I was caught today muttering at the window and doing a little jig. I was watching my guests drive away and urging them on, while smiling and waving goodbye.
Off you go now.
That's it keep driving, keep on going...yes that's it right out of the gate...
Bugger off now...
Bye Bye now...
My face ached from smiling so much, that drawn rictus smile as I waved until they were out of sight.
I did think about chasing them down the drive and watching them disappear down the road just to make sure they had really gone but thought that that might be going a little too far.
I mean they might decide to come back thinking that I could not bear to be parted from them.
Some guests are just needy and others are a breeze.
Some make you wonder why you ever invited them in the first place and others you wonder why you don't invite more often.
After four daya nd four nights these guests have left me drained emotionally and physically and I will now need to lay on my bed for at least a week to recover my equilibrium.
As my grandfather used to say: "Guests like fish go off after three days..."