On this day off while I had my avatar parked at Elysion for their slumper party/dream theme event I was technically away from the laptop and going through my basket of laundry with my mum. It is 4 weeks until the whole family (dad’s side) are returning to the Philippines for my grandma’s 90th birthday. Yes we celebrated it with a mini party at her apartment last month but this reunion will be the big one, a huge party with at least 200 relatives not just from Australia and the United States.
Because of this, I have to start planning and going through my summer wardrobe and see if anything fits since the beginning of this year…unfortunately most of it does not fit because I have gained far more than I originally thought. Mum made me try on every item in the basket both tops and pants while trying to salvage a wardrobe. I have to start sharing her wardrobe for the trip while also buying new clothes to match the tops that still fit.
It has been an eye opener to say the least and starting today I’ve been weening off the sugar, it’s difficult because I know for a fact that if I don’t have sugar I become quite an aggro woman to everyone around me. But always baby steps right.
Today was a glorious 21 degrees celsius here in Sydney and the sky was blue after five days of rain day and night. It is also the last day of winter for us in the southern hemisphere and all of us are gearing up and excited for the approach of Spring and Summer. All the while this is happening I’m enjoying my day off with the Circus party at Elysion followed by dinner tonight with mum’s side of the family.
Thinking over the past three months a lot has happened in reality and plenty of things have evolved in the virtual world of Second Life. There is much less negativity and there is more growth and good news floating around all sides of my life. Listing them roughly off the top of my head;
* Promotion to duty manager in work
* Winning the 10 week enrollment challenge also at work
* Gaining and solidifying friendships on Second Life
* My boyfriend Ian becoming an Area manager for his job
* Having 9 days off and being able to celebrate my grandma’s (dad side) 90th birthday
We have also passed halfway through the year and up to Month 9 kinda crazy how each year keeps flying when before I was just thinking of how my work changed from Crowne Plaza to Novotel. According to the grapevine within work we are doing the official launch of our hotel as Novotel at the end of September I am excited for it but also nervous because all the head honchos are coming to our lil corporate hotel :D