Saturday, February 28, 2004

Tick Tock..

This week was extremely hectic! I’m at a point where I’m mentally and physically drained. Client visits, interviews, active jobs and the Hudson report to top it all off. However I am please to announce that I’ve placed my first internet ad (it appears on all the major job search sites), I’m sure the novelty of it will wear off once it becomes a common thing but I was rather excited all the same.

Life has really changed and I value my time so much more, simply because it seems to fly right by. I never seem to have enough time to pursue my own hobbies or to just relax. So I began to break up my week and see how my time was spent:

In 1 week we have 168 hours
57 hours I spend at work (Hudson and Baku)
13.5 hours is spent travelling to my work places.
3 hours is spent getting ready for work (takes me about half an hour each day)
56 hours on average I spend sleeping (I try to get 8 hours, although some days is less)

So I am left with 38.5 hours which includes Saturday (it is my only day off) to do my own things. If I minus the hours from Saturday, then each day I’m left with about 4.4 hours of personal time. Within these 4.4 hours I must eat dinner, have a shower, clean my room (yes I am a clean freak) and find time for family, friends and Jacky.

No wonder I feel a little burnt out! I’d love to have Sundays off too, but I really want to save for a house deposit and go on a 2nd world trip, it’s a sacrifice I am willing to make. Jacky’s been very supportive as usual he’s my rock in a world of uncertainty.

I have this voucher to a day spa in Bondi that was kindly given to me by my pal Alex for my 22nd birthday. It’s for a full body massage and a pedicure; I’ve been saving it for a time where I felt totally exhausted …think now would be good.

Friday, February 20, 2004


If any of you spoke to me last night you would have realised that I was feeling a bit shitfaced due to my excess consumption of alcohol. But I had the best time! My work team went to Almustafa’s at Glebe, dined on Lebanese cuisine and had belly dancers for entertainment. It was a surprise party that we threw for my manager who’s leaving.

I’d never thought that I would like Lebanese food so much, but going to a proper restaurant made a big difference! You all have to try it some time!

The picture below was at the party that we threw for my manager last week, what can I say we're party people.

Oh by the way Happy 5 yrs and 8 months anniversary Jacky!!! *HuGz*

Sunday, February 15, 2004

My Valentine

Jacky’s so sweet! With all our anniversaries and birthdays Valentines Day was always just another day. So I didn’t really expect anything more than a card or a night out to dinner.

But there he was first thing in the morning with red roses and a platter of seafood. Jacky had woken up extra early that morning, drove out to the fish markets and made it back just as I woke up….*sigh*…I’m such a lucky girl!

Happy Valentines baby!

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Winner is.......

Woohoo I entered some competition in Cosmo magazine a while back and I got sent a prize today - a $40 tube of Loreal stretch mark eraser. This is about as useful as the last prize I won...a box of blonde hair dye.

Monday, February 02, 2004


At work now, just interviewed this candidate - when she shook my hand she gripped it so hard that she cracked my knuckles and embedded the print of my ring on to my finger.