21 9 / 2014
20 9 / 2014
It was the last day for Soccer Star’s little brother’s work experience week. Soccer Star Mini brought in some choc chip cookies that he made (with some help from his mother) and shared them with the office. Many of the office ladies were very impressed. There was even some coconut to make it nice and chewy.
Soccer Star’s supervisor was out for the day, and although Soccer Star Mini was supposed to be introduced to the big wide world of accounting, he did spend a fair amount of time with me doing admin and mail stuff. Thus, it was down to me to fill out the evaluation form.
The evaluation form felt more like a personality test than anything and it generally ranged from very poor to very good and not really much else in-between. We finally settled on some answers and I think Soccer Star Mini did alright! I did have the comfort of knowing that Soccer Star’s supervisor had pre-signed the form - so there was a little more anonymity.
I was so exhausted that on my way home, I fell asleep in the car so early and I decided to take a nap before Twin got home. Twin arrived home and I was still sleeping and I didn’t get up for dinner or anything.
So after my alarm woke me at 5:30am (forgot to un-set it for the weekend). I am now wide awake at an un-godly hour for a Saturday!
Enjoy your weekends!
19 9 / 2014
It felt like a struggle and a half to update my iPhone to the new iOS 8.
After many curses and deleting of most things I finally realised that it wasn’t my phone that had the space issue - it was my computer!! I decided to go through iTunes instead of directly downloading from wifi, but when I tried the wifi option and the iTunes option, both kept saying I didn’t have enough memory.
Because I had only been watching sporadic episodes of tv I’d downloaded, and I hadn’t kept up with moving things off my computer, I only had 500Mb free on my laptop hard drive!
I had to scramble to move the tv off my computer, but I finally got iOS 8!
I can’t see many significant changes, but it is early days yet and I haven’t need to do much with my phone tonight.
The one thing I saw that was different was the fuzzy pinyin option for keyboards. (TBH it might have been there before and I didn’t notice!) I use pinyin when I do the rare Chinese text, and sometimes, I don’t know if it ends with ‘in’ or ‘ing’. Fuzzy pinyin will use both options to find all the words matching. Awesome!
18 9 / 2014
Tonight’s belly dance class was a little awkward and a little fun. It turned out to be a private lesson as I was the only one to turn up!
We worked on zills (finger cymbals) and some patterns and also started the possibility of walking while doing a pattern. So very hard!
We also started working on some new movements just to get the body familiar and start putting it into muscle memory. One of the movements was was my teacher called the Egyptian walk. She described it like a triangle (I’m going to have to work on my visualisation - because I couldn’t see it like that). Step down, hip out, then lift the opposite leg up to step down the other side to repeat. This can be done stationary or walking. When done fast, it just looks like lots of little hip wriggles.
Also very hard to do while turning, I’m very slow and can’t get my feet to turn enough to complete the rotation. Lots of practice in my future. But the steps are fun!
Hump day is over! Now to survive the rest of the week!
17 9 / 2014
I am finally reading Fifty Shades of Grey to find out what the fuss is all about.
I’ve almost finished the first instalment, and I gotta say. Not really a favourite. I can understand how this series appeals to people, but the popularity that it soared to…I don’t understand that.
I’ve read other more well written novels about the S&M and the BDSM lifestyle and a lot of things from Fifty Shades just doesn’t seem plausible. It doesn’t have the pull for me to stay up late to finish it. I have also read other novels that are even more poorly written than Fifty Shades so I will probably finish the series.
It will be interesting to see how the film interprets the book and how the moviemakers mass market this next year.
16 9 / 2014
Soccer Star at work managed to ask for his brother to do work experience at our office.
Ah, to be a carefree 10th grader. Last year to slack off before the hard slog of year 11 and 12 and the dreaded HSC.
Seeing as the boy will be at work for the week, he was mine to order around for the day. Tomorrow, admin get a crack at him before the accounting and financial planning teams finish him off. Ha ha!
It was a rather quiet day in terms of workload, but because I was talking it through and letting him have a go, everything just slowed down. Including the typing. I guess he doesn’t type very much. I didn’t realise how familiar I’ve gotten in my role until I took over and had to save some documents. My fingers were just flying off the keyboard!
At least he’ll have a interesting time. I did my work experience in an accounting firm, too. Except I just did data entry (of the numerals kind) for three days, with bags and bags of receipts, typing numbers into columns on an Excel spreadsheet.
I had a bad headache to start the day with that went away after some painkillers and then I had some help with work. I guess my Monday was ok!
15 9 / 2014
15 9 / 2014
14 9 / 2014
foods that will poison cats:
- dairy products (adults turn lactose intolerant)
- fat trimmings, raw meat, eggs, fish
- grapes and raisins
- onions and garlic
- tuna (when not made for cats)
- xylitol (artificial sweetener)
if you have a cat please reblog this
Even if you don’t have a cat please reblog this for all your followers who may have their own precious little baby.
As a future Cat-Lady this is important information!