Getting this one in early…

As we went out last night, are out tonight, out all day tomorrow and having a lay in on Sunday before going out again – I am not going to be able to blog for your viewing pleasure for a couple of days. I also need to do some washing and cleaning too, as I was in the City yesterday.

We went to the RSL last night, which is the Returned Serviceman’s League (I think), Dan joined before I arrived, so we road-tested it for supper. Think Phoenix Nights with military bearing and you won’t be far wrong. We had a good meal though, the beer was cold and while we didn’t win anything in the raffle we had a nice evening.

Tonight I am picking his nibs up from work, driving back to East Malvern train station, we are then hopping on a train to visit the Melbourne Show. Staying until the fireworks in the evening, we’re going to wrap up warm as there is showers forecast again today at some point.

Saturday we are off to the races at Caulfield, getting all poshed up, we have to get on the tram outside our flat, hope off again 10 minutes later, then reverse it to come home, so can get squiffy should we have a yen to. Dan brought tickets in one of the restaurants in the grand stand as a welcome to Melbourne present for me. I am off to get my boots reheeled today, as again the weather may be iffy and I will be in a skirt – shock! We will get photos, when we are on broadband, you lot are going to have so many photos to look at you better clear your diaries.

Sunday the football team that Lachy and Dan used to play for is in the Grand Final for their league, so we’re going along to watch them. Lachy is in the middle (literally) of coming off one shift pattern and starting another, with a 9 hour turnaround so won’t be coming, but some of Dan’s old cronies will be there. I will be feeling very English again no doubt.

After that rundown on what we are up to for the coming few days, I want to share this with you. Liz sent me an email that I read on the tram into the City yesterday morning, and made a right puddle of myself with it too:

  • I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.
  • Just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them to, doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all they have.
  • The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them, knowing you can’t have them.
  • Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one, so that when we finally meet the person, we will know how to be grateful.
  • Don’t try so hard, the best things come when you least expect them to.

Isn’t that what life is all about? When you rant and wail against things, nothing changes – but when you fully accept your lot and say ‘OK, this is what I have to work with’ change happens. Because you were ready to accept and embrace change. Listen to your gut feeling, to what your body is telling you, it will serve you well. If I had listened to my gut feelings along the way I would have saved myself a lot of heartache, but then I wouldn’t have received the lessons I learnt along the bumpy road that has led me here.

I am off to get today underway, I have had my breakfast, but I am sat in yesterday’s clothes from where I dropped DG off at work, there is jobs to be done in the flat, and I need to go to the shops. I am buying a big piece of board today, I am starting my vision board. Don’t laugh, it may sound a bit tree huggy to some of you, but I am going to enjoy putting it together.


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