The End of Summer

I noticed tonight that it is starting to get dark before 9 PM. Seems like summer is almost over. That brings out mixed emotions in me since I have been pretty much house bound for the last two and a half weeks.

On one hand I am extremely sad that summer is almost over and that I will not get to go swimming at the beach or at a lake again this summer. On the other hand I am excited for fall and ready for the 30° weather to go away. I am sure I will regret that since the winter is supposed to be an especially brutal one. Last winter was bad but this one is supposed to be worse.

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I would loose my head if it wasn’t attached…

I really would. Day started out fairly normal. Had to make a call to ALC to help Cory’s cousin get back $125.00 he spent by accident on Web Cash thinking he could buy anything anywhere online with it. Ummm… No, you can not. It is for ALC products only, it’s a gift card for them… Yep, one of them days.

Then the three of us went to go get his ID photocopied, get a stamp and mail the Web Cash to ALC to get his money back and look for a winter jacket for Cory. I have 2 debit cards, one I mainly use and one that is my Visa debit. Well that’s the one I had the money on… so what did I do? I brought the other card and forgot the one I need at home. How’d I figure this out? We decided to stop for KFC/Taco Bell on the way in the mall. At the cash register after I ordered I realized the card I did have had less then $5 on it. So we borrow $20 from his cousin to pay.

So that was okay… While waiting I transfer money to the card I do have. Gotta love smart phones! We do what we need to, we find Cory a jacket, a nice Columbia one for $129! I love a deal, 2 jackets in 1 week that were worth over $300 each that we got for less then half price!

We take his cousin back and drop him off at our apartment to get his car and then decide to go to Bayer’s Lake, a large outdoor mall area to pay off the last of my debt. On the way my Mom calls and asks us to check out a 16 GB Lenovo Tablet on sale for $99.99. They initially bought my brother a 4 GB one but (despite me repeatedly telling them there was not enough space) quickly realized there was not enough space. Go figure. So we buy it for them and then pay the bill we needed to pay and head to Sobeys for groceries and my card that I had transfered the money onto earlier? I can not find it anywhere!

I search my pockets, I search my purse, I search the car, then Cory searches my pockets, then my purse, then the car. It is no where! Vanished. So I call the last couple of places we went. No one has it. It has not been found. So I drive all the way home, leaving Cory at Sobeys with the shopping cart full of unpaid for grocery’s next to the cash. I get my original card that I forgot earlier and go back and pay. I was so embarrassed!

Get home after that ordeal, open up the tablet and guess what? The apps he was trying to install on the other one that did not have enough space, are not compatible with this tablet… seriously pissed at this point. I turn my tablet on to see if they were compatible with it. It will not turn on. Just repeats the Samsung logo over and over and over again. I google it, restart it in safe mode and then reboot it again and it works.

In the meantime supper is in the oven. Chicken fingers and fries. When it is done cooking I put mine on a plate, add some bbq sauce, go in the living room and turn on the TV. The cat stalks me all the way in, waits till I put the plate down on the arm of the couch and then fly’s at me landing in the middle of the freaking plate right in the bbq sauce! He looks at me and I swear he was grinning. I scream, the plate goes flying in one direction, the cat in the other and me onto the floor. Yes, it really was one of those days.

Potluck and Secret Santa

So our annual potluck at Blue Ocean was today. Myself and another member of my project were in charge of it which resulted in most of the day up in our 4th floor boardroom and off the phones. Typically I would be overjoyed to be off the phones, but today with all the running up and down stairs or elevator when I got really lazy and with the crock pots (8 of them) turned on, the boardroom was boiling!

But the food! Wow, we had recipes from all over the world. We have an international team of agents that are from all over. So it was really nice to see all the food. With about 3/4 of the team taking part there was tons of stuff left over. My perogies were a big hit, they were one of the first things gone. Everyone said I need to bring more next time.

I was thinking as well, that next year we should have people make up recipe cards and either do up an email with all the recipes in it or make up enough recipe cards that they can take one from each dish that they like. I did have people put ingredients on each dish, for people with allergies, sensitivities or people who are vegetarian or vegan. I hope to get involved again next year or in something else like Secret Santa.

Speaking of which, we did that today as well. We are technically open next week on Monday and Friday but as a lot of people, myself included, took the week off. So for that reason we did it today. My friend Robin put that together. She did a great job. I got a $25 gift card from Shoppers Drug Mart and a Caramilk bar and a mint Aero bar. The limit was $15 so I guess I have a secret admirer I told Cory that and he just laughed. I drew the guy who sits next to me and he is a golf fanatic. I was unsure what to get him but found a cool range finder at Walmart for $15.

Over all I really enjoyed the Christmas/Holiday festivities at work this year.