Mad Scientess Jane Expat (nanila) wrote,
Mad Scientess Jane Expat

Last day \o/ \o/ \o/

Today was my last day at work before my pre-maternity annual-leave use-up commences on Monday. I still have a few things on my list to tidy up, but they won't be onerous. I also did a Skype call with my work colleagues. At 13:30. While still in my pyjamas. \o/

At 5 PM, I received an e-mail from HR about an update to my maternity leave letter. That set off the bells of panic and alarm until I discovered that due to changes in the college's maternity leave policy, we now receive an additional two weeks of leave at full pay. \o/

There is also a new Humuhumu snippet to share. She is presently quite fond of the word "No", which leads bloke and I to perform a lot of mental gymnastics trying to present things to her as either/or choices rather than yes/no. This is surprisingly difficult and tiring, but you see, this is what happens when you attempt to trick her with a set of quick-fire questions.

“Do you want to finish your pasta?”
“Do you want to take off your shoes?”
“Is it bath time?”
“Is your favourite word ‘No’?”


Right, now to get on with putting the finishing touches on Keiki, possibly with the aid of a slice of pecan pie. Go, body, go!

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