Posted by: Nadine | July 18, 2009


I can’t even remember the last time I posted – not really sure what I’ve been waiting for.   So here’s what’s been going on lately….

We are nicely settled into our new house, and I’m looking forward to getting it fixed up.  Especially the yard – it looks terrible!!!  So far we still have not been able to get our heat-pump installed, because getting the electrical upgrades we need is such a pain in the ass (I guess that’s just the fun of owning a duplex) so we are relying on two little window air conditioners to cool our house!  Yesterday was almost 40 degrees, so needless to say, those air conditioners were working pretty hard 🙂  Today we should be able to cool off a little more, though, because my parents went and got themselves a new pool, so guess who gets the old one!  Oh hell yeah *jigga jigga*  There were a few holes in the bottom that needed to be patched up, but the glue should be dry by now – I can’t wait to take a dip!

My inlaws were here for a visit at the end of June, they stayed for a week and finally got to see our spectacular Canada Day fireworks.  I opted to stay home this year with Willow, we weren’t sure how she would handle getting woken up (they don’t start until 10:30) and the loud noise, but I got to see some of the fireworks from my balcony – they were awesome. 

I decided to set up a Mary Kay booth at the Cherry Fiesta, and that was unfortunately a HUGE bust.  It cost $50 for the booth, $50 for my business licence (which I was supposed to already have – oops!) and $95 for insurance (yes, that’s for ONE DAY)   My sales were a whopping $45.  I could have cried….  Won’t be doing that again, that’s for sure.  THEN I spoke to the lady that coordinates the Market on Main (which at the time I didn’t realize is basically a farmer’s market) and she told me I could set up a table there.  So a couple Saturdays ago, I packed up my inventory and my patio table and went down there, just to be told that I couldn’t set up after all…. no commercial products allowed.  NICE.  I totally understand the reasoning behind it, it just would be been nice if that lady hadn’t screwed up in the first place and given me the go-ahead!  Sigh….

My sister is supposed to be coming for a visit in a couple of weeks.  I haven’t seen her in, oh, let me think….. 4 years?  Maybe 5?  It’s been a really long time.  I’m looking forward to it, we’ve had our issues but I’ve missed having a sister.

My aunt and uncle from Alberta were here for few days.  I hadn’t seen them in a couple years…. growing up, my extended family, like aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, etc, were all so spread out, I got to seem them occasionally when we travelled, but I never really felt like I KNEW them…. Of course most of these people were at my wedding, but being the bride I hardly had time to stop and breath never mind have one-on-one visits with everyone!  So it was really nice to see my aunt and uncle and get a chance to actually connect.  My aunt reminds me so much of my grandmother, the resemblance (not only in looks but in demeanor as well!) is uncanny 🙂

Willow got to go to her first street dance last night.  She loves to bop along to music, so we thought this would be perfect for her, but they have the speakers pretty loud and I think all the noise was bugging her.  She still had a good time though.  Haley got to dance up on stage, which is a pretty big deal, and she even won a prize.  That’s my girl!  I already can’t wait for the next one, hopefully I won’t have to wooooooooooork!

Which brings me the subject of having to go back to work…. My mat leave is up at the end of the month, and I haven’t decided what to do about it.  My old job is being held for me, but I just don’t know if I want to go back there.  My boss always treated me really well and was always super-accomodating if I needed certain shifts or a day off, BUT it’s one of the worst places I’ve ever worked at for gossip and backstabbing, and let’s just say there were select staff members that gave me a really hard time…. I could find a job elsewhere, but isn’t every work place pretty much the same?  What to do, what to do…..

My driving test is coming up this Thursday.  I’m still struggling with parking, so hopefully I can find someone to watch the kids so I can get a little more practice this weekend.  I’m so excited that I’m finally getting my licence.  I’ve waited far too long.

That’s it for now!   Hope everyone is having a great day!

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