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NBR Life Changes/How Are You?

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I finished my last day at work yesterday after 8 years with the company as we were outbid on the contract. Changes! Didn't think I would be made redundant per se at this young an age. However, have secured new employment and start on Tuesday. Nervously excited to start this new place with a change of scenery and people to work with.

I know everyone is busy with family, work, just life in general. How are you all doing? I hope everyone is well and healthy :)
Silvene
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Going through company restructures, buy-outs, outbids and redundancies is never fun.  I went through two in a five year period and it's very stressful!  Congrats on managing to find new employment so fast, wishing you all the best in the new job.  I hope you'll be very happy there. 
MareeB
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Oh Tabu I'm sorry to hear that - that's really tough. I hope your new job turns out to be a dream come true xx
Kimrose
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8 years is a long time in a role. Your workmates become like family. So happy you have secured another role, congratulations 
Lisa-Lou
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I hope you love your new job! Exciting times ahead for you :-)
tabucutie
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Thanks ladies :) It will be different with training and probation period again but feeling optimistic :)
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All the best :-) You are blessed to get a job so quick in these current times. An exciting new chapter for you. 
tabucutie
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Agreed AboutFace. Quite fortunate. 
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Lots has changed since last month. I think January was a stressful month. Employees have left us and put strain on us at work . January was horrible work wise everyone was on annual leave and work was busy . Finally it has slowed down . 
trudijoy
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Wow big changes tabucutie, all the best with the new job!


I started my year with a mammoth admin task so now that that is fine I'm just kicking in to the new year of  doing my thing :)

this week is special - we were in Queenstown for team meetings, and I've stayed on for the weekend  because I turn 'thirty-ten' on Tuesday. A very close friend from Dunedin is coming through tomorrow for vineyards, swims and celebrating but today I'm half working remotely (in my top floor amazing room the hotel upgraded me to for my birthday with panoramic lake views!) and half sorting stuff out until later, when I'm going on a lake cruise mum got me. 

so yeah, life hard, send help I guess!
Silvene
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I've just spent the past two weeks dealing with the massive amount of admin that goes with changing a company name.  It's something I've wanted to do for years, but kept putting it off due to the vast amount of admin and paperwork that goes with it.  It's finally done though and I treated myself to a "me" day today, seeing as I'm working tomorrow ...

It was my birthday last week and hubby spoilt me with a gift voucher to the local spa for a full body massage and a facial. I had both treatments done this morning ... Utter bliss!  I'm now relaxing on the couch watching an episode of Bridgerton.
Lisa-Lou
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Sounds like a great place to be Trudi, I love Queenstown! Happy Birthday month.
tabucutie
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Queenstown looks amazing, I hope to get down there one day sometime soon. Happy Birthday Trudi!

Belated birthday wishes Silvene!
trudijoy
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It was an epic trip tabucutie! So so perfect 
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Sounds amazing Trudi, I love Queenstown! For anyone wanting to go, I really recommend visiting Onsen to enjoy the outdoor hot tubs if the hotel you're staying at doesn't have any hot tubs, it's so worth it and more affordable if you go in a group. Mostly though I find the views everywhere in Queenstown are amazing, especially going to bars along the lake front, it's impossible not to enjoy it.
trudijoy
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Yeah I'm desperate to do the onsen but it didn't work out this time. 

I had the most amazing trip though - our work location was Jacks Point, so basically set at the foot of the Remarkables; I could see straight out at them from my bed (and the hot tub!)

for the birthday part, Mercure  Resort gave me an upgrade to a top floor room with 180 degree panoramic lake views- breathtaking and so private that I didn't  even close the curtains so I woke up to sunrise over the lake. 

epic food and drink, especially at Walter Peak (Mum gave me the Earnslaw cruise and meal at WP as part of my birthday present); best pork belly everrrr and the views were just amazing on the lake.

actual birthday celebration day was sat and my best friend and I did a hop on/off wine tour. We went to Arrowtown, Gibbston Valley cheese (who put a sparkler in a cheeseboard as a candle lol, cute), Akarua, Amisfield, Gibbston Valley wines and Mt Rosa wines. 

before flying home yesterday we had an epic brunch (bespoke kitchen, iykyk) and then went sightseeing through the Shotover Gorge/River, uo Coronet Peak and out to Kelvin Heights.



thise are just the highlights! Amazing way to end my thirties 
MareeB
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Aw that sounds like a fabulous trip!
shazatron101
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You make me want to go to queenstown haha it looks gorgeous! 
tabucutie
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Ooh what an absolutely epic trip!
trudijoy
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so stunning shaz, so stunning! 
itsclearascrystal
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Been a busy year here. Your trip sounds amazing Trudi, and I hope the job is working out Tabucutie. 
SooziesWorld
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Happy birthday Trudi! I hope you've had a great day!
trudijoy
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Thanks soozie! Yep it's been a good one :) 
tabucutie
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One week of training and first day on the floor yesterday. Still got a lot to learn but moving with it :)
shazatron101
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i am t i r e d. yesterday the squid smacked her face on the edge of the frog tank and split her lip, and mr shaz has been complaining all week because hes got air trapped inside him and hes uncomfortable

and then me, oh me, i wake up at midnight and stay awake til 4 or 5. i just want good sleep haha

so thats how im doing hahahah
tabucutie
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I saw that on insta, hope she is doing ok. Hope you get some sleep too Shaz.

