Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Getting Used To

So since we moved in to our little house in the country, there has been some "getting used tos". 

The first one I noticed was my earlier wake up time. I now have to drag my ass out of bed a whole 45 minutes earlier than when I lived in town. In town it would take under 5 minutes to drive to work. Now it takes25 minutes or more. More if the roads are icy, more if I get stuck behind the school bus, more if the puppy distracts me on my way to the jeep. The last one is my own fault... but not really... who can resist a puppy.

Then I noticed what a huge pain in the ass it is when I have after work committements. Monday nights I curl at 7:30, however I get off work at 5:30. It doesn't make sense drive all the way home to be there for 45 minutes so I hang around in town. Good thing I have friends that I can annoy.

Oh and of course there is lunch. I can no longer go home for a heathly and tasty lunch. I have been eating out quite regularly again which is hard on my midsection. I have to start planning my lunches and packing them to work with me. I suck at planning.

Other things I've had to get used to include:
  • Not hearing the neighbors snore or produce their own porn.
  • That diesel is no longer outside my window and running at 4am.
  • The all around peace and quiet
  • Sleeping in the darkness
  • Being able to see the stars - that's a tough one
  • The entertainment provided by the neighbors yelling lengthy conversations at people from the apartment across the alley. 
  • Waking up to this:

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Tah Dah!

Garden Gnomes!

Speaking of halloween,  I saw a story on the news last night about some dude in Ontario who dressed up as a KKK member. Which is politically incorrect but I'm thinking not much different than the buddy of Kevin's that dressed as Hitler. However Mr. KKK decided he'd take it one step further and include a "black" guy in shackles. If that's not bad enough the LEGION gives him top prize for orginality. It's Halloween, I think everything goes in good humor, but if there is a line then that dude crossed it.

Did you know female gnomes have giant boobs? They do. I googled it.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Hodge Podge #1254

Geez who would have thought that buying a new house, painting and moving would be such a stressful and time consuming process! We had 8 days from our possession date till our first house guests arrived. Yup it's as fun as it sounds. I was completely dillusional when I thought we could get everything done in 4 days. We're still not moved. We're moved in enough to live there but somehow I still have an apartment full of "stuff" to transport to the new place. Oh and one room and all the trim still needs a second coat of paint.

Halloween was awesome for the 2nd year in a row. I really love country dances. Only there can you see Saddam Hussien, Osama Bin Laden, Hitler and a Hutterite couple (done by twins) drinking beer together. Nothing really seems to offend anyone, ever. Which is pretty cool. I especially love the local band that plays at them. They have a playlist that includes a very large number of Corb Lund songs. Apparently the lead singer and I have a mutual love for Corb. (I have tickets to see my 7th Corb Lund show this December...EEEeeeeeexciting)

Back to Halloween... Kevin and I rocked some pretty awesome gnome costumes. I'll post some pictures soon!