Friday, January 30, 2009

We got a new rabbit. V spotted a white rabbit in the park and set a trap for it. M decided we were going to keep it if it was a female, as a companion for Moxy. We had her quarantined for a few days. M took her to the vet today, they found a tick on her. M and I decided to name her Roo.

We finally introduced the two rabbits today. She escaped from the hutch later in the evening. Dog chased her round the front until she eventually ran back to the backyard, where M and Dog had her cornered. So until we fix the hutch, we've got her in the lounge. The things we have to do.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Last night I quit work...well at least in my dreams anyway. It wasn't a pleasant dream. No wonder I'm so exhausted, it seems like I'm at work 24/7.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I keep dreaming of work!!! NOOOO get out of my head!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

What a week. We've had fire outbreaks, fallen trees, unconscious kid found at one of the falls, attempted break ins, and a break-in.

One of the FO's came this morning to rouse M out of bed. He'd just discovered that the VC had been broken into, and wasn't able to contact the duty manager. So M had to go down and have a look. It wasn't until the VC staff arrived that they discovered that safe had been broken into and $7000 stolen. The cops arrived soon after. They think it was an inside job, because the alarm had been switched off, and the safe opened then closed. The computer was switched on.

Also being a public holiday, there was a constant stream of visitors. BV was filled up at 9 am this morning, W and G soon after. So needless to say M decided to go into work this afternoon, although it's his day off.

On the stomach front, I keep on wanting to eat. Must be bored.
M and went for a 6 hour drive yesterday, to get away from the Australia Day long weekenders. We had a great day, but by the time we got back my back had siezed up and I was getting cramps. So I decided to take a nap. I must of been talking in my sleep because twice M had to come in and ask if I was okay. I could have sworn I was having a conversation to two people outside the bedroom window. I finally got out of bed close to midnight because I thought I was at work and had to finish a project.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

It's been a long day.

Usually time flies at work, but today it just seemed to drag on and on.

Some crazy guy had lit 12 fires near our house until he got caught. M is heading the fire management team. At least it's been raining, although it could be more of a problem than a relief. There's not enough rain but there's lots of thunder and lightening.

It's going to be a long night.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Had to do overtime at work tonight to try and meet the deadline. We still haven't quite finished but everyone was so tired we called it a night. Didn't even get to eat my lunch (again) because I was in the warehouse trying to look for some of the ingredients which weren't where they were supposed to be. We had to cheat a bit, because we ran out of yellow pigment, so had to halve one of the mixes and make the rest up with the retenton samples. Spent most of the night talking about food while we were mixing away, because we were all so hungry and tired. Usually I have to wash all the lab equipment but my boss wanted to go home, so I just dumped everything in the sink and soaked everything else. I'm not looking forward to tomorrow. I was so tired, lucky the roads were almost empty because I don't think I was driving in my lane half the time.

These last few weeks have been so busy I haven't had much time to play with the rabbit and guinea pigs or dog. Dog's been acting strange since we picked him up from the kennel. He ignored me when M first brought him back and ran straight out the back.

SH just got engaged. She called M to tell him the good news tonight (she's been trying to contact us these past few days, but we keep missing each other's calls). N had her baby today as well. NM is going to find out if her job will send her to NZ for 13 months next week. She really wants to go. They've already started making plans. It's all happening now.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

It was M's mum's 60th on Friday. We stayed in a hotel in the city on Thursday through to Sunday. We went to see The Complete Works of Shakespeare on Thursday night. It was so funny. On Friday we took them to a very expensive restaurant where the 4 of us spent more than we should have on food and wine. Then on Saturday M and I went to hindu wedding. All I can say is wow!!! It was so beautiful...all those colourful and beautiful saris. It actually put us all to shame with our standard black dresses. Had to put up with the Bollywood dancing and music but the food was DELICIOUS. It was so much fun. I just wish I had the energy to enjoy it more. I piked on the after party. Of course M was still up for it.

Not making much sense at the moment. zzzzz....we have visitors at the moment so that has to wait.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

My friends are pressuring me to join FACEBOOK. Guess I'm too stubborn to bother.

