30 April 2015

April 2015

Today I remembered that it is blog posting time without it even being written down somewhere! Lately I don't generally remember stuff if I don't write it down, it's all this full time work, between that and walking the dog and finding time to eat, there's not much room left. I've started being extra organised in the evenings so that I can get to work by 8, because leaving at half 4 is much more convenient than 5 and getting stuck on a bus in traffic. So I have been working at the MBIE since March 17, so over a month. Next pay day is next week and I will finally be clear of my overdraft. And unlike last time, I will stay out of overdraft because I have been offered a fix-term contract until October. Then when October comes around, hopefully there will be more work to step into. And hopefully a slight pay-rise will come along with this new contract - I will be moving from an hourly rate to a salary, so we'll see how it works out.

I'm still working at the museum as well, I go in for a short shift about once a month. So far I have managed to go in for the stat holidays to make it even more worth my while. It's nice to see friends and catch up with what's going on there, but at the same time it's rough to work a six day week. So on top of that, I'm also tutoring once a week, I'm not sure if I've mentioned that. I arranged it last year and started this year after school started. I'm tutoring a 13 year old girl who lives just up the road, she's not in high school yet but is super into physics, so we are going through the IGCSE curriculum for physics and chemistry. That's sort of like NCEA level 1, it's what they do in high-school in the UK. So it's a bit of prep work, probably an hour or two a week, but the lesson itself is fun, it's nice to hang out with a kid again. She's very smart, a little hyperactive, and we end each lesson with fun science-y youtube videos.

So life has been very busy, I don't have much time for hobbies. Getting the dog walked is mostly OK even though the days are getting shorter, except when it rains torrentially. I bought some waterproof pants but it's new hiking boots that will cost an arm and a leg. She's a pretty happy dog though, even if we get saturated. At the moment she's' completely spoiled because she has me home at night and Nathan home most of the day. But she was very confused last night, because after a bedroom re-arrange her chair wouldn't fit in anywhere, so we have taken it away. She still has a bed, but she kept getting up and going to the corner where her chair used to be, and looking confused and sad! She's spoilt anyway, she shouldn't even be allowed to sleep in the bedroom, she was only doing that because I had crappy crazy random people living here - now it's a nice normal household so I need to try transition her back to sleeping in the lounge.

It's getting late and I really need an early night, so it's time to go make some lunch for tomorrow. Funny Cher story for the day - funniest thing she has done lately was, one morning after I went to work Nathan let her into the bedroom, where she proceeded to jump straight onto the bed and puked on his chest! I wish I had been there to see it.

So that's that, time to go be productive and then get to bed!