Anyway I am feeling much happier now that our surroundings are calm and ordered again. I have never been one of those Mums who can embrace chaos and clutter. I just can't.
|Christmas Decorations, Packed Away|
Earlier in 2010 year we expanded our farming business and bought more land. The new farm comes with a new house. When we were looking at it I immediately said to The Farmer - "I'm not moving". I adore the house we are in now and we have only just finished renovating it. The Farmer then suggested that as the new house is only 10km from town (as opposed to our current 35km) and I go in 4 days a week I might just want to think about it as I drove past the new farm gate each time. I did this for a week. The same week Farmboy fell asleep twice on his 45 min school bus ride home. By the end of the week I agreed to move, mainly to make life easier for us as a family.
So, as sad as I will be to leave here, I am choosing to see the move as a new and exciting step for our family. Change is always inevitable and I have decided to embrace it.
The new house is much newer, very large and in the longer run will probably be more suitable for us. It also only needs superficial work like painting and stuff. I like old houses though, so am having to get my head around it being new. The Farmer pointed out (quite rightly) that while an old house is charming etc a new one is a hell of a lot easier to live in. I have resolved to look only at the positives of the new house.
There is one other problem - I hate moving house. I thought part of the benefit of marrying a farmer would be living in one house for years and years. Something went a bit wrong with this plan though because this will be our fourth move in eight years! I am determined it will be the easiest. This won't be hard to achieve as the first move was carried out while The Farmer was unwell recovering from meningitis, the second I was pregnant and had horrible morning sickness, and the third I had a 3 week old baby...
We aren't moving for a few months yet though so I will keep you all posted. At the end of the day it will be exciting for us.
|Sunset At The Farmouse (One Of The Reasons I Don't Want To Move!)|