Lots and lots to talk about but not quite sure how to cover it all. So let's sum it up and I'll write some more about some of these soon...
- Running - so I've been for 3 runs since we've been here in the 10 days, which I'm okay with since the first few days I had a bad chest cough from the trip. The first run (more like a walk) was only down the driveway and back and that alone was 1.67 km! Welcome to the country :) The second was to my parents and took me 37 minutes - I def aim to improve that. The third was
tonighterr two days ago now and I saw 2 deer on the road in front of me and was surrounded by thunder and lightening and it was very, very (well, a little bit) frightening (Galileo figaro...). But I am feeling a bit stronger and HOPEFULLY now I can finally get into some sort of routine.
- Job - as of Monday, I will start work on our friend's potato farm, bagging potatoes. A totally mindless job that involves waiting for the bag to get full, tying it off and adding it to the pile. My sister will also be doing it with me and we can make whatever hours we want, as often or as little as we want, even if we only do one day in total it helps them out, and chat while we do it and stuff. That will be to bring in some needed $ while I continue to chase a good job - that pays more than $12/hr!! Apparently it makes your arms very strong, so I'll call it cross-training! As for a "proper" job, i have a few things in progress, so hoping next week brings some good news on some of those.
- School - David starts Junior Kindergarten (all kids born in 2008 start in Sept, so a few kids will only be 3 still) on Monday - other grades started earlier, but they have a gentle entry program (so there aren't 20 scared kids all on the same day at the same time). He's pretty excited - we'll bring him Mondays and Wednesdays (the days he goes) since the bus ride to school is an hour and that's too long, means getting on a 7:30 am!! Then he'll catch the bus back to my mothers, with his two cousins in the afternoons. Easier than getting him dropped off here, since this driveway is 800 mtrs long and you have to be waiting at the end, etc. That way, either my mother, sister or myself need be at the house to be able to meet all 3 kids getting off the bus together.
- School - Kirk started yesterday and already has homework, lots of reading and such. The flight program is renowned as the best in Canada and it is no bird course and 1 guy already told Kirk he's planning to pack up and move back to Toronto... Kirk seems mildly freaking out about the school component, but super excited about the flying component. After 17 flights (which he'll do 2 a week), he'll already do his first solo (as in, completely utterly alone in the plane) flight!! FUN!
- Housework - yes, I am doing everything around the house, including housework, laundry and more. Crazy, who would've thought it. But don't judge me when I say I hope I find a really good paying job that will allow me to get someone else in to clean for us :)
- iPhones - yup, we finally have iPhones (4S to be exact) and I am in LOVE. Kirk not so much until I did a few things for him, like made some ringtones out of his favourite songs for him (did you know you can do that in itunes, super easily?!) and we'll have to find some more fun aps and such. Especially loving having an awesome camera in my pocket!!
- Book club - my friend Nita has recruited me into her bookclub and this month, we're reading Room by Emma Donoghue. Oh my word. Halfway through, totally intrigued. Bound by the rules of book club to not say more... but wow. Have you read it?
- Haircut - I got about 20 cms of hair chopped off last night by Nita. Hair now feels amazing - the ends were so incredibly dead and it was ridiculously long and I should've done this months ago. However, won't be able to have ponytail with pony in a braid anymore... Granted, 20cms to most people is almost boy short, but my hair is still below my bra strap. I'll have to take a photo soon.
- Shopping - yikes, clearance sales are on - I got a pant/jacket combo in brown - pants were $125 down to $9.99. Jacket was $250, down to $24.95. Crazy! Now I just need a job interview to wear them too!
- Loving being home - we've explored the new Marina Park with splashpad, rode on a old train at Centennial Park, rode on an old Carousel at Chippewa Park, went to the Hymers Country Fair, we'll climb Mount Mackay at some point... lots of fun! It was great to have some hot weather (even up to 34 C one day) to tie up the summer, made us feel like we can survive the winter...
So the obvious theme of this post is my need to find a great job, but otherwise, we are pretty happy and hoping we've made a good decision (though kirk is definitely missing our car!) The house is so full of character - hardwood floors, stairs, etc. I will have to post some real pics soon!