Friday, November 30, 2018

Move over November

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I feel quite excited about Christmas this year.  For longer than I can remember, it was always a fixed thing for us to be in Singapore. This year we will be away.  I almost cannot believe it.

We're planning and already thinking of packing.  Hahahahaha

Anyway, it's lovely to be able to go away without thinking of anyone other than ourselves.

Originally we planned to be in Sabah with our children but Stephen decided that this Christmas will be just for us.  Because after this, there will be a new addition to the family and it will never be the same again.

Christmas isn't even here and we are already thinking of 2019 and how that will change both of us.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Holiday mood

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So we just had an overnight weekend trip to Johore for a short shopping spree.  The children had the car so we joined them for the drive and although it was an impromptu decision, it turned out to be a very enjoyable time with Jared and Gwen.  

We found a nice hotel near to the shopping belt of town and it was a marathon walk from one mall to the other.  

Isn't it funny how we don't feel the tiredness as long as we are on the move?  It's only when we stop that we feel the ache in our bones!

But this is just the prelude to more shopping as Christmas gets near and also as we prepare to visit one of the biggest shopping malls in Asia.

We're definitely in the happy holiday mood already. 

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Where do I go from here?

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Two months have passed since my MIL passed away.  During this time, I have thought about the questions people had asked me before, during, and even after the funeral.

"What are you going to do now?"

"How will you fill your days?"

Many different questions but all curious to know where I was headed.  And maybe it isn't a bad thing to want to have a direction.  But surely it isn't a necessity.

Stephen immediately responded to some that I was to take a break.  I was to do whatever I wanted.  I wasn't to jump into the next role of caregiver for someone else.  He's so protective of me and I always smile when I think of how he, himself, is so selfless.  But he's always protective and caring for me.

But this was an immediate change. I always knew it would come one day.  Suddenly I had nothing to do, no place to go and no one to worry over.  It was nice but it also left a small void in the life that I had become accustomed to.

So far, I've just enjoyed being still and embracing the new peace that has slowly filled the vacuum I felt from the busyness I left behind.  It isn't a difficult thing to do or not to do.  

Where do I go from here?  

To wherever life takes me...

And with a grandchild on the way, the horizon seems beautiful.  Stephen and I are excited beyond words because of all the joy that a new addition to the family can bring.