Totally forgot about this thread. Have been in my current job for 5 months now. Out of probation and still here. Settled in super well and feeling really confident in my ability to do the job. Stoked, it seemed stressful at the time but its just adjusting to the change.
shazatron101
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She is fine. Little jerk. Nothing holds her down for long lol

And sleep, pffft whats that hahaahahasadface
shazatron101
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And also yay!!! Im glad youre loving your new job. Takes a bit but its usually worth it :)
tabucutie
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Little ones are so resilient, definitely a good thing they can get back up and keep going on.

Talking about sleep, absolutely coma'd on the couch for a 2 hr nap once I got home from work. Still went to sleep for the night at 10.30!

And thanks Shaz :)
Lisa-Lou
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I love naps! Lol. Lifes definitely changing for me. 11 weeks until my little girl is here......it still feels so surreal and don't think it will sink in until I hold her. So excited:-)
shazatron101
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Ee 11 weeks!!! Is that September? I cant count hahahaha how exciting! It does feel surreal though,  and then they arrive and you cant imagine life without them :D

Ohhhh love a nap. Takes me too long to fall asleep, by the time i do, the squids already awake :'(
Lisa-Lou
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Yep September! A Spring bubba :-)
I seem to wake up around 3am and just can't get back to sleep....sooooo I online shop lol. Currently waiting for my new steam mop to arrive bhahaha.
shazatron101
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Yay!! I think itll be a couple weeks after my squids bday, how frikkin cuuuutttteeee. Im excited for you haha

Hahahahaha that sucks, i feel that. But omg steam mop !!! I wish i still had one. I hate mopping lol
MareeB
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I was in Timaru today so went to Briscoes to buy a steam mop Shaz. Even half price they're $100 so I didn't buy one. I'm hopeless at shopping.
shazatron101
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I was just looking at briscoes and forgot to have a look at them lol useless as. Ill have a look now!

Ill spend your money for you maree,  im pretty good at it hahahahah
Lisa-Lou
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I got mine from Godfreys. It was on sale for about $130 I think. You can get cheaper ones but I didn't think they would be grunty enough. They do have one for $48 I saw :-)
MareeB
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One of my friends took me clothes shopping Shaz. She eventually gave up and left me in the changing room surrounded by clothes that I didn't like hahahaha
tabucutie
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I've had 3 steam mops. None of them broke, it's just i buy it thinking i will use it. Never use it, sell it. And after time passes i buy another that doesn't get used. I have stopped buying them now lol.

Aww that doesn't sound like the best experience Maree!
MareeB
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Thanks Tabucutie - it wasn't. Clothes shopping gives me PTSD. I absolutely hate it and suffer from so much anxiety I usually walk out with nothing except sweating and shaking. My friend loves shopping and doesn't understand that I genuinely feel the way I say I do.
tabucutie
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Thats really challenging, I'm sorry that your friend doesn't understand what it's like for you.
shazatron101
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I am feeling run down, currently. Sleep only happens to refuel the body, it doesnt feel very rested. I wake sore and achy and just generally blah. Food is boring and im not excited to make anything atm, even though ive been trying to find new recipes. 

The days seem to be the same and its just. Ugh. A drag, to be honest. 

At least it was sunny today and more weeds were annihilated, right!? 
Lisa-Lou
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I think we all go through times like this Shaz. Take some time out for yourself.....treat yourself to something nice :-) 
When I'm feeling blah I like to get out in nature, cook my favourite meal or just blob out with some cheesy movies and junk food. I hope you feel better soon x
shazatron101
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I was going to buy something haha but with all the dentist work this month i got no spare coinz sadly

Early night for everyone tonight, no naps for the squid, hes had a tooth removed and my eyes feel like theyve got glass in them :'(
Lisa-Lou
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An early night sounds good! Shaz I had a growth scan last week.....she is currently positioned head down but she has her legs over her head bhahaha got a good pic. They assured me it was normal lol
shazatron101
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Thank you lisa :)


Hahahahaha well positioning is good but lol, was her rear end on full display? Theyre so weird in their little hidey holes haha i mean they're out of it too but yknow lol

And, just to nag, did you decide about the boba wrap? Lol
MareeB
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Urg Seasonal Affective Disorder. I've been doing yoga meditations with utube at nights and that helps me sleep deeply at least. Its cold here. I'm dressed like a bear and have my heat pump on 26 degrees but I can still feel a draught.
Lisa-Lou
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Yes! She was so cute. Now I know why she is kicking me so low lol. I don't have a wrap yet. I'm pretty unco is it as complicated as it looks!
shazatron101
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Haha! Little punk. Thats very cute though. Im excited for you :)

I was too, but theyve got fairly easy instructions to follow and there was a video i watched that made it even easier for my brain to work out. But yeah. Its yours if you want it!
shazatron101
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Yoga sounds good. I feel too worn out to even try it.

Ive been trying the this works(?) Sleep stuff, it does not work, for me at least lol
Silvene
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Yoga by Kassandra (on YouTube) has a 30 days of Bedtime Yoga. It's a lovely, slow, relaxing, Yin Yoga - more like stretching and unwinding than actual flow yoga. 

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