Monday, June 7, 2010

It's starting..

What is starting?
The wind down...

You go, go go and then it starts to hit that this is all really happening.
I just told my maid that we were leaving Brasil, and she took it rather well.
I think she had an inkling when I started giving away many things that we either do not use or need anymore.
I also have been rummaging through my closets and making them look nice and orderly again. I should try to keep that habit up a little bit longer.

The farewells are starting too.Align Center..
Gabriela and I went on Saturday to a "last get together as families"...
well, the white elephant was in the room. We never really said much about the two of us moving....just asked if the house was ready for Gabriela and her family, and talked a little about the possible next location for my family...
but no one really said anything definite, like a good bye speech.
I guess that is not necessary between such good friends as we were with on Saturday, but it seems like the conversations were about anything else but leaving!

Then this week starts the real "lasts"...
lunches, 5th grade graduation, a party with church members...
It is hard. I snap a little too much at my kids, get mad at my computer for not working right...(the mouse doesn't work, the battery has no more life if I unplug it, etc...)
I get stressed thinking about how and what to say to my really good friends. I know it is not good bye, and I always throw that in there, but it is a parting. and I have a hard time parting.

Well, the time is winding away and I must get going....

8 comments:

mythopolis said...

I hope as life moves you and friends in different directions that there will be wonderful reunions ahead now and then!!

Gabriela said...

Don't get stressed thinking about what to say to me, ok? We will always be friends and we'll keep in good touch via email and our blogs-we can even call each other. I will miss having you be apart of my daily life, but I will always be so grateful that we arrived and left at the same time. I couldn't have made it through with out you (well, I'm sure I could have, but it wouldn't have been nearly as fun).

Love ya,
Gabs

Betty said...

I can totally understand that this is stressful. I hope you find out soon where you´re going and that it will be such a nice place, that this is all worth it.

Brenda said...

Its so hard because we really can't deny the pain no matter how hard we try. I feel like those last moments we have with are friends are the most memorable and often the sweetest, so hang on to that.

Jientje said...

I can only imagine what you're going through. I think this is the toughest part though. Life will take over once you get "there", and like Gabriela said, you will always be friends.

BLOGitse said...

All the best...
Greetings from Helsinki!

BLOGitse

Fabiola said...

That feeling and lasts are the worst part of this "gipsy" life you(me) live. I hate that. But the friends we make on this journey are the BEST!!!!

PS.: I will ship some Ipanema's for you while I am here, when you ran out of your stock ; )

Scriber's Web said...

Hugs my friend! Friends don't really need words. They just know how you are feeling. Take care and keep us posted about your journey.

On a brighter note, I took photos of these fantastic benches in Hawaii. I'll post them tomorrow. Don't tell him yet but I am going to ask Mythos to make one for you and one for me:)