Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering involved, not in the victory itself

(Ghandi)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

addicted to a certain kind of sadness

Tomorrow afternoon I leave for my girly weekend with H in Melbourne. I'm really looking forward to:
a) being away from work (and early wakeup calls)
b) seeing H
c) being in Melbourne

I love Melbourne. It's on the other side of Australia from Perth, for those who don't know, and it may as well be a different country in some ways. It's far more "arty" and cosmopolitan, the food is AWESOME and they have trams, which I love. I'm going to be there almost a week.

I'm not looking forward to:
a) being away from Neil (who is going to Cairns, Queensland, for a gambling weekend with his poker buddies)
b) leaving Charly (beloved feline) in the care of the slacker stepson J
c) meeting a lot of H's friends and being super social

Being with H is great, she is a gorgeous girl and understands me and my mental health issues. I'm a bit nervous about her friends, but am hoping they are laidback and not too exhausting. I am worried about my energy levels as they are still really low with the iron deficiency. I guess I will just pace myself and not overdo it. I'll have a lot of time on my own as H is working except for the two weekend days. I have plans to sightsee and shop and maybe get a massage.

I might not be able to blog or visit y'all while I'm away from work for ten days. I will try and check in now and again, partly because I will suffer withdrawal symptoms without it!

My title for today is from my favourite song at the moment - Gotye's Somebody That I Used To Know. Great Aussie songwriter.

10 comments:

Saracide said...

I hope you have a great time!!! Sounds like it's going to be nice :)
I need a vacation too! Take me! haha :)

Pixie said...

Ooooo, have a lovely time, darling! If your friend is as beautiful as she sounds, then she will understand if you are feeling less energetic. And as for her friends, they will love you as much as we do. I guess it is short notice to fly the cat over to me ?? ;-) You have a wonderful break - you deserve it, my Oz babe. Will miss you, but looking forward to hearing all about it.

Love you, girl xxx

Sairs said...

I hope you have a lovely time in Melbourne. My brother lives there but I only have ever gone for when he got married and a graduation ceremony. I've never had a really good look around. I remember we saw Capt Cook's Cottage and the Dandanong Ranges but it was freezing because that time it was winter. BRRRR. Anyway, have fun and don't forget to be present in yourself to enjoy the experience :)
*hugs*
Sarah

♥ Yaya said...

Have a great time dear. Give yourself the opportunity to fully enjoy it. Can't wait for you to return with a wonderful post about how much fun you had!!!

Yaya

MRS PRN said...

Have a great time Lil...Yea Melbourne and Sydney just rockz over Perth with shopping and night life!

Just Be Real said...

Despite your sadness, may you have a wonderful time Lil. ((((Lil))))

d'Artagnan said...

Have a great time and take care of yourself!

XOXO

ml said...

I hope you're having a lot of fun!

C said...

Hello Dear,

I gave you a blog award, you can find it here: http://lifecollection-catherine.blogspot.com/2011/09/award.html

xx, C

Jen Daisybee said...

Hi Lil,
I just read this post, but I hope you had a good time. I imagine you're back home now. I hope you enjoyed your time with your friend and were able to relax and take it easy if your energy levels were low. I know how it gets when those of us with autoimmune or other invisible illnesses push ourselves too much - we get payback for that! I hope that you write another post soon to tell us how your trip went and how you're doing well. I have always loved your blog an look forward to reading it whenever I have time. Take care!