As narrated by Amaani:
Realizing that the kettle has finished boiling, I put down my phone and make myself a mug of coffee before sitting down again to find a recipe.
I really want to make a cold chicken salad but Dee’s suggestion was a great idea too. I decide to ask Zee.
Me: Cold chicken salad or chocolate popcorn delight?
He replies a few minutes later.
Zee: Both ;p
Typical! I shake my head.
Zee: Jk (Just kidding) Chocolate popcorn delight ‘coz ma already made something to eat
Me: *thumbs up*
Half an hour later, having prepared the snack finished, I head upstairs to wake Deeyanah up.
“Deeyanah, c’mon, time to get up,” I say, gently shaking her shoulder.
“What’s the time?” she mumbles, sleepily.
“Half past one,” I reply.
She doesn’t say anything.
“Okay, 5 minutes.”
I shake my head, smiling. Her 5 minutes can last 1 hour!
I set her phone alarm for every 10 minutes during the next half an hour so that I can go and get done in the meantime.
After loading the dishwasher and cleaning up the kitchen, I go back upstairs to dress. Dee is still not awake!
“Deeyanah Mahomed! If you don’t get up now you’re going to be late!”
The bright sunlight floods the room as I lift the blinds.
“For heavens sake Amz, I’m trying to sleep!” she groans.
I feel slightly guilty knowing she hadn’t slept well the night before.
Should I just leave her to sleep?
But then she’ll miss the party!
“Dee, if you coming you need -”
“No, I’m not coming,” she says, annoyed. “Now bury the sun and get out!”
I hold back a laugh.
Bury the sun?!
How the heck am I suppose to bury the sun?!
“Okay, hang on, let me just ‘bury the sun’,” I tease, laughing.
I drop the blinds.
“There, all buried and done!” I say, pretending to dust off my hands.
She opens one eye to glare at me.
“You’re not funny,” she grumbles, frowning.
I burst out laughing.
She covers her head with the duvet.
“Go away,” she says, trying to sound angry, but I can hear her smiling.
1 mug of strong coffee and 20 minutes later, Dee is finally fully awake and ready to go.
She said that she feels much better and she does look a lot less tired, which is a good thing, because it’s time to party!
And who wants to be tired at a party?
A pool party to top that!