Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Computer Frustrations

I got home from work yesterday and was on my computer and notice a couple weird little glitches in what it was doing but didn't think much of it then msn wouldn't connect again just assumed that it was a problem with msn I asked my daughter who had been on my computer earlier ion the day if she had changed any settings she promised me she hadn't. So I turned my puter off and went to bed. Turned it on this morning and tried to connect to msn and no go and then my anti virus program was saying it wasnt working so I tried a couple of things ot see if i could fix it ended up uninstalling msn and dl another version but still nada at this point i had to go to work. So I got home from work today and fiddle for another hr and still nothing then windows update tells me there is an issue with the date and time on my computer........... YES my lovely daughter had been planning her Aug 2009 holiday yesterday had managed to change the date on the computer to August 2009 it took me 2 seconds to fix and for everything to be working normally this about after almost 3 hrs of frustration uninstalling and reinstalling programs.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Cancelled My subscription

well probably not the smartest thing I've ever done but I have decided not to go to weight watchers till I come back from Texas really don't want to use it as an excuse to eat badly tho. So I guess we'll see how I go.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

@ the Zoo

Carli and I went to the Zoo this afternoon after dropping the exams off at the University we had some fun at the Otter enclosure taking photos of ourselves in the reflection of the water.

I'm Done

I have finally finished marking all the exam papers was a real struggle towards the end but on the whole this year they were very straight forward to mark.
I am going to go drop the papers off at the University later and may ball in at the Zoo to see if I can see the new baby tiger cubs.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Quote of today

What you get makes a living.
What you give makes a life.

Originally Posted by Fulltime RVer on the Granny thread on DSP

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Wow Marking the TEE exams is such a full on experience marking 176 different students exam papers each paper has 18 questions of varying length answers from 2 lines to 2 pages so in ten days I have to mark a total of 3168 questions. On top of that I also have to go to school and work all day. So from 8-3.30 school then 4-9.30pm marking very day. But it is a great experience and I am totally aware all the time that it's some young persons hopes and dreams that I am impacting on with the results they get and the choices they get to make for their future.
It also helps to make me a better teacher by providing a greater understanding of the extent of knowledge my students need to successfully answer the exam.
It's also well paid so gives a nice bonus payment for christmas.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Great Quote

'To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.' When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better. Concentrate on this sentence... 'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.' Something good will happen to you today; some thing that you have been waiting to hear.'

Random Act of Kindness

Every now and again something wonderful happens that restores your faith in humans and motivates you to be a better person yourself. Recently on my very favourite scrapbooking forum they ran a special crop to raise money for Breast Cancer that when you registered to join the crop and paid your $20 donation your user name in the forum was changed to Pink well this year I simply could not afford to join in and as more and more names changed to pink I was feeling increasingly more embarrassed about not participating to the point I voiced my feelings about it in my favourite thread of all time the Granny Thread and with in the hour I had received many messages of support and one message insisting that I be the guest of one of the very wonderful kind ladies from the Granny thread next thing I know she has paid for me to attend.
I got to join in the wonderful fun and activities of the crop including getting all the wonderful freebies they gave away to the participants. Now this wonderful generous lady asked for nothing other than to remain anonymous so whilst I have privately thanked her no one else is aware of her generosity. I just hope she knows that one day I am going to repay this kindness by doing the exact same thing for someone else. She has inspired me to be a better person so I really feel that I have been truly blessed by the gift she gave me.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Noahs First Christmas

What a beautiful way to start off the joy of Christmas than to see this cheeky happy innocent smile of my little Great nephew. But what makes this even more special is the joy I know that is being felt by his Mummy and Daddy while taking this photo.

Friday, November 07, 2008

I'm tired and feeling a little stir crazy I am feeling emotional not like i can even blame it on hormones. Just end of year blues, stir crazy even I just hate this time of the yr there is always so much going on and everyone seems to be overtly sensitive and emotional. I just wish I felt better about myself and my weight loss instead of feeling like a fat frump and knowing how unpleasant its going to be flying in 6 weeks from now. I dont know I think I am trying to prepare myself for a horrible situation by being really negative about everything. I just wish I knew what I wanted I seem to have lost the ability to dream as I dont know what to dream about.