Life is good!

Time to have a feel good post!

Since moving up to Bancroft, I have reduced my rent by $300 a month which has freed up more funds.

This week I was able to update our crappy old television to this baby!

RCA 42 incher of course big C has been playing Playstation non stop since Sunday!

RCA 42 incher of course big C has been playing Playstation non stop since Sunday!

By moving north we also reduced our cable and internet fee’s, for the same amount we paid in the city we now get all the cool channels, unlimited internet (gotta have that so Big C can talk to her lil lady overseas) and a home phone! We went without a phone for almost 2yrs before.

I also have a job that keeps me really busy and I have progressed from a measly 24 hrs a week to a average of 37 hours a week, not too bad for just starting over just 2 months ago. I also have now been trained on not just my hired position, but also on pricing and signing!

In August I will finally be able to start putting money away for my retirement, AND hopefully to be able to go on a trip south sometime during the winter 🙂

Big C is doing really well. She now has a job she really enjoys and her anxiety and depression seems to have disappeared for the time being. She’s making friends and enjoying the freedom of spending her hard earned money on things she wants. I’m giving her a grace period until the end of August then she will need to start paying a little in rent.I so love waking to hearing her giggling and laughing again.

Working at a grocery store has it’s benefits I get all the sales and we sometimes get the opportunity to buy meat at a really reduced cost. So we now have a fully stocked freezer, fridge and cupboards!

The hot and humid weather has finally broken and I took the opportunity to try out a new recipe:

Strawberry Nut Loaf mmmmmmm!

Strawberry Nut Loaf mmmmmmm!

Oh my goodness,,it turned  out so good, sweet and moist!

Oh my goodness,,it turned out so good, sweet and moist!

So folks, that’s it things are looking up. It’s not perfect there will be some posts about some of the downsides, and I still am having a hard time meeting friends, BUT still it’s alot better than at the beginning of the year!

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This Is (not) A Test

Awesome News,,,Rara is out!!!!
Finally some really great news in the blogging world. I am so excited to hear and read her wonderful worlds and stories!!
WELCOME BACK RARA!

rarasaur

Relax.
This is just a blog post.
You’ve posted before. Over a thousand times, actually.

You’re a little rusty, sure.  It’s been over 400 days since you so much as glimpsed the internet…
but you don’t need a license to be a blogger so it’s not like you expired.  And it’s not as if they can revoke your blog if you post something foolish.

I mean.
Remember the time you posted a series of unicorns photoshopped into fine art?

Rembrandt - Danaë (loves her Unicorns) Rembrandt – Danaë (loves her Unicorns)

Remember Brussell Crow?

Yum! Yum!

See?

It’s just a blog post.
It’s not a test.

It doesn’t have to say all the things that need saying.  There’s time.  There’s always time for everything you need.

You can tell everyone later about how you went to state prison for over a year and experienced strange and wonderful and terrifying things.

And you will find a way to…

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I just spoke to my best friend about her daughter’s passing.

And,

It’s the saddest and most painful conversation that I have ever had.

She didn’t have alot of time and we are having a proper talk tomorrow.

Pray for her and her family.

I am so sad

Wings, Water and Wheels

So I went to the WWW festival in my new hometown it was ok even though I was all by myself.

Saw some old Car's

Saw some old Car’s

And some more Car's

And some more Car’s

Beaver tail bites

Beaver tail bites

Bought Big “C” some beaver tail bites (basically fried dough) with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce. This is when she bailed on me and went home cause she didn’t want to hear some lame band and hang out with old People, lol.

So I stayed had a few beers at the beer tent and watched the concert alone.

Sunday was when the bikers came and another afternoon concert with a blues band.

Bkers

Bikers

It was so friggen hot but I stayed and listened to some more music, went home had a cool bath and relaxed in front of the tv and enjoyed my new love: This Candle:

Lemonade on the Dock.

Lemonade on the Dock.

Country Home Candle is a Canadian based company and they have a line of Candles based around “Cottage Life and Smells” Check it out!

Overall, I’m getting used to the Northern life, however it’s been really hard making friends it’s very clicky and people tend to stick to themselves. They are a tough nut crack these folks up here!

I’m going here tonight!

Pics and stories to follow,,and lord with some of the rednecks I have encountered,,there should be some stories!

Click the link below to see:

Wheels, water and wings!

Sorry no pic because this butt fuck of a town doesn’t believe in posting pictures online, lol!

Woke up to sad,sad news :(

Today is my one day off of the week.

After leisurely sleeping in to 7:30 am (that’s sleeping in for me now,,wow I’m getting old).

I made my first cup of tea, and of course checked my facebook. The first post I saw was from a good friend that I went to college with a few years ago. She posted that she had lost her daughter last night.

At first I was oh lord, what has this kid gotten herself into now. But as I continued to read the post I realized omg, she really has lost her daughter OMG!

Apparently her 18 year old first born was walking home from a late class at her University in Ottawa and got hit by a SUV and died instantly.

Although I have only known my friend for a few years, I do know that her children are her world to her and I know that she was so very close to her daughter they did so many things together, marathon runs, went to the best concerts and attended Zombie walks during Halloween.

I was just talking to my friend a few weeks ago and she was worried about her daughter, she was in her first year of University and spreading her wings as a single young woman that had finally left the nest. As all kids do she was experiencing different things for the first time, hanging out with different people and making some questionable decisions. She was very opinionated and said what was on her mind  but she wasn’t a bad kid, she always had a big smile on her face and had a great big caring heart.

Continue to smile pretty girl and continue to spread your beautiful angel wings and look over your loving mother and family.

              R.I.P               Julia

                R.I.P
               Julia

It’s been a few months, but I have a excuse.

In the last 2 months, I have made major life changes.

1. Started a new job with a lot more responsibilities and management duties.

2. Packed up and moved over 3 hours north to a new small community.

3.Had to live with my parent’s for 3 weeks (that was a hard one, lol).

4. Had my daughter’s girlfriend from Wales, UK, come visit for 2 weeks during the move.

Suffice it too say, I’ve been a tad busy. There was a few mishaps but all in all the move went well and we are adjusting well.

I’m adjusting to working early hours now (I used to close at Target all the time). I work 6 days a week from 7 am to noon, work is a 15 minute walk so that’s nice, it’s not too fun in the rain tho and I am already dreading it during the snow season, lol.

Here’s a pic of my walk to work every morning,,,it’s a hard life, le sigh!!!

walkwork

The kitties handled the move relatively well my couch didn’t fit into the new apt. so I ended giving the old one to one of the mover’s for his kids play room and went and bought a used one at the used shop for $60 Tink likes it as you can see:

Tinkerbelle's new fav sleeping spot

Tinkerbelle’s new fav sleeping spot

Leo looking at the wildlife

Leo looking at the wildlife

Big “C” is doing so well, she has got a job and is enjoying it with only a mild case of anxiety, the kid is smiling all the time now, it’s wonderful. Her gf came for a visit from Wales. They have never met in “real life” before but they hit it off and now she is planning to go for a visit in the fall.

The love bugs!

Look at that smile my girl has!

Look at that smile my girl has!

We have found our new local, here’s a pic of us raising a glass to our successful move!

South Algonquin Pub

South Algonquin Pub

Cheers!

Cheers!

Now that we are finally settled in and things are starting to slow down, I am going to start posting and writing a lot more, I have missed it and need to get back to it!

See you all very soon!