Thursday, January 25, 2007

{Insert Witty Title Here}

Well I haven't posted in a little while so I figured I should say a little somethin' somethin'...although there isn't too much to say. Life goes on. All things are good (or decent at least) here in Hali, still working away, being bored, the usual.

Actually I got some fairly good news at work today. They said that they are going to keep me on as an Admin through Kellys for awhile longer, they said that they are trying to get it approved until March 31st, and then they want to go even longer after that...but the really good news is that they are at the same time trying to get approval to hire me on as a "Casual"...basically it means that I woud work full time for a specific amount of time (they are aiming for 6 months), and I would be employed by the government, not Kellys...this means a raise for me! That would be awesome too, 'cause then I would officially be 'in' with the govi and it would maybe make it easier to get in somewhere else for something more permanent. I'm not sure if I would be in the Government Union if I was just a Casual, but oh well, at least I could put "Government of NS" on my resume later hopefully that all works out, I'm still liking it there and I would really like it if I could stay until we had to move in the sounds of it they wanted me to stay on a lot longer, because everyone was really surprised that I didn't officially apply for the position back at the beginning of the Kathy (someone at work) said that all of the big shots in my department were in a meeting and someone mentioned that I didn't apply for the job and they were all really dissapointed! They like me! It made my day, because sometimes I'm not sure if people like me, or if I'm doing a good job, but by that reaction I would say that they do like anyway, hopefully I'll find out in the next few weeks if I will be hired on, if not, I can at least depend on this job until the end of March, so another 2 months! :)

So that's me and me at home, that's another story...Over the last few weeks I've been getting really agitated at Dan, and I know that alot of it is not his's his job. The overnight shift is really starting to get to him physically I think and it's affecting us here. He's tired ALL THE TIME, and he's been getting alot of colds and stomach aches and things...he'll get up at 5:30pm when I get home (I always have to wake him up and I don't know why, but I resent the fact that he is still asleep when I get home, so that's a bad start), and then he'll shower and eat, and then by 7:30pm, he's back on the couch napping and snoozing and lying around until he has to go to work...part of it is boredom I think, because we really don't do much, but I mean, it's not normal for him to be sleeping so much...last night he didn't go to work because he was sick, so he slept from about 8am until 5pm, woke up, and was back in bed with me last night by about 12pm and slept until 9:30am this morning...that's a crazy amount of anyway, because of all this, I'm always agitated and pissy with him, because he's always asleep and I guess I resent the fact that he'd rather sleep than spend time with me, or something like that, I just don't like him sleeping at all these weird hours, I wish we were on the same schedule...this isn't a new thing for us, he's always slept more than me (I usually sleep 6-7 hours, 8 tops, but he averages about 8-10) and I've always disliked it, I guess I think it's a waste of time, but this job is just emphasizing it...anyway, we have to live with it for a few more months, there's not point in him quitting now and working somewhere for 3 months or less then go plant I'm stuck with the zombie for awhile longer. I just hope I can learn to be more patient with him, because it's getting in the way, it really is.

(And yes, we did talk about him having this high iron thing-hypochromatosis, I think-that all the boys have, but he doesn't really want to go, or doesn't have the time to go, get tested by the doctor....he needs a blood test I think, he was supposed to get checked a little while ago for this but hasn't yet, and he was the one with the highest iron amonst the boys, and fatigue is the most common symptom, so I'm hoping he'll go in and get it done sometime, maybe when I go in to get my blood work.

Well that was quite the babble, I suppose that's all...oh, our new computer is beautiful, we just need a few cables to hook it up to the printer and the stereo and things....and also the a cable for the digital camera (which I LOVE having)...all courtesy of our awesome brother/brother in law Trevor :) We went to visit last week end and it was very nice, Sean is as cute as can be (and he liked me!) Definately got the baby fever after that...

Ok, that's all for real I think...ciao

{"Life is not enough" said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."}

Saturday, January 13, 2007

For those who can understand...for those who can't: I am going STIR CRAZY!

Emmenez-moi au bout de la terre
Emmenez-moi au pays des merveilles
Il me semble que la misère
Serait moins pénible au soleil
Je fuirai, laissant là mon passé,
Sans aucun remords
Sans bagage et le coeur libéré,
En chantant très fort
Emmenez-moi au bout de la terre
Emmenez-moi au pays des merveilles
Il me semble que la misère
Serait moins pénible au soleil

Friday, January 12, 2007

"Lovers can Live on Kisses and Cool Water"...

I was on the bus this morning, people-watching like I usually do, and a thought struck my head: I can't remember the last time I saw two people kissing in public. I honestly can't. And I thought to myself: that's kinda sad. Not that I want people to grope each other in front of me, but still, but we live in a society where people are generally cold, we're all so disconnected from one another. A little affection wouldn't hurt the world I don't think. A little kiss could do us all alot of good.

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

I'm a bass widow...

Well I'd figured I'd post a little something, not necessarily because I have alot of important things to say, but more just to pass the time, since Dan is gone jamming. He goes about twice a week, so that's good for him I suppose, he doesn't get to play nearly enough. Leaves me alone though!

