Wednesday, April 20, 2016

WEdnesday Aoril 20/16

One more day to work then I'm off for three whole days. I need to get some stuff done around here in a very bad way!

I purchased some much needed summer clothes this week end. I had very little in the way of clothes for spring summer and decided it was time. I just need a couple of white tee's and I'm done. I have plenty to do now.

I've not managed to get to the gym at all when I'm working my 12 hours days. I'm beat when I get home. I did walk the dogs tonight, so that was a huge bonus. I am still trying to find the right mix for myself and working rotating shifts... It's been 8 weeks and it's ok... Not great, but it pays the bills...

LG and I are still going good. HE's a good balance for me... which I need... lol

The dogs are still adjusting to the changes too. They're pretty well behaved, so I'm thankful for that.

Other than that, my life is moving at a very fast pace... 10 more days til the 1st of May... And I've booked off every Sunday in May... Sweet!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

I'm still here...

For those of you who are still reading, thanks for hanging in there...

It seems as of later, once every two weeks is about what I can seem to sit down and write...

Life is defiantly busier now.... I worked a bit too much then past few weeks and right now I'm tired... I'm still adjusting... LOL...

Here's a few things that I've accomplished in the past few weeks or things I'm thought of...

1. When all of my consumer debt, LOC is paid off, I will have 1400 extra in my pocket a month... Why on earth I didn't do that particular calculation before, I have no idea, but I think that's incentive enough to get more stuff paid off!

2. It's been 10 years since I started working part time... Yikes...

3. I'm almost 7 months in to a relationship with LG...

4. I've had my foster dog for almost two years now...

5. I haven't been spending tons of money these days... Which is good...

6. My gas expense has increased slightly, as LG lives 45 kms away from my house... one way...

7. I've got sore legs from the gym this week, so sore I had a hard time sitting on the flush...

8. My house is suffers from intermittent cleaning... Working interferes with cleaning...

9. I love going to Costco... LG, his son and I went yesterday, armed with a list and enough sense to pick up a few things that we both forgot about... Plus we started a list of things that we'll need next time. We just like shopping together... For food, and necessities, neither one of us are big clothing shoppers or buying clutter...

10. No worries, LG and I still have our separate homes ( and will keep our separate homes for a long time). I like being able to come home and have some down time, plus he has cats, I have dogs... 

Life is ticking along... And I'm enjoying this new stage..

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Tuesday March 29/16

It's been a few weeks since I've actually posted anything. I've written a few blogs, and saved them but never posted them.  I've been a major slacker!

What's new in my world? Not a whole lot to be honest.  I'm slowly adjusting to working back to shift work. Do I like what I'm doing? No, it's a major step backwards and quite frankly I'm bored out of my mind. I miss doing paperwork and being on the move. Now, I sit and watch and just be... I understand the rationale behind the decision, as they're switching things up to develop others, but for those of us that have been there since the beginning, it's disheartening. I'm staying optimistic and am grateful that the job does not define who I am, but is a means to help me do the things I love to do.

I am fortunate that I love my PT job and that it is a source of joy. I'm always on the move and interacting with people. I get to do some paperwork and I get to enhance peoples joy too! Who doesn't like to go out to eat and have the servers recognize them?

DD is doing well. She's starting a new job today, and she has an interview for a PT serving job today as well. She also works PT as a nanny, so she is busy.

LG and I are still going strong, It's been over six months now and I have no complaints. We talk about everything and anything. He's been very good listening to me talk about work and the changes. He's a very good cheerleader  and provides good guidance when I need it... Plus he's an amazing hugger and nothing beats a good strong hug at the end of the day. We don;t see each other every day, but usually 4 times a week. We talk every day on the phone, usually in the morning and in the evening.

The dogs are still trying to adjust to the new schedule. It's not been easy for them, and I'm still trying to find the balance for them.

I've been averaging the gym twice a week. Between the weather and my schedule it's been rough. I miss my 5 days a week gym routine and my daily walks with the dogs...  I've gained a few pounds too... I will get them back off again soon.

Easter was good. We had a turkey dinner with LG's parents at lunch time, and a roasted chicken dinner with my mom at supper... I took the day off work and was happy with the decision.

I've booked off my vacation time for the year, and as of right now, I'll be working 7 Sundays this year. I may take off another 2 or 3 still.. It's my least favorite day to work.

That's my friends is what is happening in my small corner of the world!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Home again...

