September 15th, 2008


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Sekrit project is DONE! Yay.

Must be time for bed and the week to begin. Sigh. Where did the time go?

Today had a great day. Got the book off to catsparx. Then went to training where she made me walk up Mounts St a lot of times. It hurt a lot. Then I came home, showered and rushed back out to meet grouchiegrrl at the Hyatt for High Tea. Gosh that was enormous fun! And grouchiegrrl organised gluten free for me so I went home not in pain or any discomfort - how lovely of her. And guess what cassiphone? We had panacotta in shot glasses!! Hee. I decided at the last minute to dress up and wore my new shoes again - any excuse at all, really! So much fun to sit in the lobby with the tinkling piano and get fussed over by the staff. Felt utterly spoiled and just a little bit Carrie Bradshaw (mostly that was the shoes). We've decided this is a "must do regularly" outing! Yay!

I popped into visit my sister and BIL on the way home to see their new house which they spent the weekend moving into. Its the biggest house I've ever seen. I have visions of them asking me to babysit there one day and getting lost trying to find my way back from the bathroom. I took the tour and forgot the beginning by the time I got to the end. And the whole time I kept thinking "she has this enormous house now, are we *really* this old, already?" And I guess we are. Huh.



I think editormum might have moved heaven and earth in order to organise supervision of me at Conflux *pouts* Sheesh, you say *one* or *two* dodgy things ... and look what happens!!

Am yet to have the rumour confirmed.

My sister

So last night, as I said, I popped past my sister's to see their place and whathaveyou. They've moved into the Ghetto which can only mean one thing. But still, it's nice since I also live in the Ghetto which means she's not that far away from me anymore. I pretty much got lost going to her old place every single time I went there - I have no idea why. It's not even over the river or anything.

So last night I got to pop in and then stand at her kitchen bench and talk to her whilst she prepared dinner for her and her husband. And you know how I was talking about "fairytale endings" before? I guess this is also the sort of thing that I meant - that I could pop in and see my sister, catch up on my life with her, chat and laugh whilst she goes about her domestic thing and then pop in my car and go home. Just ... I dunno ... having things/life together? I guess I'm thinking that it would be cool to point out the snapshots of this "fairytale ideal" as they happen both for myself, to see that I am living that story, and also to sort of show what I meant by "happily ever after".

Anyway. She's my younger sister. Not sure that I've really talked about her all that much here - for a bunch of reasons. But she's so cute. And she gets quite riled up when she hates people in my life. And she was all ... "wasting your time" in reference to the ex as though he had deliberately sat down and schemed to rob me of my late twenties or something. She's very down to earth and pragmatic and calls it as it is and is far less forgiving to people who have wronged me (or she sees as having wronged me) than I am. And just for a little while, at the end of a weekend, it was nice to stand in that glow. And feel loved, I guess.


Well I'm holding down the fort all this week at work. It's gonna get busy over here! And I thought last week was rough!!

Just also had a look at my forward planning for the next month and ouch! I really scheduled that for myself?! I am mad, I do realise this. It's just that I am at peace with that fact and have moved on. I also though have picked this time to give up certain personal comforts. Milo being one of them. I'm drinking that foul "beverage" that is the 98% fat free Jarrah stuff. It's not pleasant. It's not enjoyable. But it is less fattening. I think I can almost manage it in the very short term. I think.


Reduction in workload?

It's funny how when you have really pressing deadline related things, you can't really see beyond them. All your focus and concentration has to be on those and you are just constantly pushing yourself to get them done. Because you have to. And you dream about the AfterTime, when you no longer have to do this task and you can just do whatever you want.

Humph. You always forget that by focussing on this time related task, you have a tonne of other things piling up and when you get done with the big pressing thing, you're gonna have to do mop up of those as well as just the daily grind stuff. And the other stuff waiting to be done when you had some time.

Last night, I finished the second big push thing at 11.45pm and *then* remembered I hadn't actually done my laundry and had no clean clothes to wear today. So there I am at 12.30, waiting for the stupid machine to finish because it has this annoying beep beep till you switch it off.

And then all the other things I have let slide this last week - shiny slush, Shiny Issue 4, TPP website and .... Last Short Story. And cassiphone has been at the spreadsheet. I could very well lose the race and come last this year - just gonna peek in now and see the damage ...

OH MAN!!! After all that hard (sporadic) work over the last 8 months ... she's only frigging 50 shorts behind me. How does she *do* that?!

(That good enough a shriek for ya T?)