Tuesday, 14 January 2014

A Slightly Belated Xmas Letter

Sooooo.  It's been a while hasn't it?  How are you doing?  Do you have time for a catch up?  Great - grab a glass of wine/mug of coffee, and let's chat.

I've been keeping up with your life - mostly over Facebook. I see you've moved house/moved countries/got married/had a baby/been on holidays/lost a loved one, and I feel like I've been there with you for a lot of that. Kind of one sided I know, but I have been thinking of you.

To even things up, here's what's been going on with us....

We've been living more of the 'same old, same old', but I think we all do that, don't we?  Sometimes it's all about survival.  Keeping (mostly) sane and just putting one foot in front of the other... until it's the weekend.  Though that brings a different kind of crazy - a domestic whirlwind of groceries and laundry and birthday parties and cleaning (well... maybe not cleaning, but you get the picture).

We're generally pretty good, and even though we've had some sh1tty stuff happen recently, I keep in mind that...
 1) it's all relative - lots of people go through much much much worse than we do; and
 2) life is short - move on.

Don't misunderstand, we had lots of great times last year as well. We had a great summer. The weather was lovely, we had lots of bbq's, drank lots of wine, spent as much time outside as possible.

Kalani and I went back to Australia in August for a quick visit. It was mostly to give my family some moral support as they go through some tough times, but we had fun too. Then in December, all 3 of us went back to Australia for a month. It was great to have so much time off, though, if I'm being honest, it was a little too hot at times. (I never thought I'd say that!).

Lots of good things are happening with our families too - new babies, new pregnancies, new jobs and prospects, clean bills of health. We're lucky.

And that's it really. Not uber exciting I know, but I'd like to start writing here again, and I didn't feel like I could just burst into it without some kind of 'I'm still alive' post!

Thanks for the chat. See you soon.