söndag 21 september 2014

More pumpkins and another work outfit

So this is my second work outfit. I'm not happy as you can see because I've gained weight. It's not easy to loose it either when I have to sit all the time and study. The black jeans have a waxed surface and the shoulders on the shirt sits on my upper arm. 
We almost got frost degrees so I picked the last pumpkins to let them ripen indoors. I also picked the maize. 
I have a new blog post with a recipe of delicious tomato and chili marmalade. Hop over if you're curious.

I have taken time off from work two day to stay at home and study. My boss is completely fine with that, he even suggested it for me.

onsdag 17 september 2014

CorpGoth- Mid month status report: Fitting in at my new workplace

I visited the parental meeting at the school I'll be working at last week. I didn’t have to say anything important, except showing myself and do a short presentation, it went well. I had roamed around the stores for some professional clothes the day before and went home soaked in sweat, oh how I hate to shop clothes. I call the fitting booths, faschism booths because all the disadvantages of the body appear in full drama in the merciless light. Along with this post Corp Goth monthly status report is very fitting for showing what I shoped for the parental meeting.
My Restyle rib cage bag was changed to something so plain it almost is invisible. It’s also another vanishing bag that transforms to a black hole once you put something in it, if it had the colour blue, I could say bigger on the inside. I have ordered a LED-light to be inserted in it from Johan but I don't know when he will have the time. It is made of real black leather,  I’m a carnivore and prefer real leather that lasts longer.
 It’s only a glimpse as I didn’t have a tripod or a photographer, but I hope that you get the idea of the jacket I finally found after running around the whole city, so many cardigans and chanel jackets but no suit jackets (not in my size anyway). I found this one at H&M it is tailored at the back and straight at the front. The fab thing with this one is that the shoulders didn’t went sloppy on my narrow and sloppy ones, it’s usually the big problem with fitting. I also found a long sleeved midnight blue top, it looks slim but hides my belly, it has fake leather pads on the shoulders. I will definitely buy the other colours of this one. The necklace was a gift from Johan bought at ebay.
 The shoes of the brand Ara are also a bit plain but oh how my feet loves them. The heel is 2 inches and very comfortable, perfect to walk and stand in. The toes shape reminds a bit of Fluevogs ergonomically shape and the leather is thin and smooth, clings to your foot like a glove.
 I bought other clothes but that will be another post. 
The autumn leaves are shifting colour now and I tried to fold a rose from maple leaves, it was very easy.
I harvested 3 of my pumpkins the other week, they are heavy and a hollow sound is heard when knocking on the bottom. Let there be pumpkin muffins, soups, pies etc and lovely Jack’O lanterns!! Still no frost even if we have reached the other half of September.

fredag 12 september 2014

September moonlight

Lovely September got it's cold hands on the garden. Even if the flowers blooms in bold colours the longer cold nights and the mist turns the leaves in autumn colours.
The weather is forcing the nature merciless to sleep.

 This was the single flower I got from the scabiosas I sow. Not much of a gothic garden right?

Oh I'm actually too busy to have time to write or even think up a post. Therefore I just post the photos I took by my phone camera. I took a walk to the youngest schools parental meeting the other day. Dressed like a typical slouchy mum, careless.

The long boring walk that goes by our garden

Back home I was at last able to see the last supermoon, like a giant flashlight.
Johan met me on the way home and I forced him to the graveyard to take a stroll around the graves. Tried to take some photos. It was a lovely night

I attended the parents meeting at my new job yesterday night. I was so nervous, but it all went well. I did NOT wear clothes like the ones in the photo above. I have actually roaming the town to look for more professinal clothes. It wasn't easy when all the clothes sizes stops at the size smaller than yours. The big size department had soo boring (slouchy) clothes, nothing for a pro-teacher at a private school.
I'll be back with photos of the things I found....

tisdag 9 september 2014

I have a new career

The reason to my long absence is a few hectic and tumultuous weeks. 
It started with a conversation with a colleague that left both of us filled with anger of a situation (not each other). I really felt that I needed to make a change, which I was working on since I study. My phone rang and a women called me for an interview for a new job, what a weird coincidence. I had sent a request to an employment to different schools in the community over a half a year ago and only went to one interview that didn’t gave me another job.

So, I went to the interview with lots of stress and a migraine that made me feel very dizzy. I don’t have many memories left from the interview other than that I thought that they were asking very nice and no  interrogating questions. I was home from work with my stiff neck and headache the day after.

I waited two weeks without a reply and called to hear if they needed some more information or references but thought they had found a registered teacher. They apologized and wanted to see me again. They offered me a temporary post since I’m not yet  registered. It will be a full time employment teaching math, chemistry, technology and natural sciences at high school.

I feel overwhelmed, excited, exhausted, stressed and happy at the same time. The pressure of my studies this semester is huge.  I’m really concerned about all the assignments that we have to achieve this time along with beginning a completely new profession.

I have also concluded that I need a new wardrobe, completely more corporate. Jackets, cardigans, trousers, flat shoes, shirts (haven’t worn shirts in ages). My body has changed from hourglass to apple the last years and all my old clothes are useless though in mint condition. Thursday night will be my first commission at my new work on a parent meeting…I really need a jacket and trousers until then.

tisdag 2 september 2014

Carousel Ink

 I got a cutely wrapped parcel last week from Carousel Ink. I love the steampunky victorian carnivale style they design their comfortable clothes in. I'm more than satisfied with the clothes that I got.
Here's a blurry photo of me wearing the hot air balloon leggings you can see that the print is actually a bit more gray than white, but nevertheless I love them.
The second item was this skirt. It's great that the waistband is a stretchy lace. 
What else has been going on here while I was absent? Well the studies started again wich is a good reason to stay away from blogging and internet. The garden has also it's peak when it comes to harvest. I have so many apples that I have to use my imagination to not let them go to waste (wich many with apple trees does here). The jar on the photo below is my test to make apple cider vinegar. I have also a batch of apple wine fermenting in the kitchen. I will leave a report in two months.