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glatt 06-07-2013 01:28 PM

Uncle Monkey


BigV 06-07-2013 01:30 PM


Originally Posted by Happy Monkey (Post 867399)
I became an uncle yesterday!

illustrating the point that nature abhors a vacuum. if it's not one brood, it's another. Congratulations!!

Clodfobble 06-07-2013 07:26 PM

Wow, congrats HM!

monster 06-07-2013 08:45 PM


richlevy 06-07-2013 08:50 PM

Found out grandkid #2 will be a boy.

Don't care about boy/girl so much that it's at the point where it can be determined.

Sundae 06-08-2013 03:59 AM


Originally Posted by monster (Post 867443)

This is now my new favourite word.

Chocolatl 06-08-2013 07:46 AM

Congrats to your families, rich and Happy Monkey!

Today I'm happy because we survived the last night's four hour trip and Beans' first night in a hotel. Today she finally gets to meet my mom and my brother! Woohoo!

orthodoc 06-08-2013 10:53 AM

Congrats HM and rich!
Have a wonderful visit, choco. Very special.

Sundae 06-08-2013 12:32 PM

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Got the card.
Turns out Fathers Day isn't until next Sunday.
But at least I'm prepared.

Clodfobble 06-08-2013 12:48 PM

That's fantastic, Sundae. Beautiful.

glatt 06-08-2013 01:41 PM

Wow! I need to step up my game for father's day

orthodoc 06-08-2013 11:11 PM

That's wonderful.

DanaC 06-09-2013 05:45 AM


And that final pic of the two of you together is beautiful. Really beautiful.,

orthodoc 06-09-2013 06:29 PM

This morning I planted ten tomato plants, eight peppers of various sorts (sweet to hot), six cucumbers, lots of dill, basil, parsley, and thyme. The oregano has taken over and mostly has to be ripped out as a weed, so there's lots of that for drying whenever I feel like it. There's space for three rows of seed. Next weekend I'll sow kale, rainbow chard, and Chioggia beets. That's all the raised beds will allow, unless I find a spot here or there as the season goes on. I'll tend everything on weekends and harvest baby kale and chard all summer. That's a good thing, and hopefully will help keep me on track.

Sundae 06-15-2013 06:34 AM

Well, I got the call from Waitrose!

They want me on the Deli counter, which was one of the preferences I expressed on my application.
AND I have filled in the medical form, which I was able to answer 100% honestly as it was all about allergies and food-handling issues. Phew!
So now it's just down to references. Something that still makes my stomach churn, but I can't fix what has happened in the past. I'll just have to deal with it as it happens.

The hours I've been offered:
Sunday 09.00-12.45
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 06.30-09.45
Thursday 09.30-13.30

Sunday is time and a half, so I'm pleased to get that one.
Mon, Tues & Weds are an earlier start than I would like, especially as it's not a warehouse job where I can just roll out of bed - I have to be showered and clean and well-groomed.
But it's a job, and after all gives me the whole day free!
I can look for other work in the afternoons when I'm back in the groove.
And all Friday off for appointments etc.

For four days of the week I'll be mostly setting up, stocking shelves I think, as the store will be closed. Waitrose is not 24 hour. When the store is open I'll be working with CHEESE! Cheese and cooked meats and olives and all the things I love.

And I get 12% discount after 3 months.
Although I think Mum would rather I was out of the house more when she was awake, she seems mildly pleased that I really have been looking for work (I think she thought I was pretending) and after all it will benefit the family greatly. I'll get 25% off at Joohn Lewis too - some electrical items excepted.

If I get this, people, life might just work out after all.

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