5 February 2013

Cause I'm happy just to dance with you.

I'm off work on Thursday and Sunday. Giving up one day in an attempt to salvage a few of my hours back for next week, when I'll be doing the school run. It's going to show me just how few hours pass between sending Sherlock off to school and getting him back!

Just read a 'fact' (I have no evidence) - 'Sarcastic people are more creative'... thoughts?

Anyway, yes, Thursday, was going to take John out to meet Ella - our dance teacher :) Have a chat about what sort of thing we want to do. Should be fun. Or mortifyingly embarrassing. Or both?

And then ideally I'd like to get to the pub and play some guitar.

I can't stop thinking about John being away. I'm kind of excited - I mean, it'll be a challenge, fitting in work and keeping Sherlock entertained. But in a good way. I'm not sure I'm prepared for how much I'll miss John, though. Even thinking about him not being around at time like right now... just gets me right in the chest. Which is horrifically soppy, right? Been on my own plenty. But... yeah.

Finally, can't really let this post go without mentioning that the Commons passed the bill on same-sex marriage today, meaning it will now move to the stage of discussion by committee. And this has been pushed through by the same party who brought in Section 28 (although it was a minority of their members who actually voted for it) - hard to believe how times change.

(If anyone's confused by the Commons, the Lords, divisions, lobbying, the whips - just ask. I can't promise to give any sort of understandable or even accurate answer, though.)




43 comments:

pandabob said...

'Sarcastic people are more creative'

From all the evidence I've seen I'd say that was very true ;-)

You won't have time to miss John most of the time because you'll be running around like a nutcase but he'll be there on the end of the phone at those moments when you need him. Its not he same I know but its something :-)

The fact that you will miss him and he will miss you and more importantly that you will tell each other that is really rather amazing :-)

John H. D. Watson said...

Should be fun. Or mortifyingly embarrassing. Or both?

I think both, yeah.

I'll miss you too. It's only a week though, and Sherlock will keep you busy. Well, not even that, really. I can probably make it back late Friday.

Greg Lestrade said...

We're only going to have a chat - pretty much. I mean, we're going to her place, so she said she'd give us an idea of what sort of thing she thinks we could do :)

I know it's not even a week... but I don't want you rushing back if you're tired or anything. I mean, it'll be a long ride, and you've not really been anywhere much on your own.

Who's going to warm my feet at night? ;)

John H. D. Watson said...

Bed socks? :)

We'll see. You'll have to get Mycroft from school on Friday either way though. There's no way I'll make it home in time for that.

Greg Lestrade said...

No worries. I'll either take a car or get Mrs H to keep an eye on Sherlock while I get Mycroft.

Probably the first, given the amount of stuff that Mycroft will have for a week here.

John H. D. Watson said...

Yeah... It's silly to worry about going, right? You and Sherlock will be fine.

Greg Lestrade said...

...dunno. What sort of things are you worrying about?

You may return to find not a single sock in the flat the right way in and not huddled in a ball under the bed...

John H. D. Watson said...

Heh. I wasn't worrying about socks.

I don't know. Nothing specific. Just don't want anything to happen.

Greg Lestrade said...

Right. I don't know. I mean...I'm sure it'll be fine, but until we can see into the future, can't make any promises.

John H. D. Watson said...

Yeah. I know.

Greg Lestrade said...

You can tell me, anything you're worried about. I won't be offended. I know leaving Sherlock with me is tantamount to leaving two kids home alone. Except one of them can reach all the dangerous stuff without a ladder ;)

John H. D. Watson said...

It's nothing like that. Just formless, illogical worries.

...Well. I am mildly concerned about the socks.

Greg Lestrade said...

I think some of the worst worries are the illogical ones. There's no making them listen to logic.

John H. D. Watson said...

Yeah. That part's always irritating.

Greg Lestrade said...

We'll only be on the other end of the phone :) And we can skype, if Sherlock teaches me how...

John H. D. Watson said...

True. At least I'm not leaving for the internetless hinterlands.

Greg Lestrade said...

Well...Birmingham..so almost ;)

Greg Lestrade said...

Mycroft just sent this:

https://twitter.com/Cmdr_Hadfield/status/298909750777741313/photo/1

It's weird that I can practically pinpoint our flat.

John H. D. Watson said...

Better than where you got sent...

John H. D. Watson said...

Oh... That's amazing.

REReader said...

Wow!

Greg Lestrade said...

You can look at that, Danger, when you're away...and when there's an even brighter spot, followed by a plume of smoke... you'll know where we are ;)

pandabob said...

you should stop winding your fiance up Mr Lestrade ;-)

Greg Lestrade said...

Never, AnonyBob - it's what I live for!

John H. D. Watson said...

It's true. The gleam he gets in his eye is pure happiness...

Greg Lestrade said...

that's just the gleam whenever I see you, Danger.

John H. D. Watson said...

You have an amazing talent for making me feel better, you know. Thanks.

Greg Lestrade said...

And you me.

Bed? Time's a-wasting, Doc. Need to get my fill of you while you're here (no giggling at the back there, I know how you read that!!)

John H. D. Watson said...

And they know how you meant it too...

By all means.

Greg Lestrade said...

How very dare you.

John H. D. Watson said...

:)

Greg Lestrade said...

Hmm. You know I have no defence against your smile.

Greg Lestrade said...

I just ate a cereal bar tougher than my bullet proof vest.

REReader said...

...

I'm guessing you missed lunch?

John H. D. Watson said...

tougher than my bullet proof vest.

Speaking of which...

http://technabob.com/blog/2009/12/24/bulletproof-pocket-square/

REReader said...

Ha, John! (But does it come in purple? :))

Greg Lestrade said...

That was lunch, RR

Danger- lovely. Get The boys one each.

REReader said...

Oy vey.

pandabob said...

Have you had a good day at work Greg? but for the bullet proof lunch or course ;-)

I hope Sherlock's being his very best amazing self for you John :-)

REReader said...

BTW, L, I've had your title's tune playing in my head all day! (Which is not a bad song to have in there, actually. :))

Greg Lestrade said...

I did have an apple and a coffee too , not just the indestructible bar. And yeah, busy! But off tomorrow :) so I don't mind.

REReader said...

And off home soon, I hope!

pandabob said...

busy's good really, it means time moves quicker towards hometime :-)

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