Thursday, 19 October 2017

HDs for BOTH my subjects, and a score of 91% for the essay where I manage to equate politics in Hollywood using Hunger Games as a reference point to the evil of the current Trump administration. Who'd've thought comparing Donald Sutherland's character to Mike Pence would score so highly?!


Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Me all this week... and it's only Wednesday.


Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Well. And. Truly. Over. It. Today.


Monday, 16 October 2017

Just scraped in an HD for my overall mark for Fantasy Literature.


Sunday, 15 October 2017

Saturday, 14 October 2017

When you're volunteering at your ma's retirement village open day and there's a BBQ going just across from where you're standing, it's totally acceptable to eat ALL the sausages, right?!?

Friday, 13 October 2017

Finally got the 'no pet clause' lifted from my lease agreement (the least they could bloody do seeing as they're upping my rent AGAIN).

Now the question is do I just foster for a bit or do I go the whole hog and get me a Westie?

Thursday, 12 October 2017

My new workplace does good functions, that's for sure. 

#allthecanapes #allthewine #allthefreebies

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

I really do love my new workplace. Never would've thought I'd have the opportunity to listen to, ask questions of, and then engage in a one-on-one discussion on the current state of politics in America with the man who headed up Obama's 2008 and 2012 campaigns in Nevada.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

My Hickies arrived today.

I really am a total geek, aren't I???*






* That question is rhetorical. I am well aware of how geeky I am thank you very much.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Me every damn time I have to speak to my mother nowadays...


Sunday, 8 October 2017

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Up at sparrows, did two loads of laundry, took breakfast over to the G-K's and met their adorable three-week-old, dropped the car off to get cleaned, WENT TO THE GYM*, picked up the car, bought some chiyogami paper, came home, painted two chests of drawers whilst listening to HRC's audiobook, wrote my 750 words, read a huge chunk of a novel I need to read for next trimester, called my mother, hoovered the house, about to be in bed by 10.30pm.

I don't even recognise myself.




* This is the bit I find most shocking.

Friday, 6 October 2017

Random burst of energy this evening has had me starting the painting job I was planning to get started on tomorrow.

I'm contemplating going to the gym with the spare time this will create tomorrow.

WHO AM I AND WHAT HAVE I DONE WITH MYSELF?!?

Thursday, 5 October 2017

It's not to early to go to bed, is it?

Like, I'm not a lame old lady by putting my pajamas on the second I walk in the door, am I?



THE ANSWER TO BOTH OF THESE QUESTIONS IS 'YES' BUT I REALLY DON'T GIVE A RAT'S. 

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Got my gym program done tonight. She's got me doing weights with the bros upstairs who like to lounge around on the machines looking tough.

NOT ON MY WATCH, BROS. If I see you sitting there on that machine talking on your phone between reps, you'd best watch me kick your ass outta there. This bitch is on a SCHEDULE.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Farewell Tom Petty, staple of my teen years and oft-revisited throughout my adulthood.



Monday, 2 October 2017

My uncle just told me I have 'the patience of Job' when it comes to dealing with my mother's antics.

I beg to differ.

SHE. IS. DRIVING. ME. BONKERS.

Yes, I am a terrible daughter. This is also why I am not a mother.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Slept in, got some work done whilst listening to Hillary's audiobook, then trawled the house for things to chuck out for the bi-annual hard rubbish collection. Just a lazy Sunday.

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Barely slept last night and Daylight Saving starts tonight. Grrrr for losing sleep, but yay for no longer driving home from work in the dark!

Friday, 29 September 2017

One day, I might actually be able to visit Ballarat and not feel exhausted, frustrated and cranky AF.

Today is not that day.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Hitting the gym at 7.30am for an "assessment". 

Not only am I a good 15kgs heavier than I was this time last year (thank you family stress, middle age and juggling work and study) but my strength and flexibility are rubbish. 

Time for an overhaul.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Monday, 25 September 2017

I have my life back. Sorta. For a few weeks anyway. Time to start watching The Handmaid's Tale and freak myself out at the state of the world.



(I couldn't watch it before as it was one of the novels I was studying for uni and I didn't want to taint my reading of the book)

Sunday, 24 September 2017

When you think you've got 5 minutes to submit but then realise you've LEFT OFF THE KEY FUCKING SOURCE FROM YOUR WORKS CITED LIST AND HAVE TO GO BACK TO FIX IT... 


