Friday, March 30, 2012

New Connections

Sometime back in the fall, I joined Twitter.  I didn't really feel like I had something to put out there, but I wanted to be able to follow people, like actors and football players and such.  It really is kind of cool to be able to potentially interact directly with people you've watched on TV or the big screen!

More recently, I've been looking for local people to follow on Twitter.  I don't really know a lot of people in Edmonton and I'm not plugged into a lot of what goes on here, so I figured this might be a good way to do it.  In some cases, it's very random and I just follow people who sound interesting.  One of these random people is a personal trainer.  He follows me back, as do the other four trainers at the small fitness centre where they work.  (It's an independent place, not part of a chain.)  So, now I follow all of them and interact with them.  A week ago, I was going to be in that part of the city, so I asked one of the owners/trainers if I could stop by and say hi.  He said yes, so I did!  I didn't get to meet the guy I originally followed, but I met the other four.  All really nice guys.  Chris, the owner/trainer, I arranged the meeting with talked with me for a while.  I explained to him that I'm interested in working with them, because I want to get in better shape and I definitely need someone to kick my butt and keep me accountable, but that I can't spend the money on it right now since I'm not working.  He said that he understood and asked what I was doing for exercise right now.  I told him that I do Zumba and aerobics on my Wii, but I'm not doing it regularly.  Or at all, lately.  Chris said he knows that getting started is the hardest part.  He suggested that I do my Wii on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for at least ten minutes.  I said that was fine.  He said he would stay in touch with me and check in to make sure that I'm doing it, so that I'm doing something even while I'm looking for work.  I told him that that would be great!

I thought it was so nice of him to offer to keep tabs on me, knowing that he's not really going to get anything out of it, monetarily speaking.  This fitness team is focused on community as part of what they do, and I think Chris is really demonstrating that.  

So I've done my Zumba workouts this week.  I mean, twenty minutes (which is the shortest option - 45 minutes is the other) isn't much, but it's better than nothing, right?  I think it's time for a change in my life and I'm looking forward to making that happen.  And maybe I'll make some new friends along the way!

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Sunday, March 25, 2012


I started this whole post about how Ginny and I have been hanging out and how she broke up with the new boyfriend and how there's been a bunch of drama around that... but part way into it I realized that I didn't really want to blog about it.  I'll just say that Ginny really fell for a guy who was a complete loser and has had a hard time disentangling herself from him.  There was some drama around that this weekend as he claimed he had taken all his pills and was committing suicide, which of course freaked Ginny out.  Turns out it was all a big lie, he hadn't taken any pills, and he was just drunk off his ass.

I honestly don't know how Ginny got so attached to this guy and, really, neither does she.  I know she keeps questioning it and she's kind of mad at herself about it too.  I don't think she'll have any trouble swearing off guys for a while now!  I just think it's really interesting that I contacted her again at the same time as she was breaking up with this psycho.  I think God was guiding me because he knew she was really going to need a friend and I was able to be there for her.  I like being a good friend.


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Quote of the Day

"Marriage resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated; often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing anyone who comes between them."

Sydney Smith


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Just Life

So things are rolling along in life, but nothing extraordinary is going on.  Ginny and I are still planning on getting together this Saturday.  I'm looking forward to it.  It's been several weeks since we've actually gotten together and I've missed her.  Truth is that she's the only friend that I really hang out with outside of the little knitting group.  I'm trying to get out there and make more friends, but it's kind of a slow process for me right now.

I'm still looking for work.  I met with a staffing place on Monday and I think it went well.  They really try to find the right fit for people and companies, rather than just plugging people into whatever's available at that time.  That makes me feel better about being picky, like they understand why I'm being picky.

I was previously worried about having enough money to last until I started working.  I'm still a little worried, but I've cashed in a couple investments, so I'm okay for now.  It wasn't something I wanted to do, but we all have to survive, right?

I still hear from Tim periodically.  After I pulled back from our relationship a bit, I really wasn't sure how much I'd hear from him, if at all.  I just spoke with him a couple nights ago.  He's working hard and staying busy, which is pretty standard for him.  I really enjoy talking to him.  It's not uncomfortable for the nature of our relationship has changed, and that makes me happy.  He's really encouraging and supportive of me, and sometimes we just shoot the breeze about whatever comes up.  He's a good friend.

That's about it for now.  I'm still knitting all the time and loving it!  And I think spring is slowly approaching... yay!!

Wednesday, March 07, 2012


After a couple weeks of no Ginny, I emailed her on Monday.  She replied later the same day.  I'd had enough time that I wasn't as annoyed about everything, and I was missing her.  So I figured it was time.  She apologized again for being a crappy friend.  She also said that she'd talked to her parents about stuff and although she didn't say anything about their conversation, she said that if things don't work out with the current boyfriend, she's going to go on a six month "man fast."  (Her words.)  She is, of course, going to see things through with the current boyfriend, which I completely agree with.  It wouldn't really make sense to break up with him just to be single!  Anyway, he's going to be in town again this weekend - since he works up north - and they've already made plans to go away together.  So Ginny and I are going to get together the following weekend.  I'm looking forward to it.

A few posts back, I mentioned a job possibility.  I did interview for it and while the interview went well, I just had a gut feeling when I left that I didn't the job.  My gut was right.  According to the email I received the following week, they're going with a more qualified candidate.  I don't know if that's true or if they're just being nice, but if it is true, then there's not much a can do about it.  So the job hunt goes on.

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Friday, March 02, 2012

I'm in love

I started this scarf a few days ago and I absolutely love it!  I bought this yarn in Dallas back in September.  This pattern is from Volume 2 of the Vogue Stitchionary.  LOVE!!

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