Thursday, August 30, 2007
technically its just early in the morning on my "real birthday" (canadian time) so
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
i finished this last week (i started it ages ago and then just never bothered to attach the sleeves until then). its taken me a week to post cuz i wanted to get a picture with it on but i haven't bothered so i thought i'd just put the pic i had. i was a long sleeve women's extra large top. i bought the pattern for it and chopped the shirt into pieces and resewed it. its got a few minor flaws and the piece around the neck was very difficult because the pattern was just 1 piece for the front and 1 for the back but i didn't have fabric scraps big enough by that point (i kinda cut the big pieces out funny) so i had to stitch 3 pieces together for both the front and back bits (hard to get them the right size-- and there's actually 2 for the front and 2 for the back plus interfacing inbetween). it'll be good enough for work though (i think i might wear it tomorrow). i've also finally fixed up the sleeves on a jacket that drive me insane (they're a bit too short and most of my long sleeve tops have really long arms that end up comming down about 6 inches past the jacket sleeve). i added a piece on the end of the jacket sleeve and put an elastic in it to help hold shirts inside the jacket.
Monday, August 27, 2007
the best dancing of the nite:
Sunday, August 26, 2007
today we're doing the brunswick street thing (with probably everyone else in the inner--and outer-- suburbs)
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
zac came back from his walk with wombat this morning and asked me if i'd brought the doorbell in (not sure why i would do that cuz even if the batteries were flat i would have just left it out there until i actually was gonna sit and replace the batteries). it was there yesterday afternoon/evening cuz zac forgot his keys at work (something that can happen if you ride a bike and store the bike in the building at work unlocked). luckily i'd come home from work with a HORRIBLE headache about an hour earlier so he rang the bell to be let in (i was pretty annoyed at the time cuz my head was pounding) but it was definately there then. now its gone. why would someone take it (or even think of taking it-- you wouldn't know if it was the wireless kind until you came up the driveway to the door)? i feel bad about telling the landlord cuz he just installed it about 6 months ago after our original (wired) doorbell died. maybe now i can get zac this doorbell (i sold some on ebay a while ago and zac was very jealous that he wasn't getting one). still pretty annoyed that someone would steal part of a doorbell.
update- mentioned it to one of my co-workers. her reaction: someone stole ours a month ago!!!
funny thing is, she lives on the same street as us, about 5 min walk down the road. i'm sure its a couple bored teens who think its pretty funny.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
we'll definately have to go back to the beach again soon (especially now that its gettting warm)
Thursday, August 16, 2007
yesterday afternoon i made my second donation to the blood service. it was a bit easier (and faster) than the first time. i think the worst part of the whole thing is getting my finger pricked to test my hemoglobin levels before i can donate-- that finger is still sore but my arm is fine. i'm glad i worked the morning yesterday instead of the afternoon (the bourke st. donation centre started opening late on tues and wed so i could make an afternoon appointment). when i asked people how yesterday afternoon went they just kept talking about kids running everywhere and getting picked up at 6pm on the dot (technically they're supposed to be gone by 5:55 but we've got a couple parents that come in at 6--or later--or come at 5:50 but wanna stay and talk about their lives for 10 min while their children mess up everything we've just packed up for the nite). i guess that's a small benefit of donating blood-- its an excuse to not have to deal with that for an afternoon. the donating is easy-- hop on a tram for 15 min (i could bike but i'm a little scared to bike home after just cuz i do have a tendency to pass out for no reason and lacking blood/fluids would probably make it more likely), fill out a questionnaire at the donation centre, have a quick interview with a nurse about my answers on the questionnaire (to make sure i'm eligible and it's safe for me to donate) and have my blood pressure and hemoglobin tested, hop in a chair, pull out a book, sit back and relax while they poke a needle in and turn on the machine. when its finished (about 10-15 min i guess) i get down, go to the snack bar and relax with a couple glasses of juice and a muffin before heading off.
i think we're starting to head into spring. for the last several days we've been getting extremes where its really cold (close to freezing a couple times) overnite and then mildly warm during the day (really nice in the sun-- yesterday i kept shedding layers while i sat with some kids in the sand pit. i was almost down to just a t-shirt when a small cloud blocked the sun for a couple minutes and made me put a couple more layers on). we've been getting lots of really windy days too (what happens in spring). a couple more weeks and i think the overnite lows will be warm enough that we don't have to use the heater in the evening/morning anymore!!
Monday, August 13, 2007
this year when wild action did their presentation at work i didn't get to hold the snake or croc (i think i was gonna get a turn with the croc but it was getting fussy so the guy decided to put him away and let him rest). on the monday presentation i walked in just as the woman was cleaning up. my co-worker told me to to have a look in the pink bag. the woman handed the bag to me and said to take care of it for a few min while she was packing up. i opened the bag and this little head looked up at me. she was soooooo cute! funny cuz at first i didn't know what it was (just a tiny little face with big eyes and ears-- the body was all wrapped up in towels) but then i figured it was a little wallaby in an imitation pouch. she was so cute!
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
child 1: when i grow up i want to be a kinder teacher so i can work with teacher 1 (a.k.a. my co-worker) and teacher 2 (the morning teacher)
child 2: you won't be able to do that because they'll be dead by then
teacher 1 (who overheard her name and started listening to the conversation): i'm only 26! i won't be dead then!
child 1: oh. well teacher 2 will be (she's in her low 5os)
teacher 1: i'll think she'll still be around too
child 1: yeah, maybe
Monday, August 06, 2007
the last 3 days i've had great walks with wombat. she's behaved pretty well with other dogs and only gone stupid briefly once or twice. she's been really good at just sitting when we see (or hear) other dogs (sometimes before i even ask her to) and then i just feed her treats and talk softly until she's realizes the dog won't hurt her. she whines a bit but doesn't try to get to them. a few times she's barely even taken notice of them. today i took her to the dog run to play fetch. we haven't done that in ages! i don't think she touched her ball once but she had a lot of fun running back and forth and sniffing all the new smells around the grass. we saw several dogs (and a cat) on the way down and she just listened to me and sat. once while i was getting her to cross the road because of a small dog coming towards us she started to go stupid in the middle of the road. i just yelled "hey!" and she stopped, heeled and then sat when we got to the other side of the road. she barely took notice of dogs barking behind fences. maybe there's hope for her yet.
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Sunday, August 05, 2007
taking over the bed (this is where she is right now). she's laying across the bed instead of straight down the middle so i was sleeping in a little ball for the last hour or so before i got up. its hard to move her when she's sleeping. she's dead weight. i tried, gave up and went back to sleep curled up.