag all my boxes and animals up North.
i am clearly not ready for it to be July.
i felt the colour draining from my face.....
i actually felt faint (and a little dramatic)
i could not finish my toast for crying out loud - the moment was that bad.
by the time Stephen came home from a breakfast meeting i was visibly shaking whilst wrapping copious amount of newspaper around any item that was standing still in the kitchen.
now..... when these moments of panic arise in this house which they do from time to time, i like to make the most of them
allow myself to be slightly hysterical
have mad unkempt hair
you know the look
what i do not want is Stephen ( the man who has packed nothing - not one item)
what are you making a fuss about
it will all be fine
we have got 3 weeks before we go........
have you taken your rescue remedy?
are you aware that you look a bit odd this morning
can i have some toast
Mr panic just knocked louder.
i have to confess that my packing has become a little hit and miss
i do seem to have packed a pair of socks
just not a matching pair......
and it is horrid waking up every day to this mess
and seeing empty shelves
and remembering happy times in the kitchen with my sweet nephew eating lots and lots of cake
but through it all i keep telling myself how very lucky we are
that the house will be packed
that it will be clean and sparkling to welcome it's new owners
that the garden will be tamed and tidy and ready for it's new owners to enjoy
that the shop will be empty of stock
that i will have filled all the holes that i have made in the wall (too many to even think about)
heck there seems an awful lot still to do........
so to avoid Mr panic, we are off to the coast this afternoon
just to remind us of the view we will be waking up to each morning
that's if i can see the view past all the animals...........