A musical interlude: rainy days, mondays and jam trousers

It started badly, my week. I was expecting the Big T home from a conference in Detroit on Monday morning, but it turned out he’d got the day wrong and instead arrived on Tuesday. Monday was Auckland Anniversary Day — a long weekend — and if I’d known I’d be flying solo for the whole weekend, I would probably have organised my time differently. So while I’m not normally a Carpenters fan, Rainy Days and Mondays pretty much says it all on that score.

When T did get home, he brought with him a horrible flu. He’s spent the week trying to both recover, and play catch-up at work. Menu planning has involved as many variations on nutritious soft food that I can think of, because his throat has been so sore. Our plan to enjoy summer date nights have been abandoned.

The boy-child has been enjoying his last week of holiday, so we haven’t seen much of our little creature.

It’s definitely been a week that’s needed some comic relief.

And of course, this morning the Big T left for two weeks in Japan. He’s better, but not completely, and I’m already feeling a bit lost without him.

This post was written for the Daily Post writing prompt: Playlist of the Week

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37 thoughts on “A musical interlude: rainy days, mondays and jam trousers

    • Thank you Angeline; it’s going to be a busy few weeks. I have a couple of reports to finish for work, and we’re heading off on holiday in just under three weeks. San Fransisco, Munich, Bordeaux, London. So excited and so much to do!!!!

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      • We doing doing well. My son got his UE and NCEA Level 3 and so is off to EIT in a couple of weeks. My daughter leaves us to go to Wellington to uni there. We are settled in our new house and in regular contact with Women’s Refuge for safety reasons. My ex doesn’t know where we live now which has made a big difference. Onwards and Upwards for us.

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      • I am now getting involved again at church with a different group who don’t know my ex. It is relaxing not to have to think of what not to say all the time. My son also got a scholarship as well. If we had stayed together he told me he would have dropped out of school and left home. Once we did leave his school marks improved and now he knows where he wants to go. i am very proud of both of them

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  2. Reblogged this on Zimmerbitch and commented:

    “The more things change, the more they are the same.” — Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr
    Revisiting old posts, I realise how much the Big T’s travel sets the rhythm of our life. He is off to Detroit in a few days, knowing that when he gets back his feet will barely touch the ground before he flies out to Melbourne. At least this time he is free of the lurgy, so hopefully his travels will be less stressful this time.

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  3. I like the Playlist of the Week idea. Funnily enough, I was just listening to the Carpenters yesterday and singing along (in the car, alone, so no-one’s hearing was harmed). I know they are cheesy but I have always loved Karen’s voice. John travels a fair bit too and I don’t like it when it “wastes” a holiday weekend. Mind you, since I retired I don’t notice them so much!

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    • Thanks Anabel. I like the idea too and keep meaning to do a few of them as posts. This year T has been home in January for the first time in the last 12 or so years. Working for a northern hemisphere company has always meant meetings and conferences in their winter, so he misses big chunks of our summer. He’s managed to time this latest trip to avoid being away on Waitangi Day (tomorrow) — our national day — but I think it took some organising!

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