Tuesday, 28 August 2007

I will be one lucky woman if I'm not sick for this wedding/honeymoon!

Seriously, everyone around me is sick...at work, the hostel...and then there is this dengue fever and contaminated water in Rarotonga...not to mention I'm due for PMS (lucky Steve!)

I think I need prayers;)

Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Insurance and weddings

Well I'm at the point where I like Auckland. Although I'll be happier when summer comes around, the climate isn't too bad and it's very lush. I've been working the same job about 6 weeks...insurance administration/brokering. I actually like it. One would think of it as one of the evil professions on first thought, but as I do a lot of claim processing, I get to see how it works to benefit people. We're off to the Cook Islands to get married at the end of the month. My dress came from Nordstrom's back home and it fits whoo hoo. We've got pretty much everything sorted or about to be sorted with 2 weeks+ left, aside from working on finalising jobs for when we return. Hopefully they'll have me back here a few weeks when we get back so I don't have to think on it when gone or right when we return. Spousal visa stuff is progressing...one of three of my police checks is complete, and we have most of everything else ready or in progress, so hopefully, the stressful part is mostly over;) Fingers crossed we'll be able to start travelling New Zealand around Christmas time, which will be great as it'll be warm here then.

Wednesday, 1 August 2007

I miss shopping!!!

Man, do I miss shopping back home. There is more shopping in Orland Park than there is in all of Auckland!! I started to shop for a wedding dress, then just gave up and ordered one from Nordstroms. Seriously, we went to the biggest mall in Auckland...and it seriously blew. They don't have department stores in their malls down under. They have grocery stores! There...is...fuck...all...here.