Tuesday, May 6, 2008

~ Fairy Godmother Wanted, Apply Within

About right now a Fairy Godmother would come in real handy. You forget moving is so much work. And I'm not even moving! Sweetie Daughter is finally on the mend. Remember how your kids would bring those "bugs" home from school when they were little, and sure enough you would come down with it, too. That's what happen. I haven't been so sick in years. But not much time to rest, there's too much to do. A nice Fairy Godmother could get it all done quicker I bet.

It was Christmas in April last Wednesday. Sweet Daughter had purchased tickets way back in Nov or Dec to see the touring Broadway play "Wicked", as my Christmas gift. It just happened that the show date was on the same day as her closing. We got up early, went to the closing, got a bite to eat and then headed to the play. It was really a fabulous cast and production. If you've thought about seeing it, go for it!

I've been waiting to redo some things around here until after Sweetie Girl had her own place so she could have whatever she wanted that I am replacing. She talked me into getting stainless steel appliances, so my white Maytag Gemini stove will go nicely in her new home for now. She gave her stove to a girlfriend who needed one for her house. So that worked out well.

The movers are coming tomorrow to empty her storage unit and then swing by here to pick up the stove and all the other stuff in boxes and in her room. The fridge won't be here for a couple of weeks so we will have to do some of this all over again then. But we are moving along.

In the midst of winter, you can sometimes spot a tiny flower poking through the cold looking for the sun. Right now, all I can see is a mess as far as I can see. There are stacks of things everywhere. Books seemed to always be beautiful, stacked on the floor, a table or the midst of a mess. Still beautiful, and especially so when they are so worn like these are. How many hands have held them I wonder.

It will be all cleaned up again soon, but it will also be much quieter. Not just going away to college quiet, but she's really grown with a home of her own quiet. Bittersweet. I'm so happy for her, but you can't help but miss the little girl, too.

There's been little extra time to visit blogs lately, so I really want to thank each of your for taking the time to leave a note as you past by, and you kind thoughts. You are always appreciated.


  1. Sorry to hear that you were so sick and I'm glad that you're on the mend!

    It is so bittersweet when they grow up and start having lives of their own. You miss the child but are happy for the adult.


  2. Oh how I have missed your posts! I am happy you are on the mend after getting sick, you both have been under quite a bit of stress with the house hunting and now moving! Bless your hearts!
    I know how you feel about the bitter sweet feelings, my son bought his first house at just 21 yrs. old, we were so proud of him but also knew we would miss him so much! It has changed our the dynamics of our family in a very positive way we have found out, he is much kinder to his brothers, really understands the struggle of bill paying and tells us both he is so thankful now! He was just here for dinner tonight, it is such a joy to have him visit as a true full fledged adult!
    Bless your daughter, tell her congratulations on her new home purchase!
    Donna Lynn

  3. So sorry to hear you have been sick! I have missed your posts. Take care of yourself and try not to overdue (hard when moving is involved, I know).

    I know your daughter must be SO excited! And of course you'll miss her, but hopefully she is close by.


  4. Donna, I am so sorry to hear you were not well! Hope you are much much better now.

    Yes, I remember that bittersweet time, when one by one, the girls flew the nest.

    Looking forward to hearing about your sweet girl's new place!

  5. My heart was breaking as I read about your daughter leaving. I so dread that day. Mine is a soph. in college so that day is coming quickly! I know you are going to miss her terribly...enjoy this time of moving. Dianntha

  6. I am so sorry that you have been so ill! I hope things are improving for you...poor Donna!!

    Moving is such a hard job but it will
    be worth it all.

    Bless you during this bittersweet time and may your daughter enjoy her new home!


  7. Hi, Donna, happy that the house closed timely and wishing your DD a wonderful time in her new home. Sorry we didn't get to meet up, that would have been fun too.


  8. I am so sorry that you got sick too! Yuck! And I wish I could wave a wand and make the fairy godmother arrive on your doorstep tonight! Soon, things will all be in their rightful place and both of you girls will have peaceful, beautiful nests. Another rite of passage - but this I know... you and your sweet girl will ALWAYS be close. You did good Mom.


  9. Hang in there! I know you'll soon be feeling more settled!

    I adore your pic of the old books. Just wrote a post about books myself, and then came over to visit. Great minds!

  10. Happy Mother's Day Donna

    Kathy :)

    ps sorry to hear you were ill :(

  11. I wanted to see Wicked, I am a Wizard of Oz kind of girl. Moving is a whirlwind of organization, mess and then reorganization. I have moved country four times and skatey-eight in between. I know how tired you must feel. I can well imagine how you feel about being excited for your daughter, but sad because she is leaving. Some days I wish I could have my girls run in to the room and be little again. Have a lovely Mother's Day. You are blessed that you have such a close relationship, no physical distance can hurt that. Blessings, Karen

  12. Glad you are feeling better.
    Have a Happy Mother's Day,

  13. Close your eyes and click your heels and maybe she'll pop on over. Oh, I hope so! Sounds like a busy time and it's never good to feel sick. Hope you are giving yourself a little time to rest. I just have to tell you that I went to the book store the other night and was so excited to see your work in one of the Somerset magazines. I was just flipping through a bunch of different magazines and your bunny man caught my eye and dragged it about 20 feet and I yelped, "Hey, I know her!!"

    Well, Congrats on the mention. That's very exciting! Take care, Deb

  14. I have heard alot of good things about Wicked. One friend read the book and another went to the play.
    Both really loved it. Stainless steel appliances, WOW! That is what I want.. to get too.

  15. Just Dropping by to wish you a Happy Mother's Day! Hope your day wons wonderful!

  16. Sorry to hear you are not feeling so good.... here, I brought you some chicken soup... chicken soup is a good food for spring convalescence.... :)

    Take care.


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  18. Come on over, I'm having a giveaway.


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