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New Adventures Await

In 2 weeks from right now I should be on the road between Christchurch and Dunedin; we’re off on more adventures – this time to New Zealand.

I’ve spent the weekend trying to do All the Things* while berating myself for not being able to do All the Things (because that’s impossible). My husband spent the weekend looking at his tablet and socialising. Sigh.

I do all the planning and organising; he simply isn’t built for it. I should be better about giving him lists of tasks to do. He’d probably do them quite happily, however somehow it feels bitchy. I should get over that.

Trying to see the good side of all this, I doubt I would have my darling Little Spark if I wasn’t this sort of person. I learned a lot about being a patient: you need to keep records, question things, ask about different procedures or options, stay informed. If I hadn’t told my FS that I thought it was time to look at egg donation, I think he would have just stimmed me forever. I got us there.

Just as sometimes in the middle of the frustrations of having a 5 year old I need to paused and wonder at what a wonderful thing it is to be experiencing those frustrations, I need to remind myself that feeling overwhelmed organising a trip is a wonderful thing – because we’re going on a trip. New adventures await.

*I miss Hyperbole and a Half. She’s wonderful. I hope she is doing something fulfilling and finding some happiness.

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  1. 28/03/2017 at 2:59 pm

    Oooh, I grew up between Chch and Dunedin. Email me if you want any tips on where to stop!

    Quick thoughts – Moeraki Boulders is a must, and there is a playground on Caroline Bay in Timaru which might be a good place to stop off for the five year old to let off some steam. Also about 20-25 minutes south of Timaru is Butlers Berry Farm, where you can get fruit ice-cream etc – and is only about a kilometre or so from where I grew up.

    I can relate – as can my sisters and SILs and many of my friends – with being the one who gets things organised. My husband will have his own list of things-to-do before a trip, but it is always smaller than mine. And I don’t have a five-year-old to worry about!

    Have fun!

    PS. Come prepared for cold weather – it’s very changeable here at this time of year!

    • 30/03/2017 at 8:33 am

      Oooh how exciting! I’ve added those spots to my list of things to check out that day! We’ll be in NZ for 4 weeks. We start in Christchurch, then head to Dunedin, then along the coast and stay a night in Invergargill, then over to Te Anau to head for Milford Sound (weather permitting!), Queenstown and Wanaka, up to Fox then Punakaiki, up to Nelson then Picton. Then we grab the ferry to Wellington, then stay at Napier then Rotorua. Then over near New Plymouth, check out the glow worms then head to Whangarei to visit a friend before going to Bay of Island. Then a couple nights in Auckland where we fly out. That’s mainly just the places we’re staying, so the adventures happen all around.

  2. a
    29/03/2017 at 6:22 am

    That sounds like loads of fun! Not the planning part, but that’s necessary for the trip to turn out well. You should definitely learn to delegate – I’m sure there’s some parts of travel that your husband has preferences on, so he should arrange them. You can still keep control of the overall schedule (so, you know, you have control), but he works in some of the details so you don’t have to do all the planning.

    Have a wonderful trip!

    I miss Hyperbole and a Half too…

    • 30/03/2017 at 10:49 am

      I’m trying to delgate; I’m really bad at it. And you seem to understand that I need some control as well!

  3. Mel
    31/03/2017 at 12:35 am

    That sounds like a fun trip — safe travels! I can’t wait to see pictures (pretty please) when you return. (Will you geocache there?)

    • 31/03/2017 at 8:09 am

      Certainly I’ll post photos! (Mind you, I can’t remember if I posted photos of any of our trip last year; I still haven’treplaced the laptop that died so it makes posting more challenging.) And there will be photos posted to Twitter as I go too.

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