getting old

I have made a resolution to get to the gym every morning before work this week and see if I can make a habit of it.

I have dug out my ipod so that should make the Fitness First environment slightly less intolerable:-)

The pop muzak that Fitness First pumps through the PA just irritated me no end. I simply cannot workout today.

I do not like noise. I need peace to concentrate.

So what’s been happening lately?

Well, I’ve pretty much given up on gardening for the moment. What the storms last Aututm didn’t wash away have been chomped, chewed, ripped up or stomped on by a range of wildlife. I have netted everything to try and stop the flying foxes, possums and bush turkeys, sprayed for grasshoppers, but there is still something (cutworms?) that manage to eat just about every seedling I put down. At least the peach tree in the front yard is flowering. That’s something!

I’m still working. I’ve switched teams again after an organisation redesign, and this has lowered my stress levels incredibly. I’m no longer spending hours walking about in a daze, and my hair has stopped falling out. It can still be incredibly frustrating though, especially when clients don’t take your advice, make their own decisions, then expect you to justify their decision. The joys of working as a consultant I guess.

In other news, I hosted a birthday party on the weekend. I’m definitely getting old. By 10.30 pm I wanted to turn the stereo off and kick them all out. A coffee kept me going till 11.30 then the last of the party left to go clubbing. I washed some dishes and went to bed!