Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Working Above My Paygrade

So, apparently, I've been working above my paygrade. That means that I'm going to be doing filing for the next 6 weeks. Apparently that's all I can do.

I think the HR manager is just being a bitch. Excuse my language.

The other HR manager was fine with all of the things I was doing. Basically, my job is to help out the HR assistant because she is so busy. But if all I'm doing is filing, she's still going to get farther and farther behind. She's doing the job of 3 people, and now I'm barely able to help her.

Thank goodness I'm not staying at this job. How much longer until I can move to Fort Nelson?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Biggest Loser

Tuesday is Biggest Loser night! Good show this week - lots of drama, which makes for great ratings, but I hate it. There shouldn't be that conflict there.

But, I can't say that I'm surprised that the guy who got sent home got sent home. You don't gain 2 pounds and not expect to go home. Especially week 2! You should not gain in week 2! So crazy!

Can't wait for next week...

Monday, September 26, 2011


Damn. Such a lame Monday. No one felt like working, and the day just dragged on and on.

I can see my goals of weight loss are not going to happen while working there. All we do is eat. It's so bad.

But, it is what it is. I feel like once John leaves, it would be much nicer to be busy, because I'm going to be missing him like crazy, and at least if I was busy all the time, I wouldn't have time to think about how I'm going to be going home alone. Oh well. I'll just have to work out lots!

Sunday, September 25, 2011


So, we had a realtor come out to the house. She doesn't think we can get nearly what we wanted out of our place. It's frustrating, and upsetting, but I think we might be able to get it sold quickly with her.

I just think that it's more proof that we shouldn't buy another trailer. We were looking at doing the exact same thing in Fort Nelson, but I really don't think it's a good idea now. You just never (or rarely) get your money out of it. We're not even going to make back what we paid for it, which sucks, considering that the economy is good here. Next time we buy (which will not be right away) we will not be buying another trailer. Unless we can pick up one for a steal, live in it for a few years, pay it off and then rent it out. And by a steal, I mean like $20K. Not really going to happen.

Anyways. We're not sure if we are going to list yet, but we'll be able to know by the weekend.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Simon King

If you haven't heard of comedian Simon King, look him up. We went to see him last night in FSJ, and OMG. So funny. So politically incorrect, it was awesome. I've never laughed so much. I'm usually not a laugh out loud person, but he was FUNNY.

Tomorrow is going to be a day full of packing and cleaning. So lame. Oh well.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Super Long Friday

Today was possibly the slowest day in history. I know that it's a Friday thing, but it's been a long time since I've had a Friday like this. I wanted to do ABSOLUTELY nothing. Nothing at all. But, then as soon as I got home (which was close to 7) time just flew on by. So lame.

But tomorrow is photo day! And time to clean up our house. It's so bad. I have so much to do...UGH.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Is Convention Almost Over?

I am so sick of Oil Wives that it's unbelievable. The meeting was almost 2 hours tonight, and it's just ridiculous. I was so frustrated most of the time, ugh.

It's over soon. I should go to Tuesday meetings and keep up, so I might be aggravated more, but oh well.

Anyways. I got home late and it's time for bed! More soon!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Caught Up - Again

I hope I can stay caught up again. It's been such a gong show. I have no sense of a schedule right now, and it's driving me nuts. I haven't worked out in ages, I keep forgetting to weigh myself, and my food has been less than spectacular.

I can't wait to get moved. Can't freaking wait. I want to be moved, have my house sold, and be on the right track again. Soon, soon.

Tuesday, Septmeber 20

Tuesday was a reality check. I thought Friday was my reality day, but it wasn't. Last night I cried and cried and cried. There is so much stress involved in moving, it's unreal. So unreal. It was so bad. I did get over it,  but man, oh man. It's going to be tough on me. But, it's ok. Ok. John and I have a lot of talking to do, and a lot of planning to do, and only a little while to do it before he leaves!

Monday, September 19

Honestly, I can't remember anything interesting that happened on Monday...

Sunday, September 18

Waking up to a socked-in Fort Nelson was not part of the plan. We drove around most of the morning with Suhki, looking at the town, getting his advice on where to buy or not, but I got so confused because it was so foggy that I couldn't keep track of where we were!

We did get a chance to walk around the new sportsplex they have there, and I have to say, it makes Fort St John's look ridiculous. Fort Nelson's is beautiful! Two nice ice rinks for hockey, curling rinks, and so many other things. So great. I think I'm going to like it there a lot!

We had to drive home from our new home (almost new). We got stuck this time in construction, and it took  us almost an hour longer to get to Fort St John. A quick, quick trip, but it was nice to be up there!

Saturday, September 17

Saturday morning started out great. My mom and I went and checked out the Farmer's Market (which I have to admit, kind of sucked), and hung out. Got the oil changed in the truck, you know, lots of really fun things! Not!

