The Time There Were Eight Things On My List

I have a hair on my chin that won’t quit.

 

That’s where I’m at right now.

Firstly, I want to make my apologies for not blogging anything for the better part of a month and a half.

This is partly due to the fact I couldn’t post due to my web site being broken and also partly due to the fact I felt I had nothing to say.

That being said, I thought I’d update you on some goings on real quick

  • Taxi’s Vs.Uber
  • Made permanent part time at work
  • Medically getting better
  • Creatively is going very slowly
  • I’m going to be an Aunt again
  • It’s almost the end of the year
  • Celebrity’s won’t stop dying
  • Donald Trump is going to be the 45th President of the United States

 

These are 8 things that have been a part of my life for a while so let’s look at them one at a time.

1)Taxi’s vs. Uber

A few weeks ago I had a situation where I needed to call a taxi to get me to a Medical appointment. Long story short- the taxi never came and I had to cancel the appointment and reschedule it for another time. This caused me to vent on FB about the experience and some suggested that next time, I take and Uber. This caused a heated discussion between myself and some folks about how good /bad taxi’s and or Uber is.

In my personal opinion – I could never trust Uber. Their drivers don’t wear uniforms, It’s just some dude in a car (Their own car) that’s unmarked and has nothing on it that states it’s an Uber. Taxi’s on the other hand, you know it’s a taxi –Coz it’s got TAXI written on the side, their drivers wear uniforms and they have their ID clearly shown on the dash of the car.

I will always trust taxis regardless of the experience I have with them. That being said, I did receive a cab charge voucher for $20 because my taxi never showed up. Which was nice.

 

2) Permanent Part -Time

I’ve been made permanent part time at work. For the last 3 months I’ve worked 4 days a week under ‘ Non-work related’ medical grounds and it’s helped me a lot. Not only have I been able to attend the medical appointments I needed to – I’ve also been able to do a whole bunch of things and tie up a whole lot of loose ends with things that I haven’t been able to do due to working full time. I’m happier, I’m healthier (and loosing weight) a lot less stressed and I actually have the time to focus on my creative projects. My work has given me the opportunity to go permanent part time as a result of this. It’s in the process of being approved. I have been told it will be starting from December 1st but I’ll keep you posted as events unfold

 

3) Medically On The Mend

As mentioned in point 2 I have been able to attend all of my medical appointments for various things over the last few months. This is good. Now, I need you to understand, dear reader that when I use the term “ Medically on the mend” – I don’t mean that all that I have will just go away… I mean I am medically on the mend.. For me.

My Cerebral Palsy isn’t going to go away

My Osteoarthritis isn’t going to go away

My TMJ isn’t going to go away

My right-sided Tinnitus isn’t going to go away

They are, however, being treated better and I have a far better understanding of what it is I have and how to deal with them so I can function on a daily basis. *

Don’t get wrong, there are still days that my body hates me with a passion – but those days are becoming less and less frequent thanks to having that 1 day a week to chill and do what needs to be done to improve myself.

4) Creatively – It’s Very Slow

Ok, I’m going to be honest; I’ve been right slack when it comes to my creative that I want to work on. Be that updating my socials (Of which, at last count I had 11 accounts across several different platforms that I use), updating this blog (The proof is how long this entry is) or uploading a video to my You Tube channel. I keep telling myself that I’ll vlog once a week or I’ll blog once a week and it just never happens. I have an abundance of ideas that I want to get out there – I just seem to be preoccupied with other things such as getting my passport organised, sorting out my Superannuation, attending medical appointments, getting myself a new Birth Certificate, buying new camera gear and getting little Miss Floof registered to my name and making sure she’s a happy, healthy kitten. All I ask is that you all be patient with me while I sort things out. It’s getting there. I promise.

5) I’m Going To Be An Aunt Again!

That’s right! My Sister is about to have baby #2 and I couldn’t be more excited! She’s due any day now and I can’t wait to meet the little one. Sadly, it won’t be till early next year when I get the chance to go visit (at this stage. That being said, things can change) UHG I hate waiting. More on that when we welcome the little one to the world. Will keep you updated.

6) Its Almost The End Of The Year

Wait.. What? It’s almost the end of the year? How the hell did that happen? I woke up yesterday and it was January 1st 2016. Funny thing about this year though- it’s flown by and I can honestly say, I don’t think I’ve accomplished much. Others have said otherwise but I feel like I don’t have much to show for this year. I’ve done a lot of tinkering, a lot of organising and rearranging and preparing – but not much in the way of anything else. By now I’d hoped to have more of my creative projects off the ground and up and running but no. On the upside, what I have done has got me in a great position to kick off everything for 2017 and that’s exciting!

7) 2016 – The Year That Took Everyone Who Meant Everything

Look, I don’t think I need to say much here except.. STAHP! Seriously.. Enough already! We get the point. Do you have to keep rubbing it in! This year has been the worst year for Celebrities passing away and quite frankly that makes this year one of the worst on record. On average, Celebrity deaths come in threes. Three Deaths a year. Yes they still hurt and yes the world mourns their passing but there are gaps in between each one so we get time to mourn, to pick ourselves up and move on. 2016 hasn’t been so kind. This year has seen the loss of so many. Bowie, Prince, Alan Rickman, Robert Vaughn, Leonard Cohen, Bobby Vee, Victoria Wood, Gene Wilder, Anton Yelchin and Doris Roberts just to name a few. There has been so, so many and the world has cried so much these last 11 months. It seems to be almost a daily occurrence now and I, just like the rest of the world, would really like to see the remainder of this year out without some one else dying on us

8) USA Dismay..

Deep Breath

Donald J Trump is the new President of The United States Of America

 

Like most people in America and around the world, I watched their Presidential Election unfold on Social Media and like most people in America and around the world I was quite drunk by the end of it. While those who voted for the Man –Orange were elated in their victory those who were apposed to him (and the rest of the world) sat in stunned silence as we struggled to comprehend how a Man with no Political experience whatsoever, who has only ever thought of no one else but Himself and who has spent at least spent the last decade or so being the face of reality TV, could become President of the free world and have access to Nuclear codes.

Interestingly, It seems in the days since the event, President –Elect Trump seems to have come to the conclusion that he

  1. Didn’t expect to win
  2. Might be in a bit over his head this time
  3. And, if what I’ve read is anything to go by – He doesn’t have the first clue on what it is he’s expected to do over the next 4 years.

Honestly, I fully expect Trump to either hand in the Presidency somehow or fake his own death in the next few weeks, as I don’t think he has what it takes to run the Country. I’m firmly convinced that Trump decided to run for President as a joke because he was bored of being a rich Real Estate/ Socialite/Reality TV/Whatever else and thought it’d be funny to see what happens. It was all a laugh until he realized he got voted in and won and now he’s shitting himself – and so are we. We’re scared. Real scared. I just want to close my eyes and not watch but then, at the same time, I’ve often wondered what its like to have a front row seat to oblivion.

People are coming out and saying that they need to be there for each other, support each other, love on another and I agree with that. Now is the time to be real human beings and stand together. Let’s be awesome! OK? Ok Good!

 

And on that note, thanks so much for reading,

 

CJ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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