Hello… hello? Anybody there?

View from the train station on the way to work

Yes, I’ve been a bit quiet over the last couple of weeks. Sorry about that … since starting a real project, work’s been taking up a lot of my time and energy. It’s going great so far and I’m really enjoying the project, but as usual when that happens, I’ve been working slightly longer and by the time I get home at night I don’t have much inclination to get the laptop out, or much to write about!

On top of that I’ve been shattered all week last week – finally realised why this weekend, when I’ve come down with a sniffly cold :(

With Viv and Rachel at the opera bar, with the Harbour Bridge in the background

In case I’ve not lost you already with that fascinating start … over the last couple of weeks, I’ve also had a couple of Christmas parties – starting with a pre-party Party last Friday night, at the Opera bar with Viv, the night before our ThoughtWorks party on Saturday. Friday evening was beautiful, with great weather and amazing views across the harbour but also incredibly busy – so we headed off after a drink, to get some food and meet the boys (Fabio and Jules) at another bar.

On Saturday I was out diving in the afternoon (more about that later) so I was very fashionably late to the ThoughtWorks party, most people were already having a good time when I got there. Our MD was even wearing a white halo.

I missed most of the food but managed to salvage a bit before they took the plates away, and we even got brownies to take home! Rachel and I had a couple each, and I think we gave away one bag to the man at the ferry gate on the way home … Definitely a fun night, and nice to meet some of my colleagues’ wives, it’s a great way to get to know people better :)

On Thursday this week, I was thinking all the way home about going for a run. So much so, that by the time I got there I was really not feeling up for it – I was so tired and already a bit sniffy. I walked in the door to find Chelsea putting together some delish looking salads, the back doors thrown open to a fairly warm evening, and the table outside decorated for Christmas. A couple of her friends had already arrived for dinner, and she immediately told me not to even think about cooking, there was far too much food … have a glass of wine and pretend to be a guest! Well, I don’t need telling twice :) That was the end of all thoughts about a run. When the last guests left at midnight, I crashed in to bed tired, tipsy and happy.

By mid afternoon Friday I realised that the reason I still felt headachy and fuzzy wasn’t just Thursday’s over-indulgence, I was actually ill. Dammit – I was supposed to be out diving on the boat over the weekend, and I’d been looking forward to it all week! I spent Friday night curled up on the sofa with comfort food (fish and chips, yum!) but it wasn’t enough and on Saturday morning I had to admit I just couldn’t dive.

It’s been a weekend of mostly rest, crappy tv, and also a little gardening … more about that later too! I’m still pretty stuffed up but hoping to feel better for my birthday tomorrow. After that I’m off to see my lovely cousins Yolly and Clauds in Brisbane – and so excited about meeting the rest of their family, including Yolly’s little children. I better get well by then!

3 thoughts on “Hello… hello? Anybody there?

  1. Oh no, I hope you get well soon!! And since it’s past midnight … happy birthday, Jo! A fellow Sagittarius, I see! :)

    And may you get a chance to have that run before the weather gets warmer. I do remember that last Thursday had extreme levels of UV radiation … so maybe it’s a very good thing you didn’t go for a run? Unless you do yours indoors?

    P.S. We briefly talked at the Xmas YOW! night two weeks ago. I was the bewildered first year uni. student. I do hope more exposure to functional languages does lessen the feeling, haha.

  2. Thanks Jenny! I obviously wasn’t meant to run last week, at least that’s how I justify it …

    Hope you enjoyed the YOW! night, it was good to meet you there :) Not sure that more FP is going to make you less bewildered – it still confuses me! I hear from my colleagues that eventually there is light in the tunnel though … maybe.

  3. And it looks this week’s weather is terrible yet again. Well, Sydney weather is. Hope the weather is better in Brisbane!

    Yeah, the YOW! night was quite entertaining and enlightening. :D An associate of mine has asked quite a few times if I’m going to try out Haskell soon. I’ll get to it … eventually. After going to that YOW! event, I can see myself trying out Haskell before graduation instead of after. May we see the light in the FP tunnel! It’d better be as blinding as the light that was emanating from Simon during his talk. Haha

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