Happy Sunday! Welcome for coffee just a day later than usual. Take a seat and relax on this grand final day. My apartment looks a bit bare at the moment but I still have coffee, tea or hot chocolate as I haven’t packed my kitchen stuff yet.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you it’s been a stressful week. It started with me finding out my mum in India had a fever and couldn’t Skype me. I spoke briefly to her on Monday and she sounded weak. Then, I couldn’t get in touch with her or my dad on Tuesday and Wednesday morning. So, as an anxious person, I freaked out. Finally, she rang me on Wednesday afternoon and informed me she’d been admitted in hospital the day before. So now, apart from worrying, I was also mad at my dad for not letting me know straightaway. Especially given the history of my mum’s health. It’s frustrating being so far away, being an adult and still not being given all the details.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you my move up the coast is turning out to be way more expensive than I realised. Movers are going to cost almost $1000. Having professional cleaners is almost $500. And yesterday, after having the first lot of tenants come to view my apartment, I realised I’m going to have to change the carpet as it was a question they all asked. I thought I could put it off for a year but maybe not. So that’s another $3600. Fuck. Now would be a great time to win that lottery!
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I took Pebbles to the vet on Thursday for a dental clean. The car ride was torture as was dropping her off as her meowing was loud and pitiful. Since then, she has sort of lost her voice in that her meowing is softer. And she has been coughing. I feel so guilty as when we have rental inspections, I’ve got to take her and Buttons out of the house and in the car which stresses them out heaps. And of course, there’s still the big move in two weeks. Luckily I had the vet prescribe them some phenergen which should hopefully sedate them for the two-hour drive!
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you packing is getting to me. There’s so much stuff even after all the culling I’m doing. I just want to fast-forward to the day after the move!
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you there have been some good things too this week. I went in for my writing job and it’s looking promising. I have to write a couple of webinars and run them later. I will also be creating a podcast for some of the current program we’ve written. I also spoke to the manager of my new job re starting this coming Tuesday and I’m excited. It’s going to be a stressful couple of weeks though as I stay at a friend’s during the week and come home and pack and organise myself for the week ahead.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you on Friday I had a meeting with the founder of the charity I volunteer for – Sydney Pet Rescue and Adoption – and it ended up lasting three hours. We came up with a lot more ideas and hopefully, in addition to writing for their newsletter and being the cat foster coordinator, I might have just talked myself into being a social media manager. Of course, we have to start with the website but hopefully, next year, things will look more organised and we can adopt out some of the kitties we currently have.
If we were having coffee, I’d shut up after all the venting and give you a chance to talk. I’d apologise for being so self-centred but thank you profusely for listening. And I’d offer you a lot more coffee!
So how has your week been?
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Until next time,