Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas

First thing first, another gain this week of 300 grams. I am disappointed, but it is not unexpected. I have eaten out at least once every day this week. I guess Christmas is the season to be jolly, not lose weight! I cannot wait for January and to get these extras kilos off and a few more.

It has been a pretty crazy week with the normal Christmas festivities and new job pressure. Then on Wednesday lunch time my mum, gran and brother's girlfriend (J) were involved in a serious car accident. My mum was stopped at a round about when out of no where a car drove into them at high speed. Apparently the driver of the other car had some sort of a diabetic seizure and lost control of the car. My mum got out of the car fine, but my gran and J were trapped in the car and they had to use the jaws of life to get them out. Remarkably they weren't seriously injured and my gran was released from hospital that evening, though J had to stay over night. They are all pretty sore and suffering from whip lash, joint pain, cuts and bruises, and J still can't walk, but they are ok. What a relief! No one on the scene can believe that they got out of the car alive- it is a total write off. My mum was the least physically injured, but she seems to be pretty messed up about it because she was driving the car and feels responsible. She also saw the other driver who was seriously injured and we are not sure if he made it through the accident so she is quite traumatised about that as well. So the whole thing was awful, but my family is extremely lucky to all be alive right now!

I am on holidays now until 2nd January and I really need this break. I have never felt so overwhelmed in my entire life. I am kind of wondering what I have gotten myself into at this new job. We had our Christmas party on Friday and I managed not to get too drunk, I figured I better act responsibly now that I am a manager. Last year at my work Christmas party I got incredibly drunk and got caught stealing a full bottle of wine from my table at the restaurant (we were leaving and it was paid for so I figured I should take it), got even more drunk at the after party and started to cry for no reason, flirted with a married colleague whose last words to me were "I better go before I do something I will regret tomorrow", then passed out in the taxi on the way home and woke up to the taxi driver 'massaging' me and telling me he had a day job as a masseuse and would I like him to take me inside for a rub down- ewww! So I guess you could say this year was relatively tame in comparison.

In other news it is my birthday today, I turn 27, I can't believe how old I am! I still feel like I am 16- it might be time to grow up... My dad is coming down from the country and we are going to go to the zoo for a picnic. My brothers are coming too and it will be a bit of a Christmas get together for my family because we won't see my dad on Christmas day. I never really celebrate my birthday because it is at such an annoying time of year and no one can ever do anything for it because they are so busy, so I have to rope my family in! Get ready for me to crack the shits by the end of the day when inevitably nearly all my friends forget! The only good thing about my birthday is that every year at this time Chaddy (shopping centre) is open 24 hours, so I can go and cheer myself up with some retail therapy at 3am. :-)

I hope everyone has a safe and happy Christmas!


  1. Awwwww HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETIE! I hope some of your friends and family remember, the shits! And oh thank god your family were not seriously hurt in that accident, how bloody awful for them all. I hope the other driver is ok too, is sounds like a most unfortunate accident with no fault to lay anywhere really. This is good.

  2. Awww, happy birthday sweetheart! Hope you had a wonderful day. And I'm so glad your family is okay after the accident. How dreadful!

    So sad I missed you at the xmas party too. We all ran off at about 4 after a rather unfortunate incident involving the bald tech guy... I don't know how you worked with him, what a creep!

    Hope we can catch up in Jan :o) Oh and I started water aerobics down the road from me in Ivanhoe... I'd love to have a buddy if you feel up to it! They have it on Tues, Wed and Thurs nights.

    Take care lovely, and have a wonderful Christmas!


  3. Happy birthday luv! Here's hoping that 27 is your best year yet!

    Glad to hear everyone made it out of the car accident in one piece. My advice is give your mom extra hugs for no reason and listen when/if she needs to talk. Other than that some hot buttered rum always hits the spot too.

    Merry Christmas!

  4. Oh sorry to hear about the accident... I hope the driver of the other car is ok also...
    Congrats on having some control at the Christmas party... always a good thing when you are a manager.. haha
    happy birthday to you also... I hope you had a lovely day...

  5. Happy Birthday, you gorgeous gorgeous girl you :-D Not sure whether my present got to you in time or whether you got my text message; but do know that I was thinking about you all of yesterday (and I hope that the presents arrive soon!) My love to your family; having experienced a car crash in the last year, I know how much of a shock to the system it is. (And how you try to blame yourself - I can understand how your Mum feels).

    And TOTALLY buddy up with Brooke for water aerobics!

  6. Wow, Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday :D I hope you didn't get any combination gifts (combination of your Birthday and Christmas :D)

    Have a good one.

  7. Don't worry - we've all gained this season. As long as we get back on the wagon we'll be fine!


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