anonymoose_au: (Whoops)
11:05pm: And it sucked! Obviously I turned up my water tap too much when I attached the dishwasher hose so I could put it on. I have no idea what happened! I should have gone and checked it when the dishwasher beeped, but it was still making noises like the cycle was still going. But when it stopped and I went into the kitchen to unpack it I found water was practically spurting from the tap and water was all over the floor, sink and table! Even worse, all my daily positive affirmations which I've been forgetting to do since...oh June (gotta get back onto them though) but have kept in my broken penguin cookie jar had been soaked through! D: Thankfully, I was able to put the pieces of paper out on the floor and they've now dried. However in trying to mop up all the water I knocked my penguin jar over and the head was smashed to bits. My poor jar!

However, it's not all terrible news, I decided to look up the new Pusheen cookie jar on E-bay, and had the great luck to find a place that will send it free! It cost me $45, but that's a bargain, especially since it's apparently never going to be sold here. It'll take a while to get here though, but I'm really looking forward to it! :O)

Moving on, today after scripture class, my mother came over and was pleased to see how I've been keeping my house clean, yay! :O) We also discussed dinners - since I don't have much of a repitoire, Mum is of the opinion I need to add more vegetables to whatever it is I cook, she's proabably right, I'm pretty sure I'm not getting all my serves in.

Apart from that, not much else to report, I got to bed early yesterday though (a miracle!) and got to Mrs S's an hour earlier as planned, which meant I finished an hour earlier and got to the gym, so I've done my two of that for this week. :O)

However, it's now late, so I must be off since tomorrow I've got volunteering and a library shift, so I better be ready for it!

For now, goodnight!

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anonymoose_au: (Oww...Aaah...Owwww)
11:18pm: My person! I must have overdone it at the gym...at least on the leg press machine because my hip area was most sore today especially when crouching down to put books away at the library. And I think it might have had a knock-on effect because my lower back started hurting too. Then my shoulders...and now my neck. Son of an ass. Suffice to say I didn't end up going ice skating this afternoon, boooo!

It could also be my orthodics, I still haven't made an appointment to get 'em checked out, which could be screwing with my muscles too.

So...yeah, with this general discomfort I'm not much in the mood to update, but I felt I should because...er...I dunno. :OP I thought I had something to update you all about but I guess I don't really. :OP Although I'm watching my house shows and OMG this kitchen has a red sink?! What the actual Hell? I didn't even know they made such things! Cripes, it's as ugly as you'd expect it to be too. :OP Oh well, at least the taps aren't red...if they were I'd be really creeped out.

Oh yeah! I did see my friend who lives nearby at the library today! That was rather exciting, she's mentioned that she often comes in, but I seem to be busy most of that time so she doesn't say anything. But I wasn't doing much this time so I was able to say 'hello'. Nice. :O)

Right, so I'm gonna wrap this up...and hopefully my person will feel way better tomorrow, because otherwise owwwww.

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anonymoose_au: (Pinkie Pie Bounce!)
11:55pm: Indeed! With Mrs S and the two other carers, it was good times indeed! There was a special on for dinner $15 chicken pamjana with chips and salads, delicious! Although very large portions, I had no room for dessert, which I guess is a good thing since it would have cost me more and I do need to save.

Speaking of which, I was feeling guilty today because shortly after noon I got a call from Mona Vale Library asking if I wanted to come in for a shift this afternoon. However, I'd all ready promised to go in for my volunteering and it would have been too late to reschedule that (although having written t hat I probably could have moved it to tomorrow) plus if I did I would have had to hurry from work to the RSL Club for the Christmas Party and that sort of thing tends to set off my anxiety, which I totally didn't want.

So yes, suffice to say I said I couldn't and then I've felt guilty about it since, I did consider after about half an hour calling back saying I'd changed my mind, but no. What made me feel guilty more than anything was I've been praised before for my flexibilty and willingness to pick up extra shifts. On the other hand you can't just be a doormat for your work and I'm sure this won't impact on my job or anything.

So, rest easy mind!

Also I've managed to dillydallying on this entry so now I have to wrap it up and hit the hay! I've got work tomorrow and I really really need to go to the gym because I haven't gone this week and that's not cool. Especially seeing as it's a waste of my all ready tight finances if I don't actually go!

Oh and sadly I discovered this morning that like an idiot I'd left putting together my Christmas Hamper for the Church's Christmas Appeal! And now it was too late! But I was reassured to hear that the fellow I picked will still get a hamper as they got a surplus of donations. Thank goodness, how crap would I have felt otherwise! Although now I have a CD of 70 hits from the 70s. Hmmm, wonder if I should regift, return it or keep it for myself, LOL. Oh well, at least I got something for the K-Mart Wishing Tree, which I need to drop off tomorrow.

Right, now I really have to go! Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Oww...Aaah...Owwww)
10:00pm: Yes indeed, my ears were terribly blocked! And now that they've been syringed I can hear so much better which makes me think...I must have really had my TV turned up loud the past few weeks. Man, I should be glad the landlord didn't complain.

However, just before heading off to the doctors I got a nasty headache, I took one Nurofen after parking my car, but alas I dropped one of them so ended up only taking one...I thought maybe it'd work, but clearly it didn't. I took two about an hour or two ago but it hasn't really done jack. Also my lower abdomen feels decidedly icky too. So yeah, not a good time here. I'm most annoyed that the pain killers haven't worked and it's not like I can take anymore. I guess, I should just head to bed...which to be honest might be behind all this...As I said last night I need to start work an hour early today but alas I didn't go to sleep an hour earlier. So I'm lacking in sleep.