So nothing is too new with us, just working away I suppose. Dan got hired on officially at his job so that's good, we'll get some benefits soon, which is awesome, we both need to go to the dentist so bad! My job is going ok too, I'm not sure if I want to stay there much longer than my assigned time, I mean it's good to have a steady job, but I'm not sure if the people like me, so if I have to go, it'll be ok...I like the job, it's pretty busy and sometimes challenging, mostly inventory and filing, which is fine, but like I said, I'm not sure if the people like me, or if they think I'm doing a good job, or if they are just putting up with me until my time is done...who knows, I'm paranoid. I don't know if I'll ever find a job I really love...I enjoy working with people ok, but I can't say I'm very comfortable with them, I'm the kind of person who just likes to go to work, do her job, and then go home, and not get too involved. I think that that comes off as mean to some people, or that I'm a loner, but it's just the way I am, I'm not super sociable...anyway, I'm rambling on, it's just work, there are more important things...

So last week end I went to visit my friend Sara in the Valley. We had a pretty good time, we went running, it was the first time I ran in 3 months, and man it was rough! We ran about 40 mins, and I had to stop for about a minute to walk because I just couldn't handle it...40 mins is about 5km though, so it's encouraging to know that I can at least struggle through half of my goal of 10km...if I seriously train I should be able to get up to that 10km by the summer...there's a 10km marathon in the Valley on Canada Day, so I should aim for that...the only problem right now is that it gets dark by the time I get home from work so I can't go running at night (not in Halifax alone anyway), so I'll find to find a place to run indoors, or wait until it stays light the looks of it though it won't take long, I notice already that it's lighter out later, usually when I get home it's dark but now it's just getting dusk when I get home...can't wait for the spring! Not that I should complain though, it friggin' feels like spring right now!

So my friend is thinking about having a baby this year...she's been married 2 years and she loves kids and they are in a decent position to have one, so I think that she is going to get pregnant this year if all goes well...I'm very excited for her, but it just seems like everyone is either getting married or having babies these days! I guess I'm just at the age where that is happening...last year alone three of our friends (or family) had babies, and this year I'm going to 2 (possibly 3) weddings, and there's one baby so far that I know of on the way, it's just nuts! It's fun though, I enjoy it, I enjoy seeing all the babies and weddings...I've done the wedding and it was great, but I'm not quite sure if we're ready for the baby part yet, we'll have to see, I pretty much change my mind daily...Sara and I have always had this goofy plan since high school that we would do all these things at the same time, get married, have babies, live next door to each far we're both married and this fall coming we're going to be living in the same town, only the babies left, haha. Bah, probably not...maybe...maybe not, haha

Ok that's enough rambling, I'm barely making sense as it is, this is what boredom and watching too much TV brings you...until next to scrapbook.

Monday, January 1, 2007

Resolutions for 2007...well maybe

Ok, just wanted to quickly jot down some things that I would like to do this year, not necessarily resolutions but things that I would like to aim for...for my own reference so I don't forget.

-Eat Healthier: this may be hard with Dan, I'm just going to have to start cooking on my own and making better choices for myself instead of just letting Dan decide what we eat.

-Exercise/Run a 10km Marathon: I almost pulled this off last summer, I was up to 7.5kms and then for some stupid reason I just stopped, so I want to get back into it again this spring/summer, maybe even earlier if the weather friend ran a 10km last summer so maybe I could aim to do one with her this year...

-Be more Environmentally Conscious/Friendly: I'm already doing some things that I didn't do before, but I'd like to do more if possible...maybe start composting, recycling more than I am now, buying environmentally friendly products, things like that...(and I know I'm spelling environmentally wrong, haha)

-Improve my Language Skills: Make a point to practise my languages more, especially French and Spanish...maybe start a journal in these languages, take a class, anything to improve. Also progress in my Italian to the point of being able to write an email to my friend Jelena...also if I have time, maybe get back into my German (that may be pushing it though, haha)

-Go to Church more...this may be hard while living in Halifax, but once we move out to the Valley it should be easier since I will have people there to encourage me to go and already have a great church that they go to...also try and read the Bible more (or at least start again, haha)

-Read more...instead of watching TV all the time, use my library card and read more, non-fiction, fiction, textbooks, anything!

-Watch less TV and use the computer less...this may be the hardest one!

-Take a trip: Anywhere! Whether taking more day trips with Dan on the weekends, or taking a large trip (California, out West, New York, anywhere!) sometime this year....this one MUST happen!

-Visit my Grand Maman in Bathurst

-Scrapbook more and take more pictures (once we get a digital camera I should be able to do this more)

-Be a Better Friend and Family Member

-Worry less!

-Decide on what I'd like to do with my life...ha! yeah right!! (Well maybe decide on some things for sure, like kids and a career...if possible)

Well those are some for now, there may be more later, but it's quite the list, I'm not sure if I'll be able to do everything, we'll see I suppose...ok, off to bed, gotta get back to work tomorrow!

Bonne nuit tout le monde.