Showing posts from January, 2014

Random Thoughts…The Still Freezing My A$$ Off (Rant) Edition

We are still experiencing cold, cold and more, cold.I know – I live in Canada, what else can I expect?Well, I expect temperatures that will not cause me frostbite to my extremities that are not covered up and that exposed longer than 5 minutes to the elements (aka my eyeballs). We’ve been under some Polar Vortex (WTF) for the last month.Enough already.I not only have to deal with the cold, but there is also the blowing snow and wind chill warnings on a daily basis.It would be nice to have a day of normal driving conditions where my commute only takes an hour instead of the hour and a half of late. To make matters even sweller (yes, I know it’s not a word), our heat here at work only works occasionally – usually NOT on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.I’m sure its toasty warm in here on the weekend, but I don’t plan on testing that theory out. I took a sick day yesterday and I was actually sick. Shocking I know. I’m not sure what kind of bug I had, but it kept me in bed and …

Random Thoughts - No Rants Today...

Why am I expected to stay at work for a full 8 hours when I can accomplish everything I need to in 3 hours?

I can hardly wait to turn the calendar page to February.January has an ugly picture and I’m so over the woman in the photo wearing 80’s jeans.

Exercise always seems like a great idea at 3:00 in the afternoon when I’m at work.Not so much come 7:00 p.m. when I finally have some time to exercise.

My jewelry business is doing very well considering it’s January and everyone is typically broke from the Christmas season.

I wish my jewelry business paid as well as my full-time job.

I have so many personal projects on the go, I could really use a few more hours in the day to work on the fun stuff.

I’m mid way through the book Inferno by Dan Brown and I’ve loved all of his books up until this one.It’s too slow for my liking and in my opinion contains way too much unnecessary fluff.

I’ve noticed that it’s staying lighter a little longer in the evenings.A couple of weeks ago, my evening commute ha…

At Odds...

J and I are constantly sharing our hopes and dreams for our early retirement.For the most part we have been on the same page since the beginning – we agree on what we want and on what we need to do to get there; however we aren’t necessarily on the same page as to where “there” is. As I’ve shared previously, Bonaire was an early contender for the place we wanted to call home, then Ecuador, then Panama, then Nicaragua stopped by for some contemplation time and then somehow, we’ve arrived back in Bonaire.On paper, they all make sense. Bonaire has world-class scuba diving, English is widely spoken, amenities are easily accessible, quality housing is somewhat affordable and there is potential for side businesses to make some additional income.But as with everything, there is a downside – increasing crime rates, high cost of living (i.e. electricity, water, gas, groceries), expensive to get to and of course the less-than-easy task in obtaining a residency visa. Ecuador is still considered a t…


Today, it's a balmy minus 20 celsius  (aka minus 4 Fahrenheit).

Mama always said - if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all.  Well, that's all I have to say about that.

By the way - Happy New Year!