Friday, December 28, 2007

Holidays

Christmas turned out to be better than I expected. We spent several hours at Master's parents house on Christmas Eve. We opened gifts, ate dinner, and played a game (kind of) after that. Normally if we spend that much time there, I get bored out of my mind and so does Master, but since there were actually things going on this time, we had fun! I got a few nice gifts, including one from Alice and one from John, both of which I really appreciated. And the kids all seemed really happy with what Master and I got for them, which is good.

After we left Master's parents house, we dropped the boys off at their mom's, which meant that Alice was the only one home with us on Christmas Day. And, of course, since Master and I aren't teenagers and aren't cool and don't know anything, she didn't want to spend any time with us. lol That was okay with us! Master and I spent the whole day just relaxing with each other, hanging out, and, you know. Doing something. (wink, wink) It made for a really nice Christmas Day. :)

The only down part from that day was when I called down to Texas, where Mom and Brother were spending Christmas with my granddad. I talked to Dad (granddad) for a little while and then talked to Mom. Brother answered the phone, but promptly handed it off, so I guess he didn't have anything to say. lol Just talking to them and hearing about everyone else that they'd gotten to visit with and how people were asking about me and how I was doing... it just made me miss everyone so much. As soon as I hung up the phone, I cried. It even makes me cry again now, just thinking about it. I miss my people.

I'm a little worried that I'm getting spoiled at my new job. I work for 2 full weeks, then have 3 days off for Christmas. I worked yesterday and today, but both days were fairly slow and we left early both days. I have off Monday and Tuesday, too. And on top of all that, the week after next - our first full week back - I'll be in the office by myself most of the week! The week after that is going to be tough. lol

Master and I don't really have any plans for New Year's. This is the first time we actually get to be together for NY's, so we'll be happy just to hang out at home together. I hope everyone has a safe and fun New Year's!!

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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

My theory is that all of Scottish cuisine is based on a dare.

-- Mike Myers

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Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas

It's the morning of Christmas Eve. We'll be going to Master's parents house later today and spending time there for a while. I haven't really been feeling much in the Christmas spirit this year. I'm not sure why. I think part of it is because Master and I decided not to get each other gifts this year because we just can't afford it. So, my first Xmas as a married woman and I don't even get to give my hubby anything or get anything from him. I know part of it is because this is my first Christmas completely away from my family. That part makes me sad every time I think about it. I miss them and I don't even know when I'll get to see any of them again. My first Christmas without my mom.

Anyway, I'm hoping things will pick up today and maybe I'll feel a little more into it. Either way, I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy whatever time you have with whoever you have it with. :)

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Evil Demon Spawn


Master's parents have a cat, Butterscotch. (When they first got him a few years ago, Ricky was still fairly young and couldn't say his name right. So he called him Buttercrotch. LOL) Master's mom claims that Butterscotch is a great cat and he's never mean or cantankerous or anything. My friends, I love animals, but I do not like this cat. He doesn't even like Master's parents; he will literally bite the hand that feeds him.


Well, last week we're at my in-laws house for a while on Sunday. Butterscotch is hanging out on the back of their couch. I go to sit down, but decide to push in the seat cushion of the couch before I do. Butterscotch wasn't happy about that, and hissed and growled at me. So Master comes over with his camera and tells me to do it again. And because I don't like this cat and don't mind torturing him a little, I do. We now have proof of what a pissant that cat is!!

Hee hee!! That picture makes me laugh every time I look at it!!

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Gender

I spent a large chunk of my work day today dealing with leases. My boss has to sign all the various leases for locations all across Canada, and so of course we keep a copy for our files. Part of my job is maintaining a massive spreadsheet with all the info for all the leases. So I was flipping through a lease today looking for a piece of info that I was missing. For the most part, I wasn't actually reading the lease, just looking at the headings for each section to find what I needed. But I had to stop and read the section labeled "Gender." A gender section? In a lease? So, to satisfy your curiosity just as I satisfied mine...

