*squee*

May. 19th, 2010 10:04 am
ravnsdaughter: (kaylee shiny)
I am so excited I could almost pee my pants. Ok, well no, I won't, but you get the picture. THAT is how excited I am.

As of the second week of June or so, Ian is going to be on dayshift for 3 1/2 months! OMGYAY!!!! Another guy at his work is taking 7 months off straight for a combination of holiday time and paternity leave, and Ian applied for that position. He didn't get it, they gave it to this asshole guy that Ian can't stand, but then they needed to backfill the asshole's position. They decided to split it between Ian and another guy, and Ian gets the first half. So he'll be on days from sometime in the middle of June-ish, until the end of September.

This is pretty much perfect timing for us. Right now, Ian gets all upset if I want to go to too many SCA events or other things on the weekend (without him, because he's really not much interested in the SCA), because that's really the only time we get together, but I love the SCA just as much as I love him, and I'm not willing to give it up. So about once every month or 2, we have an argument about the SCA. He did recently admit that he was probably being a bit too harsh about it, and is going to be attending more events with me to give it a chance, but in the meantime, this is a good compromise.

The other big plus to this, is that we're working on getting him back to school for a trade (probably electrician, though he mentioned the idea of welding on the weekend), but he hasn't been able to go to any of the information sessions, because they're all in the evening and he's at work. Now he'll be able to do that while he's on days, and hopefully get him back to school sometime in the 2010/2011 school year. The trade programs here have you go to school for 6 months, and then you are almost guaranteed a job when you come out, and then you go back to school once a year for a few weeks or something like that, but your employment continues during the school periods. And I think a trade would be a really good compromise for Ian, who loves how physical his job is, but is really smart and needs something that will engage him mentally too.

Friday!

Sep. 18th, 2009 08:35 am
ravnsdaughter: (Default)
Since I got home from work yesterday before the boy had left for work, I requested that if I was asleep when he got home from work last night, that he please not wake me up. Normally he does wake me up when he gets home, which interrupts my sleep and results in a very tired Maddy the next morning. Last night, I went to bed at 9:30, was asleep by shortly after 10, and because he didn't wake me up, I slept right through until 6am, and it was LOVELY. Sleep, wondrous sleep.

I went back to chiro on Tuesday, after having taken 2 weeks off from it due to being sick, and was told that I'm pretty much all done with my treatment! I have one last appointment today after work, and he mentioned something about coming in once a month for maintenance, but we'll see if that's really necessary. I'm feeling almost back to 100% now, so I'm rather thrilled.

I've been seriously lusting after a bunch of stuff lately... more BPAL, some bath stuff from Fantasy Bath (but their shipping is seriously OUCH), and this yarn from YarnWench/[livejournal.com profile] yarnwench is seriously droolworthy:

yarnwench top I'm lusting after


But alas, I am trying to avoid spending any unnecessary money until that one last debt is paid off. Should be sometime in early October. Also, in the case of the wool, I already have 2 braids of her wool at home that needs to be spun up first.

I did succumb to a small Villainess order this morning, though. I've heard her Birthrite scent is amazing, and I believe it's a limited edition, so I wanted to get some before it disappears. Besides, that soap the boy has been bringing home from work is killing my poor skin.

TGIF!

Aug. 28th, 2009 09:43 am
ravnsdaughter: (rose heart)
Happy Friday!

I am in a hella good mood today. I worked my arse off last night and now the house is about 98% ready for me to take pictures, save the den. I will be working on that once I get home from work tonight (which will be right away after work - today is the one day this week I have no commitments after work) and then sometime this weekend, the photography will happen so you all can finally see my new place.

All that work last night wore me out so much that I was in bed just after 10, and fell right asleep. I woke up very briefly when the boy got home, long enough to tell him he could eat the leftover perogies and say "I love you", and then I went right back to sleep and slept through until 6:30. I slept so well and woke up feeling so great that the boy got rewarded with some morning fooling around. :) I see it as positive reinforcement for leaving me to sleep when he got home from work last night.

