It feels like forever since I last wrote something, time just slipped on by. To be honest I’m a bit fuzzy on the particulars of what I’ve been up to, but it’s felt busy that’s for sure!
Where to start?.. I know! Hawaii! Because everyone likes to hear about how someone else is going on a holiday to laze about the pool sipping cocktails and outlet shopping.. honestly though.. I am so excited! This is my first holiday in over 3 years and after the last year I’ve had I think I deserve it (that’s a story for another time) what’s awesome though is that it will be my partners first (FIRST!) trip overseas and he will be turning the big 3-0 while we are there. We fly out of Auckland in less than a week and I feel so unorganized, I haven’t even had a look in the cupboard to see if I still have suitcases lying around, loads and loads of washing and gotta organize the house for a friend who is going to house/ dog for us & about 15 other tasks I’m not going to bore you with. Seriously will need a holiday after all the rushing around!
I’ve discovered my career path after all this time! Guess what it is? Tiling. Yup you heard me right, tiling. I recently remodeled the bathroom in my house and decided to try my hand at tiling (The truth is I’m too dutch to pay someone when I can attempt to do it myself) imagine my surprise when it turned out half way decent. So now I’ve been roped into tiling a laundry area for my brothers rental, bit harder than my first attempt as well most of the surface they wanted tiled is walls. I was staring at the walls just envisioning the tiles falling off and being crooked and omg let tell you I really didn’t want to do it, I don’t mind messing up my own stuff and starting again but when it’s someone else’s? That shit is stressful. I get tucked in like a good little soldier and again bam! I’m a tiling genius! Glue then tile glue then tile, I’m slaving away thinking this is the worst job in the world and I step back and I’m like holy fuck I’m the Picasso of tiles. It is a masterpiece. New talent unlocked! It’s hard work, especially on your hands and your knees but surprisingly satisfying. I guess it just feels nice to have a tangible result from hard work, I have an office job so its hard to measure success I guess. Jokes about making it my career though, don’t want to put all the other tilers out of business…
What else has been going on? Everything and nothing 🙁 I’ve started 3 different books and haven’t finished a single one, which for me is sacrilege, I like to show books the respect they deserve! I’m currently on A Court Of Mist And Fury by Sarah J. Maas, I’ve read this one before but the 3rd book in the series just came out so I really wanted to do a proper recap before diving into that one. I’m hoping rereading this will get me my book mojo back as I seem to have lost the passion for reading lately. Which is a shame because its the perfect weather to light the fire and curl up with a good novel. Ill force myself to finish the The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck by Sarah Knight eventually, I understand the concept and a few points I agree with but the writing style leaves a bit to be desired in my opinion. Ah well I’ll do a proper review once I get to the end of it.
The last few weeks have been an odd mixture of hectic af and pampering time.. all in all I can’t complain.
Any who I’m knackered and can hear a cuppa tea calling my name.
Tata for now peeps and I’ll be back soon xo