Balancing act

So, either I waffle on generally about my fairly uneventful day, or I reminisce or I go off on one, in the more vulgar parlance (how is it that parlance always follows vulgar?) – which last I did this evening, only to find it was the dullest option of all.  Because, who cares, hey?

No darlings, it’s still quiet.  But it seems to be a week of sadness.  My friend Val’s sister has died, and so has my friend George’s brother.  The first expected, the second a sudden shock.  Val’s latest granddaughter is being christened tomorrow – Russian Orthodox – so it’s a strange set of emotions for her.

I bought myself aniseed balls.  Well, you have to do something, don’t you?  And I like old-fashioned sweets, liquorice, aniseed, sherbet and so on.  And I cooked a particularly nice dinner – albeit with leftovers.  We’re still eating last Sunday’s chicken.  I think I’ll be eating it all weekend, as the Sage is off again.  He’s going on a china picking-up trip and will be away from tomorrow (Saturday) to Monday.  I shall play loud music and watch too many DVDs and go to sleep cuddling a pillow.

Ooh, talking about sleep, we were a bit fitful last night.  By the time we were ready, it was about 1 am and I couldn’t, so played Scrabble on the phone, which isn’t a brilliant idea at that time as you forget your two-letter words.  We both kept waking each other up and I was awake from 4 anyway, and when I was ready to get up a couple of hours later, the Sage put his comforting arm around me, so of course we both fell asleep.  Then I woke again so played poker, and finally he woke up, looked at the clock, said “9.15 – heh!” and went straight back to sleep.  I exhaust him, darlings, I can’t deny it.  But it’s absolutely worth it.  I mean, you only have to look at him.

5 comments on “Balancing act

  1. Z

    I did put Scrabble on to FB but I haven’t played it as yet. I don’t know how to start a game for one thing, and for another, the likelihood of someone waking in the middle of the night and going on to FB at the moment I do for a game seems a bit optimistic. I know it doesn’t have to happen in real time, that is, I can put in a word and leave it for them to come back, but that’s not a lot of use when you can’t sleep.

    On the other hand, I could then memorise the new 2 letter words. Mine are a bit out of date.

    Sherbet fountains! I loved them, Christopher. We weren’t often allowed sweets when I was a child, but my mother liked sherbet fountains too, so sometimes we had one on a Saturday afternoon. They’ve got a silly plastic top on now though. As if anyone ever caught anything from eating an unprotected bit of liquorice. And they’ve ruined fruit gums.

  2. Z

    Thank you, Dave. I’ve no idea how to find this challenge though. I did have Scrabble up there, but it seems to have vanished. I’m feeling a bit dim.


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