I know, I know. It has already started, hasn’t it ?! What brought it home today was the taking down of all the Christmas decorations and packing them away until next time.
The house is back to its usual order. Well, not quite. I still have to clean it. At the moment it looks a bit bare and sad.
Not the least of which is because there is a touch of empty nesting too. The weekend saw us farewell Marc (he was here on holiday) and his partner Shalini. He is returning to the Air Force training base in Melbourne. She is moving to Mt Gambier to take up a new job there. This of course brings them much closer to each other than if she were to remain here in Adelaide. And leaves us missing two children.
We’ll just have to plan some road trips to visit them both.
So in the spirit of the New Year, I am going to focus on New Beginnings. Dust myself off. Cheer myself up. And get on with it!
© Raili Tanska