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.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Aug 15/16

Well folks, it's just about halfway through August... Back to school supplies are selling fast, lots of fresh veggies to be had,  people are starting to panic about things that they haven't accomplished so fat this summer...

I've not smoked since the 31 of July, ... :) I've worked at both placed, attended a wedding reception  Saturday night where almost everyone smoked...and I've survived... :) So far, so good... The few times that the urge has been really strong, I've thought to myself, i have x numbers of days in so far, just breath, go for a walk, etc and get over it...

It's been eight years that I've been writing this blog... I can hardly believe it... I can say that I've been a work in progress for sure! I've learned lots of lessons, some of them over and over again. LOL

LG and I are doing great... It'll be a year in September since we started dating... How's that one for something to ponder! we're going camping this weekend... I'm excited and so is he. DB is coming too, and DB and I are heading down early to set up. LG will join us when he is done work. It'll be a weekend filled with canoeing, walking, meals made together and more memories being made... Plus a trip to the beach and other things like playing cards by lamp light, camp fires, etc...

It's a short work week for me, two days at my FT job, then I'm off for 6, work three off five, work 1.5, then I'm off for another 6 and that will be the end of summer!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Aug 6/16

This week has been a different one for me... I worked at my FT job for three days, I didn't have a shift at my PT job, which was very nice. I cooked suppers, went to the beach. star gazed last night, checked out the garden at LG's home ( and there's lots of goodies growing).... I managed to get the the gym twice and ...

I have not smoked since the evening of July 31... I'm doing it cold turkey ( plus I've had acupuncture treatments since Feb or March for it, last one was in May). Besides having a fuzzy head for two days, and there's been a few times that the urge is strong.... But I'm working through the emotions behind it and the habits... I'm taking it one minute at a time... so far I have 130 hours in of my new choice of living...

So there we go folks, my past week in a nut shell, and yes, I'm spending very little money these days!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

July 31/16

Today is the last day of July and the last day of vacation for me this week. I had a great week off work, I had a few beach days, tubing, meals out and over all very relaxing week.  August is going to mark the first no spend-low spend month for me this year. I have a few things planned, such as a weekend away camping with LG and friends, another one planned with just gas and grocery money. I'm sure that there will be a few things come up, but my plan is to go as low key as possible...  Trips to the beach, BBQ's at home, veggies purchased from the  farmers market, things like that. I'll look at ways to save more money and get some stuff paid down...

I've been having a great summer so far, and things are good. ( work could always be better, but really, in the grand scheme of things I have no complaints). The dogs are good, everyone is healthy or on the mend, and of course my house could be neater, but its summer....

I hope everyone had an amazing month of July and that August is wonderful for you all!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tuesday July 19/16

Another week has passed by. I spent 6/8 days working... I was off last Thursday and I'm off today.

 I will say it out loud, I'm getting tired of the two jobs and I'm thinking of leaving my pt job withn the next year, and I will be looking for a transfer to another department with my FT job... I'm ok with a cut in pay... I want a Monday to friday job again, one that will fit my life better. Some of my ongoing health issues that had been kept at bay or improved for over two years are back... Plus a 10 lb weight gain... Not cool...

Today I'm puttering around the house, and will be going for a hike with a friend. We'll get some much needed girl time and exercise to boot! I've managed to clean half the bathroom and will finsih that shortly, plus a load of laundry. I'll cook some supper and go visit LG and DB this evening.

We're going camping in August for a weekend, and I'm super excited. However, i went to check out my camping stuff and there is very little left... Guess I'll be doing some yardsales and thrift store shopping in the next few weeks. LG has a tent, I still have my stove and it's the small things, bowls, plates, pots and pans that are needed. We'll get a list together and decide on meals and the like. I made the reservation and it will cost me less than tewnty dollars for my share for two nights... :) I still need to look at canoe rentals for a day, but I'm figuring the total cost for me for my share will be less than 150... That's gas, food, rentals, etc...


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Post vacation and other things!

The weather was not so great , cold and windy most days, but we made the best of it. We had lots of laughs, fires on the beach and by the cottages. Lots of beach glass and cool rocks were added to collections. Conversations about food, life and family memories shared. Good meals, sharing of forgotten items and snuggling of dogs.  I saw every sunrise and sunset. Afternoon naps were mandatory.  LG and DB had fun, LG won the yatzee tournament anf DB came in third for the washer toss. Trophys and awards were handed out the last evening we were there.

Saturday I went to a wedding reception for a dear friends son, who's like a big brother to my DD. Lobster and corn on the cob were served. Lots of laughs, a few drinks and some great chats were had.

Sunday morning, DD's other grandmother came to see her, and by 2:00 pm, she and her boyfriend were headed back to Montreal... They were home before 11:30 our time. I spent the afternoon with LG.

Yesterday I was sick... I slept all afternoon and most of the morning... I was in bed and asleep by 10:30.  I had supper at my mom's and stayed for about an hour or so after.

Today it was back to reality, gym, dog walking, working at my PT job and home again.

That my friends is what my week's vacation was... How about you?

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Today's the day!

I'm heading to PEI in a few short hours. DD is going to meet us there, LG and DB are traveling in his antique car in hopes that a buyer will purchase it... The dogs and I are going in my little red car... I've got laundry on the go, the last minute groceries to buy very soon, and it'll be time to pack the car and drive!

The dogs are being good right now. I'll walk them when we get to the island this afternoon. The weather is cool and rainy right now, a welcome reprieve from the 30 plus we've had all week.

I'm looking forward to long walks on the beach, some time spent reading, cooking meals with the family, playing washer toss and outdoor yatzee, bonfires and some cold drinks...  I'm looking forward to getting to know my brothers GF and her kids a little better, spending some time alone with DD ( even if it's a walk on the beach), relaxing with LG and being entertained by DB. My nephews are so excited about beach adventures, LG is looking forward to buying seafood and having lunch on a wharf or beach some where, DB is just happy to be going away. My mom is happy that her children and grandchildren will be all in one spot. My older sister is flying in at noon, and momma is picking her up at the airport. My nephews are planning on jumping in with them in PEI and finishing the journey with them.

I'm so thankful that we're being given this opportunity to spend a week together. Here's to warm days, cool evenings, cold drinks good food and some beach therapy! I hope everyone has a wonderful first week of July!

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