29 August 2008

The Great Trek

Today is the day ... or it was supposed to be that I would be leaving for the great trek!
However, problem after problem just so happen to occur TODAY! So what happened? you say, well let me tell you!
Well, this morning I worked in the Grill, which isn't a problem really since I told my manager I would work this morning. However, some of my favourite members came in for lunch today just as I was leaving so then I stopped to chat for a bit of course, so I didn't really leave as early as possible. Then of course saying goodbye to all the other servers! And my supervisors, the chefs, and of course the ladies in the office!!
However, while I was at work my dad had been trying to fix my computer, however, to no avail - its pretty much dead ... at least that's what I figure. My dad is going to ask my uncle to take a look at it later. Though, I still need a computer for school!! So, then dad and I had to go and buy me a new one, I had been planning on getting a laptop anyways but I had not planned on it being my main computer, it was supposed to be like for "school" and then I was going to use my desktop for personal ... so to hold my music, movies, and games.
Since I got my computer from a local store ... not a chain ... my computer will not be ready until tomorrow; so we will head out by tomorrow my noon.
Then of course, there's the fact that I still wasn't packed!! There is that fact, of course and the fact that I have WAY TOO much stuff!! Not too much stuff I say, just not a minimalist lifestyle that would be more accommodating for moving cross-country twice a year! I ask you ... Can you only life with 3 pairs of jeans? A few tops? A couple sweaters? 1 pair of shoes, sandals, and boots; EACH?


I am joking ... sort of. I am sure there are people like that out there, and no offence is meant ... I just have no idea -- ABSOLUTELY NONE -- how it can possibly be done! I would never be able to live like that; I am sure I could do better but lets not think of that. I enjoy my materialistic ways .. for now.

On another note, the next couple days is MY vacation time; so I am going to enjoy it, relax, read, and maybe do a few sudoku puzzles.

enjoy your LAST long weekend!! :D
you know you love me,

26 August 2008

Look Out!! Here I Come!

Hello there,

Well, guess what? The road out there just got a little scarier! Today I got my G1 licence!!!
I only got one answer wrong out of 40!!!
So I am taking to the roads in the 4 days I have left! haha
The car that I have wanted for quite some time is a white miata here's a picture of a 1993 one that I LOVE!! Although I would prefer black interior ... leather perhaps!?

Anyways, thats the news for today and I need to get back to my packing and organizing and such!! :D

you'd better watch out
you know you love me,

25 August 2008

My Weekend Off

Hello again!

I had booked this weekend off because it was my uncle's wedding and I didn't want to miss it!! I got both Saturday and Sunday off as well as today (Monday)! The ceremony was outside by the lake and it was absolutely gorgeous!! Whitney (now my aunt :D) looked absolutely amazing! My dad drove the bridal party to the location in his '62 red Invicta Buick!! I took quite a few pictures with my new camera! (Dad gave it to me) I'll be posting them on facebook soon! The dance was not a formal one which was awesome no boring speeches just food, booze, and dancing and lots of fun!!!!
Sunday was spent relaxing reading and watching movies as well as some organizing ... more of which I am doing today -- I leave to go across country for school on Friday!!!
Today, I watched the Sigmund Freud biography which was really interesting lol ... I know I'm a geek!! Now I am blogging to avoid packing!! Although, I am slowly running out of interesting tidbits to write about thus I must sign off and get back to my life or rather packing it up and moving it yet again ... for another two years this moving craziness will continue!! The great trek to and from home and school!! I can't wait for it to be all over! However, if I am gonna go on to do my Masters it will be more moving, however, no longer will I be looking do far away from home!

getting back to the 'real' world,
you know you love me,

23 August 2008

Gettin All Dolled Up!

Hi there,

So I have been getting all dressed up today I decided that since I had the entire day off I was going to have my own spa day since I didn't book an appointment or want to spend money on a real spa since I have other things in the works! So I had a bubble bath and did my own nails!! But not to worry! All of my absolute wonderfulness will not go to waste SINCE my uncle's wedding is tonight!! So excited!

