Nope. Turns out my life is not that important/busy anyway.
I didn't go on the computer (aside from at work) for the first time in a long time last night. I thought that if I didn't, the emails would pile up and I'd be "missing out". More than 24 hours later...nope. You know, that could be construed as a good thing. At least I'd like to think so.
We'll see after I come back from Cuba and I don't go onto my account for a week.
I always forget that that is the actualy amount of time it takes for me to do projects. In other words, I would have to realistically think about a timeframe a renovation project would take, times it by four, and that would bring me to the end. Until I get it down to "times two point three" do I deserve a pick-up truck.
In other rather saddish but good news, I will not be able to make it to Montreal next week for my dose of smoked meat. Why is it good news though? Because we're getting our furnace, air conditioner and natural gas line for the barbeque installed. Steak time!
These days it seems all I can talk/think about is the renovation. I do, luckily, see a turning point.
So what else can I talk about? Well, one of our windows is leaking. Looks like window replacement is going to be bumped up to the top of the list, followed by furnace installation. Home ownership is fun! We should flip this house now. Right.
Oh, and starting tonight, I'm on-call for a week. With my luck, I'll get to bed and then two hours later I'll get a call. (I hope I just reverse-jinxed it)
Thus ended one of the busiet weekends I've had in a while. Kiran, Sharon and I went to Ruthie and Trinity's birthday party at her house (also known as "damn far"). It was great: the food, the company, and of course the fact I'm convinced Trinity knows me and likes me (when she saw me, she wanted to go in my arms). Yes, some of the happiness in my life depends on whether or not babies like me.
I also got a couple hours of work in at the house. I know what I have to do; just gotta find the time to do it. Starting this Thursday, I'm on-call again. Ay nako!
One of the most consistent things in life that make me laugh. I just don't get it, but at the same time am greatful I don't.
So the wedding was fun, although one thing stood out in my mind: their centrepieces were vases filled with decorative stone, water, flowers, and what looked to be gel. It wasn't gel though; it was a clear plastic bag stuffed inside to make it look like gel. It irked me for some reason. If there's one thing in life that annoys me it is wet plastic bags. I don't know why, and some might consider it even random and neurotic, but man it's annoying.
Oh and they had pizza at the late night snacks table. Yumm...(which reminds me, I should watch what I eat because I haven't exactly been exercising lately. I'm so disappointed in myself)
That's what I tell myself everyday for the past couple of weeks as I do the renovations in the house. I have to hype myself up somehow.
Hope tomorrow isn't as busy a day as today was at work. I'd love to spend the weekend at the house trying to finish things up, but it's gonna be a busy one (Friday is Arvin's birthday at Babaluus, Saturday is a wedding at St. Catherines, Sunday is Ruthies bbq in Shelburne). And then next week I'm on-call.
Well at least in our house. Guess what my baby bought me?
Gotta get a snake to finish the combo
I didn't realize I'd get so giddy over a ladder (I haven't been this giddy since, well...a couple days ago when I bought a reciprocating saw/jigsaw combo). It's great! It's telescopic and it's portable when fully collapsed. Our home inspector used one, and I thought, "now that's a ladder I would want if it wasn't so expensive."
Somewhere along the line, unfortunately, the second part of that statement got lost or mistranslated as "...and money is no object!"
Wow I'm complaining a lot about money these days. I better stop; it's not like we're poor and starving or like some ghetto people I know (no names, but years from now if you read this post, I'm pretty sure you know who I'm talking about).
You know who I think is a good friend? Nina Serrano.
She planned, executed, and helped immensely for Sharon's bridal shower (and even gave a generous gift to boot!). Everyone seemed to have a good time. Seriously, what other friend would do something like that?
So, here's to you Neeners. Here's to you.
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We ended up with a bunch of great gifts, and our registry is just about completed. Crazy!
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Tomorrow I'm gonna start doing work around the house. At least, that's the plan.
Well, not scared, but for some reason I've been feeling like Jesse Spano these days with no time. Whether at work, or time to work out, or time to do the things we want in the house, or time to do things like getting my passport or calling the utility companies, I just don't have enough of it.
Speaking of labour, I'm thinking I'm gonna have to do a lot more of that in the near future considering all the monies being spent. It's somewhat necessary though, so no sense getting all fussy about it.
And after a whirlwind weekend in Alberta, I'm home again. It was a mighty fun weekend, filled with eating (eep), hiking and awesome scenery. I'm thinking in two years we'll be going back if the Doctors' plans go ahead with schedule.
Tomorrow? Work. Sigh. But at least I am somewhat refreshed.