Thursday, January 19, 2012

Natural rhythms begin...

It's Thursday morning and we're two sleeps into life in Townsville and the new house. God blessed us on moving day, as there was rain all around us during the almost four hours of loading the removalist van, and 90 minutes of unloading at the Townsville house later that day, but it never fell. 
During the drive between Charters Towers and Townsville we had rain, but not a drop fell from the sky whilst furniture and boxes were loaded and unloaded. 
Thank you Lord!
Mr E has already begun his new teaching position, so his nights have been busy carting boxes into the house for me to unpack. On Tuesday night after the moving van left we did what we could for a few hours, then showered, changed, and headed off on the bike to the monthly Ulysses branch meeting before a meal at a wonderful pizza restaurant that served the best gluten free pizza bases!
Wednesday morning we woke to no food in the house so I sent Mr E off to work with advice to grab something on the way, whilst I wrote a shopping list and headed off to the huge local supermarket.
By the time he came home from work I had filled the pantry, fridge, and freezer, and our first meal together in the new home was being prepared...
A juicy steak was added, and our simple meal was complete.
This morning (Thursday) I've packed his lunch for work, and so, the natural rhythm of the working week has begun.
Sophie has settled beautifully....
Bob-the-dog is not enjoying the humidity and wouldn't smile for a photo. Blossom will be moving home with us in another week and as she is his real owner I think there will be much tail-wagging ahead for him. I'm so glad we had him clipped before we moved. 
Today, with all the boxes unpacked, I'll begin finding permanent homes for everything, and I may just grab an hour after lunch to relax with a wee bit of stitching.
Have a wonderful day in your world too!
Hugs
Jenny
xx

44 comments:

Val Laird said...

So glad all went well with the move and that you are settling in to your new life.

Blessings
Val

Marrissa said...

So glad the move went smoothly for you! Everybody thinks I'm mad but I really enjoy moving house, the packing and unpacking keeps me acquainted with all my treasures and a new house/town is a new adventure. I love it! Hope you get a chance for many breaks while unpacking, best wishes from The Garden :)

Elaine said...

It sounds as though your move has gone wonderfully smooth. I hope you enjoy a long lovely time in your new home. Best wishes, look forward to seeing what you stitch this year. :) xx

DIAN said...

Jenny, I am pleased to read that you have settled in your new nest.

May the coming months prove exciting and satisfying for you.

addictivestitches said...

Glad to see all went well for you in the big shift. You will be missed. Hugs

Andra Gayle said...

sounds like you are getting settled. Hope all goes well and welcome to your new home!

Lurline said...

Wow! That's lightning speed - to even consider stitching today - if you have any left over energy, please send it my way!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Victoria said...

Imagine the mister arriving back to a full fridge & a meal on the table. That must have felt so reassuring after a "first day".
And Blossom joining you! Sounds great!
You are my "moving heroine"!

creativedawn said...

Hi Jenny,
Wow, you are steady as a rock...so calm (giggle) in your picking up and moving about and making a home wherever you do make home! I really admire that. God bless you in your new home. Blossom coming along - bonus, eh! I really like you getting the food and stuff; oh and making a meal when you darling hubs returned. Nice touch. The last home you had, had a great foilage; how about this one? Will you have a garden? Anyhoo, wishing you a good spell to sit and stitch!
hugz

Maria said...

So good the rain stayed away while doing all the loading and unloading.
Has not taken long for you all to settle.
I am sure Bob will be happier when Blossom arrives.
Happy stitching.

Katherine said...

So glad the move went well for you and that the rain didn't damage anything. We could actually do with some down here in Victoria so just send it our way LOL. I have also got to thank you for a link to the down to earth blog via the stitcheries... I have been reading it and making soap! I'm sure hubby thinks I'm insane but he just showed interest and kept the cat and dog out from under my feet LOL

Deb said...

And I have always wondered why people when reincarnated want to return as cats. Well with Sophie's attitude to life its all very clear Jenny.....

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LindaB said...

hi Jenny...glad to hear that the move went smoothly...sophie looks very much at home already and I am sure that you are looking forward to having Blossom home soon...does Townsville have a Quilt shop that you can visit...hugs LindaB

Lu said...