So I need to get myself to bed at a reasonable hour tonight, since I do have to get up at my regular time to drop my car off to get its service done.

With my general malaise I didn't end up going to the Mall which I had planned to do, or had my tyres look at, but I was thinking that maybe the missing chunk was from way back when I first got the car and hit the kerb rather hard when I was trying to pull over to answer my phone (it turned out to be for the library job, whoo!) in which case it doesn't seem in danger of going flat any time soon.

Anyway, time is getting away from me since I was watching The Last Leg so I better wrap this up.

Hope I feel better tomorrow!

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anonymoose_au: (Oh Bitch Bitch Bitch)
11:36pm: I can't believe my shithouse luck! This evening after work I headed home, figuring my parents might still be there (they were at my Aunt Weed's place today picking up some stuff they'd left in her garage) and while parking in front of the house a car BACKED into me!

And fucked up the front of my car! My poor green machine now has the bumper hanging off AND the wheel panel is bent in such a way I can't open the fucking door!

Imagine my horror as I'm preparing to reverse park after doing a U-turn so I'm facing the right way and all of a sudden there's a crunching noise as a big-ass four wheel drive hits me!

And then compounding that, been unable to get out of my car!!!

In the end the only way to get out was by climbing into the passenger side.

The lady in the car came over and we exchanged details and I called my parents who had left my house long before.

To add insult to injury the lady's car didn't look damaged at ALL!

Fuck!

I've started an insurance claim, but because I might have been reversing (I just can't remember) we might be considered equally at fault so I'll be up for another $600!

Ugh! All this made me cry, a lot so now I have a headache and I need to go to sleep because I have to catch the bus to Mrs S's tomorrow because climbing in and out of the car through the passenger side is not an option.

Fuck.
anonymoose_au: (Whoops)
11:05pm: I opened this tab like an hour and a half ago and I'm only just now starting to type in it. Pft, fail.

Anyway, I'm sorry to say my mental state is still kinda...off...I'm starting to wonder if not having a proper breakfast before taking my anti-depressant is behind it. I mean obviously I have to take it every day, but I do recall reading about the importance of taking it after eating. But maybe I need a bit more than a mandarin and a couple of spoons of yogurt.

Anyway, I felt upset this morning and like I've been saying since Wednesday I can't put a finger on why. I feel that something's missing, but what? I did IM [personal profile] crossover_chick and talk for a bit (thanks, Vic) which made me think maybe it's writing. Like I signed up to Camp NaNo this month with the intention of getting back in the game only to find...I don't know what to write? Like...I've got no inspiration! At all?! I usually make up little stories in my head all the time, even if I never write any of it down and they seem to have gone AWOL too. It's disturbing.

Although having written that out I can see why something seems to be missing...because it is! My creative mojo! Where did it go? Why did it go? And why have I only just noticed this turn of events? Because thinking about it, I'm sure the little narrator in my head has been quiet for a while now. But I just noticed it this Wednesday? Why then? I've been quite happy these past few months - the odd panic attack excepted - scratches head.

The only thing I can think of is that I've been slacking off on my reading since been told about needing to move from the Granny Flat - and even though that's all cleared up now - I haven't got back into it and now my brain is all quiet, with more time to think about bad stuff.

The book I'm currently halfway through is about Roger Federer and one fan's journey watching him play and whatnot. Which perhaps is a bit of a bad choice because sadly even switching channels last night and going to bed didn't work. The Fed-Ex fought back valiantly only to go down in five sets to Freddo. Sigh.

I do have a number of other books to read though so I could look at those! I really should get with the program.

I might also be a bit distressed because last weekend when I went to my grandparents' place I discovered I hadn't put the top on my wart removal stuff properly and some of it leaked on my purple shirt - the one I sewed by hand - and left a stain, which hasn't come off despite washing! Damn, what if it won't come out? I worked so hard on that shirt...

Shakes head.

Anyway, I turned the heater off in preparation for going to bed and now it's getting chilly in here so I'm gonna wrap this up now. Besides I skipped my Russian last night and I really ought to do it now.

Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (I Don't Know...)
10:32pm: I do! I got an email this morning confirming that I'd been chosen as the new tenant and requesting I send a week's worth of rent as a deposit at which point they'd get on with drawing up the lease. So that's a relief!

However, the second part of my title is not so fun :O( I was reading some of my old stories to try and get into the mood for Camp NaNo, but all the seemed to do was make me sad! In fact, I ended up feeling so sad that I actually cried!

Although, I'm actually not all that certain that it was the stories that made me sad or the applying for this library job. Now, I'm sure you're all thinking to yourself "Say wha-? Shouldn't you be excited about this?!" I thought so, but alas...I'm not sure if it's the job for me. Being a Librarian sounds like too much responsibility for me and I'm kind of worried I will get the job and then not be able to do it! At which point I'll be all sorts of screwed because obviously I won't have my job with Mrs S anymore and will have like $14 to live a week with only my part-time library assistant work left. Which I guess is pretty stress inducing.

I'm also worried because Mrs S mentioned to me this morning that she's asked the back-up carer to fish around for anyone who might be interested in doing the five days. She's assured me that if I don't end up getting an interview or anything nothing will happen, but I'm still sort of concerned I might be shown the door. Not that I can blame Mrs S because if I leave she needs someone all ready trained up to replace me, which means starting before I actually get another job. But with my track record this isn't a fun prospect for me.

