Friday, April 30, 2010

Home Sweet Home

We are here!

We are moved in and unpacking as I type! I can hear the hammer of the tools as Husband builds yet more IKEA furniture! Love that man.  We are getting settled in our new home and so far loving it.  It is starting to feel a little like home.  My office is 18000000 times better than my old one, the house is incredibly bright, we have no lights on at all during the day, and the layout is pretty nice.  I will post pictures one day! I promise.  We started our actual jobs today and met with one of the store owners to talk.  It was awesome.  He was so excited for what we want to do with the franchise and that was nice to hear as I know that a lot of the owners will not be quite so lovely.  We have one couple in town that we knew before we moved here and have seen them twice already! It is nice.  It would suck to move here and have absolutely no one like our last move.

Tomorrow I am going to farmers market, a massive craft fair and then to look at some dream homes! I can't wait.  I also have to get my bedroom unpacked and put together so that I don't feel like I am living in a garge full of boxes.  Paige is slowly calming down.  She realized yesterday that there is a lot of carpet in this house and spent about half an hour racing around the house like a chicken with her head cut off! It was hilarious.  She just ran and ran.  We laughed a lot :) She is so funny. 

This is looking to be a busy month.  We leave on Monday for a whirlwind tour to all the stores to meet all the owners.  On the 10th, Husband has to be here for Remecaid, on the 12th we drive to GP to help dad move and to get the last of our stuff, on the 15th we have out of town company coming for a whole week (so incredibly excited about this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!), we have our 10th wedding anniversary, and Husbands 30th birthday.  What a gong show! We are also trying to get the house done and all the business stuff transfered.
It will happen.  One day at a time, right?

Just thought I would check in.  Things are good.  Having fun shopping and trying new restaurants.

Will post pics and write again soon!

Friday, April 23, 2010

No brain power.

Holy batman do I have stress right now.

I am moody and sad and grumpy and tired and not sleeping and getting leg cramps.....seriously? Leg cramps? Am I a 12 year old boy in puberty?

This sucks. 

We move tomorrow.  We were supposed to move on Tuesday but found out we have to be there and settled my Monday morning.  A little stress.  Our house is mainly packed.  If we leave stuff behind? We will be back in May and we can get it then.  I am not too concerned.  Husband bought a motor bike yesterday.  And got his license and cannot get off the thing! Everywhere I want to go, he thinks we should take the  bike.  Next week? This will be ok.  This week? NOT SO MUCH!!!!!! It is just adding to the stress. 

I hate moving.  I hate leaving behind people.  Everyone wants to hang out before we go.  My day today and tomorrow? Lunch with amazing friend today.  Dinner and movies with amazing friends tonight.  Appies after that from  about 9:30 - 11:00.  Pack and finish up stuff.  Sleep.  Breakfast with amazing friend tomorrow at 7:30, different breakfast at 9:30, lunch at 11:00 and farmers market.  Cousins grad ceremonies at 2:00 and then we leave town.  Insane much? I AM SO NOT THAT HUNGRY!!!!! I will drink a lot of coffee and just pretend I am not hungry yet.  All the paperwork went through for the new business and things are going to get insane next week.  We take possession on Tuesday and then the current owner/staying around to help us man is leaving till the Monday morning.  That means that Monday and Tuesday will be nuts and then we will have a few days to set up our house and do some shopping for stuff for the office and such.

I told Husband today that as soon as life is feeling normal and we have a few extra dollars, I am going to book us on a flight to somewhere for a long weekend.  Any suggestions? I am not picky.  I will go anywhere! Well.....almost anywhere.....we will see what you suggest! A prize to the person who's location I pick! I don't know what it will be but there will definatly be a prize!

I can't wait to go to farmers markets in Edmonton next week.  That will be good.  I can't wait! I also want to go check out the Blue Plate Diner that I found on line.  It looks awesome.  And did I tell you? THERE IS A DWELL STORE THERE!!!! You know, Dwell the magazine? It is amazing.  I can't wait to check out the store.

