Tuesday, November 02, 2010

This weekend we geared up for Halloween. The three youngest kids all got dressed up and trick or treated out there with their Dad on Halloween night. Tom went with his own mates, a couple of girls actually.. and of course, one of them is "just a friend".. yep. Anyway, they all had a ball and they were laughing so much.
I went to work, and worked a twelve hour shift. I only just got over my jet lag feelings this afternoon from that one. I worked in the High Dependency Unit neurosurgery. It was a good shift because I worked with awesome Doctors and Nurses. But I can honestly say my feet were killing me at the end of it even though I wore my wonderful Rockport shoes. I tell ya, you appreciate life so much when you work in these areas.. well, I do any how.
So this afternoon, on Melbourne Cup Day (a horse race that celebrated 150th year today), we went for a drive to Geelong (a bayside suburb to people who are not from Australia). The weather was so lovely there in comparison to Melbourne, just amazing the contrast in temperature. It had rained in the morning.. and it did not begin to rain until we were on the last part of our Ferris Wheel ride. We had dinner and then went to indulge in ice creams. It was so nice on the foreshore there in Geelong, they have made it so pretty. It would be very easy to spend many afternoons there and just chill. Oh, the picture was taken of me on my mobile just before we embarked :)

7 comments:

Andrew said...

It's a nice photo Cazzie. Your hair is long. I like it.

Mom said...

A nurse really does require a good pair of shoes. sore feet seem to be part of the job.
It's good to see how you balance your job with wonderful family times.

Jayne said...

Love the photo, you look about 18 ;)

Cazzie!!! said...

Andrew, thank you very much, it is so long and I had been having trouble with it of late. It seemed to be drying out a bit and looking frizzy. I put it down to the air conditioning at work and my silly schedules. I am re thinking a lot of things right now, thinking I may have to go back onto afternoon shifts instead of nights... anyway. I went to a hair dresser last week. I explained I very rarely use a hair dryer, and that I work nights as a nurse and my hair is behaving badly. They put me on to this awesome Aromas Leave In Hair Treatment. and so, now my hair feels and smells great :)

Mom, that is for sure, the shoe shop man told me that my Rockports would be going up in price for the first time in many years, which I do not mind. I am guessing I need a new pair. Like a long distance runner, they cash in on new shoes every 500km or so.. so I am guessing my 5ookm is up! Yes, I try to balance the job and family, but I am not so sure how good I am doing at it sometimes :(

Jayne, you are my new best friend :) If you want ID I can show you I am almost 39! lol

Ginnie said...

Too bad you had to miss the Halloween night with the kids, but I'm sure the patients were very thankful that you were there. I'll bet you're and awesome nurse.

Middle Child said...

You look a little cheeky in that photo - and Jayne is right

Andrew said...

Andrew notes in diary, in a year or so Cazzie will be forty.