A Sunday in my Life.
Up early today to give the dogs a bath.

Made myself a toasted banana sandwich for breakfast.

Washed my work clothes and my new doona cover.

Spent a hour getting my work roster up to date
 and entered in work diary.


NSW School Holidays 2012

Term 1 Friday, 27 January 2012 Thursday, 05 April 2012
Autumn Holidays Friday, 06 April 2012 Friday, 20 April 2012
Term 2 Monday, 23 April 2012 Friday, 29 June 2012
Winter Holidays Monday, 02 July 2012 Friday, 13 July 2012
Term 3 Monday, 16 July 2012 Friday, 21 September 2012
Spring Holidays Monday, 24 September 2012 Friday, 05 October 2012
Term 4 Monday, 08 October 2012 Friday, 21 December 2012
Summer Holidays Monday, 24 December 2012 Monday, 28 January 2013

Vincent D’onofrio’s 

Do’s and Don’ts of Hollywood.
Full Metal Jacket – Private Pyle
 Men in Black – Edgar the Bug
Adventures in Babysitting – Dawson/Thor
The Player – The Writer
Mystic Pizza – Bill
Mr Wonderfull – Dominic
Ed Wood – Orson Wells
Feeling Minnesota – Sam
Good Luck – Tony
The Cell – Carl
The Salton Sea – Pooh Bear
Thumbsucker – Mike
Booklyn’s Finest – Carlo
Staten Island – Parmie
Kill The Irishman – John Nardi.
Director of 
Don’t Go In The Woods

Having a good day today, considering I was awake half the night. Ended up getting up at 1am, wandering around the house, restless, walked into the 3rd bedroom which was a mess, wandered out to the kitchen grabbed the roll of garbage bags … 2 hours later, 3 bags of old/unused clothing and general clutter accumulated. Photo albums returned to their plastic containers,  books returned to bookshelf in lounge, ironing board which I hadn’t used for a couple of weeks folded up and returned to its place behind the door.

First thing in the morning was a trip to the post office to send off a belated Christmas present which had been left behind on Christmas day. Then round to the Salvos store to drop off the bags of clothing/clutter. Then to pick up my roster as I am returning to work tomorrow, new roster not in box so home again and on the phone to office to find out roster for tomorrow and have the rest of week’s roster posted out to me. 

Tomorrow’s roster included a client I had already put in 2 separate hazard forms concerning her dog – aggressive, and had lunged at me 3 times when I was last in the house.  I asked the roster co-ordinator to put me through to the manager so I could have a ‘chat’ about why the client was still on my roster. The manager, a lovely lady who I have had previous chats with over this dog, immediately removed client from my roster and will go out and see the client herself as I had expressed my fears that the dog might turn on the client, herself.

During the conversation with the manager I bought up the matter of extra hours which I had requested in writing, some 6 months ago. She informed me she will be going through the request for extra hours within the next two weeks and was just waiting till the new year’s budget was decided. My request is now top of the pile with a big Urgent sticker on top, 🙂 we discussed how much work I could handle and settle on an extra 9 hours a week after I mentioned that my house needed new gutters but before they were replaced, trees to close to the house had to be removed. Before finishing the call the manager suggested I give her a ring in two weeks time as a reminder.

I am sitting here now thinking I should celebrate or something as I seem to have achieved more in the last 12 hours than I have in a long while. Maybe the 2 weeks break from work has energised me.

Bring on tomorrow.

The Alphabet in Binary Code


I use to be able to write simple code in binary but now it is like a foreign language to me. Getting older and forgetting things is the pits.

I am now on a weeks leave
and hope to spend the time de-cluttering the whole house.
This has been a work in progress for a while now and I am getting motivated
to finally get rid of excess stuff.

I notice this message to me last night (Saturday) on Twitter
😦 Hi! you’ve won tickets through our MasterChef Live competition and we want to get in touch to send you tickets. Please DM us.


😦 Unhappy, I miss out on collecting the free tickets to MasterChef at the Horden Pavilion at Moore Park, in Sydney I would have loved to have gone. Oh well, maybe I should have been confident I would win and checked back to the site.

Temple Grandin talks about how her mind works.
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What’s it like to be a cat in a dog world?

A thought-provoking piece on Asperger’s Syndrome http://bit.ly/nkyhQa

This is a great site for Australian Bird Species.

Dropped into the local Salvation Army op shop, Salvos,
and bought this 1960s or 1970s Canonet QL 17 camera for $15. It needs a new battery and film to see if it still works :-). I have been thinking for some time to buy a SLR digital camera, the QL has similar features so will try out on a cheapie before handing out hard earned cash for the ‘newer’ model.
Visited my tax agent to complete my 2010/2011 tax return
and will be getting a nice rebate back.