Moving Up In Life

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Bladder Infection....

Why, Why on earth does one of my co-workers insist on talking to her doctor about her bladder infection on the phone? And why is it loud enough for everyone else to hear about it. I do not care about it.

Even worse, once she gets off the phone she proceeds to talk to everyone about it.

It is hard to fake concern when I could care less.

I do have two new nicknames for her now "Screams when she pees" and "Needs more cranberry juice".

Some people just need to keep personal things personal. And then their god damn bladder infection would not end of on my blog.

People get some common sense!

Monday, April 10, 2006


What a frustrating day:

-- Spent a couple of hours fixing a problem I inadvertently caused, by trying to get fancy with some software. Well at least it is more or less done, just some clean-up to do and it will be done.

-- Noisy coworkers were driving me crazy. Maybe one day I will work with a group of mutes. Or maybe I can get a talking stick, and then beat them with it.

-- More of the same, work, work, work and still not further ahead.

Maybe the blog should be "stalled at work", when will I get out of this rut?

Sunday, April 02, 2006


So things have been busy lately and unfortunately not everything has been going my way

  • Applied for a job in December that sounds quite interesting, a real change form what I am doing now. Went through two interviews, just got notice that they went with someone else.

  • Someone I know passed away from cancer, after only six months. Second funeral I have had to go to in the last six months.

  • Kids are driving me crazy; fighting and whining all the time. Anyone know how to get two kids to stop fighting and start listening.

So know I have to get refocused at work. I was excited about the proposition of moving to a different job. I am happy where I am but the change sounded interesting

Monday, March 13, 2006

Finally A Canadian Apprentice

So there is finally a Canadian on the Apprentice, but as Donald puts it “Brent is a disaster”. Is this how the rest of the world will see Canadians. Oh and now the TV commercials are pumping Brent and stating that he studied to be a mime and a clown. Yes there is a reason everyone loves mimes!

Now as they work on the assignment we get plenty of shots of Brent eating. I am almost starting to feel sorry for him. The editors are picking on him; he cannot be that bad.


Tuesday, March 07, 2006

One More Read

One other book I read was Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom. I had wanted to read this for a while but everytime I tried to get it out of the library it was not avaliable. A co-worker was reading it so I borrowed it when they were done. I was warned it was a sad story. It was difficult to stop reading it, but I needed to stop at the half way point as I needed sleep. It was a great book, not sad but motivating. It was another reminder of just how fleeting our time is.

Back To The Blog

So it has been a while since I have posted anything here. I have been busy at work and reading constantly. One book recommended Stephen Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The other book I stumbled across was David Allen's Getting Things Done : The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. I found it an easy read with simple steps to get all the open loops under control.

Things seems to be going better for me.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

I Love Weekends

Lately my weekends have been occupied by a number of home reno tasks or volunteering activities. Last weekend was a write-off, I was too upset about was happening at work to do anything. I got a lot of sleep; maybe I needed it. I was not going to waste this weekend though. I had some chores to do around the house. Friday my little may, came down with a cold. Not too bad, but he just wants to stay around the house and relax. Just like me. Yesterday, we did a couple of errands and then spend the day on the couch watching cartoons, mostly Scooby Doo. Today will be more of the same. Usually he is full on energy and mischief, but with this cold he is a little more manageable. And his voice sounds so cute and those rosy little cheeks are too much!

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Can I go back to school?

With all the problems I have been having at work, I have been doing a lot of thinking about whether this the right position for me.  I have never really known what I wanted to do when I grow up.  One of the pitfalls of living is a small town is that there is not a whole lot of jobs opening up.  One of thing I have always thought about was going back to school; it would be nice to graduate from high school!  Just kidding, when I finished university I thought that in a couple of years I would start on an MBA.  That has not happened yet.  It is still not out of the question, but I have been thinking that maybe a career change is more likely.  One program that looks interesting is GIS.  It is available in the area and it would fit well with my existing degree.  My only concern is how do I make the mortgage payments and pay the other bills for a year while not earning anything.  It is interesting to think about a job where I am not stuck at a desk all day.  This is a beautiful area and I hate to think that I am spending 8 hours a day behind a PC.

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