Saturday, 23 September 2017

Really not feeling the inspiration for this essay right now... but thanks to a sunny, 29C day I have all my laundry done! Yay for clean sheets!


Friday, 22 September 2017

English essay submitted at 7.30am this morning. Should now be smashing out the next one but have zero motivation to do so...

Also, I'm apparently the name oracle... was a great privilege being asked to adjudicate on the potential names for KJG's new daughter!

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Determined to smash the rest of this essay out tonight and GET. IT. DONE.

Then it's on to number two over the weekend and as of Monday, my life is my own again. For a few weeks at least.


Wednesday, 20 September 2017

It's past 10.30pm and I've done fuck all study. At this rate I'm going to have to cancel my Friday night plans.

Why do I always leave shit to the last minute?!?

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Exhausted and it's only 8.30pm (and I still have two assignments to write).

I really don't have time to be tired.


Monday, 18 September 2017

So I'm super stoked that Kate McKinnon won another Emmy and was teary when she thanked HRC, but I am SUPER PISSED that Sean Spicer presented and was treated like a king. The man openly lied on behalf of cheeto don for MONTHS and he's suddenly the most popular guy in the room?


Sunday, 17 September 2017

Slow going on the studying front today. I think if I had to describe how this week will turn out...


Saturday, 16 September 2017

Late night Fringe shows where you catch up with a bunch of ex-students and colleagues that you haven't seen in forever are the best.

Friday, 15 September 2017

So full of Greek food and wine... the upsides of having out of town guest insist on Hellenic Republic dinner dates. 

The downside is my waistline has expanded even further. 

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Today is R U OK? Day, so we had a yellow themed afternoon tea at the office. Yellow food. Crisps, tortilla chips, yellow dip, cheese, lolly bananas, yellow cupcakes, yellow lamingtons, honey joys, yellow donuts.

Honestly, this new job is one constant eating-fest.


😋

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Finally got my first pay for the new job today. Actually being paid decent money for a change = debts will shrink faster than I thought was attainable = weight off my shoulders.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Happy release day, Hillary!

Too busy to actually read the hardback for a couple of weeks, but thankfully since I now drive to work, I can listen to her read it to me on my daily commute.


#StillWithHer


Monday, 11 September 2017

For someone who could barely drag herself out of bed this morning, I sure did have a truckload of energy when I got home... although for hoovering and mopping, not studying.

Sigh.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Anytime this cough wants to disappear is fine with me. I have a hugely busy week ahead.

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Have not left the house all day. 

WTF.

(I have actually watched a couple of lectures and done all the laundry, so there's that at least)

Friday, 8 September 2017

So this afternoon in a meeting I was at the tickle-in-the-throat-that-makes-you-cough-so-hard-you-throw-up stage and tonight at dinner I was at the pass-me-all-the-napkins-so-I-can-blow-five-gallons-of-snot-out-my-nose stage.

A jug of water and three lozenges did nothing to help the meeting problem, and two extra strong margaritas, spicy wings and quesadillas did nothing to help the dinner problem.

THERE IS NO FIX. AM DOOMED TO BE ILL FOREVER.*


*Shut up, I'm also at the 'when will this all end' stage.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

I'm all outta DayQuil AND NyQuil.

They don't sell it in Australia, no will Walgreens et al ship it to me.

HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO GET RID OF THIS COLD?

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Still sick.

Still went to work.

On the upside, I started doing Lite'n'Easy this week so I don't even have to contemplate cooking... just have to shove a box in the microwave.

You say lazy, I say efficient.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Was thisclose to taking a sick day today and probably should have but it's only my second week in the job so by the grace of a truckload of DayQuil and some VERY strong black coffee, I managed to struggle through.

What's the bet I collapse into bed at 9pm and then wake up at 3am bright as a button?

Monday, 4 September 2017

Just give me ALL the cold and flu medication you have. Now.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

I have no time for this throat infection that seems to have reared its ugly head.

NO. TIME.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Saying sayonara to one of my Melbs crew who, after four years has decided to head home to Sydney...


Friday, 1 September 2017

Rollin' into the new month like...


Thursday, 31 August 2017

As much as I'm enjoying my new job, I am fucking exhausted. 5pm Friday cannot come quick enough.