Then around noon, John and I were off to Fort Nelson for the night. I have to admit, the road up there sucks - it's rough, badly made, and could be pretty scary. But, it's beautiful. I'm sure that I will get bored of it eventually, but right now, I think it's fantastic. Especially this time of year. It's all yellow leaves and yellow grass. So beautiful. And it doesn't look like the pine beetle has made it's way up there yet, so the evergreens are still just that - green.

We got into the big city of Fort Nelson, and checked into our hotel room - you've got to check this out. For a small, small town, the hotel is pretty awesome:

John sitting in our lounge room

The room with 2 queen beds
Super nice hotel room! And very nice restaurant, where we met John's new manager, Suhki. We had a great dinner, and talked about his plans for us in Fort Nelson - and I mean us. Not just John, as most managers think. He's already talking about how he's going to get me involved so that I enjoy my life in Fort Nelson. Little does he know I'm more of a chill person to John's hyper. Oh well.

It was a pretty great night. Before we met up with Suhki we drove around Fort Nelson on our own, looking for houses and things. It's not a large town (I wish I had thought to bring my actual camera!) but it was nice to drive around. I'm loving it already!

Friday, September 16

Back again! Sorry I've been behind - I'm about to get caught up.

Friday was a bittersweet day. The day that it really hit that John and I will be moving - exactly one month until John was going to have to be in Fort Nelson. John and I went out for dinner to celebrate, though it wasn't much of a celebration. I find that stress makes me cranky, and I'm pretty sure I spent most of dinner bitching at John. It was bad. But, he gets the stress. Thank goodness! If he didn't, I don't know where we'd be!

Anyways, it was the first week of my new job, that I'm going to have to give up in order to move, and the day it hit me that we are going to move. What a week! Only 7 more (I think) until I'm moved!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Weigh-In Thursday?

Ok, ok. I'm falling behind. I keep forgetting. I'm going to have to set a reminder so that every Wednesday morning I remember to weigh before I eat breakfast, or go to work. Here's the scoop:

August 31 - 211.5 pounds
September 15 - 212 pounds (0.5 pound gain)

I knew I was going to gain. I've been so off lately. I do have a lot going on right now, but I should be able to get back into it. Something is stopping me, and I'm not sure what it is.

I think next week I'm going to try spinning. The girls at the office go on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so I might have to go with them.

I didn't do my measurements, but I will for next week.

Have a good day all!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Painting Pictures

That was my night tonight! My friend Doria came over and we painted some ridiculous posters for the Oil Wives play for Convention. Everything is a Hawaiian theme, and the play is something like Hawaii 5-0, mixed in with Elvis' Blue Hawaii (I think that's what it is), and Magnum PI. Basically, anything that was filmed in Hawaii. I wish I would have taken pictures, but I can do that at the rehearsal next week. The obese hula girl, and the parliament building were my projects. They were pretty cool.

And it was nice to hang out with Doria. She's a great chick, and we really do get along well. She's basically moved to Grande Prairie, so she's quite a ways away, but we'll see each other regularly until convention is over (which I might not even be able to make it to) and then whenever I'm in GP she's invited me to stay with her, which saves us a lot of money each time, and I have a feeling we'll be going there quite a bit in the next few months.

Anyways, it was a fun evening!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Another Day Done...

Day 2 of the OGC done. I'm now in HR full time, for now anyways.

And I'm on the 4th floor. I took the elevator all day yesterday, and then after lunch, on my way up on the elevator, I realized that I could be taking the stairs! Silly me! So, now I'm taking the stairs.

That's about all that's interesting today. Lame, yes. Oh well.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Monday, September 12

So, ok. Caught up. I really need to keep up. So hard sometimes though! I've been busy lately, and I hope that it can get a bit slower, but I don't see that happening.

Today was my first day at the Oil & Gas Commission. I think it's going to be more work than I was doing at Grimshaw, but it's very boring work. At least I'm busy, and I'm making good money.

I need to get onto my treadclimber, but I'm exhausted. I will do it tomorrow. For sure. I think I have an Oil Wives meeting to go to, but I'm dreading that too. I'm so over it. I can't wait for damn convention to be over. So over it.

Anyways, now that I am caught up, I should go. Do something more productive.

Sunday, September 11

Sunday, and a long, long drive home. Felt great to get home, that's for sure, even if we did get lost in construction, and it took us an extra hour to get home. I think that the cats appreciated us coming home!

Saturday, September 10

John's hockey day! The whole reason we were going to Calgary was for this. A three-on-three tournament to raise money for the NICUs in Calgary.

He played 3 games, won one and lost two. But he had fun, and I think he played very well. He was done by noon, but so totally pooped that we went back to the hotel for a while, and then went back for the final game. Pretty decent hockey.

Then we met up with my girlfriend, Reetu for dinner. And then a soak in the hot tub for John's sore muscles. Then early to bed, gotta get rested up for the drive home.

