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Taking a break

I am taking a break for a week. This is one of those weeks that is topsy turvy in my life and I need to chill out. Sunday coming sees OH and I celebrate 29 years since we exchanged our vows in our local church, Friday I celebrate the Middle Israel years of life, Dad's 39th and Mum's 1st Anniversaries are on Saturday and Sunday respectively. Lets not forget Paddy's Day on Tuesday.

I find the blog-head has dried up a bit in the past few weeks, with all these anniversaries coming up, I guess it is only to be expected.

I will be back the following week, from the old marital home. OH and I will be spending a week there getting it decluttered. We hope to put in on the market in the summer; in the meantime everything from Teddies to Prams, Tennis racquets [warped from a dewy summer's night in '95] will be re-housed in a skip or sent to whatever charity shop we pick.

This is a time of change in our lives and I am glad to say that I am beginning to feel the tweeks of life bursting back to its usual Spring like format, so hopefully blogging will resume in the near future. I hope that decluttering will provide a few hilarious moments...there is a train set belonging to Eldest daughter [ED] at the back of the attic, and she awaits reintroducing herself to it after 20 years apart.

In the past year I have been on a roller coaster since Mum died. We were very close and as I said here before she was the Queen of my Heart. That I have survived and stayed in the general region of my usual chirpy self is down to everyone here. The Coo Class of the 00's. Headmistress, you may be very proud of this wonderful College of Comradesip...and yes, I mean sip...for many a balmy night has been spent sipping a glass of Merlot and reading comments, blogs and all the other activities on a busy Coo!

There are a lot of us with issues going on in our lives, for some it may be health related, for others a huge loss in our lives, but the way that every one rallies 'round and sends out vibes of strength, support and succour is awesome.

Class mates of the Coo...you rock!

See you in a week or two.

LÁ FHEILE PADRAIG SHONA DHUIT A DHUINE UAISLE AGUS GO N'DEIRIGH AN BÓTHAT LIBH [Happy Paddy's day and may the road rise before you all.]

Love
IE
p.s., Headmistress, shall endeavour to send in a few essays for homework - but will be absent from the hockey pitch - someone pinched me indian head! Shucks

Posted at 13th Mar 2009 - 10:44PM   Posted by Irish Eyes   Taking a break Comments: 9

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Cait's Avatar I hope the week goes well IE and I wish you a happy anniversary on Sunday and a great Paddy's Day.

Looking forward to your return,
Caitx

Posted by: Cait on 13th Mar 2009 at 11:34PM

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Frances's Avatar Dear Irish Eyes, as always your words are beautifully selected and combined in ways that are uniquely yours.

I will admit, however, that just one part disturbed me. Is there a chance that some poor teddy is about to be discarded? Please do set any such fellow on the side until your return to us. Post up a picture, and I will bet that many will vie to re-house that ted.

Otherwise, I wish you well with your break. I know that you do live life fully, deeply and with great sensitivity.

I promise to visit NYC's Saint Patrick's Day parade, carrying my camera, and hoping to capture some of the joy of that day to share with you.

xo

Posted by: Frances on 13th Mar 2009 at 11:36PM

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Camilla's Avatar All the best for the week ahead dear Irish Eyes, and a very happy anniversary on Sunday and a great St Patrick's Day to you.

xx

Posted by: Camilla on 14th Mar 2009 at 02:04AM

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Withy Brook's Avatar Thank you for that beautifully written post, Irish Eyes. I join the others in their wishes to you.
With regard to the Teddy - I collect them and they sit in a lovely cosy huddle in a Georgian child's high chair. They love to greet new companions -old or brand new. Young children are allowed to play carefully with all of them, except a very old, somewhat bare, gentleman who shared my bed until I went away to school at 12.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 14th Mar 2009 at 09:30AM

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CalicoKate's Avatar Lovely post IE. Good luck with the decluttering - something I find soooo difficult to do Rolling Eyes esp if B 'helps' as things I put on the 'go somewhere else' pile frequently gets taken off it againRolling EyesRolling Eyes
Happy anniversaries when they happen, & celebrate your mums first for the time you had with her whilst still mourning her loss.,
Take great care.
CKxx

Posted by: CalicoKate on 14th Mar 2009 at 11:38AM

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Exmoorjane's Avatar Chill, chill, dearest heart......it's been a darn tough year and you well deserve a break. Sending a ton of love, Janexxxxxxxxxx

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 14th Mar 2009 at 03:30PM

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Ivy's Avatar I suppose I am a bit late but "Don't overdo it and don't get stressed"-you know what that does to you.
Big hug and "I wrap a big purple blanket around you"

Ivy xx

Posted by: Ivy on 14th Mar 2009 at 05:57PM

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Ivy's Avatar "Friday I celebrate the Middle Israel years of life,"
... what does that expression mean? never heard of

Posted by: Ivy on 14th Mar 2009 at 05:58PM

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Snailbeachshepherdess's Avatar Just dont stay away too long and take care of yourself

Posted by: Snailbeachshepherdess on 14th Mar 2009 at 09:54PM

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