I'm back from the beach, which is a bit sad. It's always a relaxing kind of holiday at the beach with not too much to do. My little cousins were also there so it was fun to play in the water with them. We had the chance to do a little bit of fishing so we got to eat barbequed fish on toast for breakfast - I love this for brekkie when you're at the beach.
The caravan park is between the surf beach and a lake (joined to the ocean by a big creek a couple of 100m long). This means you get the best of both worlds, having the surf to play in and calm water to ski in and for little kids to play in. In the afternoon when it's low tide all the families come out to the beach for swims, fishing, cricket and exploring - it's a little hive of activity.
We celebrated this little one's second birthday while we were down there.
I made him a crayon roll to go with a few colouring in books for a little present - he already has enough toys to fill a small house with so I had to think of something a little different. It should help keep him entertained (ie quiet) when his grandparents take him to church too.
I was quite impressed with my organisational abilities in getting this done before we went away.
Now it's time to get back to reality... We shut the shop up for a couple of weeks over Christmas since most people in our little town head up or down the coast to go to the beach. It was a good chance for a break and to think about what we need to do next. Now we just need to do it.
Oh and as part of getting back to reality I've made some new year's resolutions, just about vague enough so that I should be able to work out some way of saying they're done this time next year. Here goes -
Number 1: Be healthier, just in general. Eat better, do some exercise, cook my own food that kind of thing.
Number 2: Sort out my magazines. I am thinking that since I can't bear to throw them out what I need to do is go through them, cut out and file what I want to keep, keep only a few that I can't bear to rip up and get rid of the rest. Good plan?
Number 3: Become a responsible financial type person. Including rolling over the quite a few superannuation funds I have still from uni jobs, opening my mail when I get it rather than let a pile build up for about three weeks, pay bills straight away not just when I get around to it and only buy things when I actually have the money for them - or at least lay-buy.
Number 4: Do stuff when I get home from work, I go home motivated every day to do something or other and then get side-tracked/lazy and don't do it. Before you know it I've watched a few tv shows and it's time for bed.
Number 5: Be better at corresponding and keeping in touch with friends all around the world.
I would be a pretty good person if I got all this sorted in 2008 I think.
Oh and Number 6: Make a patchwork quilt (including learning how to do so).
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