Sunday, March 29, 2009

I have not posted for a while, but I wanted you all to know that I have put my home invasion behind me and have moved on from it. I have been able to resurect my car though it was damaged, and its driving well.

My daughter that lives on the other side of town, Heidi (kookaburracottage) is moving. Its been so nice having her and Matt and my grandson Liam living close by, but, with the recession, Matt has lost his job and they are forced to move so that Matt can take up a new position in a town around 4 hours (each way) drive from me. While I will miss them dreadfully, I feel that the move will be good for them. They will get to see more of the world then just our country town, and Matt will get to finish his apprenticeship as an aircraft engineer. Heidi is a primary school teacher so we are hoping that she will find work in her new surroundings too. Liam will begin school there next term and he will be challenged with the move, plus he has never been this far away from his Nanna before :).

My other news is that my daughter Lauren and her husband Brendan will be visiting us from there home in Pensylvania. They will arrive here on July 1st and stay for 6 weeks.... its been over a year since I have seen my daughter and I am really looking forward to this. They were married in June last year and are not supposed to leave the country (conditions for bringing in a spouse from another country) for 3 years but she requested they be allowed as I will be having an operation before that and have been unwell, so they have been granted approval for the visit. I have been having problems with kidney stones and all that will be sorted with the op :) )

I am looking forward to having my granddaughter come stay with me for the school holidays and during that time we will have our local show (or fair, for my US friends). The children love to exhibit flower arrangements and produce for this and they have already started to plan their harvest :) . Last year they did well with some first and second places. One year Liam got grandchampion for a pumpkin that he and I grew together. He was so proud.

Well thats my news for the moment...sorry its so long between posts but for the moment thats how it has to be. Thank you all so much for the well wishes that I have recieved, I can't begin to tell you all how much they have meant to me.


Lucinda Obrien said...

How exciting that your daughter is coming home.I bet you cant wait.Glad to hear you are back on the road again.

Anonymous said...

How Happy you must be that your daughter is coming home for a visit! :)
Our whole world is in such chaos that it is causing so much strain on families. I am so sorry your other daughter has to move so far away. :(
Take Care!

MelMel said...

I'm so glad for you that you are having a lot of lovely visits...sorry that you are unwell...hope you make a full recovary..xxxxx

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Marilyn,
I'm so glad you have wonderful things to look forward to after all you have been through. I hope you are feeling better. Your parcel is on its way. I don't know when it will arrive but you can start looking for it. Have a wonderful week.


~♥~ Monica S said...

Good to hear you are doing well.. and hope your operation will get you even better!!!! :-)
Nice to hear your daughter is coming for a visit.. from the states!!! WOW.. must be tough living that far apart!
And now your other daughter has to move.. that is sad. but hopefully it's be a fun experience for them


LMH said...

Hi Marilyn-
Life changes with our adult children are ongoing and hard, aren't they.

I enjoy your blog and am now a follower.


Tootsie said...

I hope you enjoy the visit.
My garden is no where near being ready to plant...we still have tonnes of snow on the ground...and for that I am a little thankful....I am not ready to plant!
have a wonderful time!

Hill upon Hill said...

I think you have a great optimistic view of things.

Carolyn said...

How nice to have your daughter visit and I hope you feel better soon.
Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog.

Out Back said...

I have been quiet on my blog lately too as I found I was spending too much time on here and not getting other things done.

That's great news about your daughter coming home to visit for a while, how lovely for you. A bit sad that your other daughter has had to move further away from you, it may take some time to adjust and I bet you will miss your grandie.

Hope you are feeling better soon,


Elyse said...

hi marilyn,

sounds like lots of ups and downs going on. how nice that your daughter will be visiting!

hang in there, sweetie.


Tootsie said...

how wonderful that she is coming for a visit! sad that the other is moving away...but not so far that you won't ever see her...

shabbydreaming said...

Hoping that your Daughter had a wonderful visit!
Hope you are well

white_lilly said...

Hi Marilyn!
Thank you for visiting my blog and your lovely comment.I Love the colours in your header, lavender is beautiful and smells beautiful.
You do have a lot going on! It is sad times when people lose their job and have to move where there is work available. I feel for you for having your family move so far away.On the other hand it is wonderful news your daughter and son-inlaw are coming to visit.

I'd love to go back through your post and read about you and your family :)

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Marilyn,
I have an award for you on my blog! Have a lovely day.


Jules said...

Marilyn id love to send you an easter card i made if you send me your address
my email is