Thursday, April 18, 2013

Holiday has been extended.

Last week I left of a jet plane with my husband, parents and siblings to Bali. I went to Bali on my honey moon and loved it and convinced everyone to go there again.

70% of the Balinese people are Hindu with the rest made up of Christian and Muslim. There is something about bali that captures my soul. The daily offerings they do to give thanks for what they have is a reminder to me how thankful to God that I am not being! I get far to caught up in my own life and world that I often forget to give thanks to God for all he has given me. Like actually dedicate part of your day every day to give thanks!!! It's massive! I love learn about different cultures and religions. It helps me with my own faith- which can only be a good thing.

So the holiday.... Was going great until I slipped around the pool and badly twisted my ankle. Doctor came and saw me and said it was just a sprain, gave me a bandage and went on her way. My family encouraged me to walk on it and to keep moving. I hobbled along very slowly but managed to walk most places, went motor bike ridding and even buggy ridding through the rain forest. Walked through two international airports and once home sat down in an exhausted heap. When I woke the next day I was still in a lot of pain, took the day off work thinking it would heal. The next day- still not any better only worse, so hubby took me to the hospital. The nurses were in disbelief that I hadn't come in sooner, I had X-rays and turns out I have broken my ankle.!!!! They couldn't believe my pain threshold! Now I am the biggest sook of all, so I'm pretty impressed with myself. I am now laid up in bed on bed rest, unable to walk,drive, work or do anything really. It's really important to keep it elevated as its a major joint, if it doesn't heal properly I could have problems for the rest of my life. I was on the cusp of needing surgery, but they have put plaster on instead in hope that it heals enough!

Even though I had travel insurance it doesn't cover loss of income- so that is a hard pill to swallow- but gotta keep on pushing on!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Still here


I am still here *waves*

I have been keeping busy with work, husbands business and planning holidays.

We went camping over Easter with some friends! Got to try out all our new camping gear and am very impressed with our tent! It's a huge two bedroom tent with front and side awnings! Hubby didn't want to get it as he thought it would take forever to set up, but it took all of 15 mins! The front room we use as kitchen dinning and back room as the bedroom. It has enough room for cot, single bed and our queen bed! So shouldn't need to buy one ever again! Haha

It was my birthday 2 days ago, ripe old age of 24 now! Finally feel like that is an age suited to what I am going through in life. Since being married at 20 people have always talked about how young I am! I still get that in IVF but I don't feel as young being in my mid twenties now!

We are leaving for bali on the weekend with my parents and siblings! So excited for a tropical holiday. There is something about bali that has my heart! I love it there and would happily retire there. The people, the food, the culture- it's all beautiful! We have an amazing opportunity to visit our sponsor child Dany! He is only 4. We get to take him put for lunch and then visit his home and gift him rice and oil and bathroom basics!

My parents run their own not for profit organisation and my father is on the board of Not for Sale, so it is often at the dinner table that we talk about the horrible living conditions and scenarios that happen in 3rd world countries. Hubby has never been interested in visiting Cambodia, which is where my parents do most of there work, but he has one gigantic heart and I can't wait for him to meet Dany! I reckon it is going to change his life and soften his heart- I'm expecting to walk away having sponsored the whole village!

I am looking forward to a cocktail or four and stocking up on my vanilla bean collection (100 for $5)

Next month I'll post some pics of our holiday :)