Monday, 25 August 2008

Don't you love new stuff?

So I got all my new work stuff today. But I also got some new stuff on the weekend. See, Jr Her went for her sleepover. Him and I were going to go to the movies Saturday night, but decided to go to the shopping centre after morning netball to buy tickets, as Gold Class fills up early.

So, off we trot, just the two of us (aah, blessed peace and quiet). We stopped briefly at Bras and Things, where I found a "2 for $30" rack of jammies. I bought a pair of long cotton white, blue, yellow and black striped PJs, and a pair of soft almost yoga pants style in grey marle. The top is a little larger but they both fit perfectly and are sooooo comfy.

Then, we went to purchase our tickets and found that the only free sitting was an 11.50 screening of Dark Knight. What the heck, we had no time limits, nowhere to be, and nothing planned. We bought the tickets. With about half an hour to spare we went to Coffee Club for, well, coffee. For him. Hot chocolate for me. And a slice.

We went back up to Gold Class, and ordered salt and pepper squid and wedges to share, and Him bought a glass of red. We settled in for two and a half hours. Lovely. After, Him wanted a hair cut so joined the queue at Men at Work. I wandered around the corner intending to take a peek into Katies, but went to Millers instead. Guess what I found? Several $5 racks. I came out with 4 tops, one skirt and a shawl. For $30. Not a bad day's bargain hunting I would say.

Then, we went home and watched the Port Power game on TV and saw Jr Her in the crowd with the family she was staying with. Our little hero!

So, today I got to play with my new IMac computer, combination printer, and all the new software. Instead of networking from the original chick's computer, it's all on mine now. Her machine has been disbanded and my old Mac is in her office. Well, I guess it's the spare office now. I chose to remain in the reception area, in my own little corner of the world, and spread out. With the new printer we lose the old printer, a copier and fax. Excellent I say. And my new mac screen is soooo big! I will try to take a photo one day and upload it.

The geek was still working on it when I left work, so hopefully when I get in tomorrow it will be all ready to go. Hey, wait a minute...I just realised I don't even know how to turn it on! I wasn't looking when he did that! Haha. That's going to be interesting. If you know anything about Macs you will know that there is no box, everything is in the screen. Lovely, flat plasma, 19" screen, and a keyboard. That's all there is. So, that power button must be around the back somewhere.....

Oh, and Jr Her and Him were just having a wrestle in the kitchen and next thing Jr Her is in tears with a blood nose. Typical! Play rough and get hurt. She told him she would get her bath when he kissed her. Well, never one to back off from a challenge, he took her on! The table was knocked, and he tackled her. Actually, we don't know quite what happened as Him has no recollection of hitting her, but she thinks she copped his forearm. He thinks she copped the chair. I think they are both nuts and deserve everything they get! Poor Him, though, hates the thought that he hurt his little mate. She has forgiven him though. Ah, what happened to that blessed peace and quiet? Sigh......

Friday, 22 August 2008

Here comes the weekend

So it's not like anything exciting has happened recently, but I figured i had better make an entry before I lost everyone's attention.

It's been a slow week this week, although probably not entirely boring. On Tuesday I think it was I was in the middle of speaking to a certain phone company, on behalf of the boss's mobile, and my mobile rang. I ignored it and when I checked the message bank it was my favourite radio station phoning me to take part in a competition! Of course, I missed the call didn't I? The prize was either movie tickets or a set of signed ping pong paddles and a 1 in 5 chance to win a plasma TV.

Then, when I finished on the phone the boss and the Geek told me they were upgrading my computer to a brand new I Mac flash you-beaut computer! Yippee for me! I love those! And, this old one was replacing the ancient Windows machine in the other office.

And, the geek was going to give me a free Mac for Jr Her to destroy at home. Her's is very slow and freezes more often than not (too many games and stuff). Bonus!

Plus, we are buying a new printer/fax/scanner/copier combo, which I ordered Wednesday. So, add to that the fact that Jr Her has kept her room clean (ish) now for almost 3 weeks, it's been a pretty good week. Except for a dentist visit on Monday for Jr Her and a visit with the surgeon on Tuesday for me. I have put on 2 kg. I knew that though. I have been trying recently to be a better eater, less junk and more vegies and stuff. I think I am managing....

Anyway, this morning I was almost at work when my phone rang again. This time I was available to take the call. It was the radio station again! So, while I am hold ready to play the game I have to park the car, come upstairs, unset the alarm, turn on computers etc, then try to focus on winning a game.

I didn't. Myself and a fellow named Rick had to name Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie movies. Not necessarily together, but starred in. So, I started. we had a reasonable volley then I got a mental blank. I lost. But, I did score movie tickets and got to make a fool of myself on the radio, which will make Jr Her happy! Haha.

Then at lunch time I went for a walk and bought Him a cute tweed Trilby hat, and a BLT for lunch. Nice it was too. Took me two sittings to eat it but I shall probably never eat again, I am so full!

The computer arrived too. I just need someone to set it up for me now! Yippee! The printer should be here Monday, and I can re-organise my desk on Monday, more room, more workspace, and a whole new makeover. It's the little things....

Oh, and Jr Her is still going for her sleepover this weekend, so Him and I are off to the movies. I have Magnum upgrade vouchers for Gold Class, which I think we will use...

Monday, 18 August 2008

These boots are made for walking

So we took Jr Her and her little friend shopping on the weekend. Just for something different. The friend, we shall name her Tiny, had $10 to spend.

