what i did next
19 October 2008
- I moved house. The new house is a bit cold, but spacious. It has lots of cupboards, and I like that – my old house had no cupboards at all. It has a garden with big trees begging for hammocks, and a lawn. It has no bench space in the kitchen, which is very frustrating, and an electric stove which has turned me into a bad cook. It has a possum in the back yard who eats my rhubarb and my herbs.
- I had flu, three times in three months.
- I cut my finger, down to the bone, lots of blood, and badly enough to make me faint and need stitches. It’s better now but still aches if bumped or cold.
- My new job went crazy. Two weeks after I started, my boss was seconded elsewhere at three hours notice and I was told I’d be acting in his place till further notice. I panicked hourly (on the inside) while trying to maintain a calm demeanour on the outside. Further notice was 8 weeks.
- At the end of eight weeks, I was moved on to [Very Important Team] to write [Very Important Policy Document to Save World] in [Very Short Time Frame]. Very stressful.
- I bought a bike. I love my bike and have christened it La Bicicletta.
- I organised internet access for the new house. This took weeks and was extremely frustrating and could only be resolved, eventually, by getting a cable installed and agreeing to pay twice as much for half the speed and download capacity we had in Sydney.
- I met the Canberra knitting ladies, who are very kind and welcoming. And one of them gave me rhubarb which is about to be turned into a cake.
- I unpacked my sewing machine and my yarn, and started making/doing again, and that feels pretty good.