Spring Is In The Air!

Edward and I spent the day out today… well yesterday technically since it’s 2:30 AM. We both took a long weekend this weekend because I had a lieu day that I wanted to take and I decided I didn’t feel like working Sunday so I took the day off and he ended doing the same. We went for a walk for almost an hour in Point Pleasant Park which is a large park in the south end of Halifax by the port. The view from it is beautiful, a view of the mouth of the Halifax harbour which is one of the worlds deepest natural harbours. The second I think (maybe the first?).

I took a few pictures with my phone but unfortunately they didn’t turn out to well so I didn’t bother uploading them. We walked for 58 minutes and walked 3.30 km. We were just walking really slow and stopping to admire the view and take pictures which is why we didn’t go very far distance wise. It worked out to 5981 steps and 288 calories burned. In total I actually managed to get 10,154 steps in. I have my goal right now set to 7500 steps, need to work my way up to 10,000 and beyond. I am really proud of myself I have met my goal every day this week.

It was a beautiful day out and reached 19°C and was nice and sunny. Maybe a bit of a cool wind down around the harbour but it was still nice enough I only had on a t-shirt and capris. I am so happy that spring is here. Now all we need to do is try and get our all season tires back on. We put it off because it really seemed like winter was never going to end. We had 4 storms over 10 days just the beginning of this month. Tomorrow (today technically) is supposed to rain like 20m but still get to 14°C, then Sunday is supposed to rain 5-10mm in the morning, clear up for a cloudy but 17°C afternoon. I am hoping to get Edward out driving. He is working on getting his license, he finally has his learners.

I have been thinking that I want to start some sort of project online maybe a clique or forum for diabetics or some sort of site where we can share stories, share recipes and support each other. I know there are tons of sites, blogs, etc out there and I really do want to try and do something a little different. I’m not sure what yet but I guess I will keep thinking on it and see if I can get some ideas. I don’t know maybe something more local, for people here in Halifax and Nova Scotia, some sort of support group/website.

 

More then a month!

It’s been almost 40 days since our wedding and how does it feel? About the same lol  I’m not really sure if I expected it to feel different? I really don’t know. Eddie and I talked about it some over the last few days and have come to the conclusion that that’s a very good thing

If anything I love him more and more and more every day so I know it’s the right decision for us. We are settling down and enjoying the married life but honestly day to day life doesn’t feel so different and I love it. I know that if you don’t live together first it must really seem different but we already knew what we wanted and had already established a pattern before getting married.

I love being at home with him during the day and I love still having the weekends together. I wish I liked to clean more and was a better housekeeper lol but I can learn. Cooking too. I really need to concentrate on cooking and nutrition and getting my diabetes more under control. I need to take some cooking classes or something.

I am loving working from home. I am not doing too bad. My speed is picking up and I can get each transcript done a bit quicker and I think my quality is improving as well. It’s all proofread by my Mom anyways as she is certified in Nova Scotia and I am not. We created a web site for our company and my mom is sending letters around to all the lawyers to let them know she started a new company with me.

I have created a LinkedIn page for the business and have been submitting it to sites like Yelp.ca and others. It’s going pretty good. I was also planning on selling Avon in my spare time but I can not get into it much. I love the products but I am not much of a sales person I will admit. I am going to try though.

I am really loving being home all day and working from home. I am however going to a job interview with Chapters/Indigo Friday and hoping I might get at least a part-time job out of it as 1) I would love to work in a bookstore and 2) I need something to keep me occupied until business picks up more for our transcription company.

We are still trying for a baby but still having no luck. It’s really frustrating but at least now that the wedding is over and we are settling down we wont feel so stressed with it and maybe we will have better luck. We are continuing with testing to see if we can figure out what is causing the issues but now we can also start the adoption process which I am really excited about. We still have to be living together 2 years, married or not but we are 1 year into it now so we can at least get the paperwork going and start taking the needed classes so we can either foster or adopt, both of which we are interested in.

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.

A lot can happen in two weeks.

