Saturday, August 1, 2015

Aug 1/15

It's Saturday morning and it's hot here...  it's 28 degrees with the humidity... Compared to last weeks 12 degrees... Welcome to New Brunswick, where the weather is ever changing... 

Today is going to a be an amazing day, I can feel it in my bones... I'm off to work at my pt job at 5 til close and I'm going to finish up some things inside the house for a few hours. I did part of the lawn already and some hacking down of weeds, the rest of the lawn can wait...

I'm working no where tomorrow, so I'm going to have a beach day, then an evening out with friends ( I may or may not drink, I haven;t decided yet). Monday, which is a civic holiday here, will find we working at my PT job for the evening.  It made sense to me to work a longer, later shift if I'm going out the night before. I'll get paid time and a half, plus stat pay. It'll work out to be about 150 for the day, which is really good money for the day.

Next Saturday will be the mud run that I'm doing. i'm so excited for it! I may even be brave a post a picture of myself covered in mud... We'll see! If not, those of you who I have on facebook will see some for sure!

I hope everyone stays safe this weekend.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Things went AOK!

I'm home now and just had a bit to eat ( 2 soft boiled eggs and a piece of toast to be exact. The joint where my small and large intestine meet is smooth...  not bumpy like it should be. He found and biopsied  a couple of areas,  as he thinks  I may have celiac's disease... ??? We shall see...

I feel really good, gassy and tired. I was very lucky, as I slept well last night ( only got up twice, which is normal for me). I drank the rest of the stuf between 4:30 and 6:00 am,  used the bathroom 12 times for sure, then I fell asleep until 8:30. I got up fed the dogs, showered and was at the hospital by 09:30. I was in the or room by 12:00, and home by 2:00.  Everything was gone out of my body, including what I ate yesterday... Thank God... I guess it pays to eat healthy most of the time, as there was not a lot of "junk" floating this time...  The young nurse was surprised that I didn't take any medication at all. The bonus was my B/P was 119/74... Yes, it's staying down these days. Oh, and I lost 5 lbs ( which was water weight)... Ba ha...

Now, I'm off to bed for a power nap, and fingers crossed I'll take the dogs out later on for a short walk. I've gotta get rid of some of this gas.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

So, I screwed something up just a bit...

and so the story goes... I'm booked for a colonoscopy tomorrow. I've know about it since Nov, and put the info away for safe keeping. I got a call from the office last week and she told me to but the stuff and drink it at 8:00 and 4:30am. So I ate a banana this morning, along with a protein shake made with kefir and oj. Guess who was not supposed to have any of these things, as I just found the sheet.

Oops. SO I'll be drinking water and black coffee the rest of the day...  I'll purge my guts and fingers crossed things work out tomorrow.

I'm currently shredding papers and junk... I have one bag full so far, with an anticipated 2 more full bags left to shred. Maybe I'll take some pic's  of my papers instead.

PS, I don't have any pictures of men in kilts... I was too busy checking things out to take any photos and too busy running into old friends from my university days...

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Ok, it's July and people have their heat on!

It's a whopping 12 Celsius here today... Yep, that it not a typo, 12 Celsius. So much for the beach today. My sister/cousin and I are headed out on a road trip in about 30 minutes. We're going to check out the Highland games in Fredericton. Men in kilts... Need I say more! Strong men... Nice legs... Kilts...  Strong arms... Beards... more kilts...  I'll take some photos...

I hope everyone has a great week-end...

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

What's new?

Honestly things are pretty low key, so there isn't much new happening.

Work at my FT job has been low key for me, but high drama for lots of others. I stay clear of the drama. I just go to work and do my job to the best of my ability. I have no desire to step on the back of others to advance. I'm content to stay where I'm at and keep doing what I do.  Some days I hid in my office and only leave to heat my food up. Other days, I'll circulate and do things that I don't have to do to help out.  I've been tossed under the bus a few times as of late for things, and have stood up for myself. If I leave clear instructions for something to be done, and high light numerous things on the list, and others can't be bothered to read what's in front of them, it's their responsibility for the error, not mine. I am however, expect to fix the error.  I still go in with a smile on my face and my bubble of happiness surrounding me.

My pt job has been good. I've been scheduled for less shifts, but picked up two extras due to scheduling errors. ( Go figure)... I'm on track to make my 600 for the month... Go me...

Moneywise, things are improving... After having some minor blips.... It'll be sorted out by next month. I'm grateful that I have the ability to earn extra income. 

I'm slowly getting things sorted and cleaned out here. It'll take until the end of hte summer before everything is done, but I'm good with that.

I haven't been tracking my spending this month closely at all. I should be good for food until Monday or Tuesday of next week. My goal is not to spend any money until Friday of this week ( I have a hair cut). Then, I'll have the weekend off, and I'm doing something, but I'm not sure what yet.

I hope everyone is having a good week so far!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

oops, i forgot to title this!

  Above are some happy puppies... the first day after a short jaunt on the beach!

  Release the Kraken... This was made into some yummy sangria... Potent stuff at 47%. Love it!

 A piece of the cliff that's been left behind by stom surges. It's been well decorated with sticks and buoys.

Below, the eagle has landed with his dinner. He or she flew rightover our heads about 20 minutes before had. What a sight to see...

This is some of the beach glass that I found. There is one teeny tiny piece of blue, two dark green pieces and two aqua pieces. Oh, there's one large amber colored peice too! The rest is beer bottle brown, white and green beer glass. I spent tons of time looking and finding beach glass. There's a few rocks too. One is an egg shaped piece of white quartz. It fits in my hand very well.

It was a good trip. I bought lots of goodies at a woolen mill... Can't say anymore than that as some of it is for Christmas. I even got to watch them harvest Irish Moss with horses.... What a wonderful sight.  We're booked again for next summer. Only 51 more weeks until we're there again. I do love it there... It makes my soul sing. Cool nights, hot days, sitting around a fire, eating supper together, laughing, telling stories, watching my nephews carry on. I'm amazed by my mother and her energy. I sat on the beach alone at least once a day, just listening to the wind and the waves, enjoy the solitude. I had my own cottage, which I loved... I have it booked for next year again...

Saturday, July 11, 2015

I'm back!

So my trip to PEI ended with two naughty dogs ( I think they were homesick) who barked at everything early this morning, after a week of minimal barking. I already had the car packed and the cottage cleaned, so I said good bye to the family and drove home. I'll be heading out shortly to drive 1.5 hours to attend a concert tonight. I was originally going to trade dogs with my mom and not drive home, but c'est la vie! I have laundry going and I'll shower here before I head out. I'll post a long post tomorrow along with some photos of our week away.  I hope everyone had an amazing week.

About Me

Who am I said Sam? I am.... a mother, a daughter, a dog owner, a PF