1. We moved house
Early August Brendan and I decided it was time to start looking for our own place to live. We has no idea what we were getting ourselves in for. In a space of a month we looked, applied, got accepted and moved in. I honestly think it has taken me till now to get my head around the whole process because it happened so quickly + at the most busiest time of the year. But it feels good. We have learnt so much about each other and ourselves during the past few months, and slowly we are working out how to merge our two lives together to make new routines and traditions.
2. Work has been insanely busy
Schools are busy places, especially at the end of the school year. I've written and edited reports. Had spontaneous parent/teacher interviews. Said goodbye to this years kids and met next years. Taken 80 9/10 year olds to the beach in the rain and slept over at school. Said goodbye to a colleague I started my teaching career with and met new colleagues. Turned stars into Christmas trees and newspaper into Christmas bowls. Made chocolate balls with 80 children. Packed up my classroom and spent hours engaging exhausted children. Basically, I have been in survival mode for the last two months until now.
3. Turned Twenty-Five
Celebrated my birthday with some of my closet friends at a lovely little beer garden in the city. Melbourne gave as a glimpse of it's perfect summer nights as we drank beer and chatted in the warm night air. It was ace.
4. Celebrated Christmas
We ate, drank, ate, laughed, ate, swapped presents and repeated, multiple times with friends and family over a three day period. It was lovely to relax catch up and be present. It was awesome to have my own house and tree to decorate.
5. Hello Summer Holidays
That pretty much sums it up. I have so many plans for the next five weeks, that I really don't know where to start. I'm looking forward to spending some time down at the beach with some ace new friends, catching up (again) on my 2012 project life album and coming up with an achievable plan for 2013, making plans to crochet a new blanket and make a quilt, plan and dream about a 2014 holiday and cook up a storm.
It feels good to have time slow down for a moment and really enjoy the last week of 2012.
Have things slowed down where you are?
What plans do you have for the last week of 2012?