Let's hope that things turn out for the best.

Now, I was feeling nostalgic and all and so decided to look at my earliest journal entries, but it's not like I've changed all that much in personality. :OP I did however see some interesting things...for example I was big on the Random Meme Generator things - are they even around anymore? - and the first one in this entry caused me much amusement. I rather excitedly went to the date in question to see if I did in fact do anything legendary only to find...all I did on that day's entry was catching up on Memes.

I also stumbled along a meme that said I'd die on 12th August 2017! Obviously, that's not to be taken seriously, but I rather hope I'll remember that so I can see what happens on that day instead. It also, funnily, enough links back into my stories because in my Back to the Future stories 12th August is George and Lorraine's wedding day, LOL.

Maybe I'm also a bit bummed about the loss of the BTTF fandom, the official site got rid of the message boards! Just deleted them, like that! Which in all honesty is pretty uncool, people devoted a lot of time to that and as far as I recall there wasn't even any warning. Although to be honest it shouldn't be a surprised, because a few years before that happened the powers-that-be there got rid of the fanfiction section of the board without so much as a by your leave. Uncool.

Oh dear...I'm watching Wimbledon the Fed-Ex is in the Quarter Finals, but he's not going well having lost the first set! That's alarming! Come on, Fed-Ex!

On the other hand there's in one of the other quarter-finals the Sleeve is there - except he's not wearing his sleeve these days, so I'll have to call him by his name Milos Raonic and he won his first set so that's a relief at least!

Still, come on, Fed!

I can't stay up to watch much more of this game because bed calls. I'm slipping into bad habits re: not gettng enough zzzs and I can't let that happen.

And dang, the weather people got it right and now the rain is coming down....I wonder if it'll keep on to tomorrow, which if so will suck because it's towel washing day at Mrs. S's.

And I've set my TV to turn off in half an hour, but I've changed over to Le Tour because when Fed-Ex isn't going well I feel like I'm bad mojo to him!

Anyway, enough babbling, I bid you all goodnight!

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anonymoose_au: (Oh Save Me Jeebus)
10:16pm: What did I fuck up? My car...my poor lovely car! I was pulling out of the Aldi parking lot at Mona Vale when I completely scrapped up the left side of my car! D: The sound of the metal crunching was so loud! I didn't pull over right away but as I drove past a big picture window I saw all the scraps and dents and it only got worse when I got out and took a closer look. Paint has been scratched off completely in places! There's areas that are dented in...and it's an absolute mess. D:

And now, when I drive around I feel like people are judging me when I drive because...well if you saw a car as badly fucked up as mine you'd wonder what the Hell they'd done too!

It was bad enough when I was reversing out of the parking spot and clipped my wing mirror, to complete mess up the car! I can't believe that happened! And I was so relieved because when I got to work at the library this morning the Librarian on Duty came up with a piece of paper and said that at the end of the month and into April the council is looking for people to man a booth in the library to let people comment on the situation with the Council Mergers (long story, some dumb thing the State Government is doing), which will be paid! So I was super quick to put my name down for a few.

Of course now...650 of those dollars now have to go to paying for the car! Well, thank God I have insurance because that's how much the excess is. The smash repairer said that had I been uninsured it would have cost nearly $4,000! That's half the cost of the car!

That was another patch of good luck, I found a smash repairer who was open on Saturdays and was able to bring the car in for a quote, the man there provides hire cars so I'll get one while mine is getting fixed. The only problems were he doesn't have a hire car to offer until Wednesday and secondly, he's not an NRMA (my insurance company) recommended repairer (although he does have a plaque from them in his office) so NRMA have to send an accessor out in person to sign off on the repairs before the panel beating can start.

Which better not be too long because the car's rego is due on 17th March and I need to get a pink slip! Actually the smash repairer guy said he could arrange that - he knows the mechanics in the area - but I still need to arrange the car's yearly service - I was hoping to do that together with the pink slip...

Oh and finally just to put an icing on the cake of bad luck...I called the NRMA from the car and stupidly sat in it with the aircon on, but the engine off and when the time came to turn the engine on so I could drive home....

The battery was flat as a pancake.

So like a total loser I had to go back to the Smash Repairers, where I'd just been to give the man the claim number and ask if he could give me a jump start. He very kindly did, but as a result I had to drive around for no good reason for half an hour and there's still a slight chance the car might not start tomorrow.

Ugh, so not a good day. Plus I was planning on going skating tomorrow morning to see what it would be like, but as I said I hate the thought of driving around in my car when it looks so sad. Plus, as I think I've mentioned previous that time o' the month is drawing closer and my knee is sore.

In other news, I haven't done the Memes is so long I can't even remember which ones I haven't done...but i think I've got it right starting with

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14/2/16

:The Theme from Love Story (1970):


1) The very popular tagline for this movie is, "Love means never having to say you're sorry." Here's your chance to rewrite it. "Love means being able to laugh at/with each other."

2) The movie was famous for a montage of the lovers frolicking in the snow. Do you enjoy sledding, skating, skiing, snowball fights, snowmen, etc.? Or do you just want spring to hurry up and get here? Well, we don't get snow in Sydney...at least not since the 70s. I enjoy ice skating of course and also skiing although I haven't done the latter in ages. And as I'm in the Southern hemisphere it's now autumn and winter is coming...which I'm none too pleased about.0

3) In the movie, Oliver asks his father for $5,000. The money is required for wife Jenny's hospital treatment, but Oliver is too proud to tell his father why he needs it. Adjusted for inflation, $5,000 in 1970 is $30,000 today. How much would you be willing to lend a friend or family member without knowing the reason? Uh...I guess it depends? I don't have much money myself, but if they were really desperate I could probably stretch to lend $1000.

