Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Page 2106 - Random Thoughts

 A peek inside the pre-dawn brain



There are times my thoughts go a million miles a minute.  Or should that be an hour? Nah, I think it's a minute.

Right now as I sit in the dark in the pre-dawn my mind is doing cartwheels.  Nope. Not cartwheels. Cartwheels are too neat and "clock-work" like. I think my mind is doing more of a random "I'm at an indoor trampolining place with no control over which way I'm jumping" style tumbling sequence.

Speaking of indoor trampolining places, is it OK to take the special trampolining socks you bought at Bounce to Flip-Out? Or do you have to buy the specific Flip-Out ones?

I need to print that Group-On voucher for Flip-Out.  Hang on. I don't have it.  Husb has it.  I think we'll do a trip to Flip-Out today. Seems like a great way to spend a very cold school holiday afternoon.

If it's going to be this cold in Canberra you'd think the world would give us snow. It's snowing everywhere around us but it's by-passing us.  I want snow.  Give me snow!

If it really did snow in Canberra the city would probably shut down.  Nobody would know what to do with the whole driving thing.  Even walking. What shoes would we wear?

If the snow doesn't come to us perhaps I could go to the snow?  Like just take a drive towards the Brindabella Mountains and see what we find.

I guess we'd need gloves.  Wool gloves would get wet and leather gloves would get ruined. How far would I need to drive?  I wonder if we'd find snow near the road or if we'd need to walk.  I still don't know what shoes to wear. I'd better wear bright yellow and pack some muesli bars in case we get lost.

Speaking of walking I really need to exercise. Yesterday's bike ride just proved how unfit I am.  Why is it so easy to become unfit?

It's so easy to become a lot of things. Unfit, impatient, unwell, tired, unorganised ....

I need to clean my desk.  Now that my book is done and with the printer I have no excuses for avoiding all that other work anymore.  I don't even know what "that other work" is! I've forgotten.  Too much travel and too much focus on the book.

Speaking of travel I need to get to Melbourne.  One of my best friends toddlers has just been diagnosed with leukaemia.  I need to get to Melbourne and see what I can do to help out.  Even if only to go to Ronald McDonald House and cook them some meals.  I don't know what else to do. I can't believe their going through this.  After all they've been through already, this really sucks.  I can't imagine how they must be feeling. I'll try and get to Melbourne in the next two weeks. Thank goodness she has so many good friends.  Thank goodness for great doctors and Ronald McDonald House.

Oh gosh! I've got to finalise arrangements with Ronald McDonald House here in Canberra for the fundraising.  The paperwork is probably on my desk. In among the Regional Comp papers.

The Regional Comp is only a month away.  I should take stock of where the planning is up to.  Given I'm the coordinator and all.  I can't remember where I put the volunteer list.

I need to clean my desk. I also need to set up the email system on my new computer so I can officially move from this dodgy "keeps shutting down as soon as I touch it" laptop to the lovely new PC on my desk.

I guess if I move to the other computer I can then send the laptop in to be looked at.  Who would I send it to?  I'll let the Husb take care of that.

I didn't hear the Husb come home last night.  I wonder if they won?  I hope he didn't hurt his back again at basketball.

I should check the booking at the basketball stadium and see if they need us to pay in advance for Regional Comp.  I wonder whether we can set up the night before. I'll check ...

Cheques.  I need to make a trip to the PO Box to see if anyone has sent me some cheques.

I'll do that on the way to Flip-Out.  What time shall we go to Flip-Out?  I guess sometime after my client.

Client! Damn.  I need to prepare for my client. Shit.  And clean the house.  I wonder if Roomba is charged?  Gotta love a robotic vacuum.

Speaking of robots I need to follow up on that email about the robot ...

What time is it?  6.00am.  I need a cuppa.  I also need to blog.

What am I going to blog about?

I don't know what to blog about.

My brain isn't working. Think Leanne, think.

Ummm ...

I can't think straight.  Too many random thoughts inside my pre-dawn brain.

Random thoughts! That's it ...







30 comments :

  1. I find writing a stream of consciousness like this can really help me get my thoughts in order. And I'm so sorry about your friends toddler- I hope the outcome is positive- you're a great friend to want to help them xx

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    1. I wish I lived closer. I am just so pleased to see that she has made so many other wonderful friends in her rural community that are making themselves available. It's a horrible diagnosis but the sense of community support around her right now is heart warming.

