Monday, April 10, 2006

It's a ho-ho-holiday

For some strange but wonderful reason, I’m on holiday, three days before P. and the children which is why you find me now, at 9H30 in the morning sipping a third cup of coffee in front of powerbookbaby, flitting from site to site in a euphoric state of indolence.

So it's going to be three days of idyllic freedom, if it wasn’t for having to take le boy to the school doctor for his pre-primary visit today slap in the middle of this afternoon. Oh, and having to nervously hang around the letter box just in case UPS delivers said boy’s passport. [Did I mention that major cockup in the Tunisia holiday plans? I only realised last week that his passport had run out and sent in an application to have it renewed last Tuesday, in other words very late (too late?) — so there is no guarantee that it will actually arrive before we fly on Friday. P. and I may end up drawing straws at the airport to see who gets to go.] There is also the small matter of finding a plumber to fix a radiator upstairs that inexplicably fell off the wall bending all the pipework while I just happened to be standing on it fixing a shutter. I also have to go to aquagym every single day in the desperate hope that a few hours of splashing around in the water will erase all signs of a winter of sloth. I also have to fit in a visit to the hairdresser, a run to the Secours Populaire, prepare a couple of classes for the first day back, buy a few t-shirts, do a bit of paintwork in the house, .

Right, time for another cup of coffee I think and perhaps a little daytime TV………

4 comments:

wendy said...

That sounds like a very very busy 3 days - not exactly a holiday!

I think my kids are the only ones in France not already on holiday - they are at school until the 20th and then have a 10 day break. But we have no Saturday school - thank goodness - I'd hate to have to get up early on a Sat.

Anonymous said...

I like that 'inexplicably' ...
and the word sloth is more for me than you Lesley!
Fingers crossed for passport

Lesley said...

Wendy: I think that's why my kids aren't on holiday yet: they're on "la semaine de 4 jours" too and I'm soooo glad that they don't have school on Saturday too.

Deborah: If the passport does arrive on time it will be in large part due to your speedy signature!

Anonymous said...

I keep worrying that the passport people have found something dodgy about me and they won't trust that signature ....

Confinement

Being confined indoors most of the day, just the four of us, is reminding me of the days when my children were wee and most of our weekends ...