Wow! I hadn’t realized that I had let over a week go by without blogging. Whoops! To be honest, I simply haven’t had the time and/or inclination in a little while. What with being sick last week and getting used to the new job (which I’m really warming to , BTW.) and all of the other kid stuff that’s been going on, I feel like the day goes on forever and by the time dinner is done with, all I want to do it sit or lie down and relax.
Between working, singing lessons, football training, year 8 socials, cricket meetings, shopping for school pants, school jumpers, band pants, wool, having photos developed for a new frame, banking, returning faulty headsets, meeting friends for coffee, playing chauffeur, cooking, cleaning and making time to talk to my Mum and sister on the computer….well, you can see where I am going with this.
Tomorrow is Friday! Whoohooo! But really it means nothing because I’m working on Saturday too. Boo…hiss..
I promise to be witty a little later…or at least I’ll try. For now…I think it’s bedtime.
I started work yesterday at my new job, which I have to admit is MUCH more my style. I’m doing account administration and it suits me just fine! The only negative I can think of is that it’s in the city, so I have a half hour drive in, through morning traffic, but it’s really not that bad.
Perhaps after I get settled I may shift my hours by a half hour, thereby avoiding said traffic and cutting travel time to 15 minutes.
My new office is fab! I really like the people I’m working with! They all have pretty good senses of humour (a must when working with me! LOL) and seem to be on top of things. I’m slowly getting the hang of project names and contacts and I’m looking forward to getting my hands dirty.
At some point, I’ve been informed, I will have to fly over to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to meet with the people there and get a feel for that end of company business and I must say, I’m looking forward to it. with any luck, I’ll be able to organize things so that I fly up on a Thursday and stay the weekend so Brian can join me for some East Coast fun!
However… in the midst of all that worky-goodness, there has been one fly in my soup. I’m sick! Monday morning I woke up with a sore throat and a headache. Not good for the first day at a new job. I pulled through my day and came home to sleep away the next couple of hours. Thankfully the fever went and my sore throat with it.
Today, I am sneezing constantly, coughing up a storm and have a stuffy head. Again I pulled through the day trying valiantly to absorb everything I needed to be learning. My sniffling seemed to amuse the rest of my office but I doubt they’ll be laughing when they are doing it next week!
So let’s tally up…
1) Unexpected glasses
2) Car breaks down
3) Sick for the first week of a new job
Murphy! You’ve been busy! Give it a rest already!
Last week, Chelsea and I went to the optometrist for a check-up. I’ve just about always needed glasses for focus but rarely ever wore them as I found very little difference between having them on and off. I expected Chelsea to get a clean bill of eye health however….
After goofing off in the doctors office, he explained to me that, I have an astigmatism that causes me to require glasses for reading and computer work AND watching TV movies and driving….go figure. Chelsea needs glasses for reading, computer work and for the classroom (seeing the board etc…) This was an extra expense that I had not counted on but was of course resigned to. Hopefully, the glasses will put an end to the almost daily headaches I’ve been having!
With this weeks car incident and having to push up the purchase of a new car the budget is looking a little tight! When it rains, it pours, hey?
Sometimes my life seems like a series of soap opera-like, and highly amusing to other people, events. This week a friend of mine, in fact, my best friend here in Australia, fell out with her husband. Let’s call her M. They are unfortunately separating. I have been doing everything I can to help her out besides just being there to vent and offer a shoulder.
Last night, I was on my way to her new place when the car died. I was just rounding the corner of the exit ramp off the freeway onto a highly busy road when the engine just stopped. Now, my car can be a little temperamental at times so I did the usual drill of slamming it into neutral and trying valiantly to get it started again while going 60kph. No luck. I pulled over into the access lane to go back onto the freeway which was my only option as it was an overpass and there was no verge. Hazards on. Thankfully, the traffic behind me could see me from a little distance and were able to manoeuvre around me safely.
I waited a few minutes and tried to start her again, unsuccessfully. Finally, I called Brian.
“The car’s died on me, I think it’s the battery as I just get clicking when I try to start the car. I’m on *******’s Drive in the access lane to the freeway.”
“I’ll be right there.” He replies. (What a guy!)
After Brian arrives and tries to position his truck (with trailer attached) so that it doesn’t impede the traffic even more, he checks out the battery, adds water and tries again to start the car…. no luck. We tried giving it a boost. Nope. The only option a this point is to take everything out of my car and tow it to a safer spot (across three lanes of traffic.) We managed and he dropped me off at M’s house. Time flies for the next few hours and I look at my watch.
“OMG! It’s quarter to one!”
I worked this morning and needed to be up by 7:00am. Eek! I call Brian, who comes to get me without a single word of complaint at the late hour. (Again, what a guy!) Unbeknownst to me, he has already organized a car for me to get to work today. The kids mum’s! Otherwise known as Brian’s ex…lol. She is presently unable to drive her car and has graciously offered to let me use it while I need it.
Here’s where the story comes full circle…it’s a BMW. I happen to really like the way it drives and feels and have no problems with the indicators being on the opposite side. So…now that getting a new car is oh-so-much-more-pressing, maybe I should look into getting a beemer? LOL
Can you see it? “I’ll take the BMW, thanks!”