Friday, September 9

Calgary! And another hot day.

We got a chance to go visit my sister-in-law (John's step-sister) and her son. He decided that he liked me this time, which he didn't do before. It was super cute.

And we got a chance to relax after a long trip down. A nice, late dinner at Hooters (yes, Hooters. It was mag.).

And our GPS only got us lost twice, and only took us on Deerfoot during the afternoon rush hour. No biggie (NOT! I wish there was a sarcasm font!).

Thursday, September 8

Thursday we left for Edmonton. Fun! So hot. So ridiculously hot. We stayed with my uncle, and went out for dinner with one of my best friends who just moved there.

We also got some good news, but I am not at liberty to discuss it right now. As soon as I can, you will all know!

Wednesday, September 7

Oh yes, I'm way behind again.

Wednesday was a great day! Last day of work with Grimshaw. I really hope that the girl I hired works out.

Wednesday was also supposed to be "Weigh-In" day, but I totally forgot. I'm not going to lie, I didn't really want to know. I know that I haven't been eating well, and honestly, I haven't been on my very expensive workout equipment in a while. Bad Kara, I know.

But, Wednesday was a busy day. Getting ready for what we did on Thursday...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tuesday September 6

Well, John made a lot more progress yesterday, including installing the crazy death stairs. The back of our deck is so tall that we have to have like 7 stairs or something, but John couldn't get runners that would work properly, so he bought something to work in the meantime. I'm terrified of them. They're like attic stairs. I hope we can get them fixed REALLY soon.

Yesterday was also my first whole day training the new girl. She's doing very well. I think it's going to take her a few days to get into the routine once I'm gone, but I'm sure she will do fine. I have to remember to show her a few more things today, and then I should be ok.

Yesterday was also an Oil Wives executive meeting. I'm so done with Oil Wives right now, but I think it's just the onslaught of convention. I'm really really hoping that once convention is over it will be fun again. I just didn't even want to be there at all last night. And everything has to be discussed when really it doesn't, and it seems to me that we waste a lot of time. So lame.

Anyways, now you are caught up. I have to go have a shower and prepare for my last day at Grimshaw Trucking!

Monday, September 5

Monday the real work started. The deck boards were finally starting to get screwed down!

John and my dad made some progress, and then John made HUGE progress after my dad went home. I actually got to sit out on the deck (the back of it anyways) and it was awesome. I enjoyed a few cups of tea while waiting for John to need my help! Progress, progress.

Sunday, September 4

Sunday we got started on the deck, but only after another trip to Dawson Creek to go to Home Hardware to get more wood. Dad and John both forgot about something, and of course there is no hardware store in Fort St John open on a Sunday, let alone a Sunday of the long weekend. So, off to Dawson Creek John and I went. The boys made some really good progress Saturday, and I helped a little. I basically just held the level. But, I did my part anyways.

Saturday, September 3

I know I've been MIA for a while, and I will be again this weekend, so I better get caught up with what's been going on!

Saturday John and I got more stuff going for our deck. Then Mom and I went into Dawson Creek for the afternoon (huge waste of time!). It was a nice relaxing Saturday, that's for sure!

Friday, September 2, 2011


I know this isn't a new subject for me, but I have kids on the brain. And not baby fever either. Like, can I really have kids? Do I really want to do that?

We're going on vacation next year, to Mexico for a friend's wedding, and the first thing I saw was that there is a kid's program at the resort, and I freaked. I don't want kids around when I'm on vacation! How bad is that?

Now, I know that one thought isn't enough to make me a bad mom-to-be (if it is to be), but I have those thoughts all the time. I hear a kid whining, and I want to smack it quiet. I see a kid running through a store without the parent, and I want to kick the parent's ass. I just don't know.

Even when we're with kids, I feel uncomfortable. Not when we're with them for just a little while. But like, we went camping with some friends on May long weekend, and I was so uncomfortable with their kids.

I don't know. I'm going back and forth, back and forth. Kids drive me nuts, but do I want to go through my life without kids? Ugh. I don't know. Eff.

Thursday, September 1, 2011


I can't believe it's the first day of September already! The weather is sure making me believe, but I was hoping that since we had such a crappy summer that we'd get a little bit more of a chance at it! Oh well. C'est la vie.

Good news is that I've found someone to replace me. She's young - just graduated last year, and has no experience. I'd like to give her a chance though. I think it's important to give people chances when they are trying something new, like people didn't really give me. It is giving her a chance to figure out what she wants to do with her life, which is great. I also think that she'll be quick to learn, so that will help greatly. It's going to be a rather boring last few days if she does catch on really quickly. I'll be sitting back a lot and not doing anything, which is fine, but damn, will it ever be boring!

Anyways, time to relax. I've already been on the tread climber today, maybe tomorrow I'll attempt the bow flex!