Monday, November 28, 2005

Just one of those days

Couldnt read or post today at work (I know I shouldnt) because it was really busy and I think the stress is starting to get to everyone and I didnt want someone walking into my office and finding me slacking off by updating my blog. So here I am at home trying to do it before everyone else gets home and I nearly forgot to put on the leg of lamb for dinner.

My photo looks really strange. I am smiling my Bronwyn Bishop square smile. I wish I would stop doing that and also tucking my chin back into my neck so that it looks like I have three chins. Anyway its up now and thanks to Margaret and her clear and concise instructions I nearly managed to do it by myself. Had to call daughter in because I thought I had done something really wrong at one stage and was getting all despondent but it was nothing and I was told to just calm down etc etc and she told me what to do and - voila! there I was.

Had one good day out of the last three. Saturday was okay and two thirds of Friday was fine but dinner on FRiday night was a bit over the top.

Yesterday was the Hunter Valley in the pouring rain with three very charming French people and Mark (the charming Aussie) of course. We visited three wineries where we are known (maybe not a good thing to be known at wineries) and had a lovely lunch at Amanda's. I am amazed that these people speak English so well and a couple of other languages as well. Are we that insular that we only speak English and expect everyone to understand us! Makes me want to learn another language - eith French or Italian I think. Something to put on my wish list.

Tai Chi only has two or three more lessons. Am I ever going to be able to remember it all? I wish I could video tape Jorge so that I could practise more at home.

Am going to try to talk someone into helping me streak my hair tonight. Have decided that I dont like mousy and want to be blonde again. I can imagine the sighs when I ask but someone will eventually help me Im sure.

Everything is coming together for Jess's party. Cake stand arrived this morning - it has to be stuck together so hopefully Mark will help out because he will approach it slowly and methodically (afterall he is an engineer) and not like a bull at a gate (me) and end up stuffing it up.

Ordered the camera we are giving Jess for her birthday on Friday morning over the phone and it was here when I got home from work on Friday afternoon. Very impressed.

Am a bit disappointed with my family. I know it is a busy time of year but we told everyone 6 months ago that Jess's party was on the 3rd for that very reason and now the only people coming from my side are my middle sister and her fiancee (engagement happened last Wednesday) and maybe Mum but am expecting her to dip out at any moment as she thinks midnight is far too late to be out which is fair enough too. Everyone has declined for various reasons, all legitimate but nonetheless disappointing.

Now for the owining up - ate 3 biscuits at morning tea this morning for no other reason then it was cold and rainy, I thought I was hungry and who knows what else. I would have eaten more but my boss took the biscuit jar down his end of the table - thank heavens for small mercies. Have just looked up the point value and it is 5 altogether. That's a quarter of my daily allowance. Damn - what was I thinking? or obviously not thinking. Oh well, write it down and move on.

Better get on with all the housework I didnt do on the weekend. I feel like a mouse on a mousewheel - constantly running and getting no where.


  1. Well done for posting your photo! It is nice to see who we are "talking" to. I think you have a lovely smile!
    Love the Hunter Valley. We didn't realise how close we were to it when we lived in Newcastle. Should have gone there more often.
    Biscuits are fatal aren't they. I am OK if I don't start but I love shortbread and there is a lot of shortbread around at Christmas time.

  2. I think you have a lovely smile too. But I always liked Bronwyn Bishop LOL.

    And being known at wineries - now that is a fact that I find very interesting. Very interesting indeed. Might have to rope you in next time we go to the Hunter. What do I mean next time - I have never been!!! Might have to get you to point me in the right direction.

    You are going great Julie. Some habit things are tricky - biscuits when it is cold - but you are aware, and you have tracked it and moved on. Good on you.

    Hope you have a great day tomorrow. (and glad you could make sense of the directions)

  3. I agree with the others - I think yor smile is lovely!!

    Sounds as you are having very busy times there lately!!

  4. You got it - write it down and move on. Hope the party works out okay - make sure you have a chance to relax and enjoy yourself!

  5. Love the photo Julie!

    Shame about the family leaving you high and dry, especially when you gave them heaps of notice. I've had that happen to me before. I guess there's not much you can do but let them know that you're disappointed, and move on.

    I hope the party preparations continue to go well and that you will be able to enjoy it.

    Good on you for tracking the biscuits - you will learn from this and know for next time. We're not perfect, we all slip up.

    Enjoy the rest of your day!