Saturday, 20 February 2016
So right now, I'm rewriting a choir arrangement of a song for a workshop, finishing a jumper for myself (if it's still on needles when I come home, it'll never get finished), reaching out to people for folk club bookings in the UK for April 2017, making loads of Skype calls to the friends we're visiting in the next few weeks, getting the house organised for visitors staying while we're away (we had a leaking pipe which had to be fixed yesterday) and getting publicity material printed and sent out for our German tour coming up in May. I still have a few days left, so whatever gets done will have to be enough.
All this is keeping me away from packing which if I could have gotten away with it, would have been started 3 weeks ago. When I was 10 I went to boarding school. There was a whole list of things had to be bought - blankets, sheets, etc etc as well as new school uniforms and all the paraphernalia that went with that. It was all packed into a trunk that stayed in my mother's bedroom. Every time something new was bought it was packed away, but not until I had taken everything out first to look at it all again before adding the new item. I can still smell all that lovely new linen.
Packing still gives me that thrill. Especially the opportunity to buy and wear summer clothes that have barely seen the light of day these past several years. Just looking at all that lovely colour sends shivers of delight through my whole being :)
Now that my cold has finally been drugged into submission (although now Tom has picked has been floored by it) and the worries about not being able to sing last weekend are no longer on the horizon, I am finally free to thoroughly enjoy the sheer excitement that comes in waves thinking that in just 4 days time WE WILL BE IN THE SUN!!! And for nearly seven weeks of it .... oh sheer joy. If there is even one drop of rain in that time, all contracts are off lol
Have a lovely weekend