This morning I decided to take myself off to the movies to see New Years Eve!
Now I hadn't been to the movies for a while and now I know why! $15 OMG!!! And they wonder why people aren't going to the movies so much anymore.....
I decided to go to the cinema's at Stafford. Now Baby Jake and I lived in Stafford for over 19years so it was such a big move to come out to where we live now, as its a further 30mins out from our old suburb.
And at the time you wonder to yourself if you are doing the right thing, moving so far out. I mean come on that's where our money was going to buy the kind of dual living house that we needed as this same type of house back in Stafford would have been a whole lot more $$$ wise.
So today was strange to go back to the old hood! And whilst it was nice to go back down memory lane it def brought home to me that we made the right decision as I truly do love living where I do now.
This was our old Townhouse!
Sometimes I don't think we realise how far in life we really have come.
And the movie I hear you ask: welllllll it was just ok. Just a nice movie, nothing special. There was however a speech in the movie that Hilary Swank gives that def has you thinking.... and Groover's I would like to now share it with you! Hilary is in charge of the ball that drops in Times Square in the movie and the ball at the start of the night gets stuck, so whilst they are trying to fix it she gives a news conference to stall for time.....
It's suspended there to remind us before we pop the champagne and celebrate the new year, to stop and reflect on the year that has gone by.
To remember both our triumphs and our missteps, our promises made and broken. The times we opened ourselves up to great adventures or closed ourselves down for fear of getting hurt because that is what new years is all about - getting another chance.
A chance to forgive, to do better, to do more, to give more, to love more. And stop worrying about what if and start embracing what would be. So when that ball drops at midnight and it will drop, let's remember to be nice to each other, kind to each other. And not just tonight but all year long.
And on other news: when I returned home today, I was laying on my bed with Embee Louise and I had opened up my front windows (now that my Dove Family have moved out) to let some fresh air into the bedroom whennnnnnn all of a sudden there was this noise and guess what? Mumma Dove had returned. She called out for ages, but no babies returned :( Thennnnnnnn the Daddy Dove arrived as well!
Now I have found out that my doves are called Spotted Dove's.
And get this, both the male and the female take turns to sit on the nest, so that means over the last few weeks it just hasn't been the Mum doing all the work. Now Groover's tell me this: where can I sign me up for a man like that! hehehe.
And you know what? It reminded me of the pic I put up on my blog last night....
It was really sad to see :( Both Mum and Dad ended up having a snooze together in the nest. I wonder if the babies will come back at all....
Like I have always said: It's a tough gig being a parent isn't it!
And Baby Jake returned home tonight. We were thinking of going out for dinner butt I eventually didn't feel like it and when I went downstairs to tell Jake, he himself was passed out on his lounge! So think it was the right decision hehehe.
Instead I had me another spa. Have to say that I am def loving the spa at the moment. Jake thinks that I don't use it enough and we have a deal that every time that I do use it (after he leaves) then I have to send him a text. I did joke that I could text him a photo every time and he said "Mum that would just be just plain weird!" LOL But Baby Jake "Weird" is my middle name tee hee.
So another day at Morley Manor is ending. Tomorrow is our last day together and we have plans now to go out to lunch.
Two friends of mine have shared some words of wisdom with me over the last couple of days.
My friend Heidi said "Good luck with Jake leaving, that will be yet another loss, but fortunately you've been through a really hard one a year ago and you've come out stronger, so you can do it girl!!! It would be good for the two of you to have a bit of distance, "absence makes the heart grow fonder" they say.
And my mate Mandy shared this with me "Now that we are down to just the one child, we totally appreciate the "leaving the nest" & I'm sure that it won't be long before the day arrives when we come back home to just a few remaining feathers as she too will have flown the coop! The circle of life brings back new generations & all those untold memories that you yourself Miss Karen so aptly journal...it is how it should be & always will. Hugging you plenty xxx"
So my game plan is this: To enjoy what time we have left together, be brave, be happy and smile because Jake is about to embark on a HUGE ADVENTURE! And just like my friends Heidi and Mandy have said - I'm strong and that good old circle of life does bring back new generations and new memories!
Between you and I, I think that my trip to Hamilton Island on Friday has come at a very good time, so that it takes my mind off stuff! Although I do feel for my friend Karen who I am holidaying with on Hamilton Island. I think there might be a few tears at the airport before I leave!
So kids that was the day that was!