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…Life is Highway…

In Uncategorized on April 29, 2008 at 9:31 pm

This morning was a great one for me. I was excited, I was happy, I was awake. Then the stress of the day started to pile on and my day became overwhelming. My bosses have been dumping work on me and not providing training. I’ve asked them about training but they don’t want to provide it because they won’t be keeping me here long (they dont’ say that exactly, but there’s been some transitions here in the office and one of them seems to be slowly weaseling me out).

I went home for lunch, burst into tears, and talked to the hubby about the job situation. We’ve talked about it constantly for the past several weeks but these last two weeks have really made everything boil down. At the end of our conversation, I decided that it was best I quit. Asap. I have two job offers and multiple resumes out there, there’s no reason for me to stay at this job other than to be polite to them…which honestly, is a load of crock. They have completely taken advantage of my situation and place here and have abused their privileges.

I’m not the kind of girl to just quit, to not come into work one day or call and tell them I quit. That’s just too “high school” for me. Not that I did that in high school either, but you know what I mean…

I came back to work after lunch, much to the surprise of my co-workers, and gave the boss my notice. I’m only giving them several days notice, not to be snotty or disrespectful, but because I need to look out for myself now. I’ve spent 11 months catering to them with no appreciation, it’s about time I looked after myself.

After I gave my boss that letter of…quittance? :)…I felt a huge burden lift off of my shoulders. I feel free now, I feel lighter and less stressed. I’m going to take a few days off before I start a new job, just to relax, enjoy the beautiful weather and regroup.
Now…if only I was close to a beach…

8 Things

In Uncategorized on April 16, 2008 at 9:05 pm

Damien tagged me (Oops! Didn’t notice until now) with the 8 Things About You game. I love doing these things! It’s an easy way to just spout of things about you…and I love reading other peoples answers because it gives you a quick idea of what they’re like.

1. When I was younger I lied to my cowboy friend and told him that my relatives in Australia had a white stallion for me. They were going to send it over to Canada when I was old enough to look after it. He laughed and said there was no such think as white stallions, only black stallions. So much for being a cowboy!

2. I cut my hair short when I was little to look like Meg on Little Women. Such a romantic.

3. I left work early yesterday. I was sick, my throat was super sore. I loved reading my novel all afternoon. I finished 200 pages! A record for me since I normally read pretty slow.

4. My favorite meal is Lasagna. I actually had a dream I made it last night…but I forgot the noodles. Weird. I forgot about that until now.

5. I used to hate myself when I was younger. I was so awkward and I knew it, geeky and I knew it. I’m pretty confidant now so people assume that’s how I’ve always been but before I couldn’t even talk with anyone without blushing because I thought I must sound stupid.

6. My favorite band is Rascal Flats. So amazing. So what if they’re the counter version of the Backstreet Boys.

7. I never kissed my dad when he gave me away at my wedding. I knew I was going to bawl my eyes out, so I just squeezed his arm…but now I regret it.

8. When I was little I was helping my mom fold laundry. I put on one of her bras and a pair of my dads underwear and went out on our front porch and shook what my mumma gave me (: She was so embarrassed.

Rules:

1. Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves.
2. People who are tagged, write a blog post about their own 8 random things, and post these rules.
3. At the end of your post you need to tag 8 people and include their names.
4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment and tell them they’ve been tagged, and to read your blog.

People Tagged:

Lasso the Moon

Art4Friends

Ali Edwards

Pixie Blossoms

Hygge House

All Sorts

How About Orange

Oh Happy Day

And Another Week Starts…

In blog, books, camping, catalog, community, promote, quadding, relaxing, weekend on April 14, 2008 at 4:49 pm

This weekend was perfect. I haven’t had a weekend that relaxing or fulfilling in a long time, it was exactly what I needed.

I was thinking after I posted last time, how amazing it is that I can say “we don’t usually go to government camping spots”. Most people don’t have that option. When we visited the Shuswap last summer, we assumed we would be able to camp out along the way. In our area, you can find unofficial camping spots wherever you want. Really. And it’s not private property, it’s the middle of the bush. But we had forgotten it wasn’t like that down south. There’s private property everywhere, no room for a quick camping spot and hardly even room to pull off the road at all. I consider myself so blessed to be able to go camping, drive half an hour and be in the middle of nowhere.

The weather was beautiful this weekend, perfect with the exception of a wind. It was so relaxing to sit around, warm by the fire, chat and roast wieners. We forgot the marshmallows, but as long as I have my M&M’s I’m fine (: I had brought my book (The Other Boleyn Girl) and it turned out I needed it. The boys decided to abandon us for several hours (according to them, it was “a good half hour”. HA!). I sat beside the fire, warmed my toes, ate my M&M’s and read. It was so amazing to be able to read for so long, something I don’t get to do (or don’t chose to do) at home very often.

I’ll post a couple pictures as soon as I take them off the camera.

Also, I’ve joined another bloggers community, Blog Catalog. Hopefully I’ll be able to make some new contacts and be able to promote my blog more. It’s just another way to build my blog up and hopefully make it more successful…while having fun!

