Friday, July 25, 2008

She's Gone

Well here it is, Friday Night...
Angela left yesterday morning. Not forever. Just until Sunday. She has to go to a wedding in New Jersey with her family. We decided that I would stay home to save more money for our real vacation. Luckily, I get to baby-sit her families dogs. They are my Bennie's Mom and Grandfather/Uncle (ya, it works that way in the dog world). They are really nice dogs, but I am having a hard time walking them all. I tried to take them all at once yesterday, but that wasn't great. All the leads got all tangled up and wrapped around my legs etc. So tonight I will take them in shifts. That is hard to do because they all get jealous of eachother, and bark their heads off when they are the ones that have to wait in the house. Oh well it is only 2 more days.

So, at first having the whole bed to myself for 3 nights was something I was kind of looking forward to. Then, last night, I crawled into bed at around 10:00, and it was so lonely and weird. Not having her there with me. I miss her. Not to mention I had this terrible dream that she had an alternate facebo.ok account that I didn't know about, and she was on their flirting with all kinds of other people. I am kind of insecure that way. I always have the anxiety that she will leave me for someone else, etc. It's not a flattering trait, I know, and I do Trust her... I guess I have just been hurt too many times in the past.

3 weeks until the cottage! (mixed feelings - yay.. vacation... boo.. almost fall bye bye summer) The count down is on.

If all goes as planned, we might try our first home insem the first week of September. Nervous. We have to wait for the papers to be signed with our KD. We are currently working on finalizing all the details and then we just have to get our Independent Legal Advise, to make sure we all understand what we are signing.
I am wondering if my EAP from work can do the ILA for us. It does say that through the EAP we can have a 1 hour legal consultation. Good way to save some money.
If you haven't noticed. I am all about saving the money these days. I *was* a big time spender.. if I wanted it, I got it. No regard for money what-so-ever. But now I *am* a money saver.. My ideals about money have completely changed almost over night. I mean, I am still very generous (some say to a fault) when I can be and probably always will be because money doesn't mean more to me than people's happiness, so if I can sacrifice for someone else's well being or joy, i will, but I definately have cut down on my spending a lot.
Just today I spent $50 at Wal-Mart buying things that I NEED like shampoo, soap, shaving cream, underwear, toothpaste and deoderant, but I felt guilty for doing it. I definately have more respect for my money these days.

I guess I am off now.. I don't know.. I might write more later if I am bored. It sure will be a boring weekend for me.
Hope you all have a good one!

Ha ha , Just for fun, here is a picture of Ang and I being our Friends Darla and Rae for Halloween. You would have to know the story to completely get it, but it is funny none the less.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

howdy do

Well... weekends off don't really last too long. Two days I guess. LOL. I have just come off the first stretch of three day shifts in a row that I have had in a long time. Phew, I am so not use to that.
I am spoiled when it comes to sleeping in, I get to do it a lot, so when I don't, I whine. LOL... Ya.. and I want to have a kid. What am I thinking.

I hate when Angela works afternoon shifts when I am on day shifts. I like it better when she is home with me. I guess i could call up some friends and hang out or something, but I just feel like being lazy.

OHhhhh.. I have a tummy ache. I ate too many cherries. I haven't eaten too many cherries in a long long time.... I am stuffed full. It reminds me of the movie The Witches of Eastwick, or whatever it was... when they were making the guy puke up all the cherries. That was gross.

Off I go, I am going to relax for a while I guess.

Friday, July 11, 2008

cheers to weekends off

I guess I was sort of protesting my own blog for a while there. I mean, no post in over a week. Whats the sense, no one reads, but I guess it is fun for me because I can go back and check everything out like a journal.
I am sooo looking forward to this weekend off of work. My bestest friend in the world is coming to visit. She lives in Ottawa and she and her husband just bought their first house. I should tell her to read my blog to keep up with the news. I have free long distance calling, but we are always so busy it is hard to connect. I am really looking forward to going for brunch with her tomorrow. I have had a stressful week at work and I miss her.
I may go later to my mom's house to go for a swim with my nephews, but who knows if I will make it. I worked the afternoon shift last night and the days today (by choice though, a co-worker and good friend needed a switch)so I am going on lack of sleep and might fall asleep waiting for them to get home from work/daycare. My mom is watching them tonight while my brother and sister-in-law get all their gear organized for a week of camping. Lucky buggers... I am jealous. But my turn will come in August.
Angela and I are currently saving all money we possibly can for our vacation. We don't want to have anything be off limits... if it is there and looks fun, we wanna do it.. I guess if we don't use up all the saved up money while away, we can be responsible and put it onto our debts when we get back.
Some might think that we shouldn't go on a vacation at all, and just put all the money on our debts.. but I have heard, that you must do some things for yourselves or you will go insane. And my job has been particularly stressful this last while, so I am in great need of a vacation or I just may lose it. LOL..
It will be nice, because although dogs are allowed to come to this cottage, we aren't bringing them. Grandma and Grandpa portuguese are going to babysit them for the week. It is like a vacation all in itself for them to go to their place. Grandma and Grandpa love love love the dogs.. and spoil them rotten. I will completely miss the dogs.. I have never been away from them for a week before, but it will also be nice to just do what I want when I want and not have to worry about picking up poop, or feeding them or whatever.
It truely will be a relaxing week for us
Here are a couple of pictures from our last vacation two years ago. Don't you love my aqua socks? or how about my "scuba" bathingsuit. Everyone always makes fun of my bathingsuits..

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Happy Canada Day!

Angela and I just got back from the beach. Long Beach on Lake Erie. It is actually not a bad beach to go to. We went with our friends Darla and Rae and their kids.
The waves were amazingly fun. I had forgoten how much fun it was to swim in the lake. I wish we had some boogie boards so that we could have body surfed.

I bought this new bathing suit on line, at it is a swim suit for those of us who are modest. I hate flashing my bod around and just because I want to swim I have to? NO Thanks... SO I love this type of suit, so I don't feel so exposed. It is bad enough it is skin tight... lol. Anyway, my new suit (the gladiator suit) is a two piece. I got it because I usually swim in swimming pools and calmish water, and two piece make it so much easier to go to the bathroom if you have to. Well, not so good in the waves! Let me tell ya. My shorts were falling down and my shirt was riding up. I am sure everyone around got a view they weren't expecting, or wanting.. lol.
Oh well.. I am over it now. It was an amazingly fun fun day all around!
I wish I had my own kids to enjoy this stuff with!... some day.