Saturday, 19 January 2013
Simply a moment (Jan 19)
The house is very quiet, all I can hear is the ticking of the radiator next to me and the hum from the computer. Penny is fast asleep upstairs - she role played with her online friends in America until the early hours of the morning. My mobile phone is in front of me on the desk. I am waiting for Hugh to call. He should have been home last night from Zurich but his flight was cancelled. I had a text from him over two hours ago to say he was in Munich and hopefully on his way, but I have heard nothing since and it is now 10.30am. I can't relax. I keep looking on the Heathrow arrivals board on the computer, but Hugh forgot to tell me what flight he was on, so I am just looking at all flights arriving from Munich. My stomach is churning as I worry about where he is. The lights are on. It is so dark and gloomy outside. Only a sprinkling of snow on the ground here, but the sky is very grey. Willow walks past me and lays herself down under the radiator. Arwen is nowhere to be seen, I think she is with Penny. The desk in front of me is covered in receipts as I have been balancing my bank statement. Anything to take my mind from worrying about Hugh.
Suddenly my phone plays a text alert - 'Just landed at Heathrow but bag may not have made it!! Will call when in terminal. Xxx'. I breath a sigh of relief and go and make myself a cup of cammomile tea.
This "Simply a Moment" is inspired by Alexa of Trimming the Sails. There are other January moments here.