Sunday, January 18, 2009

Back to normal once more....

I am home.

This is a quiet place. No footsteps. No strange music. No voices. No thuds and srashes. Silence, except for the sound of my fingers on the keys here.

The quilt is now on the Moses basket and the seal you can see is a gift from David to the Bump. He had a seal from Switzerland when he was a toddler, and it is still in his room as I speak, so a lovely soft seal from Switzerland, a girly seal too, might I add, is the perfect gift from the uncle to be. Please note the baby monitor too. It apparently plays soothing lullabies. We did not have those things when my babies were born!

It was great to spend some time with Andrew and Ann. This is the last time I will see them before the Bump arrives, and so I had to inspect the nursery and all the little clothes and the Moses basket, the cot, the baby bath..... you know what I mean. All the wonderful paraphenalia little ones need. Sigh. Such fun! Then we arranged toys in the cot, and, as Andrew said, all that is missing now is the Bump.

Granny 2B2 and Grandpa2B had invited us all over for supper, so off we went, and oh my word, what a feast! Roast lamb with all the trimmings, and wonderful blackberry and apple crumble for dessert. I ate way too much. It was divine. Perfect. The two Grannies had a "granddaughter" discussion, and made sure we all had each other's mobile numbers, and ran through check lists to see who had what where. As Grannies 2 B do, of course. Such excitement!

Then this morning, we set off to take David back to University. It is just 45 mins from A and A, so not far at all. Such a beautiful city to be living in, and he seems to know it so well already. It is going to be his home for the next 3 years at least. David is happy to be back at uni too. His friends came barrelling into his room just as we finished getting the things unpacked, and so I took that as a sign it was time to depart. He has his life there, and he wanted to get back to it! This is all good, of course. He is happy.
This is the view of the Cathedral from the university. As David says, it is a great view. Until you have to walk back up that hill!
So here I am, back in a quiet house. I will have to tackle the sorting and tidying and cleaning. But that can wait for now. Now I have some exercises to do before I can rest, and then I will be curling up on that couch for the evening again. With my coffee and control of the remote control.
The holidays are definitely over.


Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

This made me remember so well when my son left home for his own apartment. I had never in my life been alone and it was the strangest feeling. Thank goodness for a cat who was a sweet love because I may not have done so well otherwise.

How wonderful to see all the preparations and sweet things for the grandgirlie 2B. :D Wonderful, too, that all the family gets along. The grand/s will be so blessed by that!

Julie said...

Ah, if only I could curl up with coffee and the remote control. Sadly one of The Tibetans ate mine

Needled Mom said...

It sounds as thought the visit was delightful. I am glad all is in order for the bump's arrival. What fun times that will be. The quilt looks so pretty all in place.

Dawn said...

Has the bump a name that they are keeping a secret? Baby monitors are great - except they make a noise all the time, even when the babies aren't in the room. Oh, well. I always heard them without a monitor!

The seal is adorable - good uncle!

Sandra said...

This was such a sweet post Linds :)

I love the quilt and the seal, so girly and so perfect.

Glad you'll be able to relax with your coffee and the remote control :)

Laurie in Ca. said...

I am so excited for you to be a grandma Linds. You are going to just love it. My daughter in law gave me a monitor for my house when I started watching my second one. Isaac, my grandson uses it for a walkie talkie when we play. I can hear if Hannah is awake. Too much static from those things. The quilt is just beautiful and girlie. It won't be long now my friend. Take care of yourself.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Mary said...

Welcome back. Glad the trip went well. Enjoy the quiet for now - bump is on her way.

Has David lost some weight? Looking good!

Crystal said...

The holidays are definitely over when the university students go back to school and routines begin again. No more late nights and late mornings :(( It's so good to hear that David is settled and doing well.

And now the time will fly until Bump arrives!! This will be the MOST delightful time of your life. I pray that she arrives safely, created perfectly by our Heavenly Father.

Make sure your camera batteries are charged - you never know when she will arrive! Kind of like when God comes!!

I hope your exercising and the week ahead go well. ((( HUGS )))

Olson Family said...

I was thinking of you as they were showing the weather and thinking "I hope Linds is staying warm." What wonderful anticipation - the Bump will arrive soon. I pray all goes well with every aspect of delivery and post... An exciting time!

Linda said...

It sounds like a lovely visit Linds. Don't they have amazing things for babies and little ones these days? Just amazing.
I love the quilt - just love it. Pink is my very favorite color and I love the sweet pattern. I can just feel all love that went into every stitch.
It is good that David is so well settled at uni. I know that gives you peace. Enjoy your quiet time and keep up those exercises!
Thank you so much for your prayers and dear comments. How I appreciate you.

Isabelle said...

Oh, you're so good about your boy going away! You're entirely right, of course. But I'm so bad - I've never mastered the let-them-fly mentality. I want them all here!

Still, maybe if I had prospective grandchildren, I'd be able to focus on the next lovely phase of life too. Anyway, enjoy your restful evening.

Jan said...

Ah Linds, enjoy the quiet. I know I love it when I'm home alone and there's no television, or talking, or music....just quiet.

Judith said...

Linds, How thoughtful your son is! Wouldn't it be great if the Bump drags the seal around, instead of a teddy bear.

How loving and wise you are to know when to give those you want to be with, time and space for their lives.

Keep up the effort it takes to do those exercises. The physical therapy that goes with knee replacements sometimes requires just getting through it, but is so needed. I am thinking of you, dear friend.

Butterfly Mama said...

What a gorgeous quilt and the seal is adorable. Hopefully the therapy will keep you busy!