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  2. Totally get this. Are you sure you're not in my head? It's often Random Thoughts central up there.
    My thoughts go out to your friend and her little one. x

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    1. I wonder if men get such random thoughts? Or is it a woman thing?

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  3. I just get up when that happens - and start writing to shut the thoughts down.(and so sorry about your friend's child. Just heartbreaking, but hopefully a good outcome)

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    1. I think cleaning my desk will be key to shutting down the babble in my brain. Once I get everything on a list (including when I can get to Melbourne) I'll be able to quieten the chatter. Hopefully ...

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  4. I think it is so cold here in QLD I couldn't imagine morning after morning of Canberra cold. Brrr! I hate when my brain does this. I wish there was a little transcriber up there capturing it all so I only think about it once instead of repeating things over and over again.

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    1. I was in Qld last week and it was a welcome reprieve! Can't wait to head back that way ....

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  5. My post this week started this way too! I just wrote with no real purpose as to what I was actually writing about until it was written. Sometimes those posts are the best!

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  6. I wish I'd known you when I lived in Canberra in 1998-1999. I struggled to make friends there. Most of my work colleagues went away most weekends ('home' to Melbourne, Sydney etc). I did eventually make a couple of good friends but there was a lot I liked about the place (including the weather) but at the time it just wasn't somewhere I felt I could settle.

    After my diplomatic posting in East Timor I was due to go back to Canberra so resigned, keen to settle down and live a normal life and I couldn't see myself doing that in Canberra.

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    1. I would have loved to have known you back then Deb. I love Canberra. But I agree, it can be hard to make friends. All my friends were made through work or parents of my kids friends. I didn't know you were in the diplomatic corp! That's so cool. I was thinking of you the other day. I thought of all the bloggers I'd like to meet for a cuppa IRL you're high on the list ...

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  7. My head each and every morning.... so many random thoughts. I find an early morning walk helps to bring them all out and then I can get on with my day.

    So sorry to hear about your friend's child.

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    1. I'm just not brave enough to head outside for the early morning walk this week due to that Arctic Freeze thing going on. I did clean my desk though which lifted a huge weight. Amazing how much clearer I feel already just by getting the physical state in order. I'm about to start writing lists to get all the stuff from my brain onto paper ...

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  8. Haha - that's just like what goes on in my head and exactly why I need to write things down because there is SO much in there! I can't believe Canberra isn't getting snow either!! I am so sorry to hear about your Melbourne friend's toddler. I hope all goes well with her treatment and she is well again before too long! xo

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    1. It's a long road ahead for their little man. Brand new diagnosis so will be around 6 months of living away from their farm and in RMH Melbourne. But they are surrounded by fantastic doctors and staff and there's a good success rate with this type of things these days. I will get down there one day soon to share some love.

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  9. Yep, it's like that in my head too! Every few days I write them down on a to do list to declutter my mind but then forget to look at it and so it goes...I'm so sorry to hear about your friends toddler.

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  10. This was fascinating Leanne .. It's like getting deep into your mind...

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  11. Yep. My mind is often just as crazy!
    I hope your friend's little boy is ok. Thank goodness for the work RMH do. They are amazing aren't they?

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    1. I love RMH. Could you imagine them not only having to worry about their baby, but to also have to find a rental property and the money to pay for it? RMH are the best!

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  12. Some days there are so many random thoughts going on inside my head, I need to get myself a coffee sit back and listen in just to catch up with it all! Sometimes I need to write the random thoughts down to give them some sort of direction and purpose, other times I let them flow wildly - but never before 6am! I'm usually in bed!

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    1. Yeah, I'm a little crazy getting up before dawn. I'm up before the birds .... my body won't let me sleep in!

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  13. Lol. Yep, my head is nearly always going a million miles a minute. It's exhausting! Sorry to hear about your friend's little one. I'm glad she has you and a great support network around her.

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    1. The million miles thing is exhausting.
      I wish I could do more re my friend .... I am feeling quite useless right now ...
      She's knows I'm here though. And she has so many lovely people around her right now.

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  14. Hahahhhaha! You have so much internal chatter going on about Flip-Out. I love it! It's kind of symbolic really, the way our thoughts tend to bounce around like crazy.

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    1. Yup. My brain is a flip-out ... makes total sense.

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  15. That's a lot of random thoughts. Hope Flip Out helped you bounce them back into some kind of order.

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    1. Flip-out helped wear out the boy! Which then helped me get my brain in order .. LOL

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