Monday, 17 June 2013

Simply a moment - June

Simply a moment is the brilliant idea of Simply Alexa who asks us to take one moment of our time every month and pay special attention to everything we see, hear, touch, taste and smell. Then all we have to do is write it down. Go and see what everyone else has written after you have read mine

It's Friday 12th June 2.30pm.

My favourite son-in-law, my ex daughter-in-law and my grandson are sitting around the table chatting and laughing because we are waiting. I am trying hard to beat some frosting into submission so that it will go in and on the carrot cake that my daughter has insisted I make for today. I am so nervous I could easily throw everyone out and lock all the doors, but I won't.
Ronnie and Merrilyn are coming today all the way from Australia. My throat is tight, I keep thinking I need a wee but I don't. I wonder how they will feel about coming into my house. I wonder what "the others" have said. Oh for goodness sake I just hate this WAITING! The sound of a key in the front door, my daughter's voice as she ushers someone in, the sound of their laughter as they walk down the hall and into the breakfast room.

They're here!Suddenly I am in a gentle hug from Ronnie and then a hug and a quick kiss from Merrilyn.
Andrea, Uncle Ronnie and Merrilyn
The tension is gone, the nerves stop quivering. I am filled with delight to see a face I haven't seen for more than 30 years. Everything is ok. My ex brother-in-law still likes me!
I spread the the now submissive frosting into the middle of the carrot cake and reflect briefly on just how much it meant to me that Ronnie should still like me, and then I grin delightedly and hand the cake and the knife to my daughter as she is in charge of today's celebrations.

12 comments:

Sian said...

I'm rubbish at waiting too. Nicely captured!

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

You captured the tension perfectly. I hope you enjoyed the rest of the visit.
Sorry to hear you've not been able to register for the JS class :o(

alexa said...

Phew, I was feeling nervous myself by the time I got to the photo! Wonderfully expressed ... and so glad there was a happy ending. I love your phrase about beating the frosting into submission! Thank-you so much for linking up and joining in again this month - it has been a lovely read :).

Wanda said...

We do manage to work ourselves into a state when we have to wait for something. I'm glad you had the frosting to work on--I'm sure it relieved some of the tension!

If a picture is worth a thousand words, it looks as if everyone had a good time. I'm glad everything turned out.

Liz said...

You made me nervous too. I had to laugh about you needing a wee!! Why does that always happen?

Alison said...

I hate waiting for people to arrive, too....and the nerves are almost always unfounded!
Alison xx

Cheri said...

Ah, all's well that ends well! Love a happy ending.

jeanie g said...

That was such a tension filled story, glad your ex BIL still liked you!

Maria Ontiveros said...

OH, the double-edged sword of anticipation. So glad the reunion went well.
Rinda

Becky said...

How lovely that the reunion was so happy :)

Miriam said...

Oh that wee thing! it drives me nuts...I am so happy that the reunion went well, why do we do this to ourselves. Of course he would like you! Really lovely moment beautifully told, as always.

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Hello.
Just to let you know that you are indeed a no-reply blogger.
I left you a message on the post you asked the question on, but don't know if you saw it. I have posted to links on my blog today that may help.
Fiona x