Big News!

I have been saying there is a reason why we did some things, why I have not been posting much (no promises that will change to quickly), and now I can finally share!

We have been expecting a little one and I was pretty much completely drained of energy the entire time.

We got a beautiful baby girl for the holidays! Missy did not give us much notice either before entering the world. It is not a long story but a lot happened in such a little time.

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P.S. I do not plan on turning this into a full time mommy blog but we must remember Missy is the super star of my life now!

We Leave Tomorrow

Leaving early Friday morning. I am no where near ready and starting to have an anxiety attack. I just want say screw it and not go. I really can be my worst enemy (all though I think that is true for most of us.

I still have cleaning and packing to do. I have to finish up a list of information for the pet sitter. I also need to give one of the local vets Bullet’s information in the case of an emergency. This really is nothing compared to what is running through my head.

I am going to try to remember to post while we are on vacation. It will be posted immediately rather than scheduling though. Or, maybe, I will save the good stuff till we get back. I have a couple things I could publish.

Just in case I forget though. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Ten Things You Don’t Know About Me

Keeping up with the ‘get to know me’ style blog posts, I have decided to do some facts about me. However it seems much harder to think of ten things that are somewhat interesting. Let’s give this a shot though.

  1. I love numbers and math. It is not like I am a mathematician but I adore all the rules and how the process works from beginning to end.  I am not going to go into a huge explanation or gush about it.
  2. I am a high school drop out. I have completed my grade/year 10 and a course (or two) of grade/year 11. Not something I say proudly but proof if you work hard enough and are creative you can do what you set your mind to.
  3. I spent half my childhood growing up in a Mennonite colony and went to church with the neighbours for a while.
  4. I am dating someone…. you’re not getting any details other than that though.
  5. I had some foster siblings growing up (my parents fostered for a bit).
  6. I have three tattoos. My lower half sleeve is also a cover up. I do wish I had a picture of the original tattoo though. My first was when I was 13.
  7. I also have had my nipples (both one right after the other) pierced twice. Besides my earlobes when I was little, they were my first. Go big or go home. Right?
  8. I stopped speaking when I was a toddler. Sometimes my speech impediment comes out and makes people feel awkward if they are not aware of it. It also created a social anxiety that slowly improves over the years.
  9. Despite the social anxiety, I really love to talk and be around people. This makes things even more frustrating for me.
  10. I really would  do and have done anything I can to help someone out that needs it. It is what makes this world a good place.

I must admit once I got to number ten I struggled to think of something. I actually struggled through the whole list. It is a good exercise to think of what your qualities are. Especially good qualities as we criticize ourselves the hardest. While this is not what I had done with the list. Trying to think of facts about me is just as hard though.

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What I Wanted to be When I Grew Up

While it sometimes feels like ages ago that some of these things had crossed my mind, they are showed even while at a young age I had a very large variety of interests.

Both my parents still make fun of me for this one but one of the first things I wanted to be when I grew up was a dishwasher. Yes, I had high aspirations for myself ha-ha. While I will never do that as a career (unless I had to), I do still love washing dishes. Around the same time I also wanted to be an ice cream maker. I really do not know what I thought it entailed at the time but I am sure I thought it would be fun and it is dairy. That means it had to do with cows.

Some time in grade school and possibly middle school I wanted to be a hairdresser. This possibly is because I have an Aunt that was a stylist. This next one I developed at a young age and have not actually given up on it but I wanted to be an artist. Drawing, painting, sculpting, and kind of everything along those lines.

I was pretty dead set on the artist thing for many years because the next careers I remember wanting were at the end of junior high. I had put serious thought and research into becoming a welder and a mechanic (small engine, automobile, heavy duty, and a bike mechanic). Crane operating crossed my mind for a short period of time since it was a blast to drive to drive those when I was a fair bit younger. I dropped out of school in grade 10; so, there was a bit of a break in career aspirations.

I wanted to be a tattoo artist for quite a while (still a form of artistry) but I hurt my arm when I was working full-time which squished that idea. I did somewhat become an ‘ice cream maker’ though. I was working in ice cream and sandwich shop when I hurt my arm. Some where in all of that mess though I had though about becoming a naturopath until I learnt how much schooling was involved. My passion for it is not strong enough to go through all that.

Things had pretty much teetered off as I was now reaching the age of adulthood (18). I looked at becoming a nail tech; not so much because I wanted to, I did not hate the idea, but because I really limit my choices by not having any schooling. At that point I pretty much quit looking at career aspiration and just was looking for work.

I have a career now and there are many aspirations in this field that I love and am looking forward to making a reality. It does fill many of the needs most of my careers had in common. Which was my own business. Okay, well this is not technically the case right now but that’s a post for another time. I still think about doing other things with my life and I have always had those random thoughts of ‘I should do this’ or ‘I would be great at this’. Those are not serious ideas but more like fantasizing.

Was there anything particularly ‘odd’ that you wanted to be when you grew/grow up?

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Tax Season is Over; Back to Life

About a week ago here I had started a post saying I would be back after tax season. While it has not officially ended (tax law(s), due date(s), and anything involving taxes is never really just simple) our rush seems to be over. So, while I have some stuff to get done before I am regularly back here I am confident enough to say expect it ha-ha.

Before tax season got going for us (these are not super long hours, FYI, but it is very mentally draining) Effie was moving up here, I had a blog schedule made up for the next four – five months, and I kind of felt like I could make things happen. Starting with the blog schedule I apperantly felt I could start it off during my busy season and that clearly did not work out. I will be looking at creating a new one…once I find the one I previously created.

Now Effie did move up here, for about 5 weeks. I will not be going in to detail with this because there really is no need to. With that being said other things are going on in my personal life though it will be a bit before I decide to post anything on that. There are some ‘concerns’ to say the least. That may not be the right word to use but things have just been up and down in that area.

I have not lost hope on making things happen. I will be making things happen one way or another. I do not think I will be trying the roommate thing again or not anytime soon. I worries when I leave my dogs with other people. While it is not their job to watch them it is also not fair to kennel them when someone else is in the house. Or to have strangers always coming in and out of the house as Galaxy is a guardian breed and will take her job seriously. My pay type has been switched (not my wage, kind of) which means that I will be able to budget things much better and have things paid off (in more time than my original plan though). The catch to that is I have been taking on more things around the office.

I do not really go into work here anymore. I actually think I have not done that for almost a year now. It had nothing to do with breaching confidentiality since I would never disclose any of that kind of information. I would like to bring in budgeting, bookkeeping, and even tax information (for Canada) in the future. I just do not think I am at that point yet. Something that will take much planning to get started.

While this was quite the post, I need to be going and I am hoping to have things back up and running next week. Not sure where I am going to start but I will get it figured out.