My/Our trip to visit my DD went well. We rent a spot through airbnb for our stay and it was great. A ten minute walk to the metro and DD's place. It was like a home away from home and having space to move around was really good. A spot to unwind and very quiet. It had a washer and dryer, so we came home with no dirty laundry. We toured around the city, ate some yummy food and desserts... The hockey game was good, the biodome was amazing, taking  the metro was a daily adventure and just walking around was good. We finished off the trip with a stop to IKEA, which blew the boys out of the water... I bought a movable island for my kitchen and LG bought a new dresser for DB...

We traveled well together, and the only time we got turned around driving was on the way home. I missed the exit and it took us about 5 minutes to get swung around. Not a big deal. WE arrived at LG's house just after 1:00 am, and unloaded their stuff and I was on my way home by 1:15. I was in my driveway by 1:40 and had the car unload, played with the dogs and was in bed by 2:15.

I assembled the island yesterday, went to visit LG's parents last night, and in the day time I went to visit my mother and sister, plus my momma and I walked the dogs in the afternoon.

The time changes tonight, I work tomorrow at the restaurant, plus Monday and Tuesday at lunch. I have Wednesday off, then back to work on Thursday.

So far I managed to have two chats on the phone with friends, a visit with another, walked the dogs, ran errands and lunch out with my mom. It's after 6, and I'm tiding up the kitchen and using my new space to get ready to do some cooking! I moved the utensils to the  drawer in the island and placed the dish clothes and tea towels in the only drawer... 


That's my week in a nut shell...

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Thursday March 3/2016

Well hello everyone! March came in with a bang ( technically it was freezing rain yesterday, and it's really cold today)... Here's hoping for an early spring.

This week is flying by. I worked my pt job Monday lunch and it was good. I have a lot of regulars, so that helps! I've got my suitcase packed and I'm ready for my trip to see my Darling Daughter.... Three more sleeps before I see her... Eek, I'm excited!

LG and DB have their bags packed too. DB has made a list of things to pack and has slowly been ticking it off. LG and I had a rare occasion to spend a few hours together alone last evening. When you are juggling work, parenthood full time and other life responsibilities, alone time is rare and precious...

I an up now for day three of four shifts. I think today will be much better than last week. I even made it to the gym after my first day shift. and the plan is that I go again tonight. Fingers crossed!

That's it for me for now. I hope every one has a great week. I probably won"t have a chance to write again until next Friday the 11th. So have a blast everyone, and I look forward to catching up next week!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Sunday Feb 28/16

So February has flown by. One more day and this month will be in the books. It's been a month of ups and downs for sure, but I've survived it.

LG and I are good. We've had lunch dates, so that we have time alone with one another. His son is living with him FT and is still adjusting. We've usually have suppers together on the weekends and hang out doing something, whether it's watching tv, or just talking.

Our plans for March break are coming along. We're leaving next Saturday and staying in Quebec City Saturday night, Sunday morning we're driving into Montreal to see my darling daughter. I'm so excited to visit with her. We're going to a NHL hockey game Tuesday night, which is going to be a first for all four of us. Tickets are printed and ready to go.... Now I have to put them somewhere safe...

I worked Friday night at my PT job... it was a good steady evening. I was happy to be there...  

I had acupuncture and my back cracked again on Friday... amazing how much better I feel afterwards..

I'm having the parents over for supper this evening, LG's and my mom. I love cooking Sunday suppers, and tonight's menu is ham with scalloped potatoes, fiddleheads and other veggies. LG's mom is bring dessert, and my mom is roasting veggies. I think we'll be well fed.

I'm going to do some cleaning and get my bag packed for our trip tonight/tomorrow. I want to have the least another of stress as possible, so if my bag is packed and ready to go, that's one less thing to worry about.

The dog sitter is good and she's getting paid in American funds, as I have money left from the last time I was traveling. It's been paid for, so I won't be stressing about getting her paid..

Happy Sunday all!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Just a quick post... Feb 24/16

I've managed to get up and get out the door for 6:35 am twice so far, I have today and tomorrow left to work. I was severely disappointed to see where they have me slated to work today.... I will speak to the supervisor about it today. I do believe that I should be given a choice as to where I'm working... We shall see...

The poor dogs are having a hard time. I'm gone from 6:35 til after lunch, home to take them for a walk on my break, then back again just after 7. I went to the gym on my first day ( go me, LOL), then I went to visit LG and DB for a couple of hours last night. Tonight, the weather is supposed to be bad, so I will work out from home and just chill with the dogs... I will clean the house and do some laundry to boot.

I can thrive doing this and so far so good... I just have to focus on what brings me joy...

Sam

update: I  last 2.75 hours with day three and my new assignment... My BP was 160/99 when I left work... I spoke to the supervisor and told her that my health was worth more than work.. I'll be working somewhere tomorrow. Today, I'm going to enjoy the day and an unexpected lunch date with LG!

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