Settled in.

We did it!

We are all moved in.

It was stressful picking up my stuff at the ex’s. I showed up at his place at 8am, with boxes and packed all my stuff that was left. Every question he asked me I answered with a yes or no, once the boxes were packed Big C and I took them out to the driveway and then we waited in the car until the mover’s showed up, once they had everything in the truck I simply walked back to the car shut the door and didn’t look back. I said no good bye, no see ya around, or even a fuck you asshole. He simply wasn’t worth it.

Anyways, we were all done moving everything and the couch was delivered by noon! Big C and I went out for lunch to celebrate our freedom and did some shopping at Wallyworld.

We were exhausted by the time we got home and just wanted to crash but we had promised a friend of mine to meet up to go see the Santa Claus parade and the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. I’m glad that we dragged our butts downtown because we had so much fun.

Here’s a little clip of one of the floats (look TD, the cowboy has one of those light saber thingy’s!)

Last night we put up our Christmas tree. I don’t have a pic yet of the finished result because we ran out of garland, I have to get some more tomorrow to finish it up but here’s a few fun pics!

Tired kitty, with some ornaments. (She made the move brilliantly)!

Tired kitty, with some ornaments. (She made the move brilliantly)!

 

 

 

This is my Christmas Terrorist,,,,silly Big C!

This is my Christmas Terrorist,,,,silly Big C!

Today, I start my new job at Wendy’s look out world here I come!

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Moving Day!

It’s finally here. It’s moving day yeehaw!

It’s 5:30 in the morning, and i’m having my tea, surfing the web.

I’m so happy that the day is finally here, my stomach is a nervous mess because I have to come face to face with the ex. Thankfully, my daughter is coming with me a hour before the movers get there so I can pack the bags of stuff I have into boxes for it to be easier for the movers. I know that once my stuff is finally in the truck and we are pulling out of the driveway a big weight will be lifted off my shoulders and the next chapter of my life will truly have started.

Needless to say I will be off the grid until tomorrow when hopefully Bell will be true to there word and grace us with their presence between 8-10 am on a Sunday morning for cable and super fast internet.

It’s already been a hard weekend as yesterday afternoon we unexpectadly had to put the girls dog “Jellybean” to sleep. The poor thing got sick late last week, we thought it was a virus but learned yesterday that she had floating masses of cancer in her stomach and was bleeding internally. It was so hard to see my girls witness the first loss of a loved one, they are grieving in grace and I am so proud of them. RIP Jellybean you were a wonderful dog and the bestest friend my girls could ever ask for.

jelly

 

Got another job.

It’s not anything to write home about,,,the hours are going to suck. But it’s a job that will get us through until I’m done school at the end of February.

In fact I was very lucky to get this job as when I went to hand in my resume it just happened that the General Manager was there to have a meeting with the Store Manager. I had a instant first and second interview, and they said I had the “WOW” factor they are looking for as they saw me talking some senior’s at the table next to mine while I was waiting to meet with them. (they don’t need to know I don’t really like senior’s hehehe jk).

And here’s where it is:

wendy's

 

I worked at Wendy’s when I was in highschool, looks like I’ve come full circle as I’m starting in the same position as when I left there 25years ago. Front counter cashier. I wonder how much has changed?

Yep, good ‘ol Dave is gonna be paying my wages again, lol     🙂

Lest We Forget.

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Little C is reading this poem this morning with her class during the Remembrance Day service at her school. I think it is worth posting here and for all of us to read and remember:

Why Wear A Poppy?

Author: Don Crawford


“Will you wear a poppy?” the lady said
And held one forth, but I shook my head.
Then I stopped and watched to see how she’d fare
Her face was old and lined with care.
But beneath the scars the years had made
There remained a smile that refused to fade.

 

A boy came whistling down the street
Bouncing along on carefree feet.
His smile was full of joy and fun
“Lady’, he said, “May I have one?”
As she pinned it on I heard him say
“Why do we wear a poppy today?”

The lady smiled in her wistful way
And answered, “This is ANZAC Day.
The poppy there is the symbol for
The gallant men who died in our war.
And because they did, you and I are free
That’s why we wear a poppy you see.”

“I had a boy about your size
With golden hair and big blue eyes.
He loved to jump and play and shout
Free as a bird he would race about
As years went on he learned and grew
And became a man as you will, too.”

“He was fine and strong with a boyish smile
But he seemed with us such a little while.
When war broke out he went away
I still remember his face that day.
When he smiled at me and said ‘Goodbye
I’ll be back soon so please don’t cry.’”

“But the war went on so he had to stay
All I could do was wait and pray.
His letters told of the awful fight
I can still see it in my dreams at night.
With tanks and guns and cruel barbed wire
And mines and bullets, the bombs and fire.”

