Something to look forward to.
For the last six months my main task has been to get MTL’s study into working order. He could make sense of the chaos but it was something of a nightmare for anyone else. I didn’t count the cardboard boxes full of files going back – roughly - 40 years – in triplicate. Suffice to say you would never know that the carpet was a deep peacock colour.
Nevertheless it made sense to him and I was only too happy to hand any complicated paper work over to him.
‘Do I have to do anything about this darling?’
‘No – just hand it over and I’ll deal with it.’
I miss that.
I’ve had to get used to dealing with my pet allergies: income tax, insurance, car stuff etc whilst that part of my brain has been on a glorious vacation for 30 odd years. I suppose lessons could be learned from this but it’s a bit late for this poor cow.
Whilst we are at it – another thing I miss is the ‘Guess what darling…’syndrome.
Having learnt a spicy bit of news – only relevant to the two of us, and he’s not there to guess.
After countless evenings tearing up A4s - I didn’t fancy a shredder - and a hilarious bonfire experience with our French son I felt it was safe to book Mick and Mandy to transform the room with their wall washing , painting and decorating. Thank goodness I decided to stick with the original colours because once the room was empty and freshly decorated there was no sign of MTL. A bleak moment.
Ironically my next task was to do my utmost to get it back to what it was – without the chaos. When I’ve finished titivating I’ll attempt to post a photo. I hope he would approve.
Oh – something to look forward to; I’ve booked a cruise for next May – just me. Something we never did and a place we’ve never visited: the Norwegian Fjords with – I believe - beautiful mountains and lakes – that he would love.
I had a phone call this morning from a distant land asking to speak to my husband.
‘You can’t – he’s dead!’
‘May I have your Christian name Madam?’
Flu’ jab today. Do get it done if it is relevant to you.