4) In the movie, Jenny is the daughter of a baker who owns a little shop in Cranston, Rhode Island. Think of the last baked goods you consumed. Were they home made? Did you buy them from a bakery, the grocery store, or a coffee shop, like Starbucks? It was a mini-blueberry muffin from Woolies, and it was very tasty.

5) In 1970, when the movie was first released, California's First Lady Nancy Reagan said she liked it but was upset to hear Ali MacGraw's character swear. What's the curse word you use most often? (Feel free to spell it with *'s, in case Nancy Reagan stops by Sat. 9) Hasn't Nancy Reagan died? I'm pretty sure she has. Anyway, the ship has sailed on the swearing :OP and I think you can guess what my favourite word is.0

6) Now 75, Ali MacGraw has let her famous hair go gray. She says she's glad to "look like a grown up." Do you feel your age? Or older or younger than your years? Nope, I feel way younger than my years. But then I've usually felt like that.

7) MacGraw and her Love Story co-star Ryan O'Neal are currently on tour in the play, Love Letters, and they're drawing big crowds of fans who remember them in their famous film. Tell us of another movie couple you felt had romantic chemistry. Uh...I dunno. No-one really comes to mind.

8) Red is the signature color of Valentine's Day. Are you wearing red right now? There's a few bits of red on my boxer shorts.

9) Because Valentine's Day is such a big day for chocolate ... would you prefer a large, solid milk chocolate heart or a small box of four assorted chocolates? I want the heart! Yum! :OD

21/2/16

:Sixteen Tons (1955):


1) 16 tons = 32,000 pounds, because there are 2,000 lbs. to a ton. Without looking it up, do you know how many ounces are in a pound? I haven't got a clue.

2) The singer describes himself as having "a mind that's weak and a back that's strong." Think about yourself. Which feels more powerful today, your body or your brain? Quite frankly neither. What with the sore knee and general discomfort and my lack of attention that resulted in severe car damage. :O(

3) The poor chap in this song has money troubles. Are you good at sticking to your budget? I am, but let's not discuss money right now.

4) Tennessee Ernie Ford snapped his fingers as he recorded this song. It's been said that while it's possible to snap your fingers of both hands, the noise is louder with your "dominant hand." (So if you're a rightie, the finger snap will be louder with your right hand.) Try it yourself. Did you find this to be true? I can't snap the fingers on either hand, I do't know why, but I can't. Maybe because I have weak fingers? Although I have been working on them and there's still no finger snapping to be had.

5) Mr. Ford appeared as "Cousin Ernie" in three episodes of I Love Lucy. What's your all-time favorite sitcom? Excluding The Simpsons I'm gonna say Frasier, great show. :O)

6) Tennessee Ernie took the money he made from his performing career and invested in a California cattle ranch. Think back to the last beef your ate. How was it prepared? It was a beef burger, which I had between two slices of toast with melted cheese and tomato sauce on the patty.

7) Mr. Ford passed away at age 72 in 1991. That year, Dr. Seuss also died. What's your favorite Dr. Seuss book? Eh, I don't recall actually reading that much Dr. Seuss. Although our family did have a "My First Alphabet" book which I really liked.

8) Gene Roddenberry also died that year. Mr. Roddenberry is best known as the creator of Star Trek. Who is your favorite Star Trek character? Eh, never watched it, so I don't have one.

9) Random question: We're having smoothies. What's your favorite? Dunno, never had a smoothie...I guess strawberry? Or maybe watermelon.

28/2/16

:The Times of Your Life (1976):


1) This song is all about memories. How far back can you remember? What's your earliest memory? I remember lying in the hallway of our house in Canberra.

2) The first line is "Good morning, yesterday." What do you remember about yesterday morning? That I was in a bit of a hurry because I had to get to work earlier than usual and even though I'd set the alarm earlier I didn't take into account that I need to wash my hair. I managed to do it all though.

3) This song was originally a 60-second jingle, featured in a commercial for Kodak film. Do you ever use film? Or are all your pictures digital? Nope, all digital now. I haven't used film in forever.

4) Who took the most recent photo of you? Uh...myself I think?

5) This week's featured artist, Paul Anka, was born in Canada and enjoyed appearing in a made-for-TV Perry Mason movie with fellow Canadian, Raymond Burr. Do you enjoy courtroom dramas? Hmmm, I do enjoy the odd Law & Order episode, but I perfer the police procedural more.

6) At 15, Anka won a supermarket contest by collecting the most Campbell soup can wrappers. The prize was a trip to New York. Do you enter contests and sweepstakes? Play the lottery? Wow, that's a fab prize! I wonder how many he had to collect though. Anyway, nah I don't, I need to save my money.

7) This year Paul Anka performed throughout Florida (Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Clearwater and Fort Myers). The Sunshine State is a popular vacation destination. Do you have a favorite spot in Florida? Never been, but Disney World sounds very cool.

8) In 1976, the year this song was on the charts, an earthquake hit China. Have you ever experienced an earthquake? Nope. They're not that common in Australia.

9) Random question: Do you know CPR? I know CPR, I know CPR. :OP Could I actually do it in a high pressure situation though? I don't know.

