Sunday, 29 April 2012

Catch Up Post

So I worked 3 days last week at my new job - I didn't start until Wednesday as they had issues getting a final signature for my contract.

I spent Wednesday without a computer or phone, just reading anything they could print off for me - was a long boring day.

My manager managed to expidite my laptop, so I got that around 11am Thursday and spent the rest of the day setting everything up and logging tickets for things I still didn't have, such as certain software, a monitor etc...

On Friday I actually got some work done. I was finally given access to an area I needed so I could begin.

I am finding the 5am wake up very difficult to get used to. Wednesday evening I was falling alseep on myself by 8pm!

I also realized how completely out of shape I am - once I get to Toronto Union station, I have to pretty much run to the subway, go 4 stops and then walk a few blocks to arrive at work by 8am. All the stairs at the GO station & subway are going to be the death of me - my legs have been aching all week.

While working on my laptop at work, I realized I could no longer put off getting new glasses - it has been over 2 yrs since I had my eyes checked.

So I made appts for K and I to get our eyes checked today. They had a 2 for special on glasses, so I got 2 pair, one for distance and one for looking at the computer. I paid $389 for both pair with anti-glare and scratch resistant coating.

K also got 2 pair as it was the same price if he had just got one - but both his are bifocals. So he just has 2 pair if he wants to change the style. His were a little pricier at $575 for the 2 pair with coating. So almost a thousand dollars in glasses today - yikes!

Apparently my distance vision has actually gotten better so now my glasses are too strong for me and is causing eye strain - Dr said that often happens in your 40-50s and then will worsen again as you get cataracts in your 60-70s! Great!

I have a list of chores to do today: laundry, in progress (a lot more now that I am working), make breakfast burritos for fast mornings, hem a pair of pants, dinner in crockpot (adobe chicken), groceries done, eye exams done, fill and run dishwasher, handwash pots, prep lunches for J & I for the week (saves me time in the mornings)

and then get to bed by 10 pm the latest! :)

Oh I have my 2nd craft show next Sunday in Brookin, Ontario - since I didn't sell anything at my last one, I still have plenty for this one - I may try to make a couple more things though, if time permits.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Getting Ready to Start New Job

I start my new job tomorrow Wednesday (they are still waiting on a signature-all this after hubs drove me 3 hours to Brampton and back to get a same day background check on Thursday last week so I could start Monday!).

Today I have made 4 breakfast burritos for quick breakfasts this week - hopefully do this every weekend.

Sorted through my dress clothes. I have enough to get by, but would have LOTS more if I could lose 10-20lbs. I have a lot of stuff that is just a TAD too snug for comfort.

I made my lunch for tomorrow (it will save til Wed): a salad with various topping in lil baggies - bringing a tupperware bowl to leave at work to mix salad in.

I still have one pair of pants to hem, will either do that this evening or leave til the weekend, I do have enough to get by the rest of the week.

Switched to my work purse and reorganized with pens, notebook and such.

Baked a loaf of bread for kid's lunches this week, will make him a loaf of cinnimon bread tomorrow for his breakfasts.

Well now I have an extra day to get things done - maybe even do a bit of art tomorrow.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

My News

So I submitted to a job back in Feb, heard nothing, assumed they were not interested.
Friday last week, I get a call from the recruiter wanting to know if I am still available & still interested, I say yes to both.

I had an interview with them today. One of the 3 people interviewing me is a colleague I have worked with twice before, and I am pretty sure he is the reason I GOT THE JOB! It is a 3 month contract.

Before the interview was even finished, they were saying "when you start" etc...I was told I could start May 1st and just had to sign the paperwork.

So I called my recruiter to tell them and then heading for the nice long commute home.

When I got home, I again spoke to the recruiter - I have to do a criminal background check and it has to be done in the next 2 days and at one of only 3 police stations that will do "while you wait" checks (none of which are anywhere close to me) because the client wants me to start MONDAY as in 4 days from now!

Crap, I was hoping for the 2 wks to get things organized at home etc...

Now I have to rush and try to get this back ground check done on Sat but I am not sure I have the correct ID for it - I can use my passport, but not my health card or SIN and I don't have any of the other gov't issued ID listed.

So good news & bad - I couldn't get a live person on the phone today at the police station, so will call again tomorrow morning at 8am and see if I can get it done with the ID I have - not sure what will happen if I can't.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Happy Birthday to My Baby

My sweet adorable lil baby boy turns 15 today!
Oh my gosh, where did the time go.


 Happy Birthday Kiddo!