So Much

So much has been happening, but I didn't want to post because I wanted my kitten to remain the focus for a while. Speaking of which, there are new pictures (with the original ones) for your viewing pleasure.

Great things that have happened since I last posted.
1. Got to spend the weekend with my mom and dad.
2. My dad delivered my desk which he built specially for me. It's so beautiful.
3. Discovered that my mom has a weakness for auctions. Quoting her, "You shouldn't let junk collectors attend auctions."
4. My parents' dog and my new kitten might be able to get along.
5. Tidied my house for the first time in much too long. It felt awesome!
6. Got a digital camera. (Hence, all the pictures of my new kitten.)
7. Decided to order a monitor and docking replicator for my laptop.
8. Hooked up my friend's ginormous TV and DVD player for watching movies.
9. Watched my new kitten fall asleep.
10. Learned that my timing stinks when it comes to calling a particular friend. 8 out of 10 times, he's just made his supper. Sometimes he lets it get cold while I talk and talk and talk and talk...
11. A friend of mine was giving away a freezer so I got a very special friend of mine to help my dad bring over to my house and move into the basement. He will be receiving very special payment too. ;) His wife will approve.

Life is good.

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The Results Are In!

Arena

(known to self and others)

complex, dependable, sentimental, trustworthy, wise

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able, accepting, bold, cheerful, clever, energetic, friendly, giving, helpful, idealistic, independent, intelligent, kind, loving, observant, organised, sensible, silly, sympathetic, warm

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searching

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(known to nobody)

adaptable, brave, calm, caring, confident, dignified, extroverted, happy, ingenious, introverted, knowledgeable, logical, mature, modest, nervous, patient, powerful, proud, quiet, reflective, relaxed, religious, responsive, self-assertive, self-conscious, shy, spontaneous, tense, witty

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Created by the Interactive Johari Window on 27.2.2006, using data from 10 respondents.
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Sucker for a Lot of Things Geekery







Smart Paladin
66% Combativeness, 23% Sneakiness, 52% Intellect, 58% Spirituality
Valorous! Noble! Or possibly just a self-righteous jerk (but with the brains to keep you alive!)... You are a Smart Paladin!
Paladins are holy warriors. They are valorous defenders of the light. Unfortunately, most of them are so ardent in their defense they tend to meet sticky ends faster than you can say "rampaging red dragon." Many people look up to Paladins, while others just consider them stuck up, overbearing, or self-righteous.
Fortunately for you, unlike most Paladins, you're pretty smart. Which means that you're more likely to fall into the "admired" category, rather than the "obnoxious" or "dead" categories.
Much like the crusades, you manage to combine violence and religion, though unlike the crusades, you add a healthy does of intelligence. You may be a staunch defender of the faith, a valorous champion of the weak, or the stuff that jihads are made of. Which ever one you are, just be happy that you’ve got the smarts to back it up and make it work.






My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:



















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You scored higher than 71% on Combativeness





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You scored higher than 19% on Sneakiness





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You scored higher than 17% on Intellect





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You scored higher than 73% on Spirituality
Link: The RPG Class Test written by MFlowers on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

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Sunday Night Pick Up


Me and My New Kitten

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So, Let Me Know What You Think

I've seen this on a few blogs and was interested in that narcissistic sort of way.

Tell me which of these adjectives suit me.

Or just check what everyone else thinks suits me.

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Alive!

I have the "Laurence Olivier for Diet Coke" song/skit/bit-of-funniness going through my head now.

This is your basic yes-we're-alive post from Calgary. We got finished cleaning the apartment at 6:22 p.m. and then went to my house to pack the car. And boy, did we pack it. We left my house at about 8:30 p.m. and didn't manage to really fit much besides my stuff (I don't travel light) and the futon mattress into my Acura Integra. Of course, I could still use my rear view mirror effectively which I suppose we could have done without, but it makes me twitchy.

