Thursday, August 28, 2014

I did something new this week...

I've wanted to try kayaking for a long time, but very few people I know have an extra one to let a beginner try it out. A friend from my PT job just bought two this summer, and she loves it. She was willing to teach me this week.  So on Tuesday morning I headed over to her house, so we could try it out on the river.

The water was choppy, but we ventured out. I did it and it was hard. Coming back against the current meant that if we stopped for a second, we'd be shoved back 10 feet, so there was very little stopping.  Once I got scared, but I thought to myself, "you have to do this, it's a little rough, but you've been through worse, so conquer the fear and do it. I did and continued on. We were blessed to see an eagle soar over head as we started out, and tons of shore birds. It's amazing to see the banks of the river up close, and the flowers and trees that are growing out of the cracks. My friend was very patient with teaching me, and I'm so thankful for that.

I can't wait to do it again next week!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Some times you just need to play...

Sunday morning my sister and went to the beach with two of my nephews. We got there by 11:00 and there was hardly anyone there yet. My sister and I read, I walked the beach and the boys played. Them the youngest got cranky. I decided to take them to the sandbar to play. The cranky one walked 5 feet and turn around to go and sit with my sister.

My other nephew and I race down the beach. Yes, I took part in a foot race with a 10 year old and I lost. We went to the sand bar, the water was warm, and the waves were rolling ( not very high). We started to wave jump. Jumping over waves and splashing ourselves. We had a blast. It helped that the water temp was about 18 and the air was about 20, so there was no major shock to the system.  We ended up body surfing, floating and just hanging out for an hour in the water. We even had a visitor, a little boy around the same age as my nephews, who decided we were having so much fun that he wanted to join us. My cranky nephew had a little chat with his mother, he lost his cranky pants and they joined in the fun too. My nephews and I napped on the way home.

I said to my sister later that it's been a long time since I've played in the water like that. It was the best way to spend the second last Sunday of summer!

Friday, August 22, 2014

It's Friday... and overcast

The sun has shone here very little the past week or so,  but that means today is a good day to get things done inside the house. A little bit of cleaning, a little bit of sorting and some cleaning of the basement is in order.

I have a hair appointment this afternoon, 20.00 for this. I love when the hairdresser straightens my hair! The dogs went to the groomers yesterday. 85.00 for two dogs, which includes bathing, hair trimming and nails done. They look so fluffy right now.

My older sister is home from out west, and my other siblings are coming over for the weekend. It should be good times! I've booked a week off in mid September, can't wait for that. I'm planning on doing some kayaking, hiking and a few little projects around the house. I'll still work at my PT job, but I won;t be rushed. I'm also planning on sitting around a fire one or two nights. I've got someone booked to come and stay at my house for a week-end and I'm going away for three days, 2 nights.  The dogs will stay behind, and get lots of love from the dog sitter.

Moneywise, things are ok. I've got enough to pay the bills with a smidge leftover. I'm going to go and buy a few things that are on sale this week to stock up for the winter. I'm planning on spending about 50.00 or so to start a small stockpile.

How was your week? I hope everyone is catching the last bit of summer fun!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Two posts in one day? It just gets better!

My borrowed dog decided to eat my dog's pain medication this afternoon. Yes, she OD'ed on pain meds... After a goggle search on the medication, a call to the emergency vet who's 1.5 hrs away, we made a road trip this afternoon. The vet gave her the charcoal treatment to induce vomiting where the evidence was found, IV fluids, and three prescriptions later, we are home. I need to watch her kidney function and for ulcers.  She was a good girl, and I'm hoping this cured her stealing of items off the kitchen counter... Yes, the meds were towards the back of the cupboard, but she's a master sneak... Just ask Jane...

Now, I'm off to enjoy what's left of the day!

You have to love the small things!

I've noticed this past week, a ton of bloggers talked about the small things that mean the most to them.

Here's a few small things that I'm thrilled over this week:

Monday at my FT job, working with an amazing crew for the day. Makes my job so much easier when people help! 

Having a chance on Tuesday evening to walk the dogs by the river, and watch the sun set.

Chatting to some seniors on Wednesday who came in for lunch. They were so sweet!

Thursday, passing on some good news to someone. They were very thankful.

Friday evening, I found out I won a 50.00 gift Visa from my PT job.

Saturday night at my PT job, I found a bottle of wine in the office with my name on it. We had won a contest and were given bottles of wine ( everyone that was over 19 that is). Mine is going to be made into Sangria this weekend.

Today, I'm grateful that no one, including myself have made any demands of my time. I'm choosing to clean the house,  do some laundry and I'm going to have some company stop by later... I'll walk the dogs later on this morning.

I'm off to enjoy the small things ( clean laundry, shining toilet, and  a chat with my bestie on the phone).

What small things are you thankful for/ going to do today?

Friday, August 15, 2014

Some day's it's the little things that make the biggest difference!

This week has been a flatl ine kind of week. I ended up working different hours at my FT job to cover those out on sick or vacation leave.  I got home from work a little while ago and just found out that I won a 50.00 Visa card from my PT work! Yes! I'm going to use that card to go towards some new sneakers! I also found out that DD's uncle  (her dad's brother)is here for a visit, so we're going to play catch up on Sunday.  I'm going to do some cleaning here tonight and get a good nights sleep!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

It's Tuesday, and I'm posting!

The past few days have been busy with work ( a total of 27 hrs since Sunday), walking dogs and going to the gym... But they've been good hours. Lots of laughs, beautiful sights and some good conversations. I was fortunate today to work from 11-7, so I had a chance to mow 3/4 of the lawn, and take the dogs for a walk by the water and watch the sun set.  Tomorrow I'm going to the gym. taking the dogs for a quick walk, working both jobs and I'll be home tomorrow night by 11:00, in time to see a few meteors flying by, I hope! Now, I'm off to soak in the tub, and get ready for bed. I hope you all are having a wonderful week so far!

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