Thursday, August 4, 2011

Tired eyes

Sigh...... today was one of those days where I seemed to run around doing lots of nothing and by the end of the day inevitably felt like I'd accomplished 'nothing'. Crazy days on the project trying to get everything established for the arrival date of our project team and I'm trying to fight my way through the mountain of unknowns.

Never has a project of this size been attempted and there are so many things to consider and organise. Yes I'm doing more communications work but there's still so much administration work to do and a new person to train (and she's doing an awesome job) but I can still see myself enmeshed in this role for a while to come yet.

Yesterday 25C and the warmest August day on record in Adelaide, today non-stop rain and back to 16C. Crazy days with crazy weather patterns. Wet weather brings out the loons on the road, so my normal 25 minute drive to work this morning took 45 minutes which was a great start to the day - not!

After work I took myself off to the optometrist for an eye check up and to order more contact lenses and all I got for my efforts was a smack on the wrist because my left cornea is swollen and my eyes aren't getting enough oxygen - arrrgggh!

Staring at a computer screen for hours on end and straining my brain trying to work out unknowns is probably not helping. So two days of wearing my glasses and another check up before he'll let me order more contacts. Not happy!

It's days like these when my positive thinking is truly tested and I just want to curl up and sleep for a week. Tomorrow is another day though and the last day of the week, so onward and upward.

Cheers, Fi

When your eyes are tired the world is tired also. When your vision has gone no part of the world can find you. Time to go into the dark where the night has eyes to recognize its own ~ David Whyte


  1. it's okay to have these days Fi -- they're a reminder, and an opportunity, to treat ourselves with tender loving care -- you deserve it!


  2. Oh, Fi, sometimes that positive thinking IS tested, and that's okay. Give yourself a break and know that you cannot possibly be cheerful ALL the time. You are allowed to have "one of those days."

  3. Hi Fi ~~ Yes, this is a great but hard lady's test when one can't wear her contacts.
    Our friend tells her story like a war story. It doesn't add to her beauty but helps her pass the time.

    I hope your days pass quickly for where you can look like you planned,
    Great post, makes one think.


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