I don’t know what’s been happening there, but today I got a call from one of my supervisors asking me if I’ll work next Monday and Tuesday because of some kind of staffing issues (it sounds like one of the weekend staff quit – or something like that). Of course I said I would. This means that one of the days I’ll be getting time and a half because it’s a stat (July 1st is Canada Day – what used to be called Confederation Day) and I think I’ll have some overtime clocked in besides that. Yay!
Yesterday Bran and I picked up a pile of flavours (Crystal Light, Nestea (sugar free) and President’s Choice sugar free individual drink crystal packets) for our water bottles. Because it’s healthy to drink more water, I prefer to have flavours in with mine. It encourages me to drink more. I can down 3-4 litres of water in a day if I have flavour. Cut that in half if I’m drinking plain old tap water.
Boy’s finished school. As predicted he failed the math class, but today he went in and organized his schedule to include the regular math class. He’s even happier now because he gets a last period spare that wasn’t there before. So he’s taking biology, chemistry, physics, math, english and drama. Oh, somewhere in there is also creative writing. He’s content.
It’s been an interesting couple of days. I’ve done a lot of sleeping in stages. Today I’ve clocked more time out of bed than I have for the past two. I would be awake, nap, be awake, nap, etc. I did that last night too, but around 8 or so I got up for the day. Boy went off with Bran to do the class schedule rearrangement and they came back with one of Boy’s friends.
For lunch we sent Boy and his friend to Great Buffet. It’s the one place we can be assured that both boys will get enough to eat. Boy’s friend can be a little bit on the picky side (and is sometimes too polite to say no) and the buffet virtually guarantees that he’s going to get at least one thing he likes. Bran and I went for Dim Sum at the Genesis. During the week they don’t push carts around, you have to order from a menu. Because you can’t just stop taking things off a cart it’s really easy to over order. That’s what we did. We had pan fried shrimp dumplings, stuffed green peppers, chicken wraps, stir fried vegetables, steamed pork dumplings, steamed shrimp dumplings, crab rangoon and jasmine tea. It was all very delicious and too much so there are leftovers for supper for me and Bran. Boy can have leftover chicken, fries and gravy.
After lunch Bran and I headed to Preston Crossing. There we went to Michael’s and I got some beads to make a bracelet for a friend. I didn’t have any red beads, well, not enough anyway. I also got some nice large white shells that will act as frog closers like the large green rock on the one I made for me. We also got a strand of natural shell and enamelled wood beads. Now all I have to do is figure out a pattern.
On Friday I got a $35 gift certificate from Fire Mountain so I spent a pile of money there. I bought form their promotional beads because they sell 10 16 inch strands per rather than one 16 inch strand per. I ordered tree agate (or moss agate, I can’t remember for sure), snowflake obsidian, dalmatian jasper, picture jasper (I think) and I think one more, but I can’t remember for certain. I’ll find out when it arrives. Anyway, the beads are 4mm and 6mm and will go a long way to getting me on my way to making money. I made the order and they’ve confirmed that it’s been shipped. I can’t find a place that shows me where the order is. I paid via credit card on recommendation from Bran because that offers additional protection against fraud.
Here’s one of the handfasting photos (click on it to see the right size):
We got a couple more of those Table Mate things but they’re now called “Tilt-a-Table” and have a slightly different construction. They appear to have more structural support to keep the tray from warping (which is what happened to Bran’s and mine) as well as a locking mechanism that keeps the table from suddenly dropping away if it’s grabbed and lifted from the front (thus dropping the metal support bar and dumping everything off the table to the floor).
After going to Canadian Tire we went to Westgate Books, a used book store and I got a few books including one by Thomson Highway, Rez Sisters. I’ve heard so much about his writing and now I’m going to get to read it. There are two more books there. I’m hoping they stay there until I can get my paws on it. As it is I’ve used up the entire credit that Bran had built up and went over that. It’s so nice to have books to read that don’t involve some kind of essay or exam at the end.
I think that’s about it. I’m doing dishes again. Right now there are some drip-drying in the rack. I need more dish detergent though. However, progress is being made even if it is very slow.