If it aint broke..

Don’t fix it, or upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 unless you want to spend some time untangling things.

Of course it could have just been me and my computer but it has been a weekend of password changes, moving things around and finding new programs to replace old ones that simply wont work anymore.

Always fun.

Still a good distraction from the mind fuck that was last week at work where I had stupidly volunteered to introduce our newest staff member to the quirks of the job she beat me to.

After the huge rave that boss had given her, I thought it would be, here is your desk, the loo is that way and you find the postpack there but of course nothing is ever that simple.

Despite all her amazing qualifications, and varied experience across different areas of the company, actual experience in the way a business hub works was virtually non-existent and I found myself teaching her to do things that I have been doing for years.  Yep, the superwoman, despite being a really nice person, beat me to the job with less experience and skills in actually doing the job she has been hired for.

And yes, it rankled just a little bit.

By the end of the week, I was struggling.  There was a melt down, with tears.  Not directed at her.  I like her.

Directed by my frustration at the whole system and management.

As I said, the whole situation was a complete mind fuck and left me drained.

Tomorrow however is another day and she should be fine now without my direction.

Enough about work.

You come here for the art.

FB_IMG_1437785965637  “Are you my mother”   Finished. Possibly sold.

Also possibly my best work so far if you believe what my teacher says.

I know it got a friend excited and so I am painting another chicken painting. I started class feeling a little tentative with what I had done the week before. Not loving it, but reasonably confident I could pull it together. 20150725_110435

Thankfully by the end of class, it was looking better.


I reckon I might even have it finished by the end of next class.

The countdown of days has reached double digits now, with around 80 days left before our trip.

I have found myself some lovely walking shoes.  We have had our photos taken ready for getting an international drivers permit and my browser history is full of searches about NYC and Texas.

I haven’t looked too much at some of the tourist stuff we might encounter on our road trip to Vegas part of the holiday.

I’m leaving that challenge up to our awesome local tour guide.  I have heard she is the queen of list makers.

The weather is still atrocious.  i am starting to wonder if it will ever start to warm up.  We had needed rain this weekend at least.  The weeds in the garden are loving it.

So that’s whats been happening in my life.  It’s now Sunday night, the shoes are off and the feet are up.

Hoping you are all having an awesome weekend.


4 thoughts on “If it aint broke..

  1. Barbara White

    I believe your teacher is right, lovely lady!! That painting is my personal favorite. You have just come so far, it’s amazing to see your talent grow and grow.

    I can imagine how excited you must be getting for your trip. Sounds like a lot planned.

    As for work…don’t dwell on it. It’s not worth it.

    Hugs!! ❤

  2. Sadly, the “If it ain’t broke” mentality hasn’t yet reached the computer world, where the big players insist on forcing you into unwanted upgrades regardless. I grit my teeth and resign myself to unproductive days of frustration every time our computers at work get upgraded. Having said that, I upgraded my Mac at home last year and was pleased at the almost seamless process.

    Yes, it must me immensely annoying to have to teach someone who is supposed to be more qualified. Sorry to hear about your trials and tribulations. On the plus side, artwork looks fabulous and you have a great trip to look forward to!

  3. Tim upgraded to windows 10 he says he things it is easier to use but we can’t get his printer to work first it wasn’t installed and I had to install it again for him and still it will not print and I have no idea why. I am not sure if I want to change to windows 10 or not I am happy with what I have which is 8.1.

    The art as always is bloody great

  4. If you ask me, today’s workplace puts too much stock in how well a person qualifies “on paper”. I’m not saying having a degree isn’t a good thing but nowadays colleges are churning out all these book-smart kids who have little-to-no idea how to function in the real world & giving them senior positions. [/END RANT]

    Before I start worrying I have to get Windows 10 I first have to work on getting a new computer. After almost 5 years, old ADella is on her last, I’m afraid.

    The finished chicken painting turned out great. I love the detail. I think your teacher might be onto something.

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