Sunday, May 30, 2010

Most Wonderful Shoes. Ever.

And so ends another week.

With it, comes some happy news! Firstly with the 'diet' ... Things went better than expected and after two weeks I actually lost 5.7kgs! I was pretty happy with that. Now I need to focus on maintaining. Hopefully it will go well! I'd love to lose even more, and so we will see how it goes. As promised, I said I'd mention what program I was on, and it is the Scarsdale Diet. I could have gotten better results if I'd stuck to it exactly... however I have bad eating habits, and I refused to eat the Grapefruit each day (wayyy to yucky!) but I had a slice of apple tea cake at a small farewell at work, and had some things off the menu at a friend's party for her daughter, but being mindful of what (also made sure to eat lots of fruit there!).

Next, I was very excited about a pair of shoes that I 'won' today on eBay! I once brought a pair that were wayyy to big for me, and have been hunting for a smaller pair ever since. The brand is T.U.K. and I even emailed them at one stage to see if they'd make more of the shoe (it was a negative!). I was prepaired to pay a lot for them... luckily it is only $67! That is exciting. I really can't wait until I get them, that's for sure! Mostly purchased to be an addition to my balloon twisting wardrobe, however they are extremely awesome and I'm sure I wear them on other occasions!

Aren't they amazing!?

I will be starting in my new job on Tuesday, I'm looking forward to the future. You can be sure you will get an update on how things go.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Graduation is Grand

And so time for another blog. A lazy Sunday afternoon spent doing not much at all. The best kind! The morning was spent cleaning, good though as the place is looking great. Or at least a lot better.
Friday evening, I finally graduated from the course I completed last year. It was a hot afternoon, but I was pretty excited at the idea of wearing the robes! Unfortunately I have missplaced my camera cord, but will provide some pics when I can. Embarassing moment as I stumbled down the stairs, but at least I didn't fall! They had a fellow there to ensure just that. Luckily.
In other news, I have accepted the job offer to work in the office offering a good variety of tasks which will help me to learn many new things. I will be starting on the 1st of June which is pretty exciting. One of the first things they will get me to do is buy a pair of steel-capped boots. The more unusual part of my outfit! Another nice thing is that I'm told I'll get to help pick the new shirt for the office, as there will only be two of us wearing it anyway. Nice.
In diet news, I think things have been going well. I don't have a set of scales, so not sure where I stand weight-wise. However, I've lost about 1.5cms of the hips so that's something celebrate. One of my pairs of trousers that usually sit uncomfortably is now feeling so much better and these are tangible differences that help to monitor my progress. 7 more days to go, and let's hope it gets even better.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Exciting Developments?

Thought I'd start out with a funny story. Well its not really a story, but rather something kind of embarassing that is easily laughed over!
Whilst trying to compliment a co-worker on the neat ironing displayed, especially on his sleeves, it came out more like this: Nice ironing with the arm-cover thingies. It gave us in the office a bit of a laugh. I can imagine my sewing teacher looking very unimpressed! haha =P
Anyone out there reading have a funny example of when they've said the wrong thing? I'd be interested in a good laugh!

Well some exciting news.... I was offered a job today! As I have had two interviews on the one day, I thought perhaps it be best to wait until the outcome of the 2nd is determined. I'm pretty happy either way, as it means I can change over to a new job and learn new skills which would be pretty awesome! Both places have a uniform for the shirt, so no pretty blouses there (sigh) but at one of them the interviewer was wearing jeans! How's that for laidback? For the record, it was at the one that I thought would be more corporate, wearas the other is a family owned business.
It will feel so strange and different not working in my current role... Given that's been the company I've been with the last 11 years... But the future can be anything. To me, the thought of a job that is Monday - Friday 8-5 is pretty awesome. No weekends, no late evenings... Bliss! The possibilities that come from this includes that if I want to do things in the evenings, such as walking, evening classes, socialise; I can! Not being too dark or even late to do these sorts of things.

In other news, I am currently on a diet. Lately the scales have scared me into action, and so here it goes! Currently I am on day 2... so far so good. I don't actually own a set of scales and so I'm not sure how the progress will be. It is for 14 days only and so only 12 to go! Not so bad, right? If I happen to get some good results I will share the diet that I'm on. Maybe it can help inspire others, but I don't want to share it until I road test it.

