Hitting the road has not been an easy decision to make, as far as leaving home, the boys and our jobs go. The thing is Murray and I have had a lot to handle in the last few years since my dad passed away and we kind of need a break to catch up with each other. A holiday together is a big thing as it will only be the two of us most of the time (that’s a worry’ lol). Murray will need to be patient with me or it’s a long walk home for one of us. For a change we will just be plain old Murray and Leanne, not Mrs Morris the teacher’s aide or Murray the production officer, or one of the many other hats we so often wear.
When thinking about this post I thought of all the things and people I will miss, because as we all know I am not a loner, I love a chat and company.
I will miss the fantastic friends I have at work, some more than others, and the kids I work with. I love my job and it’s not hard to turn up each day when you know you get smiles and cuddles when you walk through the door, and that’s not just from the kids. I will also miss my local family our neighbours. We are in a wonderful little town. We have a fantastic connection with our neighbours and I will miss the Sunday Afternoon catch ups and drinks.
I will miss my kitchen and my TV. Yes, I am addicted to cooking and watching television, I’m not afraid to admit it. I love certain shows and religiously catch up with my Summer Bay friends at 7 each night. I love to have something delicious for the boys to all come home to and enjoy. I know they love me for something.
I am having regular visits with my physio to get my aches and pains in order before I travel. With my back, neck and leg injuries over the last twelve months I need to stay on top of it. So, I will miss my physio Tania who has become a very good friend and listener.
I guess the hardest ones to leave behind are the boys.I will worry about them while I am gone, because that’s my job and I love them. The boys are now capable of doing the washing and occasionally remembering to hang it out to dry. If it’s not on the list sometimes it can still be in the machine when I get home. Today Simon learnt that the washing machine has more than one button and you can adjust the load level so that the towels don’t come out looking like a concertina. They are going to be doing some cooking before I go to learn more than just noodles and BBQ. I know the birds will miss me because I talk to them all the time but I think the boys will think its great to have me away for a while.
It will be extremely hard to leave mum. Even though she is in a home now I still feel responsible for and to her and we visit every three to four weeks, so I will miss her while away. We have the ipad and she has hers so we will see her still, but I know she will fret without us. The boys are going to visit her. I will still worry about her because I love her. She is very frail and under thirty kilos now and relies on us, but I know the carers where she is will take care of her and I’m only a phone call away.
We are looking forward to spending time with Murray’s mum and dad, and extended family while away as they are the reason why we are travelling north. When we gets back home I will miss them too.
Anyway, these are the thoughts that go through my little head while planning this trip. I know everything will be fine while I am away but it’s my perogative to worry after all I am a mother, wife and daughter, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Bring it on!