Back Home to Smooch the Cat
All good things must come to an end, or so the saying goes. So now, after a three hour drive this afternoon, I find myself back at home again, amidst familiar things and facing familiar chores.
The unpacking has been done, the laundry is in the washing machine and it's almost time to cook our evening meal. About the same time as I write this, my sister and her husband will arrive back in Taupo from their weekend up in Auckland. Busta will no doubt be pleased to see them, as I will be to see our Smooch the Cat, when he eventually chooses to make an appearance.
Smooch is like this when we go away, choosing to snub us for a while after we return. I know he was safe and well, as of this morning anyway, as instead of being left in the hands of strangers this time, our son has been coming over to feed him and keep him company. Smooch is no doubt curled up under a bush in the neighbour's garden and will saunter in when he feels hungry.
So, now it's back to normal life and all that goes with it. I hope the memories of my relaxing three days away don't fade too quickly.
Image Credit » Personal photo of Val Mills