I didn't realize how lonely I get until I had her with me for a whole ten days.
It's not just the loneliness that comes with being a stay-at-home mom. It's just living here, isolated, away from family, away from friends I've had since... forever. With a time difference that makes talking to people sometimes difficult to line up, and everyone (myself included) having fairly busy lives, so contact is limited even more.
So it's lonely here. But I don't notice HOW lonely until I have someone with me. Especially a WOMAN someone. Especially my SISTER.
It was a great visit. And I miss her terribly.
Joanna had a benefit none of our other guests have had, though. I have my Australian drivers licence (because my permanent resident visa was approved, Yay! It's a long long story, that one), and finally feel (sort of) comfortable driving around myself. On the wrong side of very narrow roads.
|Playing with Aunt Jojo in his "hole".|
It is not a slide, it is a hole.
|Wings Wildlife: Where you can pat and feed|
It. Is. AWESOME.
|Joanna (and all of us) got to pat the baby Devil!|
|Who needs to pat a baby Tasmanian Devil?|
Simon has LEAVES.
Because those are rare...
|Simon being cheeky with the wonderful woman who was|
giving talks and letting us pat the animals.
|We all got to pat Doug,|
the most adorable baby wombat EVER.
|I thought a bird this large would be SCARY.|
Nope, like me, he LOVES the emu!
He tried to share his water with it.