Also, 20 years ago today I was hiking in a rural part of Portugal when I learned the news about Princess Diana's death. Such a vivid memory for me - that and later the same year the moment I heard about Michael Hutchence's death (standing outside on the ledge of my huge picture window in my flat in London, cleaning the glass). Iconic moments in history.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Went to watch my neighbour's son in his primary school production of Peter Pan... he was adorable but OMG. Imagine being a parent and having to sit through that shite all the damn time. I couldn't do it.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

When your essay for a cinema subject at uni is marked by someone you used to watch on the telly as a kid...


Monday, 28 August 2017

First official day done and dusted.

Time for bed. Knackered I am.


Sunday, 27 August 2017

OK, prepare yourselves. I'm going to go on an epic rant about people in art galleries (I went to the Dior exhibition at NGV today and it was great, but I wanted to throttle people).

1. YOU DON'T HAVE TO TAKE A PHOTO OF EVERY SINGLE FUCKING EXHIBIT

2. BUT IF YOU INSIST, THEN AT LEAST HAVE THE DECENCY TO:
  • TURN OFF THE FUCKING FLASH
  • TURN THE SOUND OFF SO WE DON'T HEAR THAT INFERNAL CLICKING SOUND
  • NOT STAND FIVE FEET BACK FROM WHAT YOU'RE PHOTOGRAPHING AND THEN GET HUFFY WHEN PEOPLE WALK INTO FRAME BECAUSE THEY ACTUALLY WANT TO, YOU KNOW, USE THEIR FUCKING EYES TO LOOK AT THE EXHIBIT INSTEAD OF TAKING A SHITTY PHOTO OF IT
  • NOT THEN STAND IN THE MIDDLE OF A THOROUGHFARE WHILE YOU UPLOAD THE SHITTY FUCKING PHOTO TO INSTAGRAM/TWITTER/FACEBOOK/SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM OF CHOICE.
3. DON'T LET YOUR KIDS TOUCH THE EXHIBIT. Little Joey might really want to know what the grey tulle train on that amazing Galliano couture gown feels like, but guess what? HE'S GOING TO HAVE TO USE HIS FUCKING IMAGINATION INSTEAD OF PUTTING HIS GRUBBY LITTLE PAWS ON IT.

4. TIRED? WANT TO TAKE A BIT OF A BREAK AND CHAT TO YOUR FRIEND? DON'T LEAN AGAINST A FUCKING CABINET OF EXHIBITS, THEREBY PREVENTING OTHERS FROM LOOKING AT IT AND THEN GET SNOOTY WHEN THEY POLITELY ASK YOU TO MOVE.

5. ALSO, RE ABOVE CABINETS. DON'T PUT YOUR GRUBBY FUCKING HANDS ON THE GLASS. YOUR SHITTY FINGERPRINTS NOW ARE ALL OVER GLASS RIGHT ABOVE THE DESIGN NOTES PEOPLE MIGHT LIKE TO ACTUALLY BE ABLE TO READ.


~ FIN ~

Saturday, 26 August 2017

I maybe really didn't need to stop off at the DFO on the way back from the airport... oh well. I'll be earning decent money from tomorrow. Every now and again it's important to...


Friday, 25 August 2017

When friends come to visit and you discover fab new wine bars a brief stumble away from your house...



Thursday, 24 August 2017

God love my acupuncturist. Went to town with needles, cupping, scraping, moxa... just to make sure I would be in tip top shape for starting the new job.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Orientation day at the new job. The people are lovely, I think the work will be challenging but interesting, and I have an office with a view. HURRAH!

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

IPL and waxing still hurt like a mofo, even when you've popped four x 1 gram paracetamol. This I know for a fact.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Final two bookcases in the study finally painted. Study reno is complete and looking AMAZING.  Should probably take a pic, but need to make space on my phone first...

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Planning out the week. So much to do, so little time. Relatively speaking.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Impromptu lunch dates in random locations with mates you've been meaning to catch up with for ages are the best kind of lunch dates. They also serve as a distraction for your ma when she's driving you batty because you've spent the last 24 hours straight dealing with her crazy.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Happy [would have been your 81st] Birthday, Dada.

We miss you.


Thursday, 17 August 2017

Well, that's it. Chapter closed. Four years done and dusted.

