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When Was I Here Last?

May. 20th, 2013 | 06:37 am
mood: cheerful cheerful

Yes it has been awhile.  I hate to be one of those people who says, I haven't had time but I am.

I've been busy with making my dresses which takes some time but as I do each one it's getting better.  I am trying new ideas and have used a couple of patterns.

I've also been gardening and doing stuff around the house. I swear I just don't have a life.

I need to vent for a bit.

I clean for my neighbour and she was selling her bedroom suite.  She asked if I wanted it and we could come to a deal.  I would clean for 2 wks and that would be payment.  I said yes.  Well I cleaned and this past Friday she leaves me part of what she owes me saying she needs to get change.  she also owes me for a couple of outfits I made for her granddaughter.  I go to collect and this is very typical of her, she says ok I owe you x amount for the clothes and x amount left from cleaning but you owe me for the rest of the full payment of the bedroom suite which was (in her mind)$10.  I said to her but last week I stayed an extra 1/ 2 hr so that would make up for the full payment of the bedroom suite.  Nope she was adament about it and I was too exhausted (after taking the set down and moving it and resetting my room plus cleaning etc) to argue so I just ok whatever.  She then asks me if I have change for a 10 which I didn't and starts counting out dimes and nickels...this I add is again typical of her, she was waiting for me to say...don't worry about it and it would be even.  BUT...I didn't I let her count out all her change and YES I took it! In my mind I was saying, fuck that you cheap old bag. She also likes to tell me when I am working for my other neighbour how to do my job.  I usually ignore it but I think I just might have to say something the next time she spouts off.  Also she asked me if I would consider straightening my hair and maybe have it cut short...not saying I look bad or anything....I'm like WHAT???? Holy fuck...geez have you ever thought of oh I don't know ..going for plastic surgery so they can try and remove the ugly from your face?????  Distance is in order before I happen to say something I maybe shouldn't.

My other neighbour (french one) now have 10 people living there.  Her boyfriends kids moved in and I think the bf is there too but not sure + the boarders she has and her kids.  All lazy I might add.  Well she has a male cat and we all know how much I love cats as I have 5 myself, well he isn't fixed and keeps trying to hump my one girl (who is fixed ...all my kids are fixed) and he is brutal about it and just won't leave her alone and gets nasty rough to the point where he bites her through her skin.  I have to be outside with her and chase him away but he is relentless.  They (the neighbours) are outside and do nothing about it which pisses me off to no end!!!! I even say...HEY!!! WANNA DO SOMETHING ABOUT YOUR FUCKING CAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ignored.  hence...pisses me off even more.  And I am not the only one a few neighbours are getting frustrated that he keeps spraying all the doors, brick, gardens etc. I have sat down with her to tell her you really need to get him fixed or keep him inside so he can spray your house.  She keeps telling me I'm going to get him fixed I just need to get the money.  So what does she do...she gets another cat...a female.  *shakes head*
So anyway...she comes to talk to me on Saturday while I am gardening.  She says at the end of the month she is going to get the cat fixed she is waiting on some money.  I say I will lend you the money(that i really can't spare but I am protecting my kid from this brut)she doesn't say much but of course takes it and then says I will call right now and rushes into the house.  I saw her last night and asked when the cat is scheduled to go...oh I forgot to call I will do it Tuesday!!!!!! HOLY MUTHA FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF......I told her in no uncertain terms...if that cat is not fixed by Friday I want the money I gave you to have him fixed back!! then I will take the cat myself get him fixed and find him a new home.  Holy shit this drives me insane!!
You put yourself out there to help these "people" and I feel they have just taken advantage in more ways then one...this is just one incident.  Well no more especially after the shinanigans of last night.  Her bf's daughter comes over and says...my neighbour told her I have valium and can she have some cause she's in so much pain from her back (she's a recovering meth addict..Hello) well I don't have any idea where my neighbour got the idea that I had valium???? I have never had it in my fucking life!!!! All I had was Robaxacet.  She came with my neighbours oldest daughter to translate b/c this girl can hardly speakm english, and might I add you could see the embarassment from the translator.  She tried to tell her that I didn't have valium but this girl would not take no for an answer...typical addict...she kept telling me a whiny story over and over so I put the robaxacet in a perscription bottle and said here you go hope it helps.  shut the door in her face.

