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Back at work for a rest :)

I've had a totally hectic week and a bit, culminating in the weekend where the family camped in my backyard. It was a hoot, but very tiring. My theory about returning to work for a rest didn't work out and so far I've had to put in long hours there for reasons that I'm totally baffled by.

On the domestic front, I discovered that the reason that my reasonably new kitchen cupboards were starting to "fray" was that they still had the protective plastic coating on them from the factory. So, on the weekend, we spent a rather manic half hour or so peeling my kitchen. My goodness, how much shinier are those bloody cupboards now! And who the hell knew that cupboard came in condoms? In my defense, I bought the house with the kitchen already installed.

Since deciding to take up the c25k challenge I've had the flu/hayfever/sanity and so far Ive done...zip. I told my doctor that I was going to do it (c25k) last night (flu innoculation time here!) and he said "Good grief, that's over 500 metres a week! Are you mad?" I think I love my doctor. He greeted me at the surgery door with "Guess what I just bought at ThinkGeek?!" and forty-five minutes and a sore arm later, I left. During that time we discussed Star Trek, the Sydney Olympics, computer jokes and Star Wars light sabres (that's what he'd bought at ThinkGeek). We also watched the bit of the opening ceremony where the flame got stuck and Cathy Freeman got soaked. And to our shame, we couldn't remember the name of the sixth woman - there was Dawn Fraser, Shirley Strickland, Shane Gould, Raelene Boyle, Betty Cuthbert and...and...that woman who won the 400m hurdles in 1988 in a boilover...damn.
Edited to add: Debbie Flintoff-King! Sorry Deb, you rock.



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Apr. 28th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
I hope your doc doesn't charge you by the minute!

Don't listen to him! C25K is awesome. (says she, back from a run and feeling virtuous)
Apr. 28th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
The receptionist rang him afterwards and asked him if it was a long consultation (larger fee). She's sitting there listening to him with her eyebrows going further & further up her forehead, and then all she said was "you're kidding". I told her it wasn't my fault. She laughed said she knew exactly whose fault it was :)
Apr. 28th, 2009 09:19 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a fun quack. Hold on to that doc for as long as you can.
Apr. 28th, 2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
Love it! I've been chatting fanfic with my OT. She's very young, and excited about the new Trek movie, but her new fanfic obsession is based on various non-sci-fi TV shows. :D I live to serve.
Apr. 29th, 2009 12:06 am (UTC)
Hey I want a doc like that, mine mostly just rushes me out-mostly though I see a midwife for my annuals, the only visit that takes any amount of time and I can't see talking ST during that :P
Apr. 29th, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC)
Does the midwife have a sense of humour? 'To Boldly Go...' and all that?
Apr. 29th, 2009 04:38 pm (UTC)
Apr. 29th, 2009 08:29 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you for that mental image.
Apr. 29th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
I live to serve. :)
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