Monday, April 25, 2011

Gel, Hail, Spiders, and More

It's been one week since I got this gel-based polish manicure, and it still looks grrrreat. I've only had 3 manicures in my life, and the first 2 times the polish chipped after 24-48 hours and began looking so ghetto that I had to remove it. This polish still looks fantastic. It was $35 to get the gel-based French manicure, which is fantastic if it will stay put for 3-4 weeks. It also means my very bendable nails aren't splitting or tearing like they normally do. I think it is money well-spent.

I'm still waiting to hear back from my new boss about my official start day. The background check takes some time, he said, and with it being a holiday weekend this past weekend, it pushed it back even further. This is fine. I'm not in any hurry, and he needn't change around his entire schedule just to start me a couple days earlier than is convenient for him.

We've been experiencing some severe weather around here for the past couple of weeks. Fortunately, the rain has beaten down the wildfires, and they are mostly under control now from what I understand. Two nights ago the wind was so fierce it sounded like something was trying to push through my garage door. I lost power a couple of times, which isn't easy considering the electrical lines in the neighborhood are buried (but the ones out at the main road are above ground). I keep some supplies and my personal essentials in the closet at night in case I hear the sirens and need to run for cover (or roll out of bed as it were). It hailed last night about 3am, but I don't see any damage to windows or the roof, and my car is kept all snug and tidy in the garage.

My garden continues to grow. I should have some radishes of a decent size soon enough, and the bibb lettuce is taking off. I still don't have any strawberries, but there are blooms on one of the ten plants. There are also flowers on the zucchini, cucumber, both tomato plants, and some of the pepper plants. Maybe I should fertilize them. I haven't done that so far.

I've had a few wolf spiders in the house, and they surprise me, though I don't mind them so much. They are not poisonous to humans, and they are helping keep the insect population down. Still, they can be about 3 inches long, and that's not something I want to greet me without warning.

I have a question for you: I have a goodly number of framed certificates and awards from my former company that are sitting in boxes. I'm trying to get everything unpacked and in a good place. Should I hang those certificates and awards in my office, or should I pack them away now that I have moved on from that company?


Sonya said...

I would take the certificates out of the frames, put them in a file folder, and move on. You earned the accolades, but do you really want to see the certificates every single day?

vq said...

Maybe pick out your favorite one and hang it in your home office (and then quickly earn some new ones at the new place to go with it!)

Meanwhile, the title of your post sounds vaguely like a series of biblical plagues!

emma said...

pack them away

Catz said...

If it were me I would pack them away.

UrbanStarGazer said...

I'd pick one or two that I was especially proud of and hang 'em.