I was thinking that I might want to start old-school blogging again.
I do often need a change of pace and I can quite easily hammer out a post for 15 - 20 minutes while at work.
At home, it's much more difficult because I'm practising in the evening before supper, straight after supper while D does reading with kids upstairs, and then I collapse.
Anyway, let's chat.
1. So today is Halloween.
My feelings are well documented on the subject here. But I'm thrilled our school doesn't do anything for Halloween!
Maybe it's all the unsubscribing I've been doing but there are only about 3 people I read/ follow that are into the Halloween so yay!
A friend has an issue with all the pumpkin wastage :) Must say I didn't think of it like that but it's true.
2. 11 days to exam time
And I think I will make it.... but I had a dream night before last, so vivid I still remember every detail.
How, of the 10 exercises, I was only able to do TWO and then the examiner said, "right, that's it - we've run out of time"
So I'll be practising DAILY til the exam. At the lifts, at the pause area, in the boardroom later once they all disappear.....
With all our realignment at work, all people who do the same job as I do are now sitting together. The bad part is the department only ever has at most 3 - 4 of us here at any one time (out of 14). Remember I'm an extrovert and I love the buzz.
The good part is there is someone who I'm very friendly with, and she cooks. I've gotten such a lot of good ideas from her so far.
E.g. you can cook chicken, potatoes, carrots with salt and pepper on low for about an hour and it is delicious. I've made this for my crew twice in October and they LOVE it.
Another tip - she always makes pastas two at a time. Then freezes the second one in the glass pyrex dishes ready for during the week. I used to do that with sauces anyway. But I did it this weekend with the pasta itself and it gives me such pleasure knowing there's a meal ready for us :) :)
4 - 10 - can be found here if you feel like reading about my October highlights and lowlights
What are you guys cooking in this heat?