I’m beyond excited for our UK Adventure to begin tomorrow. But . . . as much as I love to travel, I also don’t like to be away from home for very long. Two weeks will be a REALLY long time to be away from my sweet kitties (Cosmo, Attila, and Olive) and from Ruby the Wonder Dog. I’ve arranged the very best care for all of them (thanks to Samantha and Sylvia), but I know there will be days when I’m wishing I could click my heels and come home for an hour of pet snuggles.
While going about my business today, I’ve been comically meloncholic. This afternoon, I fetched the mail and with a little wave, I whispered, “Goodbye, Mailbox. I won’t be seeing you for awhile.” At the grocery store, I sadly took a mental picture, thinking how strange it will feel not shopping at Fry’s for two weeks. I’ve barely been able to complete a task for having to stop and cuddle the pets.
This afternoon as I was awash in sentimentality, saying goodbye to all of the things that make up my every day life, this popped into my brain. Massive apologies to Margaret Wise Brown (who is likely rolling in her grave).
Goodbye phone (I didn’t pay for UK access)
Goodbye dog chewing on a bone
And the scurrying scorpions (killed 26 in the yard yesterday and two in the house today)
Goodbye piles of cat hair
Goodbye quiet pool where Hubby and I float
Goodbye computer on which I wrote.
Goodbye mockingbird that interrupts my sleep
Goodbye neighbor’s car always saying beep beep
And goodbye mittens
And goodbye beers
Goodbye dusty house
And goodbye dears
Goodbye kitchen stereo to which I dance
And goodbye stack of unread books.
Goodbye stinky cat boxes.
And goodbye to the old lady (who me?)
who is certainly a lush,
Goodbye noises everywhere.
Wow. That was truly terrible. Apologies all around. I will miss my sweet pets and my comfy home. Send positive energy toward this ridiculously angsty traveler as she jets off tomorrow afternoon for parts unknown.