I just put an old lady's maxi pad through the wash and all I can think is this is my life...


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Creativity Abounds.

Don't get me wrong, I love being a caregiver! It is easily the most regarding job I have ever had. The problem is that my lifestyle right now has "Caregiver Burnout" written all over it! I think I need to step back from the 3 jobs and the double shifts and the awake overnights and the dirty Depends and try a different line of work. A more creative line of work. I love writing and taking pictures and creating gifts for my loved ones but how can I translate that into a job that helps me pay the bills? Sigh... This is my life!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Vancouver Island or Bust?

Turkey Butt and I have been thinking about the future. We are trying to determine where in this beautiful country we would like to live. Where we can find jobs we will love that provide the opportunity for advancement. Where we would be happy raising our children! After comparing the pro's and con's of many places, our collective focus seems to be on Vancouver Island.

I have been lucky enough to have travelled over much of the island as well as reside there for almost a year. Turkey Butt is just living through my memories at the moment. I've spent the last few hours collecting photos and links to my favorite locations(Canyon View Trail in Campbell River, Coombs Market, Murals in Chemainus, etc) so I can give him a visual tour. I'm also trying to find some really amazing restaurants that my little Turkey Butt can work in (Painter's Lodge outside Campbell River, Poet's Cove Resort, etc).

We're looking to head out there next May to Sept assuming we can save enough funds. Anyone with suggestions on great towns to live in, great restaurants to work in or even how much it might cost to drive cross country, let us know! This is my life:)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

86.5 Hours and Counting...

My excuses for not updating this blog in a few months are endless:

-I'm putting in an 86.5 hour work week;
-Turkey Butt's computer conveniently leaves out every third letter typed making blogging annoying not therapeutic;
-Any free time that I can scrounge up is spent with Turkey Butt & our dog, sleeping, with my best friend Ay or with Aych and the rest of my family.

My reasons for getting back into the blogging habit:

-Okay, there's really only one: I have a follower who isn't my best friend Ay!!!!

Welcome to my life Lisa! Check her out at:


Now as for the goings on in my life, there are too many to remember! But here's a quick (and completely random) rundown:

-Turkey Butt & I have not found the house of our dreams (in our price range) so we're still renting.
-My dream apartment became a nightmare 5 days in when we were informed that they were being turned into condos and we had only a few months to move out or buy them.
-I've picked up job number 3 to test my sanity even more. I'm working 12 hours a week as a Personal Companion for a dementia patient in a local Nursing Home.
-We're purchasing puppy baby number two soon!!! We find out in 4 weeks if our breeder's golden retriever is knocked up. If so, Adora is getting a little sister in mid-October :)
-Turkey Butt and I are still going strong. It's not easy and we work really hard at our relationship but our love for each other has never waivered. And, if all goes according to plan, I will be Mrs. Turkey Butt in the Fall of 2011 <3

Hopefully that recap will suffice! I'm going to attempt a nap in 30 degree weather (Celsius) with only one fan to cool me off and an overnight shift beginning in 5.5 hours. Wish me luck. This is my life...