Sunday, June 09, 2013
OK, it's been a while since I last blogged, so here is a run down of what I've been doing instead!
This guy moved to Auckland
He has been the main reason why I haven't been sparking. He moved up without a job (we figured he would get one quickly if he was in the area for interviews). Well he is still jobless, but applying all the time, and his interviews went well. This means that he is by himself all day while I work, and once I'm home I don't want to be on the computer any more than I have to be, so I can keep him company.
We moved into our own little house
I also ran a 5k in 31m16s
I took nearly 11 minutes off my time from last year. I am happy with my time for 3 reasons
1 - I didn't train. At all.
2 - I dropped my phone just before the 2k mark and I had to stop and pick up the pieces which took time AND threw me off
3 - I have injured my tendon in my ankle and it REALLY flared up during the race.
Injured tendon means no running for a few weeks. I'll try again in July.
Oh, and I've also done the ligaments in my hand, but they are feeling better now.
After all that we flew to Wellington for Luke's leaving party and to spend time with Luke's son (my future step-son, eek!). The party went well
We even had some marines gatecrash the party. 2 were cool but 1 was drunk and wanting to start something. I told him to p**s off. Everyone else told him to listen, since he was drunk and I am a lot stronger than I look AND capable of a pretty mean upper cut. Luckily his friends redirected his attention since I really didn't want to prove my upper cut skills in a bar.
Also, I think I'm going to be a pretty cool stepmum, so that's good. The kid seemed to like me, plus I had awesome little kid entertainment ideas (hello, pet shop and library, free and engaging!) AND shared some of my fries from my lunch. However, since the boy is only 2 I think I lucked out. Puppies and fries will win over a 2 year old every time :D I managed to win over my future father in law and grandfather in law (no mother in law to win over, score!) so I'm calling the weekend a success.
THEN he put a ring on it
We needed to get out of the house so I suggested a hot chocolate and a wander along the beach. I also said that it would be a perfect place to propose. Little did I know that he actually would! He said he has been carrying the ring around for a while, and that walking along the beach with me felt like the right time to ask. So he got down on one knee and asked if I wanted to be his wife! Of course I said yes!
The wedding plans are in full swing. I have never been one for long engagements (you get engaged to get married so get on with it, essentially) so we have already set a date and booked the venue. I will be a Mrs on the 20th of April 2014. It is Easter Sunday so we get to have a Saturday wedding (no rushing off at the end of the night because of work the next day (Easter Monday is a public holiday here)) AND we get all the Sunday discounts because the staff don't have to be paid time and a half. Score! The guy at the venue (we looked at 5) was really understanding, and willing to work with our budget. He said he helps young couples out where he can, which we really appreciated.
And as if all that wasn't enough I have been given a TONNE of extra responsibility at work. The school purchased 60 iPads and I am in charge of implementing them in the school. Currently my class is working on them for 90% of our working day, and the kids have a device each. As of next week I will be going into other peoples classes to intergrate the iPads into their current curriculum. Very exciting, a lot of responsibility and a few headaches, but I am very grateful that I have been given this opportunity, especially as a second year teacher!
Whew, I think that's everything!