Me: Wasn’t it lovely to see Tony again?
Nell: Yes, the puppies didn’t maintain social distancing of course. As soon as they heard his van they rushed to the gate.
Me: I know but they were so pleased to see him.
Nell: I noticed a Beefy but it didn’t appear to be carrying a camera.
Nell: One can’t be too careful. Ouch. You just pinched me. Don’t do that.
Me: Pinch, punch first of the month. White rabbits and no returns.
Nell: I worry about you sometimes.
Me: It’s just an old custom. I think it means I’m going to be lucky.
Nell: Well, your book is being published at the end of this month so paws crossed.
Me: I had so many plans, Nell. I wanted to celebrate with people. We’ve been on this journey together and I so wanted to meet them and shake their hands.
Nell: You will. Just not now. Life is on hold at the moment. It is the only way to keep everyone safe.
Me: Yes, you are right.
Nell: Sometimes waiting can make things even better. As I explained to David at Morning Thoughts, the anticipation of bacon is almost as good as the taste.
Me: No, it isn’t.
Nell: He said there was only so much anticipating an animal could be expected to do and did I think he might have a second boiled egg because the first hardly touched the sides.
Me: One egg is never enough.
Nell: What I am trying to say is that the journey is turning out to be a little longer and slightly more complicated than we were expecting but we will still get there in the end.
Me: Yes, we will.
Nell: We are in this together. All of us.
Me: Yes. Sorry.