So Long, Farewell...

The time has come. No I'm not packed. I've got half my suitcase filled and another three quarters waiting to go in. I hate packing. So, I procrastinate. That, I do exceptionally well.

The last few days I've been saying goodbye.

I spent the weekend with my aunt and cousin. My cousin took me Down de Islands for a last trip and we had an absolute ball. We rang his partner-in-crime as we were heading down the road, he dropped everything, grabbed his stuff and came to join us. We all piled into my cousin's boat, went Down de Islands, picked up partner-in-crime's daughter and fiance and headed out to fish. Once again I was reminded it's called 'fishing' not 'catching'. Even though we only had one bite and didn't manage to land the fish, we had a fantastic time. Yes, there are pictures. When I get home I'll put them up.

Sunday, I spent with my aunt. She gave me back a piece of my childhood, when I would go and spend the afternoon with her, we talked and talked. Saying goodbye was so hard. I really, really did not want to leave them. My cousin has been such a support to me. He doesn't do emotional intelligence, he does that big, gruff, manly thing. But it was just what I needed. I could be exactly how I was and that was all that was necessary. He took me out and about. We teased each other, nagged each other and got very, very drunk together. I will never forget him standing behind my father's coffin, sweating in the heavy wool suit, trying not cry.

Today, my brother and SIL headed off to work. They can't make it to the airport. That was hard. I'm going to miss them so much. I'm going to miss Trinidad so much. But I miss my Boy, the Cat, my friends and Norwich dreadfully. I know it will be good to be home.


  1. Don't pack! It will give you an excuse to get new clothes!

  2. supernana and i don't say goodbye anymore, it's always, i'll see you tomorrow somehow it always makes it easier to go. be well, dear friend. xoxoxox

  3. Pull your Finger out Gurl...
    You has a plane to catch...
    The job is done...

  4. It will be good to have you home. I haven't had anyone nag me for weeks.

  5. xl ~ too late, already packed. Ugh.

    savannah ~ you're right, that sounds much better. I'll remember that.

    princess ~ all I have to do, is throw water on my body and dress and then, I'm all ready.

    dave ~ I don't believe that for one minute.

  6. Is it foggy drizzle or drizzly fog in Norwich?
    Travel safe, return well.

  7. Are you back now?

  8. I'm looking forward to you being home.

    I haven't seen much of Dave recently, or I'd have taken over nagging duties.


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