Friday, November 27, 2015

Friday, Nov 27/15

Today is my final day of the 12 straight  working days. They were busy days, but I've made it through so far.  I'm on target for my monthly goal from my pt job, plus we got our raise on our pay check from my ft job, which will add another 100 or so to my pocket net each pay.

It was the lovely gentleman's birthday yesterday, and he had a good day. I thought long and hard about a gift. I decided to buy him a travel bag filled with shower stuff, and added a tooth brush, tooth paste, etc, as he didn't have anything like that. He was quite surprised and I think he liked it.  He stopped by this morning with some leftovers for me, his momma cooked him a turkey supper and she made me a plate up. I can't wait for leftovers for supper tonight.

It would have been my parents 55 wedding anniversary yesterday, so I took my mom out for lunch and some shopping. It made a hard day a bit easier for her. We chatted with tons of people while we were out, as it seemed everyone decided to go shopping yesterday. 

The weather is lovely outside now, so I think I will get some yard work completed today and that will be finished. I will not make my target for the gym, but some things have to be let go in order to get others accomplished. 

I hope everyone enjoys the last weekend of November!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Sunday, Nov 22/15

To be quite honest, there's not a whole lot new and exciting around here.  I've been working a ton, today is day 7 of a 12 day stretch... I worked yesterday t at 4 and today @ 10 at my pt job, plus short shifts there on Monday and Wednesday.  I will be happy to see 11:00 pm next Friday, as I'll be off for the weekend. It was busy last night. It was a good shift, but I am not used to working with so many people. It threw my game off a bit. I am on target for my goal this month ( 600 plus). so that is a good thing.

I'm taking my mom to see a play next Saturday evening and then I'm going to a Christmas party with a friend. The lovely gentleman has been invited and it's up to him whether or not he decides to come out.  I'm working 2 out of the 3 Saturdays before Christmas, so I'm hoping to go and visit my siblings on the Saturday I'm off. I've told LG that I'm going that day, and if he would like to come with me, he is more than welcome to hop in. I made the decision to keep doing what I would normally do, and if the LG wants to join me he can, if not, I will go and do things as I have been. It's not an easy thing to tell someone that yes I care about you, but there are things that I want to do and if you are unable to join in, I will carry on. I am confident enough in myself to be me in this relationship.

The dogs are doing well,  my boy's legs are getting wobbly, but I keep him active and fingers crossed he's still going to be here for a while. It's raining this morning, and while the dogs are not big fans of the rain, they need the exercise. So I will take them out shortly.

My house is gradually getting cleaned and sorted. I have another bag of clothes to take to the deposit box. I ruined my favorite pants last week by spilling coffee over them ( go figure), so I am down to one pair. I will have to do some shopping soon! Good thing I wear leggings most days! 

Monday, November 16, 2015

update on November goals...

1- gym... I made it 4 times so far this month... wonky back again... but I keep walking the dogs and have been a smidge better about eating... I can still hit the target of 16 times this month if I push myself. Haven't even looked for a yoga class yet!

2.) track spending- not even close... I did good for 4 days, and then nada... I do have all my receipts however. Christmas and birthday gifts are planned, lots purchased. I just need some boxes and I will start wrapping...

3.) the living room is done, and half the yard work, including the Christmas decorations! I need to buy some more clear bags for the leaves.

4.) Social- on target for this. Went out for supper with my oldest friend ( 41 years and counting). I'm going out on the 28th to a dance ( the lovely gentleman has been invited to come, if he chooses not to, I'm still going).

5.) decluttering papers--- that's a huge no!

I'm going to say that I'm doing ok on this.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Successful Shopping.

I managed to get the bulk of my Christmas shopping done yesterday. PJ's and books, things for DD. The lovely gentleman and I did well shopping together, I had my list, I knew what I wanted and found it. Another good things was everything was on sale... Whoop, whoop! He bought himself a new winter coat, a casual dress one.  It fit his shoulders and arms, but was way too big in the waist, so it was bought with the intention to have it taken to a tailor and having the waist brought in. It was funny, because I was telling my mother about it, and he is very much like my father in the aspect of buying clothes. Buy the first thing that fits and looks good. We had a good mooch around Costco, we ran into his aunt, who stutter and stammered upon meeting me. I think that she was very surprised! We also went to see his best friend and his wife. I was a little apprehensive, as it's not easy to be open to someone new. The intention was to stay for 30 minutes or so, but we stayed for 2 hours. They were very open and accepting.

I was saddened to hear what happened in Paris. What is the world coming to? We are blessed here in Canada.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Christmas Shopping...

My list is made, and the lovely gentleman and I are heading out later on this evening to nearest city to Christmas shop.  It will be interesting for sure. I'm not much for shopping, I know what I want, will findit, buy it and and leave. I'm hoping that he's the same... We both have the places we want to go listed out, and we'll coordinate the logistics together. ( Where to go first,  food, etc). Costco is the last place we'll shop tomorrow before coming home.  He's also taking me to meet his best friend... And yes, I'm a bit nervous. It's a big step, meeting friends and family...

Things are good in other areas too. Dd is doing good, the dogs are happy and work is good. Life really doesn;t get much better than this.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Sunday, how I love this day!

Sunday is probably my favorite day of the week.  It's a day of simplicity, solitude and recharging for me. I tend not to shop or stray too far from the house on Sunday. I usually walk the dogs, cook, chat on the phone and do some housework.  Some days I visit with friends.

Today I was up early, and drank my coffee in the dark, while the sun rose. I cooked breakfast, played with the dogs, and puttered around. I read some stuff on line, and a real book, too. I walked the dogs, painted my toes, baked brownies ( which when I went to take them out of the pan, i lost part of them to the floor). I  cooked a pot roast, I cubed it, browned it and split in in two dishes. One dish I finished off with veggies, the second I cooked with mushrooms and onions and will freeze it for another day.

One of my best friends came for coffee, ( we've been friends for 41 years now) and we laughed and chatted for 2 hours. We are going out for supper on Wednesday too! We'll celebrate our birthdays that day.

I tracked most of my spending, got a chunk of the house cleaned... and will continue to work on this. I've spent time with the lovely gentleman again, which I thoroughly enjoy. He makes me laugh and he gets me... Lucky girl, I am!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

And oh, how I cried...

The lovely gentleman caught me off  guard yesterday while I was working at my pt job. He sent me these....

Much to my surprise, and my coworkers were stunned... The cat is out of the bag there... I waited until I got home and had the roses cut and in the vase, and when I took the photo, I sat on the floor and cried. They were happy tears, as I was overwhelmed by the gift. I am so blessed to have met this wonderful man. I do believe that my 46th year will be one of the best to date.