And it is further agreed between the parties hereto that wherever the singular and masculine are used throughout this Lease, they shall be construed as if the plural or the feminine had been used, where the context or the party or parties hereto so require, and the rest of the sentence shall be construed as if the grammatical and terminological changes thereby rendered necessary had been made.

Who thinks of this stuff? Is there really someone out there who would claim that the lease doesn't apply to them because it reads "he" and they're female? Sheesh. I actually chuckled out loud when I read that section. lol

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Saturday, December 15, 2007

More Stuff

My first week at work went well. I think I'm really going to like it there! So far the worst part of the whole thing seems to be dealing with traffic on my way home. It's not usually too bad in the morning, but going home just sucks. And it's not even the whole way, just the last little while before I get here. Oh well, I'm sure it could be worse, and at least that doesn't really have to do with the job itself.

The weather is much better right now. We've even gotten above freezing a time or two. Granted, it was just barely above freezeing, but after being at -18C, it practically feels like spring. lol I think the thing that amazes me so far about this winter is that we got, over the course of a few days, probably 4 or so inches of snow. And no one clears it. I mean, people will clear the walks to their door or something, but the city doesn't clear the roads and businesses don't clear their parking lots. It's like they just expect it to go away on its own or something. I keep being amazed that the people of Edmonton aren't up in arms about it, but I guess if this is how it's always been, they probably don't realize that it can - and should, in my opinion - be any better. The main roads are pretty much okay because of the traffic, but any side roads are a mess. And walking in any parking lot is complete crap. It just boggles my mind.

I was really proud of my mom yesterday. Master's birthday was earlier this week. I haven't really done much to celebrate so far. I told him I needed to wait until I was paid for that. lol My mom had told me that his gift was in the mail, but that it was separate from the boxes she was sending us all for Christmas. Well, his gift from her arrived yesterday. She had gotten him a baseball crap for Formula 1 Ferrari racing! Master loves Formula 1 racing and Ferrari is his favourite team, which I had told Mom. She had gone online and ordered this hat for him. It's a really nice looking hat, it looks great on Master, and it fits him well. I feel like we got a little lucky with it because he's very picky about his hats, which I didn't even realize, but everything was perfect with the hat that Mom sent. Knowing that Master's own parents don't usually get a gift that he likes very much, I was so happy that Mom did so well with the first birthday gift she ever got for him!! :)

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Word

A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of.

-- Burt Bacharach

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Monday, December 10, 2007

Stuff

I want to start by saying that I'm sorry that I'm not commenting much on everyone else's blogs lately. I'm having to get the hang of working full-time again, but I am still reading them, even if I don't say anything.

Today was my first day at my new job. It went well, but - to me - first days are never really that great. Because of a problem at corporate, I didn't have a computer login or email at all today, so that kinda sucked. And, like all first days, it's a lot of learning, so it seems kind of slow. I always look forward to when I know more of what I'm doing and can come in and just get things done. That being said, I think I'm going to like this job, the people I work with, and what I'm doing. :)

Master and I had a very eventful weekend, in an emotional kind of way. Friday night when we were getting ready for bed, we ended up just talking and goofing off today. It was fun and good for us. Saturday was not so good. It started out well enough; we were still in good moods from the night before. But after breakfast I got aggrevated with Master about something that didn't really matter and spent the next few hours just being kind of cold and distant. I had to run a few little errands and he did some running around with the boys that afternoon. By the time they got home again, I was feeling in a better mood. But that didn't last! I got upset with Master again because of something he'd done that didn't make any sense to me. You know, he sees it one way, I see it another. So we spent the next few hours just kind of... apart. We finally sat down that night and talked about the day. (We never did see eye to eye about the second thing, but at least now we know that the other person is going to see it that way.) The talk started out very frustrating and emotional. After a while I just basically gave up. Master made me lie down next to him, holding me. We talked about if I was happy here, which I usually am. But not always. I know it upset Master to say that I'm not always happy here. I mean, we all have time when we're not happy, but this was different. It finally all boiled down to me telling him that I need him to be more in control. I need it. I'm fine with being submissive, with being a follower, but I can't do that if no one is leading. I think what I was saying really sunk in with Master. We talked about it some more and we both ended up crying a little. I need him so much, so badly, and I know he needs me that much too.

