Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sunday Night Chit Chat - May 20/12

I finished off "Remember me" by Christoper Pike this week. It was a book I read as a teenager and still really enjoyed it the second time around as an adult.
Now I'm reading
I have no idea where I got this book from. I'm only a few pages in so far so I'm not sure how I like it yet.

I finished watching all 4 seasons of Felicity this week. What a crap ending! Now I'm catching up on different shows before I go to bed online. Last night I started watching the movie "Friends with Benefits". So far it is hilarious!

Listening to?

Today I danced around the kitchen to one of my old Jack Johnson CD's. LOVE his music.


I have no been very good about cooking lately but I'm trying to always make sure I pack a lunch to save money. Tonight I'll try to make up some salmon sandwiches for tomorrows lunch and then cook for the week tomorrow.

Happy you accomplished this week?

I made a lot of phone calls (see previous post) and sent off my passport renewal. I also had my niece over for a sleep over and finally got to spend some time with my cousins new baby. I love family time!

Looking forward to next week?

I look forward to crossing more things off my moving list. I'm hoping to get a lot of packing and cleaning done. Every week I look forward to spending time with my mom. She is my best friend and I love how much time we spend together. She is so helpful and always there for me.

Thankful for today?
Today I am thankful that my boss decided to give me the stat day! That means tomorrow will be a stressful day as I'll be the only technician but I'll be making double time and a half so in the end it should all be worth it :)

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Busy Busy Busy

This week has been super busy for me. I worked 40 hours and between shifts I was sleeping, sorting and researching our move. Its been a lot to handle. I did however get a few things accomplished so that is good.

I sent off my passport for renewal. I'm really hoping it gets back in time because its my only photo ID (they gave me a certified copy) and I need it to get through the border. There is no passport office in my town so I had to go to an office where they verify everything and send it express post for you. Fingers crossed on that one.

I spent hours on the phone with both Canadian and USA customs and border patrol to make sure we have all our correct documents and to minimize any problems crossing over the border with two cats and a trailer full of stuff. It seem straight forward enough. I don't anticipate any problems if we follow their directions.

I looked into insurance coverage. Since we'll be traveling through the USA we want to make sure we have insurance in case something happens. Well to keep my insurance an extra month I have to pay for the entire month myself and that would be $320!! Eek, I think I usually pay $35ish monthly. So I made sure to thank my boss for supplying me with awesome coverage. For two weeks through Pacific Blue Cross it would be $84 for the two of us. Now BF is looking into what his new insurance covers and trying to get me added on right away to see if we can avoid the $84.

I went down to the Service BC center where they said my business name is still registered. Yay! I want to make a slight adjustment to the name though and want to find out if its only valid in BC and if I can keep it registered while I'm away. I'm a sole proprietor so apparently that may only make it valid in one province. So I got a number there to call the head office to ask more questions.

Moving is stressful!!!

I did however make time to have a sleepover with my niece. We stayed up late eating pizza and hanging out. The next day we took the bus downtown where we ate a whole bunch of new foods at one of my favorite Mexican place. She tried her first margarita (virgin as she is 10) and loved it. She told me she wants to travel when she is older. She wants to learn new languages and travel the world. I told her the few Spanish words I knew and she promptly put them to use in the restaurant and was delighted when people responded.

We checked out a book store where we both found a great book to purchase. When I was at the counter paying I realized I had meant to go to the book store next door. Oops, but everything happens for a reason. I've been trying to sell of a bunch of my books and haven't been able to find a place that buys as well as trades. This store buys!!! So I will have to do another good sort and then haul them down there to see if they are interested in any.

Then we went down to the waterfront and strolled along with icecream cones. Mine made me sick but it was fun at the time. Then we took the bus to meet up with my mom and then went to her place for dinner. My cousin was there visiting my Uncle with her new baby. It was awesome.

Today I'm hoping to pick up something super cool that I found online. I will show you guys later on what I mean. We will also stop by the fabric store and maybe have some more Mom and daughter time. I also need to clean up this pig sty at some point.

It never ends :)


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Tiny Details

Moving is so much work! I will be leaving BC near the end of June to move to Quebec. There are just so many tiny details to go through. BF and I are forming a list so that we stop fretting so much and have a plan of action. This week I sent my passport off for renewal, he booked a trailer for hauling a few choice items and we are working out all the other details.
We are planning to just keep things we really wont part with and this should all fit in a small trailer. The plan is to drive the the USA to save some money on gas and enjoy a few things along the way. We will sleep in a tent and our two little furmen will sleep in the truck. Its going to be a long drive but I want the piece of mind knowing my most prized items, like a handmade items from my grandparents, will be safely tucked away behind us on the road.
This week I need to contact border patrol to make sure I have all documentation for the furmen and to make sure we don't have a problem getting in and out with all our things.We are also looking into insurance for while we are in the states. I asked yesterday at work if my boss would consider extending my benefits a month or two and he said no problem if I pay his portion and mine. Well.. that would be $320. Eek! We'll figure out an alternative. I also need to keep packing and putting things in my sell/donate piles.
There are so many things to do. Most importantly is forming a list with BF.
It will all be worth it in the end :)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mothers Day to all the Furmama's out there!

The love between a person and their furbabies is indescribable. My two kittens are my children and they're my whole world. They bring so much to my life and I love them endlessly. This is a shout out to all the furmama's out there. ;)

Chipotle and Pepper - taken last Halloween.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Locked Out

Sorry for the lack of posts. I have uber busy lately and then the worst thing happened.... I forgot my blog password. Nooooooooo!! Took awhile for blogger and google to help me out with that but now I'm all good. I guess autologins can backfire on you, lol.
Can't wait to update you all on what I've been up to :)