I'll miss a bunch of the people, but I won't miss the bullshit, untenable workloads and job uncertainty, that's for sure.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

So many handover notes...

No one's yet bothered to find someone for me to hand it all over to.


Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Kicking off the final week at work with post-work drinks. My liver is going to hate me by Thursday...

Monday, 14 August 2017

Gearing up for my final week at work... hopefully it will be a calm wind down and not a stressful race to the finish...

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Submitted the second essay with 12 mins to spare. Probably would've done a better job had I not gone out for an epic lunch at Hellenic Republic with my pals, but hey ho. It's done. Might be a good idea to get cracking on the final two assignments now though, so they're not a last-minute rush come September.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

I'm a GREAT Aunt! Well, I've always been a pretty good one, but now I'm a great one!

Welcome to the world Archer Thomas. You've broken the boy drought in our crazy combined family and I can't wait to see you grow.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Once again, Procrastination Penny reared her ugly head and I grossly underestimated how long it would take to finish my essay. Submitted it 50 seconds late.


Thursday, 10 August 2017

Today marks the day that you've been gone for over half my lifetime. It won't ever not suck not having you around, Dada.



Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Today's mail delivery... (squeeeeee!)




Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Well, I've done it. I've officially resigned from my (main) job of the last four years! New adventures await!

Monday, 7 August 2017

Well I've done a little bit of study today, but not nearly enough.

Typical. Unless the deadline is looming over my head I am Procrastination Queen.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Study plans foiled by feeling nauseous all day. Couldn't even muster the energy to watch either of the films I need to watch. Calling it a wash and going to bed.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Utterly exhausted after today's trip to Ballarat. No energy to do anything but sit on the sofa with a glass of wine watching 'He's Just Not That Into You' for about the 10th time, because I can't be arsed getting up to find the remote.

Friday, 4 August 2017

My new rug is here and it's lovely and now I REALLY need to get my ass in gear and finish painting the final two bookcases so the study reno is complete.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

The Yazz principle is starting to bear fruit.
My acupuncturist went a little nuts with the lineament so I reek like a locker room.
I'm so exhausted by the day's events that I'm heading to bed at 9:30pm. Unheard of.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Smashing through the studying tonight (for a change). The fact I have two assignments due at the end of next week is amazing motivation...


Tuesday, 1 August 2017

All good intentions of studying tonight.

You know what they say about good intentions...

Monday, 31 July 2017

Slowly catching up on the study... too slowly for my liking, but at least it's progress.



Sunday, 30 July 2017

Groceries, done.
Laundry, done.
Bits and bobs, done.

Study,

...

....

....


Ummmmm.... yeah. Getting on to that now. Ish.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

The laundry pile (post-guests) is about up to the ceiling... cue trip to the laundromat with their monster-sized tumble dryers.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Friday night footy FTW.

#GoHawks


Thursday, 27 July 2017

Bye bye Belgians. I will miss you to the moon and back.

Also, getting into work after a week off and discovering you need to pack up and move offices like, yesterday, is not really ideal. Also, sitting me directly opposite the person who took my job who now feels she can pester me every five minutes? Well that's just plain rude and fucking inconsiderate, tbh.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Last day with the Belgians, showing them around the city and doing some last minute shopping (them, not me!). It's been exhausting (not to mention expensive!), but sooooo much fun.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Soooo much driving, but worth it to see the little man's face when he saw all the penguins at Phillip Island, toddling up the beach.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Kangaroos, koalas, emus, tasmanian devils, crocs, dingoes and more reptiles (snakes) than I will ever be comfortable with seeing in the one spot: DONE. We even got to feed the kangaroos and slink past the emus hoping they wouldn't peck us.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Haven't been to Sovereign Hill and the Gold Museum since I was a teenager so had forgotten how much there was to see... especially when you're with an 8 year old who's beyond excited to try panning for gold (thank god he found a speck or we'd have been in serious trouble).

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Off to Ballarat with the Belgians. Thank god there's a pool table at LB's retirement village to keep the 8 year old from going bonkers.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Apparently it is possible to spend 6 hours at Scienceworks, if you're with an 8 year old who's insanely excited about EVERY hands-on exhibit in the place. 😂

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Doing all the touristy things I've never done before... today was a tour of the MCG and sports museum, followed by the Wallace and Gromit exhibition at ACMI. Well, I've done the ACMI thing plenty... but the MCG stuff was new.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

When there's an 8 year old in the house, you tend to go to bed a little earlier... like before midnight.


Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Tax day today and hopefully the magician worked his magic enough that I'm not going to be totally destitute.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Another day, another interview. Trying not to get my hopes up with this one, but it would be a good one to get!

Sunday, 16 July 2017

That spur of the moment haircut because it's so freaking long that you can't stand it a second more. Took a risk on a new hairdresser and it paid off... mind you, is it even possible to fuck up a long bob? I think not.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

So I watched La La Land for uni and I have about 4 pages of notes.

Somewhere about the middle are three statements which I think sum up my feelings about the whole movie:

"WHY DOES RYAN GOSLING NEED TO FUCKING MANSPLAIN JAZZ? FUCKING WHITE MAN."

and

"OH THE IRONY OF RYAN GOSLING GETTING SNITTY WITH JOHN LEGEND OVER THE FUTURE OF JAZZ."

and

"ENTITLED WHITE BRATS PRETENDING THEY'RE DOING IT TOUGH"

Fairly safe to say I won't be choosing this movie for any of my assignments.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Another long day in Ballarat cutting into my study time. So much work to do this weekend!


Thursday, 13 July 2017

Damn but it's cold... or maybe it just feels that way because it's the first time I've had a whole winter in Melbourne for four years. #freezingmybitsoff

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

I'd forgotten what it was like to have someone in your corner talking you up (in a work context). It makes such a nice change from the last few months.  Fingers crossed there's a good outcome this time.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Stacked it going down the escalators at Flinders Street Station and I wasn't even tipsy. Hello bruised knee and twisted ankle and wrist. #ClumsyAF 

Monday, 10 July 2017

FINALLY finished American Gods. Now to catch up on all the other studying I need to do before my guests arrive next week and studying is abandoned for a week.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Angela Merkel is all of us post-G20.

Also, is that Malcolm Tucker/The Doctor standing next to her?!?!


Saturday, 8 July 2017

Didn't get out of bed until midday. Still not out of my pajamas. STILL haven't finished American Gods. Going to push on through until it's done I think... I NEED to finish it before tomorrow.

Also, who the fuck does Ivanka Trump think she is 'sitting in' for her dad at the G20? I'm all for women being at the table, lord knows I am, but an unqualified, unelected, shoe 'designer'??? GTFO, bitch. You are in no way worthy to even converse with Angela Merkel, let alone 'represent' America.

Friday, 7 July 2017

When two awesome new books arrive in the mail but you still have 400 (of 650) pages to read of American Gods for uni this week...


Thursday, 6 July 2017

Another late night at work = Uber Eats.

No wonder I've gained so much damn weight...

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Worked until 9pm. Haven't done that in a while...

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

If only I could afford to see my acupuncturist weekly, I'm sure I'd be far less stressed. I actually feel human again after tonight's appointment.

Monday, 3 July 2017

So tired of losing my temper on a daily basis... when is this shit going to be OVER? 

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Another day, another 4 hour round trip drive to Ballarat.


Saturday, 1 July 2017

House clean - ✓
Laundry done - ✓
Studying commenced - ✓

Ticking all the boxes today.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Totally distracted from study by The Commitments being on TV. It's more than 25 years since that came out... wowzers I feel old.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Still sick. Didn't get either of the jobs I interviewed for - not because I did bad interviews, but because I'm overqualified and to quote one of the panel members from one of the jobs, I'd likely be "climbing the walls with boredom within five minutes".

Oh and to add to the mix, I'm battling with my mother's doctors who want to send her home from hospital with a major infection with nothing more than a once-a-day visit from a nurse to change the IV pack. She's spent the better part of the last year in hospital - sending her home without proper support is tantamount to a death sentence... fucking doctors.

Definitely NOT winning at life right now.


Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Slept right through my alarm and didn't wake up until 8:30am having a massive coughing-until-I-threw-up fit... a sure sign that I wasn't well enough for work today. Which is shitty, because I could sure do with the $$ right now.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Made it through half a day at work before throwing up everywhere. Sigh. Eating granola, yoghurt and blueberries when you have a stinking cold probably wasn't the greatest idea I've ever had.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Today is the 20th anniversary of the release of the first Harry Potter book.