I have a package waiting for me when I get home from work tonight, and I'm curious about what it is. I thought at first it might be from my mom, as I left my knitting and a couple other things at her house last weekend, but then I also had an IM from her asking for my mailing address, so she obviously hasn't sent it yet. I have 3 other packages on the way, but one is small enough to fit in the mailbox and I wouldn't have expected the other 2 to have arrived yet, so I guess it'll be a surprise! I was pleasantly surprised, though, to find out that there's a postal outlet right across the street from the new apartment and that's where our packages get sent.
ravnsdaughter: (Big Girl Panties)
We will FINALLY be getting real internet at the condo tomorrow... good timing too, because Ian has exhausted his bandwidth limit on his iPhone for the month. We'll be going from slower than molasses in January bandwidth (what I could get through tethering my iPhone to my computer) to zoomy-fast fibre optic bandwidth. We can both hardly wait. I told Ian the other day that aside from grocery shopping and possibly going out to see the Harry Potter movie on the big screen, I really wanted to just spend the weekend hanging out at home with him... I'm feeling slightly peopled out lately and need some relax time.

I need a to-do list for tonight, though, since I have a lot to accomplish once I get home from my chiro appointment. Some of this is because I need to get stuff done before Telus comes by to hook up our internet and cable tomorrow, and some of it is because I've decided to heck with waiting until September 1st to start my 101-in-1001 project, and I'm going to finalize my list today, post it, and declare today my starting date.

So, here's my list o' crap what I needs to do tonight:

- Open my computer up and clean out the inside (hopefully this will make it a little less noisy)
- Swap the connection over to my 1TB harddrive, wipe the drive off and install Windows on it (and set my old harddrive as a secondary drive) (and I want to do this tonight so I can start on some of my goals on my list this weekend, and also so I can fix up my UI before tomorrow night's raid)
- Clean the kitchen
- Find my prescriptions so I can get them filled (and cancel my doctor's appointment for tomorrow since I don't need it for my back anymore, and would rather not go just to say "I misplaced my prescriptions in the move, can I get new ones please?")
- Clean off the dining table and find homes for all of the crap on it.
- Finish the laundry and put it away
- Find my headset so I can raid tomorrow night without having to type out all my snarky comments
- Check my stash of flasks and mana potions on my priest and farm up the materials for more if necessary
ravnsdaughter: (rose heart)
The move is done, almost everything's unpacked, and I'm working on a longer post about the whole process, but for now I just wante to get this written down for posterity's sake.

Last night, Ian came home from work at his usual time (he's off at 11, so he gets home around 11:30) and I was asleep already. He always comes into the bedroom if I'm already in bed to give me hugs and kisses, and usually I wake all the way up but I think last night I only woke up partway and basically gave him hugs and kisses back and then told him to go away so I could sleep. But I did wake up enough to hear him say "I love coming home to you every night".

Awwwwwwwww *melts*

*bounce*

Jun. 30th, 2009 09:19 am
ravnsdaughter: (baby hippogryph)
I am absolutely bouncy today.  It's payday (ok, I've had the cheque sitting in my bag since Friday but it was post-dated for today), and I'm picking up a co-op car after work to run a few errands - I need to stop at the vet for Revolution since I want to get the fleas off my cats before we move (it's inevitable that they have them as they go outside right now), stop at the bank to deposit my cheque, run to Budget to get boxes for packing, and then pick up my transit pass and a few things at the grocery store. 

This is going to be the monthly last transit pass I need to buy!  The new place is a 5 minute walk from my work, and while I will occasionally use the bus to go up to the bank, library, Galloway's (a dry-goods/spices/etc store that's in Uptown NW), it definitely won't be worth buying a monthly pass for it.  I'll just keep a book of faresavers on hand for the occasional trip. 

I was silly last night and left my email running at work without even realizing it, which explains why almost nothing downloaded at home last night.  I thought the movers hadn't replied to me yet as of this morning, but they had... it was waiting for me when I got in today.  It sounds like they aren't available for the 25th like we wanted, but could do the 26th.  That's not too big of a deal.  And it will give Ian an extra day to finish his packing.

I am seriously counting down the days here.  6 days left until the roommate is gone for good, 2 days until I can order my iPhone and make the appointment to sign the lease, 24 days til I pick up the keys to the new place, 26 days til the move, 52 days until the trip to visit my family, introduce Ian to them and pay my dad back and therefore be 100% out of debt.
ravnsdaughter: (spring)
I just had yet another fracking awesome weekend.

