Thursday, December 28, 2006

Happy Holidays!

Hope everyone had a great Christmas Holiday! I know I did, though I feel like it went by too quickly. Why do the weekends and holidays always zip by but the workdays are slow as hell??

Santa was great to me. I received:
  • New luggage (suitcase & matching carry-on bag) perfect for my trip to Peru
  • "Say Anything" with John Cusack, Cube & Season 3 of Degreassi Jr. High
  • Gift certificates for Place D'Orleans
  • Clothes
  • Socks
  • Slippers
  • Dessert fondue & main meal fondue set
  • PADERNO 40-set pots & pans (well Jimmy got it from his parents but I'll be the one mostly using it)
  • Cooking books
I can't wait to leave for Peru in less than 2 weeks. It's starting to get pretty cold here in Ottawa and I'm starting to get depressed by it. It's supposed to only be -6 celcius right now but it's soo damp/humid outside it feels soo much colder. The cold really goes right to your bones :(

My cats have finally figured out that they are able to climb on our kitchen counters. Jimmy and I are not very amused. They have been punished today and are locked in the laundry room until we get home from work. I'm going to invest in some professional deterrent this weekend but in the meantime, I've been told to try putting tin foil on the counters, supposedly cats don't like the feel of tin foil on their paws nor the sound. I'm going to test it out with a small piece when I get home before putting tinfoil on our counter tops.

Does anyone know what they are doing for NYE?? It's Jimmy's turn to pick something and he's leaving it until the last minute I hate that!! We don't have plans yet oh well :(

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Ho Ho Ho

3 days until Christmas Eve. Awesome. I'm all done my gift shopping, everything is wrapped! As Elastica once said "I'm done, I'm ready to go..."

I'm staying at Jimmy's over the xmas holidays but it won't really be much of holidays that's for sure! Jimmy works with the army tonight and so I'm going to take the time to go get us some tanning sessions to get some colour before Peru, pick up some last minute things for the dinner prep for xmas eve & day and mop the hardwood floors in the house. I'm hoping we get out of work early on Friday. I can go home and wash out the kitty litterbox, then JImmy and I are going tanning and I'll head to the gym then we're going to his friend's xmas party. Sat my family from Toronto is up so I'll go spend some time with them before heading to Kemptville to Jimmy's sister's house where his parents are up from Halifax. The 24th I'm going to visit a friend who's in from out of town, go tanning, do the gym thing then head to xmas eve dinner at my parents. the 25th we head to kemptville again and the 26 is Jimmy's bday! I go back to work on the 27th :(

Monday, December 18, 2006

One month!

It's been a month and a day since I had my laser eye surgery!!!

I can't believe how much time has already passed. My eyes are doing so well I really can't complain. The last time I went in for a check-up, they told me that by mid-january I'd be done my daily drops. I'm looking at my calendar and on Wednesday I reduce my right eye drops from 4 times a day to 3 times. I'm still really glad I had this surgery and I tell anyone I have a chance to, to seriously consider it!

My apartment's been up for rent for a week and some and I've had 2 ppl email me interested but after a few email correspondences, they never got back to me :( One guy called and I returned his call and he never got back either. Then on Friday a girl called me and told me to either call her back or email her, so I emailed her and I haven't heard from her yet either. If I don't hear from her by today after work, I'm just going to call her to find out if she wants to come see the place or not.

I found someone to take care of my kitties while Jimmy and I are away in Peru. My high school friend Emily is going to be staying at my apartment for the 2 weeks we're gone. It's good for me that she'll be at my pad taking care of them instead of having someone come in a few times a day to watch over them. Plus, it's closer to her work as well. She gets a parking spot, food, internet and satellite tv :) I'm really happy. She's coming over this week to pick up her pampered chef stuff and I'm going to remind her to make sure she's still interested in taking care of them!

I finished my christmas shopping on Sunday!!! yay! ALl I have left to do is wrap everything :)

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Bad Luck

Both elevators in my building have died!!!!!! I just went up 12 flights of stairs! HOLY SHIT! I was with a guy who lives on the 20th floor so I feel bad for him haha.

What sucks is I need to go to Chapters tonight to pick up some Christmas gifts and tonight they are having a special 20% off for irewards members on top of your regular 10% off!!! EEK! I'm contemplating being tough and going for it. Hoping that upon my return the elevators will be fixed though for some reason I don't think that will be the case. What sucks even more is that Jimmy is still at work and he's sleeping over and the poor guy will park 2 levels below ground level and then have to walk up basically 14 flights of stairs! I'm praying they will be fixed by then, at least one!!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

'Tis the Season

I am forcing myself to go Christmas shopping today. I hate xmas shopping and especially at the Rideau Centre which is always packed! How I miss the dead mall (Place D'Orleans) *sigh* luckily this is the last yr i'll be shopping around here!

Thursday night as I was getting into bed, I heard a loud bang. I peeled back my bedroom window blind only to find that one of my windows had shattered into a thousand pieces!!! Luckily it was still intact, just all shattered. I'm also very lucky that the windows are double pane ones! Otherwise I'd be freezing and have to find someplace else to sleep! I called the super the next day and they said it would take about a week to order another window. Keep your fingers crossed the second one doesn't shatter!! They think that the window was faulty to begin with. Isn't that awful?? Check out the photos:

Tuesday, December 05, 2006


Well, here is it. My apartment has been officially advertized! Please pass on to anyone who you think may be interested!

- Brand New Loft-style apartment in the Byward Market (George Street).

- This unit has 1 Bedr. and 1 Bathr.

- It is located on the 12th floor faces north and has a balcony with views of Gatineau Hills, Parliament, gorgeous sunsets and fireworks on Canada Day!

- Exposed concrete 9 foot tall ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, hardwood & carpet in bedroom, 6 new appliances (washer, dryer, dishwasher, stove, fridge & range microwave).

- Industrial window blinds included.

- Underground heated parking can be rented at additional $150/month comes with garage door opener

- Internet and cable ready.

- Only unit with a pantry. A large pantry!

- Freshly painted.

- Closet organizer set up in bedroom.

- Very large party room with kitchen area, foosball, pool table, chairs & couches accessible through the 2nd floor open 24/7.

- Large patio connected to the party room with reflective pool, lounge chairs & gas bbqs.

- Gym facility on the 2nd floor open 24/7.

- Doorman on-site Monday – Friday 8-4pm

- $1350/month includes all utilities (heat, electricity, water and central A/C) and locker.

- 24 hour LOEB across the street.

- Available March 1, 2007 (or earlier – negotiable).


Please contact me for more information and/or viewing: