If home really is where the heart is, then I’m not sure I’m home.
I don’t know if it’s Tassie’s cooler temperatures,
[A shock to the system when coming from consecutive 40 degree days]
[Snowflake and I enjoying the cooler weather]
the beautiful scenery,
[Taken from the top of Mt Victoria, North East Tasmania]
[The view from Ronny's Creek, Cradle Mountain, Tasmania]
the fresh air,
[There's something about sea air]
the abundance of fresh food
[Our veggie haul in just a few hours]
or just the fact that all my side of the family is there,
[Snowflake with her Great-Grandparents. We didn't think she'd get to meet her Great-Grandad!]
[Getting to know one of her Great-Great Aunts]
[Bonding with her youngest cousin (and Grandmum, who's holding them)]
but every time I visit Tassie I leave a little more of my heart behind.
It’s almost been ten years since I left.
I guess, for now, home is where the husband is. And child. I’d be lost without them.
I am lucky though. I might not have any of my family here in WA (now that ESD has moved back to Tas), but I do have my in-laws (IL’s), and my three best friends. Well… Only two are here at the moment, but one is making the trek across the Nullarbor with her new husband in two weeks. She’ll be here for at least a year so it means I’ll have my three BFF’s – my three bridesmaids – in the same state as me. That’s gotta count for something right?
And my IL’s? Well, they really are the best IL’s someone could ask for. They support us all in whatever we want to do. We have dinner there every Sunday night and they’re always there if we need…well…anything really. Hell…They even bought us the house we live in. And they’re infatuated with Snowflake. What grandparent isn’t infatuated with their first grandchild?
Anyway, to keep my mind occupied so I don’t pine for my family in Tassie too much I’ve set myself some goals.
- Lose weight
- Blog more
- Make my blog more interesting.
- Increase blog readership and Facebook likes
- Get the garden in shape
- Get the house in shape
These are pretty big goals. You might have read about the weight I need to lose in Delusional: My Ass. It’s a significant number. It always has been. And the blogging stuff? Well they go hand-in-hand really.
To help myself get there I’m going to break them down into smaller goals and post them on here. Just not right now. Right now I’m busy preparing for…well…working on my goals.
I need to learn how to prioritise my time better. They don’t call me the ‘Queen of Procrastination’ for nothing.
Actually ‘they’ don’t. I do. I’ve always been good at it. See? I’m doing it right now. Instead of figuring how to end this little post, I’m prattling on.
So…I’m off to work on my goals. Luckily there’s a lot to work on so I don’t think about Tassie. And that lovely new semi-rural land development just out of Launceston I’m trying to convince Mr.SuggieBlue to buy…