How was everyone’s weekend?

Takin a Trip

In camp, camping, fire, glacier, marshmallows, traveling on April 12, 2008 at 5:58 pm


My new laptop sucks. Well, it doesn’t, it’s cool, but the lack of RAM sucks. Sorry about not posting another post last night! I really did mean to and tried to, but this new computer isn’t uploading pictures for some reason. And when it decides to, it takes half an hour. Maybe not quite. But too long! So I’m using my husbands computer this morning.

I woke up late today, read for an hour, just finished my bowl of Cream of Wheat and have to start preparing for camping. I have a love hate relationship with camping. It’s so much fun when we get out to our camping spot, relax, quad around or roast marshmallows. But the getting there and the coming home really aren’t my favorite things in this world. The packing and unpacking…I hate.

We have a remote camping spot that we go to every year. We’ve been attempting to reach a glacier three years in a row now, but each time something stops us. Last year we hit a lake that seemed to block our way entirely. I’m not sure that any path we take now will bring us to the glacier, but we had a lot of adventures trying to get there!

Tonight we’re going to head to one of my favorite camping spots. It’s an actual government camping spot that no one goes to in the spring and fall (which is great, because we love to camp in these seasons!). Usually we don’t camp in “actual camps” because they really limit your activities and there’s way to many people around. This camping spot is at the very edge of a river, surrounded by trees and we always take the spot at the end of the road. It’s completely secluded and so beautiful. Hopefully I’ll have some pictures to post at the end of the weekend!

Have a great weekend guys! I’ll be writing more when we come home!

Blogs and Puppies!

In Uncategorized on April 11, 2008 at 8:24 pm

I was just looking through my pictures and came across this one of my pup the day we brought her home. She was so cute. So little and sleepy and cuddly. I wish they stayed this size!!

I just blogged over at Fuel My Blog, so make sure you take a peek and leave your comments!

I’ll write more later! Thank goodness it’s Friday!

In blog, blogging, camp, cancer, challenge, funraising, goals, kids, sanguinity, shelly, tucker on April 10, 2008 at 9:56 pm

Shelly Tucker is a crazy lady…but a crazy lady I’m lovin’ even more! She blogs over at “This Eclectic Life” and always has challenging entries…she’s a blogger to look up to.

I just clicked onto her blog to see what was new and was blown away by what I saw. Talk about CRAZY! Shelly has taken up a challenge and is in turn challenging all us readers and bloggers to help her out. She’s making a goal to send 140 kids to camp this year. That’s $21,000.00!!! These kids will be attending Camp Sanguinity, a camp for kids with cancer.

If you feel the urge, that small little voice, to help Shelly and these kids out, check out her blog entry for more details.

Good luck Shelly!! I’m really rootin’ for ya!!

Etsy Fave

In art, books, collage, etsy, feature, journal, seller, selling, sketching, store on April 10, 2008 at 5:13 pm

I haven’t featured an Etsy store in a while and I found this great store yesterday. Somavenus has these funky journals or sketch books, covered with colorful collages and abstract art. I love it!!

One of my favorite things about this store is that they use their original photography to decorate the covers of the journals, not all of them, but some. And great prices! $30 bucks for a freaking cool journal. I think it’s a great idea for a present for a teen, they’re always so hard to buy for I find.

Ahhh Cloooothes!

In Uncategorized on April 9, 2008 at 8:49 pm

I just found this great site…I’ve never heard of it before but I think it’s going to be my new shopping stop! Such cool clothes and super great prices! (I should be their sales person!)

Madder Than Mad Hatter

In Uncategorized on April 9, 2008 at 6:14 pm

My last few days at work have been filled with an irate client calling several times. “Several times” is an understatement, actually, she’s called…probably close to 10 times a day for the past two days and is working up her call-count already today.

This woman has made my day. She’s so steamed up, so hopping mad it makes me laugh. She has no reason for being this mad other than the fact that she loves to scream. She’s the kind of person that thinks she knows everything and how it, apparently, should be done.

She’s screamed at four of our secretaries now, each for at least twenty minutes, and has just ripped a strip off our boss. We’ve tried to tell her that we know what we’re doing and we’re doing the best we can, that our boss will call her back etc. She just keeps screaming and refuses to hang up. One of our secretaries finally set the phone down and continued with her other work while the lady screamed at herself for ten minutes. I was laughing so hard! I know it seems unprofessional, but we’ve tried every other tactic in the book, and nothing is working! She just wants to scream. So we let her scream.

Fuuuuny!

So tonight Krystal is coming over to work on her wedding center pieces. She’s bringing two of her bridesmaids so hopefully we’ll get a ton more of them done!

Treasury West! Horrah!

In etsy, items, promotion, treasury on April 8, 2008 at 4:45 pm

Woootwooot!

I got a Treasury West! It IS easier!! Actually, before I had assumed that a box would pop up on the screen…like right in your face, to enter your treasury codes. It doesn’t. It comes up at the bottom of the page. So I could have gotten it a treasury way before this if I had been aware of that…oh well though! Now I know!

Here’s the link! YAY!!!