(Yes, I'm working my way through BSG and it's showing in my vocabulary; specifically, the use of the word frack)

I had signed up to raid Friday night, as they had looked to be really short on people in general, but in the end wasn't needed, which was just fine by me. Because Ian had a really long, hard week, we hadn't made any plans for Friday night, so we just chatted while playing WoW instead. I was working on questing for my Loremaster achievement, so I was flying hither and yon all over Azeroth (I was working on Loremaster of Kalimdor, but needed to do quests on both continents to find ones that gave me credit for Kalimdor, which was a big pain in the butt). Ian disappeared mid-evening, and I suspected he had headed out for drinks with the guys; he hasn't quite developed the habit of saying "bye, going out with the guys" when he does, so I wasn't sure, but it turned out my guess was right on the money.

Saturday, I did a bit of laundry and housework but mostly kept questing away until just before 2pm, which is when Ian rejoined the land of the living and came online. I had originally planned to go to Lionsdale Champions on Saturday, but decided not to because of my cold. After Ian came online, we did a Zul'Gurub run with some guildies, and then they helped me knock out 6 or 7 quests in Dire Maul (which I had never done in its entirety before, so it actually meant I got the achievement for it as well), and then he headed over so that we could go out to dinner. I had decided that I wanted to go out someplace with a patio and have a nice meal and some drinks to celebrate receiving my Certificate of Discharge on Thursday. We headed out to Yianni's, my favorite greek taverna, and had a lovely meal and split a pitcher of sangria. Mmmm, sangria. I even ended up a little tipsier than usual.

We went back to my place, had a shower, and then laid naked on the bed in front of the fan talking, which was absolutely lovely considering the scorching heat we had on Saturday (and the enormous meal we'd just eaten). We had some really good conversation too, about priorities and goals and things like that.

on Sunday, we lazed around for pretty much all morning, I cooked brunch, and then we played some WoW together. I finally finished up my Loremaster achievement! Boy that was a ton of work. Ian headed out about 5pm as he needed to get some grocery shopping and laundry done, and I decided to finish up my Cenarion Circle rep grind in WoW, which I was fairly close to having done.

And I got some totally awesome news last night, which I will save for my next post as this is getting long enough as it is. :)
ravnsdaughter: (yields is not weak)
Today's BPAL: Dirty. The name is a joke, because this is actually the sent of fresh laundry, sheets drying in the sun, and cool, crisp cotton. This is actually one of the first scents I bought a 5ml bottle of after testing an imp, because it's absolutely gorgeous, and perfect for the (scorching) weather we've been having this week. I was in a hurry this morning so I hurriedly grabbed something out of my BPAL box, and when I saw the bottle I immediately went for it as it would be perfect for today.

Oh! I just realized that I haven't updated you all on the roommate saga. It's done! Well, he hasn't moved out yet, but we had started a conversation on Friday evening, and it had been left off when he said to me "ok, make me a proposal". Which kind of made me get my back up, considering. I did some thinking, and talked to Ian and [profile] istp_archer about it, and had a proposal in my head, though I didn't get a chance to talk to him on the weekend. Last night, I mentioned to the roommate that he hadn't given me money for May's utilities yet, and he took that opportunity to continue on with the conversation from Friday.

The result is this: he's going to try to be out for the end of June. He doesn't think he'll be able to find a place that fast, I call BS because there's lots of places out there. He darned well be putting in the effort of looking, anyways. I'm going to be giving him a half month's rent. I explained to him that I didn't feel I was his landlord in the sense of the word used in the Residential Tenancy Act, etc. and that as the only person the lease and the person who has been living in that suite for 3 1/2 years, I had the right to give him a few months' notice that I wanted him to leave. He countered with his feeling of yes I am his landlord, blah blah, and in the end he stated that he felt he was entitled to SOMETHING because he knows I'm a legal assistant and that if I was in his place, I'd be insisting on getting the money. Sigh.

So I offered him a half month's rent, and he took it. And because he hasn't paid me last month's utilities, I'm just taking 2 months worth of utilities off of the half month's rent (for May and June) and paying him the difference, which is only $130. In the end, I think $130 is actually worth it to get rid of the asshole.

And I also placed conditions on it. He has to lay the hell off of me with the nagging about the housework and Ian (he hates it when Ian stays over during the week). He hasn't seemed to actually grasped the fact that he actually has to lay off of me yet though, because he mentioned the housework several times last night. I just ignored him. What an idiot.
ravnsdaughter: (WoW - antiproductivity)
I spent all day yesterday feeling like it was Friday, because my boss was away. Usually when he takes time off, it's just Friday, but this week he took both Thursday and Friday off. I have to say, I like having a boss who is mentally half-retired already.

