December 16, 2008

the stupidly busy season

So the stupidly busy season is upon us. I'm looking forward to some timeout next week, bit cheeky of me really and I can't really afford the time off but at the same time really enjoying the time out from hockey: Christmas the only holiday where there's no hockey to be played. 

Aside from finishing off what little christmas shopping I have left to do and playing a little Fable 2 and Fallout 3 it should be a relaxing weekend heading into xmas. I have a soft side for penguin related merchandise but this nothing compared to J's duck obsession but I think I have found the best duck ever

Christmas itself should be a bit of a laugh. Staying in Welly for Christmas. J is getting her first experience of my family christmas: 
  • yum cha
  • sleep  
  • massive dinner - no honestly MASSIVE dinner
  • singstar / guitar hero / mario kart 
  • drinking  
  • sleeping / more eating
We begin our Amazing Race on the 27th and am looking forward to a few of the scheduled and unscheduled activities. High on that list  would be sea kayaking in the Abel Tasman and horse riding in Golden Bay and catching up with long lost friends. We're passing back through Wellington and straight up to the farm for a few days followed by a brief respite back home for a few days before we we're back to work.