OK... maybe not that neat and tidy...
This is one done 'my way'...
and this is on the other desk... I found some black frames at the dollar store and now have to decide whether to go with colour on the background or black and white papers.
Before my Mum left to go home we went to the pet store for cat food and this fell into Chris basket for Tom-Tom. They already have the very tall version so this one was for Chris' study where Tom-Tom sleeps beside him in a cardboard box. Now, these things don't come cheap and anyone that has a cat knows that they will do the opposite of what you want them to... and yes, Tom-Tom was not impressed that his old cardboard box and blankie had disappeared and been replaced by the new addition and chose to sleep on the floor in front of it. Mum decided that it was unfair to leave Pandora out of the equation and picked her up a pink sheepskin bed for the scraproom...
Pandy thinks its the bees knees and spends hours in it..... mostly because of this
Yep... it's the ceiling heating vent and the hot air blows down on her... she is a true Saudi cat and loves the heat and plonks herself down on top of the floor vents in whatever room she happens to be in.
And the new climbing frame bed for Tom-Tom? It has moved upstairs into our bedroom and Pandora thinks it is great! LOL (I found Tom-Tom another cardboard box and replaced his blankie and he is quite happy again now)!
Don't forget to check out the list of fellow What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday folk over at Julia's!
Tipping.... as in gratuities... I really, really wish that this practice was stopped. I hate tipping, I figure I have been charged the market rate for whatever job has been done and figure I shouldn't then have to sit and try and work out what would be an acceptable amount to tip on top of it. I look at it that I wouldn't tip a bus driver for getting me from A to B so why do I have to tip a taxi driver? I don't tip in MacDonalds but have to in a restaurant but they both supply me with a meal? I am expected to tip my hairdresser and manicurist but I would never tip my podiatrist or chiroprator.
For my birthday Chris arranged a surprise meal with our friends - 13 of us in total in the restaurant - the restaurant that mislaid the booking but was luckily not full so could accommodate the number when they all turned up ahead of us. After the meal, Mum and I headed for the car with Chris bringing up the rear, but he took a while so we waited in the cold until he came out. I asked him what the hold up was and he said that the waitress had stopped him as he was leaving and told him he hadn't left her a big enough tip. Eh? Yes... she explained that it was an industry standard to leave 15% of the total bill and went on further to tell him that the restaurant only paid minimum wage and therefore the tips were required to make up her money. I sat in the car open mouthed... what? Never! What did you do? I asked.... gave her the rest to make it up to 15% was his reply. LOL You have to give the girl some credit, it takes guts to do what she did.... but I so wish it had been me instead of kind, nice Chris, because I would have taken back what had been given and left her with nothing for the cheek of asking for more!