Treading water

I have done a few posts lately and then just not finished them or have kept them private – there is all together too much whinging, anger and emo in them.

I am feeling overall, positive about everything – but beneath it is the lurking suspicion that I am not really aware of reality.  I have my version of reality and everyone else is in another one.  I have to some how deal with this issue as it is causes problems in my own life.

I am still applying for jobs and harrassing the recruitment agencies I am listed with – of the 3 of them – I have made a phone call a week to the recruiter and have been lucky to get a return phone call in 2 weeks.  I am becoming increasingly assured that recruiters don’t actually do any work or that I am completely unemployable.  Since I know I can work, and have done in the past – I can only assume the first statement is therefore true.

Hubby is telling me to keep my chin up and that it will work out – he went through a bad unemployment spell before landing his current employer so he remembers how it feels.  It is just so disheartening to not even be given interviews – not even at agences either when I apply for jobs or ring them about sending my resume through….just complete silence even when I have been calling them.

It is hard.  So hard.  With the amount of jobs out there and the unemployment rate so low how can it be so hard to get a job?  I don’t think I will ever understand how they come up with figures that are so obviously distorted.

We have AWC in a couple of weeks, so a few days in Tassie might give me a little re-charge in batteries.  It will be nice to get away from everything here and not worry about things.  Hubby managed to get a two week break basically at the same time, he hasn’t had a proper long break in a very long time so it will be very good for him.

My plan to lose weight before my next birthday is not going anywhere – I have discovered though – I need to go to be by 10pm to be able to get up at 5am without too much issue….but it is the going to bed at 10 I am struggling with.  I just lose so much time travelling that I stay up later to feel that I have some semblence of time.

So this weekend I am going to try it out..I want to get up at 5.30 and see if I can do a good workout in 30 minutes therefore allowing me time to get through the shower and ready to leave by 6.30 at the absolute latest.  That’s my plan anyway 😀

I better run anyway, since I am at work – I am sure going to get a few phone calls etc so don’t have time to type 😀  BYE

Sales….evil damn sales!!

GAH!!!!  Sales at Myer are simply evil!!!  JUST EVIL!!

You remember that horribly freaky clown from the IT movie (Stephen King)…I tried to add an image but i freaked myself out too much I couldn’t do it…sorry…Just do your own search if you can’t really remember the extent of the evil….

We went to Myer yesterday to just have a squizz and spent far too much money, but you know in my mind of course I can justify it…we needed sheets for the new bed, we needed a mattress protector, we needed a new robert welch cutlery set and additional accoutrements…yes…I swear we did!!!! *hangs head in shame*  They were so shiny and bright, and they looked so smooth, their sparkles were calling to me and the 30% off signs were just placed perfectly in front and GAHHHHH!!!

We got the Meridian set for anyone who knows/likes robert welch.  I also bought the matching steak knives  (2 sets because they are smarty pants and only give you 4 when you buy a set of 8….grrr) and the salad server things as well.  I do want to get the other bits and pieces over time that match the set, like the pie server and the pastry forks and the cheese/pate set etc…but that will perhaps be christmas and birthday gifts to myself for the next few years 😀  Although they are not really all that expensive for each set.  All of that was still over 100 dollars cheaper than the non sale price of just the set…so I honestly think it was a good purchase 😀

Meridian set

Slight peak on the bottom

I gave in to the frenzy!! Yes I did!!

IN all honesty I don’t mind though, we don’t have bills, we don’t have kids we should be feeding instead, we don’t have major things we should be spending the money on…so it will take an extra fortnight to pay off the credit card now…not a major issue….

Hubby and I have had the same cutlery for over 10 years (I had it before I met him) and it was the cheap stuff you buy from Woolworths for like 10 dollars, it has lasted us well and done its job, it was mismatched, missing and generally looking a little worn –  it was nice to continue to purchase things together.  We have been doing a much needed clean out of the old crap in our lives and updating to things we both want instead of what we brought to the relationship through default.