Lots of stops and fresh air breaks to help us stay awake and we arrived safely at our destination at 1:15 a.m. Keep in mind there was a time zone change so we made it in 5 hours and 45 minutes, not 4 hours and 45 minutes. That would be crazy!

It was a full moon and the stars were brightly shining for over half the trip. I love driving under a full moon. You can always distinguished the horizon and see the outlines in the ditch at a bit more of a distance. I usually freak myself out driving in pitch black when there is no moon. Murderers with hooks hiding in the ditches and all that. Silly campfire stories.

There were some giggle-filled moments of tiredness in the car, but I don't remember why anymore. It was a good trip. Great conversations are priceless. iPods are awesome too, but they can be bought.

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How Can This Be?

Each Monday, no matter how tired I am, I stay up late. Last night was no exception. In fact, it was even worse because there were things I needed to do so I puttered around my house... until 5:20 a.m. And yet, I don't feel completely out of it today. My brain doesn't feel fuzzy at all. It's amazing what qigong has been doing for me. I firmly believe that 2.5 hours of sleep is NOT enough and yet here I am. Crazy. And yet, really, really fantastic!!

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Go Canada Go!

I'd like to tribute this cheer to Amy who is competing in the knitting olympics.

Amy! Amy! She's our girl!
Flurry of needles, watch them whirl.
More exciting than a football score,
She's going to conquer that Inishmore!

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Busy Little Bees

I have to say that it's been a stressful couple of days. But only because I'm trying to do too many things and, of course, that never goes well. I've said no a few times in the more recent days. Said yes a lot too when I maybe shouldn't have.

Things I've Learned This Year
1. I should trust my feelings more.
2. When I need something, my friends will be there.
3. There is more in the world than what scientists can measure.
4. Dread pirates are cute when they wear bandanas.
5. Life is richer when you let yourself experience every sensation without hesitation.
6. Arctic something-or-other melts ice and snow really well.

Next Sunday can't come soon enough and yet, I hope the time in the middle lasts a lifetime.

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Coming Soon

I went to see a man about a kitten last night.

I bring her home next weekend.

hee

{GRIN}

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Fours

From Neuba. Thanks, babe.

Four jobs I have had:
1. Kernels Popcorn - clerk and popcorn maker extraordinaire
2. Market garden produce farm - digging potatoes and getting silly on potatoe dust
3. Payroll service provider - I've been here for 7 years and had 7 different positions
4. Retail postal outlet - mall job, no perks

Four movies I can watch over and over again:
1. Highlander
2. The Lost Boys
3. Lord of the Rings - all three
4. Sixteen Candles

Four places I have lived:
1. Calgary
2. Nipawin
3. Saskatoon
4. Provost

Four TV shows I love:
1. Gilmore Girls
2. Six Feet Under
3. Felicity
4. Star Trek - all of them

Four places I have vacationed:
1. California
2. B.C.
3. Edmonton
4. Drumheller

Four of my favourite dishes:
1. Mom's lasagna
2. Whipped potatoes
3. Lemon chicken
4. Fettucine alfredo

Four sites I visit daily:
1. See Blogs I Read list
2. Google
3. The Weather Network
4. City of Heroes

Four places I would rather be right now:
1. Swimming.
2. Visiting friends in sunny California.
3. In my mom's house.
4. In my boyfriend's arms.

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Quick Trip

Still feeling kind of whiney, but now it's just stuff like, "I fell down the stairs and now my back is kind of sore and tense." Nothing anyone could really blame me for.

I took my kitten home to my parents. I realized that I'm going to be away for quite a bit of time in the coming months and it wouldn't be fair to my baby to leave him home alone for weeks at a time with a visit once a day from a person feeding him. So I had a chance to take him home and I took it. He's not very happy and kind of stressed. He followed me around, up and down the basement stairs several times in a row even, most of the time in my parents' house. The dog makes him tense and meowly. Of course, the dog gets tense and doesn't want to come into the house when the cat is there. Mom said he'd probably even freeze himself to death if she didn't go pick him up. Not that bright.

