… and tonight Mum and I are having ‘time out’ 🙂 I knew today would be a write-off anyway due to my shift times, so we’ve reheated a couple of ‘mystery meals’ from the freezer LOL, and we’re finishing off by drinking red wine, and polishing off her birthday chocolate mud cake while watching House … such simple and enjoyable decadence! 😉 Mind you, it’s so cold in here tonight I’m personally sitting here in my work clothes, with my full-length dressing gown on, topped off with a warm scarf round my neck … I’m also getting very very tempted to go and drag out a winter hat as well, seeing as they haven’t been packed yet LOL.
I was chatting to Mum this morning about everything that has happened over the last six months or so … and that it’s lucky I’m such a strong person. We both agreed that really for anyone who had a less robust personality, it really could have different results. We commented that this sort of stuff is the sort that could send people suicidal – perhaps it sounds extreme, but the continued pile of negative issues that have happened really could have a lot worse effect on someone else and enough to send them ‘over the edge’. Mum reckons I take after her, being a tough cookie and battler herself … I’d have to agree! 😉
I noticed today that I’m still the only car parking in our street median strip … the 2nd night after the road works behind the building I noticed a few more cars parked alongside me – but when we returned to the car later in the day their windscreens had little additions on them … parking tickets under the wipers – all the cars except mine, of course, as I have that little piece of paper power sitting on my dashboard … bless you, Mr C! 😉
I’ve managed to get tomorrow off work, which is sooooo awesome, I’m really and truly thrilled, after last night’s fiasco with the car. It means we should be able to finish off everything planned, and even might get chance to pop out shopping in the late afternoon. I’ve found out through work I can get a salary sacrifice option for a laptop from Harvey Norman stores, which means I could spread the payments out over 3-6 months instead of having to save up the cash in advance … which means I have the potential to get an Unwired internet connection sooner rather than later … the sales guy I spoke to on the phone yesterday is suggesting I look at the Toshiba A200/K00 instead of the HP I wanted, so it will be interesting to see them both and work out what the repayments will be to see if it will be viable. No guarantees it will happen, but it’s worth checking out the options just in case … I might have to check out salary sacrifice options with cars as well, thanks Tannia – hadn’t thought about that! 😀
Rightio, time to get off here … I’m struggling to keep my eyes open, so time to call it a night me thinks!