Monday, June 27, 2016

Super slacker...

I last posted on the 11th... I've started a few posts, and haven't finished them... Slacker that I am. Things have been busy. Summer has officially started, and it brings outdoor events, birthday parties, weddings, vacations and random road trips. Plus, at some point I have to work, so it gets twice an interesting...

LG and I are doing great. It's over nine months now... We've hit almost every big holiday and birthday in our families. we've gone on one big vacation so far, and we're leaving Saturday for PEI... OMG, I can't believe it...  One week of relaxing and sunshine... Filled with lots of laughs and memories being made.  Lists are made, supplies are being bought and vehicles being prepped.

LG even helped me fix the drain pipe on my heat pump and he explained every step of what was happening... ( the drain pipe broke off, I figured that it happened when it froze up last year).

The dogs are good, I've got to walk them soon. They're not enjoying the heat this week.

Things are good here, not perfect, who's life is, but I have what I want, and honestly, that's enough...


Saturday, June 11, 2016

June 11/16

The past few days have gone fast... I have one day before I go back to work at my FT job and tomorrow I'm working at my PT job... I normally don;t work Sunday's but the AGM wanted the day off, so I'm covering for her.

I worked a 10 hour shift there on Thursday... Yes, this 46 year old did a 10 hour waitress shift without sitting down... I still have mad skills as my DD likes to call it. I had slept from 8 pm til six am On Wednesday night, so I had energy. On Friday I went to the gym, walked the dogs and mowed the lawn, all by 1:00... I had a short nap and did a few things around the house, went out for supper with a friend and went to visit LG to finish off the day.  This morning the dogs got their walk and I headed to LG's home, where we planted ( I planted and he washed and waxed my car), tomatoes, squash,  zucchini, peppers, lettuce, peas and yellow beans... We'd take breaks and sit on the front step and talk about anything and everything.  It was overcast by times, but nice. Db was hanging out with friends and didn;t want to leave them to come here for supper tonight, so I headed to the grocery store, picked up a few things, I got home around 5:30 and called my momma and invited her for supper. We had a lovely supper of roasted asparagus, sweet potatoes and chicken.  we did a bit more planning for PEI, ( three weeks from today we'll be there!).

Now I'm going to fold some laundry, and tidy up a bit  before bed. I suspect that it may be another 10 hour day tomorrow, and I'm working Friday night at my PT job too, so I'll work 6 straight days... But it'll be worth it... Next week, I'm planning on just puttering around doing house and yard work... In between working that is...  I hope you're all having a great weekend!

PS, Jane it's just under 2 hours from Fredericton from here...

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

June 8/16

The month of June seems to be ticking along quite nicely. I some how managed to pick up a 24 hour bug that kicked in Monday while I was at work... YUCK. I slept 9 hours that night and another 4 plus yesterday afternoon... I woke up from my nap covered in sweat, and felt much better! Nothing like a shower to perk you up!

I was off for 5 days last week and traveled to visit friends in the community where I worked for three years. I hadn't been back since I left in June 2012, so it was long over due! It was very nice to visit, but so sad to see the decay of the small town...

Saturday we went to Freddy, and hit the market, home depot and Costco... and my sisters place for a visit and we planned out the menu for PEI... Saturday evening was spent making burgers and cutting up pork tender loin ( they were around 11.00 a piece at costco)...

Sunday morning I slept in and had a long walk with the dogs and Sunday afternoon found me at LG's home where he cleaned my car and puttered around his yard, weeding garden beds...  

The count down is on to PEI, where everyone in my immediate family will be there minus  three nephews... ( my brothers step sons)...

That my friends has been my life as of late...

I have a list of things to do here at my home, which I will begin to tackle on Friday...

Sunday, May 29, 2016

May 29/16

So it's almost the end of May! Yikes...

Things are going well. I'm still in a relationship with LG and its going great. I am so grateful every day that we've met... and become a couple... I'm thankful that I've met him at this time in my life, as I've grown and I'm able to recognize old patterns of behaviour in myself... and now know what to do when they appear... Call them light bulb moments, but it sure makes a big difference when one can figure out what's going on without causing drama...

Work is work... I stick to myself and do what I have to do... It's sad that there is only a small handful of people that I trust after over 18 years of working there. I am so fortune that I have a life outside of work and that I've maintained friendships outside of work. I go and do my job and come back to my real life...  I'm also happy that I have my pt job that I love and keeps me balanced... work wise.  I don;t work as much, and I do miss the money, but having a balanced life is a wonderful thing.

I have a wedding reception to attend upon my return from PEI. I'm so happy for this young couple, they have three beautiful children and have worked hard for all they achieved. It's going to be a fun evening...

