Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Paradise Found and it's Paid For

How would you like to get paid to walk the beach, snorkel the barrier reef, take pictures, and keep a daily blog about your activities? Did I mention that a modest pay of $150,000 comes with this fabulous job? No I'm not suffering from cabin fever or indulging in one of my winter fantasies. I assure you this is real ! So real that I am jumping up and down while gazing out my window that is blanketed in a thick layer of snow which promises to continue amidst the dipping temperatures that will be in the single digits by dinner time. This would be my fantasy job. I love, love the beach and everything about the sea. I'm all over it. Want to take a peek for yourself? Check it out right here. Yes, Yes, I'm there !!! Where do I sign up, you say. Your next statement will probably be...help the employment link doesn't work.
Can you say system overload?

Get in the long line of crazy, blog addicted, sun starved, unemployed individuals just itching for the chance to be island caretaker to Hamilton Island's Great Barrier Reef in Australia. This list includes yours truly. Although I haven't applied yet, I have been dreaming about what it would be like.
Why you ask would the Queensland state government offer such a position. It's a way to promote tourism for the beautiful land of Oz. Not too shabby for a temp job. This fab position does end after a one year contract and yes that means you must vacate the island of your dreams. This past year proved to be a tough year of disappointment for many. Maybe this is a sign of what's to come in 2009...who knows. These are crazy times we live in.


Monday, January 5, 2009

I may Ramble Just a Bit-Just Bear With me

I am in a day-dreamy kind of mood, so my rambles may not make a lot of sense today but please hang in there it is bound to get better- I promise. I started the undecorating process this weekend. I love decorating for the holidays but really hate the opposing process. Where do I put all of my decorations, what was in that place before and oh yuk, I think I need new stuff. The one bright spot in dismantling my house was the rearrangement of my office. It is decluttered and much more functional. Will this lead to a more productive me? One can only hope!

Now back to the day dreaming. I am dreaming of warm sun and sand and yep you guessed it the gulf of Mexico is calling my name. I made reservations for an awesome place on Captiva island. It is a very chic looking cottage on Laika Lane, just a two minute walk to the beach. It looks so perfect- they may have to take me out kicking and screaming. April can't get here soon enough!

In the mean time I have so many things to accomplish. Not only do I need to firm up my writing but my body needs a complete tune-up. The thought of me on a beach in a swim suit makes me gag. It will be done. My motivation is the ugly snow and ice outside my window. Winter be-gone and springtime commence. There is so much more that I could share but I will spare you the time. If I ramble on too much longer nothing will get done. The girl and the mission are still alive and kicking so let me at it.