Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tuesday July 19/16

Another week has passed by. I spent 6/8 days working... I was off last Thursday and I'm off today.

 I will say it out loud, I'm getting tired of the two jobs and I'm thinking of leaving my pt job withn the next year, and I will be looking for a transfer to another department with my FT job... I'm ok with a cut in pay... I want a Monday to friday job again, one that will fit my life better. Some of my ongoing health issues that had been kept at bay or improved for over two years are back... Plus a 10 lb weight gain... Not cool...

Today I'm puttering around the house, and will be going for a hike with a friend. We'll get some much needed girl time and exercise to boot! I've managed to clean half the bathroom and will finsih that shortly, plus a load of laundry. I'll cook some supper and go visit LG and DB this evening.

We're going camping in August for a weekend, and I'm super excited. However, i went to check out my camping stuff and there is very little left... Guess I'll be doing some yardsales and thrift store shopping in the next few weeks. LG has a tent, I still have my stove and it's the small things, bowls, plates, pots and pans that are needed. We'll get a list together and decide on meals and the like. I made the reservation and it will cost me less than tewnty dollars for my share for two nights... :) I still need to look at canoe rentals for a day, but I'm figuring the total cost for me for my share will be less than 150... That's gas, food, rentals, etc...


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Post vacation and other things!

The weather was not so great , cold and windy most days, but we made the best of it. We had lots of laughs, fires on the beach and by the cottages. Lots of beach glass and cool rocks were added to collections. Conversations about food, life and family memories shared. Good meals, sharing of forgotten items and snuggling of dogs.  I saw every sunrise and sunset. Afternoon naps were mandatory.  LG and DB had fun, LG won the yatzee tournament anf DB came in third for the washer toss. Trophys and awards were handed out the last evening we were there.

Saturday I went to a wedding reception for a dear friends son, who's like a big brother to my DD. Lobster and corn on the cob were served. Lots of laughs, a few drinks and some great chats were had.

Sunday morning, DD's other grandmother came to see her, and by 2:00 pm, she and her boyfriend were headed back to Montreal... They were home before 11:30 our time. I spent the afternoon with LG.

Yesterday I was sick... I slept all afternoon and most of the morning... I was in bed and asleep by 10:30.  I had supper at my mom's and stayed for about an hour or so after.

Today it was back to reality, gym, dog walking, working at my PT job and home again.

That my friends is what my week's vacation was... How about you?

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Today's the day!

I'm heading to PEI in a few short hours. DD is going to meet us there, LG and DB are traveling in his antique car in hopes that a buyer will purchase it... The dogs and I are going in my little red car... I've got laundry on the go, the last minute groceries to buy very soon, and it'll be time to pack the car and drive!

The dogs are being good right now. I'll walk them when we get to the island this afternoon. The weather is cool and rainy right now, a welcome reprieve from the 30 plus we've had all week.

I'm looking forward to long walks on the beach, some time spent reading, cooking meals with the family, playing washer toss and outdoor yatzee, bonfires and some cold drinks...  I'm looking forward to getting to know my brothers GF and her kids a little better, spending some time alone with DD ( even if it's a walk on the beach), relaxing with LG and being entertained by DB. My nephews are so excited about beach adventures, LG is looking forward to buying seafood and having lunch on a wharf or beach some where, DB is just happy to be going away. My mom is happy that her children and grandchildren will be all in one spot. My older sister is flying in at noon, and momma is picking her up at the airport. My nephews are planning on jumping in with them in PEI and finishing the journey with them.

I'm so thankful that we're being given this opportunity to spend a week together. Here's to warm days, cool evenings, cold drinks good food and some beach therapy! I hope everyone has a wonderful first week of July!

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!

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