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A few things going on

A few fun and interesting things are happening right now, rather than write a separate post for each I figured I would just post this one quick(ish) update before I go to bed. It's one am here and I really should think about getting some sleep.

Even although tomorrow is my day off I have a lot to do. I have the dentist in the morning and the doctors in the afternoon, in between those two I need to go to one of the freezer food shops and get some of the party food packs they do for the last day of uni on Friday. Myself and two friends are organising a bit of a thing to celebrate finishing the academic part of our degree. One friend is organising pizza, the other is getting the sandwiches and plates, cutlery etc and I am getting the cake the present for the lecturer, a thank you card for her and getting and cooking the party packs.

Having just written that down I realise that as usual I have taken on the lion's share of the work. That's typical me to be honest but in this situation it makes sense, I am the only one with a Costco card so therefore the only one who can go to Costco and get the cake. I am also the only one who passes the shop which sells what we are buying the lecturer and my friend was actually going to do the party packs but she came in in a panic today saying her oven is broken - I have a functioning oven so I took that off her hands.

I also need to get in touch with my next placement to get my shifts. I have tried several times over the last two days and either no one answers the phone or they tell me to call a different number which is the one that no one is answering. Since I start next week it would be nice to have an idea of what my shifts will be. I still have to figure out how on earth I am going to get there since I am being sent to the other side of the city as well. I will figure that out tomorrow too.

On to happier news: I am joining the Army Reserves. Its something I wanted to do last year but I was the only one of my friends who was joining and I had to lose a lot of weight to meet their requirements. Trying to do it on my own just wasn't working but this time two of my friends are joining with me so we will work together to get up to the necessary level of fitness. Of course I am the only one of us that needs to lose a lot of weight but at least we all need to meet the same requirements, I will just need to work a bit harder. We have an information evening tomorrow at the Army hall where we will get to see some of the training they do each week.

There's good news on the weight front too, I weighed myself at the gym tonight as I do every Tuesday and I have lost a kilogram (2.2lbs). I am so happy, its not a lot of weight for the length of time I have been working at it but at least something has finally come off. Its taken time and its a struggle for me since I am such a fussy eater but at least now I know it is working, all be it slowly.

I have just been approved for adsense on my new blog which is also quite exciting. I originally was declined last week so I am quite happy to have gotten to the point where I can get through both parts of the approval process. I got the email yesterday to say I had passed the first stage and I had to place ads on my blog which would remain blank until I passed the second stage. I got the email about an hour ago to tell me I had passed the second stage and I should start seeing ads soon.

Don't get me wrong I doubt I will actually make any significant amount of money from my blog, its quite a specific niche but its something I wanted to write about anyway and if I make a few pounds along the way all the better.

I still haven't gotten my eBook published, I really need to work on figuring out this amazon nonsense one of these days but I am just so busy just now. I also have mums old laptop to take all the files off of and restore it to its factory settings so that she can give it to a friend of hers. I don't know when I will have time to do that but I really want to get it done this week.

Well I think that's enough rambling on for one night, I am off to spend a wee while reading what you have all been up to then I am heading off to bed.

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AliCanary wrote on February 17, 2015, 9:00 PM

Wow, lots of things to do--so much for a "quick post"! I missed a dental appointment a couple of weeks ago and need to reschedule, and I should finish up my taxes, as well. Remember when we were kids and we whined about being bored?

grandma20121 wrote on February 17, 2015, 10:43 PM

well it seems you have whole lot of things going on at once, congrats on your weight loss, your entering the army reserves too

lookatdesktop wrote on February 17, 2015, 11:13 PM

You are one who gets things done. No procrastinating for you no sir ree bob. Quite impressive I might add.

crowntower wrote on February 18, 2015, 7:36 AM

Congratulations to you and your friend for your new achievement! And congratulations for your new blog. I really hope you guys will teach something about Adsense. Hehehehe. I don't have any idea about how it really works. God bless.

melody23 wrote on February 18, 2015, 8:26 AM

Yeah there is a big part of me that misses being bored. My dentist got rescheduled unfortunately so that was one less thing to do. I have been to the shops and am now just wasting time online until its time to go to the doctor, oh and trying to call someone at the uni who is refusing to answer her phone - its pretty urgent too.

melody23 wrote on February 18, 2015, 8:27 AM

The thing is that I am a terrible procrastinator, which is why I end up with so much to do in one day because I put it off till the last minute. I get there in the end though which I guess is the main thing.

melody23 wrote on February 18, 2015, 8:28 AM

I am just learning about adsense myself, that's why I blog with blogger. Because its part of google its easier to get adsense and a lot of the work is done for you.