Sunday, August 31, 2008

Something else I learnt

Dazza is crap at painting, but don't tell him or I'll be doing it all myself.

As you may be a ware, or not, we are in the process of applying to adopt, so have all these jobs to be done before we get to the top of the list to be assessed which includes home visits. So I had started to undercoat the Suede effect paint on every wall in the god damned house but then that all stopped, over the time since I undercoated the hall, kitchen and the tops & bottoms of the entry way, Humphrey dog and his 'big hairy dirt coated body' has been sliding along, jumping on the walls. So whenever we had company over it looked like a complete mess! I was embarrassed to say the least. So yesterday morning I woke thinking about the walls which meant my brain just kept ticking over and over and over about the darn paint. So yesterday paint was brought and once home in the afternoon, the tins were opened and Dazza only had to undercoat a few area's for me that I hadn't completed in kitchen (behind the fridge) and the entry (the walls) and the new archway between the kitchen and lounge (remember we had to plaster up?) but I got to paint the new colour 'Sago' n the walls in the kitchen and hall way. I did 2 full rooms to her little undercoat and I swear he nearly used a whole 4Lt can plus paint all over the darn floor!

So thismorning while he is sleeping in, I will do a second coat on the hall and the kitchen and then we are off visiting friends.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Something I learnt this week

I need at least 9 1/2 hours sleep a night to function during the day!

When you consider that I go to bed at 8.30pm on a normal day and sleep for 9 1/2 to 10 hours, that's not allot of time in between for work, cleaning, eating and exercising. When did my body clock decide that I need this much sleep? I don't remember the switch changing only the sluggishness that left after the first 10 hour sleep.

Am I getting OLD?

Maybe that's it, I'm going to be 40 in a few months, but don't they say that 40 is the new 30?

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Message for Friday

Hey Friday, if you are reading my blog still, can you email me, my email is on my profile page.

going crazy

Ok so some of you may say 'going???????????' but I have stayed home from work today with the stress of 1 paling coming off my fence, it may seem small but in a minute I will explain. The neighbour called out this morning about fixing the fence on our side because Molly who was 'destruction dog' has turned into the 'rounder upper dog', being that she is border collie she likes to round up the dogs on the other side of the fence, in doing this so that she can have a better look at them, she pulls the palings off the fence. So this morning as Dazza couldn't fix it before work we pushed the old deep freezer over to the fence. Now enter Humphrey the Alaskan malamute of course that breed like to jump and climb, they aren't known as escape artist's for nothing. But I digress, so I'm now worried that they will jump onto the deep freezer and be over the fence ............... with the Rottweiler. Ok so you may say that's a big IF. But ....................

2 weeks ago today actually, our other neighbour on the other side with Odie the Jack Russell came to our door to advise that 2 palings were off the fence and Odie was missing, could we please check our yard. Sure enough, there was Odie, only he wasn't moving! Poor little Odie was no longer with the living if you get what I mean. No one knows what happened, no witnesses of course, no puncture wounds to suggest, just a dead dog in the sand pit where everything goes to live as its Humphrey's favorite place.

So now you can see why I would be worried about the dogs and the side fence, it feels irrational but also I can justify it, it really does stress me out.

I've also seemed to have upset someone at work, really I don't care as I've been nice to this person for the past 12 months even though she has driven me crazy with all her sex talk, ex husband crap, new boy friend crap and other stuff that I won't go on about, but you know one of those people that you begin to realise that they are probably making up more than the truth with what they are saying. Anyway, we work in a call centre, inbound customer service which I pride myself on, but this person continually barks at customers, accuses them, belittles them and thinks she's justified. Out team leader has said something but of course as she doesn't like her, she doesn't listen, she thinks 'she's' justified to talk to customer this way! Anyway I gave her a gentle talk to about how to handle some of her hard customers, (which btw I don't think they are that hard) which she didn't seem to take on board. The next day after someone called being disconnected and trying to be put back on, all I could hear is her insulting them! I couldn't hear the person I had on the call beside her so once we were both off the call, I said, can you please not get so loud, if you had problems with that customer you should have put them through to the correct department or given it to a team leader, she again thinks she's justified in telling the customer off for not paying her bill, hello we are CUSTOMER SERVICE not credit! So after saying something to her, she turned around and under her breath but so I could hear, she says, 'oh that's right because I'm so crap at my job' and hasn't said a word since. I mean I am just about the only friend she has there and this is no wonder why. She sprouts off about crap and everyone turns off but because I sit next to her I have to deal with it. Today she is going for another job at another company and we all hope she gets it and gets the hell out of our work so we can go on and enjoy what we do.

