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November 1st, 2009

(no subject) [Nov. 1st, 2009|02:28 pm]
Nick Verne
It's been hard to find the will to write in this live journal. I've been feeling drained and uninteresting, but things are looking much better now. Social life has gone from non-existent hiding inside together to a more active round of hanging with friends, eating out, making the token visits to the poofter bars and so on. More importantly, we've been preparing a family gathering for my (gasp) fortieth birthday party. So there. I said it.

For the longest time I didn't really believe I'd make it. When Dad died so young, a veil came down over the future and it was hardly possible to visualise anything beyond the next year or two. Now I'm wondering what might be for the years ahead with a view that I'm not headed for an early death via heart disease. The heart has been fine, blood pressure good (since losing weight), I don't smoke. Probably could drink less, but it's not ringing any alarm bells. Just makes it hard to keep the weight off!

Today we went down to Tamarama to view Sculptures by the Sea with our friends Joey and Metter. Lovely, if a little underwhelming in parts. The highlight was a whale we spotted off the coast spouting and diving a few times. We headed over to Bronte for breakfast, then back to their flat for a chat and a glass of champers. Tonight we're headed out to the Oxford to meet an old flame of mine, his partner and another of their friends from dinner.

The house plans are dawdling along. A surveyor came Friday before last to measure our land accurately. Then we can get detailed plans made and a DA put before council. It's all going to happen. I'm looking forward to it all coming together. We're in no great rush and determined to be thorough. Karma better be on our side.
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