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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Lunar Spies


The girls getting ready for their camp out in the living room as night spies. They camped out with hopes of awakening at midnight to see the full moon/lunar eclipse and solstice all in one. They slept through it.
Pip was sure they'd all turn into werewolves at midnight and was looking forward to it.

Today I write because I am on fire. Full of energy both good and bad and I need a release.
My parents visited last night and left for home this morning. After we met for coffee this morning, I went to Sport Check to buy Pip a ski helmet--big mistake. I was in no mood. I accidentally pinched her chin as I tried to do one up and she became hysterical. The sales guy was useless. Instead of helping, he ran like a bat out of hell away from us--disappearing never to return again.
 Last night Tabs threw a paper airplane directly into my face with force. Its tip lodged only millimeters from my eyeball--just on the inner rim. I have a red pin hole in that spot this morning. And boy did it hurt! I contained myself rather well though, and instead of letting loose with profanity left, right and centre, I managed to order her from the room. I think the only nasty words that escaped my lips were the words "why would you do that you little freak?" but I can't be sure as no one can remember.

I have enough Air-miles to go to Asia and back and so do the kids. As Peter is going to Egypt and England in the New Year, it is time for me to plan a trip too! This year I was spoiled and got to go to Hawaii, Malaysia, Perhentian Islands and Hong Kong. Next year I want to travel lots too.
Looking back on my year it was nothing short of amazing! I love adventure and I had plenty! Some highlights:
-kayaking to a remote turtle breeding beach in the Perhentians and snorkeling with about 4 big sharks.
-getting stung by a jelly fish in the South China Sea.
-swimming in the middle of the South China Sea with a leather back sea turtle as big as a compact car!
-riding in a canoe down the mighty Tembeling River in the Taman Negara Jungle.
-Shooting rapids on the same river.
-surviving the modesty police in rural Eastern Malaysia
-crossing the rope, suspension canopy bridges in the Taman Negara jungle.
-surviving the Kona Coast current in Hawaii- being swept into open ocean and having the strength to make it back to shore!
-Our super mod and luxurious hotel in Hong Kong.


I have been told that I am not an easy person to handle alone for most people. I can be exhausting as I like to be engaged at all times in something even if it is just a good conversation. I do agree with that. I have decided the best way to describe me is passionate, energetic and adventure seeking. But at the same time, if I am engaged in a really good, deep sleep, I am very happy.

Have A ZEN Christmas every dear reader who managed to stay with me until the end of this post! xx

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1 Comments:

Blogger theresa_hart said...

An amazing year Buddha mama--I'm sure next year will bring many adventures too xx

December 25, 2010 at 10:07 AM  

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