Sewing, but not photographing myself.
Sometimes I'm just not in the mood. I'm sure you all know how this feels!
(On the other hand, I made Vogue 8815 last year and hated it so much that I never blogged it. Hideously unflattering, boxy shape, and unappealing nipple darts.)
Even if you've only searched for rentals, you'll know why I'm exhausted. When you factor in that the "average" house sells in just one month, and that the "average" house in Auckland costs $649,945... it's intense.
We've spent a steady few months inspecting a dozen dumps every weekend, hoping to eventually find a diamond in the rough. There have been some extremely nasty real estate agents thrown into the mix, which makes the whole process more disheartening.
The light at the end of the tunnel is that there is a place we've offered on, and are quite happy with. It looks directly across a small reserve to the Manukau Harbour (think more "mangroves" than "ocean views"). Fingers crossed that the sale goes unconditional this Friday!
I mean, I've always had a job. It's just particularly busy and complicated at the moment. Next Wednesday my boss has decided to bribe the engineers with beer and pizza so that they will complete the work that I require of them. At least there's beer and pizza...
|If we start shotgunning the beer, I won't end up with much quality assurance documentation!|
Planning for my father's visit.
Dad and his wife don't like to plan anything for their yearly weekend sojourn. This is stressful for me, because I'm not good at planning non-stop fun. However, all things going well, they will be visiting the same weekend that we move house. So there's an activity for everyone!
They are, I think, visiting for my 30th birthday (as they'll be here the weekend before it) so I guess we'll go out for a nice dinner, too.
Anticipating a trip to Akaroa.
I haven't really been to the South Island before (just one overnight business trip to Christchurch, pre-earthquake). Chris is taking me at the end of August, under the guise of it being my birthday present... but I think it has a lot more to do with the model aeroplane convention that is happening there!
To give him credit, we are staying in a motel and not a tent, and he is taking two extra days so we can do fun stuff. But I can't help but feel that my birthday has been hijacked by everyone planning holidays for themselves and then claiming it's for my benefit...
|Akaroa doesn't have any motorways. So that will be a nice change of scenery.|
I'm sorry if this post sounds depressed. I guess I am, a little. Normally I'm quite cheerful, but being tired really wears me down! Until I recover my mojo, I'm reading all of your blogs and trying to get plenty of fresh air and sunshine - such as one can during an Auckland winter.
What (low-cost) activities do you do to cheer yourself up?