Well it is a bright but overcast day here today. Beautiful sunrise as well.
Mel - I found the troops. Perhaps I should have left them lost. They are just about all over it I can tell you. The team is now in several different directions. My rooster is doing support training, my chicken is doing a bit of scheduling, a bit of support training and a bit of printing stuff, my SA hen is off doing training and her own thing. She has her son in here at the moment, he is helping her catch up with the work. And me, well I'm finally getting out from under the paperwork and finding stuff to do which should have been part of the rollout but was not on the list. Someone suggested yesterday that since they can see my desk again, maybe I need something else to do. I have disabused them of that idea - quite quickly I might add.
You were all speaking of Christmas cards and I have suddenly figured out that I haven't gotten around to doing anything about them or anything else except a couple of presents for Christmas. I really must shift *** this week. Not that there will be any cards now. It is too late to get them overseas or anywhere else for that matter but I will do the Christmas Letter asap. I hope I can find my list of addresses somewhere so I can email them as time permits. Maybe I will even get that started today.
Rennie - sorry to hear that there has been family problems over the weekend. Always happens at the most inconvenient time. I'm hoping the DS2 gets here in one piece - he usually manages to break something right before he is due to go somewhere or do something important.
Hey - Mel - prunes are okay. When you consider the alternative they are great. Actually I don't mind the odd prune or two. Are you playing the pyjama game with the accountants???
Glad to here that you have the budget worked out for Christmas and beyond. It's a good feeling to be debt free. Long may it last.
Happy - a cyber meal with Mel - we should book a conference call so we can all eat together one night. Should be interesting - some of us on breakfast, some on lunch and some on dinner. Gotta love the round earth.
Weather in Aus is just as strange. Bad hailstorms in Sydney this weekend - chunks of ice like tennis balls. Much damage to roofs, trees, cars and powerlines. Just goes to show, they should put the power, phone and cable lines UNDERGROUND just like I have been saying for years - yes Mum!!!!
Ceejay - sorry to hear that you found 3 pounds, but if you have been exercising well and eating well, then it will disappear just as fast. Don't give it up. I've been steadily putting it on for some weeks. I began the diet/ exercise routine again and it went up, then for some reason, over the past couple of days, it has begun to go away again. Can't say why or how. Not doing anything different.
Ruth - well done on the gym. Sometimes you just have to take a rest to get the benefits from a new regime.
A tree that wears a tiara! Love it. Does Hershey get to wear a red tinsel collar on the day? Shad used to have a green one and Gunbo had a special santa hat. Might add that neither of them looked particularly forward to Christmas!!!
Flap - what is a Christmas flap? Haven't been in one for years. It's another day on the beach (along with half a million others). Someone will get horribly burnt, someone will step on glass, someone will have a drug overdose, someone will get bitten by a dog, snake or bearded dragon (can't be told to leave them alone) and no doubt given our deplorable road toll, someone will have some really bad Christmas news delivered to their door by the boys and girls in blue. Such is life in this big land.
Morning Holly - see ya
And with that, I'm off. Coffee is next followed by a fight with a program called Infopak which can be relied on to underperform under any circumstance. Especially on this network which will no doubt throw some wobblies my way before days end. But there, there I am feeling cynical today. At least it hasn't made you pornographic this week.