Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Do you ever regret

Opening your big fat mouth to say something jokingly and it happens minutes later?

We had lots of little dramas at work this morning, the car park was covered in mulch from overnight flooding, several roof leaks causing some damage and no hot water!!!

Fancy a bunch of public servants with no coffee at 8am.

As our office whiz fix it all Mr Miraculous was leaving I said "I'll make sure and have a couple of catastrophe's ready for you in the morning" HA HA HA.

Well be very very careful what you say, not 5 minutes later someone says the photocopier/printer needs a new drum. Can't be too hard right, destruction's are right there.......................................

UM FUCK - it didn't go in properly and is now bloody jammed.

Sure hope Mr Miraculous sees the funny side!

Monday, May 26, 2008

The Wonders Of Family

Now those that know me know that my contact with my family is pretty non-existent. They are all quite dysfunctional and seeing as I consider MYSELF to be pretty dysfunctional on most of my good days anyway you can be rest assured that I really really REALLY mean these people are just plain crazy. (With the exception of Nana Pat and those that I haven't seen since I was like 10 - who knows you may be sane by now)

Well just when I thought I was destined to just me and mine up pops Marianne and Emilie.

Marianne is my sister who was adopted out before I was born and you guessed it Emilie is my niece.

I met Marianne about 12 years ago when I super sleuth (aka pushy bugger annoying everyone and anyone with the same surname as her adoptive family) tracked her down.

We met up and she even came to my wedding - my undercover wedding guest - that's right no one in my family knew she was there. Hehehehe I thought it was pretty funny actually, was probably bloody hard for poor Marianne but hey this was a quite a few years ago and we where much younger and sillier back then. (Ok we where younger)

To cut a long story short we did loose touch for a number of years and a couple of months ago I got a simple message on facebook.

'Was your maiden name Alps'

And there started our email relationship.

I was, and am still amazed at the incredible similarities we have despite our long separations through life.

Even better was to come however as last week Marianne and Emilie moved to Tasmania to be closer to her parents who retired to a nearby town a few years ago.

I spent yesterday afternoon with my sister and my niece and it was just amazing.

For me there has been no strange getting to know you guys phase, she is my sister and always will be, she is so strangely normal compared to the rest of our blood only relations that I feel like I have found a little piece of me that was missing.

Emilie is just the cutest little moppet you could ever hope to have for a niece, and even though it was the first time I had ever met her she stole a little piece of my heart yesterday and I am afraid it is lost to her forever.

They will be living in the same town as me and I am so excited that I find myself catching my breath and not being able to quite believe how amazing it will be to have a sister and a niece!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

I am a little addict short and spout

I really do have a bit of an addictive personality you know. Today it is make up Mirenesse I am thrilled with the idea of FREE makeup even if I have to pay postage.

Now if you take up this offer and want more than one item do the transactions individually otherwise it charges extra.

Of course the free samples are fab and one would think that I could stop there BUT there is also the VIP club - ohhhhhhhh for S19.95 per month they will send me $1000 worth of makeup a year PLUS free postage on all other purchases PLUS other discounts!!!!

Gotta try that as well don't I. Go figure if it doesn't seem worth it I can opt out after a couple of months..........

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

For Emma

I know I am so far behind in the art of blogging I don't even know where to begin!

First of all my new position at work has me pretty busy, if its not keeping up with the ever changing requirements its the people management which is in a whole league of its own.

I work in a very politically correct envirement, we mind our ps and qs and dot our i's and cross our t's.

My husband works in a very 'boy' orientated completely un-politically correct enviroment. All the bosses are a bit like Gordon Ramsey.

It makes me giggle when he says it is quite common to hear someone say 'You lazy fucking bastard - what the fuck where you thinking?'

I on the other hand need to use a different tact 'how can we overcome this problem together', 'I'd like to help you address this, will you let me?'

Like chalk and cheese really.

Somedays I think the Gordon Ramsey method gets more results!

Off to Hobart for a couple of days to attend a Leadership Dialogue, I will be back!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mothers Day

I have five children and its mothers day.

I received one kiss and hug.

A text message.

And lots of arguements about getting the house tidy.

The joy of being a mum is that it is year round job, and a day, one day termed 'Mothers Day' is in fact all a marketing ploy.