Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Waiting for news

I'm waiting. As any writer will know, waiting is sooooo hard. But this waiting is worse. I've been expecting to hear for over an hour now. I've got both phones at the ready. I've done the Times difficult su doku and the quick crossword (not enough concentration for the cryptic one). I've had a drink of water. Iwas going to scrub the kitchen table (yes. It's that bad), but then I'll be all mucky and will have to wash my hands to answer the phone. (Just noticed that my mobile is showing the times in  Copenhagen and Lusaka. It is now 5.53 in Lusaka, apparently.)

I can't read; can't phone anyone (obviously). I'd play patience, but don't know where the cards are. I need a shower after ride this morning, but of course I can't risk that. And still the phone hasn't rung. John is cooking tonight, so I haven't even got that to do. I've run out of things to occupy my mind, hence this rather pointless post.

(Some time later) At last the call came. Theodore John was born to my son and daughter-in-law at 2.15pm. Phew! It's been a very difficult few months for them, but all worthwhile. I'm now totally exhausted. I expect they are, too. But very very happy.

Expect a photo, my place, soon!

17 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Grandma Frances! I hope the new mother, father, and child are all doing well.

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  2. Congratulations, Frances. Such exciting news and certainly worth the wait. When do you get to meet him?

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  3. More congratulations! Hope you get a good night's sleep :)

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  4. How wonderful....congratulations to all.

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  5. Lovely news! Hope all are doing well.

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  6. Congratulations! I was quite with you in your wait. I'm glad all went well.

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  7. Joining the queue of well-wishers with my congratulations!
    If you were a smoker, you would have paced up and down, having one fag after the other.

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  8. I loved your post, Frances. I was biting my nails, waiting there with you.

    Congratulations to you and your family on the safe arrival of Theodore. Looking forward to a photo. xx

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  9. Congratulations to all of you. X

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  10. Glad to know you are all doing well! Best wishes to all.

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  11. Congratulations on the safe arrival of little Theodore. A new bundle of joy for you to fall in love with Frances, content in the knowledge that in the future there will be more sticky fingerprints on walls and windows...
    Thrilled for you all.
    Anna :o]
    PS My one and only grandchild is a little lovely lovable Theo.

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  12. Congratulations to your now slightly bigger family!

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  13. Is it a book deal? Or maybe a series? No, it's a baby! Congratulations to everyone. Babies are such a welcome addition to the family.

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  14. Thanks, everyone. Apologies for lack of individual replies; I'm a bit behind with things this week. But I've seen the baby, and he really is beautiful!

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