Friday, 8 January 2016

catching up

Can you hear that?????..... Listen very carefully......   Its the sound of silence.  After having a 7y.o. in the house for the past 10 days who has gone from completely mute to chattering none stop 24/7 it is wonderful.  We can hear each other speak now, without having to say we are talking to stop him from chattering. Mind you we are going to miss him and D1, BUT the silence is golden.

So we have had the best time over the past month with pre Christmas visits to our family, then Christmas, then our daughter and grandson visiting for the new year.  Life will seem rather dull after all the excitement.

My Bear was getting a bit antsy whilst D1 was here this time and kept coming up to cuddle me in front of her, whilst I was preparing meals or doing dishes.  He even gave me a few really hard swats and told me to call him Sir when I answered him on several occasions.  She didn't say anything at the time which surprised me.

We took them on our little tram one day.  When we were waiting D1 and I sat down, there weren't enough seats for everyone.  After a while I stood to let Bear sit for a while.  He grabbed me and sat me down on his lap.  So D1 said "Gosh you two are acting like randy teenagers." She had the nerve to take our photo and face book it. Bear replied "You're a long time dead."

That night she said to me that it looks like we're getting on really well.  I so desperately wanted to tell her our secret but resisted. To my surprise she asked to borrow my FSOG book and dvd.  I almost died of shock as this is the girl who comments that I'm reading DIRTY books. PK she was almost going to add that to my reference to Cassie on fb until she saw your comment.

Speaking of which that went down like a lead balloon.  Nobody commented and to my surprise D1s  ex MIL actually shared it.  Would love to be a fly on the wall if she reads the Cassie series. LOL! Also would love to know what she thinks of me when she realises what sort of books I'm into.  She already thinks our family are hill billies and is happy now D1 and her son are separated.

Yesterday we had a cruise ship come into our port which is a novelty. Although we are the only deep sea port between Melbourne and Adelaide, cruise ships only started coming in last year.  So this was our forth ship and there will be another one next Wednesday. The town was buzzing with tourists both off the ship and out of towners coming to see the ship.  It was such a wonderful day with a market, carnival and heaps of activities happening around everywhere.



Today D1 and little J drove off to return home, we did a quick clean up around the house and enjoyed some wonderful adult time which we had been missing.  Of course we had to live up to what our daughter called us and acted like randy teenagers. Still haven't had my first spanking for the year but think that is not far off.  We have to do lots of catching up.   Also catch up on sleep as we are all sleep deprived.

Also need to catch up on everyone's posts, read my books and write.  So hard with a 7y.o. asking what am I  doing all the time and looking over my shoulder.

Hope everyone had a wonderful new year and 2016 brings you everything you wish for. Have a good weekend.
Hugs Lindy

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  1. There is that big sigh of relief when the holidays are over. The food and family and fun are something we look forward to all year long. But I love that quiet, contented feeling when it is back to just Sam and I.

    One of our sons has also commented on the subtle and not so subtle changes in mom and dad's relationship.

    Can't wait until the new Cassie book is out! I have been thinking of taking a day off work. I love Cassie.

    Hugs Back to You,
    Ella

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    1. Yes I agree with what you say about the anticipation leading up to Christmas, then the sigh of relief when it is over. Nice to be back to our normal routine again.
      I can't wait for the new Cassie book either. You will need at least a few days off work. LOL! Enjoy reading it Ella.
      Hugs Lindy

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  2. I hear the silence - it's deafening. I know what you mean you love having them visit and then can't wait to have your house back and then you miss them so much. It is a viscous circle.

    Enjoy your days with that randy husband of yours.

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    1. That sums it up exactly Sunny. Its a viscous circle wanting to be around family but our time alone is precious to us.
      LOL! I will tell Bear your new title for him. He will be beating his chest with pride.
      Hugs Lindy

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  3. HI Lindy, glad you had such a lovely time over Christmas and the new year. I must admit, I love it when everyone has gone and I have tidied up! I love those first few days of just peace and togetherness. Enjoy yourselves!!
    love Jan,xx

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    1. Thanks Jan, it is really nice just the two of us. We can do what ever we like when we like. Although at times I miss the kids and grands.
      Hugs Lindy

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  4. Hi Lindy, so nice to hear how you are doing. Enjoy the calm and silence after the joyful storm. :-) Hugs

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    1. Lovely way of putting it Terps. The joyful storm sums it up. Oh the peace and quiet is blissful.
      Hugs Lindy

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  5. Hi Lindy,
    It was the same in our house too. We had company from Christmas Eve to New Year. It's great to see everyone but so good to have the house back to ourselves. Have fun catching up.
    Rosie xx

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Rosie. It is nice having everyone here and I miss them when they go. Bear and I enjoy our own company too much at times though and to be able to do what we want without having little eyes checking everything out.
      Hugs Lindy

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  6. Hi Lindy,
    It is wonderful when our grandson visits (weekly) but it is equally great when he goes home.Sudden;y the only sound is the birds, possums and the ocean.

    Have you been affected by the fires around Lorne; I know you live a long way from them, but the ripple effect can reach many kilometers away. It feels like Mother Nature is fighting back....fires in Vic, WA and SA, floods in NSW and Que and the hottest start to summer ever.

    I hope you and your family and friends stay safe and well

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    1. You are lucky you get a regular visit from your grandson, Don. The wonderful sound of nature, love it.
      Thankfully the fires haven't affected us. Last Summer we had them within 5kms of here which was scary. It has been a very hot start to summer this year. Mother Nature likes to keep us on our toes. Hopefully it will all settle down soon for all the poor people suffering in the extremes.
      Hope you are safe in your area also and not too hot.
      Hugs Lindy

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  7. Hi Lindy, I enjoyed reading this. I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time with family over the holiday and bet you are now glad to have the house back to yourselves and time to connect, Enjoy :)

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. Thanks Roz, it was wonderful having family time. Also lovely having just Bear time and the peace is fantastic. Having a good time reconnecting.
      Hugs Lindy

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  8. I do understand what you mean about silence being golden, Lindy. My grands don't come here as it's easier and less expensive for me to go there than for my son, DIL and 2 grands to come here. But good gravy...after a week or two out there with two chatty little girls, I am definitely ready for some silence.

    Oh and BTW, ya need to tell Bear that he needs to start the new year off right... ;)

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

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    1. Haha I hear you Cat about starting the new year off right. He has now and I will post tomorrow. Little ones can be so noisy. You forget from when your own are little or is it that we can cope more as we are younger. We usually travel to see ours. D1 likes extra mummy time with pampering still and doesn't feel like she gets it with her siblings. So that's why she comes up to visit.
      Hugs Lindy

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