Thursday, 29 May 2008

My memory isn't what it used to be

I blame depression. I really, really do blame depression.

I've found a really simple answer to a lot of problems that a poor memory brings about.

A notebook.

That's it. A notebook.

I have one here at my computer desk. I have one at work.

The one at home I write down things I need to do - usually to do with transferring money, paying bills, anything mowing related.

The one at the Lab I record all phone calls I take in. All messages I have to pass on. Things that I need to remember to do. If I don't, I forget. I have forgotten before. At work that's not a good thing.

Try it - you might like it!

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Back to the cold of Saturday mornings in winter!

And the reason?

Josh has decided to play soccer again! We worked it out tonight that he last played organised sport back in Year 8 - 2005. Then he played soccer, volleyball and basketball. From 2006 to this year he has played nothing . . . except computer games, that is.

Computer games take such a hold. All four boys play them. I would guess that a couple are addicted, or very close to it. We have tried all sorts to steer them away from the screen. I guess we aren't constant enough, though, and end up letting things slip backwards.

Josh also had his beep test during PE at school today. His fitness levels have dropped alot since 2006, too. He has now decided to work on his fitness, both for soccer, and for the next beep test at the end of the term. He's not keen to get up at 6am to run the dogs, though - so there goes my suggestion.

Yesterday Liam was up at 6am - he was off on a kayaking trip down the Sounds with his PE class. They paddled out to Blumine Island (our newest wildlife sanctuary), looked at the historic gun emplacements, camped at the DOC camp, then paddled back again today. He is really feeling the soreness in his arms and legs now. Wonder if he'll want to go to school tomorrow . . .

Sunday, 11 May 2008

Happy Mothers Day

my mum and me; and my nana - my mums mum.

Thursday, 8 May 2008

Monday, Tuesday I was at BOS Print.

Yesterday, today & tomorrow at the Lab.

One Department went live today on the new computer system. Today was crazy. Stressful. Tiring.

The other Departments go live next Monday week. I cannot imagine what it will be like then.

Monday, 5 May 2008


Sunday was spent trying to catch up with the week that had been. All I really wanted to do was sleep, but that wasn’t going to happen.

Spent half the morning disinfecting the kitchen. Everything. Bench top, cupboards, cupboard fronts, fridge, window sills. Just giving it a good clean.

Then we sprinkled stuff on the carpet (don’t ask me what it was called, we used the whole tin and I can’t remember the name) then vacuumed it all up again. Two weeks of mostly rain with kids and dogs inside adds up to a smelly, smelly house. Smells pretty now :-)

Then hard floors were swept and mopped.

Four loads of washing got most of it up to date.

Remind me never to get that behind again.
Remind me to make sure the kids help us to do some sort of housework every night.
Remind me not to turn on the TV or the computer and forget about everything else.

Also remind me that dinner is cooking - argh . . . . . . . gotta go.

Defragmentation Complete

Ah, what wonderful words. I have dreamed of them for so long. And now it’s done.

But of course it really should be done weekly ***sigh***