Friday, October 28, 2011

Catch Up Fridays

(Cathy) Hi all. So about this week. Kids are/were sick. I was not at my best and now it's sunny!!! See, life is good! I just finished watching the movie, "Julie and Julia". This is such a good movie. I remember the first time I saw this movie. It was a long ago Ladie's Night. Remember those??? I remember that we were going to try to get together and cook a meal from Julia Child's cookbook, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking". Just how long ago was that? (carolin) I too enjoyed that movie. I did get Julia Childs cookbook you mentioned from the library. It is way to tomb like for me. I am a simple cook who needs pictures! (Sunshine) I really enjoyed that movie.

Hey Sunshine, how was your week? Any news on the job front? Are you going to help Carolin next week? I know, I should just call you, right? Sunshine I will send you a email with when I need you next week and what I am expecting you to do. We have a Teacher conference this coming Thursday and Friday. I have spent this past week working on the ordering, staffing, and general organization of it. I have been looking and applying for work everywhere. NO luck just yet but I am hopeful. Carolin I look forward to spending a few days with you.

Hey Carolin, is everything set for next Saturday? Did you ever tell me what I am supposed to wear? You have Saturday off Cathy, we didn't get that catering event. I am good about it as I wasn't impressed with how it was being handled anyway. Trust me all is good

Hey, it's still sunny!

So what is happening for halloween? I am full of a lot of questions today, aren't I? The little one is going to the church with her dad to help him run a Harvest Party game. She is happy to be a 'big' girl and help her Dad. Little Miss Sunshine has invited a few girl friends over. My dad may or may not be comming and my sister will not be comming over since its a Monday night. Anyone who wants to join us is welcome to come over.

Ok, my mind just went blank. That is a rare occurance, one I shall now enjoy!

Have a good week everyone!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Catch Up Fridays

(Sunshine) Hello everyone. I hope that all is well. It is really starting to feel like fall outside and all of the colours are so beautiful. (Cathy) It's starting to get cold. You should feel how cold it is at 4:45am when I leave for work! Brrrr! (Carolin) it is getting crisp. Today the little one and I went winter coat and boats shopping. I got her a winter coat for $8.00!!!!! Can you believe it. Also I was snagged a pair of knee high leather black boats that were 20% off. So the $40.00 boats were only $32.00, not bad eh?

Work has been a little bit difficult this week. I can't seem to take my mind off of all of the injustices that exist within my company. I have tried and I go in everyday and my heart is just not into it. I am sad and miserable so I resigned at the end of the day yesterday. I was honest with my manager about how I feel regarding everything. The other thing that helped to make my decision final is that I had asked for a small wage increase since September and I am just getting the run around, no definite answer. So the deed is done. You have not been happy there for some time now. It is hard to see injustices done. I always wonder how those people live with themselves. You will find something else. I will keep my eyes and ears open. Hey Carolin...... ,lol!
(Carolin) Wow, Sunshine how did the meanager take it. Did you give her two weeks or just leave? I can hire you Nov 3 & 4th and maybe even the 2nd. I am working on the menus now(will have them done this weekend). Once they are approved I will have an idea of what needs to be done.

Its time to pound the pavement and find another job. Wish me luck!!! Good Luck!!

Did you ladies read in the local paper that the city wants to pave over the public skating rink at the Civic Centre?? I have to say that I am not impressed with a lot of the decisions made by our elected city officials, seemingly behind closed doors. Why would they decide to pave over a skating rink which is heavily used and enjoyed by thousands each and every year? Especially considering its location. The reason given is to add parking as the new bus terminal took some parking away. There is a huge mall just across the street with a marked crosswalk. The skating area is used all year round with its seating area. I just do not understand how they city officials keep making one bad decision after another. Its like they forget that actual people live here. Cathy are you going to write to the editor and voice your complaint?

Well, before I go I should tell you that my friend Carol ran a personal best at last Sunday's Toronto Marathon!!!! Woo Hoo!! Here is the link to her blog as she is better at writing than I am and has blogged our week together.

It has been a busy week for all it seems. I had our highest single regular school day sales this past Friday. I can't explain why but man it was busy. This coming week will be quite though as 80% of the high school will be away in Washington. I am hoping to get alot of prep work done for the week following as we have some big events happening then.

My brother and his wife came by today for a short visit. They are leaving on Monday for their honeymoon (finally). They are backpacking through Thailand and Singapore for then next 4 months. I prey they are safe and that they have a amazing time.

Have a good week everyone!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Catch Up Fridays

(Cathy) Hi all! Just sitting here beside my girlfriend, Carol. watching a CFL- Argos vs Stampeders game. Carol is in town to run in the ScotiaBank Toronto Marathon this Sunday. We have been doing a lot to prepare for the run. We have spent many hours in grocery stores planning menus and coming home to cook and enjoy! After picking her up at the airport, we went to have some Pho (Vietnamese noodle soup). Thursday, we went to our favourite grocery store, Oceans, and shopped and shopped. We had Dim Sum and Roti and Carol purchased more of her favourite mango coconut curry sauce. This morning I made Saltfish and Akee with toasted hard dough bread. We made pizza for dinner and are now sitting watching the football game. Argos are up by 8, but Calgary just intercepted the ball. (Sunshine) It all sounds like a lot of fun. Best of Luck Carol.

Ladies, I am going to e-mail you my new work schedule which is effective Nov. 15th. I am on a rotating schedule so the e-mail will help figure out when I'm off. Carolin, I am good to help you on the Sat. Nov. 5th. What do I need to wear??? (Carolin) I haven't put the quote in yet as I am waiting for info from the planner. But I do have conformation for this years ACSI teacher convention. Nov 3 and 4th (day time) I am looking for staff for these two days. Depending on your availability would determine where I put you. Window for walk up orders, Serve private luncheon for 50, snack table, Runner etc. Plus I have another confirmed day long snack and lunch for 100 Sat. Feb 4 2012.

