The New Year has begun - and the return today of Princess Nagger back to school and Hovering Hubby back to work. Of course I'm writing this Sunday evening to post at midnight, and we're possibly going to get snow overnight. If we do it won't be much, which would mean a possible 2-hour delay for the Princess Nagger, if that.
I have to say that I am looking forward to the peace and quiet and solitude that will reign upon the departure of Princess Nagger on the bus, followed an hour or two later by Hovering Hubby's departure for work.
Most likely you'll hear an audible sigh of relief emanating from my location, the only sound that will be breaking the peace and quiet. Unless the dogs bark.
I love the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and having PN and HH around for days on end, but I certainly won't miss being interrupted every 5 minutes or so when I'm trying to get something done, or trying to formulate cohesive words to place upon my blog. Or, as in the case of the past week, trying to figure out how to get my new digs all set up over here to eliminate the hollow sound of an echo in the blogosphere from broken feeds and non-existent reader links.
A work in progress, just like me.
I had planned this weekend at the very least to take down the Christmas decorations on the front porch, but Mother Nature intervened with gusting winds and extremely cold temperatures. So our house will be amongst those that will display our lighted decor for a bit longer. Hopefully not into Spring.
So my actual plans for the day? Relish in the stillness of the quiet, catch up on the blog reading/commenting I'm sorely behind on, and quite possibly do something so out of character for me by taking a nap. Yeah, I don't buy that last one, either.
I will, however, be looking forward to when the bus comes back around the corner to deposit an exuberant and chatty Princess Nagger as she fills me in on how her first day back at school was. I'll get the play-by-play description of how she amazed her fellow classmates with her realistic looking inflatable Pteranodon she's taking in for Show-and-Tell, and hear all about how fun everyone's Christmas break was.
And that, my friends, is the very moment we'll be back to our Regularly Scheduled Program.