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Another Thursday morning

Last night we signed contracts on the house so if all goes well the house will be sold in a week and settlement will be before we leave NZ, which good news as it will give us a feeling of closure. Meanwhile the days are ticking by and departure draws ever closer, (15 sleeps and counting), but only 6 more days at school and work for Ian, Matthew and Christopher. Yesterday, for the first time, I was swept by a wave of sadness, really missing all my friends from school, but then Beverley phoned and asked me round to her place for the afternoon and when I arrived home there was a card and a gift from Anne who left school last year. I do miss all the camaraderie of school, having said which, it's lovely to have some time available to see other friends, paint, read, write etc and not always rushing from pillar to post like a demented whirlwind!
takahe is trying to be normal, I think I'll try for interesting, (I don't stand any chance of managing normal!)

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vivh
Jun. 16th, 2005 11:12 am (UTC)
Re: Great News!
All is going very well really in terms of the organisation for coming back, in fact I have more time on my hands at the moment than I have had for about 10 years, hence lots of drinking coffee with friends to pass the time and say goodbye. I waver between joy and sorrow about making this move, though I'm sure it's the right thing to do, there are just so many good friends to leave behind. I was surprised I didn't miss school earlier but up till yesterday I was just relieved to not have any requirement to leave the house early for patrol duty or stay late for study centre! As for painting, I have painted on and off through the years but was never brave enough to show my pictures to anyone, but my friend Beverley, who has a whole room of her house devoted to art, has encouraged me to be braver! I'm still not sure that my pictures are that great but I certainly find the painting process enjoyable and relaxing!!