I am officially back from an almost four week vacation. I actually got back to Australia last Friday, but I scheduled all my posts in advance and left my computer at home – like a good little vacationer should!
Since I got back my days have looked something like this…
I spent the weekend recovering from jetlag, and on Monday morning I started to sift through my 1,500+ emails only to be derailed by a few phone calls and work. That’s right, I got a job!! Just a part time thing I started just before vacation and have been working my tail off at a few days a week…. and then a cyclone hit.
I lived in Florida most of my life, and Philadelphia during hurricane Sandy, so I have seen my fair share of hurricanes. Tuesday’s cyclone was by far the worst storm I have ever witnessed; and it came without any warning. We knew there would be rain, but we were not prepared for this.
We were very lucky that only one tree on our street fell, and didn’t land on any power lines, cars, or houses. But as I drove to work this week I saw there were a lot of people who were not as lucky.
So that’s been my week. You can see why it was so hard to get back into the swing of things after a vacation right? But here we go, first official post back, my Friday Favorites!!
Favorite Scent: Beach Holiday by Yankee Candle
I am obsessed. While in America we wandered into a Yankee Candle and after smelling just about every scent I could I was fixated on Beach Holiday. We bought one candle, but I definitely don’t think it’s enough.
Favorite Holiday: My Birthday (and Anzac Day)
Growing up in America I always saw “Anzac Day” written on every calendar I had on April 25th. Since the 25th is my birthday I looked into it’s significance and knew from a young age that it marks the first day that Australia and New Zealand fought in World War One… and thus my fascination for Australia was deepened. Now that I live here Ben and I start every April 25th with Anzac Memorial Service at 5:15am followed by breakfast and then a day of birthday activities.
Favorite News: We’re Moving!
Ben and I got approved for our first place together, and are leaving this house of four and becoming a house of two!! I am so excited to finally be a real couple: just the two of us, be annoyed with just each other, take care of each other, and have our own place to set up together. Between the new job and the new apartment things are really starting to take off!
Favorite DIY: Cinder Block Bench
Our new place comes with a small but awesome balcony so I have been thinking about what exactly to do with it. I love this cinder block bench because it’s functional but doesn’t take up too much room.
Ok, now I am off to bake some Anzac Biscuits and my Birthday Pie for tomorrow… and should be back to my normal blogging routine next week.
What are your Friday Favorites?