Best and Worst x 15

Hoo boy…Well, many thing have been made abundantly clear to me from my holidays: I’m lazy; I’m apathetic; I’m pleasure-seeking almost to the exclusion of all else; and, my goodness, I do not cope so well once all routine has been removed. I looooove holidays, but I really need some kind of structure to show a semblance of productivity and efficiency. Even the undertaking of the basic ‘need-to-happen-or-we’ll-catch-a-disease-from-the-lack-of-cleanliness’ household chores seems to weigh so heavily.

And this has been evidenced as well by my general lack of blog posting, and how hard it’s been to ‘catch up’ once I’ve let go my routine. I go away for 4-5 days and don’t post for, like, 2 weeks, and then, the longer I don’t post, the more it feels like I’m carrying around a very heavy, and very vocal, and very smug Cheshire Cat, who smirks and whispers ‘Failure’, every time I look at it.

So, I’m going to ‘cat’ch up…

Best Thing of Today (Monday, 19 January, 2009)
Ooh, it was all good today: sushi train (can’t really get sushi where we live); lazing around the pool; playing tennis on a court overlooking the ocean; and excellent BBQed swordfish (even if we do say so ourselves)

Worst Thing of Today (Monday, 19 January, 2009)
HL pulled a butt muscle while playing tennis (tee hee)

Best Thing of Today (Tuesday, 20 January, 2009)
Ice-creams on the jetty, a provoking, and affecting, movie, and amazing service at a little Mexican restaurant (first time we’ve eaten Mexican in Australia – not too common around here)

Worst Thing of Today (Tuesday, 20 January, 2009)
Disappointingly, the quality of the Mexican food did not match the quality of the service

Worst Thing of Today (Wednesday, 21 January, 2009)
The weather was pretty…not summery, and, amusingly, the service at tonight’s restaurant (Italian) was awful

Best Thing of Today (Wednesday, 21 January, 2009)
Despite the overcastness we still enjoyed more pool-lazing, and, the food at the Italian restaurant (to complete the reversal of the previous night’s experience) was excellent

Best Thing of Today (Thursday, 22 January, 2009)
Sushi, sushi, sushi, sushi (and sashimi *grin*)

Worst Thing of Today (Thursday, 22 January, 2009)
A creeping sadness over the end of our, much-anticipated, holiday

Best Thing of Today (Friday, 23 January, 2009)
Uninterrupted hours of web surfing and blog reading

Worst Thing of Today (Friday, 23 January, 2009)
A complete lack of industriousness

Best Thing of Today (Saturday, 24 January, 2009)
Watermelon daiquiris in my new, fancy blender

Worst Thing of Today (Saturday, 24 January, 2009)
Accidentally bumping the ‘Pulse’ button with the lid of the blender off

Worst Thing of Today (Sunday, 25 January, 2009)
Birthday shopping for my dad – the pressure (entirely self-induced) of trying to find the perfect gift

Best Thing of Today (Sunday, 25 January, 2009)
Found it 🙂

Best Thing of Today (Monday, 26 January, 2009)
Having an Australia Day breakfast cooked for us – and HL feeling social enough to want to come

Also, feeling peace over the minimal amount ‘achieved’ in the holidays, after days (weeks) of feeling disgusted

Worst Thing of Today (Monday, 26 January, 2009)
Despite the peace, still feeling sad at how quickly the holidays disappeared (always the case, though)

Worst Thing of Today (Tuesday, 27 January, 2009)
Back to school/work – and very little direction from management as to what we were supposed to do

Best Thing of Today (Tuesday, 27 January, 2009)
We made an awesome dinner of marinated Thai chicken and rice

Worst Thing of Today (Wednesday, 28 January, 2009)
Frantically rushing to find some last minute little birthday gifts for my dad so he’d have more than one to open (the opening’s half the fun, really)

Best Thing of Today (Wednesday, 28 January, 2009)
Coming home, after a stressful day, to find that HL had cleaned the house

Also, dad’s birthday dinner was lovely

Worst Thing of Today (Thursday, 29 January, 2009)
Feeling like my week was closing down, while HL’s was just gearing up (common complaint ’round here)

Also, too much to do the first week back at school/work, not enough hands to do it

Also, so bloody hot

Best Thing of Today (Thursday, 29 January, 2009)
New fish for our tank

Also, fun at the library (I found the first 5 seasons of Frasier)

Also, hours of laughs with The Mighty Boosh

Best Thing of Today (Friday, 30 January, 2009)
Friday nights are always good, getting to hang out with HL

Worst Thing of Today (Friday, 30 January, 2009)
Vacuuming is boring

Best Thing of Today (Saturday, 31 January, 2009)
Some much-needed time to myself – the last month has been quite ‘peopley’ for me, so it’s good to have some time alone

Worst Thing of Today (Saturday, 31 January, 2009)
Very, very, very tired

Best Thing of Today (Sunday, 1 February, 2009)
de Blob – four straight hours (can you tell we don’t have kids? 🙂 )

Worst Thing of Today (Sunday, 1 February, 2009)
HL unhappy about work

Best Thing of Today (Monday, 2 February, 2009)
Medicare reimbursements are grand

Worst Thing of Today (Monday, 2 February, 2009)
HL’s job is a bit wack at the moment, and it kinda imploded a bit today…*sigh*…see how it pans out I guess

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