Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Grumble Bum Again

I'm back at work today and have still got the grumps. But at least I am out of the 33+ degree heat.

Why have I got the grumps? Cos I'm feeling ripped off again. It's a whole bunch of things but my work situation pisses me off and I'm just about at the end of my tether. I need a holiday. I plan to take one in March when it is a little cooler and I can enjoy it more. I'd like to go visit my Grandma for her birthday, she will be 80 in March. I don't get to see her as often as I would like to, mostly because the rest of my family sucks. Well, a big proportion of them do.

But let's talk about something that isn't grumpy.

I got a calendar for Christmas that is one of those "New Word a Day" things. You know, where you get a cool word and it's meaning on each page for each day. I think I should set myself a challenge to blog every day, and use that word of the day in the blog! Do you reckon I can do it? I reckon I can have a really good go at it!

Soon I won't have to update two blogs, I will be able to just use this one. Our training programme finishes tomorrow evening and I won't have to do a constant blog for work colleagues to maintain. I think I will bring some of the posts over here cos I really like them. Or I'll just archive it until we need to use it again. If you haven't already looked at the other blog, you'll find it at http://kathx23.blogspot.com

New Years Eve tomorrow night. I'm going to a party at my friend and colleague Robert's house. Will be fun. I have a new outfit to wear. It's all black - I don't normally wear all black, I love colour but this outfit was so pretty I had to have it. I also have a bottle of strawberry champagne to crack at midnight. Yummy!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Summer Sucks

It's hot. I'm grumpy. I don't want to be here or anywhere in Australia right now. I just want to go back to the US and be somewhere cold and comfortable. This time last year I was on the last leg of my trip, just arrived back in Chicago. I had the flu really bad, but it was snowing there and I was with my friends Missy and Danny and their gorgeous three dogs Sasha, Loca and India and I was REALLY happy.

Right now, I just want the heat to go away.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

This Year I Have Learnt

Christmas is almost here. Can you believe it? I am astonished when I realise that it has been a year since I was in America. This time last year I was in New York City, freezing my tail off but loving it. I was just about to go to Michigan to see my cysters Terri and Mandie and their families. It was possibly the most amazing time of my entire life.

So what has happened in my life over the past year? What have I learned about life and myself? Let me see:

  • I can find friends anywhere in the world, simply by being myself.
  • I really did miss the Big Canadian Dude more than words can say.
  • Giving my heart to someone who is only attentive of me when he wants something is a complete waste of my beautiful heart.
  • I really don't like corn syrup in my food.
  • But I love KFC that is fried chicken with mashed potato, green beans and biscuits and gravy.
  • America has bad coffee.
  • Canada has great coffee.
  • Canada has bad donuts
  • America has GREAT donuts.
  • Bullies will never win in the long run.
  • So long as I always act with integrity, no-one can stop me from achieving my goals.
  • I don't have to always be the reliable and responsible one. Sometimes I can just kick back and let other people do the work.
  • A real man knows a woman's worth and is not afraid to acknowledge and appreciate it.
  • Aussie chocolate really does taste better than the American stuff.
  • I can learn anything I want to.
  • I really want to travel more.
  • I need to work less and play more.

I am sure I've learnt a LOT more than these things, but this is a good start.

Let me take this opportunity to wish you all Photobucket

Monday, December 08, 2008

The World's Smartest Mouse

How cool is this little guy huh?