I try not to compete in the "I'm so busy!" conversations because I think it's boring and generally just people showing-off, but currently at work I'm so busy because my work partner is away for two weeks, then will be back for a month and is then pretty much GONE. She's not ACTUALLY leaving forever until March next year, but will be away for 6 months before then. I need to have a meeting next week about increasing my hours properly rather than doing band-aid replacement hours which will be impossible and stressful. I'm hoping to work another five hours a week adding to my two short days, and moving my work days to Tuesday to Thursday rather than Monday to Wednesday but we shall see what management says. Now the kids are both really adults ( 20 and nearly 17) I don't need to be here for the after school hours - I loved this when they were younger and was lucky to negotiate good "ladies' hours" but I don't need them to go on forever.
I think my internal thermostat has broken down. I'm either freezing cold and shivering while everyone else is in thin shirts; or I'm break into a sweat and throwing off bed covers and melting down. It's really boring and I'm a bit over it. It means I sleep quite badly, too.
End of whinge, here are some garden photos.
|new growth on all the roses. exciting.|
|the passionfruit vine died and was pulled out. Nasturtiums have sprung up in the gap.|
|white banksia rose|
|Shady in his cat run, he looks out onto the new bulb bed.|
|asking to come out. There is a cat door into the house on the wall behind him.|
|blue sky! at last!|