quick whinge

i’ve had an ear ache for the past couple of days – the pain being sporadic (a burst maybe once every minute?) and it seems to be actually in the “meat” of my ear, not in my ear canal.

I think it’s stress related though, because I also have neuralgia on my scalp :(

Not happy, Jan.


Bucket List

Place an X by all the things you’ve done during your lifetime:

() Gone on a blind date
(x) Skipped school – ahem, seems an odd one to put on the list – who hasn’t??
(x) Watched someone die – my kitty, bambi, died in my arms
() Been to Canada – definitely will, though!
() Been to Mexico
() Been to Florida – I’ve got to at some point – want to see a space shuttle take off!
(x) Been to Hawaii – my spiritual home
(x) Been on a plane
(x) Been on a helicopter
(x) Been lost
() Gone to Washington, DC
(x) Swam in the ocean – many times :)
(x) Cried yourself to sleep – heh, again, many times
() Played cops and robbers
() Recently colored with crayons – not recently ..
(x) Sang Karaoke – i’m a gun for karaoke!
(x) Paid for a meal with coins only
() Been to the top of the St. Louis Arch
(x) Done something you told yourself you wouldn’t
(x) Made prank phone calls
() Been down Bourbon Street in New Orleans
() Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose – hm, i laughed until i vomited once..
() Caught a snowflake on your tongue
(x) Danced in the rain – only because it is one of those things people always talk about .. i was kind of making fun
(x) Written a letter to Santa Claus
() Been kissed under the mistletoe
(x) Watched the sunrise with someone
(x) Blown bubbles
() Gone ice-skating
(x) Gone to the movies – is there a person who hasn’t??
() Been deep sea fishing
() Driven across the United States – WANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
() Been in a hot air balloon – one day!
() Been sky diving – ONE DAY!!! :)
() Gone snowmobiling
() Lived in more than one country
(x) Lay down outside at night and admired the stars while listening to the crickets
(x) Seen a falling star and made a wish
() Enjoyed the beauty of Old Faithful Geyser – have no idea what this is ..
() Seen the Statue of Liberty
() Gone to the top of Seattle Space Needle
(x) Been on a cruise
(x) Traveled by train – really? this is a bucket list item?
(x) Traveled by motorcycle
(x) Been horse back riding
() Ridden on a San Francisco cable car
() Been to Disneyland or Disney World
(x) Truly believe in the power of prayer
(x) Been in a rain forest
(x) Seen whales in the ocean
() Been to Niagara Falls
() Ridden on an elephant
() Swam with dolphins – i would absolutely love to do this
() Been to the Olympics
() Walked on the Great Wall of China
() Been spinnaker flying
() Been water-skiing – i’ve been jet skiing!
(x) Been snow-skiing
(x) Been to Westminster Abbey
(x) Been to the Louvre
(x) Swam in the Mediterranean
() Been to a Major League Baseball game – will definitely do this one day :)
() Been to a National Football League game – been to an AFL game ..
() Saw a friend ignite their own fart
(x) Been in love and have been loved back
() Made love in the back yard
(x) Made love on the beach
() Spent the entire day naked – yeh, not my thing
(x) Been a friend to someone in need
() Served on a jury

blue moon

so everyone seems to be talking about the “supermoon” due this evening.

Clicky to read NASA article

On March 19th, a full Moon of rare size and beauty will rise in the east at sunset. It’s a super “perigee moon”–the biggest in almost 20 years.

“The last full Moon so big and close to Earth occurred in March of 1993,” says Geoff Chester of the US Naval Observatory in Washington DC. “I’d say it’s worth a look.”

It doesn’t look particularly big to me, but man, is it lighting up the sky! It was the same last night, too. It looks like dawn when it is usually black. The biggest moon I’ve ever seen was just a couple of weeks ago, though. Massive, almost orange orb hanging very low in the sky .. it was amazing!