Here's a visual representation of me trying to read them, whilst avoiding spoilers each time a new one was released:




Thanks, JK Rowling for creating some of my favourite female characters of all time!


Sunday, 25 June 2017

My house is a disaster area... six bookcases in various stages of painting/drying about the place, no food in the house, and I woke up with a scratchy, fiery throat, swollen glands and a runny nose. Ugh. I have no time for getting sick.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Dropping a bundle on paint supplies was unintentional, but necessary, if I want to get this damn study finished by the time the Belgians arrive.

Friday, 23 June 2017

Have only JUST arrived home after spending the day in Ballarat sorting out stuff for LB.


Thursday, 22 June 2017

Look it's certainly not high art and Kate McKinnon's Australian accent is pretty ordinary, but Rough Night was exactly the laugh I needed this week.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Second one done and done well. Nothing to do now but wait.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Well the birthday wasn't going to badly (despite having to work) until LB informs me she's developed an infection in her new hip and has to go back to hospital tomorrow...

And then I went and saw a show at work that was so bad I had to leave at interval. Honestly. Woeful. These students are graduating this year and THAT'S the quality of their work? Jeez.

Monday, 19 June 2017

One down, one to go.

Then there's nuthin' to do but wait.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Prepping for a big week ahead got me like...


Saturday, 17 June 2017

Study bookcase #1 is DONE.
Also, three birthday cards arrived yesterday and I lasted until about midday today until I caved to the urge to open them. Cash AND gift vouchers for bookstores. Two of my favourite things!

Friday, 16 June 2017

The epic journey to/from Ballarat is made much more tolerable when LB's 88 year old cousin accompanies me. He's adorable.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Drinks with a new(ish) friend for some job advice, and dinner with an old friend for a general catch up. Nice way to end my working week.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Really didn't get everything done that I'd intended to get done at work today, but do I care? Things are starting to happen which may change things for the better...

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Bedroom bookcase finished. Now for the ugly AF drawers...



Monday, 12 June 2017

Technically it's a public holiday, but I don't actually work Mondays any more, so it's just another day of not getting paid... sigh. Time to finish off that bookcase.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Lazy day watching bad TV, waxing a bookcase and planning for the next painting project.

BUT CAN I FIND THIS JAPANESE PAPER ANYWHERE FOR UNDER $60 A SHEET?



Not yet. But stay tuned.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

The thesis is edited and sent (not mine, someone in PNG). This means that I officially have two days of NO RESPONSIBILITY TO OTHER PEOPLE AND CAN DO WHATEVER TF I WANT.

HUZZAH!


Friday, 9 June 2017

Totally forgot the plan for today and now have to jam in a few hours of editing.

On a positive note, the handle on Great-Aunt Lil's antique tea trolley has been fixed and I've done a test-paint of one of the bookshelves in the study...

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

The benefits of an hour of yoga are offset by the consumption of an 8bit burger and tater-tots.

Doh.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Melbourne laneway art is the best...


Monday, 5 June 2017

When you go to see Wonder Woman at 11am on a Monday and there's only a handful of people in the cinema but one of them happens to be your doppelgänger...



Like, LITERALLY. Rachel Griffiths sitting right in front of me. We even chatted in the queue for tickets.


Sunday, 4 June 2017

A looooooong day in Ballarat followed by a loooooong night of editing.

Have booked myself a ticket to see Wonder Woman at 11am tomorrow just to ensure I drag my tired ass out of bed.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Hmmmm. Editing this thesis is going to take far longer than I had anticipated...


Thursday, 1 June 2017

Reading The Handmaid's Tale has not made me feel any better about the world we're living in right now.


Wednesday, 31 May 2017

If there's a word for beyond shattered, then I'm it right now.

At what point does my life get less fucking exhausting?

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Ohhhhh, I get it. I totally get it.

She's one of THEM.

Right.

GTFO.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Sometimes, all it takes is a lengthy email from a concerned friend, with a helpful suggestion.

https://750words.com/ is my new jam and will hopefully help get me out of this funk I seem to be in. Thanks Kris! xx

Sunday, 28 May 2017

As expected, actually, this made me a little teary... not least because there was no Alan and Emma.


