Sunday, January 29, 2012

Just Curious

(Disclaimer: This is purely a hypothetical and should NOT be interpreted as something that has happened or is happening in my life.)

If you were seriously dating a man (or a woman, if that applies to you) and everything was going along nicely... you're thinking this might be The One.  Apparently, so does he because he proposes to you.  Congratulations!  Here's the trick: he asks you to sign a pre-nup before the big wedding day.  

Do you:
A) Take it as a sign that he doesn't trust you, doesn't love you completely, and is assuming this marriage will fail from the get go?
B) Think of it as him wanting "insurance" for the marriage?  That he's going into it with the hope and plan that you two will be together for the rest of your lives, but also knowing that sometimes stuff happens and he wants some protection in place?
C) Some other reaction?

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

I know my blogging has been somewhat quiet lately.  Lo siento.  Truth is, I just don't have much to say.  See how that works?

Life is fairly uneventful right now.  I'm spending more time looking for jobs.  I got a call a couple days ago from someone who'd seen my resume online, but it was for a receptionist position.  No offense to all the lovely receptionists out there, but I need something more.  I've been a receptionist.  In fact, I had my first receptionist job when I was in high school.  So, I've moved on and I like something a little more challenging with a little more variety.  And a job where I don't need to let someone know when I'm going to the bathroom!

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Take that, Winter!

It has been horribly cold here this week.  It's -21 C (-6 F) right now, and that's the warmest it's been so far this week.  Thankfully, it's supposed to get better starting maybe Sunday and should stay better at least through next week.

Back in November, I had winter tires put on my car Peachie.  It's the first time I've ever had winter tires.  I never really felt the need for them before moving up here, and after I came up here it was an issue because of cost and storing the all-weather tires.  A few days ago, I had a remote started installed in my car.  Originally, I was planning on having a block heater put in.  For those of you unfamiliar, a block heater is something that's on the engine of your car that you literally plug in to an outlet when it's really cold so that your engine doesn't get too cold.  However, it doesn't actually keep it full on warm, so when you start your car again, you still have to let it warm up a little.

After talking to other people around here, I decided that a remote starter would be better than a block heater.  The remote starter can be set to come on automatically to keep the engine warm, replacing the need for a block heater.  Plus, I can start my car without actually having to go outside and it will start actually warming up the inside of the car.  Believe me, when it's cold like it's been this week, that's a big deal!  In addition to that, the remote include locking and unlocking Peachie, and a panic button.  I wouldn't have gotten any of that with a block heater.  So, all in all, I'm really happy with my remote starter!!

All of that to say that in the last few months, I've spent around $1,000 on making Peachie better to drive during the winter.  And already this week, I've been thankful for all of it.  I've already explained why I like the remote starter.  The tires helped with not skidding and sliding, which always makes me nervous and anxious.  It's the biggest thing I hate about driving here during the winter, so it makes me feel better to not be doing that.

Maybe I can handle these winters even better now!

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Friday, January 13, 2012

I should've taken a picture

As a stocking stuffer, I gave Mom a fridge magnet.  It cracked me up when I saw it, and I knew she'd laugh too, which she did!  It's plain white with black printing which reads:

Haiku are simple
But they often don't make sense

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Thursday, January 05, 2012

It's a New Year

I know that title seems rather obvious, but I mean that in more ways than one.  Ever since I've returned from Ohio, I've been feeling good.  Just good.  Optimistic, hopeful, strong.  I feel better than I've felt in a long time.  I've had good days, but it's not always consistent.  This somehow feels different now.  

Part of what's different is that, for the first time in... well, ever... I don't feel all that compelled to try to find a man.  I mean, if it were to happen, great.  But I'm fine on my own.  Maybe part of it is the fact that I haven't come across a lot of men in Edmonton that I'm impressed with, so I don't have any big hopes of finding someone who's worth my time.  But I think it's more than that.  Maybe I finally know that I'm enough on my own.

As part of wanting to make this a good year, I know that part of that means doing the right thing.  Tim called tonight for the first time in a few weeks.  I had already decided that I needed to change our relationship.  It needs to be a friendship and nothing more.  So that I what I told him tonight.  That this is not who I want to be.  I don't want to be the kind of woman who has an affair with a married man.  He said he'd been thinking about it too, and that he agreed.  It's not the right thing to do.  We promised at the beginning that no matter what happened we'd remain friends and remain in touch, and we repeated that tonight.  So we'll still talk when we're able, but it'll be strictly as friends, and that makes me happy.

I don't know what's going to happen this year.  Maybe something big, maybe not.  Either way, I know I'm good and I'm enough.

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Sunday, January 01, 2012

Post #775

I got home from Mom's late Thursday night.  I had a really great trip.  I got to see and visit with a number of people that I love and just had fun and good food.  How can you beat that?  Especially when it involves this cute pie little face?  (This is Meat's youngest son.)

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