Thursday, February 15, 2007

resting

LG is on half-term this week, and though I don't get half-term at work, this happens to be a week when I only had to be on campus on Monday. A bit of work at home since then ... and off to RW's on Thursday for 4 days rest.

Good (the best) friendship, country walks, country pubs, talking of course, shopping maybe, gin, good food.... what a relief. I've been a tad tired and miserable lately (good word, "tad") and this is just what I need.

So I may be a bit absent from blogdom over the next few days. Though of course Mr and Mrs RW do have broadband now at last.....

I leave you with a little extract from the very witty Guy Browning's piece in the weekend Guardian "How to .... Rest":

"Teenagers have a special type of resting called festering. This uses the duvet as a kind of hormonal oven to produce deep-fried feelings of alienation that can then be consumed for the rest of the day instead of vegetables."

I may not be enjoying my current life-phase much, but I'm glad (overall and all things considered) not to be a teenager.


Addendum. Visit to RW delayed, ptb. LG is sick. ptb ptb ptb

19 comments:

tut-tut said...

Sorry your trip is delayed!

My own teenager festered pretty well overnight; we had words this a.m., causing me to shout, "get your own damn ride home!" Now I feel like a terrible mother. . . .

Steve said...

Oh no! Get well, LG!

I absolutely agree...I am so glad NOT to be a teenager anymore. It was interesting, but once is enough.

Trac said...

Oh no!

Terrible for you and terrible planning by LG too.

Fancy being sick during the school hols? You'd think she could have saved it for next week.

Get Well Soon LG!
x

Joanna said...

Get well soon LG, what rotten luck.

lettuce said...

Writing from Ipswich, Big Smile, LG recovered reasonably quickly and here we are. Relaxing. Hope you all have a good weekend.

Wendz said...

Oh bum!

lettuce said...

Hi Wendz, we've synchronized!

grumpy old woman said...

Hurrah! I do love a happy ending!

~(:o})=

Primrose Hill said...

Well done LG for getting better and not spoiling your mums rest! Enjoy yourself and the gin!
L x

Trac said...

Oh Good... :O)
x

Joyce said...

"maybe, gin"
is how I first read it. Boy, am I glad I got that wrong!

Pod said...

what is ptb?
tad is a great word, as is tadpole
squeeze RW and sons for me
sending some sunshine from my very red, heat emitting, glowing burnt bottom
x

Dizzy said...

Both of you have a great time.

I am glad you were able to get away and 'not so little' LG is feeling better.

Hugs from me.

Donna said...

Was just about to offer up words of sympathy for the sickness and visit delay but all is well hurrah. Hope you have a lovely time and no festering of any sort :-)

lettuce said...

thanks for all your good wishes, you're all so nice :o)

LG was still intermittently less-than-full healthy, and the dreaded PMS struck Sat pm, so she was in bed with me moaning and aching in the middle of the night poor love. And was sick when we got home today, off school tomorrow I think...

(ptb= pooh tit bum. I know. Blame Tat and Trac)

BUT a great time was had overall, gin of course (no "maybe" about it) country walk, pub lunch, LG hung out with RW's daughter & friends (some of whom are apparently "really cool") TKMaxx, boot fair (buttons yay!) pics. will follow.

James said...

Walks are always good for rest...and curing the need for rest....
See some more brick walls why don't you.
http://mayang.com/textures/Architectural/html/Brick/index.html

Pod said...

ha ha! love ptb...will try not to overuse it now. i'm not surprised trac had somehting to do wiv it!

get LG to a homeopath!!

Calamity Tat said...

ptb bum bum

Calamity Tat said...

How's little gem?