Well what a rant that turned into, hey but don't worry, I'm not being doom and gloom, I'm really positive that I want her out :)

On to more about me, of course, the healthy eating is coming on a treat, I have been having the same thing everyday for lunch which I know I have to change soon or I'll become bored, I've had some issues with breakfast too, trying to work out something that isn't too many calories, in my head I don't want to use up too many calories for breakfast cause it limits my lunch and dinner choices, but I think I'm getting there, I have to get more exercise in but have to be mindful of my wrist which still gives me trouble, never really gone away but you have to get on with life don't you. So this is the point that I'm at, won't really know if its all working or not as I don't have a start weight which is probably a good thing for me not to get stuck on the numbers. You know October 1st is my Blog birthday, 2 years and I'm probably heavier than I have ever been. Geez I'm good at this aren't I? LOL


Monday, August 25, 2008


I'm sick of all the dome and gloom on my blog, whats with that?

I today started to eat healthy again and I must admit I really enjoyed my dinner I must say.
I brought my food on the way to work and just prepared my lunch once there and also had my brekkie at work as well (sultana bran) but even eating healthy I have gone over my calories that I wanted to use today.

So brekkie was 3/4 cup sultana bran with 1/2 cup Pura lite start milk and 2 cups of coffee, one when I got up and one once at work. Lunch was 60gms smoked chicken breast with mixed salad, cherry tomatoes and mountain bread, oh and some philly cream cheese (which I will now be replacing with Greek style natural yoghurt) and dinner was 250gm chicken breast cooked in Nando's cook in sauce, mixed salad with cherry tomatoes, oven cooked wedges, Greek salad dressing and Greek style natural yoghurt. It doesn't seem that much but it adds up. Oh and I did have 2 mandarins and a can of Coke Zero.

From tomorrow I will be walking to the station again before work but must admit that I will be picked up at night time (me and my scared to walk in the dark, not to mention Dazza would like his dinner at a decent hour).

So I am over the doom and gloom for now until further notice. P.S. for those who were waiting to hear about my cyst's, well I am being referred to a breast clinic so until I'm told otherwise, I'm thinking that they will go away with positive thoughts.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Recently I have had some issues in the breast area, it appears that I may have lumps. I am don't know what to feel about this. Originally I thought it was just in my mind but since the nagging pain didn't go away for 3 weeks I finally went to the doctors. Even though neither of us could feel the lumps, I was sent for an ultrasound anyway. It appears it is not all in my mind and if I had any doubt about it, I soon realised when I got home how sore I actually was after the ultrasound. After talking to my sister in-law who found she had many cysts at the start of the year, I am tending to believe what she tells me until further notice, that cysts hurt, cancer doesn't. I don't know how true it is but I don't have that much breast tissue to get rid of so am hoping she is indeed correct.

I will get the results tomorrow and will keep you updated

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Ok, so I will elaborate for you

The scene is set at work in a call centre ........................ the phones are quiet, its a Queensland public holiday in Queensland Metro ...................... the team leaders have all gone for a half day meeting and Sue decides to ask if anyone would do the walk?

So I sent out a team email, of course I got some snide remarks about ............ can we smoke on the walk? .................... can we drink alcohol instead of water in our bottles? ................. can someone roll me on a beer barrel? ............... the usual smart arse remarks, so the emails started to come back with a few Yes's, mostly No's. Once I told them that there was an entry fee' a lot more No's but still in the end, we ended up with 8 coming to the walk. I have entered our team name - Dukes of Hazzard, we will be dressing in theme - cowboys, our resident gay guy as Daisy, as you would. We are only doing the 5.5km walk, thought it a bit much to get them to do anymore, actually do think that all of the Yes's would turn to No's.

From tomorrow they can do their online entry under our team name. I think it will be so funny on the day and can just about guarantee that there will be a few hang overs on the day before the walk even begins :)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

How did that happen - Part 2

How did it happen that instead of doing the 5.5km walk by myself I ended up with a team of 8?