Friday, 10 September 2010
REASONS TO BE HAPPY
My partner arrived home late last night, after coaching football (soccer). He had found that it doesn't pay to put your keys down while the sun is shining but go back to pick them up after dark. He should have made it back when it was twilight, that's the safest time, apparently ;)
Everything was fine, normal routine.
I didn't hit the computer with the hammer, even though it wouldn't connect with the internet. You know how it is with threats, don't say it if you aren't prepared to follow it through. Behaviour 101.
The day began early, well it began at exactly the same time it normally does but I saw an early portion of it. I helped the Minnow play the fun-ist game, if you've never played it, give it a go, it is called :how to fit a sleeping bag, blanket and rubber mattress into the sleeping bag's case. The crawling, squirming, squashing - forget Twitster, it has nothing on this.
The whole family waved her off, crowded on the doorstep, fond farewells - bless. She is the Isle of Wight's problem now ;)
"OMG! It is so amazing! It's like a freaking carnival, here! It's incredible!"
So, no-word-of-a-lie BESTIVAL is not too bad.
Partner started quiet.
Started muttering and visiting every room in the house.
Did the wandering from room to room more.
Kept retracing his steps, miming the same actions each time.
Started standing on chairs and surveying the rooms.
Imagine King Canute in a tracksuit, and no waves.
"You know the money we got when we sold the car? I had it in my wallet and, like, here's the thing: I think it's in the house."
I found tracking his scent, dogging his footsteps, from room to room untherapeutic.
"You know when I lost the key? I turned my bag out, in the car park, at the football club."
I went, I looked, I did not conquer the idea that I needed to go find me a new hammer.
I blood-hounded my way around the field and the carpark, in the rain.
Nice people found the soggy wallet, they phoned. They even dried out the stack of bills that did not need paying.
REASONS TO BE HAPPY:
There are some seriously good people in the world.
Can you think of any other reasons to be happy?