Saturday, June 18, 2011

Somewhere, over the raspberry rainbow......

Raspberry Rainbow girl

During the day, I sort through our possessions, I cull, I drop things off at the opp shop, I give things away to friends, family and strangers on freecycle, I sell things on ebay.  I move boxes into storage, I cook, I wipe sticky hands and faces, I wash clothes and dirty dishes, I garden,  I hoover.  I negotiate with a 21 month old.  I talk about Hong Kong with a 5 year old, I do the kinder run.  I hoover some more. I read books to two eager little girls, we sing along to Mary Poppins. I change our address (again and again)  I do more sorting.  More culling.  Gosh, we have so many too many possessions. I wonder when this will end.

Insurance claims are refused.  I cry and swear.  I move on.

We start to say goodbye to friends and family. I try to remember to breathe. I squeeze in a little sewing in the evenings, my sanity saver.

Now, I know it will end soon.  The date has been set, 3 weeks from now.  Tickets have been issued.  The packers and shippers have been booked.  Excitement is building. Abbey is crossing off each day on a calendar. I can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel. My Shropshire boy will soon be here to help with the last minute things.  He will take us to our new home.

This is really happening.  I am so excited and sad and happy and thrilled - all at the same time.

I won't be around much in blog land for a while. I will miss you all.  Soon, I will be back though, ready to share my new adventure with you, what ever that may be.

Love from Cat xox

6 comments:

  1. Oh Cat! Its all happening.
    And for you to have to cope with insurance claims right now too! I'm so sorry it was declined - is there anything else you can do?
    Much love to you, xxJ.

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  2. You'll get through this, even if you don't feel strong and capable..you are! You're a good mum, a good wife and the prize at the end of all this effort is so worth it. I'm sending you a big bright bunch of encouragment..in spirit!

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  3. Oh how exciting Cat! It sounds like you have been non stop, you poor love! Thank heavens for your sewing. Have missed you and will miss you until you get back into the swing of things, but we'll be here, ready and waiting to read all about it and share the journey with you. Good luck with the next 3 weeks, I'm sure they will fly by :o) xo

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  4. Moving is hard, but once you get it all sorted it is usually worth it. Good luck with it all.

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  5. Cat how are you? hope things are better. sending you big hugs, always ♥
    thinking of you

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  6. Can I just say what a relief to find someone who actually knows what theyre talking about on the internet. You definitely know how to bring an issue to light and make it important. More people need to read this and understand this side of the story. I cant believe youre not more popular because you definitely have the gift.
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Thank you for your comments. I always try to reply back to you and/or check out your blog, but some days this is not possible. Nice to meet you. Cat