Monday, 28 December 2015

It all must go on

As is customary at this time of year we've been reflecting on the last 12 months.  High times and low times... we've felt them all in 2015!   We're making plans and crafting changes for the coming year in every possible way with one caveat - it could all change in a moment.   Turns out that an out of province move that we have zero control over when it happens translates into a bizarre, suspended reality.   It's little tough to take at times but lessons for the children must go on, wholesome meals must be made, the laundry must be done and our home must be cared for.  The multitude of daily tasks don't stop just because we are waiting on a move oh no.      

At this time of year, I should be planning my garden and ordering seed to fill gaps in my stash, but with no move date and a long list of soil building and water harvesting activities to do first (at the new house), it's utterly pointless.  All my usual seasonal planning activities aren't happening which has me spinning like a compass on the Bermuda Triangle.   In place of those activities, I'm now planning a second semester of home schooling because we thought we'd have relocated by now and the kids would be settled in school.  

With all the "not knowing" floating around our home, Solstice was a milestone we could count on with certainty.   I in particular, clung to the date as if it were a life ring.   Knowing that our days are now lengthening somehow gives me strength to face the continuing uncertainty.   I'm thankful for this gift...




Speaking of gifts, after much consideration we decided to adopt a kitten.  We've had enough time to heal from losing our youngest feline and we were ready to love another little one.   Meet "Elsa".  She's already proven that she'll be an excellent mouser and our older cat is thriving with a new playmate in the house.  Elsa is a wonderfully happy distraction from all the uncertainty and is a playful tonic for us all.  




In spite of all the uncertainty, we have much to be thankful for.  Each other, our health, an opportunity to grow and change in the coming year and the freedom to do so.  None of those things is small and insignificant - each one is huge and wonderful.
















15 comments:

  1. moving is never a walk in the park! it all takes time & there are usually hiccups along the way but it will all settle down in time & before you know it you will be in your new place. good luck.
    Elsa is such an adorable distraction! glad your older cat is enjoying her too!
    keep your chins up, it will all come together soon
    thanx for sharing

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    1. You're so right - it will all settle down in time...

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  2. I couldn't help smiling while reading this post.
    I know change is difficult, as is this state of limbo you are in, but are you a Virgo by any chance? LOL

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    1. Ha Ha! I knew it!
      Never mind the world needs Virgo's to balance out all the Aquarians LOL ;)

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  3. Oh I completly understand being in limbo. We were in limbo for a lot of last year and despite working hard to focus and get on with things there is an unsettled feeling that pops up. Especially when your so connected to your home, to know your leaving it soon....it's a strange thing and you know practically there is little point investing too much more into it, but still you kind of are used to it. Best wishes sherri and family, go gently in this time of change, embrace some rest, fill your tank before its all go go go when you move. :)

    Xx

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  4. Oh, it would drive me nuts!! You have such a good outlook, though, and I hope things get underway very soon. We're in a bit of suspended reality here, too at the moment with some uncertainties...it's so hard sometimes to trust that things will work out for the best in their own time.
    -Jaime

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    1. So we're both in limbo, hey? Hope we both can say that 2016 will bring peace and resolution. XO

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  5. I just wrote a thoughtful message about keeping your chin up through the move and then realized I was logged in under my Husband's ID and lost the thing. I'll try again. We were between homes for 5 months while we got our RTM built and delivered. We had a 15 month and our 3 year old experienced health problems at the same time. It was a hard summer but I knew, as do you, that the move was in the right direction and that it would be worth it. I always hated being told "this too shall pass" because I felt it dismissed my feelings and the situation but as I get older I realize that most emotional upsets do resolve themselves. But it is hard at the time. Periods of change are intense but when we look back on our lives they are the times we remember clearest--it helps to focus on the positives like the memories in the home you are leaving behind and the fact that you are moving on to your "forever home". But I know you are already doing these things. In a year this will be a memory and you will be busy building and growing and putting down roots. I hope this time passes quickly for you and is an opportunity to savour memories. Best of luck! Jill

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    1. Thank you Jill - your message brought me much comfort. You totally "get it" XO

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  6. I call the times you are having, the waiting game. Everybody has them them. Whether it is waiting in line at the super market or waiting for a big move. Eventually the long line will shorten and you will be on your way to your new home. Love the new kitty Elsa. Very sweet. Dh and I have been tossing around the idea of getting another dog. I would like to have a fence put in first however so waiting game it is.

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    1. Oh yes - The Waiting Game. Waiting gives us many opportunities for character building, doesn't it?

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  7. Isn't it funny how a baby (of any species) makes us all feel renewed.

    Yes, unfortunately, the show must go on, despite all the planning and anticipation of The Big Move.

    Many blessings for 2016.

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  8. I know that feeling we are planning to move from Australia to New Zealand this year but lots of things need to fall into place before we will know when.

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