Ian's on his second of five weeks of dayshift, and I got to see him on Wednesday night this week! Seeing him during the week makes it easier to not spent the entire weekend with him, and not feel like I'm missing out on something. This weekend he's insanely busy, and we have a dinner & a movie date planned for tomorrow night, but that's it. The rest of the weekend, he's busy.

This means I get all of tonight at home by myself (and I'm scheduled as backup for my raid, which I'm thrilled about, and I hope I don't get switched to active between now and 7:30 - ETA: dammit, I'm being swapped in after the first boss), most of tomorrow (I won't be seeing him until around dinner time), and all of Sunday. As much as I adore him... I could really use some weekend time to myself. As of right now, the plan is to get a bunch of housework and laundry done, but knowing me it will probably be more like copious amounts of gaming.

I finally made it to archery practice again last night. My computer chair at home had broken a week ago (and it was less than a month old - I think the plastic base was brittle or something) and I ended up spending the weekend sitting on the one I'd had previously, which had no hydraulics in it. This totally killed my back, so I was in too much pain to go to practice on Monday. Yesterday's practice was great though. I've improved my form a bit more, and most rounds were pretty decent - I'm even getting to the point where my arrows are grouped, albeit loosely. My arrows are WAY too heavy for my bow though, which means I'm having to overcompensate a TON when aiming. I can hardly wait to get some wooden arrows.
ravnsdaughter: (SCA - lovers)
Despite my back being so sore I can barely stand, I am in a truly excellent mood this morning. There are many reasons for this: I had an awesome weekend, accomplished a LOT yesterday, and got up early enough this morning to get to work by 6:45. This will let me get out of here at 1pm, hopefully early enough to avoid the intense heat my office builds up by mid-afternoon, and also includes 15 minutes of extra time for making up a bit from last week.

I went to Tir Righ Coronet Tournament on Saturday, my first big event back in probably 3 or 4 years. It was absolutely wonderful. The break I had was needed, but it's time for it to be over and for me to get back to where I belong. I got to see many friends I hadn't seen in a long, long time and had so much fun.

Sadly, Ian was bored out of his mind. He didn't know anyone except me (well, he'd met a few of my friends previously at non-SCA stuff), had no idea what was going on, and didn't really find much of it interesting at all. And I'm a court junkie, so I wanted to stay for the whole thing, and of course it was horribly uninteresting to him. So I told him to play with his iPhone - fortunately we were tucked away in a corner.

Yesterday morning, Ian and I went all the way to North Vancouver to have breakfast at the Tomahawk Barbecue. And I watched in absolute wonder and horror as he downed the ENTIRE mixed grill. Seriously, I think that thing was designed to be split between 2 people. It's a wonder his heart hasn't exploded yet.

Then I went home and cleaned like a madwoman. The event on Saturday has left me inspired and very gung-ho to get back into my arts and craft projects, and since my place was such a disaster, I couldn't find anything. Now it's tidy enough that I can craft in peace and actually find things. The cleaning also had the side effect of my finding the receipt for my computer chair, which I can now go exchange today, as it broke in less than a month after purchase. Sadly, I will have to skip archery practice tonight because of my back pain.

Friday!

May. 22nd, 2009 09:30 am
ravnsdaughter: (daffodil)
It is absolutely gorgeous outside. Ian and I are going to Tir Righ Coronet tomorrow, and I really hope this weather continues all weekend as it would make for a much nicer event than rain. Of course, this is Vancouver, after all, so for all we know it could start pouring tomorrow morning despite there being not a cloud in the sky right now. Guess we'll have to wait and see.

It was like this yesterday as well, and by the time 3:30 arrived, my office was an absolute oven to work in. This is making me glad I usually work 6 hour days... and once the full heat of the summer arrives, I may just start working 6-12 or 7-1 so that I can try and get out of here before my office heats up fully during the day. Today I should be working a 7.5 hour day, but I need to get home by 3:15 as Ian is coming over after work to try on his tunic, so I will have to put in a little bit of extra time next week instead. And can I just say right now how much I LOVE my job and the fact that I can do things like that?

