Is there anything you'd like to know about me?

I did this a while ago on my Estonian blog, but reading Melina's blog now reminded me of it, so I decided to hold another "questions and answers" session, here - so, basically, if there's something you'd like to know about me, just pop the question in comments here and I'll do my best to answer in a separate post.

And whether you actually have anything to ask or not - which I won't know until someone actually asks, or maybe if this place is empty after two weeks I'll know that no-one wants to know anything - I'm putting it out here and, yeah, here's your chance.

And it, really, can be whatever. Those long posts I used to write about cloth nappies in Estonian? You can bring the topic back here. Or if you want, like, a rundown of where I'd suggest going in New Zealand if you happen to be traveling. Or if you want to know what the hell happened to sled dogs and Alaska and Svalbard and living life, and how come I'm now living in a rural house in New Zealand, washing toddler's bum and being pregnant again - what happened to adventures? Or maybe it's nothing personal at all and you just want to know something technical, like how New Zealand work permits work or whatever - just pop your question here and we'll go from there.

Meanwhile, I'm taking it easy today. I did a pretty good job of taking care of myself for a few days, but yesterday I overdid it again so today I'm out of puff and slightly nauseous, so I think I'll start having a to-do list every day where I write "rest" as one of the points on the list and then I'll go and rest, and then cross it off as done, and feel all accomplished about it.

It's actually quite... challenging, being a mom and being pregnant. Both things involve patience and rest and being kind to myself, which I'm not particularly good at, because what I really want to do is do lots of stuff, all the time! =)

13 comments:

  1. Hey Maria, have been following since Around the Table. I may have missed in this in earlier posts, but what made you decide to shift from Wanaka to CHCH? Did you both agree? Did one want to move more than the other? Would you shift back? Curious as I spent 2yrs in QTN before shifting outt. Overall a good move for us and glad to be on the South ISland again . Hubby loved living in the Wakatipu, I felt trapped:needed to be near the sea and a more balanced population mix.

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  2. Do you speak Estonian to your child? Do you find it hard in a rural and mostly monolingual community (I'm assuming because I lived in a small town in Australia for 6 years :)?

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  3. Anonymous5.12.13

    Hei! Mis tundeid tekitab sinus praegu näiteks "Minu Alaska" lugemine. Võid inglise keeles ka vastata :)

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  4. Anonymous5.12.13

    Tuli kohe mitu küsimust pähe ja no vbla ma olen veits ennast täis, aga ma arvan, et tean enam vähem täpselt mis stiilis vastus neile tuleks. :) Nii et ma ei küsi, ütlen vaid, et endiselt loen, elan kaasa ja tore on. Kui kunagi sinu maailmanurka satun, luban, et võtan ühendust!

    Klaibs

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  5. Anonymous5.12.13

    Hei Maria!

    Olen Sinu blogi aktiivne lugeja ja olen seda juba pikalt olnud. Tekkis vaid küsimus, et kas elamisluba on nüüd siis päriselt? Või peate ikka igal aastal pikendama või kuidas sellega on? Olles lugenud sinu perekonna elamisloa-saagat, tekib tunne, et sealse elamisloa saamine on vist üsna keeruline ja peaaegu et ilmvõimatu ühe eestlase jaoks. Olen ise ka NZ's käinud (küll ainult turistina) ja hirmsasti tahaks tagasi, ehk ka elama? On see soov üsna võimatu kui mu partneriks on ka teine eestlane?

    Tervitustega (ja õnne soovides!),

    Kadi

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  6. I'm this weird person who'd like to know about "different" things. Like, what do you find awkward or weird in nz and what do you find *now* weird in Estonia? That goes for customs, food, way of thinking, everyday stuff and so on ;)

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  7. Kaatje8.12.13

    Kui võib, küsiksin tervise kohta. Kirjutasid mõni aeg tagasi kummalistest ärakukkumishoogudest, mis sind üksvahe segasid ja millega arsti juures käisid, aga põhjus jäi tookord vist selgumata. Kas neile on mingi lahendus tulnud?

    Vabandust sellise isikliku küsimuse pärast - loomulikult *ei pea* sellele vastama, kui sa ei soovi :)

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  8. Anonymous8.12.13

    Tere!

    Mina olen üks sellistest inimestest, kellele meeldib lugeda hästikirjutatud ja sisukaid blogisid, aga ise blogi ei pea, kuna olen suur privaatsusefriik. Ja aeg-agalt kellegi blogi lugedes tekib küsimus, et MIKS see või too inimene blogib. Miks ta jagab seda kõike inimestega, keda ta pole ehk kunagi näinudki, kelle olemasolust pole tal õrna aimugi. Kas see pakub mingil määral adrenaliini, et iial ei või teada, mida kommentaaridesse kirjutatakse? Kas see on üks edevuse vorme, mis paneb end ja oma pere detailselt kõigile näitama? Või on see puhtalt teraapiline, kui saab end kuskil kirjutades maha laadida?

    Maria, mida blogimine Sinu jaoks tähendab? Mis on Su ootused, hirmud seoses blogimisega? Mida on blogimine Sulle andnud, mida võtnud?

    Loodan, et mu küsimus ei kõla liialt intrigeeriv :)

    Palju õnne ka minu poolt perelisa ootamise puhul!

    Sinu kauaaegne lugeja

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