I’ve got my first Christmas Party event as such this coming Saturday night, (the 22nd of November), as my mother’s youngest brother and his wife can’t make it to the later family party on Saturday the 6th of December. They’re really intoย yacht racing and the first weekend in December has one of the races they’re competing in.

This isn’t surprising as my parents are an oddity on my mother’s side as they’re the few family members on that side who are not seriously into boating/racing/own their boats or yachts. My mother’s parents had a yacht and I remember going away on it during the summer as a child. I don’t think my mother’s sister has a boat/yacht either, but my mother’s oldest brother & his wife definitely had a yacht and my uncle was seriously into racing including the professional stuff like Around the World races and the America’s Cup and things like that – his daughter (my cousin obviously) and her husband just bought their first yacht sometime earlier this year or late last year. I should actually remember when they bought it as it was a major topic of conversation for them at family dinners/gatherings, but I can’t ๐Ÿ™ Of course my mother’s youngest brother & his wife currently own 2 yachts at the moment.

Anyway, at the moment I’ve definitely got 2 family related Christmas functions to go to in the next few weeks and it’s going to be very safe to say that there will be at least 2 more around Christmas itself, and it wouldn’t be out of the question to have 3 or more in the 12 or so days around Christmas itself if my aunt & uncle hold their usually party, my parents hold their usual party and other family members decided to host something as well… Hopefully I won’t be too knee deep in family related Christmas Parties as I do want to be able to get out with friends too of course ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh and I don’t think anyone is going to be particular interested in this just yet but I have been picking at the “A Day in a Life” thing by creating the page sort of looking at what I did last Wednesday. I’m still not happy with the page itself or with the concept, so the whole things needs a lot more work.

I ended up going over to the city to catch up on stuff – mostly boring stuff like going to the bank. But I did end up having a look around in case they had started to put Christmas decorations yet. I do think that Smith & Caughey is starting to create their annual Christmas display, as they had a section of their “blacked” out by ads and already have a few minor Christmas decorations up…

Obviously nothing in Aotea Square, but I did end up taking some photos of the carved arch which i’ve always thought was really well done.

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I ended up going over the the Public Library and meeting Gerry during her lunch break and we went to this little chinese place for lunch.

I thought I would do an actual “Day in the Life” post, given the subtitle of this blog – “A Day in the Life of a Trust Fund Baby”. I also want to get in the habit of actually posting here on a regular basis ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m also going nuts stuck at home and want something, anything, to do – seriously I have NO idea what so ever how people can stay at home watching TV, playing games, on the internet and stuff like that most to all of the time. I really don’t ๐Ÿ™ Unless they’re really sick, i don’t understand how anyone could do it without going nuts and I’m sick enough at the moment that I mostly don’t want to go out and feel awful the times I do go out, but at home I’m well enough I’m bored senseless ๐Ÿ™

I was lucky in that I got my first good nights sleep last night in ages – I ended up going to bed about 9.30pmish, went to sleep straight away, and didn’t wake up once until I woke up just after 7am ๐Ÿ™‚ I had my usual toast for breakfast this morning and I had a filled roll I got from the supermarket yesterday for lunch.

Breakfast- Toast

This is my standard, no brainier breakfast ๐Ÿ™‚

Chicken Filled Roll

This is today’s lunch.

I had a couple of small glasses of coke with lunch and have been drinking water through out the day. I’m not that hungry at the moment. No idea what I’m having for dinner yet though ๐Ÿ™

I’ve been playing games on Facebook and watching various shows on Netflix in order to kill time, though they’re both getting old fast ๐Ÿ™ Though I have started watching “Lie to Me” again after a 3+ month break and am enjoying it now – I had gotten bored with it as it’s like “House” in that it’s the same basic premise over & over again so it’s not that good for watching in one sitting. I’m currently watching the 12th episode of the first season ofย  “Dollhouse”, which I am really enjoying – it’s a show I’ve been meaning to watch for years given how many of my friends like it, but I’m sad that I’ve essentially got only more season left to go now of it ๐Ÿ™

I’ve been reading the paper, which is nice and big as it’s the Saturday edition, shopping online,ย  and have been reading the last Sookie Stackhouse book…

So today has been very, very boring from other people’s point of view. From my point of view too unfortunately,ย especially given that’s a beautiful day out and I’d much rather be out doing things, going to shows, taking to people, you know stuff. I think it’s one of the reasons I’m so obsessed with going to shows and following things like the Art Weeks, as they give me something to do, something to focus on, give me some structure and reasons to get up in the morning rather than just random going out to lunch or random shopping ๐Ÿ™ In some ways I like having things “to do” that I have complete and utter control over.