I text my hubby and he was so not angry but really disappointed (not the right word, disappointed with a bit of anger) that they would hound me and after I gave them money and just taking advantage, not even saying thank you.  So no more Mrs. Nice Person.  I've done my thing and I am not working but of course being me gave her the money.  It's my own fault so lesson learned.  DO NOT DO THIS AGAIN!

I think I am more angry with myself then anything, putting trust in someone else.  I should know better.  Yes I have sucker written on my forehead in plain view for all to see.

Venting done.  :o)

That pretty much sums up my life as of late.  Still no job and only 3 weeks left of EI.  Am I stressing...that would be a definate YES.  I've been applying to retail jobs but I get the usual...over qualified and afraid that if I find an office job I will leave.  And the chances of that happening are ...ummmm next to nil so I am somewhat fucked either way.  If I was bilingual that would be a different story  but I am not so ...I might have to start cleaning full time and wreck my back but hey that's ok at least I will be able to live.  lol Oh the joy!!!

TTFN

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It's Been Awhile

May. 6th, 2013 | 07:52 pm
mood: happy happy

I think it has been awhile since I last wrote...I'm not sure because my world has been extremely busy as of late.  I've been of course sewing plus helping my neighbour with spring cleaning, several visits to the fabric store for the great sale last week(they also posted a job so I am applying) doing work for my other neighbour and tending to my home with the gardens etc.  Holy run on sentence!

I posted on facebook a retro halter dress I made a couple of weeks ago.  I posted here as well.  Well holy cow! I posted it around 11 pm on Thrusday and by Friday at 8am I had 25 emails regarding it and if I could make one in an adult size!  A friend of mine emailed me first and said she orders from the USA and pays huge for these kinds of dresses.  SOOOOO she gave me tons of links and ideas so I could perhaps go into the business of making retro dresses.  Funny thing is the fabric store had a ton of patterns on sale cheap and I bought a few vintage ones because I love the 40/50's eras then I get the email to start making these dresses.  Is this a sign???? I really hope so!

I did a trial run and made one for my neighbour.  I am waiting for her to put it on so I can take a picture.  She is my guinea pig for this stuff.  It was trial and error but it worked out.  I have never used a pattern before (I do my designs from my head) so it was a great experiment.  Thank goodness no one was around to here me muttering away to myself when I couldn't make heads or tails of stuff.  BUT I figured it out.  One thing is....I don't like Simplicity patterns.Good thing about the pattern sale...I bought from all makers so I am sure to find something more my thing/style or I will wing it and do them from my head.  they seem to work out better when I do them from my own design in my head.  Go figure.  I decided on a name for this venture.  It is in honour of my Mom.  She was in her 30's during that era and I remember when I was a little kid (she kept alot of her clothes) always facinated by them and loved playing dress up in her 50's elegant gowns.  Man she was a looker my Mom, she always had a sense of style.  I also have pictures of her in her gowns and her normal everyday dresses she wore.  It has inspired me.  So in her honour I will name my business after her.  Once I get the site up and running I will expose the name but not until then....it's a surprise!!!

The neighbour I work for, his sister is going to help me understand the patterns better.  I love my neighbours and my boss!!!

