Run, settling in, hopes, rear view mirror…


I woke this morning and found the temperature at 1 deg. Yay… anything higher than 0 deg is a yay… especially when it isn’t wet/raining. So I went for a run through the usual route. I found myself not attuned to watching out for kangaroos or rabbits like I did when I first moved here. I was starting to just go through the paces, with the novelty having worn off somewhat I guess.

For a Friday, today has been busy. In fact this week has been busy. Thankfully my mind is less distracted by possibilities of Melbourne roles this week so work wise it has become more productive and has gone by more quickly than I feared it would. It also means however that tomorrow will be a weekend in Canberra by myself. I had wanted to return to Melbourne but catching with Kiddo would be good, with her having been away to Sydney all week. So Tress and I thought I could be here this weekend and then drive to Melbourne next weekend.

Yesterday I did a presentation. On some government buying powers and its ability to grant indemnities. Sleep inducing stuff for most. It went ok I think. My bit is only small one – maybe 8 slides out of a total of 30. The main presenter was the CFO who was a bit of a larrikin and court jester. He included a TED Talk clip (on fraud) so when it was my turn, I said I didn’t try searching for a TED Talk clip on indemnities (laughter) and if I did, I might have fallen asleep while searching (laughter again). It’s always good to start a presentation with a bit of laugh… the rest went ok, I was relieved but surely there will be more to come…

This morning there was a story about Australia Post doing voluntary redundancies on a big scale. Made me wonder why I was looking to them to get back to work in Melbourne… I’m beginning to think I should really forget about Melbourne for a while, hard as it is to give up hopes of being  there with Tress in Melbourne again.

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