Nell: Why are you up and writing? You’re supposed to be resting.
Me: It’s my Wednesday Writers workshop later.
Nell: You can’t sit at a computer all morning.
Me: I’m just going to do what I can. I’ll probably have to dip in and out.
Nell: You have to walk around every 30 minutes.
Me: I know. Stop fussing.
Nell: It’s not fussing, it’s caring. You’re not well.
Me: Dave seems really cheerful this morning. I heard him singing. Darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy.
Nell: Initial feedback from our Book Club about David’s book has been extremely positive.
Nell: The only criticism was of the cover. The Cat isn’t sure about David’s choice of hat. Too plain.
Me: I didn’t know The Cat read books.
Nell: It likes to dip its paw into all kinds of things.
Me: And I thought Book Club wasn’t happening until this afternoon.
Nell: It isn’t. We have a WoofsApp group where we can post suggestions for discussion.
Me: Can I join the WoofsApp group?
Nell: Let’s see how today goes first, shall we?
Nell: You’re going to be extremely tired after your workshop.
Me: What do you mean?
Nell: I’m not sure you’re going to manage Book Club.
Nell: I need everyone to focus and you tend to let your mind wander at the best of times.
Me: I can be extremely focussed when I want to be. Maybe not quite as focussed as you when there’s food around, but still.
Nell: I beg your pardon?
Me: Just saying.
Nell: This is why I hesitated to invite you. Worse than Pamela . At least she understands the importance of showing appreciation for your food.
Me: You should invite her to Book Club then.
Nell: I have.
Me: Oh. Sorry.