Monday, June 09, 2008

Just wake me when the plane lands

Can anyone tell me how it is that from the Friday side a long weekend seems to stretch so far ahead, but now, on Monday night, it doesn't feel like it was any longer than any other weekend??

I guess in part it's my own fault - I have spent a significant part of today wishing that I wouldn't have to get up, get to the airport and on to a plane to be in Melbourne by 8am for work tomorrow.

Ugh, a 5:30 start.

(ok, I have to admit, I'm actually a total nerd and quite enjoy the worky meeting part - I just don't agree with early early mornings)


Of course, it doesn't really make me feel any better when I remember that this time last year I was packing the suitcase for a much more exciting reason - last Queen's Birthday holiday Mum and I were boarding the plane and heading off on our big European Holiday Adventure...


Germany - gorgeous, no? Just look at those geraniums!


There is something else a bit exciting about this work trip - I'll be back on Wednesday evening, and on Thursday it should be only one week until settlement on our new home!!! Hurray!

I can't believe we're moving so soon - we're even starting to look packed here! =)

Oh, and I'll have an overnight in a nice hotel with TV, room service and the demon squirrels - I finished (except for the thumb) the first this afternoon, and hope to make some big progress tomorrow =)

I'll have some squirrely pics when I see you again in a couple of days =)
xo

btw, before S'n'B tonight the boy and I had dinner at the Dickson Tradies - famous across Canberra for their schnitzel, yeah? Tonight schnitties seemed to have been way pre-cooked and as though they'd been sitting around a while... =(
Didn't even compare to one I had at Southern Cross in Woden a couple of weeks ago.

3 comments:

  1. I always feel so very Grown-Up when I go on work trips. Hope it goes well!

    *sigh* fachwerk in Germany makes me all nostalgic too - love the way the buildings lean into each other like theyre sharing secrets. Im told its because there had to be a certain distance between them on the ground, but that the regs didnt extend to above the ground, so they leaned in at the top to grab more more space!

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  2. Hey Kuka!
    I checked out your new place on allhomes. Man... you've done well, it looks lovely!! I spent last saturday touring the depressing offerings in Downer and Watson. Blah. Oh well, no rush I spose.
    Hope the settlement/packing etc goes well!

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  3. Early mornings are boogelly, but even though you're not heading overseas, you can relive those happy memories!!!

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