Thursday Blues

Nell: What is the matter with you?

Me: I didn’t sleep well.

Nell: Why?

Me: Too much on my mind. I just couldn’t settle.

Nell: What was on your mind?

Me: The pandemic, no money, not knowing when I’m going to see the family again. That kind of thing.

Nell: It’s all very understandable.

Me: Do you know that Faye will be 2 at the end of May and the last time I saw her she wasn’t even 1? I’m never getting this time back again.

Nell: What you need is a distraction.

Me: I don’t know.

Nell: What do you feel about Scotch eggs?

Me: Scotch eggs?

Nell: Yes.

Me: Kev loves them and so does Chris.

Nell: David is a huge fan too. Poppy is making some for the picnic.

Me: I didn’t know we were going on a picnic.

Nell: Someone suggested it at Morning Thoughts. They heard you pacing around upstairs last night and thought it might lift your spirits.

Me: Well, I would like to say a big thank you to that someone. It’s very kind of them to think about me and it is a lovely idea.

Nell: I’m sure that someone will be very pleased to hear that.

Me: I would be delighted to attend the picnic. Will there be cake?

Nell: Of course. Lemon drizzle and lots of sandwiches cut into squares with the crusts off.

Me: The way my mother used to make them?

Nell: Exactly.

Me: I know the someone is you, Nell.

Nell: No, you don’t.

Me: You’re always looking out for me.

Nell: We all are.

Me: Yes, but you’re the one who knows me best.

Nell: We will get through this. Together. Trust me.

Me: Yes.

Nell: You and me. Always. Never forget that.

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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