2x resignations from my team this week. Both off to greener pastures, but it still sucks. I can teach whoever steps up, how to do the job, but it's the 'fit' that I'll be hunting for. They're both exceedingly nice, organized and calm under pressure.
Christmas plans are afoot. 2021 Christmas saw us huddled in Christchurch Women's Hospital, as my mother had an aneurysm on the 13th of December. She was operated on, recovered and is kicking life's ass once more. That said, while she is 'hosting' Christmas this year, we're all making sure she doesn't actually have to do anything. All extended family is driving down, we're all bringing the food, Dad will handle in-house logistics. She just needs to be there; we'll take care of the rest.
On that note - it's warming up something wild here in NZ. Maybe a snowy Christmas is overrated, but I'd love to have one just once in my life!
Gym related/1st world whinge: it is so fucking hard to find motivation once you've hit all your goals. I did everything I could to get stronger, to hit certain numbers, and now that it's done I'm just sort of... In maintenance mode. I have one potential goal that I was happy ignoring, but now that my commitment is waning, I might look at it. 100kg overhead press, coming at ya.
I think over time I just eased away from gym training. I did what I set out to do, and now I have new goals in new areas. I still train, there's just no intensity. And I'm usually thinking about my vege patch, or writing, or house renovations.
Back to family stuff. This thing has been doing the rounds since my grandfather died in 2019. While his daughters (my mother amongst them) were sorting out his items and selling the house, they came across this little ceramic number. Each of the three sisters declined to take it, and a playful argument emerged. My mother opted to take it to settle things, but she swiftly started a game. The goal is to sneak this little statue into another family member's house, and leave it there for them to find. Once left, it's on the new owner to sneak it into another member's house.
The most recent movements: My mother snuck it into my cousins house after said cousin had just given birth to her first child, my cousin snuck it into her mother's house when visiting, and her mother, snuck it into mine when she visited me last year to see my new house. I have it now, and I've been biding my time. It's going to travel further than ever before, 5 hours up the island to my brother's house. It might even skip islands from there, over the Cook Straight.
Anyway, hope you're all doing well.