Saturday, November 22, 2014

Nov 23/14

This past week has been a mixed bag.. The weather has been all over the place, snow, rain, wind, cold...  I have walked the dogs every day, even if they were short walks.

I paid my bills, went to the gym twice, spent some time cleaning the house, had the furnace cleaned... (that bill will be a good one, as the defrost wasn't working right on the heat pump, go figure...  They fixed a setting and added gas to it...

We took our strike vote,  the result are not in, but I'm going to guess that it's going to be in the 90% range for a strike. The gov't wants to go back to the table, so I'll know more in mid December. I'm ok with what ever happens, as I know I can make it!

My house is slowly coming into order, I've been picking away at it, plus one of DD's bestie's has moved back home and is bored, so she's coming to help. I'll pay her with gas cards...

I've got a good start on my shopping, a few more gifts to buy and I'll be done. I'm holding a book swap soon, invited some friends to come and trade some books... I've serve some drinks, coffee and tea, and some sweets! It should be a good time! We'll be preparing for winter reading!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sunday, Oh, How I love Sunday!

I love Sunday. It's a day for me to do what I want, mixed in with some housework, shopping with my mother, walking the dogs, and watching some tv later on.

I'm also going to do some cooking after, I'm not sure what yet, but I'm thinking some type of pasta, and maybe I'll bake some cookies. The cookies I'll most likely take to work with me tomorrow night.

I'm going to go to the grocery store today, as I want to buy some coffee and a few other things that are on sale. I'm stocking up my pantry as I'm a tad bit worried about being on strike and if my pantry is well stocked its one less thing to worry about.

I worked last night at my PT job, and it was busy! It was probably one of the busiest days we've ever had. I left work with 218 in my pocket. That is the most I've ever earned in tips in a single shift...   There's going to be a nap in my future this afternoon, as I work up at 7:30 this morning and was home and in bed at 2:00. Not a ton of sleep for this girl! The money is going towards gas, groceries, my car registration and a little for a few xmas gifts.

I'm off now to do some laundry and some vacuuming... Happy Sunday to all!

Friday, November 14, 2014

and the element is fixed!

I spent 30 minutes of my time, 39.50 for a new element and ta da... I have a working oven once again!

It's the small things that make me happy!

PS it's Friday, I'm done working at my FT job until Monday evening, I'm working my Pt gig tomorrow night, and I'll have Sunday all to myself! The dogs are going to my mothers for a few hours tomorrow so I can clean without distraction and enjoy clean floors for an hour or so before they come back... Again, it;s the small things that count!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

What to do when the element dies?

Go to plan B.

I noticed last week that there was a bright red spot on my bottom element of the oven. I knew it was the kiss of death for the element, but i prayed that it would last a little bit longer. It died tonight, just after I finished baking some pumpkin bread with cream cheese filling. However, I was in the process of getting ready to bake a pork tenderloin and some roasted veggies.  I ended up cutting the tenderloin in to slices and breading it with ranch dressing and shake'n'bake, the veggies I steamed.

Now, I'm going to have to buy a new element... I hope it doesn't cost too much! 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Anothering day, another dollar...

I've spent very little money this week... which is odd for me... I usually spend money as quick as it comes in, but not this week. Since Sunday I've spent 53.00 + 9.00 at the grocery store ( dog food, etc). I've spent 33.00 on tobacco, 3.50 on coffee and a bag of chips, 10.00 for a donation, and 2.00 for a local lottery I play. I did pay my bills on line too, but I had 210 in cash this week, and I still have 110 in my wallet.

Part if the reason I spent so little was the weather... It's stormed twice this, so I only went to work and back home again.  The other part is my dad best friend passed away unexpectedly, and part of the week was spent doing to wakes and his funeral. It was hard for sure!

I'll be spending some money tonight, I'm going out for supper with two good friends, and then we're coming back here to watch a movie on netflics.   I'm going to finish up some house work and get ready to go out. I'm thinking of either a burger or nachos... I'll decide when I get there.

I'm off to do some more work, happy weekend all!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Conquering fears...

That's what my theme of this year is, conquering fear.

I was in full blown panic mode last night and early this morning. Over what, you'll ask?

The possibility of a strike and having a huge chunk of money taken off each pay for the strike pay fund. ( the amount is just shy of my mortgage payment). Yep, that's a chunk of money. I was getting stressed over it, so I did something proactive and wrote a letter, expressing my concerns. Have I mailed it? No, I think I'll send an email outlining  the bulk of the problems andthen present my concerns at a meeting.

How do I feel now? A million times better! Just by a simple task of expressing the fear releases much of it! Will it solve everything? No, but I know now that I will be having my voice heard, and will handle the criticisms and everything else involved with grace. 

I've looked ay my budget and have things sorted out. That made a huge difference too!

Thanks for reading....


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Sunday is drawing to a close...

I had a pretty decent week. I was sick most of the week, not the flu but some major pain in my lower abdomen that knocked my socks off for the bulk of the week. By Friday I was pain free, got some things done and handed out treats to a whopping 15 kids.  Yesterday I went to work at my PT job early and left with 126 in my pocket after walking for 8 hours. Yep, this girl can still rock the floor at almost 45... I didn't get a break, as my sections kept filling up.  I switched sections three times), but no fear, most days I'd rather keep going than sit for 20 minutes and then I really don't want to move again!

Today the weather is stormy and yucky out. I walked the dogs early this morning, while it was just a light mist and I'm so glad I did. It's freezing rain, and the roads are slick. I did run and get the dogs some food at lunch time, and I've spent the rest of the day read, talking on the phone and watching tv.I cooked a pot roast for supper and was going to bake, but decided against it.  It was a day of quiet contemplation, and just what I needed!

It's been a truly simple Sunday, one that I'm truly blessed to have!

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