Sunday, 23 December 2007

A Very Merry Xmas to all of you out there in the world

Good morning - I am up and ready for the scrum that we know as Tesco & possibly a little smattering of Sainsburys.

I have to thank you all for your wonderful comments they are truly heartening. At the end of the day its only a house move isn't it - there are people out there with nowhere to live at all and on reflection yesterday when my son and his fiancee visited and we had such a lovely time its easy to see its just not important. I miss him so much - I have a lump in my throat writing this - when do we Mums ever accept our children have moved on and don't need us anymore?? and the answer to that ladies, is 'never'. My heart breaks a little bit when he leaves but he is confident and loving and mature and thats all due to us isn't it................... We were saying at work how we miss their 'little' years so much and then you see them as adults and are so proud - we were all in tears and laughing at the same time mopping up tears - theres nothing like a good cry and now I have just had one now - so better change the subject.

I have to say to you all and I know I have said similar things before but finding you all out there in the ethos has filled a gap I had in my life I of knowing people with the same thoughts, tastes , values and interests. This has been a strange few months with the changes going on at home with the move, Adam moving out, and the horrible time at work as we lost large amounts of salary and colleagues found them set against each other (truly awful). Through all this I have read about your lives and laughed with you all and taken you to my heart.

So I thank you all for being there for me and each other, things are in perspective now and I think I got a bit wrapped up in the whole moving thing- I know it doesnt matter - but we are all home lovers aren't we and they are very important to us. It just feels so strange without my things around me at the moment I know they are only possessions but even David (who is my baby and was 20 yesterrday) said the house didn't feel like ours anymore - this comment from David is a big leap as he normally wants to discuss an exhaust system with you!

Poor Kate has been off work with a really bad bout of tonsilitis and of course as she is temping at the moment she doesn't get paid for sickness and of course the bank holidays that loom. We wont charge her board in January! She is on the mend now, arguing with her fiancee Ross because he bought himself a digital camera yesterday and she got him one for Xmas! I leave them to it, having lost the energy to argue with Xmas looming.

I was in our local garden centre yesterday getting my Mum her annual poinsettia and saw the lovely decs that are still left on the shelves and vowed that I shall be there after the event and buy some new ones for next year ( I do love a bargain) - there are some beautiful ones around this year aren't there and som many of them look vintage. I also found this year a lot of things that you could have out all year. There was also the most beautiful nativity set which I shall look out for first - I really think I need to remind myself sometimes why we are celebrating this event.

Right enough musings I must do my hair and grab a trolley with the multitudes. Have a very lovely Christmas all of you wherever you are. I shall add a picture of my Laura Ashley bargain from 2 years ago - I dont know where it will appear on the blog and will try and add one of my mantelpiece which I decided to decorate last night - even though I said I wouldn't!

Bye - have a lovely friendly family huggy time xxxxxxxx


Anonymous said...

Hi Catherine, Mums are always needed, don't worry:) He may be all grown up but he still needs you! Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones and we hope 2008 brings you much happiness and nothing but smooth sailing! Jenn and Jacqui

Cowboys & Custard said...

Hi Catherine
I had the same lump in the throat moment today about my own son... no I am sure it will never change!
I hope next year brings you happiness and the home you have waited so long for..
Have a wonderful Christmas .

Rhondi said...

Hi Catherine. Just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas. Hope you have a lovely time with family and friends. Next year is going to be a good one for you. I just feel it!Rhondi xo

beeswax, said...

Dear Catherine, from a fellow mum whose 2 of 3 daughters have just moved in to their own homes lately,and with a lump in my throat, as I read your lovely honest and heartwaRMING POST TODAY, i AM WITH YOU ON THAT ONE, THEY NEVER LEAVE,only the mess in their rooms have moved on, not their hearts..
Lovely post, I am so glad I read this today, nice to know other mums are going through same feelings...
As for the house move...just wait and see you will be sitting all snugged up before you know it, the memories of the struggles youv'e had with estate agents will soon be long gone as you sip a pimms or two in the garden ....hope we can all join you(virtualy) !!!
Have a lovely Xmas Catherine, and an even happier new year, to you and your family..
Lots of hugs Kathx

mrsnesbitt said...

Just popping by to wish you and yours all the very best for 2008!

Lots of love


Hi Catherine, I can understand that your kids growing up feels strange, I still feel strange for not ever having any kids at all! But it is true, Christmas is not the same without them. Don't forget that you are going to be part of new experiences in the next few years or so and your life will be fulfilled by other means, babysitting duties perhaps! Let's hope soon you are able to get on the move and start to build on 2008, making it a good year for you all, in what is the start of a new chapter in all your lives. Happy New Year. x

Rosie said...

Just popping by to with you a Happy New Year and very best wishes for 2008:)

Rhondi said...

Hi again Catherine. I was going to email but don't know your email address. Perhaps you could go to my profile and get my email and email me than I could respond back. When you leave a comment on my blog I can't respond to it.
Rhondi xo

Vintage to Victorian said...

Hi Catherine - Thanks for your good wishes. Now, what's happening with this house move? Hope it's progressing in the right direction at last!

All good wishes for a Happy and Relaxed 2008 in your (hopefully) new home.


Beeswax, said...

Happy New Year Catherine, hope your year is full of good health , fun and love...
Looking forward to hearing all about your new home...
Hugs Kath x