Monday, 11 January 2010

Random thoughts

*sigh* My first working Monday of the year. Blergh.

Well, at least this was a good weekend. We watched loads of How I Met Your Mother episodes (I just don't get tired of them). On Saturday I also hit the nursery with my Christmas voucher from my folks and spent time pottering and planning in the garden. We had a relaxed braai on Sunday for lunch and then headed to church. It was chilled, all in all.

I must admit, one of the other highlights of the weekend for me was enjoying the fruits of my labour from the veggie garden - carrots, gemsquash, courgettes, sweetcorn and beetroot. Yum!

I forgot the camera again today. Dumbass. So my plan of posting loads of pretty pics here instead of trying to wade through the New Year slush of my mind to write something sensible has failed.

After such a long break, it's actually difficult to get back into the swing of blogging. I guess that's why so many bloggers fall off the face of the planet post-vacation. But I did keep a paper journal during the holiday, so I guess I just can't quit writing. It wouldn't feel right ;-) Also, despite not being in the office, I have been doing some freelancing admin and writing, so I'm easing myself back into things.

My goal is to be freelancing fulltime in six months time, so I have to get serious about this stuff. And every client, no matter how big or small, brings me closer. My other goal for 2010 is to stop being late. I hate being late and yet I generally am. And then I get grumpy. Being late stresses me out and makes me miserable, so it makes sense to stop doing it. Will keep you posted on how that goes.

I have now (temporarily) run out of babble. Have a fab week.


Damaria Senne said...

i've also started to enjoy the fruits of my labour in the garde. Beetroot, green beans, cucumber and spinach. And I found out that I have to red chilli bushes. A neighbour gave me a couple of plantings, and I guess I missed the part where she said chilli, and i'd never grown them so I didn't know what they were until they started bringing out a whole pile of chillies.
Anyhoo, good luck with the freelancing fulltime goal. I hope you land one or two big long-term clients, because that kind of security makes it easier.

Shayne said...

Good luck with the fulltime goal - i'm sure you will attain it. And even if you don't - am sure you will have given it your best shot.

My veggie garden is going to get sorted this year - my only 'resolution' as such.

Bagman and Butler said...

Ah, to freelance half the year. A good dream.

Louisa said...

I'm the same as you with the paper journal when I can't blog...and also I take an enormous amount of photos everywhere I go, which I kind of scroll through to remember if I missed something.

Jeanette said...

Good luck with the freelance thing!! Sounds like a great plan to me

Forever Feline said...

Hello hello and happy 2010! Looking forward to seeing your veggie garden pics - yummy! Good luck with the free lance venture and I know you will do well. They say that if ones office and/or car are a mess and also if one is persistently late it is a sign of a cluttered mind. I find that making lists helps to clear it all and I then dont feel so bogged down. I also think that the traffic situation in JHB is just ludicrous and so you can not blame yourself entirely :)

Anonymous said...

Happy new year! :)

That's awesome about your veggie garden. J used to grow tomatoes, beans and chili's and it was so great to see them grow.