18 October, 2011


I’m tired today.   I’m tired a lot lately and I can’t explain why.
I usually get a decent night’s sleep – some are obviously better than others, but for the most part I get a solid 8 hours per night.  Even with that much sleep, I still wake up feeling drained and worn out.
I know my current weight probably has something to do with this feeling of exhaustion, but honestly I’m too tired to even think about exercising in the evening.  It’s a vicious circle – I’m too tired to exercise, but the excess weight is causing me to be too tired to do anything else with my life.
I’ve always required more sleep than the average person, but unless my work is going to start sanctioning afternoon naps, I’ve got to do something about my current state of exhaustion or else I might find myself without a job and then I’ll have plenty of nap time on my hands. 
NOTE:  As I type this, all I can think about is crawling under my desk and pretending to be George Costanza for awhile. If only, I could lie my head down….for just…a little...while….zzzzzzzzzzz*snore*zzzzzzzzzzzz

13 October, 2011

How you doin?

Wow, it’s Thursday already.  I guess that’s what you can expect when Monday is a holiday and then Tuesday was a “sick” day and Wednesday was a catch up day at work from my “sick” day and then suddenly Thursday is upon me and it’s also pay day!    Tomorrow is Friday and then it’s the weekend.  Oh Yeah!!! *insert random dancing here*
Thanksgiving with my dad was fantastic.  We had a great time visiting and the weather was beyond anything we can typically expect in Canada this time of year.   I certainly didn’t expect to be wearing shorts and t-shirts all weekend.  I actually had to shave my legs in October – wow!
As with any holiday, the downside is the extra tonnage that creeps upon my thighs while I’m sleeping.   I can’t explain it – I purposely avoided regular beer this weekend.   Could it possibly have been the multiple pieces of pumpkin pie with whipped cream?  Nahhh…not a chance seeing how pumpkin is a vegetable…
It seems that the chance of seasons has brought us some unwanted visitors at work.  We seem to be experiencing a snake infestation.  Apparently baby snakes are being found randomly throughout the building.  On last count, there have been 5 found.  I’m not necessarily afraid of them, but I certainly don’t want them slithering their way into my purse.  Nothing good could become of that…except screaming and lots of swearing.  Oh wait, that’s just a regular day at the office.
And in old news…
J got a new job a couple of weeks ago, but hasn’t started it yet.  When he gave his 2 week working notice, his old company told him his services were no longer required and that he didn’t have to come into work anymore.  Needless to say; J was ecstatic by that turn of events because by law, they had to pay him for the 2 weeks that he would have otherwise worked, plus any vacation pay he didn’t use.  So, not only has been enjoying a 3 week vacation before his new job starts, he also gets paid for 4 weeks. 
The Boy talked us into a new pet.  Well he talked me into a new pet and I surprised it on J.   The Boy and I are a great team and J didn’t know what the hell happened.  The Boy understood that between his school and job demands a puppy was not feasible, so we went to the local animal shelter and picked out a 7 month old kitten.  On the day we brought him home, he was also neutered, so I’m not sure what traumatized him more – a new home or the loss of his man jewels.   Pictures to follow…
I had lunch with an old co-worker a couple of weeks ago.  Seeing her reminded me how much I miss my old co-workers.  I miss their personalities the most and the laughs we used to share.  No one laughs at this new place.  I think they’ve forgotten how to enjoy life.   In my opinion, this job is just a job that pays the bills and puts some money in the bank.  I work to live, not live to work.  Too bad my current co-workers missed that memo.
So there you have it – my life in a nutshell (or perhaps pie shell).  What’s be happening with you?

07 October, 2011

Gobble, Gobble...

It's Canadian Thanksgiving on Monday here in Canada and that means: A long weekend; My dad is in town visiting. I haven't seen him in 3D in over 3 years, so I'm excited for that; Fantastic weather. Sunny and warm is what the weather people are saying; Local county fair should make for some great junk food fixins; and of course... Turkey and all the trimmings. On Tuesday, I will commence the self-loathing but until then...have a fantastic weekend!

05 October, 2011

Living The Dream…Somewhere in an Alternate Reality…

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my future.   Not necessarily next week or next month, but where I’ll be in 10 years from now. 
At present, I’m working towards the goal of being debt and mortgage free in about 6 years, but then what?   I certainly won’t be able to retire at that time because I won’t have any substantial savings in which to support myself. 
After the debt free goal has been attained, I still plan to buy a vacation property in the Caribbean, but I’ll only be able to enjoy a couple of times per year because I’ll still have to work to pay for the vacation home.
It would be fantastic if I could simply work in the Caribbean, but my options for employment will be hindered by the whole work visa issue.
Another option I’ve been toying with to avoid the whole work visa issue is to simply buy an existing business in the Caribbean.  But what business could I possibly be qualified to run, that would make me enough money to live and also enjoy?  Hmmm, a restaurant, a B&B, a hostel, a dive shop?  The opportunities and my dreams are endless, but my pocketbook isn’t.
I need to stop whining and be thankful for what I have and what I'm able to do, but right now, I’m consumed with this dream of running away and living the life in the sun, but unfortunately reality can run faster and tends to catch up with me.
Reality stinks…