34 days til our PEI adventure. There's going to be a huge increase in numbers this year, as I've added two to my party, DD and her BF will be joining us, along with my brothers GF and her kids... ( side bar... LG and I, DD and her BF and my brother and his GF all started talking and building baby steps  around the same day last year)... How cool is that?  There will be three dogs too...  I think that there will be about 16 of us this year...

I must run, as I'm got to be ready to leave here very soon for an afternoon full of fun and food... I hope everyone has had a wonderful end to the month of MAY!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Thursday May 19/16

May is at the halfway point. Wow... Time really flies as you get older.

This past week has been one where I was the calm among many storms, which included my sister/cousin having a house fire, the house is still standing, but the smoke damage has made the house unlivable. The house will be stripped to the studs and redone. She is handling it really well so far. The hardest part for her has been the loss of cat and of those small mementos from her children. We had a good talk about it, and it's a chance to begin again. All memories connected to her ex are gone, all the furniture, pots, pans, dishes are gone... Time for her to begin over, in many senses.

I was rather surprised with my reactions to all the chaos this week.  Before, I'd be a mess, but I'm grounded these days, and it made a big difference.  I'm  was off  for 5 days, and I enjoyed every minute of it.We got a small batch of fiddleheads on Sunday, and well, I didn't get them clean enough... BOO... In the garbage they went after I cooked them. Lesson learned, they need to be soaked asap after picking...  I'm looking to purchase a few bags this weekend to get ready... At 3.00/lb, it'll be money well spent. We'll try to get some again...

I go back to work tomorrow and today I ran errands, cooked lunch for LG, went to the gym, walked the dogs and did a mountain of dishes...  I've got my meals ready for the work week, and I'm off Sunday, so that's a blessing! Work two, off one, work one, then off for 4. :)

I hope everyone has a great long weekend!


Monday, May 9, 2016

May 9/16

This past week has been busy but good. Like most Canadians, the wildfires in Fort Mac have been on my mind. Like most people, it's had an impact on my life. Little things like having cash on hand, gas in the tank and knowing where important papers are. Watching the news feed and reading what friends have posted has been overwhelming by times. Seeing the wonderful things that people have done for one another has been heartwarming.

I hope that everyone who's is a mother lad a wonderful mother's day. I spent the morning looking for fiddleheads... They'll be out in full force soon... and I will post photos when I get my winters supply. I'm guessing that it'll be next Sunday, which will be a very full day of picking, cleaning and blanching...  It'll be so worth it next winter to be able to eat the little green nuggets that taste like spring...

I had a lobster sandwich for lunch on homemade bread... yummy... supper, i BBQ'ed steaks and everyone else had made salads... dessert was a ice cream roll...  I talked to my darling daughter last evening and had morning coffee with my momma, and spent part of the afternoon with LG's mom, supper was with my momma and my sister/cousin and mom's brother, wife and daughter. I couldn't have asked for a better day.

Today I have a mammogram and ultrasound booked. I will be at the hospital all morning and this afternoon I need to vote and do some things around the house. I work at my pt job two short shifts this week and then I work 3 days at my PT job and then I'm off for 5 days.

Monday, May 2, 2016

May 2 /2016

Time really does fly when you get older... May already? The grass is turning green, the trees are budding, the fish are running, lobster season opened...

What's new around here? One dog was at the groomers and had a shave... She looks cute, but she is cut very short.... I've been doing some cleaning up and out, both here and at LG's house ( I cleaned out a cupboard at his house, as there was some long expired food items LOL, and that's the only thing I've done there). No worries here, as I use up all of my stuff...  LG and I are continuing at a very good pace.

We have very similar mindsets when it come to shopping and food. Buy what you needs, have a stockpile of things that you use on a regular basis, watch the sales. as far as spending huge amounts of money on clothes, neither one of us buy these things on a regular basis, and I prefer to spend a large portion of my clothing budget on good foot wear ( sneakers for the gym and walking, good winter boots).

We are going to pick fiddleheads and get them ready for the winter. Plus there will be pickling and bottling of stuff this summer. Strawberries and blueberries are on the list to be picked and frozen for the winter.  We're planting a garden at his house for the summer...  I'm not sure if the tomatoes that we planted from seed will survive, but we'll try again...

His son and I continue to build our relationship. He's a good kid with a soft heart. He's very comfortable with me now, to the point that he'll bring friends to my house for supper and to hang out. I engage him when it comes to making meals, and he is a good helper.

My momma is under going some medical tests right now, and she is very stubborn. She hates to say she needs help, and I told her that it's not a sign of weakness, but one of strength when you can reach out to others. ( This has been a huge lesson for me to learn, but I finally get it!)

Work is work, I choose not to dwell on what's happening there. I'm working very little at my PT job these days, she's hired a lot of people for the summer. It's ok however, as I no longer want to work all the time! I just need to get the money figured out.

I completed my taxes and owe 2500... Yikes... I will get it paid off, eventually!

That my friends, is a quick overview of my life these days.

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