November 24th, 2010
Just a quick note to let you all know we're still here, yesterday was the last of 5 long hard days of work doing the shop move for Kathmandu. We have been absolutely knackered, working up to 10.5 hour days of major physical labour. It's all good though, and we even landed ourselves 6 weeks of work at the Kathmandu store in Nelson (south island) this fall (March-April)! Today we are recovering, catching up on all the things we were too exhausted to do in the last several days: laundry, sleeping in, grocery shopping. We are now preparing for Thanksgiving tomorrow, we will be hosting Thanksgiving dinner for all 10 (and an infant) current inhabitants of the Wavehaven, so tomorrow will be an awesome cooking and eating marathon with our friends here, as we give thanks for these gorgeous summer days and think of our families back home in the snow! (sorry, guys. couldn't help it).
I'll check in again with a proper post after Thanksgiving, but for now, here's what I'm thankful for at the moment:
-the 2+ months I've spent in New Zealand, and all the rad people and places we've seen
-the awesomeness of being here with Matt, and experiencing everything here together
-my family and friends all around the world, and their good updates that keep me in tune with their lives, and the steady trickle of mail from the states
-sunshine, good food, surfing, the greeny-blue sea, the view from the front deck here, and the beautiful full-moon-lit cloudscapes we've seen over the ocean the last few nights.
-the chance to cook an enormous Thanksgiving dinner for people who have never eaten stuffing or pumpkin pie before!
Much Love and Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!