I made it out to archery practice again last night and as usual, had a blast. I didn't stay too long, since I needed to get home and finish Ian's tunic, but I did get in some good practice. As with last time I was there, I left feeling like I'd had a full workout, which is a good thing. Unfortunately, I lost one of my arrow tips in the butt (the thing that holds the target), and since I only have 6 arrows to begin with, that was kind of annoying. There is going to be a merchant at Coronet this weekend who sells wooden arrows though, so I'm hoping they're not too expensive.
ravnsdaughter: (angel statue)
It's not even noon yet, and I'm really quite exhausted. Ian started 5 weeks of dayshift this morning, and had to be at work for 7am. As his work is a short trip from my house, he stayed over last night and we both got up at 5am this morning. After staying up until about midnight. Oy. I'm here until 2:15, and then I think I'm going to head home, clean up the mess we left in the kitchen this morning, and then take a short nap.

My weekend included my first trip to the Richmond Night Market (was kinda meh); dinner at the Cascade Room with Ian's family and friends, which was excellent; and lamb burger's at Ian's mother's place last night. I have also FINALLY gotten started on Ian's tunic. I'm using a medium olive green linen, and it's a pretty standard flared t-tunic shape. I'm not putting the effort into rectangular construction if he's going to decide he hates the SCA and doesn't want to continue to participate.

I've decided that unless it's something I desperately need to finish garb for the July Coronation trip, there will be no more craft supplies entering my house until after the roommate has moved out and I've had the chance to do all my rearranging and organizing. I keep getting brilliant ideas popping into my head, and wanting to buy craft supplies, but I know it's mostly just wanting retail therapy because of boredom, so in the meantime, I'm making idea lists, bookmark categories full of inspiration, and such. Finishing garb and making beads from the glass that's already in the house should be plenty of creative fulfillment for the next while.
ravnsdaughter: (pre raphaelite 2)
I've been so darned busy lately that it's been difficult to find time to post. My weekends get so wrapped up in spending time with the boy, work is crazy busy, and when I get home I kind of just flop down and try to relax and then I get completely sidetracked.

The boy and I spent last weekend housesitting for his mom. The entire household (of 5 people) was going to be gone, and since they have 4 cats that need to be fed and watered, Ian was recruited. There was no way in hell I was giving up my weekend with him, since I only get to see him on weekends at the moment, so I packed up some clothes and stuff and headed over there as well (turned out his mom totally expected that, too). It was a lot of fun having the whole house to ourselves. Sadly, his sister's wireless connection wasn't working quite right and we weren't able to get our laptops onto the net while we were there.

We did spend most of Saturday out and about, mostly wandering Main Street, which has a lot of cool shops on it. Ian specifically wanted to go to a German deli and get some stuff from there, but otherwise we were just wandering around for fun. We also headed down to West 4th and hit up Banyen Books (and he made fun of me and the shop the entire time, the little shit) but I finally picked up a new tarot deck while I was there. I got the Robin Wood deck this time, and I haven't had a chance to use it yet but I'm looking forward to it. And while I was there, I was delighted to discover that my first deck ever, the Connolly Tarot, is still in production. I loved that deck, but some time ago one of my cards went missing. I've never seen that deck again since then, until Saturday. I intend to head back there again soon to pick up another copy.

This coming weekend is a long weekend, and because it's been at least 3 weeks since Ian's spent the weekend at my place, the roommate will just have to suck it up and deal, because I've declared this weekend is going to happen at my house. Then next week, Ian goes onto dayshift for 5 weeks, so I will get to see him much more than usual. We can both hardly wait.
ravnsdaughter: (Beltane fiery)
Blessed Beltaine everyone!

Yes, I know most people were saying that on Friday, and "everyone" considers May 1st to be Beltaine, but my particular "tradition" celebrates it on the appropriate day in the lunar cycle, which this year is May 9th, so this is somewhat splitting the difference. Plus, I just didn't get time to post on Friday. :)

I had a very weird and eventful weekend. Friday night was pretty quiet, and was a good raid night. Crazy cat lady boss (Auriaya) is actually quite fun. 2 hours of wiping on Freya, not so much.

