Saturday, August 31, 2013

6WS - relaxing weekend, here's how its done

So I'm sitting on the back deck of a friend of a friends holiday shack on the Yorke Peninsula, the nearest town is about 38km away and the beach is a mere 100 metres away.

With the wonders of modern technology I have just connected to my shiny new mobile wifi despite there not being a mobile tower in site. I'm truly out in the middle of nowhere and the silence is deafening.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A space to call my own

Plain old lemon juice and hot water - nice and soothing for my poor throat which refuses to get better. I finally took a trip to the doctor today and what could she do but recommend steam and rest and tell me it's a virus.

Arrggh... although she did give me Codeine Lixus which is a cough suppressant - kind of fun when I'm very sensitive to morphine based drugs, luckily this stuff just makes me sleep and has no adverse reaction. Sleep has been in short supply the last few weeks because of the cough.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Start as you plan to continue

Today is the beginning of my third week of not working and finally today I began my day pretty much as I plan to continue.

Week 1 was rest and relaxation with my family in Renmark, Week 2 was spent trying to recover from the cough from hell, Week 3 is about getting things happening and still recovering from the cough from hell.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Getting back on track...

So LinkedIn has a link to my dream job today - it says something like this;

"Help wanted: An "enthusiastic" traveler to fly around the globe for a year, all expenses paid, earning $100,000 in salary for blogging about it – and for volunteering to leave each destination a little better than when you found it."!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I'm late, I'm late for a very important date...

So the news had an item on it tonight that tells me flu rates have doubled in Adelaide in the last few weeks - yeah no kidding. I am absolutely sick to death of coughing.

I came home on Sunday, with a little bit of adventure on the way. My alternator gave up the ghost at Blanchetown, which meant I was still 2 1/2 hours from home and stranded at the roadhouse.

Friday, August 16, 2013

No time to be sick, too much to do

Why is when we stop or slow down then our body suddenly thinks it's time to give up the ghost as well? Today is day 3 of feeling rather ordinary and I have a nice croupy cough that makes me sound like a barking dog.

Yesterday I helped my mum slow cook 22 kilos of corn beef for the RSL dinner tonight and we also did all of the vegetable shopping - rest easy I didn't actually breathe on any of it or cough on it.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Dancing in the rain

Someone took the sunshine away today and the rain now falls in a steady stream. I sit at the same outside 'office' desk on mum and dad's verandah and instead of birds today I listen to the pitter patter of rain on the roof. Yet, the words continue to flow from my fingers.

I now realise it's not blue skies and sunshine which make the words appear on my computer screen, it's a feeling of peace and relaxation and the feeling that all is right with my world.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Putting my feet up...

The last few weeks have been tougher than tough and if I had a dollar from everyone who asked me whether I thought I was doing the right thing then I probably could have retired by now.

Who ever knows if they're doing the right thing? You sometimes just have to take a leap of faith and go with your gut feel. I did and I have.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Thanks for the memories

Today is my last day after 12 years with this company. I'm sure to shed many tears in the  hours to come. These words of wisdom from a former boss arrived in my inbox this morning.

"I deeply believe that there is growth and life and miracles outside of our comfort zones and that people frequently miss out on life because they cling to what is familiar;

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

What a week it's been...

It's been a big week in more ways than one and yes I've been noticeably absent for many reasons, the least of which was a horrible stomach bug that laid me flat for two days over the weekend.

So other than two days of being up close and personal with my pillow, I have been kind of busy. The more exciting things which have been happening;