It’s the end of summer bank holiday this weekend. This means that Monday is a stay at home and stay away from work day. I took off Friday and Tuesday as well, because that is how I roll.
When I made the decision to take off these days I saw the whole weekend as an empty expanse of time. A treasure of a blank five-day weekend. Then everything changed. First we decided to replace the fencing in our back garden. No big, it’s a tiny garden. Then two people sent out birthday party invites. Then there was an opening at a gallery we like. Then the pub down the road announced they were having a boot fair in the ballroom (boot fair = craft fair / rummage sale in American), then another party was announced for Friday night, THEN I got an email from a friend announcing that I was expected to play Rounders (a game which makes absolutely no discernible sense at all) on Monday.
What the fuck dudes? I mean it! I know this probably sounds miserable of me, you’re all like, oh poor Carolyn her life is so hard, she’s just TOO damn popular. But for real, I just wanted to buy some full fat milk for my coffee that I would drink whilst sitting in the corner of the second bedroom whilst trying to write a goddamn book and all these jerks (aka my really awesome and wonderful friends) keep planning really awesome and wonderful sounding events. Maybe if I just don’t sleep until Tuesday I’ll have time for everything?