Speaking of bosses....at the moment I am working part time for my neighbour, it started out helping him with getting his taxes in order for the past 5 years.  I must have proven myself because he seems like he doesn't want to lose me.  I am his personal assistant, I do all the books, he wants to buy me basically my own office and put it up in my house, I do his gardening (which I love to do so it's a bonus to get paid for it now) and he just treats me with respect and descency.  I talked to him about a small project he had me do and voiced my idea to him, know what he said?  You know more about this then I do, I trust your judgement and I trust you.  Look at this as your business too as one day you may becoome a partner!!  Holy shit! I tried to hide the shock but since I am a very expression-ful (not a word I know) person I am sure he knew how greatful I was to hear that.  He also knows the tribulations I have been through and understands how to treat people with respect.  What a nice change.  I just hope this job keeps up.  I also am looking for a part time job in the meantime until I become full time (if that ever happens, depends, he's getting busy and I am just starting out with him)

All I know is ......I am in a much better place then I was and ........................I AM HAPPY!!!!

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Been Sewing Again

Apr. 29th, 2013 | 11:13 pm

Again I've been busy sewing.  I found alot of really great inexpensive fabric and just started sewing.

I might grab a table at the flea market and try to sell them there.

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easter flowers
pink plaid 2 pce size 5
fushia sunny pc sudress
pc shirt
purple halter size 14
purple halter back size 14
suflower halter size 14
suflower halter back size 14
pink floral

I attended the Vintage Clothing Show this past Sunday and became inspired.  I have one item I made tonight but haven't taken a picture of yet ....will post it as soon as I take the pic.

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Mostly TVD

Apr. 19th, 2013 | 11:36 pm
mood: cheerful cheerful

After trying to watch TVD twice last night finally the third time was the charm (at 11pm) I started watching at 8pm but it was halted due to a good friend in crisis.  The 9pm showing I started was interupted with some good news from my neighbour....she's pregnant!!! And I finally got to watch it at the 11pm showing (thank goodness for time shifting channels!!)

I did enjoy the episode, however, I am not liking this new Elena vamp with her humanity turned off. I really hope the writers do something about it.  She is just such a bitch.  It is like from one extreme to another with her personality this season and personally I don't like it.  I know that some people where sick of the blah Elena always worried about everyone, but that is who she is.  Now she's just....just...icky.
I don't want to over analyse the whole episode as that is  not my thing but will say I did enjoy it overall.  I am curious for next week with "The Originals" and how that will go over.

Also now that Matt Davis' show "Cult" has been cancelled I wonder if they may bring him back...if Silas opens the door to the "other" world and since Ric was a supernatural last season I am hoping he comes back from the dead.  I noticed and can't quote because I am on the tired side of things at the moment, but I think it was Elena who mentioned Ric last night but am not 100% on that.  I just know he was mentioned and found it interesting he was mentioned and found out today Matt's show was cancelled.  Geez I hope he comes back, I just loved his character.

I am going to rewatch it when I am not as flustered and have time to really sit down (non tired) and enjoy it more.  Probably tomorrow morning at the break of dawn (5am) when the house is quiet and no one will call or come over lol

Only a few more episodes left......I am always wanting more and more and more and am the most inpatient person when it comes to this show....I just can't wait to see what happens next!!!!! Oh in due time I suppose lol
Well today has now come to an end and I am grateful for that.  It has been a whirl wind (pardon the pun because we had wicked wicked wind today)of a day and I am just bushed.  Off to read my book and cuddle up with my kitlets.

TaTa for now

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The Next Big Thing

Apr. 18th, 2013 | 12:11 pm
mood: cheerful cheerful

I got the call from "Recruiter Guy", didn't get the job.  They hired already.  So, in the back of my mind I am wondering if the job was already filled when I went for the interview (I've had that happen before with placement agencies, they advertise to build thier work placements up) Anyway, no big deal.  I was a bit weary of this company anyway(since I know them from Wesco).  I texted my friend and former co-worker who used to work at this company and she called me pronto from her 1980's cell phone..."CAN YOU HEAR ME??? DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES TAKE THAT JOB...CAN YOU HEAR ME??? I SAY, DO NOT TAKE THAT JOB!!!! I will call you later from my home phone."click.  lmao she is one crazy character!  She did call me from her landliine and in no uncertain terms explained.  She was relieved that they hired someone else.  "You do not want to go to yet another sess pool of crap...I escaped there via Wesco, so that tells you how bad it was...Wesco was much better...????"
So in hind sight, not getting the job was a blessing in desguise.  Yaay for me!! And tbh I didn't have any kind of emotional response when I got the call either.  Now I am not sure if that is due to me being numbed out by all the rejections or if deep down inside I was relieved.  Don't know and really don't care.