The first shop we went into was Valley Girl and they have cheap clothes for $4.95 and $6.95. And you know what? They are almost exclusively Small or Extra Small. I mean, what do they think, that we are suddenly a race of midgets? Jr her and Tiny are both Large! And they are only 11!

Anyway, we found a couple of tops for Jr Her and because I was feeling generous I bought one for Tiny too. Then they wanted to go to the newsagents. So Tiny bought herself some pencils and a little box to put them in. Jr Her bought, um, something....maybe she didn't?

On to a lingerie shop and I had Jr Her measured up properly. I was right, she is already a 14a. Sigh...they grow up so fast...Tiny, who is, um, larger, than Jr Her but has no bust yet, wanted to get measured up too so I let her go too. Anyway, a sports bra and a regular bra for Jr Her, and 5 pairs of knickers for $10 for me later, we left that shop.

In the mean time, Him took himself off for a coffee and read of the paper. I like Harbourtown, he can go do that while we shop ourselves silly.

So, next we went into Ice and the girls found a rack of over sized tee shirts, 3 for $10 so Jr Her bought 3 and gave one to Tiny (generous little thing isn't she?). Tiny's comes down almost to her knees, and goes over her little belly so she is happy. Jr Her's is a bit shorter and she wore one over her jeans all Saturday afternoon, Saturday night to bed, and all day yesterday too. Fair to say she likes it?

After Ice it was time to look for shoes for me, and collect Him. I found a pair of flat heel boots, reduced from $89.99 to $45, and later a pair of Hush Puppies, reduced from $89.99 to $60. Now, those who know me, know I never spend that much on shoes. But, the last time I did, I got 3 winters out of the two pair. So, hopefully I can do the same here. I have the boots on today actually...

After all that shopping it was time for a late lunch, and we had Subway. Then, off home to sort out the stuff. The girls played for the afternoon and Him and I watched some of the Olympics. KFC rounded out the evening nicely.

Sunday and Jr Her and Tiny had a few clashes. They always do. This time though I told them both off. Anyway, by the time Tiny's dad came by they were okay and Jr Her said she had a good weekend. Then promptly complained about being bored for the rest of the day.... Now she just has to keep her room clean for the rest of the week so she can go for a sleepover at Tiny's house next weekend and Him and I can go to the movies! Yay!

Friday, 15 August 2008

Bloody car...

Yes, stupid car. If I didn't like it so much I could easily hate it. Him had to take it back this morning because the front passenger door has decided not to lock.

Last weekend Jr Her opened it and set off the alarm. I thought it was because I had previously opened the boot, and that unlocked the car but not turn off the alarm...

But no, it happened again recently so when Him had a play, we discovered we could always open the door, and one in five times it would set off the alarm. Now, as I leave my bag on the seat while I check the mail or duck into the local store for milk, I figured this was not going to be good.

So, back to our favourite service department this morning to get it repaired. Update from Him advises it was just a loose wire and it was fixed in no time. Whew. Stupid car.

Other news. Well, none really. Him is flying out to Melbourne on the 26th for a long awaited course. He is a supervisor at his job, and has been pushing to do a Level 4 Management course. For two years they have overlooked him, sending even Leading Hands instead. He was forced recently to do a Leader of Teams course (what an insult!). But finally they have relented and today we received his itinerary and hotel booking. He goes two days this month, I think two next month and two in November. It's a big thing for him, and I hope he gets a lot out of it.

Jr Her will miss him. She copes okay when he is on night shift, but if he is away she feels very unsafe at night. Don't know why. I can't think of anything. No wait, there was that incident where we were burgled. Well, two actually. Maybe that has something to do with it. She get nightmares so I can expect a few while he is away. Don't you love kids? Sigh...

Otherwise it's all quiet on the home front. The boss is away today so I am here alone. Very slow too (after an initial rush of phone calls in a few minutes.) I had a meeting with some computer sales people, and that's about it.

Better get back to work, hadn't I? Might as well look busy, not that there is anyone here to see....


Tuesday, 5 August 2008


So I came home last night to a lovely surprise! First, a bit of background. Things were a little rocky over the weekend, which I won't go into here, suffice to say we had an argument. So things were still a little shaky yesterday.

I had, in the mean time, asked Him to buy a few vegies for dinner. Yesterday, as he is on night shift and had a few things to do through the day, asked if I could get them instead. I had the EFTPOS card anyway to replace the rent money.

Later in the day I get a message saying that I was to replace a little more of the money as Him had used some. No worries, says I.

I had planned to stop at the shop and get vegies after work, but as it was pouring during an excursion uptown, and I had no desire to make my hair look any more hideous than usual, I ducked into the supermarket to grab some.

Upon my return home I found Him had done a lovely little vegie shop of his own, and I was greeted to the smell of cooking steak, with plates full of salad arranged neatly and chips in the oven. Yes, I had dinner cooked for me again. What a lovely surprise (and lucky I didn't stop after work!). Dinner was lovely and horribly healthy.

Also, in the freezer, were containers of chopped vegies ready to be cooked, and extra salad in a container in the fridge. Jr Her likes salad for lunch so we both had fresh salad for lunch today, and tonight we have a container of chopped vegies to stir fry with beef.

I tell you, it was so nice to come home to cooked dinner. Very, very much appreciated!