Thursday, August 13, 2009


I have to start this post with one of the most breathtaking pictures I have seen in a long while. And I am personal friends with this talented photographer.

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Amazing, isn't she? Take a look at her Naturally Beautiful Photography blog to see more of her incredible work. She is so talented. One of these days I'm going to book her to take some pictures of my children.

This week has not been without entertainment.

I spent Tuesday and Wednesday training someone to take over my job. Day 1 was alright even though I didn't get the best vibe from her. Day 2 was like something from another planet. She kept leaving the reception desk for long periods of time to make personal phone calls. She expressed her displeasure at having to cover reception in addition to issuing credits, and asked if it was ok to ignore the phone.


I suggested gently that it may not be a good idea to do that, being that 50% of her job was reception after all.

She said I had "awesome conversability". When I asked what that meant she said I could speak to anyone, at any level, at any time.

Umm.... thank you?

She spotted my cell phone on the desk and asked if it was a company phone, and when would she be getting hers?

I couldn't understand half of what she said, and she would randomly say words that didn't really mean anything. I kept saying "Pardon?" and she would just look at me. Weird. I was beginning to suspect Tourette's.

She would suddenly whip out a little journal, scribble something with great fervor, then tuck it away quickly. To this very moment I want to know what she was writing about.

Poor me. I will never know.

She yawned all afternoon yesterday and kept saying she needed to speak with her father. Finally I asked her flat out, was she intending to return or was I wasting my time training her and we should just fill in time until the end of the day?

She said she was intending to return the next day, she was just waiting for her father to call her to give his permission for her to work there.

Yeah, you read that right.

Needless to say, I gave my feedback to the CFO and she did not return today.


I did feel bad when I discovered that she left me a lovely note for me to find this morning.

A new person arrived today and I knew we were going to hit it off when she called to say she was coming but had gotten lost. (If you recall, I got lost 6 days in a row coming and going to this place) She seems like a nice young woman and is getting a good feel for what needs to be done. It's a lot of work that requires a lot of organization and it's all priority, but she seemed to feel she could handle it. I think I will only be there until Monday, maybe Tuesday.

Today was sweet. Someone gave me a bouquet of yellow daisies and someone else brought me in a plate of home baked peanut butter cookies. I won the weekly trivia contest again. (That makes three times, my friends) I went for lunch with one of my coworkers and she gave me a lovely notebook and a candle holder. I was very touched. It's nice to know that I made an impact there.

My favourite thing? My coworkers have stopped saying "Oh My God" all the time. Now they say "Oh My Gosh". Sweet.

In other news...

We are having a garage sale this Saturday. Remember last year's garage sale when Ian fired me twice before 9am? Well this year he's on his own. I thought I'd lose my mind with all the people picking over our stuff, trying to buy stuff that wasn't even for sale.


So I am going to help Julie with her lemonade stand because she won't fire me. And then I'm going to play in the backyard with Jordan.

Saturday evening I am going to a birthday party for my friend Dawn. She will be turning 40. Never in my life have I seen someone so excited about turning 40. When it's my turn I'm going to have bloody nails from hanging on to my thirties. Just watch.

I think that covers all my news.

Catch ya later ;-)



  1. Oh my...the girl seems delusional! She'll find her niche in the workplace, someday. When her particular "skills" are needed! :)

    Good luck with the lemonade stand this weekend - hopefully Julie will keep you on. ;)

  2. Thanks for the 'pimp'! I would love to photograph your family some day!

    Very interesting temp they brought in!

    Happy Birthday Dawn!

  3. Thanks for the 'pimp'! I would love to photograph your family some day!

    Very interesting temp they brought in!

    Happy Birthday Dawn!