Sunshine, here is the link for the art classes: Let me know if you need anymore info. Thanks so much Cathy.

Not much new this week. Just work work and more work. We have a dinner dance thing that we are going to tomorrow night with all of my family. My dad would like the whole family to attend so will all be together tomorrow night. Boogie your little heart out girl!

Another week down. Like Sunshine work is work, The school hosted a World Concerns Conference on Thursday and it was crazy busy. So glad that day is over.

We are having a problem with our new kitten. He uses the litter box but he also has been peeing in the Teenagers Room (hehe) and the bed in the spare room. So far because he is small the mess is small and hasn't made it to the mattress but I don't know what to do about it beside the obvious (get rid of him). The rest of the family wont go along with me on that option. Any advice?

Also (Cathy you will love this) I woke up around 3:00 this morning and at first thought the cat had peed on me as the front of my pj's were all wet. But know it wasn't pee but sweat from me, I was hot and had to take the blankets off for a while as well as my wet pj's. The window was open a little, perhaps I had my first night hot flash? This has never happened before were my clothes are wet. Very strange, maybe it was just a lot of drool :)

The weather has really changed the last few days. Fall is definitely in the air. I really don't have much more to say at the moment, so talk to you all next week. I find this very hard to comprehend!

Have a good week!!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Catch Up Fridays

(Cathy) It's now official ladies. As of the 15th of November I will be working full time. It will be a rotating schedule, probably five days on with three days off. I bid next Wednesday. Let's hope there is something decent left for me when my turn comes. (Sunshine) Cathy, I hope that you get an excellent shift.

Happy Thanksgiving weekend, everyone! We are off to my sister's this year. I am only responsible for the butternut squash soup with chorizo. My brother in law will be doing most of the cooking this year. I think it is so great that your family takes turns. That way know one feels burnt out hosting and cooking for a large crowd.

Hey, my girlfriend from Calgary, Carol, arrives next Thursday to prepare to, once again, run the Scotiabank Toronto Full Marathon! She ran a pb, (personal best) last year and I know she will do great again this year! Yeah for Carol, I am sure you two will have a great time again this year.

My cousin, Chris, and his two sons are running the Half Marathon in the same race. The race is being held on Sunday, October, 16th, 2011. Good luck to everyone!

I am taking a few minutes here to blog as I have been running around all day and then going out with my mom and some friends from work to a comedy show tonight. I am expecting 22 for dinner tomorrow and bought all that was needed today. I am already tired. I have been very vocal this year with my extended family that we (as in all of us) need to step up to the plate and start taking turns hosting these large family dinners. So far it has fell on deaf ears. Needless to say I will NOT be hosting Christmas dinner for a large crowd this year.

Hi ladies. It has been a very busy week. Thanksgiving lunch for all of the students at school and it was crazy busy. I worked from 7:00an t0 3:-00pm both Thursday and Friday. It was so busy and very exhausting. Then miss Teen Sunshine worked Friday night from 6:00pm until 2:00am once again this week. Then on Saturday we had all of Mr Sunshine's family over for thanksgiving dinner and now its Sunday and I am exhausted and taking a bit of a break. Tomorrow will be my families side but my little sister is hosting it so that makes me very happy. Thanks so much little Sis!!!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Just One Click

(Cathy) Just one click and the blog has been returned to it's former self. The other ladies voted to wait until the new Dynamic view is complete. Welcome back!!!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Catch Up Fridays

(Cathy) Hi all. I am trying out the new Blogger Interface. Like all things new it will take a while to get used to it. I had to look for about five minutes before I found where the "labels" where. I just started clicking around and finally found them. I hope the colour will work for me now. It hasn't been working and Carolin has had to fix it for me.
Now, this is confusing. As I sit here typing this blog in English, I am watching a soap opera in Spanish. It's a new one which started on TLN this past Monday. It's called, "Las Aparicios". It's about a family, three generations, all women who are all widows. It's really good. So, what do you all think about the new look on this blog? (Carolin) Cathy did you take your ADD Pill? I am still waiting to hear what Carolin and Sunshine think about it. I told you last night I didn't like it.I can always switch it back.I would like to have it back.The weather is getting cooler so I have to now think about bringing in some plants and herbs for the, wait for it, winter. I have to clean up my plant room downstairs before I bring them in. I have not been hungry all week and all the family has wanted to eat is "comfort food". So, I made meatloaf on Monday with the best sweet potato fries. I cut the sweet potatoes into french fries and coated them with some olive oil. I then tossed them with some "Epicure smoked Spanish paprika" ( I just love the stuff, thanks Carol!), and grated some "Epicure Chili Garlic Sea Salt" on top and baked them until crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Yummy!!! Tuesday was roast chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy. Wednesday was sausage tortellini with marinara sauce and Thursday was leftovers. Guess what, it's Friday so it's pizza night. Have a good week everyone! Seriously you are all over the place.

Well Cathy you are on fire. Though this is Catch up Friday it is actually Saturday night. It has been another busy week. I was at a baby shower this afternoon. I am very happy for my cousin who is expecting in December but am burnt out when it comes to showers.

(Sunshine) I have been looking for the upstairs cordless phone that has no battery left so even though we beep it, we cannot find it. Carolin, you and I have talked about comming up with a solution to this problem many times. I still think we could make some good money if we were to invent a solution.

Work is the same as usual. It is constantly busy and I am relieved to know that one month is down and there are nine more to go until summer vacation.

Everything else is going well. I have nothing new to report.

Have a wonderful weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!