Saturday, 2 February 2008

Sorry, did you say half-term?

Finally, the infections/bugs/viruses that have been passed around this lot since before Christmas have gone. It dawned on me this morning that from Monday, for the first time since mid-December, I will have the house to myself. I will be able to clean a room in the morning and it will stay clean for a whole day. I will be able to finish the de-cluttering and sorting out stuff for the charity shop. (A futile exercise in my experience, with children around. They just take everything out of the bags saying 'I still play with that!' or 'I've looked all over for this'). The euphoria threatened to overwhelm me. I walked to the greengrocers with a spring in my step.

Matthew the greengocer asked how the children were.
Me: All better. All going back to school on Monday. House to myself.
Him: Oh, that's good. Too bad it's only for a week, eh?

I laughed at his little joke. He didn't.

Me: What do you mean, only for a week?
Him: They're only in next week, then it's half-term. Didn't you know?

I laughed again. More hysterically this time.

Me: Oh, course I did. Must have forgotten.
Him: You're not coming down with it are you? You look really pale.
Me: Me? No! I'll be fine! Five pounds of King Edwards please.


6 comments:

Lisa said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Love what you've done with your place here and am so glad your family's getting over this miserable virus, too!

:D

Debbie @ Chocolate and Coffee said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. You have a great site!

Blessings to you.

Casdok said...

The holidays sure come round fast dont they!!
Thanks for the reminder!!

Maggie May said...

I'm going to be on my own this half term, so I can have a good clean up!!!!!
Glad you are all feeling better. These wretched viruses.

Jennie said...

I know exactly what you mean! I can't believe they are off school again! My daughter has a half day to go skipping down at the beach for Shrove tuesday this week as well.
Have you got the ingredients for your pancakes in!

Lisa said...

BWAHAHA! Sorry... Couldn't help it.

What is/are King Edwards? 5 pounds makes me think chocolate? :o)