10 August 2014

The other woman..a happy dilemma


A Family Affair!
Our eldest son, Patrick, called us earlier this week from Australia to announce wonderful news. He proposed to his girlfriend, a gorgeous Aussie girl, Cherie, and she said yes! They have been dating for a while and I had a feeling it was only a matter of when. The when is now. We are thrilled for them both and share in the excitement for a 2015 wedding in Canberra, Australia.

My son, Patrick, and his bride-to-be, Cherie 

But..dear readers, well, I have a bit of a dilemma. I wonder if I should tell Cherie about the other woman in his life, the one that he adoringly sent a love letter too at the tender age of seven? That's right…he sent it and I saved a copy, because..some mothers do things like that and I am one of them. When a boy has a dream..well you just have to do what you have to do.  Carrie has now been replaced by Cherie..so there you have it, a match made in heaven! I just hope she knows what she is getting into…as he still loves Star Wars and she may see a Princess Leah costume in her future. AHH... love….I have no doubt that they will have a wonderful and adventurous life together. :)









More news from Tahilla….

I count my days at Tahilla Farm by the number of moons I get to sleep under. I am three moons down with one moon to go before flying back to Vietnam. In fact, on the full moon in September, I will be in transit and Tahilla Farm will officially be under construction. Am I nervous? Yes and No. There is still SO MUCH TO DO…


July full moon and counting...

Mr. H flew back to Vietnam this morning, having to reduce his three week visit into one week. He told me not to stress out too much before flying off. I have been here before. Moving is never easy, whether it is country to country or in this case, house to barn and storage facility…especially when you are tackling it on your own and easily distracted by rainbows.

Rainbow passing over the barn at Tahilla Farm this week.

The house needs to be cleared out, every inch of it, but we won't talk about that now…because if I do, I will start to hyperventilate and I do not like to hyperventilate when I am writing. Always tricky blowing into a bag and typing at the same time. ;)

This Virgo has a plan and I know it will work…I have a month, right? Worst case, I can pull out my Princess Leah costume (if I can still fit into it) whip out my lightsaber and call on the powers that be to help me…or I can retreat to our hammock and think about it tomorrow.


...thinking…thinking…

PS..if you wonder where Jeanne has gone 
and who this strange woman is that is writing this post,
I promise she will return one day soon…she is still thinking and wondering...
if she could still get her hair into the braids needed for the Princess Leah costume.
Always a dilemma!

Best wishes for a lovely weekend!

Jeanne xx

22 comments:

  1. Congrats to Patrick ... and to his mother. Happy times. Enjoy tonight's moon. It's one of those extra big ones that only happen every couple of years. A good omen for building, I think.

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  2. May the Force be with You! And of course, I am sending my heartiest congratulations to Patrick and Cherie. May this be the beginning of a wonderful life together...

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    1. ..and also with you Heather…Happy Birthday!!

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  3. So happy for Patrick and your family……….and sweet Cherie will be blessed to join your wonderful and very special family Jeanne.

    Good luck with all you have ahead with Tahilla Farm - it will be so worthwhile in the years to come when perhaps you'll move home to stay! Meanwhile enjoy the waxing and waning of the bright and shining moon - he is very lovely this Summer.

    Take care - sorry Mr. H had to leave so soon - hope he arrived safely.
    Hugs - Mary

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    1. Thank you Mary, he did arrive safely. Loving the moonshine this summer..thank you for your best wishes for Patrick and Cherie. xx

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  4. Good news indeed Jeanne. Big and very significant family event. And first family wedding.
    Will be an exciting year.
    Our local paper says tonight is super moon (like you wrote) and plenty of meteor showers. August 11-13 will be better nights for meteor shower viewing. You will have the best view with your clear sky and dark environs.
    The hammock is so relaxing. Have a wonderful week.

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    1. I think the hammock will be the perfect spot for moon watching Edgar…thank you for the idea! You are so right…an exciting year indeed!

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  5. What a wonderful and exciting time for al, of you. Congratulations! Enjoy the moon and the hammock....reality is over rated. Hugs! Bonnie

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  6. Congratulations Patrick & Cherie!
    Now for the mother of the groom dress...talk about thinking.
    Your thinking photograph will make a perfect poster to dream by.

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    1. Maywyn…I have been thinking the same thing. Some serious thinking in order for the mother of the groom dress… :)

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  7. More congratulations to Patrick & Cherie! And good luck with the renovations and move. It isn't easy to prepare for and sustain major construction and design choices. So much to hold your head at once. But, it's worth it, in my experience. The choices you make that are correct, you love forever. The incorrect choices, um, not so much:). When in doubt, as Maria Killam says, go for white tile. I can corroborate her advice with photos of an unfortunate gray bathroom, if you like;).

    It will be great.

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    1. Thank you Lisa…and I had to laugh. Five bathrooms to renovate and I declared white tiles as the best way to go. Great minds think alike…now, I just have to remember that I said that and not get carried away in the tile shop. :)

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  8. Many congratulations on your son's engagement. I'm rather relieved that it isn't a daughter's wedding you are about to be thinking about. Just reading your blog makes me hyperventilate!

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    1. Thank you Lucille…your last statement cracked me up!! ;)

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  9. You are still in between your feelings about relocation...right? Stop thinking and swing in your hammock.
    It is at it is and it will be whatever will be. Isn't it a good motto ?..and makes life much easier....best wishes for the engagement ...Patrick and Cherie will master their life...

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    1. If i would be wise I wouldn't do some things wrong, some of them again and again. I just empathize with you because I was for decades in the same situation and know all the yes and no's , up and down's.

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  10. Oh, that's the moment. I'm happy for you and your son! Good luck with accepting all those "life matters" including time passing and rthings changing. But it would be great, I'm sure! :))

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  11. Congratulations to your son! This post made me laugh. I love it. I can definitely imagine the stress you must be feeling and wanting to get settled in. Enjoy the chaos as much as you can and continue to share progress along the way - hopefully that will help a bit.

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