Sunday, January 28, 2007

10 DAYS TO GO!!!!
I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!
I've been doing some searching so I can work out a bit of an itinerary when I'm in Melbourne!!!!!!!! Thanks to Kek, she's given me heaps of suggestions and websites and maps to check out... I've got too many choices!!!!! And I wonder just HOW lost a small town girl can get down there!! ;)
I have to find Lululemon Athletica - my fave athletic wear shop 'born' in Vancouver which I have heapsa stuff from - there's one now in Melbourne, but I've already got that sorted, and the Sunday I'm there Kek's taking me to the infamous Koko Black!!!

The four and a half days I'm there really won't be enough!!!
Right, back to searching and getting excited ;)

Friday, January 26, 2007

I hope everyone is have a wonderful, hot and sweaty, BBQ, beer and Triple J filled day - all of the things Australia Day is known for!!! (Except maybe not the BBQ sausages and beer in most of our cases!!)
I've had a quiet day compared to other years. My sis and her hubby usually do the BBQ thing, but they're away this year. So I started the day with a Step class and lost about 4kgs in sweat, it was sooooo soooooo hot!!! Nothing a cold shower didn't fix though :) I went to lunch with my parents; we ate by the riverbank so that was nice and relaxing!
I've just finished flicking through all my old fitness mags, I love how you can read them over and over but still learn something new each time!!
Heading off for a run this afternoon... hoping to add some sprints in there!! And that's about my day all wrapped up! :)
Hope everyone is have a great one!!!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

How Bizarre!
I received a very unexpected phone call today!! (No, not one of the afore mentioned calls that I was expecting to hear back from. LoL).
My old employer (I was a legal accountant) from errr.. before I went galavanting around the world... umm 2002(?!), yea, called today asking if I wanted my old job back!! I was very flattered!
Now let's see... 8.30am - 5pm 5 days week, secure weekly income, no staffing problems, no hassles or stress, can leave for the day and not have to worry about anything till the next morning...
4.30am (ARGH!) wake ups to start 5.30am - 8.00pm most week days, 5-7 days in the office, no pay if 'bad' week, ensuring staff are up to scratch, lots of stress, and taking work home and then dreaming about the business!?!
Would I swap it for the world... HELL NO!!!!!!!! As tough as it is running your own business, if you work hard enough, the rewards will come... eventually :)
But just don't ask me that question at 4.30am Monday morning...

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

HOW RUDE!!!!!!!!
I have been extremely PEEVED at lack of people's consideration and courtesy when it comes to returning phone calls! I made a whole heap the first week of this year, then repeated them last week, sent numerous emails (which I know have been read thanks to requesting the "read receipts") and all of them have been ignored!!!!!!!!!! NOTHING MAKES ME MADDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you aren't interested, simply SAY IT! Don't leave a person guessing, especially as YOU were the one to contact I will only call you again and again till I get a response...
Then I'm the one annoying the hell out of people ;)
Well, you should have responded to me the first time :P

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Well Spot the Odd One Out!!!

That wasn't hard last nite!!! I went to my bro-in-laws birthday bbq, and the party consisted of 25 adults, and guess who was the only unmarried, single one!!!!!!!!! AND then there were 9 babies and two of the mums were pregnant with more!! LoL
Mind you, some of the couples were even younger than me! Did I miss something somewhere along the line?!?!? LoL
But at least I wasn't having to juggle my dinner around settling babies and I didn't have to change nappies and breastfeed. :) So did I feel left-out.. NO!!!!!!!! Hehe
I had a good time, lots of people to talk to, and I always end up playing with the kids anyway... they're more my mentality!! LOL
I had a few drinks but I didn't ruin the nite by attempting to go out :) However it was still a late one, about 3am we crawled to bed! I'm fairly useless today from it, which is why I don't do it often!!

Its absolutely pouring down rain here today. We just had a family lunch and planned to do Bingo's ceremony, but the rain has destroyed those plans for this weekend.

I'll prolly curl up with a DVD and continue being a sloth this afternoon, ahhh gotta love rainy weekends. Then it will be food prep and mental prep for my 4.30am wake-up in the morning!! So don't love that!

A big shout-out to Hilary!!! CONGRATULATIONS BABE!!!! I'm soooo happy for you!!!

That's it from me today!! Enjoy the rest of your weekends!!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Bless me for I have sinned, it's been one week since my last post!!!!!!!

Gee that time went quick again :)
Thanks girls for your words about my poor lil Bingo. We've picked up his ashes and we'll have a 'ceremony' this weekend with the whole family (that's a challenge in itself, getting us altogether!), and scatter them under his favourite shady fruit tree :)

So what's new... Not alot! It's all work and no play :) I'm saving the play for when I go to Melbourne........ ONLY THREE WEEKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh Oh, exciting, I'm one of 10 finalists in Ideal Bodies New You 3 competition! To say I was over the moon when I found out, was an understatement!!! LOL All finalists made awesome transformations, and we've all won anyway :)
( in the latest news section :) Before and after pics are in the gallery should anyone want a squizz)

I actually have plans for this weekend!! It's my bro-in-laws birthday, oops today actually - mental note to call him tonite - so we're celebrating that. And I might even have a few drinks, and I may even go out. OMG!!! First time since my sis' hen's nite last year... very sad isn't it for a single girl!! LOL Will see what happens though; there will be lots of mum and bubs at the party, I'm certainly in the minority these days!

