Friday, 31 December 2010

the thaw....

the snow has for the most part disappeared. It was here a good month - I miss driving to work in a winter wonderland. Although, I am blessed, my commute takes me through some lovely Scottish countryside and costal scenery. And I have discovered the joy of the spoken book to keep me company. Starting out with pride and prejudice, I realise that I still love hearing what happens next, and the journey flies by. Bonus, I have a whole bunch of books on CD to listen to, and now an itrip for my ipod. More will be downloaded.

Christmas has been and gone. The new year is almost here. My work continues to go well, but I'm beginning to face the challeneges that come with being a manager. I have to remind myself that I chose to do this, because I believe that I can, and that they hired me because they believed the same thing.

Currently the cat and the husband are asleep. They will be woken before the new year comes in. I will not celebrate alone.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

let it snow let it snow let it snow...

Snow! The theme for the week - or the theme for the rest of winter! Car has been stuck since Monday. Now I need to dig it out tomorrow, and venture bravely out of my town. Wish me luck! Started my new job, unable to go into it this week. Arghhh! My head is a little all over the place, new job, graduation, choir concert, christmas, catteries, vet bills, christmas shopping, messy house...... the list is long, and I could probably make it a much longer one if I thought about it. These ones were just off the top of my head!

However, today was nice - choir rehearsal, coffee with a friend in a new, lovely coffee shop, and a spade picked up on the way home. Now I rest in my house, watching trashy tv, watching the cat sleep on the other sofa. He has a good life :) Wine in one hand, blanket in the other.

Hope the week continues on a positive note, I'm not so convinced that it will!

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

things are afoot...

Registered for my graduation today. Exciting. Actually got a good respectable result for my degree, so will be happy to go recieve it. Never done this before, even though this is not my first degree, so I'm some what excited. Also have my choir concert that same weekend, and the parentals will be around for a few days then as well, so it really should be a good time.

Whats more exciting, is the change in my employment. Same company, different role ..... a promotion if you will. Well pleased, totally nervous, but looking forward to it. Big challenge, but big challenges are good things, so I'm up for it. Life is too short not to be challenged, life is too short not to succeed. Succeeding doesn't always mean what we automatically believe it to me, I've learnt that the long, wrong way. But either way, as long as I embrace the new challenge and do the best I can, thats all I can ask of myself. It's all good!

Thursday, 4 November 2010

two weeks...

Two weeks of holidays are almost over. It's been wonderful to nothing much. Had a fantastic night out with work, then a great flying visit to the big city to see some friends and family, and run through Ikea. Meatballs were purchased. My neice and nephew were very excited to see me twice in one week, and it was wonderful to spend some time with them. Also got the chance to see my brother and fiancee, as well as my gran.

Tuesday I did nothing. And it was great! The past couple of days have passed in a blur of spending time with my husband, seeing cute babies and looking forward to good things this weekend. I'm even ok with going back to work, as in two weeks time, I think things will change again!

Nervous and excited would sum up how I'm feeling about this, but it's all for the best :)

I think I may be a grown up.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

now where were we?

Things have continued to improve in general. The cat continues to be healthy and well, even though his blood sugars have not come down, but the vet says this will take time. An example of how chilled out our cat is, was today at the vets. He decided that this would be the perfect time to roll over and have his belly rubbed. I don't think the vet has ever seen a cat do that before!

Career wise, things seem to be progressing. Not to say too much, but a better job opportunity has come my way (via a stressful presentation and interview!) and hopefully I will be moving posts in the next month or so. It's exciting, but nerve wracking! I will have to put a lot of work in, but it'll be worth it I'm sure.

Spending time with my new neice has been a highlight of this week! We road tripped it to the big city and went to ikea, visiting my mum, and my sister, and other neice and nephew on the way back. My other neice was unimpressed with the baby crying, but they thought she was lovely. Which she is!

Sunday, 10 October 2010

and calm.....

Well after the last chaotic post, things certainly seems to have calmed down. The cat is home, and improving all the time according to the vet which is fantastic. Thankfully we have a very placid chilled cat, which makes the whole giving him injections soooo much easier. It would be crazy if we had to fight him every time. Hopefully he'll continue to improve, it's just fantastic to have him home again.

