For the first time ever I am sitting in an aeroplane typing on a laptop. How productive, So conscientious. I’ve always assumed a level of workaholism when I’ve watched others around me doing exactly this, but envy too. I’ve wondered why you wouldn’t just kick back and enjoy half a movie and a frozen lettuce and butter sandwich. Actually no I haven’t. There’s no enjoyment in lettuce with butter and don’t start me on that airline bread-like substance.
Why wouldn’t you do what I do - look around and stare at other people in the cabin and wonder why they are flying. Work or pleasure, flying to a job interview, a court appearance, their mother’s funeral, a get rich quick conference. I make up stories about strangers on my plane. Anyway, today I’m not because after a cracking few months of painting, planning, uploading, scheduling, editing, shopping, wrapping, hiding, cleaning, dropping off, picking up, turning up, clearing out, washing, folding, weaving, trimming, and did you notice I didn’t say writing…?
I haven’t sat down with this computer for the purpose of writing in ages. So I’m not here to “get some work done” (for anyone reading along while I type). I’m here because I’m on holidays and I’ve been busting to write! While my husband and daughters watch in-flight movies beside me, because they can, I’m tapping away on my laptop for the same reason. By the way, did you know that Virgin now serves alcohol, for free?? I thought we were must have been in the wrong seats, but no, they’re dishing it out all over the place. Unfortunately I’m not a fan of drinking and flying, but I appreciate that if I was, I could. I’m more of your “brought my own teabags” kind of flyer. Gangsta yo.
In case you missed it in the last paragraph, I’M ON HOLIDAYS! I hope you are too, or at least getting close to a day when you will have some well earned rest. I’m mindful of not letting Christmas get frenzied this year because frenzy isn’t fun for me. I understand that some people thrive on a bit of chaos, but I do not. I shrivel. I would like my Christmas holidays to be peaceful, relaxing, warm and swimmy. I want to eat and drink and chat and sing and swim and walk and laugh and draw and stretch, and sleep. I want to end the year feeling good, happy, ready.
Adios for now. I’ve got half a movie still to watch….