Friday, November 9, 2007

Aussie! Aussie! Aussie!

What an amazing place! I didn't know what to expect but what an amazing experience we are having over here. David Roberts of Kiwi Scraps is the most amazing host and all the students here have been so much fun!

Adjusting to time has been easy for me, slept most of the way from L.A. to Auckland - the hardest part was the Auckland to Sydney flight, which was only 3.5 hours. I took some Melatonin and it definitely works for me - you can find it in your health food store. I bought mine in liquid form and it puts me right out and I wake up very refreshed.

The first day Kayce and I spent most of the day in downtown Sydney - seeing the Opera House in front of me was a total rush. It is so BIG!

The second day Kayce and I traveled out to Bondi Beach area. We were able to see an event called Sculptures by the Sea. We walked from Bronte Beach to Bondi Beach looking at some great modern art. This was one of my favorites

Found a Crumpler store in Bondi and some other amazing independent fashion stores. Another treat in Australia is really good coffee - in particular Cappucinnos, love that european influence of serving good coffee.


And a trip to Sydney wouldn't be complete with a Sydney Bridge climb. Yes Kayce and I made it!! I was pretty freaked out for the first 15 minutes, but the arch part was the easiest and the best. Being on top of that bridge was incredible! Will post the pictures we bought when I get back because we did it at night - with an amazing fireworks display! This picture will show you the bridge and that is a cruise liner in front of it.


Monday, November 5, 2007

Heading out...


and prepping myself for a VERY long plane ride. I have reading material, work projects, face moisturizer, neck pillow, melatonin, music, camera ... I am fortunate that I can sleep on the plane. Dogs are at grandma's, hubby is traveling for the next two weeks, house is somewhat clean, laundry is ALL done, housesitter is all set.

I am going to try to post while traveling but not sure how that is going to go. Have a great turkey day to those of you who celebrate it and a wonderful November!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Halloween exhaustion

This guy was ready for it to be over when the 2nd group of kids came!


As usual we had plenty of trick or treat kiddos - loved all the costumes. I gave some of the older kids a hard time when they came in their football uniforms. Come on, how much creativity did that take?? One kid came as the haunted picnic table - that was brilliant. Saw lots of Harry Potters and Spidermans...and lots of girls dressed as what looked like hookers to me, but I guess they were naughty cheerleaders and witches??? What is up with letting a young teen girl dress as anything 'naughty'??? Definitely the wrong message is being sent there. Yes, I have conversations with all the kids that come to the door. Hubby is always afraid that we are going to wake up to a TP'd house...hmmm maybe next year I will dress Selby up in sexy lingerie and call her a 'naughty' dog!

Now I am in full throttle ahead - tying up loose ends and lists everywhere! I am hoping by Sunday I will just be able to enjoy the day and spend time with hubby and the dogs. That is goal at least.

Have you checked out the 3 classes that started today??? WOW - you still have until this Sunday to register! Both Kolette Hall and Lisa Damrosch have inspiring classes to get you started for the Christmas holidays and Lisa Cohen will get you started on a Wellness Journey. I will be joining in along the way and getting back on my daily grind. Click here to check them out!