Last night, after I got home from work (an awesome day I might add; really busy made lots of money!) I headed down the street to my uncle's (and soon-to-be aunt's) house! We had champagne and strawberries and went over stuff for today of course!!

Anyways, I still have a few last minute things to do ... change into my dress, put on my earnings, do my makeup and finish my hair!

Anyways, you know you love me,
gorgeous as always,

22 August 2008

Talking about Seven simple ways to get - and keep - wealth

Talking about Seven simple ways to get - and keep - wealth - Investing Deirdre McMurdy - Sympatico / MSN Finance
Seven simple ways to get - and keep - wealth - Investing Deirdre McMurdy - Sympatico / MSN Finance

I found this article on my home page which is most obviouly sympatico.ca!! I think that the five points that are brought up are good ones to be considered! Even now, whilst I am in piles of debt and still in school and planning on a few more years of being in school!

"1. Always set aside at least 10 per cent of your earnings and "pay yourself" first. Once you have established that habit, you will soon find that you don't miss that amount and it has little overall impact on your budget."

I think this is an awesome idea; however, at the time doesn't exactly work for me personally since I don't tend to worl for 8 months of the year. However, during the summer since I am a server I tend to put my entire paycheck - thats right 100% of my paycheck towards my credit line! So I essentially live off of the tips I make and this works well since I am really good at my job ... being a people person and all that!

"2. When it comes to spending, learn to delineate between need and want and remember that no matter how much you spend, there will always be more that you want."

For me, my dad installed a program on my computer called "Quicken: Cash Manger" its a computer program that helps you track your spending and assests (property and such)! If you do onine banking you can directly download your debt interactions and withdrawals and deposits from your banks website! You also can 'tag' each item into groeries, dining, clothes, etc. So after 1 year you can create a fairly accurate budget and it shows you where exactly your money is going! I love it and think that if you need financial planning you should look into this program or a similar one! This also goes into point 3.


Everyone has money and everyone needs to find ways to save more so this is my say and such!

You know you love me,

15 August 2008

Today ... just another work day!


Well, today is my double shift day! yay! NOT! Anyways, I got up went to work for 6am and worked til almost 1:45pm. Then I came home and slept, isn't my life exciting these days?! nope! Anyways, just writing this little note as I am getting ready to go back to work and the function plated dinner for a golf tournament! (which are fairly boring) but on the bright side I won't be there crazy late! Hopefully, they'll leave fairly early and we'll get done setting up and such for tomorrows wedding not too late (if its not a complicated setting)! So I can be home and in bed! YAY! :D

Anyways, off I go looking like a penguin!!

lovin' bein' a penguin!



13 August 2008

A Little Adventure


I just thought I would fill you in on my little adventure yesterday before I head to bed (I work at 6am)!

I went to visit with family friends Karen, Matt, and Michelle who live in Collingwood. Driving with my mom we listened to the radio and it was a fairly uneventful drive except for those few crazies who obviously did not know how to drive all that well!

We drove through Horseshoe Valley and I haven't for a while, and had totally forgotten how gorgeous it looks in the summer when all the ski hills are covered in grass, with the golf courses and all the trees! Also, the beach is my favourite - looking out over the blue water!

Michelle and I went out for dinner (Matt had to go to work! party pooper! ha ha) and then strolled the main drag eating Norman's Nephew's frozen yogurt!! yummm!! Strawberry-Oreo and Strawberry-Watermelon!! Its the greatest place on the planet; you can mix any 2 flavours you want in ice cream or frozen yogurt!

Oh, and today I got up early went to work with mom so I could clean the hall for her and afterwards I met with my friend Laura, from work, who I also went to high school with!! It was great fun, I love how we now are much better friends then in high school!!

you know you love me and my fun!

