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Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Twelfth Night

Twelfth night and the tree was ceremoniously disposed off from the first floor French window last night! The baubles are all carefully packed away again for another year. I realised as I was taking down all the decorations that this is the second year running that I am lovingly wrapping them up and putting them into boxes, not knowing where I'll be next time they are unwrapped.

I had put off the thought of 'what next' because it was only December. Yet now that it is January and a new year, the realisation that I have 2 months left in this house becomes suddenly a bit too close for comfort. I was working to the 12th March, but realised I signed the year long lease on 5th March. Two months left, and no idea what I can do yet. Money/divorce still not through, yet I really don't want /can't afford another 6 months rent here. I am pushing the thought to the back of my mind...

Meanwhile Small Sprog is home from his Christmas holiday with his dad and Tall Girl came back tonight. As I write she is in the bath, radio on, singing full blast to herself. 'Pop music' my Mum would have called it. I remember being 14 and singing along to the radio all the time, obsessed with the 'Top 40' Chart Show. So long ago now. And here I am with my own girl trilling beautifully from the smallest room in the house. It was lovely to hear, it warmed my heart. Welcome home.

11 comments:

Miss Sadie said...

Hope you can find a wonderful home that you can afford and enjoy.

Maggie May said...

Oh dear, I hadn't realised you'd have to go so soon.
I'm hoping you will find a good, more reasonably priced place in an area that you like.
I used to be obsessed with the pop charts and played my singles all the time and sang along with the records. Many moons ago.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Steve said...

Onwards and upwards is the only way. Hopefully your next home will be more permanent and allow you to feel more settled.

nick said...

Goodness, that doesn't leave much time to sort out where you're going to be living! Hopefully the divorce will all be finalised soon. Nothing changes much when it comes to the kids' obsession with the charts! I can remember my own teenage obsession very well....

Akelamalu said...

I didn't realise the lease on the house was almost up. I'm sure something perfect will turn up for you. Nice to have the kids back, especially when they're singing and not complaining eh! (wink)

Letty - A Little Girl With A Curl said...

Happy New Year Suburbia!

"Sunrise, Sunset, quickly go the days, I don't remember getting older, when did they?"

Having children is such a bitter sweet experience, but it is the way of the world - they must grow up and begin the path toward adulthood.

I am thinking good thoughts for you, and apologise for being so tardy in my reading, commenting and blogging.

Guess what my NY resolution is? ;0D To be a better and more regular Blogger.

love from Letty xxxxx

Casdok said...

Oh gosh the Top 40! I used to love it!

A new year with new begingings.

Furtheron said...

home is where the heart is

I have a similar 15 year old with regular bouts of "singalong with Lady Gaga" coming from her room :-)

Rose said...

Hope your housing issues can be resolved easily and soon so that is one less worry for you.

I do remember being 14--it was the beginning of Beatlemania, and I was totally infatuated with the Fab Four:)

cheshire wife said...

I hope that things will turnout the way that you want them to.

Happy New Year.

Liz said...

And it's over and you got through it as you will the next hiccup. Keep smiling with Small Sprog and singing with Tall Girl - but maybe quietly so she can't hear you!