‘I can’t wait until she/he leaves.’ That’s what I say to myself when I have company.
For years no one visited me. I’ve been in this house for almost 12 years and rarely did I get a visitor. I would get all ‘going to the garden to dig worms’ depressed about it. I invited people but they never came.
Its not Muskoka after all. People from Toronto go to Muskoka in the summer where there’s 1000’s of lakes and big rock outcroppings. Yeah, its nice. It’s the North.
South Western Ontario has a reputation for being boring and flat. And who wants to go to Sarnia? (say people in Toronto) Its snobbery, I tell you, Big City snobbery.
Now perhaps the drive here from Toronto is pretty damn boring. Its farm land with windmills, an occasional hill here and there: its quite flat. My ex stated just the other day about his trip here, taking a new route I suggested, “Its so damn boring!” Oh, Golly, I’m sorry your trip wasn’t more exciting.
But things have changed: I’ve had more company than I’ve had the whole time I’ve been in this house. I’ve washed the guest bed sheets more often than they’ve ever been washed, ever.
Mind you; only one of those people has been from Toronto and that was my friend I found on Facebook after 50 years apart. She’s been twice.
My old caving buddy came to visit for the first time; she lives in Waterloo. And my ex has been back. Last week he said he was coming for the day and would be here around 11:00. He showed up at 1:30 with all his overnight stuff. (no, he doesn’t bother me sexually) Still very inconsiderate and bossy.
I have another friend who is coming in a couple of weeks (she’s from Toronto) so I am getting ready to paint the guest room. It needs it badly and this guest is picky and . . . well, not ever very complimentary. And I want her to pass on how peaceful it is here.
I want it to be nice. I want people to be feel comfortable and take in the Spirit of Ipperwash.
But then I think; “I can’t wait until she/he leaves.”
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “leaves.” Use it as a noun or a verb.