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Off to Sydney Again!
Monday, April 06, 2009
Hey everyone. I'm leaving for Sydney again to visit Aussie Man. I'll be gone for about 2 weeks beginning this weekend. Work has been so hectic that I'm more stressed right now than excited. I don't think I'll be able to relax until I'm on the plane or when I land in Sydney.

We had some layoffs at work recently. It's been sad to see some of my good friends leave, and there's pretty much only me and two other guys left from my group that started oh, almost five years ago. Crazy. I remember starting with 20 or so people, and although I'm used to seeing many trickle out of the firm, it's never been because of layoffs. These are scary times man, and my thoughts and prayers are with all my friends and family who have lost a job recently.

I really hope I have a good time. I can't wait to meet Aussie Man's family and friends. I'm also hoping that I'll be able to stop by my firm's local office in Sydney to get an introduction and get more information on what I need to do to move there. Oh but I don't think I've updated you on the latest. So my dearest friend Natalie was supposed to accompany me on this trip. Well she's going through a tough time at work, and couldn't get the time off needed (even though our tickets are non-refundable, her witch boss wouldn't let her go). So guess who invited herself to go instead of Natalie? My mother.

Yes, that's right, my mother. I know I know. Trust me, I did NOT invite her. She sorta invited herself in her usual signature passive aggressive mom-style. Admittedly I was being a brat about it at first. Because umm, hello, how are we supposed to have any alone time while I'm there? Sigh. Well, Aussie Man, being the patient and understanding man that he is, talked it through with me, and he seems to think this is really a blessing in disguise. He said she can meet his family and feel more comfortable with this whole moving to Australia idea I'm determined to pursue. I guess when I put myself in her shoes, I can't be upset anymore. How would I feel if I had a daughter who lived at home all this time, then all of a sudden meets some guy halfway around the world and announces she wants to move there? I'd be pretty sad, which is how my mom must be feeling. So, I've decided that I'm going to make the most out of this situation, and not just think "don't let this ruin your vacation," but see it as a way to make mom happy.

Anyway, I hope this blog finds you well, and that you are healthy, happy, and peachy keen. Ciao!

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posted by Daphne @ 10:02 PM  
6 Comments:
  • At 10:28 PM, Blogger Kat O+ said…

    We HAVE to catch up! Have a safe trip and let me know your number when you're here.

     
  • At 1:02 AM, Blogger Rosie said…

    Wow, Daphne are you evolved or what? I think it's great you have gotten over the hurdle of your Mom going on the trip. What with you and Aussie Man being apart so much that's a tall glass of disappointment to drink.

    Have a wonderful trip. I look forward to hearing all about it.

     
  • At 7:23 AM, Blogger Isabel said…

    Have a fun and safe trip!

     
  • At 10:11 AM, Blogger Rowena said…

    Hey you,

    I'm glad to see that you're doing okay. It really sucks about the layoffs at work though. *Hugs* Have a safe and fun trip with your Mom. I think it's cute that she wants to go with you.

     
  • At 4:12 PM, Blogger Siao said…

    Daphne.. Kudos to finding that strength.. Aussie Man is right.. it is truly hard to sacrifice this a blue moon trip and not get the type of time and privacy one would hope for.. but the silver lining is that this is a sacrifice to build an even stronger foundation to your budding relationship.

    Something I'm learning and trying really hard to do in my situation now too.. but I assure you, in the end; it's all for the better :)

     
  • At 10:59 PM, Blogger Lori said…

    Awesome! Have a wonderful trip (even with Mom there). Enjoy every second with Aussie Man, and good luck with the job hunt in the Sydney office!

     
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