Saturday, 27 May 2017

Re-reading The Handmaid's Tale in preparation for one of next trimester's subjects. Legit terrifying given the times we're now living in. Best I don't start re-reading Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Friday, 26 May 2017

There's all kinds of trucks and machinery and diggers making noise outside my place right now (night track works), but I'm so wiped I could sleep through an avalanche. 

Thursday, 25 May 2017

On reflection, the moment you said "I'll just bring her* over to you for the day so you can do handover because I have meetings"** is the moment I should have told you to go fuck yourself.



* The woman who got the new job that is taking over ALL of my current workload, leaving me effectively unemployed.
** You have meetings? You have no fucking idea what the job is more like.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Would really love to just take a week and do nothing.

Unfortunately given the change in work situation that's no longer an option, dammit.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

2017 you really are going all out to be more of a shitstorm than 2016, aren't you? My heart goes out to those in Manchester.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Well, it's taken all day and we're right up to the wire here, but my assignment is DONE and my trimester is officially OVER.




Sunday, 21 May 2017

Took some time out this morning to wander around Melbourne General Cemetery as part of Vanitas... pretty incredible experience. I have some really talented mates.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Been dicking around all day and haven't done a scrap of essay writing. Best I get down to it or I'll get into strife come Monday when it's due.

Friday, 19 May 2017

So utterly exhausted that I'm going to bed at 10pm even though I have an essay to write.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Technically, I have an essay due tomorrow.

Thank god for sympathetic lecturers willing to grant extensions.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

When your bestie's livin the dream and you're super happy for her, but you're also living the nightmare...




Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Eating enchiladas and watching Tyler Henry Hollywood Medium is no way to write an essay on children's literature. #LifeFail 

Monday, 15 May 2017

Look I started the essay at least. And I've done all the reading. And I technically have until midnight Friday, so just lay off alright?!

(and maybe I'll take a sickie on Friday to smash it out)

Sunday, 14 May 2017

I honestly don't know how people commute from Ballarat to Melbourne on a daily basis. It's fucking exhausting. Or maybe that's just because of what I have to deal with when I'm up there...

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Spending the day brunching, shopping, Book of Mormon-ing and eating with one of the Radelaide besties was exactly what my poor, tortured brain and heart needed.

Friday, 12 May 2017

This week has been a shitshow and a half. 5pm can't come soon enough.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

My acupuncturist is a miracle worker. I no longer feel the desire to tell the world to go fuck itself and jump off a cliff.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

One thing. I'd just appreciate ONE FUCKING THING going right in my life for a change please.

Is that really too much to ask?

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Oh I'm sorry, you're giving the job I've been doing for months to someone who doesn't even have experience in our industry? Well...



Monday, 8 May 2017

Waiting for news on my job interview got me like...


Sunday, 7 May 2017

How is it already 8:30pm on Sunday? HOW?


Saturday, 6 May 2017

After a long day's driving to/from Ballarat, study went out the window in favour of finishing my recently started binge-watch of The Crown.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Spending an hour or so cuddling a sleeping 4 week old baby was exactly what I needed today.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Job interview done and I think (hope!) done well. 

It's all out of my hands now in any case - no point stressing. 

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

An hour of listening to these two (hilarious) blokes was just what my stressed self needed. I'd totally forgotten that Armando Iannucci was also the creator of Alan Partridge... fucking genius.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Today I got to hang out with 6 border collies for a while as part of Mental Health & Wellbeing Day. Dogs really are the best therapy ever.


Monday, 1 May 2017

WHHHHHHYYYYYY do I always get my second wind at midnight, after a shitty night's sleep the night before, when I've got a full-on day ahead?


Sunday, 30 April 2017

How is it already 11:30pm???

This is going to be an epic week... I had planned to get an early night. Doesn't look as though that's going to happen...

Saturday, 29 April 2017

It's a pretty sad state of affairs when your sofa is actually more comfortable to sleep on than your bed when your back is in spasms.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Some days you just need to say:



and cut out a little bit early to take advantage of a $6 happy hour and an evening of drag cabaret.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Going to Barre was exactly what my achy body needed.

Two margaritas and a crapload of Mexican food was probably not.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

These short weeks are playing havoc with my ability to do my job.


Tuesday, 25 April 2017

When it's 9pm and you've somehow not managed to get a lick of work done all day...