But for right now…at this very moment…I’m relishing the Quiet. The Peacefulness. The chance to enjoy my coffee and hear only the sound of my keyboard as I type. Heaven. Don’t get me wrong – I’ve enjoyed having the Nagging Princess off school for the past week-and-a-half, she generally doesn’t cause too much trouble other than her propensity to turn into a tornado and leave a wake of messy rooms in her path – strewn with toys and various sundries. That also meant I didn’t have to stand shivering in the cold waiting for her bus twice a day. And I do enjoy extra time with Hovering Hubby when he’s off work, but the dog does a good job following me everywhere I go and getting underfoot, so add Hovering Hubby and Nagging Princess to that mix and it can become utter chaos. Especially for my sanity.
So off I go to get the Nagging Princess into a bath under protest, then after her bus carries her off to school for the afternoon I’ll be able to run a few errands un-prohibited, and at some point, before she gets home, haul the empty boxes back in from the shed so I can strip the living room bare of the decorations that were once so enjoyably pleasing to the eye but now have turned into an annoyance at the work ahead. 😉