August 7, 2008

Posted by Rie On 10:32 AM
I just finished looking at my new apartment! Yay me! It's actually identical to my old place and even in the same area - just on the other side of the courtyard/parking lot. The price is the same, the size is the same, the rooms are the same - the only difference is that it's with a better fridge and overlooks a different street. I loved my old place so I'm definitely happy and very excited. I still have 3 months before I can move in but Nov. 15, here I come! Three months is quite a while and the waiting period has it's advantages and disadvantages... Of course I would love to move in tomorrow but now I can plan ahead and seriously save some money. It's going to be nice having a date to focus on and look forward to.

Just thought I would share some happy news to the world.

Work is good. Great being back and seeing everyone again. The new kids are shy and cute but that'll probably change once they get comfortable with us and the other kids.

Yes, life is starting to be good again.

August 2, 2008

Posted by Rie On 5:42 PM
I'm pretty much on my way out the door but wanted to write a short post to say hi. I'm going over to Tine's place with Jannie for dinner and drinks - we might end up downtown, we might not. We'll see what happens but good friends, good food and good wine can't go wrong!!

Things are ok here, definitely a rollercoaster of emotions but I can handle it. I am actively looking for a new apartment and am also on the lookout for cool cheap furniture.... when I moved up here, I gave all my stuff away to a good cause so I'm pretty much starting from scratch. Again. I don't regret doing it but looking back, I wish I hadn't. Oh well, no use looking back - time to look forward. Right?

I start work again on Monday after a LONG vacation and I'm actually pretty excited. I like my co-workers, I like the kids (most of them) and I love my job. It'll be hard getting back into the routine again after having such a crazy long vacation but I can't wait.

So.... life here is kinda crazy but also exciting. I'm in serious saving mode so I can get my shit put back together and start living my life again. I definitely have my ups and downs but I guess that's normal, right? I stay away from sappy music and sappy tv shows and try to keep myself occupied. So if I give any loving couples a dirty look, just deal with it for now - it's nothing personal ;)