5/3/16

: FortyFive Seconds (2015):


1) The very bad day described in this song began promisingly enough. The lyrics tells us, "Woke up an optimist, sun was shining, I'm positive." How did your day begin? Hmpf! The same way.

2) This song refers to Monday morning. What's on your plate for Monday? Work at Mrs S's and then the day is pretty much open.

3) The lyrics request, "promise you'll pay my bail." Have you ever had to bail anyone out of jail? (Or have you been bailed out?) Nope on both counts!

4) Rihanna gets top billing in this all-star trio. She says that when she was a little girl, she used to walk around singing "A Whole New World" from Disney's Aladdin. What's your favorite song from a Disney movie? Ha ha, I like that song too! But my favourite would be Part of Your World from The Little Mermaid.

5) Rihanna dated outfielder Matt Kemp when he was with the LA Dodgers. Opening Day is less than a month away. Are you a baseball fan?
No, I'm an Aussie! Although we are getting games down here...

6) Kanye West also sings on this week's song. When he was a little boy, he spent a year in China with his mother. Have you ever lived overseas (as opposed to just visiting on vacation)? Really? That's interesting! Our family didn't spend a year but we did go for four months and spent two of them in Great Britain, my brothers and I even went to school for half a term. Good times.

7) Mr.West is part owner of the Fatburger chain. Do you like grilled onions on your burger? That name doesn't bode well...to answer your question though, nope don't care for onions at all.

8) This week's third artist, Paul McCartney, is a vegetarian. Think about your most recent meal. Did it include chicken, pork, or beef? Eggs or dairy? Chicken. I made my terrayki chicken legs, good eatin'.

9) Paul was born at 2:00 PM on a Thursday. Do you know what day of the week you were born? Do you know the exact time? Not sure of the day...but it was about 9:35pm.

Right, better wrap this up.

Wish me a better day tomorrow!

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anonymoose_au: (Oh Save Me Jeebus)
11:52pm: Do not appear they will be coming to fruition. :O(

Firstly I wanted to write a decent entry but I need to get my butt to bed ASAP so I can't.

But more importantly, I noticed today that I don't have anymore shifts at the library in the next two weeks! When I asked my co-worker today - who does the shifts - she told me that I'm not going to be able to count on getting work there unless someone happens to be sick! Firstly, due to worries about budget the library manager is going to work on the desk over the next few weeks even though various full-time employees are taking annual leave. And then after Easter the new library assistants will be starting. D:

This is very bad news for me because in April and May Mrs S will be away and I'm pretty sure I'll only be getting paid for 3 hours a week for those two months. I should still be able to pay for my rent and food with the money I make from my weekend job at Mona Vale, but I was going to buy health insurance and stuff! O.o And what about the gym? And petrol money? Dad said he and Mum can help me out, but daaaamn. And I was just about to let my co-worker know I'd be available any weekday for those eight weeks.

I'll have to call Dee Why Library and remind them instead, I guess, I haven't got a shift from them in ages but perhaps they've just forgotten about me? And perhaps Mona Vale will have shifts available too. One thing's for sure, I'd rather not have to stuff around trying to get Centrelink to get New Start.

Bah!

And now, I'm off...goodnight all.

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anonymoose_au: (Default)
10:41pm: I don't know if it was because I had to get up early - although I did go to bed earlier to compensate - but this morning I felt really nauseous, like really gross. Except that I didn't really hit me until I was driving to work at which point I realised I didn't have my mobile phone so I couldn't call my mother for support or even Mrs. S to say I couldn't come. So instead I had to keep driving, but alas I ended up in the midst of a full-blown panic attack. It's been a really long time since I've had one and it got pretty bad, so bad I ended up scratching myself, ugh, and I've been so good about that! It looks rather nasty, but it should clear up by the Halloween Party at least.

Like I said though, I have no idea what brought it on...although looking at my app, I see I'm about a week from that dreaded time o' the month. I'm starting to think I'm getting some hardcore PMS or something, I seem to recall feeling pretty gross a week out last month and maybe even the month before that. I should probably look into that...

Anyway, I managed to survive work and felt quite a bit better by the end of it, or at least by the time I popped back home to get my mobile, so I was able to go to Gilmour Shoes to exchange the black shoes from yesterday for red ones that are a bit bigger. LOL, they're pretty much Pope shoes.

Then it was off to the gym where I did my work out and then to the shops were I made some purchases including a watermelon, niiice - although I haven't had any yet, bit too late now alas.

Moving on...the dress. I'm a little worried because tonight I finished butting the bias tape on, reattaching the zip, hemming the skirt before trying to attach both pieces together with a temporary stitch. And...I'm a bit concerned, for one thing...the bodice is kind of too long and I'm not sure if I should risk cutting it or just leave it as is - the problem with that is the boning is a bit too long as well and it's poking me a bit.

Also, I think maybe the fabric has stretched a bit because the bodice seems a little loose, looser than when I put it on a few days ago. Weird...

I took a picture, but it's kind of blurry since the lighting in my bedroom isn't good, so I won't show you it.

I sure wish I could figure out how to make it fitted...I thought the boning would help with that, but it doesn't seem to have done so.

Well, not sure if I'll be able to do much with it tomorrow because I've got a two hour shift at the Warringah Mall Library tomorrow (nice!) plus I have to apply for the job there (don't forget!)

Anyway, it's getting late, so I better head off now and get my zzzs.

Wish me luck tomorrow!