Saturday, I could have done without. At about 10:15 a.m., I was sitting at my computer chatting with Ian on gchat, when my phone rang. It was an automated call from my bank, letting me know that my ATM card had recently been used at a place that was under investigation for fraud/PIN swiping, and my card had been placed into deposit-only mode for my protection, and that I needed to visit my bank for a new card. Then I logged onto my online banking and $1000 was missing from my account!!

I flew into full-on panic mode, threw on some clothes and headed straight up to my bank (thank goddess I have a bank that's open on Saturdays). When I told the roommate why I was disappearing, he said that had happened to him before and to not worry too much, the bank would fix it and I'd get my money back, so that did a bit to relieve some of my panic. Once I got to the bank and told the CSR why I was there, she said "oh don't worry, we'll get it back for you". Whew, what a relief! She filled out a fraud claim, and it will take 5-10 business days because the RCMP has to be involved, but I will get every cent back. But what a pain in the arse.

Other than that, Saturday was very quiet. I didn't get to see Ian until Sunday, as he spent Saturday working on a web project with an urgent deadline, and then he headed out to watch the Canucks game and do the whole male bonding thing. On Sunday, he came over mid-afternoon, and we finally got to spend some quality time together. Hanging out was interspersed with a wonderful leisurely birthday dinner for me at the Keg at the Station. We both had ourselves a nice big steak (Ian's was accompanied by half of a dungeness crab, which was fresh and local and a damn good price. I tried some of it and it actually wasn't too bad! I also tried some of Ian's calimari appetizer, and actually quite liked it.), shared a bottle of a rather lovely Quail's Gate pinot noir, and shared a slice of cheesecake to finish. Sadly he couldn't stay over, as he had to go home and continue pounding away at that web project, but the project should go live today and that will be the end of it for a while. And because he didn't stay over at all this weekend, next weekend he can spend the entire weekend and my PITA roommate can't complain.

This is actually Ian's last week on afternoon shift for a while... as of next Monday, he will be spending 6 weeks on dayshift. We are both rather looking forward to that. Although... I will apparently be getting a surprise visit sometime this week, as he is planning on coming over one day after work. I can hardly wait.
ravnsdaughter: (happy Kaylee)
I'm heading off to the boy's house in about 2 minutes. I'll be there for the weekend, since the roommate is a big pain in the arse and bitches when Ian's over every weekend. Whatever.

I can hardly wait to get my arms around him again... I'm in hug withdrawal, I think. :)
ravnsdaughter: (hazy tree)
Happy Friday, everyone.

I'm having an issue, and I'm wondering if anyone else does this as well? I sometimes plan out LJ entries in my head, when I have things to post about but either am not at a computer or don't have the time to actually post right at that moment. Occasionally, I will get a post all written in my head and then completely end up forgetting to actually WRITE the post, and then I will think I posted but I didn't so when I go to reference that post in the future, it's not there.

Ok, yeah... I'm so not a blonde, but sometimes I act like one. /facepalm

Anyways, here's the post I wrote in my head a few weeks ago but apparently never actually posted:

My boyfriend is a very naughty boy. (I would say he's going to get a spanking, but... he'd probably like it).

Ian has an iPhone. It's his only phone, so he's always got it with him. He's got a data plan on it, and when we're out and about, he's quite fine with letting me use it to check things on the net. A few weeks ago, we were out having a late lunch at the Irish Heather in Gastown, and I borrowed his phone to check something on the web.

The iPhone uses Safari as its web browser, and apparently Safari saves the last webpage you were looking at when you close it down. I opened up Safari to do whatever it was I wanted to do, and the last page it was on? My LJ userinfo!

Now, I'm not mad or angry or anything. I mean, I'm the one who's made my LJ almost 100% public (and that was totally intentional), and in any case, the userinfo page is totally public as well, and I've mentioned Livejournal before in conversation with him, and he's smart enough to extrapolate what my username would be, considering it's the same pretty much everywhere. He might've told me instead of letting me find out how I did, but in any case, I can't be upset with him (and actually, his reaction to certain things in my userinfo was rather nice.) I just wanted to tell the story as it's good for a laugh, and tell him he's naughty! :)

I tried to get him onto LJ as well (heck, his mom and one of his sisters is already on here), but he resisted. Something tells me he probably checks in periodically to see what I've written, so when you see this Ian... I love you sweetie! <3
ravnsdaughter: (butterfly)
After 2 weeks straight of working full days trying to cram my 30 hours into a 4 day week, I am back to 6 hour days as of today. As nice as 3 or 4 day weekends are, I am realizing I really enjoy working shorter days, and that they leave me far less exhausted than a full 8 hour day, which means I am able to get MUCH more accomplished when I get home.

