Sunday, January 29, 2006

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The Job Begins

Went to my first staff meeting at my new job this morning. It seems as though this will be a great place to work, as it has been established for a very long while.

Saturday, January 28, 2006


The weekend's here, and I am listless, unproductive and cranky...

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Better Tidings

All went well yesterday evening at my interview, and I now have a new job. It's actually out right next door to my former high school.

Did my presentation today, and so did my hunny. Both went well.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Of Mice and Men

Another eventful day in my life. Busy as usual. Went to a meeting for my club, sighted a mouse in the house. Not surprising, for the fabulous school that I attend, but the little thing was quite cute. Anyhow, came home, took a nap, woke up and started to finish helping my brother with his assignment. Got a call, job interview for Wednesday evening, hopefully I will not be unemployed for long! Now it is midnight, and I am working through my presentation for Thursday. It is on Suddenly Last Summer by Tennessee Williams. This morning I also have my graduation photo session. Now to go and figure out my presentation!

Monday, January 23, 2006

As Predicted

Well, I suppose I could comment on the impending Conservative Minority Government. However, in more expected news, I no longer have a job. I stopped into my former workplace today to be told by my manager that I am "no longer needed". What a shock and revelation! So the job hunt picks up momentum now.

So much to do, so little time...

Well, as usual, I've left my blog to sit for a few days with no new additions. I suppose I'm facing the January blahs right about now. Isn't reading week supposed to come soon?

Anyhow, updates on my past week, and the coming week's agenda.

Went to a fabulous class in which we discussed The Great Code. Seems as though that most of the class was still dazed and confused about the relevance of the Bible to Western Literature. After class I attended a useless meeting with my club, where nothing was really accomplished, although there is plenty of upcoming events.

Another useless day in my Shakespeare course. Apparently it is not important to note what actually shows up on the page, but what, should, could and would have happened. *sigh* how hopeless! Went to my next class, where we treated like grade school kids, cookies and a story book! :D

The most important day of this week, my hunny's 23rd birthday. I am amazed that phone calls from home were limited to ONE, and that was not from my mother. (On a side note, she seems to be really enjoying her new pursuits in life.) So, we went down to the Fallsview Casino, blew a bit of money and then went for dinner at Wolfgang Puck's new place. Absolutely fabulous food, and impeccable service. Dinner was expensive, but well worth the treat for my hunny. (I will post pictures here shortly). Afterwards, we went back into the casino, where playing nickel slots, my hunny won $134 on his first $20 spent! Later we went to Casino Niagara, wandered around in there for a bit and went into an arcade on Clifton Hill. We left to come home, with my hunny thoroughly enjoying his birthday.

Sat through a 1 hour and 15 minute sermon, on, for the life of me, I can't remember. Afterwards we picked up a movie for my mother, and went to the LCBO. As we walked out of the LCBO, someone brushed past me, and lo and behold, it was my stalker. He did not say anything to me, just stared at me and my hunny as we got into the car and drove away. (Still feeling a bit creeped out!) We went to a seminar about our alleged *free* honeymoon, which we had to pay airfare for. We also had to sit through a session on pots and dishes for 1.5 hours. When we were all done there, we headed over to a friend's place where there was a get-together. We stayed there for a few hours, and then drove some people out to Scarborough.

Sat around today trying to be productive, and attempting to accomplish some work. Today's perogatives were, write an essay and presentation, and do my post for my class. Of the three, I started on only the last two. However, it seems as though I may have plenty of time to work on the rest, since I am out of a job. Apparently work has seen no need to schedule me for the last two weeks, and no one will tell me why. So tomorrow evening I'm going in to resolve this matter, or pretty much quit the job. I have to start looking a little more seriously now for another job.

This coming week:
Another meeting with my club on Tuesday, Grad Photos and essay to be done on Wednesday, Thursday is the presentation. Busy, busy me! Reading Week, come hither!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006


Over the past three days, I have logged less than 8 hours of night-time sleep. I suppose this is not too good for my health, but I have been under the cloud of many thoughts lately. I feel like I am going to hit burn-out soon. I am trying to avoid that, as I know if I let that happen, I will be down for quite a while. Time for reading now, until I can manage to sleep a bit.

Monday, January 16, 2006

A Processional

As previously mentioned, today I attended the funeral of my aunt's mother (Theresa Gene). It started as an early day, waking up at 6am to be ready for my uncle to pick up me and my brother. We went again to the funeral home, and then to the church for the service. This woman truly lived a remarkable life, raising 14 children on her own. She also had 36 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. After the funeral service, we went to the cemetery. In my opinion, this was the hardest part of the day: the final goodbyes. Once this part was done, a load seemed to be lifted. We then had a get-together with all the family.
Tomorrow is back to school and I also learned that I will not be working at all this week. This means that I am definitely looking for a new job. Friday is my hunny's birthday and I plan to spend the day with him. In other good news, I found out today that we have won our honeymoon vacation by filling out a raffle card at last week's bridal show.

Sunday, January 15, 2006


Over the past week, I have been in a weird mood. As I mentioned in my last post, someone close to my family died. That person was my aunt's mother, who was much like a second grandmother to me for most of my life. This last week has been a sobering one, and I have spent much time contemplating my own life, and living day by day as if in a trance.
I suppose I have been productive during the week. I am almost through reading The Great Code: The Bible and Literature. Actually I sat through church service on Saturday reading it. I have really started to wonder how many people fail to see the influence of the Bible on Western Literature. I agree with my professor that the Bible and its influences on Western culture/literature should be a course taught at University level. There seem to be far too few people who understand the great impact that this book has had in literature.
Yesterday evening we went skating with the young people from our church at Nathan Phillips Square. It was a cold night out there, but once on the ice, it was quite warm skating around. By the time I couldn't feel my fingers and toes, we headed over to Tim Horton's to warm up.
Today again, I was in a period of reflection. We went to the visitation for my aunt's mother. The family seems to be coping fairly well, as they have always been quite close-knit. I will be attending the funeral tomorrow morning. We also met one of my uncles that we haven't seen since October or so. We went over to his place for dinner and my hunny picked us up and drove us home.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

A week into the chasm

It is now officially one week since my return to classes. I have gotten back all the papers I wrote before the break and I did marginally well on them. Today I handed in my McLuhan essay, which I finished yesterday afternoon. I have been told it was good, but that was from a biased opinion (my hunny). Today I finally booked graduation photos as well.
In not such great news, someone close to our family passed away today.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

New Beginnings

Seems as though my sickness is gradually leaving me, and for the first time in a bit, I felt inspired to get back to school work.
Today I have actually managed to read all the material to prepare me for classes tomorrow, and I have started the dreaded essay which is due in a week's time. All in all, its been a pretty good day.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

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