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Almost There

So I can tell that I’m way too excited to go home (not that one can be too excited to go home).  But I’m not watching how I talk and I’ve been mixing up sentences left right and centre.  I’ve also NOT been paying as astute attention as one should to facebook and totally replied to a message as if i was the only one that got it.  Yeah I felt lame haha.

It’s really weird these last few days at work.  I’m still giving it my best, but my managers don’t seem to care if I do manage to hear codes and other such items that previously were blocked from my hearing.  And i really don’t feel like getting close to people who are new now.  I’m leaving in a couple days and will never see most of them again so I’m not going to invest time into friendships.  Rather selfish, I know, however is rather logical from the point of usefulness.  I’m seriously gonna miss my work though.  It’s been rather fun this summer and I learned a lot both of myself and about customer service and officey things that are HOPEFULLLY going to prove useful ONE day.  I’m still holding my fingers crossed on that point ;).

But i’m almost ready to go home.  All my books and left over cans of food and electronics are nicely packed away in boxes waiting for the day that my dad will bring them home to me.  I can only bring two suitcases so my xbox and monitor and other such things will have to wait.  Twill prolly be a good thing what with school starting and all XD.  It’s not like I need MORE distraction than I already possess.

saying goodbyes

The end of August is slowly creeping up on me.  The 31st is going to be ever so bittersweet.  While working here, I missed home terribly, but I met some really awesome people.  I wish I could have the best of both worlds: the familiarity of home, and not having to sever friendships.  It’s definitely the only reason I HATE travelling.  You get to meet awesome people who totally blow your world away.  They challenge you and help you grow and discover the world in ways you couldn’t have before, and then you know that you’re never ever going to see them again once you leave to go back home.  Brandon and I were talking about this the other day and he said that I of all people should be able to keep contact.  I am after all on the internet a lot more than your average jane, but I’m awful at responding to emails, messages, etc.  Then too much time passes and this feeling enters the pit of your stomach and you feel guilty for NOT responding, but now it’s too late and it would just look ridiculous TO respond NOW.  Shake your head all you want dear reader, but that never ending spiral is the story of my life.

I am really looking forward to going home though.  In just ten days I’ll be back in my apartment and this time we’ll have a set of chairs and a table, and we’ll be majorly cleaning and organizing our home so that MAYBE we can move to an upstairs apartment.  We’re in the basement and our lovely upstairs neighbours have a toddler who sounds like a bowling ball crashing into an elephant.  They also love to party late and when you’re a student that is the most horrible of mixes.  Even if I am staying up late to catch up, I would love to actually concentrate.  Beyond all that though, our apartment has many problems such as a destroyed bathroom (from a leak above us), our subfloor has sunk and our fridge freezer doesn’t freeze anymore!!  So our awesome plan is to clean clean clean clean, then organize and hopefully our crazy landlords will grant our feeble request.

Dementors in the Underpass

So.  Ft.  McMurray.  I’m here now, and sadly already miss home and everything there.  Mostly my bed and a certain boy.  Alas I need to make money though.

Anyway, I’ve been here for two days though it feels like 8.  I started work right away, which was good in the sense that I wasn’t given a lot of time to brood over being away from home and that I was away from Brandon.  It also helped me stay away from thinking about how horrible I was going to be at my job.  Haha.  I always seem to do that for some reason.

My to do list is still a mile long.  I have to edit my website some more add paypal buttons and fix spelling errors.  I’ve just been exhausted from traveling etc.  And honestly, I just want to chill when I get home.  Today I played on the Wii and sat on an internet board all evening.  I did catch up on my google reader though.  I think I had something like 198 blog posts unread.  People need to stop writing interesting things (so as to quote the esteemable Dr. Dickson).  Little by little I’m killing my eyes.  Seriously, I think my optometrist must hate hearing of such things. Heh.

This post is rather all over the place and a means of letting you know (if you’re one of the few who reads this and doesn’t know me in real life.  If so, congratulations and thankyou for sticking it out with me :)) that I’m NOT dead.  I made it to Alberta after a frakking long travelling experience.  10 hours on the bus, then a day spent in Edmonton.  We didn’t get in till 730.  Marina was one sad panda.

I’m going to go crash though.  Have a wonderful night ladies and gents.  If you have any plans for the weekend, let me know in the comments 🙂

Rina

(PS.  What reference (book movie song what have you) is the title?)

Congratulations

To….

Karen G!  I’ll be emailing you for your mailing address tonight/tomorrow (it’s 11 now sadly and i have an exam tomorrow).

Anyway, thanks to all who entered ^_^  It was so encouraging seeing such traffic and response.  I’ll be holding more contests in the future so  be sure to keep an eye out for them 🙂

The site is ALMOST fully functional.  I didn’t realize that paypal needs to verify your bankaccount, so I have to wait a couple more days.  If you want to order anything email me at novabeadery@gmail.com and I’ll hold it for you.

Nova Beadery will be having it’s grand opening on April 15th 2010 (a week from today)!  As a little celebration, I’ll be holding a contest.  Post here (with your email) and what your favourite type of jewelry is.  And on the 15th by 12pm Pacific (that’s -8 GMT).  I’ll choose a winner.  Pass this on to your friends, family, coworkers etc.

The Prize:

http://novabeadery.ucoz.com/

Are You Ready?

Summer.  I am so ready for you

Indoor Herb Garden

Spring is on its way.  I mayn’t have access to a yard for a garden.  But I can least plant my herbs.  From left to right: Basil, Oregano, Parsley, and Rosemary