Category Archives: Work

Goodbye Christmas

I took down my tree today and put away most of decorations (left up some of the window lights). I would have done it sooner but I’ve been busy, and lazy. Undecorating is never as fun as decorating. But I’m glad it’s gone. The place looks nice and tidy again (for the most part). When did you take your tree down? Or is it still up? I had my tree up for 2 months, which is a little too long in my opinion. But my boyfriend likes to put it up early (we put it up Nov. 15th this year). I figure I will leave my lights up and turned on until the snow goes away. When do you feel is the right time to take down the lights? Or is there a right time?

In other news, we booked our trip to Cuba for February. We have less than a month to go before we leave and I cannot wait! It’s been -20C here for a week or so and I cannot wait to be sitting on the beach in 29C weather. I’ve been trying to find some new sandals because my current ones broke at the end of the summer, but none of the stores seem to have them right now. Any idea where I could get sandals in the middle of winter?

I bought myself a couple new toys this year. I finally picked a smartphone. I bought the Samsung S4 from Best Buy Mobile which was on for $0. They had a promotion on with the phone so I also got a $175 gift card for Best Buy! I used half of the gift card and bought myself an activity band that tracks your steps among other things. I thought about taking it back because the battery doesn’t last very long. It tends to turn the screen on by itself (but doesn’t turn on when I try to turn it on!) which kills the battery. But there were things I liked about it so I convinced myself to keep it. I basically got it for free anyway. I was surprised at how many steps I take in a day. To be honest, I though that I walked more than the band says I do. On a work day, I average about 6000-8000 steps a day. I have my goal set at 10,000 but haven’t made it there yet. The other thing I’ve been tracking is how long I sleep. I always thought I slept about 8 hours a night, but it is actually closer to 9 1/2.

As for work news, we’ve been hiring people to beef up our team. We haven’t really trained them much yet. I worked with one girl once so far and start with another girl tomorrow. I’m not too fond of training but always seem to get suckered into doing it. Even when I worked at the movie theatre they would throw new people at me to train. There are certain things I don’t mind training, but there are also things that I don’t like to teach because I don’t feel I’m strong in that area myself.

Anyway, I think that’s all my news for now. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and are settling back into your routine nicely.

New Website

Ah how I have missed my blog. I come to look at it now and then and it makes me so happy. I like how it looks. But my new website has been an attention hog over the last month or so.

If you want to visit, the link is It’s basically an event blog, listing events happening in Edmonton. Right now it doesn’t have much but as the year goes on I can see it growing. It was sort of my boyfriend’s idea. Apparently he had been telling his work buddies about all these adventures I take him out on and one of his friend’s was like, “Hey man, can you send me a link to the events going on?”

I personally have to scour the internet trying to find all the different activities that are happening so we thought it would be a good idea to write it down online (instead of hogging all the information for myself) so other people could go out and enjoy themselves too.

While working on the new website, I realized that my web design skills are so rusty. It took me forever to try and figure out how to get certain things to work the way that I wanted them too. There are still some pages and CSS issues that I can’t figure out but I’m just going to let it be for now.

Having multiple websites is hard though, because as you can see, certain ones get neglected at times. I am really trying to work harder at making a schedule so I can get things done on time. But it’s not really working. Right now I keep everything written down in an agenda that I keep in my bag. But most of the time, it’s out of sight, out of mind. I have to get back into the mindset of a student and give myself due dates. I’m hoping that my work schedule will be more consistent coming up next month and that will hopefully give me more of a routine to work with.

It was really hard to make a schedule that wasn’t all over the place over the last few months because we had a huge turnover with employees. But things are starting to settle down again and I’m really hoping it stays that way, for my sanity.