30 June 2009

Plans a-plenty

As I have mentioned before I am never happier than when I am organised and everything is shipshape. I have been getting a tad frustrated over the last few weeks as I wasn't quite sure how the summer months were going to pan out. All I knew for certain was that Kay's exams were over and that Greg was well and truly in the grip of alcoholism again, starting his first drink at breakfast, half-way through a bottle of whisky by lunchtime and at the end of it by evening. He is doing nothing to help with household chores or paperwork. Everything falls to me. I am effectively a single parent.

Kay wanted to do so much during her vacation, but as yet we had not planned out how and when we were going to fit it all in.
This morning, however, I have started to make concrete plans. First, Kay and I will be spending a week with my mother, starting on Friday. Lots of motherly and grandmotherly quality-time planned, trips to the beach, shopping etc. I may even take Snoopy so that he gets a bit of a holiday and releases the demands on Greg when he is left alone at home. We are then back at the end of next week as Greg has to have an emergency cataract operation (the growth of a cataract discovered last year has accelerated because of the diabetes). That is followed by Kay's 18th birthday (not sure what we are planning for that yet).

Then Kay and I will be going away towards the end of July to the Mediterranean for a week's relaxation/sightseeing/Greek hospitality. Greg will stay at home with Snoopy, although I pity Snoopy's part of the bargain. Greg did mention that he might like to come too but as he cannot walk out of our cul-de-sac without getting tired, I cannot see him getting as far as the Mediterranean. But seeing as we have never dared to leave Snoopy behind on any of our holidays over the past ten years, it is best the boys stay home together in any case. I also doubt they would let Greg on a plane in his condition! So, that covers the next few weeks or so of the summer and after that, who knows what we'll plan!

















15 comments:

aims said...

I'm hoping this is the start (in a way) of a new life for you.

Since you are already a single parent - holidaying with your daughter - alone - should be quite easy and relaxing. I say enjoy all of it. Forget what is left behind and just enjoy.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Lovely plans Rosiero - I sincerely hope you enjoy your summer, especially the quality time spent with Kay and your mum. A x

Retiredandcrazy said...

Have a great trip with Kay Rosiero. And relax, "one day at a time".

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

sounds like you ARE pretty organised, so dont do yourself down!
I would love to take the kids away, but haven't managed it as yet! not abroad anyway.....


any room in the case?

Nechtan said...

I really hope the two of you have a great time abroad. You both deserve it. May it be as relaxing and trouble free as can be.

All the best

Nechtan

grandmamargie said...

I hope you and Kay have a wonderful vacation. Have fun and as one of the other commentors said, leave what's behind, behind. Concentrate on yourself, Kay and Mum. Be safe.

Working Mum said...

So glad you and Kay are going to do some nice things together. I bet this will be a special summer to remember, just make sure you enjoy it!

Stinking Billy said...

rosiero, I am so glad for you. With the best wishes of us all you will surely have a well-deserved. wonderful break!

Flowerpot said...

you more than deserve a holiday so hope that keeps your spirits up. And hope Snoopy is all right while you're away.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

A week in the Med sounds great. I'd be inclined to find someone to look after Snoopy though...!

CJ xx

Absolutely Write said...

That holiday idea sounds great - you'll have a good break and come back refreshed hopefully!

what happened ?how did i get HERE? said...

Enjoy! mxx

laurie said...

wow, greece!

maybe you could have someone check in on snoopy once or twice? just in case?

your trip sounds fabulous.

Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

Don't let Greg talk you into taking him too. You and Kay will have some quality time together - and maybe dig your escape tunnel.

Not Waving but Drowning said...

Holiday sounds fab!

Get yourselves out on the beach, forget about home and just enjoy yourselves,

GG