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anonymoose_au: (Oh Save Me Jeebus)
9:26pm: Because it's made me worried about my waist circumference (my BMI is fine, but that can be sort of dodgy) and uhoh, it's not too good. In fact it's periliously close to the high danger category - unless I've measured wrong. Dang, how concerning. I thought I was looking a little rotund in the gut area, guess I'll have to keep up the squats at the gym! And keep away from the Nutella...again (that bastard).

Speaking of the gym, I meant to go today, my abdomen was being a jerk so I didn't, which is rather annoying seeing as I took my gym bag with me. But it was also library volunteer day and I was all out of steam by the end of that, I tell you some of those Home Library Service clients make it hard...like people who want 20 books each time. Man, some people read a lot!

However! I did manage to go to the hardware shop and get some sandpaper for my bathroom vanity - a couple of weeks ago I put my straightner on it in the incorrect manner and it melted some of it leaving a rather sharp point. As you can imagine this makes wiping it clean with the sponge hard to do because it gets caught. Long story short, I explained this to the hardware shop guy who got me the right grade of sandpaper and now it's no longer a hazard.

I mopped the floor this morning before leaving, as I promised Mum I would, so go me, except I kind of left it a bit late and thus ended up missing the bus, which kind of stressed me out a bit even though I have the car and drove that. But you know, I had things all planned out in my brain etc.

And I burned the top of my mouth eating dinner, ow...why I gotta do this to myself? Fail.

What else to report? Well, the Fed-Ex is up against Murray in the semi-final of Wimbledon, will the Fed continue to be awesome? Will Murray make Britain proud? I hope for Roger! This is the 10th time he's been in a Wimbledon semi, and if he gets to the final it could be an 8th Wimbledon title for the Fabulous Fed.

Now, the new Embarrassing Bodies is on so I shall be off to watch that! :O) Tomorrow is the pyschiatrist appointment so I need to get to bed at a reasonable hour so I get enough zzzzs.

Wish me luck, then!

Goodnight all!

PS. Oh wait, I've checked it out and it turns out I was measuring the wrong way, no need to panic people, remain calm! :O)

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anonymoose_au: (Whoops)
11:33pm: So this morning I got up and went to start up my computer to discover a horrible message on the screen - telling me that Hard Disk failure was imminent! What the fuck? I've never seen such a warning before! I had no idea what happened! I've had heaps of laptops and computers and a hard drive has never threatened to die on me before.

All I can say is, fuuuuck! After spending $300 on it to fix the hinge and the keyboard now it has to go and do this? Fuuuckk. Suffice to say I don't have the money to take it to the computer shop <>again nor do I particularly want to though I'm tossing up on whether to buy a hard drive and install it myself - it seems to be a relatively easy procedure. In the meantime, I'm using my old Dell laptop and I've most of my documents onto this computer as well - although I'm suddenly reminded there's a few things I haven't yet. Damn.

Once I managed to get online I investigated this imminent failure business and I'm rather concerned it might have been caused by me leaving my laptop on...but I'm not sure, because it does power down when I shut the lid and everything, but I suppose it's not entirely the same as switching the thing off and perhaps it overheated - especially considering the weather we've been having lately. Fuuuuck, did I bring this on myself? I fail.

To add insult to injury I was cutting my fingernails this afternoon when I somehow managed to get my cuticle and now I've got a hang-nail, ow damn.

Anyway, before I go here's one Meme:

Booking Through Thursday

2014

What was your favorite book (or books) for 2014? What reading really caught your attention? Sparked your interest? Changed your world? Made you laugh?

Hmmm, well I certainly enjoyed Mao's Last Dancer and The Happiest Refugee both autobiographies by some amazing gentlemen. Truly inspiring stuff. The latter was written by a comedian so that made me laugh too! :O)

And now, I'm going to wrap this up, tomorrow I'm going to visit my grandparents and my parents. Hopefully I'll also be able to get some swimming in, with the weather being so hot.

Wish me luck with my computer issues...

Goodnight all!

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Oh Shit...

Nov. 2nd, 2014 08:37 pm
anonymoose_au: (Oh Save Me Jeebus)
8:27pm: I have to get to bed in about half an hour, the problem is...I've just realised that the assignment that was going to cause me the most trouble was actually due LAST Wednesday! Oh my God, I thought it wasn't due until next week! Fuck! I don't know if I should email my teacher and ask for an extension or just try and finish the thing in the half hour I have left to get to bed. Shit, shit, shit. I have no idea how I messed this up.

And all this with the Clinical Placement starting tomorrow! If ever I didn't need the stress...

At least I have lunch for tomorrow, today I went with Mum to my Uncle Sam's house where his family, Aunt Weed and her boyfriend along with Grandpa and M were there for a late celebration of Sam and Weed's birthday (he was born on the 6th October and she was born on the 8th...or maybe it was the other way around?) and there was enough food left over for me to take some home.

I also got to see my cousin Mack's newly renovated bedroom, it's really pretty damn swish, a loft bed and everything.

Anyway, I have no time to write anything else, I need to work out what to do and get to bed on time!

Pray for Moose!

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anonymoose_au: (Whoops)
10:56pm: Well, on the plus side, the net's working again (Mum's friend's husband reset the router in the main house when I got home from TAFE today), but I have discouraging news, firstly the library job at Woolhara I was so excited about applying for required staff management experience which I do not have, so no applying there. And then when I went to my email to see if the Library Association had any new jobs up to find an email from the City of Sydney Library's telling me thanks for applying, but no dice.

