Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Swasdeeka - Hello!



Hi Everyone!

We are home from Thailand after a wonderful fun-filled holiday. We survived landing amidst political unrest, protestors and barricades - madly busy, exciting and wonderful times in Phuket - heat, markets, robbery and designer stores in Bangkok. Can't help but mention divine Thai food!

When the wheels of our aircraft hit the runway in Perth, Australia, I knew what life changes and busy times were ahead of me. My mother, who has lived with me for over 8 years and who I have looked after for over 14 years will move into a nursing home. She has been in hospital while I have been in Thailand and is really back to good health and a positive attitude now.

Emotionally, I am not in a very relaxed place, but have accepted that's life! Have quickly had a browse through quite a few blogs and emails and really appreciate all your news and nice thoughts. I am looking forward to having my life sorted out and becoming a Professional Pleasure Seeker again.

It is nice to be back in the loop - God Bless!

10 Lovely People said ...:

MYRA said...

Well, welcome home Lurline! I was thinking about you last night, wondering how your time away was turning out. Sounds like an eventful trip!
Is that you I see on one of those elephants? Wow! 8-)
My thoughts are with you with regards to your dear mom...
Take care.

Carol said...

I have been praying for your safe return, and now that you are home I can rest easier. I think we have all missed you and your posts, Welcome Home! :D

Kristie said...

So glad that you had a fun and safe trip! I was worried about you, I even email Julia to see if she had heard anything! :) Rest up and get to quilting girl!!
Kristie

Chookyblue...... said...

pleased to here your home again........was starting to miss you in blogland.......everything will be fine with your Mum........you just can't do everything......so don't feel bad about it......

Christine said...

Hi Lurline
I see you did the elephant ride after all,vbg. Glad you are home safe and sound, Julia kept me in touch. Give your Mum a hug from me, glad to here she is feeling better.
Talk soon
hugs
Christine

ps. Lisa, Deidre say hi

Julia said...

Lovely to see you home safe and sound..
will catch up soon..
Hugs julia

Jeanne said...

Nice to have you back, Lurline! The beautiful cathedral bag arrived here safely via Julia. I am so pleased to have been the lucky recipient.

Linda said...

So glad you had a wonderful time! Love the elephant ride pic!
I congratulate you and commend you for your wonderful work of keeping your mother out of the nursing home this long! I congratulate you and commend you for the decision you have made. You have done a wonderful job! Now... it is time for you to stop being the caregiver... and be a daughter again!! It is the best reward you can give your mother after her years of raising you - I speak as someone who works in the Health field & a caregiver/daughter/mother myself :)
Keeping you all in my thoughts & prayers!

Candace said...

Glad you had such a good trip. I was worried about you after hearing of the unrest, I'm glad that it didn't spoil things for you. I'm glad that your mother is doing better. Life dictates, and we just have to adjust and do our best.

em's scrapbag said...

Welcome Home!! So glad to hear you had a nice trip. Good luck with the changes in your life may they bring you growth and joy.