And being organised...finally, the house has been cleared out a bit, and I actually filed. I only realise now how much head space my chaotic unplanned unorganised life was taking up. Note to self. Organise more! I am such a list writer, I'd be lost without my pen and paper, I really would. Lists lists and more lists, but it feels good when I actually get things done. Normally I don't, but yesterday I managed to achieve everything I had planned. Twas a great feeling.

Friday, 1 October 2010

its been a while....

and what a while it's been. Life has been pretty chaotic. A few days after I wrote my last entry, two new babies close to me entered the world on the same day. A couple of days after that, one of them was rushed back to hospital. Luckily, fortunately, she pulled through and is now fine.

The week after was calmer, but I felt ill and awful.

We then went away for the weekend, such a lovely time with family - but I cracked my toenail and spent the rest of the time hobbling, and missing out on some quality time with family as my foot was so sore.

Came home, and our cat became seriously ill. This week, we almost lost him. I've never had a cat before, and I can't begin to express how special he is, and how attached we are to him. Again, relief, as it turned out not to be his kidneys, he is in fact diabetic.

I'm so looking forward to things settling down, and life gaining some sort of normal pace. I was seriously struggling at the beginning of the week, overwhelmed by so many issues, but we've made it to the end of the week, our cat back home, babies thriving, so I try to take stock in the good things, and hope that they truely outweigh the ongoing bad.

Monday, 6 September 2010

what I've been up to

Foot is healed!

Took it's time, but finally it just feels normal when I walk. Now I have toothache! My body doesn't want to just be healthy and normal, but I've decided I need to take that into my own hands. Toothache will be fixed, but I will not let it hold me back.

I have had an awful week for eating as I was through visiting family and friends back home, for the first time in a long time, which involved lots of eating out and drinking :) I can't say I feel bad about it, it felt like a proper holiday. And I checked my weight, I've not put too much on ;)

So time for things to happen. Finally am beginning to realise that I can have a life, and I need to motivate myself. The nights are getting darker earlier, and I need to make sure my mood stays good and well. 6 months till I'm 30 - time to make a difference :)

Monday, 9 August 2010

fed up of relaxing

Grrrr. Foot still sore, was hoping it would be better by now, but probably thanks to my job (involves lots of walking), it's still not better. I might attempt swimming this week, and just see what my foot is like. It's just the way it was hurt, means that when I step on it, it's painful - concerned about how it will react to things like the front crawl. Anyway, need to step up, and move onwards. Time to swim....

Eating has not been great, but yesterday and today was an improvement. So here's to continuing it!

Monday, 2 August 2010

Is wondering if the universe....

Is telling me to slow down and take this opportunity to relax?

I know I should be focused on losing weight and getting fit - I had plans to start swimming again, I am after all, a water baby, but my body had other plans. Went out for lunch (yum) cinema (awesome) and a drink yesterday, but felt a bit bleurgh even though I had lovely day. Feel like I'm getting a proper cold, all fuzzy head etc. I'm not good when I have the cold for doing stuff. Needed a night to chill out and watch tv and read books, after all, was working all day today. Have eaten a mixture of good and bad....

tomorrow will get better

Saturday, 31 July 2010

So finally, I have finished my degree. Two and half years of non stop studying whilst working all the time finally comes to an end. I can chose what I want to do. I can have a life.

And I've decided that one of the main focuses of this life has to be getting fit and healthy. I've put it off for too long, and now I really have no excuse. I've downloaded a fitness DVD for toning, and I'm going to go swimming. I'm also going to climb more mountains (literal ones) and generally just exercise more. My diet needs to be better, which I've already worked on, but need to improve more. I'm not joining any classes or weight loss groups. They're not for me. This whole move is about putting my health and my happiness first. I am excited.

Of course, all this fitness has to wait until at least monday after I totally bashed up my foot and the hospital gave me a stick to walk with! God's way of telling me to rest for once I think. And it worked. Red wine, books, tv.....pretty nice way to chill.