Sunday, 23 December 2007 it morning already?

Whew, what a busy few days I have had. As I said, it is all winding up now, and I am starting to be able to relax. Apparently, a little too much.

On Friday we had the boss's Christmas lunch. On the balcony, 9 floors up, overlooking the racecourse. Mind, it was windy as all heck, and raining too. But hey, for the sake of a fluffy shaggy dog hair do, it was lovely.

We left the office half an hour late (not my fault, well sort of.) The salt and pepper squid was served after two pm, very nice though. Next course was steak, served around half past three, followed by dessert somewhere around five. The food was great, the company was great (my boss is hilarious when he has had a few under his belt) and apparently the wine was good too. Him had a very good time chatting with the ladies, and I got to kick back and relax for the first time in weeks.

Then, Saturday morning I had breakfast on the beach (almost literally, at a surf club). We had booked ahead, and when we got there we had to stand outside in the wind and rain because a group of about ten cyclists took our spot. After about twenty minutes the ladies managed to squeeze us into a tight corner until the cyclists decided to move on. Very loud they were but we had a great morning, and vowed to bring the newly formed Breakfast Club together again in January.

Jr Her came with me as Him was working, and we went grocery shopping afterward. What fun that was! But Kmart had Christmas stuff for half price so we purchased a couple of little bits and pieces. Then, after cleaning up most of my filing and stuff, after Him got home, we went to the other side of Adelaide for drinks. That was excellent as most of my friends were there. We finished up getting home at half past eleven and poor Him had to go to work again today. Off he goes and I go back to sleep.

Imagine my shock when I looked at the clock next - 9.45am! I have never, in my life, slept that late. Jr Her was still asleep too, but surfaced when she heard me talking to her father. She surprised me further by stripping the sheet from her bed and re-making it without a fight straight away...almost unheard of!

We cycled down to the local shopping centre today too for a bit of exercise. Now, although I have to get into the housework, all I want to do is curl up and go back to bed...must have post traumatic stress....or something...haha. Just lazy maybe...

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Slowly, slowly went the tortoise

Do you ever wish some weeks would just be over? Like this week before Christmas? I do. I don't know why I am stressed, but it seems I am. I have had a headache since last Thursday, and here it is Wednesday morning, nice and early (like 5.30am early) and I can feel it creeping back to settle in above my eyes and around my neck.

Admittedly, it has been a tough few weeks. Planning a wedding on a tiny budget, trying to save money so we can have spending money in NZ, worrying about a wedding reception next year (which apparently is just a gathering at a pub, but still has to be organised regardless). And worrying about documents like passports, airline tickets, divorce papers, and superannuation forms I forgot to fill out.

I have finally managed to get the dress to the seamstress, get my bouquet organised (it got lost in the mail) and find a cheap pair of gold shoes to wear, and figure out a new hair style with the help of my hairdresser.

I have also had to try to plan a Christmas, which I haven't done for awhile, and so far that has taken a back seat. I should sit down and make a list, at some point, of things to try to fit it between breakfast on the beach Saturday and drinks Saturday night. Somewhere along there I have to grocery shop, see a couple of friends to drop off a small gift, and pick up a hamper for another family. I think that is all anyway...

Plus it is end of month time at work, and I am still trying to learn stuff that I didn't get shown properly last time due to lack of time. I am so busy at work that I didn't get lunch yesterday until 3.00pm. And that was only after I took time out for a walk because I had to bank a cheque.

I have two and a half days left to get everything done. I am at work alone because the boss is interstate until Friday morning. Which can work both in my favour and against me. So far it has been in my favour because I get more work done. But I am frustrating him because I get stressed and make mistakes. Silly mistakes like forgetting which order we were just talking about. My mental recall is terrible at the best of times but when I am stressed it is non existent (no comments from the peanut gallery either thank you).

However, it will all be over soon and I can relax. Apart from cooking lunch Christmas day, and visiting friends for drinks in the afternoon, I don't intend doing much over Christmas. I believe visiting blister would like to go ice skating on Boxing day, and we can hit the factory outlets I found recently on Thursday, then if she wants to do Hahndorf or wherever, we can do it Friday.

Oh, but on a positive note to all this, I jumped on the scales for the first time this morning and found I have lost about a kg or so. According to the bathroom scales I am about 88.5kg. Yay!

Hey, I forgot to tell you, Him bought me an early Christmas present this weekend. He bought me a bike! Now all 3 of us have new bikes and when things slow down, we can all go for rides together. We have been for one around the local streets and it was fantastic. Sore butt though...the exercise bike doesn't hurt as much!

Monday, 10 December 2007

Ring, Ring, Why Don't You Give Me A Call...

Sorry for the poor picture quality - the camera won't cooperate! The only camera I can get to focus is the video camera, but I can't get the image to play back on the computer, and I can't find half the film clips that are on the camera...need someone who can download them properly for me.

In the mean time, this will give you a very rough idea...

Thursday, 6 December 2007

Ho Hum

You know, it is so frustrating how fast time flies by. I have struggled for about the last 4 weeks with weight loss. I am exercising at an alarming rate, eating for the most part the right stuff. But still it sits on my hips. The weeks are flying by and the weight is just not shifting. It is almost enough to make one stop and eat chocolate...

The wedding plans are coming along. We have all lodged our passport applications, I sent the licence application to New Zealand today, and I will pop into the dressmaker on the weekend with the pattern and material. All we need to do now is actually book the bloody flights. And man, aren't those passports expensive!!!

Him is doing a panic because we have had to dip into our savings, so has been able to cash in some of his sick days. That will certainly help somewhat.

Add to this my bouquet seems to have gone missing. It was supposed to have been posted to me on 21 November but I have yet to see it.

Once that turns up I will be happy. From my point of view, all I will need is shoes! I am thinking gold....