Monday, August 17, 2015

More of the same


Really tired all day after another night of abdominal/pelvic discomfort waking me. Hoping to get some answers from my doctor tomorrow, but I know if there were any major red flags on my blood test results they would have called me already (or so they say). I failed at getting an earlier appointment, I didn't call early enough on Wed/Thurs and then on Fri and today I got a recorded message saying the phone was disconnected??! I wonder if the clinic knows about that! Or if they are wondering why no one is calling. The number listed on the website hasn't changed.

I did the grocery shopping and packed four more boxes. Feel like we're making progress. Also found a newly listed suitable house online, in the same suburb as my brother-in-law. Don't know the price as it is for auction. But it seems people make offers and buy before auction, so we certainly won't wait for auction day if we like it when we see it in person. My only concern with the location is that it is about 15-20 minutes to the nearest train station from there, which would add a lot to Tim's commute time whether he rides his bike or drives to the station (or I drive him), and then nearly an hour train ride to the city on top of that. I'd rather be a couple of suburbs over, closer to the train line.

I also have a niggling fear of being too close to family (although I love them) because I work from home and I don't want to become the default babysitter! If we're just around the corner, it might become a little too easy. Not that I'd mind babysitting my 2-year-old niece on occasion, but not every day! My ideal level of interaction is family dinner every Sunday evening (taking turns hosting) and lunch with my sister-in-law near her work once a week.

My own identical twin sister died at four months of age and I grew up with no sister, I am so glad I have a lovely sister-in-law and it will be great living nearer to her. I get along really well with all of my husband's family. And I have a favourite cousin on my mother's side who I want to spend some more time with, I only get to see her a couple of times a year these days. Being closer to family is really the reason we're moving back to Sydney. I wish it had been in time to spend more time with mum. I keep wanting to tell her things about the move, then remembering I can't.

1 comment:

  1. I hope you are feeling better today. Good luck with your doctor's appointment! How wonderful that you get along so well with your husband's family.