Worky work is getting very busy – the last portfolio show of the year is next week and we’ve got plenty to do before the big day. I’ll be working this weekend and my coworker and I will get everything prepared. We will even have a floor plan ready for tomorrow. I feel so grown up when I work on a weekend. It’s not even shift work! Whoa. My planning skills are SLOWLY improving. Very slowly.
In an effort to get some meals done ahead of time (again, grown up!) for the rest of the week (okay. Not that good. There’s only 2 days left of the work week) . I tried a new-to-me recipe – this Carrot, Ginger and Coconut Soup. It was very tasty and comforting. I think I put the grated ginger it too soon or I let it cook too long with the onions. It wasn’t too gingery. When I made it again (which, I will. Such yum.) I’ll add more ginger. Lots more ginger.
Also, I got invited to another fashion show. This one will be fancy as it is located at the Fairmont Hotel – right next to the SHAW building – where all the rare and fancy cars in the city are often parked.
Next week is going to be AWESOME.
I had quite the eye opening day today. As part of the Health and Safety committee at work (and being the Fire Warden of the 10th floor) I was required to take an earthquake and fire safety course this morning, followed by a fire drill. Today I learned that:
1) Canada had 3,348 earthquakes last year. When the instructor asked my guess, I said, “20”. Clearly, I am not up on the earthquake news.
2) Canada has the second highest tornadic activity in the world – only the US has more tornadoes that we do. Most of them happen in Southern Ontario, but there have been many in the prairies. Clearly, I am not up to date with the tornado news. Ontario? Really?
3) People ignore fire alarms. And, as the instructor said today, “There is no such thing as a false alarm. All alarms are real. Be glad that there was no fire. Those don’t end well most of the time.”. Words to live by.
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I’m not sure what I like best about these photos. It could be the heart print of my nightgown, or my blue toenails (that polish has lasted a long time) or Oscar looking like a koi fish at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden – which reminds me, we need to go there for Halloween. SPOOKY times! I think koi fish win.
I found this mini ironing board today on my lunch hour and lugged it back home on the skytrain tonight. I think it will work perfectly in our living room on a $10 side table we have in the shed. I’ll dig it out, clean it up and give it a try.
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3) a little bit of sewing
4) cutting up Christmas fabric into 5 inch squares
5) sorting out my Christmas fabric bin and wondering why I put Elvis fabric in the Christmas bin. I mean, other than that one piece of Christmas Elvis fabric?
6) checking my ello page – I’m still not sure what that’s all about just yet. So far it’s kind of like facebook, but there are no ads
7) editing photos – I love this part. Very relaxing
8) watching all the netflix and SHAW on Demand. Whoa. So much Futurama today. Good thing there are 10 seasons to watch. We won’t run out any time soon. And we watched The Knick. That’s a lot of blood, guts and bowls of opium
8) researching how to make a wonky star block for a quilt and if it’s possible to do it by hand instead of machine. I think it can be done
8) drinking tea out of excellent mugs:
Sounds dull, but next Sunday is the set up for the last portfolio show of the year, so I’m resting up for that.
Serious rest is required.