A month of yes

Well this has been one hell of a month so far, and it's only one day in!!

I've had some very exciting news at work, but we are still finalising the details. Basically I'm taking on the biggest challenge of my life, and it will involve managing others (although not their boss I'm responsible for scheduling them and using them as resources for my project, and I will be updating the boss on their performance). People management is not my speciality, heck I've never done it before, so I'm really looking forward to working on this area, and my communication skills in general. We all know I need help with that! I have specifically asked for training and my boss was very receptive to that, so it will be great for any future career aspects.  [...]  read more

Knackered

Missy's position here pretty much sums up how I am feeling right now: exhausted.

This morning saw my return to training again, which my legs are feeling in a major way. I don't know how I'm going to pull up in the morning but I will be trying to go for a run…will see how that goes. I'm not expecting a very successful pace or distance but will do my best. Gotta start somewhere again after such an extended period off!

Right now it's only 9.15pm and I'm in bed ready to sleep; my trainer wil be thrilled. He's only been trying to get me to go to bed before 10.30pm for about 6-12months…so not long at all haha.  [...]  read more

Crazy weather on the Sunshine Coast

Wowsers!! What a crazy 24 hours in Queensland!

Rains and winds from the ex-tropical cyclone Oswald have battered the state, causing widespread flooding and damage. You can read full details on the news sites like news.com.au, which also has a pretty good gallery full of images.

Sadly it seems as though there are lives that have been lost, and annoyingly there are still people taking risks by driving through floodwaters. Stay out of the water people!!

Thankfully I have no incidents to report of. Where I live there's been no damage other than a few dead palms branches falling off (collected and stockpiled today), all of my family are healthy and accounted for, and my dog got spoiled by being allowed to spend the night inside in the garage. We have had power as well, which quite a few friends and family haven't been so lucky. I bet Bunnings are doing a roaring trade with generators today! [...]  read more

Lazy night in

Today at work was crazy busy, and mentally I am feeling a bit “blah”. To try and pick up my mood a bit I decided a lazy night in was in order.

I showered early and washed my hair, watched a movie and ate some junk food.

I have also just finished straightening my hair, so now I'm feeling just a little bit pretty.

I got the TV working in my bedroom, so managed a couple more idiot box hours watching some junk tv and the tennis.

And now?

It's bed time. I'm going to have a big long snooze, and while I wouldn't mind a sleep in I will be getting up at 6am again and taking my dog for a walk/run. While I would love a lazy morning, the enjoyment I get from spending time with my dog makes the early rise worth it. [...]  read more

Moving day

Today is the day that I move out of the house I shared with C and two others, and into a new place. There I will be sharing with a female around my age, and occasionally her two children aged 6 and 8 (she shares custody with her ex).

The room is huge with air con, and after tonight will be full of mismatched furniture. I will gradually replace it with nicer pieces that I am proud of, but at the moment my financial priorities lay elsewhere. I'm excited about having my own space again, so I will still make sure I have a room I can be proud of and not just a place to crash at the end of the day.

My bed needs to be pulled apart still in preparation, and I have to go through the cupboard in my former bedroom where I stored all my small random keepsakes. If the latter doesn't get done tonight that's no big deal, I can take my time. The aim for tonight's move is to get the big pieces moved over – bed, desk, dresser drawers, and recliner. My clothes and most of my other things are bagged up ready for relocation. The bonus of moving into a place where I have a fully furnished living room and kitchen means the amount of stuff I need to move will be minimal. It's nowhere near as complicated as a full house move! [...]  read more