Sunday, April 01, 2007

Just like you said it would be...

It really bothers me that Blogger cannot be bothered to remember my login information no matter how many times I check that little box. Ah well. It's small potatoes, really.

The last few weeks have been busy. My taping at the CBC went well, if a little on the long side. I can't talk too much about it but I gather that Test the Nation got pretty good ratings, so we will hope that our proposed air date of September goes ahead. I got to go down early with the Sneeze, and meet up with a few friends down there, so it was a pretty good time all around. Plus I got lots of lovely LUSH stuff. Seriously, if you ever have a chance to attend one of their in-store events, they really treat their people right. Also, I purchased some new cleanser and moisturizer and I can't believe what nice things they are doing for my face (including making me smell a bit like vanilla ice cream).

School continues on, same as it ever was. I got approval from Western to take a summer ABQ course in Drama, so that when that mat leave gets posted, I will be prepared for it (assuming I can stump up that extra $1000 it will cost to take it). OSSTF, my union, also acts as our certifying body, which means that they examine our qualifications and determine where we get placed in the payscale. OSSTF has been reluctant to acknowledge graduate degrees that aren't in education because they don't provide any specialized curricular knowledge, which means that I've been placed in Category 3, along with everybody else that has an Honours degree (and yes, this did kind of piss me off). Over the March Break, OSSTF reversed this decision, which means that I can apply for recertification, and hopefully be granted the change from Category 3 to Category 4, which is a difference of about $2000 a year starting out and moves up to about $7000 once I've been teaching for 10 years. Needless to say, I am pleased by this turn of events.

I've been crafting and curling a lot lately, with varying degrees of skill. I finally made my Scotland scrapbook (awesome when you consider we went FOUR YEARS AGO) and made a really nice sterling silver necklace. I also finally curled decently well, and my team played in the finals today and lost. I'm glad I did it though, and I'm happy with how my game improved over the course of the year. I also have a lump the size of an egg on my knee.

I am hungry like the wolf.