29 February 2008
28 February 2008
I have been spending up a storm this week. Last week the washing machine gave up so on Saturday we got delivery of a new one and yesterday I caved and went and bought a dishwasher which we have done without for quite a number of years but as I am trying to return to work I thought we could probably do with one as I spend most of my time at home trying to avoid doing the dishes (at the moment I am avoiding doing the ironing).
Been to a job interview and testing at a recruitment agency this week and get to meet the client that on Friday for a 3 morning a week job which sounds ok. Also had Phyc test for another job and if I pass that will get to have and interview next week for that one (hopefully the 3 day will be settled by then). I must say I am getting sick of the interviews and tests. Well better get to that ironing.....
24 February 2008
Have booked into a SLR Course at WEA so should get to know a bit more of the basic and then see from there. It came with brochures of other lenses that do wonderful things and I looked them up and they cost more than the camera so I don't think I will be forking out for those in the near future, not unless I get a really good job.
22 February 2008
17 February 2008
Yes You are Elinor Dashwood of Sense & Sensibility! You are practical, circumspect, and discreet. Though you are tremendously sensible and allow your head to rule, you have a deep, emotional side that few people often see.
I admit it I am a Jane Austen tragic, found this quiz on Sunday. Was hoping that I would be Anne Elliot because Persuassion is my favourite of the Jane Austen works but Elinor is equally respectable.
Off to another interview today. It is 5 days a week but only during school hours and it is 5 minutes down the road literally. After my near miss the other week with a 2 day a week job I am not feeling optimistic about this job and if I get it won't believe it until I have been in it a fortnight and have my first pay cheque.>
13 February 2008
Got myself Photoshop Elements the other week and have been playing a little bit (nothing that I will post on here for a while). I like the look of some scrapbooking but don't think I can get with the paper thing, though some of the papers look as good as fabric. Even with my collage it is always going to be fabric and not the paper I think it is a tactile thing more than anything with me I have to be able to see and feel texture. But back to Photoshop Elements you can do digital scrapbooking and because I quite like fiddling with software and I like the look of the scrapbooking I thought it might be fun to have a go. A couple of weeks ago I bought what I thought was a paper bundle online with a few images and things and it turned out to be digital images which I was a bit cross at first but now it is ok because I am going to be able to use them. It is going to be a big learning curve though but I am sure it will work out in the end just waiting for adobe to send a training cd which should push my learning on a bit.
12 February 2008
11 February 2008
Yesterday I did my first class at Hetties Patch fabulous workshop area and the bag was really fun to make. Might have to go shopping to make another bigger one for the Loxton trip which Gail assures me it isn't too early to count sleeps.
Got a delivery today that I have been waiting for from Wish Ware Beads, it is a bead kit in blue for a charm bracelet from one of the beading magazines. I am pretty sure I have the magazine somewhere might have to get out the pliers tonight and put it together
07 February 2008
I have decided that I will treat myself for the whole month. I have been doing a little bit of shopping just for me and my big pressie (canon slr) is in the works. I don't feel like having a big bash but might just go to dinner or something in the next week or so. As my birthday is very close to Valentine sometimes the restaurants can be bit busy who knows I think I will just play it by ear as they say. Dinner with the girls will be at the end of the month to cap it all off.
On the job front ugghhh I had two interviews yesterday for an absolutely perfect job and the Agency consultant said I had it in the bag but and the client was really impressed with me and said that unless the next candidate blew her away. Unfortunately she did so I missed out, she had done in medical research before and the client went for her. Oh well at least it was a great boost for my confidence and I did great on all their testing. Better luck next time.
05 February 2008
Now that the kids are back at school I am on the job hunt. I think I applied for about 10 jobs on the weekend and got phone calls about 3 of them. I have an interview this afternoon but I think the travel distance might be a bit much to get me home in time to pick up the kids and it is 5 days a week. I got another phone message and I really mad that I missed it because it is the job I was hoping to have a chance at. It is 2 days a week and is project administration which is what I love to do. I am waiting for them to return my call. It is immediate start which is good because I need to earn some money to pay the speeding fine lol.
02 February 2008
Well the 5th birthday party went off without a hitch the entertainment were great (Groovy Chicks and PirateShips) who did a fairy themed party. So all I had to do is feed them at the beginning and hand out the cake at the end. The cake is from the Crabapple Cupcake Bakery cookbook which I bought a couple of weeks ago there are lots and lots of lovely cakes and plenty of hints to make the perfect cupcake and a few layer cakes as well. I had to make mini cupcakes because the usual size are just too big for littlies and all the end up eating is the icing.