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Silly cook…

Note to self: get a bloody apron (and possibly goggles & long-sleeved shirts) for use when cooking. Cooking in a tank top while being well-endowed (and a klutz) does not go well together.   

Thankfully, the pink spots on The Girls from the oil should be gone by morning. The one drop at landed on my face thankfully didn’t go further up than my lower eyelid. My arms are used to it by now. No wonder I started oven-baking everything for a while.  

Steaks. Frying pan. Apparently not-too-gentle placing of meat in pan. Enough said.

The situation thus far…

I’m about to start my fourth week out of training in my new job. I’ve settled in and am feeling very comfortable so far.  

Already, I’ve been given additional responsibilities – not something I expected so soon. Thankfully, I am only making outgoing calls (and not many at that). I work at a speciality insurance company in the processing department – no more call center work for this woman. After 15 1/2 years at one doing customer service and 2 1/2 hellish months at another doing customer service/sales, I just couldn’t take it anymore. The few weeks I spent at the call center for this insurance company (as a temp) weren’t bad, I’m just burnt out like you wouldn’t believe.  

I’m so de-stressed that I’ve picked up my instant camera again the other day (an adorable light blue Fujifilm instax mini 8) for the first time in months! I’m particularly excited by the release of black & white instant mini film by Fujifilm sometime next month. Not to mention, the release sometime next spring of the Instax SQUARE. The shots won’t be the same size as the old Polaroid/current Impossible Project pictures, but at least it’s square, which I loved as a wee one. I’m actually planning on adding the SQUARE to my camera collection next year. Right now, it’s my mini 8 and my Canon Elph point & shoot digital camera. I have an old Yashica film camera that belonged to my dad, but it’s not in working order anymore. I’ll post pictures of my darlings soon. 

Yes, I’m a bit old-school. Digital is great (I would love a Canon Rebel SL1 and Nikon Coolpix p900 eventually if I get into digital photography more), but nothing beats the reminders of childhood and the instant gratification of instant photography. At least we don’t have to buy flash cubes as well as the film. Yeah, I’m that old :p

She found it!

A few days ago my mom found her memoirs! We thought she may have left them in Cuba during her last visit. She had left them in a rather logical place – her desk. Yeah. 

I just finished my third week at the new job – loving it so far! I have about two more weeks of training to go. I’m hoping to get a permanent spot there quickly – insurance through the team agency is rather expensive. Not to mention the non-insurance perks working there are great!

Hopefully, I’ll have the energy soon to start work on moving the memoirs over to ebook format. I’ll need to translate it into English as well. I’m not sure if I’ll do both at the same time or not, so it may take a while.  

My posting has been rather sporadic, but I will do my best to remedy that.  

So let it be written. So let it be done.