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Monday, December 30, 2013

End of 2013

Doesn't it seem like every year seems to go by faster and faster? This year was no exception; I still cannot believe it's January in two days!

I finished all of my Christmas shopping with time to spare this year! Everyone was really happy with their gifts (mom - K-cups and CD, dad - funny t-shirt and Vinyl cafe, brothers - atlas and gift cards, J - a board game and 6 months of dates). J's family was very interested in the gift I got him and his mom says that he has to phone home at the beginning of each month to let her know what date he is being sent on!

J got me a winter classic Leafs jersey and some earrings. LOVE both! We got completely spoiled by our families as well with wine, actifry, purses, skates, clothing, etc. It was a nice year although I missed J a lot on Christmas day.

New year's eve is tomorrow night! We finally made plans last night to go to one of his friend's homes and celebrate. It will be a low-key night I am sure and that's okay. We want to be in good shape to watch the Winter Classic game on Wednesday! I've been watching the HBO 24/7 road to the winter classic game and it has only made me more excited to see it.

I have been thinking about my new year's resolutions. I always make them and don't always stick to them but I think it's always good to have goals for yourself. Will post them soon.

My year in review...
January It was great bringing in the new year with the Trews and some friends.
February I broke up with my long-term boyfriend D and moved home with family
March I went to Florida with family, had the best vacation
April I worked in Toronto for a couple of weeks and started to look for a place to live back home
May I moved in with a guy in a cute apartment on the water
June I tried SUPing, went tree-top trekking saw Taylor Swift and started dating my ROOMMATE
July Went to a bunch of concerts (Train, Brad Paisley) and had some campfires
August Went to an Argos game and worked and saved as much as I could
September Went to my first MLB game, went to Live at the Lake with Eric Church
October Finished up at the restaurant, won a Halloween contest as a Loofah
November Went to the Toronto Aquarium, had a surprise party for my dad
December Went to an NHL game, finished another ASL course, visited J's hometown, had an amazing Christmas

I am looking forward to all that 2014 will bring. Hoping everyone stays happy and healthy!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Juggling the December expenses

Having a variable income is hard! It just makes things so hard to plan! Also the fact that I do not get vacation days. If I do not get a call to work, or if I need to take a day off I do not get paid. So for Christmas vacation which is 2 weeks, I will have no income.

December is a tough month money-wise. I had to buy winter tires this year which were $833. Christmas is going to be around $600 for everything. We need oil for our furnace again soon which is going to be about $400 each. About 20 hours of extra driving for Christmas parties.

I am heading to a Christmas party tomorrow and am getting my baking done tonight, mmmm. It's an ugly Christmas sweater party. J is a huge Senators fan where I am a Leaf fan. He is borrowing my brother's jersey and I am going to wear his jersey, add some garland and they will be our ugly Christmas sweaters this year.

Got the Job!!

I had an interview for the position I had been working at for some time last Friday. It was an awful interview. I could tell that both of the principals were trying to help me with additional questions but I feel like there was so much more I could have said right afterward.

Somehow and I think it was mostly because not many people applied for the position, and the fact that the one principal knows how capable I am let me have the position and called me that night with the good news!

I've been working at the job on an LTO for 5 days now (although two were snowdays!), I am excited for one more week at least. I saw the teacher who I am replacing today and she thinks she will be back after Christmas break...good for her, but not for me. I REALLY enjoy the job! I look forward to it and get excited about the students' progression everyday.