Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Its oh so quiet... Shhh... Shhh...

Everyone has been very quiet on the blog front lately. Makes me wonder what you are all up to...

Me... well I to have been very quiet. Mark and I have been questioning purchasing a new house which, after much thought and conjecture, we have decided against it for the time being. Reasons for this include:

1. Our house needs a lot of work to get it up to "selling standard".
2. We need to get through the wedding first.
3. If we were to purchase a home in the coming month settlement and moving date would be smack bang in the middle of Mark's university exam period.

So... Now we have to successfully manage our neighbours who are driving us crazy. Last weekend we had a 24 hour period of screaming matches and drunken fights - and that was between guests of the tenant! They didn't even live there! They make life entertaining, but incredibly annoying to live next to a block of 6 units containing no less than 5 abusive alcoholics. Mark found one of them crawling under our car the other morning apparently trying to "save our cat" and yelling at Mark for not taking care of his pet - who was curled up on our bed asleep at the time snuggled into a quilt. Yep... one very unhappy, mistreated cat indeed.

Just got to get through to about March next year - post wedding. Then it will be a "free for all" as we seek new walls and a roof.

In the meantime there is painting, skirting boards to replace, wiring to be checked, garage doors to revitalise and a new front fence to be installed. Fingers crossed we will be able to make some small changes over the summer and come March we will be all set to go!

Work = tiring and annoying at the moment.
Nia = working on AO and loving it! My students are enjoying the journey almost as much as I am.

The coming week is Nia Fest in Brisbane. We have Winalee coming out from USA to run a White Belt Intensive and there are classes, workshops and general merriment abounding. Will be wonderful fun! Head to for more information.

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