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Planning a quiet weekend


For a change, I have no big plans for this weekend.

I'm heading up to Toowoomba for my brother's birthday and my only plans are to catch up with family and sleep a lot. Oh and hopefully catch up with R&A and see if she has a bump yet (she's just over 4 months pregnant).

Sunday night, my cousin the psychiatrist arrives up from Melbourne for a visit with his newly pregnant wife (who I actually haven't met yet). She's also a lawyer, but she drafts legislation and has apparently led a very sheltered life, so I'm not expecting to have a lot in common with her.

Monday I've taken time off in lieu (one of the main reasons why I love working for government) and have an appointment with The Guru to fix up my body a bit. I have no idea what he does, but it works, so I don't really care! ;o) I've been feeling very tired lately and a little down yesterday and today, which is unusual for me as I'm usually pretty chirpy and happy. I was also very sore at yoga last night - couldn't get my legs to do a lot of stuff and the muscles kept on jumping. They were probably a little tight from Wednesday night's workout, but that usually wouldn't make a difference after warm-up. So maybe this is a good time to visit The Guru and get a bit of a "tune up" - I haven't been since before I went overseas, so it's probably been about 18 months now.

And of course, at some stage over the weekend, we'll be having a birthday party for my brother. I know my sister-in-law is planning something, but I'm not entirely sure when or what or who else will be there. I suppose I'll find out tonight when I get there.

Yesterday, I had lunch with two of my old work colleagues - one is still in my old area and the other has now moved into a Freedom of Information Act role. It was good to catch up with them. I found out some goss, caught up with what they've been up to, got a few tips which will help with a guide I'm drafting to assist decision makers in recognising what they need to take into account in making their decision, and had a few laughs. It was like old times. I had found these two to be a bit standoffish when I first came back into my old job after being overseas, and wondered what was going on. Whatever it was, it seems to be over - which is a good thing, because they are the only two of my work colleagues that I socialise with outside of work. As a general rule, I don't like lawyers very much.

Work is progressing, slowly. I'm still waiting for my colleague and the 3 managers to get back to me on the work I've finished (some of which I finished months ago - things really do move a lot more slowly here in policy), and I'm gradually finishing off my guideline for decision makers - I'm so steeped in administrative law at the moment that I think if someone mentions the words "natural justice" or "procedural fairness" over the next few days, I may just scream. Loundly. And for a long time.

Thank god for a 3 day weekend.

Listening to: Women in Docs - Under a different sky


2 Comments:

Blogger sarni said...

Hey, I've lived a sheltered life and you're still friends with me! :-D

I've emailed you twice in the last week and both emails have bounced...

12:41 pm  
Blogger OLS said...

Yeah, but you have great taste in music! ;o)

As it turns out, I quite liked her - she's a bit nerdy, but then, so is my cousin... *shrugs*

Re email - I've had trouble getting emails through to you as well. I'll try again now.

10:09 am  

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