Damnit, this is most discouraging! And I'm feeling a bit worried about the Clinical Placement which I'm set to do in just two weeks. It's the possibility of having to interact with gross bodily fluids that's putting me off, oh man, can I hack it? And if not, what am I going to do? With no luck in library, admin or even sale assistant jobs I have nowhere else to go - Aged Care work is pretty much the only industry looking for workers. Why do I fail, man?

Anyway, I was reminded yesterday that I haven't gone back for my laser treatment on my chin and upper lip, so I have to call about that, unless of course I've all ready had my 8 treatments - although I thought I paid for 10? - if so though it's a bit of a blow because there's still some growth going on and I can't afford laser treatment with no job!

Enough complaining, though...let's catch up on those Memes a bit.

Starting with Friday! )

Well, I'll have to do the rest of them later because it's bedtime for this Moose! I got woken up earlier than usual this morning by the double doors of the flat banging in the wind (not that they had blown open, but they were rattling in the door jamb) and just as I got up and put something in front of the door and went back to bed my alarm went off! Do'h!

So yes, off to bed! Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Oh Bitch Bitch Bitch)
9:46pm: Gawd, when I woke up this morning I felt pretty good, but after about half an hour the abdominal pain was back D: And it hasn't let up much all day, although I did take some Buscopan which too the edge off a bit and the headache was gone at least. Still...it's this damn irritating sort of burning pain in the lower abdominal area and I'm paranoid about the rye bread so I can't do my usual go-to-thing for digestive pain which is eat bread. Bah! I tried some crackers, but eh.

Anyway, I'm sure you don't want to hear me bitch about that, so I guess I can use this early updating time to catch up on the Memes:

The Friday ones at least )

Well, I gotta go to work tomorrow, so I guess I better turn in...I sure hope that makes me feel better!

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anonymoose_au: (Oh Bitch Bitch Bitch)
11:20pm: Well, one would never imagine they'd be quoting Biff, but I have cause to today. I wasn't able to go and get EPL today because as the machine only just came back today, they'll call me to make an appointment tomorrow.

Anyway, I hadn't heard from them by the time I left today, but I had to go pick up my drink bottle from work, which I did, so I popped by the Computer Repair shop to see how my hard drive was going and worse news! I've really stuffed it up and according to the lady it'll cost $300 to fix! Or actually they're not even sure if that will result in complete data recovery, uuugh... can I even justify that? I mean now I'm moving back to the parental units I look to be able to save quite a bit, but still...

And what if I pay all that money and half of my stuff isn't even recoverable. Uuuugh! Definitely going to have to back up to the cloud, because I suck at keeping hold of hard drive devices which is obviously necessary for safe storage!

So friends! Give me advice... my stories! Should I attempt to save them and damn the expense? Or should I cut my losses? Thing is while some of the stories are online not all are and I'd really hate to lose them...

So yeah...although the question must be asked, where the Hell did Biff get $300?! In the 50s no less? Must have robbed a bank.

And in closing, did you know they have sprints in Nordic skiing? I did not know this! It's a skiaton! I love it, LOL.

Right better wrap this up, only 20 minutes til midnight and since I was at my friend's surprise birthday party tonight, I haven't had a chance to check on my apps tonight. But oh! It was a fab party with my friend being super surprised, lots of yummy food (pizza, mud cake, watermelon, grapes!) Plus my cupcakes were well received, yay.

Right off I go!

Night!

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anonymoose_au: (Oww...Aaah...Owwww)
9:37pm: Well, dang, I think I need to see the podiatrist again to get my orthodics adjusted because my legs are really quite sore after work today, particularly the knee area. Only problem is that now I'm poor I can't afford to go! My private health insurance does it even cover podiatry - which is some serious BS - so no help there. I might have to do it anyway because if I'm going to get a job as a cashier or something I'm going to be standing up a lot and I can't afford to have sore feet!

In other news tomorrow is the big Centrelink appointment and Mum is here because she'll be coming with me tomorrow. I hope we learn some good news, although I totally need to get my act together, because if I can't get a job of some description I'll never be able to stay in the apartment! As it I can't imagine ever having a stable enough job to get a mortgage or anything, it looks like I'll have to use the Bank of Mum and Dad to get on in life! Unless I find some special skill which I can exploit...Maybe I could make Pinkie Pie plushies LOL.

Anyway, my father was irrated at me before Mum and I left for my apartment this evening, because he was trying to give me job finding advice and I was kind of being an ass and always having a comment to reply with. He did have some good ideas, which I really must do and report back to him. Apparently he's kind of stressed out wondering what will become of me career-wise and I hate making him worry because he's got a lot on his plate right now.

Sigh, then there's the whole moving out of Newtown to take care of the parental house while they're staying at my grandparents' place while M and Grandpa are away on a cruise. I've mentioned this before, but I'd sooo rather do anything else, moving all my crap from the big wardrobe in my apartment is just a tremedous pain in the ass. On the other hand, it would allow me to give my parents some extra money, which apparently they could really use. Bah! Difficult decisions and I suck at non-difficult decisions!

Well, I better catch up on those Memes )

Right the appointment is at 9:45 tomorrow so I better get to bed, on a final note, my mother put all of the coffee mugs in the dishwasher before we left on Saturday (after coming to get my tennis clothes) and ruined my Agatha Christie mugs! D: This is a pretty big blow because the came as part of a gift for subscribing to the Agatha Christie Magazine/Book Collection. Serious bummer right there. Oh well, at least the set of coasters are safe at the parentals...

