The New Life

I have been an absolutely terrible blogger this year, but I’m not worried about it because the thing that has been keeping me from the internets is my fantastic new life.

Of course it’s not all perfect…i desperately want a different job, and living at home is driving me crazy, but at least I have a job and a place to stay.

But while this year has been wonderful, I think next year is going to be insanely fantastic! I will be starting my Social Work course at Uni, starting my volunteer mentoring with an at-risk youth, new job (I’m determined to get something in the new year) AND (fingers crossed) hopefully moving in with the man into our own place!

Which means…i probably won’t be doing a whole lot of blogging next year either. So, for anyone that wants to keep in touch I’m active on Facebook, Pinterest and email. I’m also going to try being more active in the comments of all your blogs again, but I won’t make any promises.

Hope you all have a lovely Christmas and that 2014 is insanely fantastic for you too😀

Aaargh

So, I’ve written two posts now…both of which have disappeared somehow.

Obviously I’m not supposed to give you all a full update of what’s been happening, so I’ll just say that I’m alive and things are going well.

Also, requesting crossed fingers, toes etc for a successful job application🙂

Just Stuff

Crap day at work today, not surprisingly. You know how some days you just KNOW that something is going to go wrong? That’s how I felt this morning.

Should finally find out tomorrow if I’ve gotten into my course or not.

Did my first bit of Christmas shopping today. Getting in extremely early, I know, but I’m usually a last minute girl when it comes to Christmas presents and this year I have extremely limited funds so I’ve decided to pick up bits and pieces where I can over the next few months…super organized this year!

The guy took me or for a fancy dinner at a winery the other week. They had multiple knives and forks! A first for me (and apparently not the last). Luckily I’ve seen Pretty Woman enough times to know I had to work from the outside in. Also met his friends from his volunteer organization, was a good night until his ex showed up just as we were leaving. She gave him crap about going so we ended up hanging around as a show of good faith, was a little awkward, especially since I’m pretty sure she was crying the first few minutes. But all in all an ok night and I think they liked me ok.

Also my Nan fell and broke her hip, she’s doing ok but it caused a heap of drama between my mum and her sisters. It’s amazing how people are never around until there’s a chance for brownie points.

Well that’s about it for now, will update when I hear about the course.

Currently reading- Agnes and the Hitman by Jenny Crusie and Bob Mayer…need me some lighthearted fun.

Smarter Than the Average Bear

I have successfully passed all subjects for my Cert IV Liberal Arts!! And with WAY better grades than I ever expected I’d get…turns out I’m smarter than I give myself credit for.

Haven’t heard back about the Social Work course yet, but now that I’ve gotten good grades for my other course I might see if I can submit those as part of my application, might give me an edge.

Also picking up some extra hours at work, which is a massive bonus, means I can save up some money so I can move back out of hone again. While all is going ok living at home, I really miss being in my own place.

Things are still going excellently with the guy, he bought me a plush monster when I was sick and is generally amazing.

Currently reading- Lost and Found by Tom Winter…not what I’d usually go for, but I’m enjoying it, especially the character Albert.

Guy Quote #2

In relation to my certainty that the Emus were thinking about attacking me-

Their brains are smaller than their eyeballs, he was probably just thinking he needed to fart

Birthday Fun

Celebrations of the guy’s Birthday are now complete! Had his BBQ with friends last week and that was nice, I made twice baked potatoes, which were a huge hit, and made sociable with his friends.

Then this week (his actual birthday was this Thursday) was the surprise birthday trip to the zoo to see the Red Pandas…it couldn’t have gone better, weather was perfect, it was pretty quiet and as far as I can tell he had a great time. I almost got attacked by Emus…

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What you can’t see in the second photo is the other Emu sneaking up from the side.

And he got to see his Red Panda…

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I also lost my shit to an embarrassing degree when I saw a pygmy Hippo charging at nothing. For the guy’s sake i’m glad nobody was around to see.

In other news, still waiting (with crossed everything) to hear back about my Uni application and I have put in an expression of interest to volunteer with Lifeline, a phone crisis centre.

Still reading The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett, but also managed to find The Chronicles of Narnia second hand at a market for $7.50! I had this book when it first came out but then lost it when dad kicked me out, so I was very excited to find it so cheap.

 

Guy Quote

You’re like Mother Theresa, except more amazing and fantastic in bed.

How could I not love him? Lol