Friday, December 18, 2009

Only one regret

I am so lucky.
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I may not be a bestselling author (yet), only two people may have attempted my Christmas Puzzle 2009 (so far), and my slackline may be covered in snow,
BUT
I am not sitting in a busy office thinking of all the Christmas chores I have yet to do. Nor am I in some noisy city being pushed and shoved by crowds of panicking Christmas shoppers. I don’t live in the south of England where, when it snows, the media thinks the world has come to an end, and I don’t even have to go out today if I don’t want to.
I can sit in my cosy study with the log-burning stove, in my warm and comfortable, shapeless grey trackie bottoms (because I am here all alone) and I can write in peace, with the cat for company.
My one regret is that yesterday afternoon, when I was babysitting 3 year old grandson, it began to snow, and Dave rang to tell me to come home asap because of the treacherous roads. This meant that when Zoe got back with the 5 year old, and he asked if I wanted to play foxes with him and his brother, I had to say “I would LOVE to play foxes, but I have to go home because of the snowy roads.” There is only one thing I would rather be doing than sitting here, and that is pretending to be a fox, chasing my squirrel grandsons under their beds.

4 comments:

shafia said...

Sounds like bliss Sue! I don't even celebrate Xmas but living in central London I can still relate to everything mentioned in your blog...how sad is that??

And I'm sorry but I haven't got a clue AT ALL what the Xmas puzzle could be, I wanted to say flour bag but that's used in the kitchen, so I know it's not that...can't wait to find out what it is...

shafia said...

Sorry! Forgot to mention, your grandsons are so handsome!

Sue Hepworth said...

Thanks, Shafia. I think so, too, but then you'd expect me to think that, wouldn't you?

Samc said...

Squirrels under the bed?
It's dust bunnies at our place.