Monday, January 12, 2009

What a day! The other lab technician resigned during the holidays. He faxed his resignation letter in during the holiday period, so my boss was running around like crazy today. So I'm the only lab tech they've got at the moment. Of course my first concoction was a large sample. We usually only do 100 or 25 g sample. Mine was a 2 x 5 kg sample. I didn't even get to finish the first lot, because I spent most of my day looking for the ingredients. It's a jungle out there!

And yep, couldn't fit into my pants. Oh well, got to go shopping again!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Some of my friends from M came to stay. They were on their way back from their road trip. It was so good to see them. I didn't realise how much I missed M until these past few weeks, what with friends and family coming to stay. On the other hand, it feels like I haven't left at all. It's great to be able to just pick up from where we left off even though we haven't had much contact (mainly due to my stubborn refusal to join the facebook community) since I moved away.

I start work again tomorrow. It feels like going back to school again. For the past few weeks all I've been dreaming about is school. I hope I'm still able to manage the 5.30 am starts. I should organise work clothes, but I'm dreading it. I've gained a bit of weight especially during Christmas and New Years, so I hope I'm still able to squeeze into my pants. I don't feel like wearing skirts (they're not very useful in a lab). Hmm, shouldn't have been in denial for so I'll have to go shopping.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

M and I usually just relax on the couch after dinner. Then he goes off to his office (to play WoW) or my office (ie the dining table) to do some work. I usually end up staring at the t.v or if I can be bothered some writing. M jokes that if we need to talk, we can email each other.

I decided we needed to do some other things after work besides sitting in separate rooms. Now we take walks after dinner or before, depending on the weather. If it's really hot, we take Dog to M beach and go swimming. If we don't have much time, we go down to the river. Sometimes we swim, other times we just explore. Tonight it rained, so I suggested we do some crazy dancing just for the fun of it. It was hilarious. I picked a cd and we had a great time being silly. We spent some time playing soccer with Dog in the lounge as well. We have so much space now ever since we rearranged the area. Still, there were a few hairy moments when we knocked a few things about.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Oh, did I mention my encounter with a funnel web spider this morning. I don't have a fear of spiders, in fact I'm a big fan of them but everyone here has been telling me to stay away from funnel webs (they can kill). The heat has brought them out early this season. 'The males are the one to watch for, they are more venomous than the females. So I've been ever vigilant, trying not to walk around the yard in bare feet. I was moving some wood around in the yard this morning and out came a funnel web. I went to have a closer look at the scrambling arachnid. Dog had the same idea, and in my panic (he was getting to close to the thing and my hands were full) I squashed it with my shoes.

Is it mean to think that I wish I got a photo of it first?
Is it me or is the world getting more violent? Everytime I turn on the news, there's been another shooting, another brawl ending in tragedy, another road accident involving young boys full of testosterone...

Believe it or not, I woke up happy this morning. That was until the police helicopters flew by. I called M at work to see if he knew what was going on. He was on his way out to the accident scene. There's been a major accident near our house. This coming off the back of the 3 year old child falling a few metres down some rocky cliffs at W the other day. Luckily the child survived. M had to deal with complaints from the mother yesterday over the incident. I'm not even going to mention the past week....

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

M and I took Dog to M beach yesterday. It was so much fun, barring all the scratches I received all over my body (Dog's attempt at trying to rescue me). Instead of heading to the spit as usual we headed out the other direction, which was a lot more isolated but with a lot more sea grass. We had our goggles (we have to update our snorkling gear) and went swimming with the fish. At one point M almost swam head first into a jelly fish. Dog didn't like being left alone in the shallows and kept on paddling out to us. Once in awhile he would pounce onto one of us (painfully). It was so much fun.

I feel like walking down to the river for a swim now, but I have a fear of sharks, and apparently this year bull shark spottings have increased in the river. M and I went swimming there are few weeks ago. One of the fishermen commented on the bull shark he hooked there the other day. I don't mind swimming in the river, as long as I'm surrounded by other swimmers. It's all about probability!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Serenity now!!! Finally some peace and quiet. I don't have the energy to keep up with 7 kids, not to mention pets running around barking at the wildlife and scaring non-bush-savy adults.

I need to stop eating so much junk and all the stuff I'm allergic too. My arthritis is kicking in again, which is great for work - not - it'll be so much fun not being able to pick up any of the lab equipment with my balloon fingers. I'm not that old!!! So I guess that'll be my new years resolution.