Monday, November 28, 2016

Monday November 28/16

It seems that I post about every two weeks or so in the past year... I can;t make any promises to do more than this...

Life is ticking along as normal. DD is doing pretty good, living her life, with some small struggles, but without the struggles one doesn't grow... I'll miss her again like crazy this Christmas, but I'm hoping to see her sometime is the late winter. I'll mail her parcel out this week and one of her best friends is going to see her in a few weeks, so i'll be able to send some salsa and stuff up to her! :)

We celebrated LG's birthday this past week. I bought him new work boots, as he like many of us, will do for others before our selves... He;s got some happy feet now...  I picked up a hat for him from his son, which thrilled his son and him...  I baked a cake and learned that you really shouldn;t substitute baking powder for cream of tartar and baking soda...  DB iced and decorated the cake. We had cake number 1 at 11 am...

Saturday afternoon I decorated the outside of the house and puttered around. We went for supper on Saturday evening with his parents and had a visit with his parents and cake too. Sunday morning found us making a big breakfast, doing some house work and outside work. The dogs got a long walk, my mom joined us for supper and db stayed on the couch most of the day as he was sick.

Things as good here, and I hope they are the same for you as well. Life is not perfect, but it is good!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Nov 14/16

I hope everyone had a great week and weekend. It was remembrance day on Friday. It poured rain... I stopped at 11:11 and said a prayer for all those lost in wars and time of conflict.

I was off for 6 days, was down for the count on Thursday, but I got a lot of stuff done around the house. It was very nice to see the clutter and dust leave my room... I didn't have a lot of clutter or junk, but things sometimes just seem to creep up. ( I'm messy by nature, and have a hard time keeping things organized but I can always find that one piece of paper or document I need, lol).

Tonight I'm thinning out my book collection and will donate the books to the local library.  I'm on the hunt for a small deep freeze, so I need to have the basement cleaned up as well. I'm getting things ready for outdoor Xmas decorations as well. It's been warmer than normal, so I want to get the outside done ASAP, so I'm not freezing my hands off. I'll be finished my Christmas shopping soon I hope and will mail DD's parcel to her by December 1st.

The dogs are good, they both got groomer this past week... Poor girl is shaved bald... She's getting rather plump... My male is doing great... He seems to be maintaining these days... :)

This week I'll be working two long shifts at my PT job, a 10:30 - 8:00 and a 5-1 shift.... It's the first time in a very long time that I'll work that many hours in two days there... I hope to make good money (I'd like to make between 350 and 400 )...  Sunday I'm taking my momma to a play and making raspberry jam with a friend... I'll visit with LG and DB a few evenings too...

That my friends is all that is happening here... I hope things are going ok for you as well.

Oh and I have been tobacco free for 106 days... :)

Sunday, November 6, 2016

November 6/16

The month of October flew by, and we're almost done the first week of November.  Yikes!  What have I been up to lately?

I went to the bank, with my head hanging a little low two weeks ago and got all my piddly and not so piddly debts rolled into one debt, which will be paid off in about 5 years. I ended up with 35,000 in consumer debt and lines of credit etc. Actually it was about 33,000, but we decided that it was a good idea for me to have a small buffer. I feel like I can breath again and I lowered my CC to a much smaller amount, closed out the revolving line of credit, paid off the gov't, and other stuff... I also paid off the overdraft and closed it off. My house and car are not in this loan either.  I have two years left on the car, and LG is a mechanic and he'll be able to keep my car going for a very long time...

I started my Christmas shopping and have a big chunk done. I have my list of things left to get and I'll be finished in a few weeks.  I do not go crazy buying stuff for people.  I buy for my DD, LG, DB, my mom, two nephews and my god daughter and her sister.  My plan for the month of December is to sit back and relax, enjoy the season, bake, cook and visit. I'll be working very little in December, 8  x 11.25 hour days to be exact!

Work is changing again... LOL... I'll be going back to working nights again. This not seeing the sun for 4 days is for the birds... My mom is going to keep the dogs for my sleep day between the two night shifts...  I'm still working at my PT job, about 6-8 hours a week on average. It's a pace I can handle.

I celebrated my 47th birthday recently, and LG gifted me with a new pair of bogs and a dozen roses... This man gets me... I am so blessed to have met him and I tell him every day!  My mom cooked a turkey dinner and we had a great time.

