In the endless cycle of day after day, our life runs right along with it. At least mine does anyway. lol
I would be hard pressed to say that my life is anything less than busy right now. This working lark isn’t all it’s cracked up to be!
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy my job immensely. I just don’t enjoy getting up each morning and rushing around and then coming home at the end of the day and dropping onto the couch and not wanting to move from there.
I feel as if I am letting my family down because some nights I’m hard pressed to get up and cook a meal.
Of course, it might be a little easier if BEFORE I collapse onto the couch I prep the vegetables etc and then there is less work to do. Of course, I have an absolutely amazing Garden Gnome who is as handy in the kitchen as he is in the garden and there is also Dominos pizza for the nights when it all gets too much. 😀
Okay, back to my tried and true formula for letting you know how my life has been progressing:
What I’ve been doing:
- Still not doing a lot of study. I have however finished up with one of my pro-bono clients and I’m almost finished up with another. I have a glowing reference from my first client that brought tears to my eyes.
- Working. A lot. Even on my days off. And at home (like tonight).
- Getting out and about with my seniors. I do love seeing the world with them although I don’t enjoy the planning that I have to put in before our outings. In the past two weeks, I have been to a rail museum, Brisbane City Hall, various music events and seniors days, parks, dams, shopping and other places. In the coming weeks, we are going to a wildlife park, heritage museum, the beach, historic homestead and other places. 🙂 Life is never boring that’s for sure.
- Not taking very many photos. I shot a couple the other day at the City Hall and I’ve converted one to monochrome for the Monochrome Madness but I used my little point and shoot so the quality isn’t there. I have taken lots of photos of my seniors for the organisation’s FB page and newsletter though.
- I’ve done a little sewing. I’ve made bean bags for a game for the seniors and also some little rabbits for our cent auction this week.
Not the best photo sorry. I took this one on my phone and I never do well with that. lol
- Reading. I’m currently reading a couple of books including one by John Grisham called “Playing for Pizza” about an NFL player that goes to Italy to play.
- Playing games on my iPad.
- Catching up with old friends and work colleagues. I had a great night out with some of my old colleagues on Friday night. Lot’s of laughs. Just what the doctor ordered.
What has made me angry:
- People who make everything about them
- Businesses and organisations who allow the bottom line to rule them rather than remembering exactly who their consumers and staff are.
- Unfairness in life. I could say ‘why me’ or ‘why them’ but what would that achieve? (Actually this has just made me very sad and not angry).
- Watching the television news and reading social media.
- Cyber bullies and trolls (will they ever give up)?
What I am grateful for:
- Cuddles from the teen. The little things that she sometimes does (such as rubbing my feet) without being asked to.
- Knowing that we have a steady (if small) income now
- Being touched by the lives of so many wonderful, older people who (although they are clients) bring me such joy each day.
- Finding new photos to add to the family history. The other day at the Museum of Brisbane I found a photo of the sinking of the Pearl Ferry in which one of the Garden Gnome’s ancestors lost his life.
This was also taken on the phone (sigh). One day I will learn how to hold the phone still.
- Laughter. Laughter is good for the soul.
- The response to my daily Facebook posts that my friends tell me they look forward to (and call Suz-isms).
- My health. So far – so good with my health.
- Weight loss. The kilos are moving – albeit slowly and I feel great.
What has made me laugh:
- My family. Seriously, living in this house is always crazy. Let’s take today for example….
The teen was at the back door calling the grand-puppy (we are dog sitting). From the back yard came this squeaky voice that replied “Yes, (insert Teen’s name). I’m coming”. She started laughing and came in to tell me.
- A night out with former work colleagues and the endless silly-you-had-to-be-there jokes that don’t re-tell well.
- Good jokes. I read them but then I forget them so I can’t share them right now. lol
So there is my life in the past weeks.
I certainly hope that your lives are equally full of blessings.
Massive hugs to you all xx