We’ll see if this goes through. I haven’t been able to post from my phone or my ipad, uh-oh. Not sure what’s going on there.

I’m trying to upload the world’s cutest picture.

So my three week vacation was awesome - it was so amazing to be out of the country. I have absolutely fallen in love with NZ and would be super happy to live there. In Rotorua there is a Polynesian spa with various hot spring pools of different temperatures, all overlooking the lake. Probably the most relaxed I have been in years.

Hobbiton is so beautiful and the land is right up my alley (I like green, hilly, misty sheep farms, what can I say?). I’d be happy to live there if I weren’t so big, haha. Also, fun fact, the inside bits were all on a soundstage in Wellington, so Hobbiton is just the outside bits. Even so, totally amazing.

Australia was also quite nice - Cairns is gorgeous; it didn’t really click with me that it was tropical until I got there. The first afternoon I tried to have a brief snooze but parrots were on my balcony yakking it up! Canberra is also swarming with cockatoos. Never thought I’d see them in a city!!

I ate so much y’all. Steak and seafood and gelato everywhere. I think I could get used to that!

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Now I’m back and dealing with normal stuff (power washing the house, cleaning, moving furniture, the usual) plus my next trip (going down south on Sunday to visit my grandmother). The one year anniversary of my dad’s death is on Tuesday.

If this post works, below is a pic with my new best friend. He was a smelly little guy. Like I cannot describe how significant the smell was. Maybe I was stinky to him, who knows?