Last weekend Matthhew very mercifully got me a new phone.
The above picture I shared with Jessie on messenger, but I have to share it here too. It accurately captures how my enthusiasm outshone my skills with the new device. I am slowly learning.
I have been carrying around my old (but not trusty) blackberry for 4 and a half years. I was going to wait until it died to replace it, but it never died. The tracking button was losing some momentum though. Anyway, Matthew got me a very sleek samsung, so I celebrated by getting an instagram account. hashtag cat pictures!!!
Find me, follow me, admire my beautiful cat.
Speaking of the cat, last night we took her to get a manicure. ...Because we tried to DIY on Wednesday, and she gave us such hell that we had to outsource the job. It was much easier to
- put her in her carrier
- drive her to the vet
- wait 20 mins surrounded by large dogs
- and pay $13 whole dollars
Since last I blogged, we snuck in a quick trip to Melbourne. It was so jam-packed and we achieved so much. Highlights included: attending Jess and Aaron's nuptials (so beautiful we actually cried), emptying the shed (including selling 5 boxes of books, another cause for tears), side-tripping to Adelaide and Sydney to see dear friends and meet their children, and celebrating my mum's birthday with a luxurious spa day. We also saw all our family, most of our friends, and avoided sunburn. All in 3 weeks. Excellent.
Now we are focusing on the future. I am focusing on the future. I am quietly and thoroughly celebrating a significant personal accomplishment. Yesterday I finished a modest but meaningful project which I can tick off my professional bucket-list, and which took about 4 months of preparation and teamwork. So even though this is a fairly uneventful Saturday, just between you and me, I'm feeling actually elevated. Finishing this goal means that I am free to move onto the next one. I'm meeting with my career coach on Tuesday (yes, I have one of those now. It takes a village.) and I am going to strategise, and goal-set, and generally feel a bit better about myself.