Sunday, September 30, 2007

Happy snaps

Whilst on our NZ family holiday in August, we all agreed to share our holiday snaps when we got home. Husbands folks are travelling around Oz in a caravan (lucky them!) so they were kind enough to burn their pics to a disc and send them over. It arrived in the mail last week.

I excitedly put the disc in the PC and opened it to browse through happy family pictures of kiddies playing in the snow, New Zealand scenery, farm animals, Jet boating, river cruising.... and a very disgusting picture of me looking like a whale.

Yikes... reality check.

I hardly recognised myself in the picture... double chin, fat arms, spare tyre. Crikey, there is enough lard there to keep me fuelled for a decade!! yeah yeah, I know its at the end of a holiday of scoffing myself stupid, but I hardly recognise myself.
Am going to enlarge this picture and put it on my fridge.

Friday, September 28, 2007

A year gone by...

To blog or not to blog?
I thought I'd give it up.... so much to do, so little time to do it...blah, blah (stop sleeping so much and you'll have ample time). But tonight I've managed to score some quality computer time (husband moved his butt from the computer chair to the couch to watch footy on TV)... and I've been browsing through all my fave blogs and have been re-inspired to keep at it. I've always thought writing down your thoughts was a very effective method of debriefing and clearing all the mush from your brain. That - and the fact it was exactly 12 months ago that I started blogging after an impressive burst of enthusiasm to get fit.

So it's been a month since my last post, I've been slowly finding my way at work with my new job. I'm enjoying the challenge but still feel like I have a Learners-permit stapled to my forehead. Some days I get overwhelmed with all the things flying through my noggin, and for the first time in my life I have had trouble sleeping because my mind won't rest when my eyes close at night time. That has been hard for me, I'm the kind of person that usually has a brain 'on/off' switch allowing me to put all my thoughts on hold so I fall asleep within 20 seconds of my head hitting the pillow. Laying there thinking about work stuff has knobs on it. I now know why husband gets insanely frustrated trying to settle to sleep -he uses the TV to channel his overactive thoughts elsewhere. I'm sure it'll wear off and It's all part of the transition of a new position.

The one bonus of being a boss is I can hire and fire (... well sort of). My 17 year-old niece from the city needed a job (and we needed nursing assistants), so she has moved up here and started work at the hospital. I was a bit worried that she'd hate it - (because lets face it, the clientele can be somewhat challenging in every way imaginable!!) However it's been quite the opposite. She came here with such a positive attitude, willing to give anything a go & I think she's really enjoying it. She's doing a fantastic job, and I love having her around. Its like having a younger version of my sister here.

Its a long weekend this weekend.... and guess what? I get long weekends in this job.... yeeehaar!