I woke bright and early this AM and applied to 4 places.  I wonder when I get a job if I will miss my morning ritual of job hunting.....ahhhh that would be a big fat NO!!!!

It's a rainy kind of day today which is a good day to either do crafting/sewing or read my new book Allen Carr's Easy Way to Stop Smoking...I haven't quit completely yet but am well on my way and hope this book gives me the umph to finally stop forever!!

Well I am off to pick up some med supplies for my neighbour who is recoving from surgery

Happy TVD Day

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Life As I Know It

Apr. 17th, 2013 | 10:02 am
mood: cheerful cheerful

It's Wednesday, post birthday week.  I had a great birthday.  I worked in the morning then Hubby, myself and a couple of friends went to Ruby King's for dinner.  This will be the last time I get to visit one of my fav restaurants as it is closing April 28.  The owners are retiring after I think 30 yrs or so.

I decided to go shopping on Sunday and use the cash and gift cards I received for my bday. OMG I so suck at shopping for myself.  I ended up after 12 hrs buying Tide laundry detergent that was on sale.  I just couldn't find anything that stood out or I wanted to buy for the price they were asking.  I found crap loads of stuff that I could get for other people but kept telling myself...no you have to buy something for yourself.  CRAP...it sucked.  Also I wish I had someone with me, would have been more enjoyable I think.  Oh well I will save the rest and maybe get some flowers for the garden.

I placed a call to the placement agency guy to find out what's what with this job.  Am waiting for him to call back.

I'm in the process of making a Betty Boop bin for my mother in law for mother's day. I know I shouldn't due to how spiteful she is but I am turning over a new leaf and ignoring her ways and doing my thing...rising above it.  I made a vow to myself I wouldn't  let her get to me and I am sticking to it.

I had made a bin for myself (TVD) and looked everywhere for pics, actually a calendar I had bought for Christmas, well I couldn't find anything until yesterday (of course now that I wrecked mine) I was at Staples and wouldn't you know it...there were two right before my very eyes! I didn't get one but might go back and just get one for the sake of it lol

Speaking of TVD, it returns this week for(I hope) the final weeks without a hiatus.  This season hasn't been a real roller coaster ride for me is all I am saying at the moment.

I've been watching Greek.  I am so surprised it was canceled as it was a pretty good show.  They always cancel the good ones I find or at least the ones I enjoy.  Oh well on to the next one lol

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Update

Apr. 13th, 2013 | 08:00 am

I had an interview yesterday with a placement agency where I had applied for a job in my area. 

At the end of the preliminary interview he says “I love your positive attitude and wish everyone was as honest or candid as you. However, I’m not saying you should lie but maybe don’t be so honest” I know it sounds funny but I think this was the best advice I’ve received since the job hunt started. I’ve been to many interviews with employers and agencies and it seems this guy was the only one who actually told it to me straight. I appreciate that.

The job is actually for a supplier that I used to deal with when I worked for Wesco. I know the owner. I think the first interview went well and think I will be selected to meet with the employer next week(I should hear by Tues or Wed)

My hubby’s mother came over on Thursday to drop off a cards for him and myself (my birthday is today) She gets me alone and in passing conversation says “ I guess the surprise party for you on Saturday has been canceled because no one wanted to attend.” I didn’t know anything about a party hence the surprise. I waited until she left and talked to my hubby about it. Oh wow was he not a happy guy that she did that. Me, I’m not surprised and honestly didn’t have any reaction to it. Just shows you some people can’t /won’t change and are spiteful. What comes around goes around!

