It just occurred to me why I booked my flight from Mackay to Brisbane in the middle of the week! I'd been sitting here thinking I was an idiot, and wracking my brain trying to figure out what the HELL I was thinking! When it dawned on me: Wednesday is Australia Day. A public holiday. A day Chris has off from work! So, he can drive me to the airport and all of the previous stress and drama surrounding how and when I'd be able to get to Mackay are forgotten. That is such a relief, I can't say it enough!
So, I'm on the third day of Operation: Defy Jetlag. The way this works is that each day, for the week leading up to my flight, I slowly flip my body clock so that I'm on Texas time. It's been tough because, unlike if I was resetting in Texas, it's still daylight here while I'm trying to sleep at the moment. So I keep waking up after 4 hours sleep wide awake and ready to go, not so good. I've had 8 hours sleep in the last 48 and feel fine! Crayzay. lol So, I've been awake since 4:30pm yesterday and it's now 10:30am. I'd like to make it to noon (8pm CST) before I go to sleep and hopefully I'll be able to stay asleep until 6 or 7 tonight (2/3am CST.) I know, 8pm-3am are still weird hours to be sleeping, but it's better than my usual schedule which would be 8am-6pm!
On a random note,on date night a few weeks back, Beebs surprised me with a gift certificate to the spa for a neck, back and shoulder massage! So I'm going to cash that in on Monday and I also booked to get gel nails and toes! I haven't had a pedicure since October, so I'm REALLY looking forward to it. :-D Just had to share that cause I'm so excited!
I went to the pub for the first time in 3 months last night and, you know, I think that I've officially had my fill of the Moranbah pub scene. All the things that I used to hate about bars are bugging me again. Mostly the loud music, the smoke and the creepy men. Add to it that they serve approximately ZERO of my favorite drinks (can't even make a martini) and going there is just a waste of my money. Next time a friend wants to go to the pub, I'm just going to invite them over here or maybe to a restaurant instead. The only reason I started going to the pub in the first place was to meet new people and try to get some social time in, but I have good friends now that I get to spend a lot of time with outside of the pub and I feel like I've met just about everyone I care to at this stage....so my pub days have come to a close. I'm just a little bit over it, and that's ok. :)
Only 4 days til I visit home!