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Happy Easter, 2011!

I’ve had the most AMAZING Easter break. I went up to Peterborough with my good friend whose sister owns a house there. Three hours from Melbourne .. it may as well be another world away. It’s dairy country, incredibly green and the air is almost drug-like. Being there, I immediately feel relaxed and at ease.

We hardly stopped with the activities, but the pace was our own. We visited the local pub to watch a band, visited the craft markets, went on early morning beach walks with the pup each day, visited Warrnambool – a nearby major town centre, had coffee at the distillery and visited all the local beach site lookouts. I fell in love with Warrnambool. As soon as we drove in, I could see myself living there.

I saw Thor last night with another friend. In 3D! I haven’t seen a 3D movie in the longest time .. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The movie itself was pretty good – nothing to rave about, but enjoyable for the special effects and most importantly, the beefcake in the form of Australian boy (Melbourne, even!), Chris Hemsworth :p

It feels unnatural being back here and thinking about work tomorrow. I suppose everyone feels that way after a lovely break :)

So what’s new, huh? Funny you should ask! It feels like everything has changed since I last wrote.

The most present change is that my cousin has moved into my house. She was unable to remain living where she was (with her partner, more specifically) and she needed a home urgently. I live with my kitties in a large, 3 bedroom home and so there it was. I’m not going to paint it up all pretty – I’m not entirely comfortable with the arrangement. I think I’ve lived too long on my own. But as I said to my sister, who thinks I’m being unreasonable, I choose to live on my own. I pay for myself and my lifestyle on my own. I’m happy to offer my home as “emergency accommodation” but I don’t want to live with someone on a permanent basis.

On a happier note, I reconnected with a high school friend a week or so ago and found what I think is going to be an important person in my life, in her husband. He’s a psychic and a Kabbalah scholar. The long and the short of it is, he wants to mentor me. He said that he sees a powerful psychic in me. Me! It’s been an amazing couple of weeks, to say the least. I look forward to what comes.

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I will always ..

I tend to put off writing here because I want to give it a decent amount of time and by the time I’m ready to write of a night, I don’t have a “decent” amount. Which is silly. I am easily distracted is part of the problem. Plus, writing means I have to think about my life. For the most part, it’s not enjoyable.

Hm. How pathetic was that statement?!

There was good news on the work front this week. My boss has been seconded! I have 2.5 months of (relative) freedom. I feel like a weight has been lifted.

Speaking of weight, I’ve not had another check-up, so I’m not sure how much more I’ve lost. Not much, I think. My eating has been less than stellar these past 2 weeks. But I’m back on it. Gym, as usual, is going well. Loving it. I’m seriously contemplating the weekly PT session.

I was on a training course last Thursday and Friday – absolutely LOVED it! Which doesn’t happen often when it comes to work training situations :) D*eep D*emocracy (asterisked so I don’t get any search engine hits). The term is a methodology developed to foster a deeper level of dialogue and inclusivity enabling facilitators to work with multiple levels of awarenesses. It provides a toolkit to enable the facilitation of the exchange of ideas and instead surfaces values, beliefs, and attitudes. It was held at the Abbostford Convent, which is a gorgeous place and to top it off, we had two glorious Melbourne Spring days! The group and facilitators were so lovely. I thoroughly enjoyed my time.

I want to write about the day with Brian Weiss, but not tonight. Needless to say, I had a fantastic day. More on that to come.

Right now, it’s off to bed. Friday tomorrow. Blessed Friday, the day that begins the weekend. Friday night would have to be my absolute favourite time of the week. I made contact with a high school friend who is now married to a psychic! He’s from Turkey – I’m not sure what his English is like, but I had been meaning to check him out. So that’s tomorrow night! I hope he has lovely, kind things to tell me.

x

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short weeks are good

What comes next? You’ve got an idea, but you have not got a plan or, at least, not one that involves much more than a tentative step into unknown territory. You want a map, a schedule or a frame of reference. How, though, can you create such a thing until you have first wandered around for a while? Much of the tension you have been experiencing over the last few weeks will ease up soon. It will then be possible to be much more decisive. But if you make your mind up too swiftly, you may rule out a potentially useful, even ideal, option through an unfounded fear or prejudice.

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Almond milk

1. fill a measuring cup with organic raw almonds.
2. blanche them for about three minutes to loosen the skins.
3. drain them and then spread them on a cookie sheet to cool.
4. once cool, pop them out of their skins.
5. throw the almonds into a blender – fill to the 6 cup mark with filtered water.
6. blend them on high.
7. strain the mixture through a doubled piece of cheesecloth OR use a jelly bag.
8. presto! almond milk.

The pulp left in the cheesecloth can be used as a facial mask/scrub – just add some sweet freedom and you’re away!

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Hot guy alert!

Dot Points:

The question is not “whats the meaning of life” but “Whats the meaning of YOUR LIFE” – Unknown

I like that :)

My friend’s 30th tonight – lots of fun, but an early one as I’m up early tomorrow morning for the Brian Weiss workshop. I’m SO excited!

Every cell in my body is aching due to a personal trainer session this morning .. hurts so good.

Daylight savings ends tonight (boooo) ..

I’ve been playing ‘words with friends’ with a particular person for the last couple of days. We talk crap back and forth, so we just keep re-matching. He’s hilarious and I thoroughly enjoy talking to him. Also, i whip his arse, game-wise. Annnnyway, he asked me to send a photo of myself so he can see who he’s playing .. I did. And then he sent a photo of himself ….
HOLY FLIPPIN’ HELL.
He’s hot. Damn hot!!!! The pose was so hot, it makes my eyes water.
Words with friends just got funner :p

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