And speaking of the dawn, I really should be in bed. I completed the ‘Relay for Life’ last night – we had the 12-1.30am shift and so I slept in this morning, thus the lack of sleepiness at this moment. I’ve got to get out of the house early tomorrow morning, so as I said – REALLY should get to bed!

lucky day

Like my friend said today – we are truly, very lucky. I’ve been extremely attuned to the disaster in Japan as I have four very good friends over there at the moment. Three of them have decided just last night, to come home (thank goodness). All of it has just brought home the fact that your world can turn upside down on a dime .. and I feel very lucky to have my family and myself safe and well.

Today was lucky for me in lots of little ways. My neighbour brought my bin in for me, my lawns were mowed and my parcel was delivered exactly when my lawns were being mowed, so they signed for the package (meaning no waiting to get down to the post office!).

It’s the little things :)

oh! and look who i found on my front porch this morning:

it’s 3am

I’m not going to let the updating get away from me!

It’s a long weekend, in Melbourne Town. Labour Day Monday .. plus I have an RDO Tuesday, so it’s extry wonderful!

I’ve not done much of anything, which has been fantastic considering the plans I had were full-on. Plans today shifted and postponed which meant I got to r-e-l-a-x. I read some .. watched some teev .. played some ‘words with friends’ (I’m addicted!), napped some, did some food shopping and cleaned some! Productive, in a non-productive way.

Aww, look .. Pippa kitty loves to sit at my feet like a pup :)


WHERE does the time go? I’ve been slack. Very slack. In the updating arena.
…. but not slack in the gym arena! :) Another boxing class last night – BRUTAL, but I LOVE it. Love.

I had another weigh in tonight – it’s been 3 weeks since the last one. Only 2.1kgs lost this time, but all up it’s 7.2 in 5 weeks! I am happy with that. I can notice the loss which is extra motivating.

I’ve also been slack with the job-applying .. and considering how miserable I am at my current job, it defies logic. I have 3 to do before week’s end .. and I will make sure they actually do get done.

It’s been a fairly hectic time of late. I’ve had sick kitties, a wedding, wedding preparations (my sister’s), going to the movies (I am Number Four – it was BRILL!), fundraising for the upcoming ‘Relay for Life’ in which I am participating, FINALLY getting around to watching the 6th season of ‘The L Word’, spending a LOT of time with my beautiful nieces .. and more!

I’m watching ‘Nurse Jackie’ at the mo’ .. this is such a great show. It hasn’t really taken off in Australia – I think it’s in the description. It doesn’t “grab” .. well, it didn’t grab me, anyway. I had absolutely no interest in watching it when I heard about it. It was only that I accidentally caught an episode – I was hooked! Edie Falco pulls off that cute blonde pixie ‘do beautifully.

In other news, I’m PSYCHED for Xanadu later this month *squeeee* :)

inch by inch

The gym and I are still going strong, I’m pleased to report. Loving every minute of it. Another tidbit I’m happy to share is that I’ve lost 5.1kg in the past two weeks! Go me! I’m being monitored by my GP – it was my first weigh-in since I joined the gym. I was wrapt. I mean, I would continue with the gym no matter what, but seeing a weight-loss result is motivating. My sister joined today which is fantastic. Because I’ve referred two people now, they’ve given me a couple of personal training sessions for free. Yay!

In other news, it was my birthday this weekend. Firstly, it was a three day weekend. Can’t beat that, right? Thursday night was Thai with friends, Friday, us girls had lunch at one of my favourite vegan eateries – and they enjoyed it! Not that it’s hard to do, but my family aren’t even vegetarian, so it was definitely out of their comfort zones. I got my tax done, got a pair of my work shoes for 40% off and felt very accomplished :) I had a fabulous day yesterday – lots of love. I’m truly, so very lucky.

My sister made me the BEST vegan lasagne one could hope for .. seriously, OMG. I bought all the ingredients and she whipped it up. SO. YUM. I can’t stop eating it! The only vegan disappointment for the day was the cake :( BOOOO! I bought it from the same place we ate on Friday – and I’ve had their delicious cakes before – but this one tasted like arse. UGH. I threw it out when I got home. So disappointing.

I suppose I should be getting to bed. I’m sleepy. I have a stand-in boss for the next couple of weeks, so work hasn’t been hideous. Still, there were no jobs worth applying to this weekend, so I’m hoping something perfect will come up during the week.