Friday, February 4, 2011

It's back to work!

Well, that didn't take long! So much for my maiden voyage into semi-retirement. It's been less than 3 weeks since I left Scotia and already I have been asked if I'd be interested in doing some contract work, starting next Monday. Coincidentally, I was also being considered for a full-time position working closer to home, at a job I was quite looking forward to. But since Scotia made me a firm offer I couldn't resist, I had to bow out of the other potential job offer.

I'm still holding out to finding more satisfying employment closer to home but I guess it just wasn't meant to be at this point in time. Oh well, I'm sure another opportunity will come up in the near future. For now, I get to re-start my 1-1/2 hour commute downtown to my previous workplace for the next 4 weeks. At least I got to miss the recent (Snowmaggeddon?) and I thoroughly enjoyed the 3 weeks off. I sure hope Old Man Winter will co-operate for my 4 week work term.

It's funny how after working at a stressful place for so many years that I came to dread Mondays, as well as Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. But now that I'm returning to a new job in a different dept., I'm quite looking forward to this coming Monday. I am a bit nervous because it is after all a new job and I don't know if things will work out or not, but at least I will get to see a lot of friendly and familiar faces and that is always a nice feeling. Maybe that was what I really needed. A nice loooong break from work to appreciate the work place again.

Now I only have a little over 2 days left to squeeze in some more fun time before I return to work. My hubby happened to have found this tutorial for me on how to peel a tangerine bunny rabbit. So, thanks to YouTube and a plentiful supply of mini mandarin oranges, I was able to cut out a respectable looking bunny on my 3rd attempt. Click here if you would like to give it a try.

Stay tuned for yet more fun with food during the Chinese New Year. (Next Post, Folks)

For this project, all you need is a small paring knife, an orange and a pen.

Draw in the markings.

After cutting, start peeling.

Almost done....

Admittedly, it looks more like road kill, but it does have some bunny like features, no?

1 comment:

Connie said...

joan, where are you going?!? are you gonna visit us?