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Sunday, 19 November 2017

It's Been a Busy Time

I've been AWOL for a while.  Oh, I've been around but not much.  It's been a kind of a busy time.  I don't see it improving much.  Our daughter's partner has had some serious health problems which has left her pretty much on her own to look after the kids.  She's physically disabled herself so...... Anyway, Grandma's been on tap as taxi service and emergency 'pick up sick kids at school' service among other things.
It was going to be a spell of getting the house organised for Christmas and to that effect I have been on the go...the house is still in need of a deep down cleaning and organising but I DO have all the gift shopping and wrapping done.  I don't like leaving everything to the last minute.   I still have to take our daughter to Chapters/Indigo for a book buying session and she wants to use my computer for some on line gift shopping of her own AND I still have to take the kids shopping for their gifts to their parents and each other.  
Now you would think that there is quite enough to keep me out of trouble and away from blogging for a bit longer BUT...and it is a big but.....something else has come up that threatens to send me into a tailspin of business and organising and ... oh gosh I don't know what all.  What could have me running in circles and pulling my hair out?  Are you ready for this?  We finally got the call from the Elliott Community that there is a condo available. We have an appointment to view it on Tuesday in the afternoon.  Can you imagine trying to prepare for a move at this time of year with Christmas on the horizon?  Well, it may happen if we like this unit.  We have waited close to four years for a unit to come available so we may have to just jump on it if we like it.
Funny fact.  For four years we have been positive we want to leave our home of 31 years and make this move for our own security in our old age.  Now that it may become reality I find myself not so sure anymore.  Funny huh?  Not so funny!  This weird feeling inside is stressing me out no end.  I will leave it to more powerful hands and mind than mine...I will know when I see it if it is to be.  I expect that a feeling of calmness and acceptance will flood me if it is the right thing to do.  Here's hoping.
At any rate, I will try to keep up with Poetry Monday and Words for Wednesday and I will drop in on all of you once in a while but until things settle down around me and I can get my brain to stand still for a few minutes things will be a little spotty regarding my attendance in blogger land.  Don't give up on me.


20 comments:

  1. A few years back, my parents were considering moving out of the house they've lived in since I was nine... and I was surprisingly upset about it, even though I haven't lived there, really, since 1991.

    Big decisions are exhausting to me - I'm wiped out until the decision is made. Plus you've got the other stuff going on, too. I hope it all resolves itself soon!

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    1. Thanaks Harry....I hope things settle down soon too.

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  2. Moving t any age is stressful, and it is hard to leave memories behind, but an easier maintenance condo should make it all worth it. Good luck!

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    1. Trying to look at all the positive aspects ...and there are a lot.

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  3. We've been waiting for this for four years! My straw vote is grab the brass ring. It will be "the year grandma and grandpa moved!"

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    1. All votes taken under serious consideration. Thanks Joanne

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  4. OY! Good luck. It sounds like the universe is really "piling on" lately. Sorry to hear about all the stressful things going on, but this move to a place you've wanted is a GOOD thing, no matter what time of year it is. I like you idea of waiting to see if you feel a sense of peace when looking at the condo. Those gut feelings have helped me make a lot of decisions over the years, too. Oh, and don't worry. We'll never "give up on you." You're an important part of our blogging family, lady. Take care.

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    1. Thanks Susan. Fingers crossed it is as good as it sounds.

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  5. Pleased to read this post, although so sorry to hear about all the stressful things you have been dealing with.

    I think this move to a place you've always wanted could be a good thing, and I think that once you see the condo on Tuesday your gut feeling will tell you if it's right or not.

    Thinking of you

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks Jan.....hoping for a good reaction to it for both me and the hubs. He's a little hard to preduct lol.

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  6. Oh you are absolutely right in thinking you shouldn't stress about the Condo.....when you see it, you will know if it is right for you now. Let your inner being guide you, it is most intelligent. Relax and let it come to you. Stressing, talking and in general worrying doesn't do anything except give you self-doubt and bring into existence more of the same. Now take three deep breaths and say "it will all work out for me the way it is supposed to." Blessings!

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  7. Good. advice. I haven't lost a minutes sleep over it so that's a good thing.

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  8. Wow, Delores, that is a lot of things to have on your plate right now, and why is it that the old saying is so often true about raining and pouring ... my thinking would be the same as yours and other commenters, that you'll know when you see the condo if it feels like it could be "home." Good luck, and also good luck to your daughter and her husband - that's a tough situation for them. And when you're ready to come back, we'll be here.

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    1. Thanks Jenny.. I'm sure everything will work out fine im the end.

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  9. I try and take each day one at a time, but sometimes several of them gang up on me at once.
    You have a HUGE amount on your plate.
    Look after yourself as well - and good luck.

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    1. Thanks EC. At least the hubs and I are in good health. Nothing to complain about really so we'll handle this.

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  10. Have no fear, Delores...we won't give up on you. You're too important a member - person - in our blog world.

    This is most certainly a hectic, busy time for you and your husband. It is understandable the trepidation you're feeling...all the whirling emotions bubbling within regarding leaving your home...your familiar and loved surrounds of 31 years...stepping into the unknown. Change is difficult...small or large...and this is a huge step...but I'm sure when all is said and done...when all is done, dusted, packed and unpacked...the move to the unit will be the right one.

    As EC says...one step at a time...one day at a time. Try not to allow yourself to crumble under the heavy loads. Set them aside...and take time out to breathe...time out for yourselves.

    Everything will fall into place...and the light at the end of the tunnel is there...you can see it faintly in the distance...and each day it will grow brighter. :)

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  11. Four years waiting and then good news happens when in the middle of turmoil. I understand your trepidation, but this is an opportunity for something good and if you like it, go for it. My best to you, Delores.

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  12. Fingers crossed for calmness ans acceptance.

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