Saturday, February 20, 2010

It's hard to hook up my mobile so I can blog from there

I keep waking up to a super clean kitchen, courtesy of my brilliant husband. This morning he left choc chip cookies too.

All I want to do right now is take a photo and upload it, but I can't seem to get the mobile blogger working.

Oh. Well.

I feel like I've been a busy bee this week. The river cruise was easy and I arrived home at 11.....and then I baked baby quiches until 2. I take our department's morning tea duty very seriously. We have always thrown one of the best Fat Arse Friday morning teas and I wasn't going to let it go this time. The secret to a good morning tea is this: little foods, lots of them (quantity and variety) and home-made.

Many other people run out of time and purchase a round of cheese and some crackers, amongst other things. While I adore cheese, it is awkward and time-consuming for the consumer and it is much better with a glass of wine.

Anyway ---- my late night paid off. It was a fabulous spread.

Tomorrow is Sunday. That means a baby shower for the beautiful Viv and her beautiful bump. I'm going to make baby quiches and baby cupcakes for the event. It should be a wonderful little afternoon tea with about twenty of Viv's favourite ladies. I'm looking forward to it.

For now, I'm going to relax a little and enjoy this Saturday morning.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Where I really should be in the shower. I am ever so sluggish this morning. It must have been the wine I had last night. Drinking the night before always makes it harder to get up in the morning.

This is my third week back at work. It lost its shine pretty quickly. I've been a bit cranky this week and I'm determined to change that today. I feel the funk lifting. I've been busy busy busy since being back at school. I'm trying to save as much money as possible for our holiday, so I've put my name at the top of the list to tackle all the interpreting outside of school hours.

Basically, I'll be attending a whole lotta disco cruises. The music is truly terrible on these things. I've thought about taking my iPod, but my job is to listen....and not to the glorious tunes I've downloaded. Sometimes I go and request tunes from the DJ. Often I'll ask him to play Come On Eileen just to confuse the kids. Most of the DJs they hire don't have it, but some do.

That said, it is an easy way to make money. I basically sit there and chat to my interpreter friend for three hours. If I'm lucky I also get a free can of soft drink.

Yeah, you all want my job now, right? Free soft drink? Bring. It. On.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

my weekend brings all the boys to the yard...

Yesterday was super great.

I woke up with no plans. By lunch time, I had decided to go and do Jacob's Ladder in Kings Park with my great-mate-Kate. We went down and up three times and then walked through the park for forty minutes or so. A suggestion from Court turned into a late lunch high tea at the Duxton with Kate, after which we joined Court and Sean at the cricket. Then we had fabulous risotto at Kieran & Jill's.

Today.....well, I'd like to go for a walk or a run. The band is filling in for another group at my favourite venue and time --- park in the western suburbs at sunset --- THIS MEANS PICNIC. I love picnics a whole bunch. So that's where I'll be come 5 o'clock. Seven hours until I'm there... maybe I'll make some picnic food today...

This morning has been spent hunting down new music to listen to. I was after something poppy and I'm right into Fountains of Wayne at the mo, so I checked out similar artists on AMG. I listened to a LOT. None of it really floated my boat.

I finally admitted to it being a fruitless hunt and listened to The Wellingtons on their myspace page. Maybe it was fruitful, because I think that was the sound I was looking for today: sticky sweet and poppy. Oooooh I gotta buy the album.

Monday, February 1, 2010

back to work

Six weeks of holidays was starting to feel like too much. I was being so lazy: waking up late, watching tv for hours and hours, not doing anything around the house. I enjoyed spending time with friends and family whenever I wanted and I enjoyed visiting my sister in Yallingup. But I have missed the sense of accomplishment I get from spending a day at work.

I never thought I would feel that way, but it makes sense with the type of person I am. I’m a procrastinator. Actually, that’s probably why I work in a job where I have to be in certain places at certain times. The timetable forces me to work.

Tomorrow is the first school day of 2010. I have to admit that I really do love the first week back. I love seeing all the tiny, new year 8s and it’s amazing to see how much the other kids have grown during the holidays. I like the freshness of the first week. My brain and arms grow weary because each class consists of the teacher explaining the course for the year, but it’s a good way to get back into it after six sign-free weeks.

Sooooo……today. The weather is beautiful: sunny, with a cool breeze. I want to go and get a new travel mug from The Good Store and I’m going to bake cupcakes to take to work tomorrow for morning tea.

It’s funny how it seems that I’ve spent years rejecting the idea of being good friends with the people I work with. I’ve really kept them separate from my ‘real’ friends. “They’re just my colleagues”. But in the past six months or so, I’ve started to embrace the idea of them being some of the closest friends I have. We don’t spend weekends together. I see them once every holiday break. We spend seven hours a day, five days a week, forty weeks a year together. That’s a fair amount of time. We discuss a lot of different things. They’re the only people that truly understand my job – which seems to mean a lot. I’m not sure why. I think that for us to have our job in common is more important than it is in other lines of work. Perhaps. It seems to be a stronger bond.

I also have to take my nail polish off today.