Oh and one last thing, Mum and I took advantage of my free birthday meal this evening at Nandos but it turned out to be a bit a schmoozle when we misunderstood the cashier and ordered our chicken with a mild sauce instead of the lemon and herb! And as far as my palate was concerned there was nothing mild about it! Most disappointing, oh well at least the chips were good, and it was free.

And I ate the last piece of my birthday cake this evening, ah the dream is over. :OP

Right, now I must be off, but I'd just like to wish my friend [personal profile] nashira a very Happy Belated Birthday! I can't believe I missed it, so embarrassing. Hope it was a good day though!

Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Oh Save Me Jeebus)
11:08pm: It really, really hasn't been. Seriously, did I get cursed or what? I suppose though after all he stress of this week it's not totally unsurprising that my IBS has decided to freak out on me. Although, I started out feeling fine this morning, then just as I was about to leave for work there were bathroom issues which has left me with abdominal pains all day long. They were so bad by the time I headed home I had to give up on my idea to go and get my license, that and the horrible weather.

In fact I ended up going to the parent's house, which turned out pretty well as the bus stop I got off at was across the road from Coles. Somehow I'd left my umbrella at work and even worse O wore sandals today so my feet were soaked! However, after going into Coles I called my mother who also happened to be stopping at the shop to get bread and milk so I was able to meet up wit her and get a ride to the parentals without further foot soaking.

But the pain. I took some of my Buscopan but worse luck it's hardly worked at all, fuck. Plus I ended up getting a headache, I took paracetamol for that thought which has helped. Abdominal pain remains constant, crap.

As you can imagine this has screwed up my attempt to catch up with NaNo quite severely. At least I still have plot points in mind, but the word count is truly absymal, take a look:



28554 / 50000 words. 57% done!

Ugh less then 400 words written today. Sigh! I'm going to try and get to at least 500 before I turn in, so I'll bid you all goodnight.


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anonymoose_au: (Oh Save Me Jeebus)
7:10pm: Yep, I totally exceeded myself in fucking my shit up today. As you may remember from yesterday I mentioned that I needed to get up a bit earlier than usual tomorrow so I could pick up my Birth Certificate from the Post Office before heading to work.

But not only did I not get up early...I got up late...really, really late. I'm supposed to start work at 10:30 am, the time I woke up? 11am.

I couldn't believe it! I grabbed up my mobile and called the Newsagency right away, as you can guess the boss wasn't too pleased to hear my story. I said that I'd come in as quickly as possible - I'd even call Mum to come pick me up (although as I later found out, that wouldn't have been possible), but he told me not to bother because and I quote "there's plenty of other girls chomping at the bit to get extra hours". This is just awful. My job as a cashier requires no special skills and there's other employees who work there who are no longer in school anymore. This basically translates into no job security whatsoever and I could very well go to work next Monday to discover I'm not needed anymore.

Worst of all in the short term is that I've lost $158 in pay. My budget situation is so tenuous this means that I'm going to have to dig into my savings unless a) I somehow manage not to shop for food for the next six weeks (yeah, no) or b) get some extra shifts at the newsagency (most unlikely thing ever after today's cock up).

And worst of all is this all could have been avoided if I had only double checked my mobile phone before going to bed that my alarm was set. Turns out that I had set it on Tuesday only, which is why it didn't go off.

Fuck man. This is something which has happened to me in every job I've worked for...failing to set my alarm and waking up late. You think I would have learned? But no. Although this is the first time I've been told not to come in at all.

To add to the bad news I haven't heard from Manly Library yet, they didn't say for sure they'd call on Monday, but I'm not feeling all that hopeful.

And I didn't eat a proper breakfast and all this stress made my IBS flare up in a bad way, but it seems to have settled now. I hope... I don't need this BS.

Ugh! And to further add insult to injury I haven't touched my NaNo today, this wouldn't be so bad if I wasn't so far behind on it, but I can't really...afford not to. But I suppose I'll just have to see if I can get the muse to wake up at all.

On that note, I'm wrapping up this tale of woe. I should go onto my Uni website, the last subject I need to do for my Masters starts today and there's all ready info posted up about it. At least I can not fail at something.

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ETA 11:55pm: Did at least manage to get some writing done...so it wasn't a complete loss of a day. :O/



22374 / 50000 words. 45% done!

Ouch!

Sep. 5th, 2013 10:17 pm
anonymoose_au: (Oww...Aaah...Owwww)
9:52pm: Well damn, I must have eaten something or too much of something because my poor digestive system has decided to play up. Damn it, and it's been going so well. :O( I went to the gym after work thinking that might help and I did complete my work out, but the lower abdominal area was still most uncomfortable so I decided screw it, I'll go to my parents. Which is where I am now, although the pain remains. And I've also realized I have a problem, what am I going to wear tomorrow? I thought I left some black trousers here for just this sort of thing, but they're not here. Oh dear...I may have to wear the green pants I wore today, which will be kind of awkward... Failing that I guess I could wear my black leggings although I think they might be a bit too tight. Oh dear indeed!

Anyway, apart from the stomach pain, I-very also had a headache on and off all day and there has been much sleepiness. Didn't help that I woke up half an hour earlier than I needed to this morning (set the wrong alarm), so I guess I should be glad there's nothing good on TV tonight so I can turn in early.

Really early it seems since the Meme isn't up! Shocking!

Anyway, I should do that because this Saturday is going to be busy as Hell and I need all my faculties to get through it.

Stupid IBS, why you gotta bring me down like this?

Goodnight all!

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