Ian spent most of the weekend at my place, much to PR's (my new nickname for my roommate - it stands for Petty Roommate) chagrin. In exchange, I will be spending the next two weekends in a row at Ian's place. I had actually WANTED to spend last weekend at Ian's, but he had spent last week working like a madman on some freelance work, in addition to his day job, and wasn't comfortable with me seeing the state his place was in. He darned well get it presentable by Saturday, otherwise I'm going to clean it for him. In fact, I'm going to pack some of my grubby clothes anyways and do a bit of it for him while I'm there no matter what.

I woke up all motivated this morning, and walked to the train station instead of taking the bus. After work, I'm going to bus up to the farm market again, as I need to get milk and fruit, and then walk home from the market. And then I have a TON of laundry to do tonight as all I managed to get done this weekend was my bedding and towels. It was quite the feat that I even managed to find clean clothes to wear to work this morning.

And tomorrow I shall get up early again, and go to the gym for a swim before work. *nods*
ravnsdaughter: (frangipani)
It looks like spring has finally sprung here in Vancouver! The past 2 days have been gorgeously sunny and I have the blinds in my office drawn all the way back to let the gorgeous rays in.

I am very tempted to take a blanket and a book after I get home, and go lie outside on the grass in my backyard to soak up some of the gorgeous sunshine, as who knows how long it will last for, considering Vancouver's schizophrenic weather.

I had a 4 day weekend last weekend, and it was wonderful. The boy worked a short shift on Friday, so he was able to come over while it was still light out, and we spent the whole weekend minus Monday (which he had to work) together. On Saturday night, we went to watch the first bout of the third season for the Terminal City Roller Girls, and then we spent Sunday afternoon at his sister's place, having an Easter chili dinner (so they're a little unconventional. I am starting to really adore his family actually, they're quite awesome).
ravnsdaughter: (willow witch)
There is just under 5 hours left until I see my sweetie again. I am very excited. Because it's Easter weekend, I have a 4 day weekend... though he works 12-6 today as he volunteered for OT (his normal shift is 3-11) and I'm pretty sure he works Monday too. But he will be heading straight over here after work today (he works relatively close to my house) and spending the weekend. I can hardly wait.

He's been warned that he will likely be dragged straight into the bedroom, too. *evil grin* I highly doubt he will mind.

I've been up since about 7:30 this morning... I went to bed around 11 last night, and despite having set my alarm for 8am, I just wasn't able to sleep that long. I woke up around 7, lazed around in bed for a bit, and then finally got up. After a bit of computer time, I then set to work on cleaning up my pit of a house. I've now just put the last load of laundry in the wash, and don't have too much else left Myto do with the rest of it.

My big-ass Maine Coon kitten (who turns 1 in less than a month - he's a Beltane kitty) is currently trying to cram his fluffy butt into the cat bed, which is JUST barely big enough to fit my girlcat. I am laughing my head off at how silly he looks. Sorry Onyx, you aren't gonna fit no matter how hard you try!
ravnsdaughter: (happy Kaylee)
Eeeeeeee 3 more hours til my sweetie's flight lands! He's been in Las Vegas all week on vacation, and I miss him something fierce. Of course, I'll still be at work at that point, but he's heading pretty much straight out here and will be either meeting me at work or coming to my house shortly thereafter.

I have a raid tonight, which I've been signed up for for a while now, and there are no healers who could sub in for me, so I will be attending that out of necessity. We just want to have some time together anyways, so I will be making a pretty simple dinner of caesar salad and cheese tortellini with pesto sauce tonight, so we can get lots of snuggle time in this afternoon before my raid.

Tomorrow night, we're going to be attending the Reik Felag viking group's annual pub night fundraiser, and Ian will get his first introduction to viking costume and my rowdy viking friends. I'm really looking forward to it.

And crappity crap crap, I just realized that the upcoming Terminal City Rollergirls bout is the same weekend I had planned to go visit my grandparents. Well, it's a good thing I hadn't run it past my grandparents yet, as I really want to go watch the bout. The trip to the island can wait an extra week or so.

Happy Friday everyone!

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