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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Mon Petit Singe (monkey)


The other morning, Pip wanted me to watch a puppet play she was creating with her Playmobile theatre.
She said, "OK this is the scary part," and she proceeded to have the bad guy shoot the grandmother.
 I said, "Oh, no, this is scary. I hope the grandmother isn't dead." Pip said, "No. Don't worry, the ending will be lovely. There will be blood but she won't die."
That is Pip's idea of a "lovely" ending.

Will work some more today on the thesis finally. Pip is home with me. I believe we will attempt the Starbucks office again: Pip on her computer playing Club Penguin and I on mine.
Mist is in vancouver on a band trip. Tabs has soccer tonight. Tomorrow it's a girl's night out: I am taking Tabs and Pip to Soul Surfer. Pip assures me she won't be too scared and knowing her, she won't be.

Discovered much travel ahead for me in the next year to look forward to: Spain this summer, Hawaii at Christmas and next summer Hong Kong again and I think we'll do China while we're at it (take all of the girls this time). I adore travel, it is one of my greatest adventure-pleasures.

Also discovered UBC has some pretty amazing courses in freelance journalism--Continuing Studies courses. May take them to find out how better to contact publishers. Since I spend my days writing and photographing everything, perhaps I can make a little money while I'm at it :)
So on that front, once my thesis is finshed, I will take a Renaissance painting workshop and the UBC journalisms classes--be self employeed (Painter, writer) until I find a good job with benefits.
If the employers are as scarce as hen's teeth, then I shall become my own employer in every way I can. And I am not forgetting Zumba--I am practicing each night--preparing the choreography gradually for the time I am ready to teach my first class. 

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