Sunday, March 21, 2010

A little overwhelming

This semester is proving to be a little bit overwhelming as far as the amount of work that I have to do. I don't think I have ever had to do fifteen readings per week before in the last four years that I have been at uni. Considering each of these courses each have only two assignments I would not have thought the course would be so demanding but I am finding myself at week four already behind. The study load is really not fair, it's too much. Oh well, that's enough complaining I should go back to my reading now.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

What a nightmare

Well last night was absolutely horrendous, I worked a 4 hour shift at Woollies and then was kindly dropped off at the bus stop by a girl from work as I would otherwise have missed my bus. It was important that I make it to the bus as it was 9:30pm and the next bus or train would not be until 10:20pm, so all was good ... until I got out of the car and left my mobile phone in her car. I had my phone out as I was trying to call mum and dad to see whether they would be able to pick me up from work or whether they'd be picking me up from Elizabeth once I got there. the worst part was that I didn't know if I had left it in her car or if I had stupidly dropped it in the car park when I got into the car. The stupid thing was on silent so even though I called it from a payphone straight away in an attempt to get her to turn around she didn't hear it. I was freaking out because I was running out of coinage for the payphone and didn't know what to do. I rang my husband and told him and he said he'd call my parents but then my bus came so like an idiot I got on the bus and went to Elizabeth, where I went straight to the nearest payphone to call my husband again to see if he had been able to get in touch with mum and dad. He had...they were at Salisbury looking for me. What a wally, so I was scared out of my brain because there had been drunk people at Salisbury, there were drunk people at Elizabeth and i did not have the security of my mobile phone in case of emergency. When mum and dad got to Elizabeth they said they had called my mobile phone and the girl who dropped me off had found it and answered it and would drop it off at work in the morning. How lovely. The only problem was that when mum and dad picked me up my husband was on the phone in the process of barring the Sim card so that we wouldn't get a big bill if I had dropped it in the car park. What a nightmare. In the end I have my phone back and there was nothing to be worried about, but that didn't stop me from being in a ridiculous state last night. How embarrassing.

Until next time

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Week 1

Well, I am almost finished my first week at my new store and I have finished my first week back at uni for 2010 and it has been a good week. Firstly, work has been good; I was rostered two shifts and got called in for a third for a total of about 18 hours for the week which is excellent. I am enjoying working at Parabanks and have met some nice people, tomorrow will be the test though, I am working from 8-5.30pm on checkout, something which I have not done in a very long time, lets see how my back treats me after that shift. Anyway, uni this week was good too, I only had lectures this week so my days were not too filled up but next week will be full on. I cannot believe how much reading I have to do already, which is precisely what I am going to be doing once I finish this blog.

Almost forgot, update on my weight loss, it has been almost three weeks now and I have lost a total of 4.3kg which is good. I just wish that all the extra protein we are eating wasn't costing so much, for a household of two plus two cats we very rarely spend over $150 on groceries for a fortnight, this time we shopped for a week and it cost us...$250. It's enough to make you want to stop eating. John has lost a total of 5.8kg which is really excellent, I am so glad we are doing this. It's so good that others can see the results of our efforts, it's strange though that neither of us can really see the difference other than that buttons don't gape and belts have to be tightened. I know...hang in there it'll be obvious soon enough but I would just like to see my second chin disappear or something, you know something more encouraging. Anyway...I had better go and do that reading for uni.
Until next time