Tassie

The boat trip was beyond horrific!!! It was so rough it made hubby quite ill. The cabin we had was so damn hot -I swear the aircon was not working!

Due to the heat in the room I started feeling ill as well 🙂 I put some music on and we eventually got some sleep…..I hope to the goddess it is calmer on the way home!

We stopped launceston for coffee and break from the devonport drive. Then we continued to Campbell town and rummaged around in a few stores – we bought an absolutely gorgeous wall plaque… It’s like the green man but elvish…I will have to photograph it so I can post!!

Continued on from there to Swansea to our gorgeous chalets right on the waterfront!!

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We headed into town for some lunch and by chance met a guy who is also heading to the same conference as us 🙂 had a chat to him for a while then headed back to our private beach for a walk and photography session!

Oh, we also bought some sea sickness drugs!!!! Wooot!

Hubby is now having a bath and I am trying not to have a nana nap!!!

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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

The end is nigh

 We finally settled on our place.

We were supposed to settle on the 22nd of April, instead it is the 6th May!!

Yes just slightly delayed.

I have not updated on LJ as I have just been so stressed and unable to really think clearly.

I extended my annual leave a week and will actually be back next week at work, by which stage I only gave 4 months to go before I can resign and take me long service leave with me 🙂

Will post more later 😀

So CLose

 I can’t wait for next week to be over then i can get back to my blogging and obsessions!!

This having to pack and clean and organise stuff is stuff annoying me since i cant update!!

I am finaly on holidays!! YAYAYAYAY!!!

We move house on Thursday – I am at home doing the last of the washing and getting our clothes/toiletries/misc living requirements packed away and leaving only bare essentials out.

D is on holidays this afternoon, so neither of us will need much more than a tshirt ot two and some pants left out, a hairbrush and our toothbrushes is all we need now 🙂

I am also waiting for the glazier to come out so I cna’t go to the shops or anything until he has been.

Hope everyone is well…chat later!

update

 Minxee – Sorry my love I keep meaning to email you and respond, but have just been so busy I keep getting distracted by boxes and cleaning etc.

I am not affected – YET – they are not up to my level in the restructure, but all indicators are saying we won’t be affected and i am not holding my breathe – my role and my comparative roles are very different and considering we seem to be going their way with most things, I am not sure we will be suitable or needed in the new structure.  We should be finding out in a few weeks I suppose.

I am sorry to hear you were affected, but yes, there are plenty of jobs out there to go fo, just apply and go nuts – I know I am…not likely to get any of the roles, but heck, it is well worth a shot 🙂  And the worst they can do is say no.  Seriously Minxee, if at worst case you take a redundancy package you will walk away with enough to keep you covered until you find a new job.  You are highly employable, so don’t stress about finding another job, you will get snaffled 🙂

I am glad to hear your jaw is getting better 🙂  Just make sure you don’t push yourself too hard.

Onto other things, I was hoping to resign from my workplace this Thursday. but was given some news which has forced my hand and I have to hang out a little longer.  So it looks like I am back to hanging out for September now, but I am also applying for jobs, as many as I can handle.  We had our half yearly reviews and as usual I was given some bullshit story about how well I am doing – HOWEVER – they have to mark harshly mud year and because I am considered "intimidating" by my manager my scores are low….no one else in the team finds me intimidating – in fact – in the 30 years I have been alive – intimidating is not a word I have ever heard used in relation to me.

Anyway So I decided they could get fucked, they could shove their half year review up their arse and they can find another fucking goat to play with.  I am done.  I am not going to go above and beyond anymore, I am not going to push myself to be better than the rest and I will not push myself to be better than average.  Yup they can go and stick it…so here’s to finding a new job – fingers crossed it happens soon!

On the moving front, I have called up the utilities today and organised a new phone number and internet and all that jazz, have also organised for our stuff to be cancelled etc.

We had the junk guys come back again and take a second load of rubbish – the house is now bare.  The garage is empty, the house is empty and I have maybe – 2 more boxes to pack. Just some general stuff floating around the house, you know random things you find as you are cleaning out other rooms etc.

Then I just have to spend the next week cleaning everything from top to bottom as well as I can and make sure it isn’t horrid when we move.

We also bought a new TV and cabinet on the weekend, my mum put it on her GE interest free card for us coz they were having a 40% sale and we saved almost $1000 on the TV we wanted to buy 🙂  BARGAIN!!  So we will be paying her back once we have the settlement sorted out.  So we didn’t really buy it per se 🙂 heheh

We will be looking at buying chesterfields as well for the new place, but likely after we have actually moved, as we have just got far too much on our plates right now.

Anyway, time to hang out some more washing 🙂  

Holidays

I am on holidays from work now 🙂 YAY!

I wish they would never end, but as they all good things must come to an end….god that’s a depressing though….anyway…enough of that…

MIdsummer ritual this weekend, I am looking forward to catching up with the people from last weekend, hopefully will be a blast again! Reminder need to stick the camping chairs and braziers in the car so we have some fire and seating!!

We have to go midsummer shopping on saturday morning and we are going to check out a paper store in the city…

http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/Shopping/Gifts/CraftsandDesigner/Pages/1983.aspx

I have walked past it hundreds of times and never been in there….and I really want to 😀 So tomorrow we are going!! I am a little excited! I would like to buy a couple of leather bound parchment filled books for different purposes 😀

I was worried about our money situation this week and guess what – shares dividends got paid! YAY! Have money now am happy! AHHHA Thank you for the timing!

Anyway more cleaning to be done, chat later!