Leave of Absence

After a lot of stressing, talking, more stressing and more talking; Eddie and I have come to the conclusion that I need to take a Leave of Absence from work for the summer.  Three and a half months to be exact. Returning September 1st, 2016. It was not an easy decision to make and stressful in itself because we just bought a new car and our payments are more, where was I going to get money since there is no paid leave here?

But thanks to my mother and my sister-in-law it is going to be possible. My mom contacted her boss and asked if I could take in some typing (transcription work) to do at home and my sister-in-law has asked me to babysit her kids part-time. Between the two I should make just enough and can do it from home for the summer and still have enough to pay my part of the bills. In September I’ll re-asses. I got a doctors note and yesterday was my last day till September.

I was so tired of having to talk myself into going to work every day. Mentally it was so taxing I am sure it was adding to making me feel sick all the time gabapentin 300 mg high. I am looking forward to using the summer to spend time with my nieces and getting to know them better and with getting my health better, loosing weight and really putting myself and my soon to be husband and our families first.

I am will have more time to do the things that matter and will have less stress and anxiety and panic. I am looking forward to spending more time planning the wedding as well and not leaving it all up to my mom to plan.

I am also considering going back to school in the fall and maybe only returning part-time. We’ll have to see…

 

New car and wedding planning!

So we bought a new car today! It’s not brand new but it is a 2015, a Nissan Alitma SV. It was a really good deal. It has 67,000 km on it but they extended the warranty free of charge so we had another 100,000 km which is what the original warranty for a new Nissan Altima would be.

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The pictures are not the greatest but they were just quick ones Eddie snapped with his phone. We will get some better ones this weekend hopefully. It’s a really nice car and so much bigger then the Fiesta!

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I can’t wait to take it to New Brunswick and maybe into the US with us next weekend. I hate putting that many miles on a car we just bought so fast but we are just going into Maine. It’ll all depend on if we can get the plates switched from the old car to the new one before next weekend.

In Nova Scotia you have 30 days but I am unsure if that may be an issue at the border as the plates are registered to another car and I don’t want to take that chance. I have the money to change them over so I was thinking of going Monday or Tuesday to Access Nova Scotia to get them changed over.

Today was my day off as I am off Friday and Saturday now so we went down this morning and picked up the car. We actually bought it in another town, Bridgewater as that was the were we went originally for a different car, a 2014 Ford Focus but they could not make that one work with our budget and because this one had a bit more kilometers on it (67,000 compared to the 23,000 the Focus had) we got a good deal on it and with the extra warranty we will still have warranty for pretty much our whole loan period. It also brought down our interest rate but the payments went up some. Our insurance stayed pretty much the same.

Tonight after I took Eddie to work my Maid of Honor; Erin, my Bridesmaids Kristy, Susan and Jen and I all got together at Jen’s apartment downstairs , she’s actually Eddies sister and my soon to be sister-in-law to go over the decorations with her and my soon to be nieces. It was a lot of fun. We came up with some DIY ideas for the wedding. I can not wait to try them out. Jen suggested doing a mock table to get an idea so we are going to get some supplies.

Erin came up with the idea of going to the Clay Cafe to make the vases for the flowers for our centerpieces. I love the idea. So instead of glass vases we would make clay ones in white, purple and grey and maybe green (colors of our wedding) and then paint or engrave “Kirsten and Edward ♥ August 27th, 2016” on them. I am pretty set on Gerber daisies and baby’s breath as our flowers. Mom said they can be dyed any color.

Jen found a really cool idea of cans, like soup cans, that you poke holes into in designs and then you can paint them and stick lights in them or you could use a candle. I love the idea! They might not sound like much but they are really pretty. I really like a rustic theme. I haven’t figured out how to embed Pinterest posts in here or I would post a few of the ideas. If anyone knows please let me know and I will edit this and add them! I’ve tried the embed option but the code doesn’t seem to work.

Wow, where has the time gone!

I was looking at my site today and can’t believe it has been almost a year since I last blogged. So so much has gone on since then. For those of you who are not following me on Facebook or Instagram. I’m getting married! To a wonderful man named Edward Eddie for short.

We have been living together since mid-October 2015 and been together since the beginning of June 2015. He asked me to marry him on Christmas day. It wasn’t really a surprise as I knew it was coming but I am so happy. I couldn’t be any happier.

I am still working at the same place but I have moved to a permanent night shift working from 4pm to Midnight. I still enjoy it there. November 2016 will be 5 years! I don’t really miss days at all.

So anyways back to the wedding. We are getting married on August 27, 2016. We have the venue booked, have the invitations mostly done up and we have the dresses picked out. My mom and I are making them. She is teaching me to sew. My best friend Erin is going to be my maid of honor and guess what she is pregnant so I am going to be an Auntie again as well!

We are going with purple and grey as the colors for the wedding. We have the cake ordered and we have family and friends coming from all over Canada and the US. It’s going to be a great summer

Eddie and I have decided we want to travel to Europe for our honeymoon. We have not got the details down yet but we were thinking of traveling by rail once we are there and trying to go through a bunch of places. I would also like to visit Baden-Soellingen as well. I have not been there since my parents and I left in 1991.