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So This Is (Almost) Christmas...

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So this is Christmas
And what have you done
Another year over
A new one just begun


Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsforsong.net/ 
And that pretty much sums it up...
2014 - I will, in some ways, be pleased to see the back of you. Here is hoping 2015 treats us a little kinder, and moves us that little bit closer to our goals and our dreams.
However, there are a few things I will be sad to see go: * My baby girl will start school in 2015! * My little man will start kindy, be out of nappies completely, and move into a 'big boys bed'... no little baby left at all! * I lose the role of 'stay-at-home-Mum', and have to suddenly morph into 'the main income earner'!
Yes, 2014 wasn't all humps and bumps along the road, and 2015 see's some major family-changes taking place.

We have celebrated hubby's birthday; in small town style! A family walk (see above), and a cake (below). It's about all he would have got in Auckland also!


There have been interviews, and rejections, and …

Things Are A-Happening...

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This is a short and sweet postas it is almost 10pm; and we just can't seem to get a good night sleep yet (our day started at 5:30am this morning, and that was a GOOD night!), so we'll be heading off to bed soon!
But before we do, I just wanted to pop in and give you our latest news... it's ALL good, although not quite as good as I would like JUST yet, but it's coming together!
We have a house, We have a house, We have a house, Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!
So hopefully we will get in before Christmas - but the current tenant is only moving out next weekend, so it depends on a few different things going to plan, and it all coming together nicely for this to happen! But we are praying for, and hanging out for, Tuesday 23rd being MOVING DAY; as are Mum and Dad I might add!
Once we're in, I will share some photos!
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I have TWO job interviews this week!
Yes, TWO interviews, and I am waiting to hear back about a third job this week (and hoping I can get, at least, an interview for thi…

The Unrealness Of Our Reality...

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I am on a roll, now that the words have started - they are spilling out all over the place!
It has been the oddest four to five weeks ever - it feels like we are living in a third dimension, another world! 
We have come 'home', for me quite literally, as we're still currently living with my parents! So, I don't feel like I have moved per say... a BIG move like this takes time to settle, yet it feels like we have been here forever.
Driving around streets we are familiar with, and catching up with friends we have stayed in touch with over the years; just adds a touch of surrealness (is that actually a word) to this!
I don't feel either here or there - I am not missing Auckland at all (other than our church *sob*), but I don't feel connected or rooted here either; with no home of our own, nor a job and stability, it feels like we are on a LONG vacation.
A long challenging vacation, that is taking it's toll on everyone.
Lets be honest - living in someone else's h…

Nobody Ever Promised It Would Be Easy...

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Everything about this move has been a struggle... at least it feels like it! I know, in reality, it hasn't been - but right now, it is!
There is still no job BUT, there is an interview on the horizon... so Tuesday week I'll be donning the good clothes and the make up, turning the charm on and oozing confidence! Probably everything I won't be feeling inside; but sometimes you just got to 'fake it until you make it'! This job has been tailor-made for me, using all the skills I currently have; it would be the perfect 'get me back into the workforce' job, challenging but not too stressful (I think)!
Then there is the house... what house? The house that does not yet exist house; oh yeah, THAT house!
That sign should read 'Property, Not People'!
The Silver Lining:
I had an appointment with WINZ the other day; 7 weeks with no income was becoming a little too stressful for me! What a blessing - my Case Manager ended up being a guy I went to school with! He is aw…