17 December 2011
the calm, after the storm . . .
Quite the tumultuous week & now the calm. I'm a talker, my husband is not, he used to say "you don't have to externalise every single thought" but it's how i roll. Blogger beware!! Saves a lot of baggage too. I tell him exactly how i feel, no games, no faking, just raw honesty. 90% of the time i'm coping brilliantly but with end-of-school children who are tired & emotional, i'm exhausted & my aching hands are plain annoying, we're not ourselves.
After a teary late night phone call from Afghanistan, talking about Christmas apart, selling an investment property & buying a farm . . . i came home from Athletics this morning to this on my door step.
Eric from DesignABunch (the stunningly good florist next door to Shop Handmade in Canberra City) called to say he had just left flowers & i passed him in my street, big waves & smiles!!
The card was so beautiful, to think a tough soldier can phone in from a war zone, such beautiful words for a florist to relay . . . i truly married a special, thoughtful guy. I don't like mushy romance, to have my husband sitting with me beats all the views in Paris, dinners in Italy & resorts in Singapore.
Christmas flower arrangments are now sorted, look at those glorious long stem roses.
Look at that red velvety goodness, i'm so lucky!!
So here is to cruising into the last week before Christmas with rested happy children & mother. I close my Shop in 5 days, some huge savings in there people, up to 60% off including Christmas table accessories & stocking fillers. I've removed all the 'sold out' items weekly to make it even easier to shop. It's a serious sale, i'm closing my entire business down (after 11 years) in Easter 2012, with a massive remnant sale in February when school resumes.
Don't miss out on the Donna Hay & IKEA GIVEAWAYS on my side bar, both close tomorrow night. Good luck folks, i hope you're as lucky as me, love Posie