11 August 2008

My New Friend

So at some point last week someone abandoned the cutest little tabby cat around my street. She (or he) is declawed so she is not a stray. I feel so bad for the poor thing its straving so I have been giving it some of my cat's food and its so sad she eats it all so fast! My dad gets annoyed cause now it won't want to leave! But, I cannot just leave it to starve! My mom has been feeding it occassionally as well. And says that she's going to call the SPCA but I hope she doesn't, hopefully we can find it a home. Or keep it, but that is unlikely, since we already have 2 cats and a dog! So if you're in the Ontario area let me know if you'd like a kitty! Its very cute! If I can find the camera I'll post some pictures!!
Anyways, I have decided to call it Tabby, since its a fairly gender neutral name, however, chances are since its declawed its fixed so it no longer has a gender.

As for work, I am kind of over the drama and am getting over it! Anyways I have three days off (today, tomorrow, and wednesday).
Today: did not do too much do to the lack of sleep due to the fact I got completely involved in my book and was up to the wee hours of the morning.
Tomorrow: I plan to be more productive and continue packing, and then mom and are going to Collingwood to visit some friends; so some good times!
Wednesday: I am going to clean the hall for mom and then meet Laura for lunch! > She's got the morning grill shift and since I am off it works perfect for our lunch chat sessions!

So I have started counting the days til I am back at school and moving into my new apartment with some pretty, sexy, kick-ass people!!

you know you love me,

08 August 2008

Work, work, work!!

Hi there!

Life has been crazy the last few days and its going to get crazier! Wednesday I closed the Grill ... sort of late but it wasn't too bad and made good tips! Then yesterday (thursday) I closed again, but then had to go and clean the bingo hall since it has to be done before saturday! So I got home late last night, now I am off to work in a little bit because I close AGAIN tonight! As if that was the worst part - well it isn't! I open tomorrow morning (saturday) at 6 am!!! I hope we close fairly early otherwise I am going to be extremely tired and irritable on saturday - not a good thing to be in the service industry! Also, you would think the people scheduling us would have a clue - they don't! They do this every week to Laura and I and we're frustrated!
However, that we are used to! Its not even the worst of it! Next week I have 3 days off! Which you're thinking well, thats great, make some plans hang out with friends - relax - NOPE can't because I need those hours because I need the money plus my days off are during the week and most of my friends work during the week :P
It gets WORSE!!
Next week, I have a a double split shift on friday >> open at 6am in the Grill then leave then come back to work a function at night and then close on Saturday .. so much for giving us one weekend night!!
Anyways, that's my rant for today! How employers are evil! How I wish life were easier sometimes like those people who never seem to have to worry about money or ever really work for anything. I know I know it builds character or what ever! :P
Oh, wells, I will just keep thinking about a quote I once read:

You are given the life you have because you are strong enough to get through it!

or something like that ... not a direct quote and I don't remember who said it or where I read it Sorry!

you know you love me!

06 August 2008

Life continues ...

Hi there

So my life continues the endless days of working at the golf course; its not that bad today I should say I made great tips and am extremely excited about it since I can now pay my mom back for the jewelry she put on her credit card for me. I am not sure if I mentioned the jewelry party it was a while ago now. It was put on by a neighbour down the street by a company called SILPADA; I got a neat pair of earings and a garnet ring set (3 rings that you can wear together or sparately or in any combination really). I really love them and for once I think I will enjoy wearing rings > not to work at the moment ... would ruin them! lol
Also, my birthday passed as you know but I got to open my presents and it was awesome and exchanged presents with my friend Jo last night (she made me chocolates as part of my present which I am eating right now!) and went and saw The Dark Knight. It was awesome .
Anyways, thanks to all for the great gifts!
Monday was the civic holiday and my mom and I took my grandma shopping, it was seniors day shopping at Zellers. My grandma loves to go shopping; me too! lol Afterwards mom took us to lunch at Arby's ... one of my favourite fastfood joints in town.
My mom and I then started the wonderful task of starting to organize my stuff for my great trek cross-country for school. Since I had tuesday off I continued it and made it worse.
BUT ...

its always darkest before the dawn!!

So tonight, maybe I may continue the packing ... so far i have made a dent, a small one, but none the less I will not tarnish my progress!! lol
Anyways, I need to blog for 101 in 1001 since I have seriously neglected it then I think it'll be back to the packing and sleeping :)

so long,
you know you love me,