My Life Just Got Easier

I work as a receptionist for a Doctor and we haven’t upgraded to a fully automated receipting system yet. Because of this, we still have to manually write receipts for our patients and make a copy for ourselves. Ever since we started using NCR pads my life has gotten so much easier. We write the receipt once, give a copy to the patient, keep a copy for our records, and have a back-up copy for our accountant. It feels amazing to finally be free of our dependence on the copy machine for our office to run smoothly from day to day. I’m even thinking about getting a set for my home office since they’re so affordable. Then I can keep better track of my personal finances as well.

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How Do I Spell What?

As a teacher of younger children, you never really know what to expect. Children can amaze with their intellect and memory, or leave you marveling at their thought process. Or, they can choose to simply act as though they forgot how to think, leaving you in stitches and bewildered.

A few years ago, while working with a third grade class in reading and writing, I organized the class into small groups called a circus skills workshop. Like a three ring circus, the groups had three stages to complete a story. At each stage of the workshop, they were instructed to complete a different phase of each groups fictional story.
I noticed one group was taking a long time at the “topic ring” and were arguing about something. As I approached them, and asked what the problem was, one of the children turned to me and asked “How do you spell P.E.?”.

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A Time to Myself

In any home, Bolton bathrooms need to be inviting to everyone living in the home and to those who visit the home. After moving into our new home our bathroom was the least inviting room in the whole house. There was old worn out wall paper, the flooring in the bathroom was moldy and wet. The bathtub, sink and toilet were so old and outdated that the best thing to do was to do a complete renovation. With working full time and taking care of children and not having the knowledge or physical stamina to do the renovating ourselves, we decided to hire a professional renovation team.

They came to inspect our bathroom and we talked about what we wanted that was within our budget. A new floor was put down and the water problem was resolved, we picked out colors of paint, a new sink, toilet and bathtub for relaxing.

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Do as I Say

I had the best time of my life at Hong Kong hotels when I was younger. I went on two class trips there and both times were absolutely amazing. My best friend at the time and I roomed together both times and had a wild time. We snuck out of the hotel numerous times to go check out the night life and we never got caught. Being a parent now I cringe when I think about my children doing the same thing. I know it is normal curiosity but I seriously hope they do not follow in my footsteps. I was not exactly a “good” child. But I guess all I can do is discipline them appropriately and hope that they do as I say and not as I do. Famous words of my father.

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Dreams Do Come True

Becoming a professional Manchester makeup artist has always been my dream, and I am finally living it. I got my first job a year ago doing makeup for a local fashion show. One of the directors pulled me aside and and told me I did good work and she would be contacting me. I thought nothing of it but a month later she called me asking me if I was book for March 15, I was not. The company hosting the show payed for hotel, food ,and plane ticket. The show was everything I expected and more, I even got a private Janae, a multi-platinum songstress. My first assignment will be her world tour that starts in June, I am so excited. Not only do enjoy what I do, I am getting paid to travel the world while doing it.

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Mined Halite

Well some of you may have guessed the subject of today’s lesson, but for others the topic is rock salt. It’s a mineral form of sodium chloride and sister to regular table salt we use every day except the crystals are much larger. This type of salt is typically colorless and white as snow, but can often be blue, orange, purple, pink or red in color. Most often it is used to sprinkle on roads and drive ways when they are icy. Salt keeps water from freezing and allows water to get colder before it turns to ice which is why you’ll find it spread on many highways during inclement weather.

The professional name is called “halite” and although it’s mined, it may not be pure in that original form. Even though the rock form of salt can be edible, it’s not recommended.
People also use this salt in aquariums.

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