It’s all coming to a climax now, everything happening at once. I’m excited, exhausted, anxious, worried and thrilled all at the same time.
The sale of our house finally settled today, which is both good and bad. It was a lot of hard work for me the last few days and the hardest part has been organising the animals. One of my horses, Kira, was picked up last week by a dressage rider/judge that has entered into an agreement with me where I pay for the keep of the horse and she trains and competes on her. This has worked out exactly what I wanted for her while I was away, cuz I didn’t want to sell her.
The other horse has temporarily gone to the property of my real estate agent who is possibly interested in purchasing him. He’s an unbroken 3yo gelding for sale, and today I had to float him there all on my own, which isn’t an easy task for a horse that hasn’t floated before…….let alone me doing it while 37 weeks pregnant. Still, even though it sounds hard, that was just one part of my day.
The dogs are going to the neighbours for a couple of days before Sasha will get picked up by a farmer who wishes to use her as a working dog. I think she’ll be really happy there, cuz even though she’s getting a bit older now, she still rounds up the birds, rabbits, horses, the other dog and even rounds up the fence posts. Tali is older and slowing up though and nearly 10 years old, and I have succeeded in getting permission to keep her at my new house. However there are some terms and conditions, such as organising a sandpit or piece of lawn where she can go to the toilet, so I need a few days to arrange that aswell as I didn’t get a chance to get that done today.
The last of the heavy horse stuff, like barrels etc have been loaded into the horse float and I’ve temporarily parked it at the place where Kira is being kept, until I can take it down to my parents new house.
On top of all this very very busy day…………the most exciting thing ever. My true love and the most incredible man I’ve ever met in my life has boarded a Malaysian Airlines flight in just the last few hours. In just 34 hours I’ll be in his arms again and I plan on never ever letting him go. We will be as one, sharing our lives, our minds, our skills and everything together.
We’re both so dead certain about this that, although we have kept this relatively quiet until this point, we plan on getting married next Friday. ANZAC Day of all days, which I’m not sure whether this is ironic or not? Since the last few months have been incredibly hectic for me and I’ve had no time to organise things, it’s going to be a very very small ceremony, with the actual wedding planned to take place hopefully next year. Since ANZAC Day falls on a Saturday next year, I’m semi interested in setting the real wedding for the same date…….although who knows what exactly the future holds? We plan to be back in Australia by then, but nobody will really know for sure.
For Alexander…….see you very soon hun!
He soon to be sister in law,
what’s a ANZAC day ???
We wish you a very happy day with a lot of love next friday. (take good care of my “little” brother)
We’ll be there in mind.
Ben & Ineke
Hi Alexander here, reporting live from Kuala Lumpur on my trusty iTouch
only 12 more hours to go…..
Ben, hopefully I can take care of him better than he takes care of himself 🙂
I’ll try at least.
ANZAC day stands for “Australia and New Zealand Army Corps” and it’s a day for remembering our soldiers who went to war.
According to this site, I just found out that it’s the same day that the soldiers landed in Gallipoli during World War 1…….there ya go, I just learnt something new.
It’s a public holiday here, so that means Alexander and I are always guaranteed a day off on our Aniversary 🙂
Alex, I love your itouch………and isn’t the free internet access in KL pretty awesome! I loved it for killing the time when I came home.
Wow congrats to you both, I wish you both a happy wedding day, and of course a happy and wonderous life together as man and wife.
Incidentally, i was in in NZ for ANZAC day last year.
lots of love to you both