Things I've Been Up To

  • Moving. Which you'd know if you're a friend of mine on Facebook or Twitter, because that's literally all I've talked about for the past week. Packing, unpacking. Cleaning, more cleaning. I'm on to my final project - sorting out the clothes & storage space in our main bedroom. After that, it's organising boring stuff like filing and paperwork. I promise I'll put some pictures up asap, I've been taking them as I finish each room, but I'm not quite there yet.
  • Driving. Yes, I've quickly fallen in love with my new car. It came home with me on New Years Eve, and I've been driving as much as possible ever since. I'm not as terrible as I thought I was going to be after three years not being behind the wheel, but once again, I've discovered I cannot park. Really. I fail at parking.
  • Friending. It's been SO good being home and spending time with the bff. She puts up with my crazy, lets me drive like a grandma without commenting, and doesn't judge me for being unemployed, stingy & on a major budgeting kick, with the house stuff & wedding stuff eating away at my dismal savings.
  • Bridesmaid-dress-buying. You heard that right! After shopping with Miss K & picking out two top contenders, I managed to wrangle all of the girls together for an afternoon to a) meet each other, and b) try them on! I didn't really expect a decision to be made straight away, and I was totally open to letting them decide whether they wanted to pick their own unique dresses, or go the traditional 'matchy-matchy' route.

    They tried on a few and all decided that they liked the one style - which came in my ideal colour preference, slate grey, and that was that. They all looked smoking hot, the dresses were absolutely stunning on them, and we managed to keep it mostly on budget. I can't wait until three-four months goes by so I can see them all in the right shade, side by side. And the best part? Rather than just paying for a deposit of the dress, all three decided to pay up front to make it easier on everybody. I'm seriously the luckiest bride-to-be around, I really am. Couldn't ask for better bridesmaids!
  • Internetting. Or at least I'm trying to - doing everything off wifi at the moment, thanks to the snafu of epic proportions involved with an apartment rented out with no phone line installed. Anywho, I'm still a little behind on my blogging, both here & at Weddingbee. I tend to blog a lot when I'm in the right frame of mind, and I haven't had a big spurt in a while. I'm pretty sure I'm due for one. Now, if only I had more interesting things to talk about, apart from our new apartment, the cat & the wedding. No, wait, that's my life right now.
  • Blog-friend-meeting. I've had a pretty hectic start to my 2011 so far: in the first week of the new year, I was lucky enough to meet two lovely Sydney bloggers who I've been friends with online for some time now. The first, Jade, is currently living in London - and I'm sad she is headed back there so soon, as she was so lovely in person. The second, Carly, is super sweet & lives close to home, well, my 'old' home - and I hope we can hang out again soon. I love what blogging/tweeting can do!
  • Operating healthy-ing. It wasn't a resolution of mine this year; to be honest, I never really made any. Instead, it's more of a continuation of last year's goals to keep on moving down into a healthy weight range. My last weigh-in, three months ago in October, saw me at 88kg. Since then, thanks to travelling & the holiday season, I've put on a few more kgs, so I'd say I'm back up near to 91kg? {We have no scales here, so I'm just guessing.} I feel frumpy, what a difference a few kilos can make, and I'm back on with a vengeance. When we shopped to fill our cupboards, we only bought healthy stuff & a few low calorie treats, and I've been doing well so far. It's nice to get back into the routine, you know? I'm looking forward to going for some walks around our new neighbourhood once things settle down a bit, because we can't afford a gym & that's all I've got to use at the moment. No excuse: it just means I have to get my butt out moving more. 
What have you been up to so far in 2011?


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10 comments:

carly said...

was fun to meet you and have hogs! definitely need to do it again xx

pity about the internet. did they say why they didnt turn up? thats bad form.

Amanda said...

What have I been up to? Building furniture and trying to sort out the disaster zone that is our spare room... soon, I'll have a fully functioning work area.

Boo the internet man, that's rubbish. I'm reasonably sure telcos the world over are a nightmare.

Britt said...

Ugh. I'm up a few kg too from Christmas and such. I feel so icky! I really need to get back on the portion control bandwagon and quickly!

Can't wait to see pictures of your new place :)

Jess said...

Sounds like things are going great! I'm so glad the bridesmaid dress selection process went so smoothly.

Angela Noelle said...

Things are really moving along for you! So glad that you're settling in and I CANNOT WAIT to see the bridesmaid's dresses. What fun :)

steph anne said...

Awesome, I'm glad you're all moved in! I can relate on the blogging part. I've fallen behind with Google Reader and I feel guilty for posting new blog posts before catching up on the reading/commenting part.

Oh, and I can't wait to see the bridesmaids dresses!

Katelin said...

man you've bee busy. but yay to the move and the car, so exciting and glad you survived it, moving drives me crazy.

and yay for bridesmaid dress buying, so exciting!

Becky said...

I seriously can't wait to see pics of your new place!

audrey said...

Sounds like your year is off to an awesome start!

Claire said...

How are you interneting? Iphone?

Good luck getting connected. We were without internet for 6 weeks when we moved here. I was in withdrawal, and my data bill on my phone was ridiculous.





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