Getting my cat into the car was a bit of an adventure. Having done this a few times, one of things I've learned to do is put a leash on him before trying to transport him to the car. In a fresh snowfall, it was even easier to find him. The leash just makes it so I don't have to get within an arm's length of him to catch him. So with a few items (purse and munchies for the car ride) along with the cat and trying to lock the back door, the cat got free, but I still had his leash in hand, no problem. Then he got spooked and ran underneath my foot on the second step down. I almost swished his head as I screamed and let go of his leash allowing him to bolt to the front yard. Meh, he'd be easy to find so I finished taking the rest of my things to the car before hunting for him.

I followed his trail to the front and to the sidewalk and into the neighbours yard and up their front steps and there he was, striking his best "it's cold, but I could pounce into action at any moment" pose. It was so good that I didn't recognize it. I hadn't even reached the front steps before he hissed, puffed up, and launched himself at the space between me and the house. He was so intent on staying away from me that he misjudged the distance to the house and smacked into the side of it. Of course, his depth perception might still have been impaired by almost having his head squished under my foot. Or maybe he's just cross-eyed. [grin]

I didn't run to catch him as he jumped the fence and ran to my back door, I just followed the trail. He was still very puffy, even had the ridge of fur on his back, when I found him under the back step. He didn't run again, but he wasn't happy about being taken to the car. He wouldn't even eat a treat out of my hand, I had to put it on the floor. That's one very unhappy babycat. And I still feel very bad about almost stepping on his head. He got over it about 10 minutes out of Saskatoon and came to my lap. He spent 90% of the trip in my lap sleeping. I love it. And he gets sooo excited when get to my folks, actually starts dancing around the car looking out all the windows. It's so cute.

I also looked at my desk that my dad is building for me. It looks awesome so far. He's spending so many hours on it and it's going to be so beautiful when it's done. Oh, I have to measure the window width and how much it sticks out from the wall for him. Did I mention it's going to be very, very awesome? YAY! I'm so excited.

I got to see a friend of mine, but I didn't get to see grandma. I basically shutdown when I go home and let my mom pamper me. That's a bad habit that I learned from my dad. Say "we" should get something or "I" should do something, but then waiting for mom (or anyone else who falls for my wily ways) to do it for me or us. Recognizing bad habits is the first step to overcoming them.

Being able to talk to my parents about just about anything is one of my most treasured gifts I have been blessed with in this life.

I should probably get some sleep now. A very busy week is coming my way.

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Holding It Together

I'm tired of trying to see the best in things so I'm going to take up the next 15 minutes of my life whining and complaining and woe-is-me-ing.

The person I count on the most in Saskatoon is leaving. I hate it. It sucks @$$. I don't want him to go and I just want to scream. Yes, I know the other side of this story so I don't want to hear it.

I had a member of my team return to work on Wednesday. She was told Monday to start when I was told Wednesday and so when I talked to her last Friday, she had to take two extra days vacation that she hadn't been planning on it. Then I had no idea that I had to request for her to be reactivated and because I didn't find out until 4 p.m. on her first day back, she still hasn't had access to her email or anything else on her computer because she's had no access. So I finally filled out the form which needed three managers' approvals and it took all day for those approvals. GAH!!! I'm just very frustrated with it all. And then there's the petty bull that goes on in every office from here to Timbuktu. Why can't everyone just be adults and learn that seeing the good parts of someone instead of focussing on the three awful things that drive you crazy. GAH!!!

I'm just making it through each day long enough to get home so I don't have to hold it all in anymore.



And in truth, things are good, really good. I'm loving my qigong that I'm taking with another friend. I've got a great house and although I need a roommate, I'm really enjoying living alone. I have fantastic friends and wonderful family and the most fabulous boyfriend. And this isn't just me looking for the positive and forcing myself to see it - I am truly blessed in my life. I just had a bad couple days.

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