Wednesday, October 18

Mark's 21st

Saturday was Mark's 21st birthday party. It was a formal party at his house - lots of fun with everyone looking very nice and dressed up. I couldn't decide whether to wear a knee length-ish dress of mine, or my school formal dress, but in the end i went with the one from school. Its a really nice dress - but very long and definitely formal. I went with that one because Heather said she was wearing her bridesmaids dress which was also really long! Anyway it was all good fun. Afterwards we we went to Tele for a bit - there was a band on which was fun, although Mark and I were both tired and were ready to head home fairly soon after! He'd been rushing around getting ready, then being a bit nervous before people came and then doing an excellent job of being host and talking to all the different people. I just spent the day studying and didn't even feel like I got through a lot.

Now Dad keeps reminding me how many days I have left of uni (2 after today) and telling me not to worry about going to lectures. On the other hand i feel a bit stressed about how much there is to learn.. but I'm getting there. Just need to focus and get through it all. Studying last night was all fine (with Jack and Ruth) until Jack's bratty side of personality reared its head and he kept turning off my laptop or just being generally disruptive!!! Hehe.. must have been time for a break anyway.

Otherwise, all going well.. will be glad when exams are over and i don't feel guilty if i don't anything other than studying. Doesn't entirely stop me though....


Here's a picture someone sent me from the fires the other day... really quite impressive!

Thursday, October 12

burning up and and moving out (moved out)

Finally everything is completely out of the Kingston house. I took the last carload of junk today - which is all destined for a car boot sale and was going to stay there happily until the car boot sale in Kingston on sunday. But no... they changed the settlement date so I had to get it all by tomorrow. Ah well.. all gone now. And there was already a wardrobe and kitchen table in there belonging to the new people. Very wierd to see other furniture in there.

Meanwhile, 2 hot days in a row and Hobart/Tasmania is on fire. There were fires near uni/Proctors rd, fires on the eastern shore and others around the state. Driving back down the outlet tonight after bible study gave me a very good view of the lines of burning red on the hillsides across the river. Impressive, but scary.

Otherwise, life has been busy. I have last minute assignments to get done (4 abstracts due tomorrow.. just need to proof read and a reflective piece), portfolio things to hand in... etc etc. And I need to study for exams. But there are much more interesting things to do really - Mark's 21st birthday party is this weekend, there is the car boot sale on sunday, and no doubt a squillion other things I can invent.

Can't think of much else at the moment - lots happening and not much sleep!! Will hopefully put something more interesting here sometime - perhaps when I'm more settled into my procrastination of exam study.

Tuesday, October 3

study study study (kind of)

Well it seems its one month till exams, and I have rather a lot to do. I've been doing my best to settle down and study a whole lot. This kinda meant that on the weekend, I went to a South American salsa night - charity dinnner with meal, auction and raffle, and salsa dance lessons from a registrar at the hospital. Lots of fun - a few other first years came too which was good. The last of these dinners I went to, I was the only first year. The dancing was good fun - the first guy who was my partner was fairly woeful, but then I danced with my friend Mel's boyfriend and he had a bit more groove, then Mark arrived after work - quite a good dancer he is!

Saturday brought a lovely sunny day, and me being useful - helping with maintenance of the oppies (small plastic tubs=sailing boats) at the sailing club before the season starts next week. I also went up to my kingston house to fill my car with some last bits and pieces to transport to town house. In the evening Tahnee and Andrew and I went to an amazing concert at the Con. It was a band with Andrew Legg, and some other local and less local muso's who were brilliant. So much talent! Afterwards, Tahnee, Andrew, Jack and Ruth (who were already at my place and had stayed there while I was at the concert!) and then Mark (after grandfinal party) hung out till later. Sadly it didnt feel as late as it was with the change to daylight savings. But at least the light is nice in the evenings now.

On Sunday I ran kids church - at late notice, so with the support of a VeggieTales dvd, and some jelly snakes :). I had lunch with Tahnee at citrus moon - sitting outside because it was such lovely weather, with Ty (her small furrry dog) getting lots of comments about him from passers by. Lunch was pleasant, although we were less impressed with the standard compared to the good old days - prices have gone up considerably and the range seems less. Hamish's step-son Karl stayed Sunday night - we had a nice meal and played a game of Puerto Rico along with another friend of mine. So.. a good weekened. Which did have a few little bits of study squished in.. but maybe not really enough. So.. busyness is going to have to be quashed for a while and I'm going to be a recluse and study lots. Although thats not something I'm very good at.. so we'll see!!