‘Til at last the war was won
“And that’s why we wear a poppy, son.”
The small boy turned as if to go
Then said, “Thanks lady, I’m glad to know.
That sure did sound like an awful fight
But your son, did he come home all right?”

A tear rolled down each faded cheek
She shook her head but didn’t speak.
I slunk away, head bowed in shame
And if you were with me, you’d have done the same.
For our thanks in giving is oft delayed
Though the freedom was bought and thousands paid.

And so you see, when a poppy is worn
Let us reflect on the burden borne.
By those who gave their very all
When asked to answer their country’s call.
That we are home in peace may live
Then wear a poppy, remember and give.

Good News Sunday :)

Don’t have much this weeks folks,,,just that I just have 6 more sleeps till I move!!!!

So because not much happened this week, I thought I would post a video of my kitteh that always sleeps with her forehead pressed against something. Last night it was me she had to have her forehead on, she was soooo dead asleep I kept shaking and shaking her and she wouldn’t get up.

 

So precious!!!

I hate being a hockey mom.

Not because I’m a mean mom, most simply because I don’t the little “hockey mom clicks”. I don’t want to meet up during the week and plan fun outings outside of the arena, fundraisers, or gossip about other teams and their hockey moms.

My ex and I pay out the hundreds of dollars every fall for my daughter to play the game. I simply want to come sit back and watch her play the game she loves so much. She most probably won’t ever get onto a NHL team, or the Woman’s Team Canada Olympic Hockey team (although if she made it, I would totally support her).

My daughter is the team goalie and that presents me with another stress. It’s alot of responsibility for her if no goals go in then she’s the hero, but if by chance some pucks get by her then she gets judged by her teammates and sad to say but by some, not all, but some of the parents.

Below is a brief clip of her from this past sunday’s game, she’s the goalie 🙂

 

I also know that some of the parent’s talk bad about me because I am not at EVERY single game. I can’t be at EVERY single game. I don’t have a car, the team she plays for is for the country township in which her father lives,, and sometimes these games are very late at night.

I’m a loner hockey mom, I like to sit and read my book on a bench while I wait for her to get all her gear on. I sit off by myself in the stands and cheer quietly from afar for her and the rest of her team (sometimes I sit with my older daughter Big C). After the game I return to reading my book while she gets out of her stinky gear and shoots the shit with the girls in the change room. We walk out into the cold winter air I give her a hug and tell her how incredibly proud I am of her.

She hugs me back and say’s “thanks mom”. (then she usually bribes me for a drink and snack, cause she knows I love her).

Good news Sunday :)

Good morning everyone!

Did you enjoy that extra hour of sleep last night? I sure did, I woke up to a sunny but cold morning it’s -7 here in my neck of the woods.

I’ve been a negative Nelly lately, so this morning I want to be a sunshine Sally and share about good things in my life.

1. I found a couch on Kijiji, the old owner is a nice guy who is willing to hold onto it in his garage until my moving day and he will even deliver it to me.

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That’s it there not bad for $300, I plan to go to the thrift store and buy some more big comfy pillows for it. I usually don’t like these type of couches but my daughter does, it was in my price range and I will slowly save up and get exactly what I want later.

2. Yesterday, while reading other blogs one particular one stood out by Fish of Gold called The Best of Thrift (go check it out,,she’s got some neato stuff). I have purchased some new things for the apartment, like pots and pans, kitchen towels, cleaning stuff and some cooking utensils. I need lamps, window coverings, coffee, end tables etc. I’ve decided to go to my new cities thrift shops to get these items thanks for the tips FOG!

3. I have such good friends both online thru the WP community and in real life. I’m disappointed that the woman that I “thought” was my best friend, has not offered any help or even a shoulder to cry on. I guess it’s because she has such good things going on in her life (newly engaged, new home etc.), oh well lesson learned.

I met a new friend when I started this latest course, she has been a great friend, a shoulder to cry on, a good listener and has given me a kick in the ass as well. She let it slip out last week that she has bought me some stuff for my apartment,,,I am so grateful and thankful for her as I know she struggles to keep her family afloat. My new apartment is only a few blocks from her home, I look forward to spending more free time with her.

4. I plan to spend a nice Sunday with my girls, younger C has a hockey game at noon, and when we get back I’m going to spend sometime outside raking leaves, maybe walk their dog. I need to get more fresh air, Vitamin D and exercise, I am determined to not get into a depressed funk. This evening maybe pop some popcorn watch a movie or if a hockey game is on yell at the tv screen.

5. OH YA, I almost forgot,,,,,I have lost 9lbs since I left the NARC!!  I’m feeling better about my self, my self esteem is coming back and I feel my sarcastic funny old self re emerging!

Well that’s my good news post for this Sunday morning,,what’s your good news today?

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