Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Does life ever slow down??

A silly question I know, because it only gets busier - but a girl can dream can't she?

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year filled with good company, good food and lots of laughs. I had a lovely time in NZ - hectic, but spent with family and friends in beautiful locations.

As we flew home from NZ, my dear hubby N and I joked about how we hoped that would be the last flight we would be on for a long time. We travelled so much in 2005 that we would both be happy not to see the inside of an airport again for awhile. Guess what - 4 days later we were on a plane again! N had a job interview in Adelaide so we decided to make it a long weekend and visit friends who moved there a year ago.

Then, a couple of days after our return from Adelaide N was offered a job in NZ - so guess what - we'll be flying again in the next month! It's all very overwhelming as we have to be there before the baby arrives which is only 8 weeks away. So in about the next 4 weeks we have to pack up our life in Australia and relocate to NZ. Just thinking about everything that has to be done makes my head hurt! But it is such a fantastic opportunity for us that we'd be mad not to do it. It's a really good job working for a successful, respected wine company in a beautiful part of the world.

So things will be quiet around Inspire Create for a bit longer while I organise removalists, pack up the house, sell both our cars, organise to transport our 2 dogs to NZ (and deal with quarantine, etc), fly to NZ, set up a new house, find a midwife/hospital, have a baby (!!), and support N as he starts a challenging new job during the busiest time of year for winemakers! Phew - never a dull moment! I'll try to post status reports and share anything inspirational I come across, but please be patient with me.

I think the next few months are going to be the most exciting and stressful of my life - wish me luck! Hopefully by the middle of the year I will look back and be amazed at what we achieved and be enjoying the fruits of all this hard work with a happy husband who is satisfied in his work and a beautiful baby to love. And I'll just go to the hairdresser to deal with the extra grey hairs I'm sure to acquire!

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