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May 12th, 2010 at 01:57 am

Yesterday we had takeaway for dinner because I didn't feel like cooking. We had pizza - probably not the best thing to get my body fighting fit, but eh. Tonight we're having felafel pita breads with salad, so I am sure that evens it out just a little bit.

My friend is having a meeting with our boss's wife to determine her 'future' with the business. I'm finding this all really annoying, it's being blown way out of proportion and it's kind of like my boss and his wife are using some kind of 'damage control' technique.

On one hand, I'm annoyed at my friend, because she keeps using all these excuses which contradict and don't make sense, as to the reason she resigned. First she says that her goal was to earn more money when she completed (as is most peoples goals when they do some sort of training). Then she says it's not about the money. It's about security. Then I point out that just because she's employed casually, doesn't mean it's not 'permanent'. As everyone knows with our boss, unless you attempt to murder him, he will never fire you Big Grin. Then she says she's not good with money, so the public holiday thing worries her. Which our boss then tries to work out a plan for her, where they keep a portion of her pay each week so she gets paid normally when there's a public holiday (because she's terrible at saving her own money). But then she says that won't work. So then I said to her, it's ok if you want to work somewhere else or if you want to leave, it's ok to want to do those things. But she says "No, I LOVE working there". So I am just sort of like WTF?!

And then on the other hand, I'm annoyed at my boss and his wife because they're going on about how this is a real 'kick in the guts' that she's leaving after she completes her training etc etc. I mean, what did they expect? They pay her peanuts for three years, and told her that when she completed she'd be going onto casual employment (like the rest of us). Is it so wrong that she wants to see what else is out there?

Anyway, but the best part out of all of this, is that I technically DON'T KNOW ANY OF IT, according to my boss. I told my friend I didn't want him to know that I knew. So it's really all rather amusing, in an annoying way. I can't put in my two cents, but it's probably just as well that I don't get caught up in it. *shrug*

I took a picture of my new shoes to share:

Just in time for winter! Big Grin

DF has been working the past few weekends for cash, so next week we will get around $1000. Not quite sure what we're planning for it yet. I think we're splitting it 50/50 for savings/household items.

A friend of mine has two more bookcase to give us. DF's been working until 7pm each night, so I don't know when we can pick them up. I hope she doesn't give them away before we can get them. She asked me why on earth I would want two more, seeing as she just gave us an 8 foot tall bookcase a few months ago. 'Uh, to put more books in?' I said to her. She looked shocked. 'Do you really have that many books?' I laughed at her. 'And more!'

I guess it's a personal preference, some people don't see the need for books. But we both love them, and have so many. The good thing is a lot of them are first prints, and are starting to get up there in terms of value. It's comforting to know we have a few months of mortgage payments sitting in our bookcase, if it ever came to that. Big Grin

Currently Watching: Deadwood

3 Responses to “updates & a photo”

  1. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    No, seriously, are you going to wear those shoes in the winter? Aren't you worried about slipping in the cold weather? They are very cool and if I was, oh, 30 years younger, I might be wearing the very same thing!

  2. whitestripe Says:

    not really. it does not snow or rain for our winter, it just gets cold. what would i slip on?
    really i just wanted enclosed boots to wear with jeans and dresses.

  3. MonkeyMama Says:


    I've got similar shoes, but I can't wear heels. Just bought 'em when I couldn't find any decent flats for a time. Reminds me, I should sell them!

    But, perfect winter wear for California. Wink I get it - got to put away the sandals and wear real shoes for a few months. I'm just getting all my sandals out. Big Grin

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