Thursday, June 26, 2008

5 Day Weekend

Oh lordy... what is wrong with me..??? In Canada, Tuesday is our Canada Day Holiday, so I booked Monday off, being as it is my regular weekend off this weeknd, I thought I might use 1 day of vacation to score a 4 day weekend. Well at the last minute today, I decided to use a second vacation day and have tomorrow off as well. I will probably regret it tomorrow, but I am happy to have a nice long weekend off, as my next vacation will not be until we and our friends go up North to a rental cottage for a whole week!! I took some time off before and after the planned vacation to just kind of relax, and not have to jump right back into work. (see the cottage we are renting here)
I am soooo looking forward to it, but I am also the kind of person who looks forward for so long, that I sometimes get dissapointed when it is over.
Here is a picture I found on my computer. So cute. It is my grandma and my dog when she was a puppy. That was probably about two years ago.
I love going through old photo's on the HD. It is fun to remember old times. Well most of the time. I can't even believe how small Cookie is in this picture. I think that harness she is wearing now goes on the cat. lol.
Here is the cat. Murray... he's a nice kitty.
Anyway. Angela just called and is on her way home from work. I must put the finishing touches on the dinner. She worked some overtime today so that we could have more fun on our vacation this year. YES!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Waiting to go to work :(

Ahhhh... I hate these afternoon shifts.. Well, actually I have a love hate relationship with them. I love them, because I sleep better at night without having to worry about getting up on time in the morning, and get to sleep in if I feel like it, but I hate them because I always end up being bored and once it hits a certain time in the afternoon, I always find that I am just sitting around looking at the clock waiting for it to turn to 2:30 so that I can go to work. Another reason I like the afternoon shift is because I get paid a whole $0.55 more an hour. woo hoo... Hey money is money I guess.
I am very proud of us this week. We have managed to keep the apartment clean for almost a week now. It has been since last Friday. WOW.. that is a record for us. It is much easier to keep it clean as you go, than to have to spend your day off cleaning it.
I just heard from my mom that my Grandmother isn't doing so well. She is 91 and lives in a nursing home. She has Alzhiemer's, has for a long time... probably since she was in her late 70s. I can't really remember. She has done well with it so far, but in the past 5 years gone really down hill. She manages to keep holding on though.
I have a feeling when she goes, it will be from starving to death. She has trouble swallowing, and they say that with Alzhiemer's, your body just "forgets" how to function for life. Our family has decided not to take whats the word.. I can't think of it... extreme measures to sustain her life, No machines doing things for her etc. She wouldn't have ever wanted that.

I was hoping that she would hold on until I had my first child at least. I have always wanted my grandma to be a part of my children's lives. She was a very big part of my life, and I think that she is wonderful. We were hoping to start ttc sometime within the next 6 months. We have a known donor set up. He is an amazing person (very handsome too). Just got engaged to his partner last weekend. I don't know that whole story becasue they are away at a cottage and have no cell phone service up there. I can't wait to hear the whole story, I will cry you know. My boys. Making a life together. Very exciting.

Shall I post some pics of how small our place is? I guess, then it should be about time to get going to work. Keep in mind that the Living area of the place has been switched around. Couches on the opposite side of the room, tv as well. So mirror image it.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Day off

Today is my day off from work. I also took yesterday off, just because I could. I am doing laundry and cleaning today, woo fun. This is what I usually do on my day off, but have been a bad house keeper the past month or so, and have been neglecting it all.
I like the apartment much better when it is clean. Feels better and bigger. But I guess everything is nicer when it is clean.
I was in the laundry room earlier and the wall is plastered with notices. Our old building manager got fired or something, and I don't much care for the new people. Sure, they get a lot more done than the last, but it is like boot camp or something here now. Last year we could put in the A/C unit for free, we actually had two of them. This year it costs $125 to put them in. Also the newest A/C drama is that you MUST install plexi glass above it in the empty space in the window, nothing else is acceptable. I am glad that we decided not to use our units this year.
See, this is why home ownership is much better. Well I guess I can't say that it is much better, because I have never owned a house, and I am sure there are a lot of headaches that come along with that responsibility, but at least you can make your own rules up for things.
I just put Cookie and Bennie out, they are driving me nuts. They keep whining to go out, then come back in, then go out, then back in... sheesh, make up your mind.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

No one's reading

I guess I am typing all this stuff for myself. I am not sure that anyone is actually reading my blog. That's ok though, I'm not that exciting. Just wanted to try it out anyway.

I worked Days today. It was a long day. And the weather is so weird. My two favourite kinds of weather... ok well three favourite kinds on weather are 1) Thunder Storm 2) Hot and Humid and 3) Blizzard (but only if I am not going anywhere). It is raining again and the clouds look as if there could be some thunder and lightning coming soon, very nice, but I like to break it up a little... You know? How about a week of Hot and Humid, then a thunderstorm on a Sunday evening or something. Not all within the same two hours each and every day of the week.

Well.. Angela should be home from work soon, and I feel like spaghetti. So I am going to whip up some meatballs and get that all ready for dinner. Mmmmm.... If you're reading, I'd love to hear from you... leave me a comment.

Friday, June 13, 2008

I guess I'll give it a try

Well here I am, I read a whole lot of blogs, but never have I considered making one of my own. I am not sure how long this will last.. or how frequently I will post. I guess when I have something to say.

I'm Karen.

Tonight, there is a thunder storm. I love love love Thunder storms, have all my life. I know I should probably turn the computer off but I have a surge protector. Funny how when you feel pressured to write something nothing comes. I think the rain may be coming in the window but at this point in the long day that I have had, I don't much care. We rent. 1 small apartment.

I live here with my 2 dogs, Cookie (pug x beagle) and Bennie (Heinz 57 x shi-tzu x poodle...), my 1 cat, Murray and of course, my loving partner, Angela (100% portuguese lol)

Ang is out tonight at a "Pride Prom". Her best friend is the director of the Pride organization in our area. I opted out for tonight. I am just not in the mood for it. I took the day off from work today in order to babysit my 16 month old nephew, Bubs. I absolutely LOVE him. I only had the one today, Toad (8years) was at school. Poor guy had to watch all his friends participate in "Play Day", and he only got to watch. He took a baseball to the face the other night at his practice and has been ordered to put a hold on his rambunctious play for a while.

Well, I think I may just go sit on the patio and enjoy this mother of a storm while it lasts.

Here are some pics of my dogs. Just to get you all started with something.