My back is healing and I'm going back to the gym on Tuesday! I can't wait to start back! I've been focused on my food consumption and this made a difference. I've been dropping a bit of the weight that i gained... :)

My life is what i make it, and it's a happy one! (  yes, there are days when I struggle, but I'm persevering!)

Oh and you know what? As of today, i have 98 days tobacco free! :) How's everyone else doing? Canadian Saver? Quest to Be? Island Witch?  ( I miss reading your blogs!) Any one else care to share?

Monday, October 17, 2016

Monday October 17, 2016

Hello all,

things here are going decent. Last week was a rough week, I was out of sorts all week, cried every time I turned around and work... Let's just say that it's even crept into my dreams, which hasn't happened for years.  I did however,  focused on eat clean ( i did have some homemade fudge and popcorn from the movie theater). I also walked the dogs every day last week. Which has not been the case at all since February. They were very happy about it, and me too!

LG ( that's what i refer to my boyfriend as), DB ( That's his son) and I had a hard time to coordinate schedules, but we managed to have a late supper on Saturday evening, a marathon of you tube videos and then a quick breakfast together Sunday morning before doing our own things yesterday.  I. along with my mother, swamped out my kitchen. Looks much better and a little better organized. Today, I've working at my pt job for a few hours, then I'll be heading to visit LG for the evening. We're going to carve pumpkins tonight.

Tomorrow I'm going to clean the living room and get it sorted out, then move down the hall to the bedrooms and get them cleaned next week. I already stripped down the beds and did all the bedding a few weeks ago, so that doesn't have to be done again til the spring ( mattress pad, comforters, etc, i change my sheets every week)....

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend and a great week.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Long time no see!

So I'm an absolute slacker these days when it comes to writing anything, including here!

So what's new?

I had a great trip to see DD in Montreal. I only got lost once in Montreal... Yeah Me... I got to traipse around on my own, and spent time getting a mani-pedi... Pure heaven... Plus I bought lots of fresh veggies to make homemade salsa and tomato sauce.

A triple batch of salsa was made the day after i got home with the help of LG.  He loves to make pickles, salsa, etc, so it's amazing... Both of our houses have homemade goodies... Salsa, tomaotes, beets, with more to come... Our little garden at LG's house did well. Green peppers, tomoatoes that are ripening in the house right now, 11 squash is the total haul... We were both really happy with it!

My dogs are always entertaning. My male is getting slower all the time, and LG and I are considering getting a puppy... I'll keep you posted...  The puppy will live here with me...

We just got back from climbing Mt Carelton, the highest point in the maritime provinces.  A total of 14.37 kms were walked... I was pooped when it was all done. I'm so amazed that I/We did it... So pleased :)

It's almost the weekend and turkey day... I hope all is well with you!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Monday, September 12/16

Hello all,

I have been very slack wirting here as of late ( well, i'd say for the past 18 months or so... LOL).

What's new and exciting? I'm heading out tomorrow to visit DD for a few days! Can;t wait and I'm driving... eek...

My back has gone wonky again... Fingers crossed that i get it back to normal soon... it's the 12 hour shifts that is doing it...

LG and i are doing great... Today marks our first date anniversary... I am awed by this... and Super happy!

My dogs are doing good... Well, the female is, my first fur baby, who've I've had for almost as long as this blog is declining rapidly... :(... He's still happy, but his body is falling to pieces...

My family is good, we've had lots of adventures and planning more...  The garden did well at LG's home. We've bottle some tomatoes and dried the skins.. I'll let you all know how they turn out!

I hope everyone is having a great last few days of summer. I'll check in next week!

Oh and I've been tobacco free for over 6 weeks now! :)

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Thursday Aug 25/16

Hello all! The count down in on, in just a smidge over 2 weeks the kids will be back in school, and parents will be doing happy dances all over the country...

We had a great weekend! Canoeing, camp fires, talking, meals made and plans started for a few adventures that will take place through the next year or so...

I worked two days at my pt job, and work three days this week. Only one more morning to get up.  :)

I've finalized plans to go se my DD in three weeks. Yikes, I'm going to drive... double tikes! 

Life contiunes to roll on and I hope every one enjoys these last few days in August.

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