I have to work today but we are meeting up with a few of good friends and going out for dinner tonight. It will be a lot of fun!

I’m off like a herd of turtles, have a great day!

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My New Garden Bag

Apr. 5th, 2013 | 11:31 pm

Before Grimm started tonight I decided to pop over to Dollarama to see what I could find in the way of either making an outdoor mat or if they had one (for my front door).  They are beginning to put out their garden stuff!!!!  AND I found this for a steal of only $3
bag
It's a garden bag and I garden so I thought as an early birthday present I would get it.  Now that I have it home and am falling even more in love with it, I might use it as an everyday bag instead.
I might have to fight my kid Skylar for it too as she jumped into it as soon as I put it on the table. lol She's a crazy kid and I swear if she was an actual child she would cost me the moon cause she is such a girly girl.
skylar purse
One of the reasons I really like this bag is of course the cost but the colours appealed to and for it being a dollar store bag, it is quite sturdy and thick which really surprised me.  I think not too bad for only $3

Also on a happy note, my hubby spilled the beans on my bday present...he didn't really have a choice.  He got me a new dishwasher!!  A Kenmore!! We got a swinging deal on it too.  It's a good thing cause ours only cleans the bottom rack so we don't use it and it is wasting space.  I mean it could be he was sick of me bitching about it.  Of course I was like can we afford this?? I guess so cause he bought it(our old one was 15 yrs old and came with the house).  It comes on Tuesday and I just can't wait! We are removing the old one tomorrow so I can clean out the space.

linsell_farm and goldy_dollar are joining me for breakfast on my birthday and I am very excited about that.  We are going to one of my fav breakfast places, Biggs.  Again, very excited!!

I'm looking after 2 of my neighbours places and cats.  One went in for surgery (the one I clean for) and the other, her brother passed away suddenly and had to travel to NFLD.  So going  between the 2 places keeps me on my toes. I know it doesn't sound like much but I clean up, water plants, feed and play with the cats (or let them out for walks) take out the trash and do anything to help out that I see that needs doing.

My hubby's bday is 2 days before mine and I got him a new cook book.  He loves to try new things and loves cooking (me not so much) Since I've been off, something has gone terribly wrong with me cooking (not that I was great before but at least it was edible) almost everything I try to cook, especially chicken, I burnt or dry out, the other day I burnt the chicken (so it was bbq cajaun chicken lol) and totally burnt the broccoli to a crispy black, my god the house stunk.  Yeah no idea why this keep happening.  I'm good at making KD lol

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Happy Birthday Goldy_Dollar

Apr. 4th, 2013 | 12:26 am

I just want to wish goldy_dollar a very happy Birthday and hopes she has the best day ever!!

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Fire in Cantley-Heart Felt Sorrow for My Extended Family

Apr. 3rd, 2013 | 11:20 pm

It is with a heavy heart I write this post tonight.  Part of my extended family lost their home and all of their belongings including 2 cats, a dog and her 5 pups last evening in a brutal fire that ripped through their home and nothing could be done to save it.   Thankfully no person was injured.
Here is a video of the devastating blaze.



The home belonged to my sister in law's (my husband's brother's wife)aunt Lucie her husband Rob and their son Zach.  They were out for dinner when this happened and thankfully they are safe.  This family have been so kind and gracious to me.  Rob has been trying like heck to get me into Stats Cda, Lucie has always showed kindness and always invites me to family outings.  These people always had an open door to many and have had countless parties and carnivals etc for over 20 yrs at this home.  This devastating fire not only affected the owners but also their families and extended families.  Many tears have been shed since this event.

No words can describe the sorrow I feel for my extended family this night.  I am just glad they are safe.

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