"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Thursday, July 2, 2009

10 hours....

Today was a whirlwind of last minute odd jobs, packing, goodbyes, and general running around. Bob-the-dog is all shampooed and looking lovely, the house inspection was 'perfect', and everything is packed ready to go in the car.

Just 10 hours and we'll be on our way! \o/\o/\o/ Feel free to dance a jig with me!! I'm so excited!

We took photos for you but I've gone and packed my cord thingy that plugs into the laptop...sorry. I have no idea what bag it's in now, and to be honest I'm so plumb tuckered out that I can't be bothered expending any more energy. I know you understand.

A lovely friend, Barb, had us over for dinner tonight and boy, did she spoil us! Her home is like a small sanctuary, hidden away from the hubbub of everyday living, and it was incredibly calming to sit with her and hubby enjoying a beautiful meal, apple cider, fresh coffee, stimulating conversation, and soothing music in the background. We took my St Therese rose bush over to her to plant in her front garden, and that made me so happy. I love that rose bush, it has been a real joy to me each time a new bud appeared and blessed me over many days blooming to a red brilliance that simply took my breath away. Barb's Confirmation name was Therese and she was so excited to receive it from me.

Girls, you have been incredible to stay with me and count down the days to our departure - and here it is, just 9 hours and I'll wake to the start of our journey...10 hours and we'll be leaving the city limits for the wide open spaces between here and our children, every moment another step closer to that longed for reunion.

Thank you for the arms of friendship opened wide, and I hope you'll all be here when I come back online around July 16th. I am already missing your chirpy voices and smiling emails!

Take care my friends, and may God hold you safely in His heart and bless your socks off!

Back soon...

Hugs
Jenny
xxxxxxxxxxxxx


43 comments:

Colleen's Blog Long Island NY said...

Praying for you to have a safe journey Jenny

Terry said...

Take care Jenny and have a safe trip! :0)

The Quilt Shoppe said...

Jenny -

Have a safe trip. I know you are so excited to be doing this; I can hear it in your posts! Blessings for a wonderful reunion.
God speed :)

zigzago said...

Have a safe trip, I'm exited for you reunion with your children. Going to miss you on the web! Renata.

Maree said...

Well it's that Time already...have a safe trip & looking forward to hearing all about everything when you return...
hugs

Yvonne aka sommeke said...

Wishing you too a very nice trip and a great reunion!

Myra said...

Oh I am so excited for you Jenny! Another adventure is about to begin!
Good travels, God's speed, and we shall see you when you pop back into blogland again...
Take care! 8-)

Priscilla said...

Have a safe journey and a lovely happy family reunion.Looking forward to your returning to the blogging world! Kristina

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Wishing you a safe journey and look forward to hearing from you again.

Linda said...

The time will fly and I'm sure you'll be full of stories of that expectant reunion with your kids when you return, safe traveling.

Dolores said...

Safe journey. We shall all be here when you get back online.

Cattinka said...

Take care, and stay safe. Can´t wait to hear from you again, now it´s me counting the days!
Bye for now
KATRIN W.

Nanci said...

The day has finally come and I know you will be so excited when you finally see the kiddos. Have a safe and fun trip and we'll all be here waiting to hear the stories when you log on again.

God bless,

The Faerie Queen said...

Have a very safe trip my friends. hugz xxx

Sarah said...

Will miss you whilst you travel, but I will keep your safe travels and happy reunion in my prayers.

QUILTILNLG IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Hi Jenny--hopefully you will be able to read these last few comments before you are off and running--wish you the very best and will be waiting to hear from you at mid month!! I am proud to say that I even got Block #6 done the shoe is sooo cute--it's posted on my site now so be sure to check it out--Take care--Blessings and Hugs, just, Di

Anonymous said...

Safe travels dear one......I will miss you terribly. Enjoy the trip.
hugs, Terri

Anonymous said...

Safe journey to your new home!
edyB in New Mexico USA

Judith said...

Looking forward to our reunion on the 16th July. Have a super safe journey.

Allie said...

So glad you were able to dine with a good friend one last time. How sweet of you to give her your rosebush.
I will be praying for you every day and night. Last night, we went to dinner at a place called Outback Steakhouse, they had a huge map of Australia and I was showing the boys where you were traveling from and to. Your journey takes my breath away in its scope.
Be safe dear Jenny. The Lord will be with you in the wilderness, as He was with Israel. I'm already bouncing in my seat with anticipation of your next post, when you're all settled in and reunited with the kids. Love ya girl!

Catherine said...

I`m hoping you have a safe trip. Moving is tiring and still exciting.

Blessings,
Catherine in Arizona

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh Jenny, have a very safe trip! It has been a joy to visit with you every day. {{{}}} Hugs and blessings.
Jocelyn

Gran said...

God be with you until we meet again. Before our family travels we always have a family prayer in the car before we turn on the ignition and then when we get to our destination we go inside and knee in a family prayer. You travel may be "bumpy" and have it's share of challenges, yet a sense of peace stays with you and you know all will be well. I wish you peace on your journey and that you will arrive home safely.

Hugs until you are settled.

Carrie P. said...

Try not to be too sad. Praying for a safe trip and a great reunion with your children.

Crispy said...

Safe trip Jenny \o/ \o/ \o/ I'm a jigging with you girl!!!

We'll be waiting for your first post after the 16th.

Crispy

Margie said...

Jenny, I read your post every day and am going to miss it while you are traveling. Please travel safe and get back to us as soon as you can.

Jeanette said...

Have a safe journey Jenny. Looking forward to hearing of your reunion & travels to your new home. Hugs, Jeanette

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Jenny,
Wishing you luck as we wave good-bye.
See you again very soon in your new location.
Hugs,
Anna

Loralynn said...

Have a safe journey! I'll be here when you get back!

gail said...

Travel safely.

Blessings Gail

jannimary said...

Wishing you a safe journey back to your children. Enjoy travelling across our wide brown land. I look forward to catching up when you arrive.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Back at you Jenny!

Phyllis said...

Safe travels, Jenny.

Deb said...

Travel safe Jenny, looking forward to you returning all bright and breezy and full of excitement.
big hugsxxxx

Shari said...

Safe journey and a joyous reunion!

Hugs - Shari

chook said...

Hi Jenny I wish you and yours a safe journey and look forward to your next post
hugs Beth

Sew Useful Designs said...

Darling Jenny!

I'm so glad you had a wonderful last evening in Esperance! :-) And... OH YEAH BABY... I'm dancing with you!!!!! he he he...

Safe travels to you and your hubby... I'm excited already about the thought of your family reunion! Thinking of you and missing you already (too)!!!!!!

Hugs, hugs, dances and hugs!
Vikki xoxoxoxoxo

Joy said...

Wishing you all a safe journey!!! Take care and I can't wait to "chat" when you get to your new home!!!
Hugs ..........
Joy :o)

Isabella said...

Praying for a safe and uneventfull trip to your new home and the arms of your children.

Country Nanny said...

Have a safe trip! God bless you and your family!
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Hugs,
Elisa

Tozz said...

All the very best Jen and I am doing the Happy dance with you :) hugs hugs and do have a safe trip and a happy reunion with your kids :)See you on the 16th all safe and sound :)

Fiona said...

Have a safe trip Jenny - Looking forward to catching up with you once you arrive

Robin in New Jersey said...

I will be praying for your safe journey and a wonderful reunion with the kiddos.

Looking forward to hearing from you again.