Friday, 8 May 2009

Is It Over Yet?!?!

There are times when I wish I could fly away to another continent and not have anything to do except sip a drink and sit under a palm tree on a beach somewhere.

But no...

I have been so freaking busy the past couple of weeks, it has been insane! When I have not been at work, I have been filling my time with a gazillion other things that have prevented me from posting, and have limited my commenting time on all your blogs. It just sucks!!!!

Gardening just about did me in last weekend and I finally had a massage this morning to work out the kinks from my back and left hip, which has been complaining mightily since then. So everything I have done this week has been accompanied by ouches and grimaces and a hand on my hip as I get up and walk. Kinda like I'm actually 91 instead of 51. Or as my Mum used to say, 'as old as dirt.'

My dog has donated blood (which means I have to take her to the vet clinic for that), I have assembled a BBQ (mostly - there is one piece that just does not fit), there have been birthday parties attended, I had a day surgery procedure done for 'female' issues, I have been on several 'dates' with several different men (some terribly disappointing, others not so much), I have been talking to a financial advisor about ways to get out of debt sooner, I have been picking up extra shifts at work to make ends meet, I have been trying to finish off the painting/decorating of my bedroom (where I discovered there are no 90 degree corners so using a mitre box becomes a challenge), my old cat has been puking up hairballs all over the house and I've had to clean the carpet multiple times...

Well, you get the gist of it. Plus yesterday morning the alarm system in the house went psycho and I couldn't shut it off. Needless to say, that required a call to the alarm company's service department, instructions on how to unplug it, and an appointment for one of their service guys to come out next Wednesday. Although it was kinda funny watching the cats scurry around the house trying to get away from that loud beeping.

Plus work has been pretty damn crazy too. Some shifts have been so busy, the only time I get to sit is when I am on a break. And there have been a few times when I have been about 1 1/2 hours late going for a break just because it was too busy to go when I was supposed to.

Needless to say, my feet hurt... more than normal.

I am tired... I have been working mostly evening shifts, so my sleep has been rather abbreviated. You see, I have this hamster in my head... in one of those exercise wheels... and after I get home from work, especially on evenings, I need to unwind and let her spin in her wheel for a bit before *she* gets tired enough to go to sleep. More often than not, that is around 2 a.m. Now that probably wouldn't be a problem, except for one thing. I don't sleep in. Ever. I am almost always out of bed before 8 a.m., no matter what time I went to bed. Going a couple weeks with 6 or less hours a night sleep leads to being pretty much a zombie. Which I can ill afford to be.

But anyways... enough bitching and complaining.

Big hugs to Jimmy for sending me a few awards... I guess he thinks I'm special (no, not yellow bus special...) and wanted to let me know that. Thanks, Jimmy. You are a doll!

And Mapstew, thanks sweets, for giving me the Lovely Blog award! Big hugs to you as well. Not sure I deserve any of those awards, and I won't do the meme thing and tag a bunch of folks, but I will display them with two guys are awesome!

To everyone who has been asking how the date went... well, we had a lovely time. He brought me a single pale pink rose. We talked and laughed and had a lovely dinner.... even took the dog for a walk and talked some more. (I made Jambalaya with shrimp and chorizo sausage plus rhubarb crisp for dessert, with vanilla bean ice cream). Other than that, I can't say. Don't know if this will become something long term or not. He's a nice guy but this was the fourth time we'd seen each other, so still too early to say.

It feels like fall again... We actually had snow fall this morning. Did no one tell Mother Nature it is already Spring? And it should be +20C? And not +2C?!?!?!? The overnight low will be -1C here tonight. When we were walking the dog after supper, we could actually see our breath. *sigh*

So, I am hoping things will slow down now. So I can catch my breath, get my bike out of the shed and go riding (unless it snows again... then I will need chains on the tires), and just relax when I am not at work. I dislike not having any down time.

On another note, I got an email from my girlfriend the horse trainer that she's got a serious enquiry about my horse, so it is possible he may be sold soon. I have been weaning myself off riding, as when I do ride, I get very frustrated because my back pain severely limits what I can do. So I have only ridden a couple of times in the past couple of months.


  1. Wow, lots of stuff busy lady!

    Ya, hope you can catch a little break in the hectic schedule and get a real Spring going.

    Sometimes my cats go through those up-chucking episodes. I think it might be a tiny design flaw in cats.


  2. XL: Way too busy! I am quite exhausted...

    My old cat (who is almost 15) regularly pukes up hairballs... always on the carpet (which is light grey). He's a longhaired cat and an overzealous groomer... so it's a given. :-\

  3. Shrimp? Mmm mmm. Don't they say the route to man's heart is through his stomach? Or is it man's affections can be won through his stomach? Something like that.

  4. HoneyChild, you need a drink.....

  5. You have been busy!!

    I hope everything calms down for you soon, and you get a chance to put your feet up and relax!

  6. Congratulations to the awards!

    It may be a silly question, but why has your dog to give blood?

  7. E.Marks: Yes, they do say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach.... he liked the food!

    nursemyra: Had some Friday.... thx!!

    Tim: That would be nice, but I don't see things slowing down much....

    Mago: My dog is a blood donor - so there will be blood available to other dogs who may need it because of accidents and surgery. Just like people do. It's a program that was started here in my city and is now a nationwide program (Canadian Animal Blood Bank). Both she and I are donors. :-)

  8. Map: What the hell would my life be like if I had children?!?!? I hate to even contemplate that....

    How are you, by the way? *hugs*

  9. Sounds familiar -- all kinds of busyness for both of us -- just different! (Is it our age?)


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