October 8th, 2003

butterfly girl : where she goes when she

unexpected surprised

ee, yay. today has been one of those days where good things have happened that you didn't expect or where you were actually expecting the worst; not to mention i finally did the filing here at work that i've been putting off for a month, and i arranged to get my old superannuation fund to transfer everything to my new fund, which i've been putting of for 6 months. so now i'm feeling all nice and organised, yay. oh yes! and lovestaria i finally sent out the pacific project today too :D i don't think i have anything left hanging over my head now - well, nothing that i can do something about anyway. things like my stop sign fine (blah) i can't do anything about till i actually get the fine in the mail (well, i can save the money, but i can't do that until next pay day anyway), so i really feel like i have the little things under control. it's funny how all the crappy little things you keep putting off - like sorting out superannuation & phone bills & filing - can really weigh you down sometimes, and you can't ever shake off that feeling of needing to do something.

! and good things today:

+ finding out i actually had double the amount of superannuation in my old fund than i thought i had - because they for some reason actually had 2 accounts in my name, so i was thinking i had about $1000 in it because that's what my last statement read, but there was actually 2 accounts and hence, 2 account balances that belonged to me
+ thinking i had overdrawn on my bank acccount already and when checking online, realising i still did have money left in it :D
+ checking my phone bill for the last month so far and seeing that it was only half of what i expected it to be
+ thinking if was about 9:30 or 10am this morning when i sat on the floor and did my filing, when someone announced the lunch lady was here and i realised it was actually nearly 11am (eee yay, that doesn't happen very often at all - actually losing an hour while i'm at work!)

well, only little things, but they made me happy. most of them revolve around money which probably isn't a very good character trait, but unfortunately, it is a necessity. and budgeting has become really important to me particularly in the last week or so as i do want to make the most of the money i'm earning, so being able to make my dollars stretch further is a nice accomplishment.

++ also tonight, i'm going out for dinner and then to a pro basketball match which has been arranged through work, so i'm very much looking forward to that. i never realised there were so many perks in working in a corporate business, but i'm sure not going to turn them down! besides, i've never been to a basketball match before, but i am assured that it will be a great night out.

almost lunchtime now, and i feel like i haven't even started to work yet. i'm still stuck in morning mode - but as this is my best time of day, that IS a good thing.
butterfly girl : where she goes when she

&plans for england

just a question for those who either live in england, or those who have traveled there... what season do you think is the best to plan a holiday in?

i can't decide between going in spring or autumn... i don't want to go in winter as i know i wouldn't be able to handle the cold (australian winters' chill me enough without going below 0*C), and i didn't think i wanted to go in summer, but after reading a few things, i could be open to going then.

so tell me. what season/month would you recommend for a first-timer visiting? and if you can be bothered expanding, why?