Sunday, January 8, 2012

2012 started without me......

Well thats how I feel, 2012 just started without me but I have caught up finally.

We have had our house full from the 09 th Dec 2011 & I have loved all the comings & goings but I have also found it quite overwhelming too. My three adult children are wonderful but still do not get on all the time, throw in other halves & thats not always a recipe for happy families & Mom is always in the middle. This is stressful & I must admit I can do without it. My DH & I are escaping next year lol. In saying that we had great times, and the family on the whole get on really well & I am like a mother hen I like my chicks close to me.

On Friday our son & girlfriend left & I could feel the relief (i love & adore them but need my space) ! So Friday night hubby & I went out to dinner, we toasted my SIL's birthday in & just loved being on our own, it was peaceful & fabulous. We came home to a quiet house, neat & tidy & loved loved it. There is something about just getting up to make tea or get water & not worrying about putting on a dressing gown etc - freedom for me.

We spent Saturday, chilling out, planning our year & swimming or maybe just wallowing in the pool as Durban's heat & humidity was extremly high. Got a bit too much sun which is yuk but so so nice to just be. We started our list for our first trip to Mozambique & half heartedly decided hubby needs a new camera (not sure if thats a wants or needs) so decided to get out all the current cameras to have a look at - 4 cameras in one house hold is too much, so the deal is sell 3 & yes he may have his new camera.

Sunday dawned & we wizzed off to church, just loved the message of hope & love & came home to chill. Our loving children have named our home pool as "Hippo Hollow" as we spend so much time there lol & thats what we did - wallowed. Then we were treated to lunch as a thank you for their December ( makes me feel gulity to think they all drove me batty at times) but it was great.

Back to work tomorrow & hope 2012 is kind & considerate for everone.


Jenny said...

Sounds like you had a lovely, lovely Saturday! "Hippo Wallow" is a fun name!

Lynette said...

I am so thankful that you blogged this Jenny. Being in the middle trying to play the peacemaker left me in a total mess towards the end of last year and I spent December wanting to sit in a depressed. So this year I am butting out, If they mess up, they have to fix it again.

Gill said...

Wow, so much of this post resonates with me! I also love having people around, but boy-oh-boy when they leave I heave a sigh of relief and SOOO enjoy having my own space and I totally get what you say about having to put a dressing gown on just to walk down the passage to make a cup of tea - having a newly-acquired son-in-law I am battling with just that thing when "the love-birds" come for a week-end LOL!

We too are loving our pool at the moment and I think I am going to have to steal your name for it..... Hippo Wallow it is :-)