Thursday, March 26, 2009

Jack Loves Australia

Jack told me today, that if we were still in Australia, we could go to Hyde Park. We could go to Wildlife World anytime we wanted.

I asked him if he wanted to live in Australia.

He said yes.

I said that might not be possible. But I said maybe one day we could stay there for a long time. I said next time we travel there, if Tim has to get home, maybe the two of us could stay for awhile.

He liked that idea.

I asked him if he'd rather stay for weeks or months.

He said months.

I asked.... one month or three months?

He said three.

I'm not sure if that's possible. But I'm so glad to hear him say it.

When we got home from our holiday in 2008, he seemed to like Australia but I can't say he was overly enthusiastic about it. He seemed disturbed by my desire to live there.

Now things have changed.

The three month stay IS actually something Tim and I have talked about. I liked the idea. Tim supported it. The only problem was Jack. He didn't seem to like it. Now he likes it. Well, we do have the other major issue. MONEY.

I have Jack behind me. That's one hurdle overcome. Now I just need to win the damn lottery. It would probably help if I actually bought a ticket.

I do make money from this blog. There's hope! In nine months, I've made close to six dollars!

Seriously though. Three months would probably be too long. I'd feel bad keeping Jack from his dad. I know Tim said he'd be okay with it, but I think it would be sort of sad. Okay and yeah. I might miss the guy a little myself....not his snoring though!

But maybe we'd stay a few extra weeks if Tim had to go home early. That would be fun.

OR maybe something wonderful will happen and we'll actually get to move to Australia. You never know.


Jayne said...

I'm sure something will come up to offer a compromise/solution for you all.

Dina said...


Thanks : )

Yeah. I think it will all work out in the end. And I think I can find some amount of happiness in whatever ends up happening.

Gina said...

If the moving doesn't happen..... and who knows, maybe it will..... I hope the three month thing does - it would be great to have you around for a while!

Dina said...


I would love to have more time with you!!! I'm sure Jack would too.

And we're still hoping you come with us to Hawaii and/or visit us here.

miss diarist said...

I vote for the move! But you never know, things have a way of working themselves out.

Dina said...

Miss Diarist,

I think I vote for that too : )

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

I hope you find the solution ... we would be proud to call you an Australian anytime !

traceyleigh said...

The solution is you come and live with us for as long as you want to :-) I wonder where we will be living by then? Will it be Tassie, Vic or Sydney?? Who knows! :-) Seriously though, regardless of where we are, our home is your home. Always.

ps... Must be something up with sending Wii messages across the ocean. I have sent you guys one and you said you have sent one to us, but nothing is appearing. I'll have to google it and find out I think.


Dina said...

Trish: Thank you. I REALLY appreciate that.

Tracey: I love you. Thank you for making me feel so welcome!!

And our home is always open to you guys too.

Yeah...not sure what's up with the Wii. We'll figure it out eventually.

I watched Mamma Mia again. I loved watching how the older women have their friendships. I was imagining maybe we'd all be like that one day.

Stephen Moore said...

Having no idea what Tim does employment wise I'm not sure if it's possible, but what about looking for short term contract work? It would provide teh moneez to live in Oz for how ever many months, and Tim would be with you and Jack.

Dina said...


Yeah! Good idea! That would be great.

He actually has this really nice job right now that we're excited about.

We're hoping maybe in a few years the job might involve some international travel. AND/OR maybe he'll be in a position where he can do work for them while traveling.