Well today ended (not that it’s over yet) on a much brighter note. We spent the afternoon finishing making a huge raised bed in the garden for me to plant my veggies in and then we lay on the lawn, my son playing his guitar and me finishing off reading Animal Farm to him. Then I thought, do you know what? Sod it, he’s been asking to go see Motley Crue in concert for ages so I got us tickets for half term to go to see them in New York. He has no idea and he will flip when he finds out. I forfeited my holiday this year and our planned house move for reasons I’ll delve into at some point so I figured we only live once and memories are there to be made. The daughter is in on the surprise and has arranged to take time off to come with us, we we’re heading off on the premise that we’re meeting her in London for a weekend and the cat will slip out of the bag when we get to Heathrow T5 and he will probably put two and two together and near implode with excitement.
I don’t often get upset but when I do it prompts me to do something grand, a throw caution to the wind moment. I can’t wait to shop, last time we went to NYC we arrived on New Year’s Eve with two handbags, the customs guys thought it was bizarre that we had no luggage at all but you can buy things in New York… lots of things. I’m going to be so much slimmer too, I can’t wait to feel the slack in the seat belt and get that lap tray down without squeezing my belly over the top 😀