Friday, March 11, 2011

The Swing of the Pendulum

Sigh. I was having such a lovely week. Seriously, Wednesday was a fabulous day. Mom booked a trip up to Joburg for the March long weekend, my passport made it safely to the UK (thanks DHL, it may cost extra, but the peace of mind and detailed tracking is SO worth it!) and to the Real Russia offices and was scheduled to be submitted to the Monglian Embassy yesterday and I got a surprise dinner invite to Cranks with some of the work crowd (some of the guys from Cape Town were up). Seriously, it was a perfect day :)

On an aside tho, I feel I should put out a warning here about Cranks. Although it is one of my fav spots, the guys were drinking their Thai red bull & whiskeys and only when the bill actually arrived did we find out that they were R81 *each*. My gawd. I mean they don't have a drinks menu or anything, but surely when your drink costs more than some of your main meals you warn a person?? But other than that, it was a lovely night with plenty of laughter.

Yesterday, however, was a different story. Seriously, I was not ready for the pendulum to swing back so soon! Yesterday I found out my passport will be ready for collection on Monday. They tell you the visa can take up to 5 days. I'm trying not to stress too much about this right now, but seriously in the back of my mind, I'm still terrified about what getting it back within 3 days means ... (See @Doodles, you have some serious worry-warrior competition here!).

And then I also scraped my car ... against a car parked in the fcking driveway of the property I live in!! So this guy (one of the people who work in the home office in the main house) has been parking his car in the most annoying spot for the last 6 weeks or so, but he barely seems to notice. And finally yesterday disaster struck. Luckily his car doesn't have a dent, although there is some paint damage. But I'm hoping he'll stop parking there now :P My car, on the other hand, has a lovely dent in the wheel wing, some paint scratches and one of those weird little things they stick onto the side of the car has come off. I am less than thrilled to have to deal with this now. *sob* The most annoying part was that my OUTBonus is due in August :P Urgh. Seriously?!?

And then last night was Bookclub. It was my last one for now cause I decided to resign. I just haven't been enjoying it that much in the last couple of months and after about 5 years, I need a break I think. Funny how it works in fluctuations, I was one of 3 girls who resigned this month as well. My Bookclub always was one that ebbed and flowed ... Feels kinda weird leaving tho, since I started it originally back in the day when I was still dating Bean!

Urgh. I feel like I am in serious need of a hibernation weekend.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ouch! Too bad about your car. Maybe find out if it would work out better to pay for it yourself and still get your OUTbonus?

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