Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Hello, it's me!

Well my plans for the evening went out of the window.  I had hoped to get a few hours on the essay that I failed to finish at the weekend, but no.

Ah well, there is always tomorrow.

One thing that I did manage to do was start a game of Bingo at work.  Inspired by Terri's email bingo game, I have started one for all of the staff and students in our department.  To make it easy to run and play, each player uses their name.  Each day I randomly select a letter (using a thing I put together in Excel) and email it to everyone.  I am keeping track of the results but will not inform someone if they win - they need to claim it!  OK, some people who have long names will be at a disadvantage, but it is just a bit of fun and seems to be going down well so far.

My daughter is spending this week working at a vets, watching some stuff and doing general chores, looking after the animals (dogs, cats, a swan...) etc.  She is really enjoying it and it is great experience for her college course in animal care.  Her first day was the hardest, when they had to put down 3 dogs for different reasons...

There isn't much snow left now, but the weather is very cold for here, lingering around freezing and dropping as low as -11 in some places at night.  Another few inches of snow is forecast for later this week...

Better sign off now - time for bed!


JeannetteLS said...

A great opportunity for your daughter. Though that was truly a remarkably hard first day, absolutely.

I just read your profile--lost my daughter at 21. It is a rough road.

Anyway, I think you guys are getting our Connecticut, USA snow. Sorry about that!

"Abby" said...

Office bingo! How fun. I wonder how long it will take you to get a "ROCK CHEF".

Great for your daughter. Is she thinking of becoming a vet? Vet tech? And wait... a swan?

terri said...

Mid-winter Bingo! That's a great idea! Things tend to get boring this time of year. That should give everyone a nice boost.

Your daughter is getting some great experience working at the veterinary office. I wish my kids had had that kind of opportunity before they left high school. The two that are in college went into it without any real idea of what direction they wanted to go. Maybe an internship would have given them some ideas about what they do or do not want to do with their lives.

agg79 said...

Great to hear your daughter is enjoying her time at the vet. That is one of those jobs that could develop into her future career. I am sorry she had to deal with down side of veterinary work, but it is a harsh lesson in life that we all have to learn eventually. Hope that she gets a lot from the job.

Have fun with the bingo.

wigsf3 said...

I didn't read the post. I just wanted to state that I love that song Hello, It's Me. Amazing song. Todd's the man!

CiCi said...

That doesn't sound like you to postpone working on the essay. Writer's block?

Your daughter will gain so much from this week's experience. Heck, I would like to work at a vet's place for a week. Let us know what she says about it when the week is over.

The bingo game sounds like fun.