Tuesday, October 14

How's the serenity...*

Well, the girls are back at school and Tom's at work. It's all quiet and I'm all alone. Well, alone except for Sophie but she sleeps all day and doesn't make much noise - or conversation. It's peaceful. Lovely and quiet. Tum te tum te tum. Yep, loving the silence. Now what?

It always throws me when the girls go back to school after holidays. For the first day or so I can't quite adapt to an empty house. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind an empty house and I love having the time to 'get on with things', but it just takes a bit of getting used to after having the girls home for a couple of weeks (or even longer in summer).

Today I'm editing. I like editing, it suits my ridiculously fussy nature when it comes to spelling and grammar (especially other people's). However today I'm having trouble settling to it. I sit down, look at the document, correct a typo then jump up and go and clean the toilet. Then I come back, look at the document again, change a sentence around....and jump up and go and make a cup of tea. As you can see writing a blog post is the current distraction of choice. It's only a matter of time before I'm standing in front of the fridge looking for an edible distraction. You're getting the idea aren't you? It's just not flowing for me here today.

However as Thursday is the deadline for this work I'd better get to it.

Just as soon as I've dusted the piano.

*Classic line from the movie The Castle


Dave said...

Sophie? I don't think you've mentioned the maid since i've been reading your blog.

She presumably sleeps all day because you've kept her up all night getting the house spotless.

Anonymous said...

Yes, she's the maid and a bloody useless one at that. As you're probably aware from your own search for domestic staff you just can't get good help these days.