Saturday, December 11, 2010

First weekend of freedom since ages ago

For the first time in months, I have a weekend of NO STUDY.
Wow! I don't know myself!
Managed to empty, vacuum, clean the conservatory, AND do 3 loads of washing for the FIRST time in a long long time.
I was hoping to do full on housework but considering my state, I was stopping every hour, rest, eat...continue, then lie down, eat, nap ...continue, resume work then entertain the midget, rest, watch movie and what do you know, its was 5pm already!
At that point, I was knackered,
So, being the mother of the year that I am, i did spaghetti toast for MM and just when we were done, Skivi texted to say ua vela le sapa sui.
So - showered and sped over to eat (again), catch up with T, S and the littlies watched ariel.
Both T and we don't have Sky tv, so whenever we take our fob girls to Skivis, they are mesmerised by the wonders of the cartoon network and pretty much everything else.
which is good- coz we get to talk while they quietly stare at the tv.

oh, good news, i can now breath normally now without freaking people out, hah...i was just very low on iron and it made me gasp for air fequently, but am all good now, just have to keep check on my iron levels in case i get into probs yeah, halleluia!

Thursday, December 09, 2010

what a wonderful day

i submitted another draft and i get to come home and NOT think about business sustainability bullshit for 5 whole days, touch wood!

Our friends Neta and co come to so say goodbye on their way to Brisbane for good: ): sad sad sad..bon voyage!but...excuse to fly over for a visit (:

W and D had their loooong awaited baby boy, 9 pounds and we will meet the lil man tomorrow.

the omanis are coming soonnnn yay!!!!!!!
followed by the french,
then the samoans still filing in on the eve of xmas.

cant wait to see everyone and enjoy the holiday!!!

my older brother successfully completed his course in Japan n heading home shortly.

but the highlight of today is:

Having fresh fush and chups from Seafood Bazaar, along with the chunky beer battered mussles. Then strawberries, mango, papaya and ....wait for it Lagipoiva -  pavlova for dessert.
yes, im a fat bastard and i love it!

Over and out, manuia le weekend

Monday, December 06, 2010

Why am I doing this?

It's only 18 sleeps before the man with the big fat belly climbs down the chimney, and we have done nothing, aside from tree...that counts for something at least!
This week, I submit my second and HOPEFULLY final draft, provided I did everything the cheechar asked for. Inshallah.
Once I get over this thesis bump, I can well and truly say its a festive season, in the meantime, it continues to be little sleep and non stop dreams and every waking moment thoughts of writing writing writing.
Then I can truly focus on this other bump growing as I type. hah.

I'm staying postive, and trying to finish this off because I am not getting any slimmer (haha),..its tough, after 3 hours of sitting and typing, my ass is just completely numb and all i want to do is lie in a fetal position and sleep.
In retrospect, I should have planned things out better.
Probably not get preggo and be doing a thesis together. ANd not be working at the same time. But hey, today is not about regrets and whining.
Its not about what ifs and shoulda coulda'...its all about.."I CAN DO IT, YES I CAN, YES I CAN"
Im sure if i say it often enough i will convince meself.

Motivational Corner:
If I finish this off this week,
I can enjoy the holidays
Sleep in,
Chalk on the sidewalk with the midget
Have weekends to laze around and do NOTHING
enjoy life and just chill.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Richie McCaw Papier Mache

I usually focus on Richie McCaw during a game in the hope that someone smashes him good,...all because I hate his brilliance. but, this is soooo cool,...for once, I can tolerate the bastard. happy watching.

happy watching

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Tokelauan teenagers survive 50 days lost at sea

sob sob, my favourite Pisikoa blogger is leaving ):

One of my favourite pasttime in the past year, is faikakalaring on Matt's Samoa blog.
It's so funny because I get to borrow his american lenses to see how we do things in Samowah (:
and i like that i lot.
It's also the only frequently updated blog out of Samoa, me thinks.

I recall reading one of his posts a few months back and I thought, "hmmm, that sounds soooo much like some people in my aiga basket". well, i found out later, he was referring to that very aiga basket. haha.

I'm hoping some other pisikoa will step up to the mark,...and do as cool a job as Matt.

..hey, maybe thats a role that the Peace Corp office should do, a blogger for each school, hah!

anyhow, thank you Diplomatt for the laughs and the entertainment (do i sound like a stalker yet?)

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

A certain Samoan politician loves saying this:

"As I've said, the proof of the pudding is in the eating".
I found it in 3 different interviews...
How cool is that?

If you guess it right,..ummmm.... I will really think you read waaay too much into Samoan politics and you need to get a life (yes me- I need to get a life).

manuia le po.