Thursday, May 14 2015

Pain in my neck


I’ve been cutting down on my pillow usage lately to hopefully be a little friendlier to my spine. Unfortunately, this just makes for less territory around/over my head while I’m sleeping. JohnyLOVES to sleep between my head and the headboard, on my pillows, and since there is only one pillow to sleep on nowadays, we end up fighting over it. Fighting over a pillow with a cat, you say? How silly, you say: why not just chuck the cat out of the bed?


But I *want* my cat to sleep with me. However, he usually wins the territorial battle and I end up scrunching up my neck to rest my head on a small corner of the pillow while he stretches out luxuriously across all x inches of feathery goodness. The result is that for the past two days I have awoken with a very sore neck. I know, I can hardly complain since I don’t seem willing to give the cat the boot, but really… if you had a purring grey mass of soft fuzzy cuteness that wanted to share your pillow, wouldn’t you find it a little difficult to turf him to the floor? Wouldn’t you want his pink little paws kneading your scalp at 3am too?

Down with mosquitoes

I got five mosquito bites on Tuesday night at rowing.I am not amused. Don’t you think it’s a little early in the year for mosquitoes? In related news, that “AfterBite” stuff you get from the drugstore works like a hot-damn. I think I may go through three or four sticks of this over the summer. I do not tolerate mosquito bites well.

Clearly technology doesn’t like me

One of my current work projects is to recruit a staff person for a client company. I have been trying all day to create job postings, first on Workopolis campus and then on BCIT’s eJobs website. Both of them have turned out errors when I submitted the posting. It’s very frustrating!! I am billing by the hour for this work but it doesn’t seem right that I should have to charge my client for the idiosyncracies of these websites. How do they expect to make any money if their website won’t let you use their services?

What's new

What’s been happening in the meantime? Well, we went to the Island for the Easter weekend and visited lots of friends and relatives. I knitted a purple hat for baby Rowan, and am working on a matching hoodie. SOOO freakin’ cute! We celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary last week, and went out to dinner at Cassis again. This time wasn’t quite the same gastronomical frenzy but it was still Tasty McTasterson.

I’m back to rowing in the evenings 2x/week now which is sucking up a lot of my time, and the other evenings I’ve been kept busy knitting and sewing. And that’s about all the news that’s fit to share on this blog! If you want me to go into more detail, my phone number hasn’t changed!

Tuesday, May 12 2015

Turning 30 and beyond



I keep expecting some kind of philosophical epiphany to strike me… but it hasn’t. Mostly, I just look ahead to the rest of my life coming and think that by the time I hit 35, I will probably be in a completely different existence… babies, maybe even a mortgage (but I’m probably not ready for that kind of responsibility yet… the mortgage, I mean).

Hmm. Maybe this IS the epiphany thing, then.

I’ve noticed a few times over the past six months that responsibility seems to have become my middle name. Artos said that if you look up responsibility in the dictionary, my picture would be next to the word. This comes as quite a surprise because if there’s one thing that used to drive my mother crazy when I was a child, it was my apparent lack of responsibility. I used to be very forgetful and late for things and generally scatterbrained and dreamy

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Saturday, May 9 2015



Occasionally when I’m driving to and fro (as I do a lot for work these days), I get a half-baked idea in my head about something that would make a good blog update. Unfortunately I don’t ever remember these things, and whenever I’m actually sitting at a computer I’m usually feeling too guilty about my pages-long to-do list to come up with an update.

So now, because I am taking a self-enforced “lunch break” and I’m just finishing up my fries & Coke, I thought I’d write a long, rambling update with no specific topic or importance. You can’t even call this a stream-of-consciousness update because the “conscious” part is highly debatable.

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