Bless the Lord for being with you on your move.
Jenny you are so efficient. Where do you get all that energy?
Blessings to you and yours on your new adventure.

Sue from Cyprus said...

Jenny, glad the move went well and you are settling down to your new home. It will probably feel abit strange in the beginning.... new home, new surroundings but I am sure that it will feel like home in no time.
Hugs, Sue from Cyprus x x x

Scottish Nanna said...

Jenny glad you are settled I wish you A happy ever after in your new house.
Hugs Mary.

Lida said...

Wish you all the best in your new home, make it into a home were you all will feel good and you will get lots of inspiration to create new things!Happy stitching, greetings
Lida

Angela said...

Welcome to you and your family to Townsville. Happy to hear that the rain held out for you to move.Hope that you don`t have to move for a while and that home gets to feel comfortable. Cool breezes sent to you, as it is a bit hot.

Jeanette said...

So glad to see your post. I've been wondering how you got on. Happy to hear all went well & that you are all settling in. Hugs,

Angela said...

Every blessing in your new home x

Susan said...

Two days and you are nearly settled. What a champion!

Janice said...

I'm glad everything went so smoothly. You can tell you are an old hand at this. I'd still be in total chaos. Now comes the fun bit of turning it into a home, but you've certainly started that in the kitchen already.

Larissa said...

So glad everything went smoothly for you with the move!! The Lord is Good!! Best Wishes for your time in this abode!!

Robin in New Jersey said...

It's wonderful to hear form you again. So glad that you are settling in. Looking forward to seeing how you arrange your space and make it homey. Blessings!

hope said...

I'm glad everything went well with the move. Don't work too hard on the unpacking. Hugs. Hope

Miss Nancy said...

Happy to hear that the move went well. Now for the unpacking.

Have a super great settling in day.

Deborah Jennings said...

Praise God for no rain and a safe and easy-ish move. I know that you will be so glad when everything finds it's home.

Your fur babies are adorable! Whatever would we do without them?

wilma said...

En nombre de Dios, te va a ir muy bien. Se siente todo tan Bello y ya saben sus tareas y todos ayudándose. Si Sofía se siente confortable, todo está bien. Felicidades en su nuevo Hogar.

cottonreel said...

Seems those prayers for a stress free move were heard.
May peace and order reign supreme

Sandy said...

Glad you are settled and getting into a routine. Supper looks yummy!

quiltercaroline said...

I am so glad that the move went well and you are settling into your new home and MR E into his new job. Best wishes C x

Alice said...

Sophie seems to sum it all up--relax and take a nap.
Glad it all went so well and I am sure Bob will be fine once he gets his person back.
That salas looks yummy!
L,A-

Annette B said...

Glad that the move went smoothly and that you are settling in.

Debbie said...

Hi Jenny, Just wondering how you are going settling into your new home. Is it anywhere near Kelso? That's where my youngest daughter lives. Yes it is very hot and humid there. You will need the air con running. So pleased it didn't rain during your move. All the best.

grammajudyb said...

Glad to have you back blogging agian. May you have a wonderful year.

Ondrea said...

You have done well Jenny. A home is what you make it and the people in it. Angel hugs.

Noela said...

Glad the move went well Jenny. Looks like your at home already. Hugs....

Lucky-1 said...

Nice to know my cats aren't the only ones that laying on a quilt slung over a lounge chair...lol

HUGGLES
Lucky

Evelene S said...

I am so glad to hear the rain stayed away while unloading and loading. I am glad you are safe and sound in your new home and so glad your hubby is not in that dangerous mining job. I know someone has to do mining and I really respect miners putting their lives on the line to feed their families.

Bluebell said...

Hi Jenny, I am pleased your move went well and that you are settling into your new home, I find moving a complete nightmare, we have our house up for sale as we wish to downsize and I dread having to sort our all the stuff we have collected over the years.
Be Happy
Love Jillx

Carla said...

So glad to hear your move went well. We moved when it was 105 out and 3 weeks later we moved our daughter back to school and it was 108. I did alot of purging before the move but did some more as I unpacked. Best wishes in your new home. I really enjoy mine.

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michelle

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