Anywho, must be off, lots to do, so little time as always!!

Ciao for now

Thursday, January 11, 2007

RIP Bingo
(June 1990 - January 2007)

I just got word that my poor lil doggy had to be put down this morning :( We got home late yesterday to find him unable to walk, he was pulling himself by his front legs. He's a mini fox terrier, so only little but he was howling all nite - obviously in pain... we settled him, but only for him to start an hour later. First thing this morning it was off to the vet. We thought a paralysis tick may have gotten him, but turns out he slipped a disc in his back, and there was nothing they could do.
I've had him since I was 10!! I don't know what it's like to NOT have him! :(
Although he's been a bit slow on his legs of late, he was my walking partner for years! And when I came home from overseas 8kgs heavier, he too had put on weight from too much food, so we went on a weight loss program together. LOL
Hey, it worked!! We had some good times...
So I'm a little bit sad, but at least he's in no pain anymore.
And he was always a good boy, so I know he's gone straight to Doggy Heaven! :)

Sunday, January 07, 2007

OH I NEARLY FORGOT................


On 7th Feb for a few days!! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKK!! I've never been outside of QLD and NSW so I'm SOOOOOOO excited!! At this stage I'm not coming home, as I haven't booked flight yet!!! LoL :)))) OK deep breaths, can't think about it too much, as I get too excited and can't settle down!!!!!!!

Is it 2007 ALREADY!?!?!?

Where DOES the time go?? I celebrated the new year with a small cocktail party at my sis' house. It was SUPPOSED to be a Wear-Something-On-Your-Head party but everyone conveniently "forgot", 'cept me of course!! ;) I love all things dress-up and any excuse is a good one!! We had a fun nite and drank many concoctions of various colours and thicknesses, but no one got sick, so we must have done OK! We didn't get to bed until 4am, due to games like Pictionary (the 6 and 2 year olds that were at the party were drawing better than us by that stage!!) and a Playstation game called Buzz (kind of like Sale of the Century, but better!). It was heaps of fun. Due to lack of sleep Monday was a write-off for me!

Then back at work, the 10 days off went all too quick :( So back into it, mini and major goals set, both professionally and personally - all focused and ready for another big and hopefully better year!

Thanks Jodi!!!

I've been tagged... so here goes!

A-Z Of Selina
A - Available or single? Newly single as of 2 months ago... probably not ready to say I'm available though!
B- Best Friend? My mum, my sister, my 3 bestest friends since forever... Toni, Lana and Sara.
C- Cake or Pie? Can I have both?!?! Chocolate or caramel mud cake, and pumpkin pie!!! mmm
D- Drink of Choice? If we're talking alcoholic - Bacardi
E- Essential Item? Breakfast!!!! Plus I HAVE to carry a water bottle everywhere with me.
F- Favorite Color? Pink
G- Gummi Bears or Worms? My first thought was gummy bears or gummy sour worms... in which case I would pick worms... except if this means real worms... in that case... bears!!
H- Hometown? Mackay
I- Indulgence? Free time to do ME things
J- January or February? January - I may get a mini-holiday in January before work pics up :)
K- Kids and names? none
L- Life is incomplete without? Food, exercise, family and friends.
M- Marriage Date? What DOES this mean?!?! Not married
N- Number of Siblings? One sister two years younger than me, and one brother six years younger.
O- Oranges or apples? Apples at the moment, but I go through phases!
P- Phobias/Fears? Of being laughed at, or feeling inadequate!
Q- Favorite Quote? I have a few but my fave at the moment is one by Buddha... what is it? Hmmm it's written down at work but I can't remember it word-for-word and wouldn't want to misquote buddha! Will refer back later :)
R- Reason to Smile? I'm alive, I'm healthy!
S- Season? Summer!!!! I like the long days.
T - Tag three people! Kek, Jodie and Shar (If you guys haven't already been hit)
U- Unknown fact about Me? I have owned my own business since I was 24... but some may know that... I lived in Canada and have done 2 world trips... I really can't think of anything very interesting!! LoL
V- Vegetable you hate? I think I like them all, even brussells sprouts!! Oh celery, can't stand the smell or taste!
W- Worst habit? Stressing out WAY TOO MUCH, and over what later end up being things easily fixed. Chewing my nails along with it.
X- X-rays you've had? Pelvis/hips (apparently I had uneven legs when a bub... lucky I can't remember that one... spreadeagled...!!), 2x ankles, baby finger, teeth, and stomache... well a scan, same thing right?!
Y- Your favorite food? I love all food. A nice thick piece of salmon is a occassional luxury! My fave sugar food is CHICOS!!!!!!!!!
Z- Zodiac? Pisces :) But I'm a land animal... can swim only to save myself... JUST!