chish n fips

November 17, 2007

In other news...

I hit my weightloss goal 2 weeks ago, but things have been so hectic around here I haven't had a chance to blog about it til now, and I had hoped to have a couple of pics to go with the announcement, but that hasn't happened either. *sigh* Anyways..."ya me!" 80 lbs gone...and I have decided I still have another 20lbs to go. I am referring to them as "bonus pounds" (get to my goal and anything more is a bonus) and so far I am down another 2lbs.

Flying the nest

It's been a while since I blogged anything substantial admittedly, but on the other hand pictures supposedly say a thousand words... cop out? Yeah, you're probably right.

One little (not so little) development here on the home front however is that the boy is getting ready to fly the nest. He has been offered a job out west and is leaving in 3 days to drive out to Alberta to start his new life. It's a fantastic opportunity, a supervisory position with one of the top hotels, comes with apartment/suite and meals, all set in the most picturesque of settings. I am thrilled for him and wish I'd had the same opportunities at his age.

It has taken a little while getting my head around the idea that my "boy" is leaving. When I cast my mind back however, I realise that at his age I was already married and pregnant, it does put things in perspective for me a little. I wholly endorse his getting out, seeing the world and having a few adventures before he gets tied down himself with family and responsibilities. But that doesn't mean I will miss him any less or worry any less.

My house is in upheaval as we sort through various things for him to take, pack mountains of clothes and try to anticipate what he might need out there. Because he will be living in the hotel he will not be able to take Cleo and she gets to stay home with me. She will be great company as I was somewhat shocked to realise that at the ripe old age of 40, I have never actually lived alone. I went from family, to room-mates, to boyfriend (who became husband), to just the boy and I. It will be a new experience for both of us.

So far emotionally I am holding up, but I am sure come Monday morning when I wave him off on his 4 day road trip across Canada, I will be a basket case.

November 7, 2007

Wow! She's grown!!

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Well I got the phone call yesterday and this time around I wasn't successful in the promotional process.


The Long and Winding Road

Cleo and I took a walk out by the construction site 2 weeks ago and naturally I was thrilled to see we have curbs on our new roads!

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I fired off an email to my contact at the builders, and he told me they'd be doing the temporary tarmac within the next few days...and then the builders will be moving in!! (Thank heavens because if we can get the foundations poured before the ground freezes they can build all through the winter).

So Monday Cleo and I hit the road again...literally! They have laid the temporary tarmac and we were even able to walk our new roads!! Awesome!

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October 29, 2007

Kicking myself

I had my interview this morning at 6:30 am. (You'd think I'd get bonus points for being bright and articulate at that hour at the very least). I think I bombed big time and was kicking myself all the way home with all those "woulda, shoulda, couldas" that swirl through our heads at times like this. What is done is done however and we will be notified in writing later as to whether or not we were successful. It's a relief this long process is finally over, but I so wish I could re-do that last 5 minutes of the interview. At least then I would feel that I had given it my very best shot.

I just keep telling myself that it was good experience and I can reapply in the new year when they run the process again. Doesn't change the fact that I am bitterly disappointed in myself for how things went this morning.

Oh well.

October 15, 2007

Car ride

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Car ride!
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Cleo hated the car at first, but slowly and surely she's getting used to it. Today was her first ride through the carwash - now *that* she found interesting, up on her hind legs looking out the window at all the water cascading down.