We got so close Saturday night, closer than I've felt to him in a long time, maybe ever. We curled up tightly together when we went to bed. But you know that man couldn't leave me alone. ;) He found a really hot spot along my neck/shoulder area and got me all worked up. We had the most amazing, hot, intense sex! Some of the best ever!! I know I was pretty dang loud for a little while, and I still have some scratches on my hips/bum from Masters fingers digging into me. I love it!! I feel marked. :)

I can tell a difference in Master, and therefore a difference in me and us. He's more in control, and it makes me feel happy and safe. We were talking about it some Sunday afternoon while we had a little time to ourselves. I told Master that Saturday might have been kind of a crappy day for us, but I think we needed it to get to this point. Now when I call him my Owner, I feel like it's truer than ever. :)

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Thursday, December 06, 2007

I Have A Job!!

Yes, I have a job!! It's the job that I interviewed for on Tuesday. I'm excited about it! It's an Administrative Assistant type position. It's a large company, but in a really small office - only 2 other people and one of them travels a lot. I'd mention the company, because I know you've all heard of it - it's in the States and Canada - but in case someone does a search for this company in Edmonton, I don't want them to end up here. lol

Anyway, I'm really pleased with this job. It pays well enough, has good benefits, and seems to be a friendly relaxed office. And even though it's a really small office, they're looking at creating a new position since they're getting more work, and so I can grow into that job if I want to! I'm so happy to have a job and have a job that I'm excited about. I start Monday morning. No more temp jobs! No more interviews! Yea! :)

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Saturday, December 01, 2007

Christmas Tree & Work

Master, Alice, John, and I put together our new fake Christmas tree earlier today. I was concerned that it wasn't going to go well, mainly because Alice seems to have 2 modes most of the time - crabby and bitchy or annoyingly hyper good mood. I have trouble wanting to be around her in either case. Thankfully, she was in an in between normal kind of mood for the tree! Last year for Christmas, Mom and I went in together and sent Master and the kids a gift card to buy a new tree, but by the time they got the card, most of the trees were gone, so we had to wait til this year to get a tree. In a way it was kind of nice because then I got to help pick it out! It's not anything super nice, but it's a good tree, pre-lit and 6' tall. If possible, I'll try to get Master to take a picture of it with his digital camera so I can post a picture.

Things are hopping for me, work-wise. The first interview I had last week - on Thursday - went well, but I'm not sure it's a job I really want. The job itself sounds alright and the man I'd be working for seems decent, but it would only be about 30 hours a week at only so-so pay, and there are no benefits at all. The second interview - on Friday - only went okay. I think I would probably like the job and it would certainly be a challenge, although I think I could definitely do it. But they're looking for a very specific skill set in Excel, which I don't really have much knowledge or experience in. They do seem to realize that they're probably not going to find someone who has all of the skills/knowledge that they want, but I'm just not sure I have enough of it (or convinced them enough that I could learn it), for them to want to hire me. So we'll see.

I now have an interview Monday morning for a project coordinator position. I don't know a lot about it; I was called about it by one of the staffing places I'm signed up with, so I'm not sure what to expect. The little bit I was told sounded okay, so I figured it wouldn't hurt to go to an interview. I still don't have a set date for the last interview I'm waiting on, which is being set up by another one of the staffing places. They were thinking it would probably be Tuesday, so we'll see. However, they also called on Friday to let me know that they place I did temp work for a couple weeks ago has some more data entry that needs to be done and they requested me since I did such a good job last time! This place was willing to work around the interviews I have this week, so when I'm not interviewing, I'll be working there. So I'm looking forward to this week coming up. Not only will I be working and earning money, but will hopefully have a couple good interviews and be able to find something permanent!

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Hee Hee

My Grandmother is over eighty and still doesn't need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle.

-- Henny Youngman

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