18 August 2008

A sigh of relief

Kay's home again - safe and well and looking great - even despite being awake 24 hours during her return journey and jet-lagged. She seems older and wiser, more confident and more beautiful. A slight hint of a tan and 76 insect bites!! She chatted non-stop to me and her grandmother about her experiences and we had to give up at about day 5 of her trip, as she was so sleepy. Once refreshed after a few hours' sleep, she went off for a much longed-for shower and a change of clothes (decent clothes as opposed to the three sets of trekking clothes which had been on constant rotation over the last 32 days!!)

The new washing machine, meanwhile, is working flat out and churning round the Guatemalan/Mexican soil in its drum. Clean clothes are coming out the other end and I am in seventh heaven. Normality is slowly returning to the Alcoholic Daze household. Well, as normal as it gets, anyhow.

15 comments:

aims said...

Back safe in mother's arms.

Bless.

Miss Understood said...

I found your link over at Flowerpot's place. I've just read all of your archives back to back - sadly, completely gripped. You write wonderfully...with such honesty.

I am thinking you will LOVE the next few days with your daughter. I'm glad she's home, safe and well.

I wish you peace and strength. xx

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

so you know where she is, and how she is....a mothers main concern..totally!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

So glad she is back safe and sound. You must be very relieved. Can just imagine the washing!!

CJ xx

Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

Your daughter back AND a new washing machine - must be like Christmas!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Welcome back Kay - I'll bet you have had a great time. A

Fern said...

Glad Kay is back safely and had a great time, don't envy her the 76 insect bites though!
My washing machine sounds like a DC10 taking off when on spin cycle, think I need a new one too.

Queenie said...

Hi I saw you over at Miss Understoods, so hope you don't mind me popping over. Sadly I can relate to you, my first husband died at a very young age due to alcoholism. Nothing would stop him, he put me in hospital for 3 months,(drunken driving).
I expect you are enjoying your daughters tales, but isn't it great to have them home????
I will come back when I have more time to read your back posts, if thats ok...

Akelamalu said...

I followed your link from Flowerpot's blog.

One of my neices is in Thailand at the moment, having just done a four week stint in Kenya, teaching children English. I so admire the young just taking off to far flung lands, I wish I'd had the guts to do it when I was younger. I do get to travel now but on package holidays - not quite the same is it?

You must be so happy to have your daughter back home safe but what an adventure she's had! :)

Kit Courteney said...

How lovely that your daughter is home :0)

Best wishes to you all.

Millennium Housewife said...

Welcome home Kay! You must be very proud of her Rosiero MH

cheshire wife said...

It must be wonderful to have your daughter back safe and well. Enjoy your time with her.

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Glad all is well and that you are reunited. Maybe you can share some of Kay's stories with us? With her blessing of course!

Flowerpot said...

I bet you're so glad to have her back and she will ahve had some great adventures - I wonder how many of them you'll hear about?!

goodbyetoallfat said...

76 insect bites? Good grief !!!

It's not often that a mother would sound so delighted to do loads and loads of dirty, muddy laundry but you sounded quite happy about it!