Monday, January 23, 2006

I'm a lucky duck!

Two job offers in one night!!!! How can a girl handle so much excitement?!??!!! I was offered one, verbally accepted, while was on the phone with that call, I had another one offering more money and better potential so I had a lot of negotiations and hard-balling to do.... and I got a very sweet deal. I am so excited!!!!

I'm going on my 4th glass of wine and for a lush like me... that's enough to make me absolutely delirious and forever thankful for spell check. I will wake up tomorrow with an awesome job with incredible potential, and yes, perhaps a wee little bit of a headache... but ah, success is opium for this little girl tonight...


Saturday, January 21, 2006

I admit - I'm a Wierdo...

I love interviews! I had an hour and a half (almost 2 hour) interview yesterday - awesome! I have another one on Monday... so hopefully, I have a decision to make by Tuesday... I love it!

I'm off tonight for a couple of drinks with the girls. I've been reading Dr. Phil - so look out gentlemen... I have some added knowledge to my dating game antics. Actually, I don't have a problem meeting people, I just seem to never find an ideal "dating" situation. I'm finally at a place in life where I'm really comfy with where I'm at and where I'm headed. A guy in my life would be icing right about now...


Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Gotta love it...

I'm just booking up faster than I can blink and I love it - it's all temporary contracts, but it is work and it is a great paycheque. I love it when things go right. I am still waiting for the call for the interview. I'm thinking of phoning tomorrow to find out where things are at. I don't want to book myself out of an interview time but I want to make more money.

It's great getting paid for what ya love.


Monday, January 16, 2006

Boob tube

No, not sports bras... I've been watching TV. What an interesting world... I forgot how hard it is to push that little "off" button. I miss the quiet in the evenings. I'm going to have to find another smutty book to keep me out of trouble and/or keep my mind from rotting. I have to admit, it was fun. I watched a few shows with my friend tonight - over the phone. Go ahead and laugh... we were both on the phone, watching and commenting. The fact that we live just a few doors down from eachother is pathetic really. At least we were both in the comfort of our own homes.

The thing I like about reality shows (in very small doses), is wondering how I would react in a similar situation. I wonder if I would be the annoying loud mouth, the bitch, the quiet one (scratch that), the vixen, the mother hen, one of the guys... hmmmm... Who would you be?

Saturday, January 14, 2006

In the blink of an eye...

I had an impromptu job interview for a "dream job" yesterday. Things went very well and hopefully I will be called back for an official interview next week. Send good thoughts for me out there! ;)

I have company coming this evening... nothing like company to fire me up to eliminate any and all dustbunnies, streaks in the windows, and any and all laundry. My mother passed on this company paranoia. There are few people who have actually seen my place messy - surprise, they are the closest of my closest friends. When I have a man in my life, there is never ever ever a thing out of place. Weird really. I'm sure some psycho-analyzer would have plenty to say about that...

Well, I'm off - uh oh, there's a picture that's crooked... sigh... my work is never done...

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Apron strings

I wore an apron today. What is happening to me?!? I'm home for a couple of days and I am transforming into this domestic being. I've cooked enough to feed 2 armies the last couple of days; just cooking and freezing. I'm trying to stay away from baking... mostly because I like to eat my own baking and then start to look like cream puff myself... but I want the smell of real homemade bread (and not that breadmaker stuff - that's cheating)... maybe tomorrow.


I went for a walk with a friend I haven't seen in over 15 years. We had an hour to catch eachother up on our lives. Man, how have I made it without being committed to an institution? When you put experience after experience together my "autobiography" could really sell...

Monday, January 09, 2006

Now what?

I can't remember the last time I was home during the day like this. I ran around doing errands all morning and have been home for approximately 27 minutes and I'm a little lost. If you see my face on a poster somewhere, it's because I'm lost...

So within the last 27 minutes, I did find out about the First Aid Instructor course and I'm in. I'm really excited about too! I ran into a friend I haven't seen in about 12 years who just moved here. We used to lifeguard together, I'm gonna do my best sales pitch so I have a buddy to take the course with. We'll see tomorrow :)

OK, I guess I'll do laundry or organize my jewellery box or something...

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Just a thought...

As if I haven't had enough on my plate for the last little while, I have a 2am brainwave that I'm going to be a first aid instructor... maybe, it's just a thought. I used to be a lifeguard and an examiner for lifeguarding courses. I taught CPR and first aid as part of my instructing, I also taught canoeing and aquasize. I miss that scene a little bit. I've had to do plenty of first aid in my lifetime; I've called 911 at least 14 times for one reason or another.

I also did CPR on a man 14 years ago next week. That changed me the most. I had just walked out of a CPR recertification class and came across him, laying on the sidewalk, with about 35 people all standing around doing nothing. His 12 year old daughter was in a panic state, no one had called for an ambulance. I got an older lady to take his daughter for a walk down the way a little bit. I remember him slipping away, doing rescue breathing, and then CPR. When the paramedics arrived, I continued doing the CPR, holding the lines, and the whole defib process. I was so calm and proficient, going through each step by step as I had memorized in my courses. I helped load him in the ambulance while one paramedic helped his daughter. When the ambulance drove away, I turned around and everyone was gone. There were so many people one second and they simply just vanished.

I immediately went to a friend's place on campus and completely broke down and went into shock. He took me to the hospital where I found out that he didn't make it. I was just devastated. I found out his name and phoned his family to give them my regards and to let them know I did everything possible. I swore that one day I would be a CPR or First Aid Instructor and make a point of teaching classes for free to people who couldn't afford them or whose families were at greater risk for the need to use it.

Maybe that time is now?

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Honey, I'm Home!

No one was here when I got back, but I called it out anyways. It feels so good to be in my own space, with my own things, sleeping in my own bed, sitting at my own computer... I think I am addicted to checking my email. It's a habit I was unaware of until I couldn't get my "fix". You know how some people drum their fingers to the beat of the song that's in their head? Well, I was drumming my fingers to my passwords... sad... pathetic...

Here I am, everything has gone so quickly the last couple of weeks, I've hardly taken a breather. I'm in between projects... again... and entirely concerned about having some time on my hands. I'd like to get some more "permanent" work, but I also want to do so many things that just one job or project won't cover it all. Sigh. I'm optimistic and looking forward to some new possibilities. I'm just not very patient.

So I figured I should have some resolutions or something seeing that it is a new year and all. I posted before about the whole "getting healthier" thing. Like so many things in life, it's all about the small things. Whenever I approach a new fitness and diet routine like an ambush attack... it doesn't work. I just want to face all of the little decisions in a day and make good choices. That's my goal.

Signing off for now. Glad to be back online :)