Sunday, November 30, 2008

Phew - done and dusted

Well, what a month November has been!!! That had to have been the busiest time I have ever had!!!

Work - we have had a special project on during November so things have been really busy for me as I have had had 4 people in the Nelson area working and I have had to do all of their booking in and managing their workloads. Now for me this means constant phone calls to farmers scheduling their tb testing and then dealing with the fallout when on the day it suddenly isn't convenient. Also just the logistics of getting my 3 additional guys down there and keeping them happy. Thankfully the last one arrives home tonight!!! On top of all that we have had the Tender for the 2009 - 2013 Tb testing contract happening, and we had to pull all that together this week to be submitted Friday afternoon. Fingers crossed we get at least the same workload - otherwise I could be looking for a new job!!! Won't know will March though, so no point stressing about it.

Wedding - well the wedding of the century is taking place in our neck of the woods - for anyone who doesn't know, but Dad is getting remarried on the 6Th Feb next year and somehow I got nominated as the wedding coordinator!!!! This apparently means I get to organise everything, and make sure all the invites are done etc - and oh btw if November was busy enough- it all needed to be done then!!!!!!!!!!!

Weight - things are pretty stable there - I can pretty much eat anything now, although still heaps smaller portions that take longer to eat and my weight i guess kinda reflects that. I usually drop between 1- 2 kgs per month now, and honestly with the amount of excess skin that I will have I am actually really happy with that. So my current weight is 108.3 kgs. I am roughly a size 18 ontop and a size 20 - 22 on the the bottom (depends on brand). I think for me now my weight loss will have to come frome exercise and I still do not put a very high priority on it I have to say, although I do need to work on my fitness, as when I run (short spurts)I still get really puffed.

Birthday - Yup another year older. Turned 36 last Sunday - 23rd November, and had a lovely day with Si. Kept things very low key this year and just went out for lunch in Palmy and had a quick look at motorcycles as Si's one has spat the dummy.

House - Although since Leeloo died we have not been 100% happy with where we are living we have decided that the price is just too good and Riddick seems to have some good road sense and we can make this house our the moment it still feels like just a house!!! I think eventually we will move to Palmerston North but for now this is it, so we are going to try to make the most of it.

Motorcycle - Si's motorcycle has once again spat the dummy and this time looks as though it not worth fixing. Now with Si getting better with his back and now being able to do a little more - and of course his physio appts etc we needed another vehicle. So do we buy another car or another bike. Well Si hunted everywhere for a bike in a good price range that was not too old as we would have to finance it.
He couldn't - bt within 10 mins I had found one that was perfect for us, and our finance company agreed, so yay- Si has a new bike which will be here later this week (they are shipping it). It is a 2006 Suzuki Boulevard S50 - photos to come once it arrives.

Well I think that catchs everyone up till at least yesterday, and man what a day that was. Got up at 7:30 ish am and decided I needed to catch up on the housework as I had certainly let things lapse during my busy November. Was great to put some music on the stereo and enjoying housework. Once that was done, Si and I popped into town to get some christmas cards away and had a morning coffee/hot chocolate at the local coffee bar. Then headed home to work on the invitations, but got sidetracked by Si, who wanted help int he garage - as he needed to make room for the new toy (see above)
So about 90 mins later and a whole car full of boxes and rubbish and it was off to the rubbish tip, Man Feilding charges like a wounded bull for dumping rubbish - $25 for a small boot load, 40 for station wagon!!! Free for recycling!!!! So we were a little lucky and our boxes were considered recycling, so they only charged us the $25for the non recyclables. Much more expensive than what Wellington charges are.

Grabbed some lunch at the local cafe and then quickly raced to my old primary schools Gala Day. It was good - although I remember them being alot bigger and more organised when I was there. Maybe that is just me wearing 'rose coloured glasses'!!

Home to get the invitations for at least the people Dad and Val were going to be visiting on Sunday done so they could take them with them. The rest I will need to get done this morning. - All 50 ish of them!!! Went shopping for groceries and spent a little too much, but it seemed all the big stuff (like bags of dog food)were needed this week and with the day we had had, we ended up buying a cooked chicken for dinner and I didn't realise but it was $14.00 for a cooked chicken!!!!

Went to bed fairly shattered but for some reason I can't sleep so got up at 5am to write this, and so far it is 5:46 and I am still typing......My god I can't imagine what this is like to read!!

Si's Mum is arriving today for a week, they have managed to sell the house in Auckland, so she is coming to look at houses down here. It will be fantastic to have them closer and I am really looking forward to it. It also means that we will have another busy week ahead, with looking at houses etc with my mother in law, to the bike arriving, work and every Christmas party scheduled for next weekend. More on those later - can't have everything in one post.

I will try and update more often this week, although that might be a stretch - at lease a photo pot of the new bike.

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