But seriously we can’t really need much else for the house now, we have over the last year spent a fortune on buying things we needed (read: wanted) to improve our happiness rating, and I think we have almost reached the point of saturation.

I only want a couple more things….

  • A display cabinet for all my ornaments
  • Another bookcase
  • better (read: glasses I like) wine glasses
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dishwasher

See not too much more….HAHAHAH  just another 6k or so….*cough splutter*….

Anyway, today I am going to spending the day cleaning out, dismantling and re-arranging the bedroom, our bed comes tomorrow and they set it up for us as well as deliver it.  So we just have to have the room sorted out, I want to vacuum and move the dresser and clean the wall where the dog sleeps 🙂

New bed 🙂 Nothing fancy..might get frame later if necessary

I better get off my butt then!!

devastated :(

My new bed was supposed to be delivered today, but i got a phone call saying it has been delayed until Monday now ….I am soo devastated…I have spent the last 3 weeks so looking forward to having an actual good nights sleep and it has been torn away from me for more time…CRY  heehhe

Anyway, at least I am getting a new bed I suppose 🙂  Happiness at that thought.

Work has been good, travelling along and nothing overly exciting happening, in all honesty it is just dad doing all the work and so I think in some ways he is less stressed about it, as he is not worried about all the rework and broken stuff.  Anyway step mum is back on board, completely recovered and I am trying to get her to understand the usefulness of putting everything on computers, I may be slowly winning that battle but won’t really know until a couple of months have passed and I can show her all the awesome reports the system can run to show her how the company is actually doing.

I have barely spoken to my mum since the family came out, just that few times that first couple of days, and then pretty much radio silence.  I am not worried about it, but I am just trying to give her a chance to settle into a new life.  The kids and John also have to get used to so many things I did not want to be always over there etc.  They have all started school and well, will be on holidays now, but I didn’t want to be in the way.  I will try and catch up with them in the next couple of weeks, but we have just been so busy lately I have barely been able to stop and catch up myself.  Mum sounds so much happier and although I am sure there are other worries on her mind like money and job hunting with/for John etc, I am pretty sure that is better than worrying about them being killed.

So, I am not entirely sure where our days go, but, well I have this chest infection, so it has knocked me around for 2 weeks, and hubby was on call the other week, we have friends over on Tuesday night, hubby has gaelic on most wednesday’s (i come home and study), he was also attending one of the local scout halls as a leader on Thursday nights, (which I also use as study nights) and the weekends we have been going out together and just window shopping or going for lunch places etc and ejoying each others company really.  It has been a great time for us to just re-connect.

Hubby is sick now, I think I gave him my chest infection – or some variation, so he is unhappy with me at the moment..hehehe  OOPS!!! Hopefully he won’t be quite as sick as me though – he tends to have a very quick time of colds/flus etc; good immune system in action.

I picked up a passport application the other day, and I have to go and get some photos taken so I can have someone sign them for me.  I am thinking of either taking hubby to hawaii or japan now.  Knowing how much hubby loves Japan, it would be awesome I think, but given their recent turmoil, not sure if it is safe and financially viable etc.  The airfares are certainly cheaper to Japan at the moment, but that doesn’t mean hotels and normal costs will be lower.  I am going to have to do my homework over the next couple of days.  We have to make a flying trip to Wodonga in the next few weeks as well, to get some paperwork signed and certified for hubby’s mother, so we can get his british passport – it is, after all what I married him for…just the passport…LOL  then once we have all that sorted out I can actually start saving and looking into everything.

The credit card will be paid off in the next month and after that savings will commence for a trip of some description, then it will just be a matter of trying to get time off work for both of us for early next year….since I have no idea where I will be working at that point, it may be difficult to organise everything straight away, but I will see where we are at job wise when I start thinking of booking the flights etc.

Enough rabbiting on from me, going to do some study now…maybe….lol