Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Favourite 10 Things

As Christa suggested, here are 10 of my favourite things (in random order):

1. The beach. I love spending time on the beach - walking, having fires, or just simply sitting to enjoy the view and listen to the wind and waves.

2. Our king-sized bed. It's wonderful to be able to stretch out in it - especially when you have to share it with a toddler. I do, however, hate the fact that bedding for it is so expensive. I desperately want a new bedding set but currently can't find one I really like in my price range.

3. The paint colour in my living room. It's called Garden Path by Benjamin Moore and I absolutely love it.

4. The floating shelves above my couch. Luckily they came with the house. The previous owner custom made them and was nice enough to leave them for me.

5. Our Inuit Art - 16 carvings and 11 prints. Unfortunately you can't really see the carvings that on displayed in the shelves. If my camera was working properly I would have taken a much nicer picture but this one will have to do.

6. Snowmobiling.

7. Summertime. After living in Iqaluit for seven years, it's nice to be able to enjoy a real summer.

8. My orange Columbia sweatshirt. It's so comfy and warm - perfect for wearing during the cooler weather.

9. Roasting marshmallows - or roasting anything really. Everything tastes better roasted over a fire on the beach.

10. The view from my front door - and all that comes with living near the water. The smell of the salt water mingled with the smell of wood smoke, and the sounds of waves crashing on the beach and seagulls squacking overhead.

Quote of the day:

"It's true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but it's also true that we don't know what we've been missing until it arrives." Unknown

Monday, April 6, 2009

Monday, Monday

Arrgh, I hate Mondays! Yes, even though I am currently out of work, I still hate Mondays. Perhaps now it's because it signifies the beginning of the work week - a work week in which I am not participating in at this time. At least the hubby is working though, which is a major positive. Luckily, as his contract ended last week for the winter, another one came fast on the horizon. It's only until the middle of July but there is a chance that it could lead to a permanent position and hey, it's work for right now and we can't complain about that. I have also been offered a new job but unfortunately due to the nature of the position, the whole hiring procedure is a little complicated and time consuming, leaving me with no real idea of when I'll actually be starting.

Though things are starting to look slightly more positive than they did a couple of months ago, we still have one more item in the works that could help make life a whole lot easier for us. I don't want to get my hopes up because I'll be extremely discouraged if it all doesn't work out. Plus, it's simply my nature to think the worst - if there's one thing I've been taught over the years is that if it can go wrong, it will go wrong. Pessimistic, I know but I have rarely been proved wrong and very little has happened over the last year to show me otherwise. So, I'll just sit here on pins and needles until I get the news.

Quote of the day:
"A pessimist is one who feels bad when he feels good for fear he'll feel worst when he feels better." Unknown