Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Out of sorts...

That's how I'm feeling right now... I'm not feeling 100%, bone tired, little appetite and alternating between freezing and boiling... I'm short tempered and people are irritating me to no end.... Never good signs.... Thanks for letting me rant. Here's to better days!

Friday, February 27, 2015

This funk is slowly fading...

This February funk is slowly fading...

What I've realized this month is:

I have to go to the gym on a regular basis... No excuses ( except surgery)... My blood pressure shot up last week for  5 days or so... The only difference in my life was no gym...  Gym time equals stable blood pressure and a happier Sam...

The winter blues hit hard this month... I have/had lower energy levels, general crankiness and I detested every minute of my FT job this month... Which hasn't been the case for a long time...  I really struggled with getting ready to go and stay when I got there... This week has been better...

I can control my spending and monitor my money... I just have to write it all down...

I did spend 111 on tobacco... which is a reduction from 165...  I spent 105 on going out to eat/ coffee and junk food...  Not great but again, better than normal...

I'll have spent 40 on self care ( chiropractor and a hair cut). That's average... Nope I did spend 13.56 on body butter... so 53.56... I should have enough lotion to do me until fall...

Groceries I've spent 152.87 so far... I need some bread, eggs,  rice, etc so I'm budgeting another 40 for the month. I think I did awesome here... Very little waste this month... Insert smile!

I spent 75 for gas...  Gas was cheap and I didn't drive for almost a week... I'm happy with this!

I'll should come in at my monthly average of 100/week from my PT job... That makes me smile for sure!
I did us my CC this week. I booked a one way flight for DD to come home in July. She's responsible for getting back. I had thought about going to see her in April, but this way is cheaper for me... 

I also feel way better when I write all of my thoughts, ideas, rambles out... I believe that when you write it out and put it out to the world, it makes things seem way less overwhelming...  Again, this is a huge bonus...

And now I'm off to walk the dogs... who no matter what it's like out, are eager to go and I'm sure if they could smile, they would be... I'm so thankful for these two fur babies...

Oh, and DD, in case your reading this, love you bunches... See you in July... 


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Summer time...

Summer vacation is a ways away, but I have great news... My older sister and my daughter are joining us for our week in PEI this summer...  I'm excited... only 19 more weeks to go...


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Somedays...

I just don't want to do anything! I worked both places yesterday and had a lovely walk with the dogs early in the morning.  It was one of those days where the hint of spring was in the air. By suppertime, it was freezing out! Joy, oh, bliss.. NOT!

My power steering last night froze up... Yep, frozen... made for a wonderful drive home. Thank goodness I only have to make 4 right hand turns and one left hand ( to back into the driveway) to get home... Yes I counted, as I'm geeky like that!

The back door could be opened from the outside, but not the inside... Yes, I discovered that last night, after I put the dogs out and went to go back outside myself. So, I managed to get out the front door, waded through the snow and got the dogs back into the house. This morning, I couldn't open the door again, so I bundled up and took them for a 10 minute walk... in -35 celcuis... Got the back door opened and can open it from the inside too! It's the small things...

I got my taxes done... As it stand right now, I owe 1500.00. In order for me to break even, I'd have to borrow 5,000 for RRSP's.... I'm pretty sure that I'll pay the tax, rather than go into more debt... I'll have more tax taken off at both jobs to get it balanced out... If lady luck or divine intervention shines on me, I can win a local lottery and purchase the RRSP's with part of the winnings ( the weekly draw pot is just over 28,000 a week).... To win that pot would lessen my load and be a huge boost right now... Dreams are free... One of my best friends won last year...  I would take some of the money and go down south in early April... ( I figure 3,000 would pay for me and my cousin to go)... The rest would go towards Cc debt and a new roof...

My car is working fine now... it's been known to happen... the dogs are head butting me to take them out, so, I'm going to bundle up and get outside...  I feel much better having written all of this out, and if I win tomorrow... You'll all know on Thursday!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

A beautiful sight tonight

I brought the dogs outside for a bathroom break, and I saw three shooting stars in about 30 seconds... I cried over seeing them, it's these little things that mean so much in life...  A chance of looking in the right direction and seeing something wonderful. I hope everyone else seeing some amazing things this week!

Sunday, Feb 22/15

This past week has been so so... The weather didn;t help, ( we had snow twice), I couldn't button my pants for work, I missed two days of work, my BP was up this week... Yuck... On a few good notes,  I had some lovely chats and visits with friends, a few walks in the balmy weather the past two days, some happy puppies and some yummy leftovers... like seafood chowder and baked beans...

I also had a lovely soak in the tub this evening. It was the first tubbie I had in two weeks and it did me the world of good! It was so nice just to relax in some bubbles... I really missed my soaks... 

I haven't spent a ton of money, 21.10 for gas, 18.60 for groceries and 33 for tobacco...  i think there's a littel more I spent but i need to read the calendar for sure.

I'm going to get my taxes done this week... I'll see if I need to get some  extra RRSP's...

That's it. It's looking like there is no snow in the forecast for the next 7 days and the weather is supposed to be warmer, so that's a bonus.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

How much snow did we get?




I'm standing at the south east corner of my house, facing the shed. Normally, the snow blows away from here...  See the thing behind the chimney? That's my heat pump... Yes, my heat pump got buried under the 45 cms of snow that we had on Sunday. The winds were very high too, creating a lot of drifts. Way in the back, you can just barely see my shed. The fences? Buried? One of my bestest friends came over this afternoon and helped me dig it out. Yep, I waded through the snow and we dug down over 6 feet to get to the bottom of the heat pump. Thank goodness it's warmed up some. I've got the heat pump turned back on, and I'll wade through the snow again later on this afternoon to check it out and make sure that it's working ok. I booked off work this for tonight, as I'm played out. I probably should have taken this week off too, but I'll do my best and go when I feel up to it. 

I did have a major case of the crankies earlier today, but I dusted myself off, got dressed and walked the dogs. It was so nice to walk them with out tons of layers on! The added bonus to the walk? I hit a section where some pine limbs were recently cut... Oh, the smell was divine. I stood there for a minute, with my eyes closed, breathing in that wonderful scent, with the sun shining on my face. The sun is getting warmer, and I know spring will be here soon enough! That minute of pure joy was heaven sent today!

Another added bonus for today, was my friend who came to help dig out, brought me a coffee! I offered her and she accepted, my Wii... I don't use it, and she loves netflixs, and has an older style tv, so it's a win/win for both of us! One less thing taking up space in my house!


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