There are goods to this whole thing.  I can't wait to move and yet am incredibly sad and terrified.  I did pray for an adventure though! That could be my fault.  I promise once my life is feeling more normal (if that is possible for me) that I will write on here more.  I will start writing about what I do and am doing so people can follow my life a little more.  It will be kind of a book of what is going on!

I should go.  It is 4:03 pm and I can't find Husband and we need to do some more packing so that we can go for our 5:00 dinner date and then go see "The Back-up Plan".  Totally cheesy and good.  Will have to bribe Husband to go :)

P.S. When I left the restaurant today, my staff members yelled out "YOUR FIRED" as I walked out the door.  It rocked.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Today I am 30.  What a year this is turning out to be.  I can't believe that I am even still alive never mind here and happy and healthy for the most part.  Today was hard to accept.  I feel my biological clock ticking louder and louder each day and wonder why it won't shut up! I am so frustrated with it all.  I can't have kids.  It is not an option.  Why don't our bodies figure this out and just let go? I am excited though.  This year is going to include a new job, a new home, a new city, our ten year wedding anniversary.  Trips to Hawaii for Christmas and to the Dominican.  This year is going to include healthier eating.  Excercise for fun and not for weight loss.  This year is going to include more time with friends and my husband.  Weekly trips to the farmers markets for fresh food.  New recipes every week that will be cooked in my cool kitchen with my husband.  This year is a new year.  I am going to laugh and smile and enjoy life.  I am going to love God and live this adventure in a way that I didn't know existed.

I am excited to turn 30.  One day? Looking back at the 20's will be a little easier.  Right now? I am excited to just start again.

Now.......just have to sell the house!

Friday, April 9, 2010





Markers that keep going missing....I think we will find them when we unpack!

More paper

Sore muscles



Advil from 2002?

Must throw stuff out

Must throw more stuff out

Hoarding tendencies rearing their ugly heads

Not so much in throwing out but collecting wierd things

Have about 20 new in package still toothbrushes

No joke

Husband thinks he married a freak

Has never packed a house with me before

I have done all our moves and so he is learning some new quirks after 10 years!







I turn 30 tomorrow and my biological clock is ticking.  Head? Could you please inform body that you can't have kids? Could the memo please be sent around to the clock is turned off? SERIOUSLY!!!!!

I have heard this gets worse for the next ten years

I will have to get another pet

Dress it up and name it peaches




Need to get back to packing.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


WE ARE MOVING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
To Edmonton.

Not sure if this is good or bad. 

Some goods:
  • shopping
  • crohns specialists for Husband
  • great concerts
  • shopping
  • did I mention shopping yet?
  • amazing farmers markets
  • cool new house in the south side close to international airport
  • which means cheaper flights
  • way for fun for people to come and see us. 
  • shopping
  • cool restaurants
  • amazing new job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (details to follow hopefully soon.  Waiting for contracts to be signed)
  • shopping
  • that shopping?
Sucky things:
  • leaving friends
  • selling everything off to move (the stress level is a little much at this point)
    leaving friends
  • leaving my barrista at starbucks.  The only one that makes me happy.  She is amazing.
  • packing.  I hate packing.
  • leaving our small group that we love
  • leaving our house that we finally finished this last month
  • leaving our friends
  • not having a comfort zone.  I have lived here for 9 years.  That is a lot.
It will be good though.  This is going to be an insane adventure and we can't wait! We still have a lot of people to tell and contracts are signed hopefully today so that we can tell more people and get started on everything.

This is nuts.

We have packed about 30 boxes so far.  Making a small dent! We have also thrown out a lot of stuff again.  We are so funny that way.  Yesterday, for five boxes packed, we threw out 2 black garbage bags of stuff.  We hate clutter.  No hoarding happening here!

Check out this timeline........

                    April 8th   turn 12 (legally dead, brain aneurysm thing)
                    April 10th turn 30 (crap! I feel old)
                    April 17-27 move away
                    April 27th start our new work adventure
                    May 20th our 10 year wedding anniversary
                    May 22   Husband turns 30

That my friends is going to be one insane month and a half.

Time to go to work.  I have to train people at the restaurant to take over for me today! Not selling yet, but will have to.  This is going to be nuts.

What is the craziest thing you have ever done?