Thursday, July 24, 2014

missed a day! oops!

Hello lovelies!

Sorry I didn't post yesterday. I got caught up in job applications yesterday and had a big development and then just veged last night.

I got an e-mail yesterday for a not for profit organization that I applied to back in December. They had put their hiring on hold because of some Executive staff changes and were now looking at filling the job again. The e-mail was not an offer of employment but just to see if I was still interested and available to be considered for the position.

Obviously I said yes.

So yesterday afternoon was spent composing a response to that e-mail.

So far today I have:

1. applied to another job
2. tried to cancel my cable and ended up getting a massively huge discount from their retention program that made the total bill less than if I had canceled!!
3. played some solitaire
4. did some sun salutations to relieve some tension in my back
5. drank a lot of water and coffee lol

eating wise things are ok. I'm fluctuating a lot between 143 and 148 (3-4 lbs over night)

I'm only eating maybe about 100-150 cals while at work and then eating dinner at home. I need to up my water intake. I am only managing 1.5 L each day. I have to get back up closer to 3 again I'm just retaining too much.

I'm going to try to get to the gym tonight and see if that helps my back in any way.

Wish me luck on the job opportunity. I'm not quite sure when I will be hearing back from them!! :o

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Justin Timberlake Concert!!!!

Hello lovelies!!

Tonight's the night! I have been waiting so long for this concert. I left work early today and met up with my sister for dinner. We went to a cute little chain restaurant and split some apps. 

Our seats are on the floor and the view is awesome so far. There is going to be a full "laser" (air quotes like Dr. Evil) show as well. All photos I took tonight are posted at the bottom of the post. 

I ended up not calling that agency today. It got too busy. So I will try again for tomorrow. 

Enjoy the photos!!

Our seats
My sister and I

The stage went over our heads

He was this close!!

And just as good looking in person!! So close!!

Seriously close!

Lots of lasers!!

Tomorrow I'll post some videos for you all. I may have swooned a few times and I don't have a voice anymore lol!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Day 1

Hello lovelies. 

Today was a pretty boring day at work. I looked up some businesses in Toronto today to see if they were hiring. Some were but nothing I was qualified for. I did find a recruitment company that has a few interesting jobs. I am going to try to call them tomorrow if I have time. 

Tomorrow I'm going to see justin Timberlake with my sister. I'm pretty excited. I have been waiting for this concert since my birthday in November!

Well that's all for today

I'll update you all on my call tomorrow

Sunday, July 20, 2014


Hi lovelies

I was reading over old posts and old comments from all of you. I had forgotten about all of the wonderful people that used to be part of this community. I really miss it.

I also noticed the tone of my writing has changed. I used to have a brighter outlook on things. Now I only seem to post to vent. I want to apologize for subjecting you all to my negativity.


I TK pledge that I will post every day even if it is something small. Or just something funny I saw. I need to inject this positivity back into my life. This blog is therapeutic for me but I need to make this a happy place again.

I hope you all have had a good weekend :)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Update on my life & 300th Post

Hello Lovelies,

So I didn't wait as long to update you all on how things are going....but it's still too long between posts.

So it's official. They are not renewing my contract at the end of the summer. At least it's better than being bumped down to part time. I get to keep my salary until August 29. I still haven't found a new job and I'm starting to expand my search into Toronto. Jobs are scarce where I live if you're not fluently bilingual. Government it can really be English and any other language, but it's French and English that everyone else is looking for. They will give a job to a bilingual person that is not fully qualified over a completely qualified person who only speaks English. Welcome to living in a city where the majority of the jobs are in Public Service. Yay. I really don't want to have to move, and sell my house. I don't want to be far from my family, but I need to find a job. I've also started looking at what I need to do to collect unemployment if I can't find something in the next 6 weeks. I haven't had a single interview. So things are not looking good.

To start preparing, D and I have decided to cut our cable this weekend. We have found out how to get Hulu Plus here in Canada, and the total cost for the year is 1/4 of the cost of our cable. It's insane how much TV costs.

I've gained consistently since my last post. Not much but it's creeping up ever so slowly. I'm now at 146. I'm almost at the point where I was when I started this blog.

My life is generally much of the same as you all know. So there's not much else to update you on. My social life has dwindled down to almost nothing. I spend a lot of time at home doing a lot of nothing. I'm getting cabin fever but there is really nothing to do at all around here that doesn't cost money.

I wish I could get my resume into someone's hand and get an interview. I'm not sure what's wrong with my resume that doesn't get me past prescreening. Opportunities are so far and few in between. Job postings are generally for senior positions that I'm in no way qualified for and then they fill the lower positions internally.

Well that's about everything here on my end. I'm still reading everyone's posts, just not commenting.

Back to the hunt...