25 September 2012

Breaking My Blogging Fast. Finally.

Forgive me, Internet Friends, for I have sinned. It's been 63 days since my last blog post....

Soooo much stuff has been going on, I can't even tell you (except that I'm totally going to tell you everything, obviously.)

Is anybody still out there? <<out there>> <<out there>> <<out there>> (yeah, that's an echo joke. You're welcome).

So, by now you're all probably aware that I'm no longer living a life of leisure: I am once again gainfully employed and a contributing member of society. Woot woot! Throughout the month of July I pursued (and in mid-August was privileged enough to win) a role with Kimberley Seldon's Business of Design, where I've spent every weekday since August 16 horse-whipping the hamster in my brain to run faster (Faster! FASTER!!) Because when you lay around your house for year, yapping at your kids and cooking fattening pasta- and rice-based meals for your family, and when the most difficult question you face in a day is, "Can I have a freezie?" your brain hamster gets FAT, people.

Cherubic. Chubby. Rotund.

And not only fat, but lazy too. Lazy and stupid, is my hamster, so these past weeks have had it running 'til it puked on the treadmill of information. My brain is the Biggest Loser; Business of Design is Jillian Michaels. You do the math on how I'm faring right now.

All kidding aside, the job is wonderful: I couldn't have asked for a better role, or a better team. I'm feeling so blessed right now; my life is so plentiful. I'm filled to the brim.

But it's not just the new job I've got going on: that wouldn't be like me to change my life one element at a time! We're also ... wait for it ... selling our house. And selling it in a hurry, if we can because we also ... wait for it again ... BOUGHT A NEW HOUSE!

We totally did, because it's totally perfect, even though to be honest it's more than a little bit hideously ugly both inside and out. But it's a four bedroom, four bathroom 2-story with an unfinished walkout basement that we can finish - and customize - for my mum, so it's flat-out perfection in our eyes. I won't give away all the details (I'll save that for another post because YES, I'm back for good), but here's a sneak peek...

And if you're asking yourself: Did they really just purchase a house that's been entirely painted the colour of urine? The answer is yes. Yes we did.

So it obviously needs a LOT of work, which will be the subject of numerous posts to come, but for now it's enough for us to revel in the potential. And oh, but I've been planning! I can't wait to show you...

But enough about me... how are you? What's been going on in your worlds? What have I missed? (because I've missed you guys a ton.)

Give me the 4-1-1 and whassup!!


  1. Congrats on the job and the house! Talk about a rollercoaster ride of crazy, but I bet all the excitement is worth it :)

    Good luck with everything & I can't wait to see where you take the new place (it can only get better from urine coloured paint right? Right!?)

  2. YAY!

    a) Your new job sounds ridiculously awesome. And you will be awesome at it because you are awesome.

    b) LOVE YOUR NEW HOUSE! I actually really like the curb appeal, but yes, yes... that wall colour? I can't wait to see the changes to come!

    1. Thank you!!!

      I don't know how awesome I am, but the job it TOTALLY awesome, so I'm just keeping my fingers crossed (and my nose to the grindstone) hoping I can keep up. I'm just so freaking happy!

      And THANK YOU!! I love my new house too. Closing date isn't until November 16 so it's not *really* mine yet, but it so is. We're super excited. And the paint colour? Will be the very FIRST thing to go (which I will naturally document minute by minute). I can't wait!!

  3. YAY APRIL!!!!! So happy for you and your family on your new digs and your new job! Things are looking up, up, UP girlfriend! You totally deserve it!

    I can't wait to see you whip those urine walls into shape and work on the walk-out suite for your Mum. Amazing, amazing, amazing, AWESOME!

    Glad to have you back to the world of blogging! I hope to join you soon!

    Michelle xo

  4. Congrats on the job & house!! What an exciting time for you and your family!! Enjoy :) xo

  5. Yay! I'm so glad you're back :)
    Congratulations on both the new job, and the house. So very exciting! I can't wait to hear more about the new house and your plans!
    I'm confused by the pictures above - the third picture of the nearly empty room - is it supposed to be the dining room? If now why is there a pendant light in that room, and a 'boob' light in the living room? Can't wait to hear all the details!

  6. welcome back! congrats on your new home...wow..I can't wait to read all about it!

  7. Congratulations! So exciting! Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

  8. Congrats on the new house! It looks like it has so much potential! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

  9. At least it's not painted PEACH!
    Job sounds amazing, would love to hear all about it! Congrats on all these BIG things!


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