There is one thing I don't like about being away (other than the unpacking). It's the missing out on things that go on in your absence.
I missed the first episode of The Kennedys. I missed all the shenanigans on Masterchef. What's this thing called Planking? And when did Tim ask Julia to marry him??
Having said all that, I don't think I really missed out on too much... Based on friends' responses to my plea for an update on facebook about Masterchef goings on, most people said this year the contestants were boring and untalented. The Kennedys got mixed reviews from most people and I'm not convinced about Katie Holmes playing Jackie. It's a bit like Joan Rivers playing Lady Macbeth really. Entertaining but for all the wrong reasons. Planking seems to have come and gone, very fad like. Still don't know what it was about but that's likely for the best I think. And as for the dross in Womans Day, the less said the better.
No, it seems like life has gone on as per usual with me not in the country. Although it has gotten very cold here in Sydney. The strappy maxi dresses I swanned around in whilst in Vegas clearly won't do for this frosty weather. I'll have to layer up for my daily goings on instead.
Luckily I bought a little bit in the US. Mostly for Smudge (aka Baby Kitty) and many presents for friends babies and my niece and nephews but Mumma got in on the action as well, naturally. We came home with five pieces of luggage yesterday totalling (according to the baggage tags) 130kg. Please keep in mind that included a crib (the Bloom Alma in Coconut White) which weighed in at 25kilos full packed and the Bugaboo Cameleon in it's travel bag which is about 22kilos. So there's quite a bit of extra stuff that did come home with us, considering we took less than 40kilos between us to begin with.
The problem with all those purchases, unfortunately, is that they do need to be unpacked. Boo! Guess what's on my agenda over the next few days? I'll give you a hint - not catching up on old episodes of Masterchef...