Sunday, October 26, 2008

My Plate is Full

I have so much going on.

Blair is off to Brisbane next Sunday to find work. He is staying with my brother and hopefully has a couple of leads to start him working.

I am stoked but also very apprehensive about it.

Blair is my best friend, my soul mate, my business partner in raising our kids.

We have never been apart more than four nights in our ten years together.

He will come home for Christmas and then go back, find a house and a car etc and then we will head over end of March after my best mate's wedding.

I really want to go straight to the Sunshine Coast but as he has the contacts in Brisbane we may have to settle there first.

(Anyone know of any carpenter positions in the Maroochydore area???)


My sister had her MRI, the results came back "nothing sinister" and then five days later she was phoned to come back and have an ultrasound because there was a growth on her right thyroid. She went for that on Thursday, got a student who did a crap job (including telling her that everything looked fine to her and she didn't even know why they'd bothered to ask her back!!). Then the Radiologist phoned her back the next day and said that the student had done a crap job and that she needed to come back on Tuesday morning, have it done properly by himself and he would be performing a biopsy then and there if he sees anything on her thyroid. I couldn't believe it. That is one of the first things you know as a student of anything, you don't give any prognosis or diagnosis, especially during the ultrasound. You wait for a professional to lood over the results. She's scared but optimistic.


Work has been shite.

There are things happening in the upper ranks with the boss from up north and his shit face wife. Looks like they are staging a take over of the company and that is going to suck arse.

Update later


I graduated from counselling.

I have come a long long way in my self esteem and I am coping with things on a whole new level. My outlook on things has improved beyond sight.

Summary to follow



rand(om) bites said...

Hon, so much going on but going forward. So glad things are picking up for you and you're working through it all :-)

Tania said...

Glad to hear things are going well with the counselling. Good news about your sister, hope the thyroid newsis just as positive.

Having Blair gone will be hard for you and the kids but try to focus on the new start you will have when you move next year.

Middle Child said...

I hope your sister is okay - its a worry how scary any thing medical can become especially when "students" are let use a knife.

Pleased you will be coming over this way. my sister and husband live about an hour from Maroochydore but he's a bus driver. if you can, try and get as close to the coast as possible or high up where there is a kiwis be prepared that you will almost certainly have to invest in at least an aircondiotioner for one room...but you'll miss the sting of summer. Summer in Queensland is very hot and very humid but there are coping mechanisms - what you spent on heating accept you will spend the same on cooling - your kids will love it

AlleyCat said...

Wow Jules! It's all happening. Glad things are on the "move" for the move to Aus! I know the time appart will be hard, but hang in there.

fingers crossed for your sister. Make sure she tells her specialist about the student - not to be mean, but to make sure it doesn't happen to someone else.

Chris H said...

Full steam ahead eh? I hope the grass truly is greener on the other side mate.

Sue said...

Learned the words to Advance Australia Fair yet?

Rachel said...

Hi Gorgeous,

Finally settled in Napier and thought I'd look up some of my blog buddies.

Your moving to OZ, excellent.
Maroochydore is fabulous, I hope Blair finds something quickly.

My mother lives in Evans Head (out near Ballina - south) and she reckons they are always screaming out for carpenders over there and they love the Kiwi's because they are hard workers....LOL

All the best.

Right I'm off to go and catch up on what else your've been up to in the last 5 months.

Tracy said...


Any news on Blair? How is he coping over there & more importantly how are you coping here?