Sunday, December 26, 2010

I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes. ~ Sara Teasdale

'Tis the morning after Christmas and all thru the house everyone is sleeping except me. It's taking me forever to get over a bronchial cold bug that's been hanging on for over a week now and when I woke up around 1 am I felt that ominous tickle in my throat that meant a coughing jag was coming up so I slipped out of bed and came out here to the computer. No need to interfere with Dear Hubby's sleep. It's one of those nites where you wake up completely awake and know sleep is going to elude you until morning. I used to lay there and toss and turn, but I learned years ago not to fight it. I just get up and read or write on here. I actually end up being less tired than if I toss restlessly the rest of the nite.

Christmas....what can I say about our last one here? Not one of our more stellar celebrations. We enjoyed our time with our kids and grandkids and spent most of the day over at our son's house. Late in the morning we went to Dear Hubby's mother's for his family get together. We received some great news.....our son's lifelong best friend texted him during the morning to let him know that that their new daughter was being born....a Christmas baby! Thrilling news! And when I came on Facebook a little while ago there were two notifications that Kealalehua had arrived safely and she and mom are doing great. Isn't there something so thrilling about a new life, even when it's not directly related to you? Tho we've known her daddy she almost feels like ours. Sad news, too....a close family member has a recurrence of cancer and the prognosis isn't good. And of course it was our last Christmas in Oregon.

I can't begin to tell you what a huge upheaval this move is causing in all our lives, how our grandsons are affected. I can't tell you how hard it is to say goodbye to everyone, knowing that some of them I may never see again. But the future looks so bright, too....if only we could get going and get started on it. That's the hardest part, this limbo land we're stuck in at the moment. But even that is starting to move along. Later this morning my daughter and I are going to tackle her room, sorting and purging and getting bags ready for the Goodwill. Next weekend will be nothing but purging and packing as well. And the weekend after that my daughter-in-law and I are flying to Detroit to spend a few days looking over Livonia and house hunting. After that....only a few more weeks and we should be setting out on our odyssey.

This is all so surreal.


Donna said...

I can't even imagine making a move so far away. We once moved 100 miles north of here and only lasted 9 months.

Judy said...

Oh, Kris. All of this just so you could move to Michigan to meet me.


Steadfast Ahoy! said...

Sounds like you and I share the same mind-set: I have the worst time "living in the moment". I have to remind myself that life happens along the journey and to stop and smell the flowers while I'm at it. Hoping your new year will be blessed with new relationships to replace the ones you are leaving behind. :)

Rob-bear said...

So sorry you've been feeling poorly. Especially at a busy time like this.

Glad that things are moving along — from plans, to boxes, to fixed-up computers. And I do hope that you're soon feeling better.

I take it that your first house-hunting project didn't go well, but hope that something delightful will soon snow up. Er, um, "show" up.

Blessings and Bear hugs.

Betty said...

Thinking of you Kris! I´m really busy too (guests arriving Wednesday), but nothing like you. Hope you find a good house to move to.

Pam said...

I'm way behind on reading all my favorite blogs, but I hope by now that you are feeling better. And good luck on your house hunting trip. Can't wait to hear all the details.