I can’t believe it has been more then 2 and a half weeks since I last posted. Sometimes the time goes by so fast! A lot has happened in the last two weeks. I started Lyrica a bit more then 2 weeks ago. I spent a week so sick feeling that I missed the whole week of work. I guess that was mostly from Lyrica. I had really bad vertigo, plus regular old dizziness and nausea. I spent most of it in bed. When I sat up my world rocked (and not in a good way). I felt like I was on a ship swaying from side to side, then the spinning started.

It reminded me a lot like when I was sick before. Only this time I knew it was medication induced. After about a week it stopped. I am supposed to get blood work done and have a follow up appointment 10 days from my last one but I have not got the blood work or scheduled the appointment yet. I need to soon as he only gave me 30 days and I have have taken 18 already. Gotta get my ass in gear.

I ended up at the hospital last Monday. I took the day off cause I still was not feeling well and I also had an abscess on he underside of my left breast. I am guessing it was from the under wire in by bra. It started out just being a small sore then it filled with puss and you get the idea I am sure. Monday I had to go get it drained and they gave me IV anti-biotics on top of the ones I was already taken. It is not gone but it looks and feels a lot better. It was in such a bad place and it hurt so much.

While I was at the doctors the last time he mentioned something called polymyositis after I mentioned having issues swallowing and having issues with muscle weakness. I can not get out of a chair without using my arms, my legs alone are too week. He said those were not signs of Fibromyalgia really. It’s really uncommon so I am thinking it is not that but he said he was going to add it to the possible/suspected diagnosis to send to the Rheumatologist which I have been referred to. He said that a muscle biopsy would confirm it if it is that and if not then it may be related to Fibromyalgia. The list of issues just keeps growing. It’s kind scary.

On a lighter note, guess what? I finally found the Canon EOS Rebel T5 on the Dell.ca website today. So I decided to apply and see if I could get financing and I got approved! So I bought it! I am so excited and happy. I really wanted a DSLR and now I will finally have one! I was looking at the Canon EOS 70D but it was almost double the price and I really should start with a more entry-level instead of mid-range one. Since I really don’t know what I am doing. I am told I take good pictures but I have very little knowledge and no training. I am told by friends and family that have a Canon EOS Rebel that they are really easy to use and learn on. So I am hoping for the best!

I am going to take some time before it arrives to read the user guide and see what other resources I can find. It also comes with 2 lenses, an EF-S 18-55mm IS II and an EF 75-300mm III lense. I also need to find a decent editing software. Any suggestions? I know the obvious is Photoshop but anyone know of anything else? Free would be great I may also set up a photo blog. I am having a hard time writing every day but maybe some sort of daily or weekly photo blog would be good.

Spring? Maybe?

It actually went up to 7°C today! It’s beautiful out, didn’t manage to melt much snow however it was better then the -10 or so with the windchill yesterday and cold northerly wind. I am so happy and excited for spring to be here. Hopefully there will be very little snow from here on out. We still have so much that needs to melt. I’m praying for no major flooding.

I was approached by a friend of a friend of my Mom’s to possibly put together a website for a historical society. They want to use WordPress or something like that to put together a site or revamp an old site that they have. I am really interested in doing it however they are asking for a quote and I have never charged for anything before and have absolutely no idea how much to charge for a site.

I have been thinking about it all day and have not got back to them yet, they are looking for a quote by Friday or Monday at the very latest. I was going to work up something but can not access my cPanel or WHM on my account so I had to put in a ticket for that. I just wanted to get an idea of how easy it would be, or how not so easy.

It’s simple enough really, I can either buy a theme and customize it or use a free one that allows for commercial or non-profit use and customize it or I can even create from scratch, but I am not sure time-wise if I have time for that or if they would be okay with a customized pre-made theme or if they would want one built from scratch and I know what I charge should/would depend on how much time I have to put into it and all but I just don’t really have a clue when it comes to pricing and what I can even accomplish in the time frame they are looking for. I am going to have to contact her tomorrow and get a better idea after work.