I couldn't believe it when my other half had lasange and garlic bread for dinner! Oh man, when these fourteen days are over I am so going to need lasange. That is a given.

And finally, I discovered an online rainbow! It is so beautiful and inspiring, and it really makes me interested in learning more about photography. ColorMeKatie is just so amazing and so I recommend you visit her if you are looking for some blog reading that is lighthearted, fun and just wonderful. Her photos are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.

Here is an image I'd thought I'd share with you too, a cute retro 80's blouse I recently purchased from eBay. It is covered in small colourful spots and I really hope to wear it with some colour! Can't wait until it arrives!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

eBay and Employment and Eyes

Just a quick morning post before I do anything too meaningful for the day! A word on my eBay auctions.... some have been successful, which is great, others not so much. But the good news is I was able to get some extra money which was promptly used to purchase a couple of J Crew silk camis which are just gorgeous! Unfortunately it's been difficult to gain the colour and style that I coveted, the Francis cami in Cinnamon, but the consumer side of me fell in love with these beauties quite instantly!

J Crew Silk Cami - Kelsey

J Crew Silk Cami - Francis

The trouble with evilBay is that you can easily find some amazing things. The hard parts are where other fall in love with the same thing you do, your watch lists can become huge, and last minute sniping is enough to drive you crazy! (I had one person, the only bidder, bid on something in the last 8 seconds! Madness I tell you!)

Enough about that. Next up comes the hunt for more meaningful employment. I am sporadic at times with how often I apply for positions, which is a little silly as I want a new job now! kplzthx. And so I am madly trying to finish an application for the local Police Auxiliary opportunities, but I may have missed the deadline boat. So while I wait for the recruitment centre to open, away I am typing this morning!

One of the things I came across whilst trying to fulfill my application was online typing tests. I need to actually find a place locally where I can obtain a certificate, easier said than done! To while away the time I did some online ones. Here, I challenge you to attempt this one. It's not the most accurate, but its certainly good for a bit of fun!

speed typing test (c)

In other news, will be having an eye test today. I already wear glasses but I somehow destroyed the lenses on my last pair and need new ones stat! I had an eyetest about 9 months ago but never got around to choosing frames (!) and so will be doing the test today, and have chosen the lucky frames. I'm a little excited about the perscription sunglasses! Great vision and shaded eyes? I say YES! The $400+ price tag for the two pairs and the "recommended extras"? I say "layby ok?"
Can't think of anything else too exciting to blog about at the moment, but farewell, if you are reading until next time.
Update: Crikey! I did miss the deadline... It was last Friday for Auxiliary and tomorrow for Constable *headdesk* Well at least I have 6 months to get the application in now!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Buying Things and Selling Things

Hey there! Spending 4 glorious days off work. Very exciting! I decided to take the opportunity to do some sorting of stuffs. I am a very big horder of 'things', and am currently sorting into piles. These include the rubbish (time to let go!), things to donate, things to sell on eBay and stuff to keep. What I enjoy is finding some of the things you'd forgotten you'd owned, or repurposing them for something else.

Progress is slow, but I am getting there! I did find some payslips that are three years old, interestingly enough it's only $1.40ish less than what I earn now in the same job! Slow progress, but getting respectable haha.
The good quality things will end up on eBay, mostly clothing or anime stuffs like plushies and cd soundtracks. Also two pairs of shoes that I've never worn ... go figure! Maybe at the end of four days things will look a lot more respectable. I can only hope! Also hoping to raise some monies to fund my ever-growing wishlist.... Check out if I've actually managed to get some merchandise on eBay by clicking here.

Last night I went to an event with my sister and nephew, also another friend and her two daughters. It was basically someone's unit full of clothes, but retailing as a legitimate business. It ;was supposedly a night of pampering, with a bra lady there, Mary Kay cosmetics and a hairdresser; but mostly I just tried on some of the clothes and goofed off (just a little) with the girls. I did make one purchase, a purple floral tulip skirt. Most likely to be paired with a black singlet, gladiator sandals and neck jewellery.

My only purchase of the night

Until my next post, wish me luck in getting my monies... muahaha so that my clothing aspirations can come to fruition!
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