Saturday, 11 December 2010

Oh so grateful Saturday

  1. We arrived home finally 3.30am Friday morning , 4 days late, after our ordeal in the diastrous flooding and mudding. The Central Western of NSW was one of many declared a Natural Diaster.

    Honestly, I thought it would never end ; at times I was terrified . It stopped being fun after the 2nd day.

    We are ok, battered , bruised and after being eaten alive by mossies at the last hour but HOME.

    Our car is a little damaged but can be repaired. We've learned some expensive lessons. It really capped off our annus horribilis.Sometimes I think 'miracles' are the things that don't happen to you.

  2. ...for messages , comments and emails of support.

  3. ...for special friends in Milthorpe who welcomed us with hugs and a cup of tea at 11pm when we arrived 3 .5 days late for a BBQ (cancelled of course because we were stranded).
    I love that girl.We met when we were on family holidays as 16yr olds.

  4. ... that DH got an appointment the same day with chiropractor to fix his injured shoulder & knee. Apparently dislocated/out of joint.He is in pain , feeling very defeated and with the black dog biting at his heels.

  5. ...for my Mum who came straight away yesterday when I rang for help to get the house in order. She saved me from drowning in a flood of tears of frustration and exhaustion.
    I mainly wanted her to mind the boys while I worked.

    My hub was in no way physically or mentally to help me. I knew it was important for both of us to clear the chaos, unpack and straighten up home.

    MUM came with ingredients to make lunch & dinner .My 12yr neice, M, came to 'play' with the boys. It cheered the boys up too, they love M, who is one of their favourite cousins. Mum helped with the laundry, to straighten up and she made me cups of tea and listened.She made sandwiches and put Beef Goulash in slow cooker for dinner.

    We all made shortbread and things turned around.

  6. roses. They have thrived despite the neglect.Last night, I cut MUM a bunch to say thank you .

    Then I brought 2 roses inside placing them in a vase and old bottle. Sam 4 said "Mum I have to smell them". Then he announced "Mmm delicious I love them" !

  7. ...the Christmas tree and the delight of the 'three' boys decorating it. It's a sorry looking tree really but the boys were so excited about putting it up. I need to buy some more bling today.

  8. ...The Christmas carols are on tonight bring on the Christmas spirit (if the rain stays away).

So, what's making you smile today? Grab Maxabella's I'm Grateful For... button , link your Grateful post !

Now... carry on with Christmas and don't forget to enter my Aussie Christmas giveaway.

I'm also playing weekend rewind at The Pink Fibro my vintage post is here .


Naturally Carol said...

I am so glad you made it home despite everything and that you have people around who support you. Thank you for sharing. I am praying things will improve all round and the Mr. feels better quickly!

Rachel said...

Glad your home safe and sound.... and that your still stand and still smiling.... and thank you for your support on TatterBeans means a lot to me

phonakins said...

Great that your home safe.

Naomi said...

So glad you are home again... family and friends are a blessing in times like this.

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

@Carol - thank you for your prayers :)

@ Rachel - you are welcome

@Phonakins - thankyou

@Naomi - MUM made my day.

Anonymous said...

Mums are the BEST aren't they? I am so glad you are ok though I know the recovery will take a while. Wishing you love and strength hon xxx

Maxabella said...

You're home, you're all safe. What a terrible ordeal for you all. I hope the clean up isn't quite as daunting as I imagine it is!! x

Gifts of Serendipity said...

Trish, I'm so glad that you arrived home safely and that you have such a wonderful & supportive family.

I hope that the coming weather system is kinder and that you are able to enjoy some sunshine.

Big hugs,

Felicity x

PS Reading about Millthorpe threw me back in my chair. My Mum's family have a strong history there and the Grenfell area. It's one of my favourite corners of the earth....more so when the canola's flowering NOT so much in the floods!

Jayne said...

Thank goodness you're home in one piece!
Hope you're able to get some sleep or at least some rest :)
Your mum is a God-send xxx

bigwords is... said...

I am so glad you are all safe and sound. Your Mum sounds amazing x

Kymmie said...

You have LOTS to be grateful for. You are all safe, and you are surrounded by family and friends who love you and care. Hope hubby is better soon too. xx

Anonymous said...

so glad you are home safe and sound.

much love

Jen said...

Sounds like you have been through the mill. Glad you are all home safe and sound and can relax now. Visiting from Maxabellas. Jen.

Being Me said...

"mmm delicious", oh how sweet! Sounds like a hair-raising time you had of it. What a lucky woman you are to have such wonderful female support to help you around your home while you work.

Becky said...

I am so glad you're home safe and that you have help and support. Mum's are just so awesome, what would we do without them?

Cate said...

Oh my goodness - what an ordeal!!! Yes I bet it stopped being fun long before day 2...
Glas you are all ok

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