Monday, September 10, 2012

So Excited!!!

Okay, before the exciting stuff, here's the semi-exciting stuff.  I had a sleepy lazy weekend. Ho-hum.  A little depressed.  You see, there is this facebook friend who is moving to BC. Apparently she's wanted to for quite some time.  As do I, see the Trip of my Lifetime.  Now she's going, it's happening. It's imminent.  Then on Friday night, I had a very vivid dream about having some job there and being able to move.  So vivid that in my dream, my Dad and I had a conversation about moving companies and cost.  I know that some of it was because we did talk about moving companies over a year ago when my Dad was moving himself and my grandparents from Ontario to BC.  Ugh, when I woke up, I was just so sad.  So anyway, I missed my run.  It's the first one I'd skipped and then I just felt bad about for being lame. Tomorrow night is the start of that 5/10 km clinic and I'm really worried about not being able to keep up.  To ease my worry, I stopped by the store after work today to talk to the manager and she assures me that I will be just fine and that there are a couple of women who signed up that have never run at all.  She said that if I really feel after the first one that I can't keep up that she'd be happy to move me to the beginner starting later in the month.  That was a boost and now I'm excited for tomorrow night.  I'll keep you posted.

The next exciting thing . . . I will be seeing this face in 48 hours.  Well, just the one on the right.
Whatchyou talkin' 'bout Willis?!

And the awesome amazing thing that happened just this morning??  I get to go home to BC for Christmas where 98% of my family lives.  I GET TO GO HOME FOR CHRISTMAS!! And not just for a super fast whirlwind Christmas celebration, but 20 days!!!  December 11 to 31. I can hardly believe I got it.  I had requested the vacation time and since I really needed to be getting on the ticket to catch a good deal, I talked to my supervisor this morning to see if it was approved.  Since I needed to know sooner and because I was wanting to go to visit family, she approved it.  I messaged my Dad right away.  I had asked if he could help me with a ticket this year.  I've never asked before but I'm the one who keeps going west so I figured, why not ask.  He said he'd pay for it all. Whoop!  I likely wouldn't be going this year without help because I'm flat broke so that was a relief.  Anyhow, we also got a wicked deal.  Seat sale on right now and it was $149 & $199 for my flights.  Plus all the crazy taxes but the fact that the total was $472 was incredible.  TWENTY DAYS!  I'm not going to want to come home, I already know that.  One super hilarious thing though -- since my Dad was booking my ticket, I messaged him my address and such but it never occurred to me that I should message him MY NAME.  Yeah, Louise is my sister's middle name.  And no we do not have the same middle name.  Oh Daddio.  I had a good laugh and then sent the screen shot to all three of my sisters.  Oh, and I was laughing so hard that my Dad doesn't know my middle name that I just noticed that he used "omg".  WTF!!

And for some more hilarity (at least to me), I was playing Scrabble on my lunch break while getting a pedicure and this email pops up.  I'm playing Scrabble while getting a pedicure so no, I'm not interested in making anything bigger or being the sex magnet of my neighborhood.  But thanks for asking.  I secretly think I got this email because the last word my friend Tracie played was "tit".  Yeah, she took it  there.  

Now i'm off to lose some brain cells and feel exponentially better about myself by watching the season finale of Bachelor Pad.  :)



10 comments:

  1. What is up with everyone moving to BC?! 98% of my family lives there also, even though we're all from Ontario!And three of my best friends moved to Calgary. Once people go out there, they never want to come back! Myself included. But I have a lot of reasons to visit so it works out well. I had the best trip of my life out there this past June.

    I LOVE Scrabble.

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    1. I so love Scrabble. I recently deleted all the games I was playing except Scrabble and Draw Something.

      My family too! My mom's side was all BC and that's where most of us were born. My Dad's side was all Ontario (Toronto, London, St Thomas, Oakville). I have two brothers and two sisters there. I had one brother & sister here in Winnipeg but my sister just moved to Calgary this summer so now it's just me and my little brother and he wants to move too!! My Dad finally took the plunge and moved himself and my grandparents to Richmond last fall so he could be close to the majority of his kids. He calls me the "only hold-out". Hahaha! Hopefully soon, I haven't given up yet.

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  2. That's so exciting to be able to go see family for Christmas! I'm happy for you! :)

    PS As someone born and raised and still living in BC (with the exception of 9 months in Alberta and 1 month in Manitoba), OF COURSE everyone wants to move here! It's seriously the best place to live! :)

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    1. Aaaaawwww! So jealous!! I was born there and we left when I was 5 I believe. Why did we have to leave?! ARGH! It's my dad's fault. We moved here for work. I laughed out loud at the Manitoba for one month. That's all it took eh?

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  3. I'm a BC girl too. Moved to AB in 2000 but I still miss home!! Lucky you...20days!! Just around the corner!! Have a great run tonight!

    PS. My middle name is Ann too! LOL :-)

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    1. Let's all move back!!!

      Haha! Your middle name is Ann!! According to my Dad, we could be sisters.

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    1. Thanks!! I'm so excited but now it seems so far away!

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  5. That pop-up on your game in hilarious!! and YAY!!! How exciting for you!!! woohooo, you're going to have so much fun! :D can't wait to hear all about it and your clinic too.. good luck, you'll do fine I'm sure!

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    1. I hope so!! HEhe - i'm carb-loading now. :)

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