Friday, August 20, 2010

Gone, bye bye, bonjour, ahoj, dovi denja, ciao

I'm on vacation....yes...you heard me right...no clients....actually going away and spending time with my family....even the dieting pooch...I'm even shutting off my phone....actually the phone probably won't work in most places that we're going...but nevertheless....Smores and roasted wienies will be in our agenda.

See you September 1st.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Day's Wrap Up

It's amazing how fast cash goes....

$110.00 for groceries
$474.88 to extend our r.v. trip two days
$299.01 for the vet bill
$356.89 for the appliance (washer/dryer) repair bill
add....another $250.00 for the completion of the washer repair tomorrow.

And people ask me why I keep taking on new clients....sheesh!!??!...is it not a given?

Al and I managed to get ourselves checked today as well....it's looking more like he suffers from migraine's and nasty nose tissue (which makes his nose bleed to high Heaven). I am heading off to a specialist/surgeon as it does appear that I have some kind of growth in my sinus, which is causing me grief and now....nasty headaches....let's just hope that I can enjoy the vacation because the way I've been feeling the last couple of days.....*blech*.

The dog also got her annual check-up and....finally...the vet is taking a step towards dealing with her weight issue...she's 3 1/2 and now on a special kibble meant especially for cleaning teeth and lowering weight....maybe it'll help her gas issue as well....one can hope.

Heat and empty pockets

So today is going to be the last of the heat wave...so they say.... Don't get me wrong, I like it when it's warm....it's supposed to be....it's summer. We bitch and complain enough during the winter months and up here....in the "great north"....we get rain and dark skies for pretty much 9 months out of the year.....so I'm going to enjoy the summer sunshine and warm weather. It's just that when you've got 6 people (and a dog) packed into a not so huge house and the temperatures are heading upwards to around 35 celcius (100 f)....it gets a little toasty.....and I just washed my floors. What does that have to do with anything? Well when it's this stifling, the dog walks around with her tongue hanging and gob dripping everywhere. The a.c. unit we have in the kitchen helps, but we only got that because I refused to cook in these sorts of temps last year. And even when it's on...and I start cooking....the temperature in the house quickly goes up 10 degrees. So anyways....it's been glorious and I sure do hope that the weather stays nice....which it's supposed to be....just a dip in the temperature....because I have to finish booking our campsites and it would be a real shame if we had to camp in the rain....see....I'm complaining already.

The other point to this point was that we've been spending a ridiculous amount of cash and it's starting to make me a little nauseous. Sure we planned on the trip and we knew it was going to cost us.....it'll be a worthwhile and memorable time with the kids and we're all very much looking forward to it. But then you gotta throw in the birthdays....there's 5 in the span of two months....the vet bill....which comes in today.....and the fact that the washer and dryer decided to pack it in last week. Now with school around the corner....all those nice new school supplies. Then there's soccer start up....everyone's feet have grown 10 sizes. Don't forget the school fees and the start up of dance again. Ka ching, Ka ching, Ka ching. But this is life and exactly the reason we decide to get married, have children and take care of our parents and throw in a few animals into the mix as well.....it comes with the package.

And with that.....I'll go and check on the little one who is sporting a bit of a fever on this hot, hot day.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Stuff

I actually had to re-enter my login and password!....

What a crazy time this summer has been...good...but nuts! Just managed a client catch-up, house clean-up, bbq and still planning the upcoming rv trip!!

It's been sweltering here as of late...hope it lasts....did I mention the r.v. trip? ;o)

Lots of things coming up....Al has a Dr appointment on Tuesday, because his head aches and his nose bleeds profusely...sometimes for hours (as in Slovakia) on end.....me as well, because I have something growing at the back of my throat and it's starting to choke me....client tomorrow..client Wednesday...work on Thursday...interior on Friday and Saturday...home on Sunday just to panic and get everything ready for our r.v. trip on Monday....

Yup...should be a fun time ahead and then....I'll get my "monthly"....just you wait and see.....

Can't win!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

We're going on a road trip....

....and I get to plan the whole dang thing....is that a surprise?

But really....we're going to rent an r.v. and the five of us (and the pooch)...are going "cross province".

Can't wait!