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Posted May 17, 2010 at Holding Court
The nature of my work keeps me extremely busy leading up to the holidays. It's a little like juggling, but twice as many balls/plates/torches than I'd been accustomed to before stepping foot in this office. I guess my stress level was palpable, as I recieved the following email from a friend with whom I have little regular contact. Subject: Hi happy Would you be able to make yourself available for lunch any time soon to celebrate any, or all, of the following: 1) Your up-coming 24th Birthday 2) The Holiday season 3) The fact that you know me Please Advise... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2009 at Holding Court
My friendship with shopping is fair-weather at best. Sometimes I dig it, but for the most part, my attitude is best described as disinterested. When the going gets tough, I jump ship. End of discussion. I do the majority of my shopping online and, there, as long as I find what I want, it isn't worth the hassle of comparing prices on other sites. Even shipping costs don't deter me provided they are within reason. In store, I want what I want and if what you're selling has it, I'm buying. Again, no comparison shopping. As far as I'm concerned,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2009 at Holding Court
Okay, so I decided to indulge in a little of my favourite holiday task tonight: writing cards. I love mail. Sending it, reading it, whatever. For that reason, this season is a dream for me. I overheard The LB on the phone to his dad the other day. "Yeah, I think she sends a card to everyone she knows." Guilty. And I will never ever stop the tradition of mailing Christmas cards, I don't care what the argument against them. From the moment they start hitting the shelves, I'm shopping for them. And I never ever buy all the same... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2009 at Holding Court
Even though I stayed with the same company, when I changed jobs, my health care plan changed. The one I have now is clearly better for me given that I don't see medical doctors other than times when it is absolutely necessary and I very rarely fill a prescription. Instead, I've spent years devoted to maintaining/improving my health under the close care of a naturopath. Back in my old plan, I was covered for only $200 per year. A lot of that time, my naturopath was still in school so I saw her at the clinic they held there, but... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2009 at Holding Court
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Dec 7, 2009
Nope. But my folks will after December 25. :)
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I'm not going to lie to you, I'm pretty happy with myself right now. I took the gloves off and gave it to our living room today. It might have taken about six trips to the garbage outside and the relocation of the desk that used to sit behind the couch, but it's been done and I feel all the better for it. Kemah's even finally come out from hiding, safe now from the reaches of the ever threatening vacuum. The stuff over by the window is staged for the wrapping part of today's Christmas preparations and the tree stand... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2009 at Holding Court
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So, for today, I have only one thing on my mind. It's only one task, but it's kind of a doozy. So far, I am totally on my Christmas game. I've started shopping, I've mailed most of my cards, I've done some decorating. This is how things usually start... slowly. When it comes to merrying up the place, I've hit one roadblock: it's pretty much a disaster within our four walls. I didn't want to get too far into decorating until I'd already committed myself to cleaning the junk out of here. I wouldn't call myself a full blown pack... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2009 at Holding Court
I've long been a believer that you can't give things away, not if you want anyone to care about them, that is. This theory was solidified back in the day when I was a doula. You see, starting out, you have to bust your ass to earn your credentials and to make a name for yourself. In gaining the support of the local doula organization, you're required to take on a few clients for whom having professional support would be better filed under the category of need than desire. Read: low income, single mothers. As with anything, each comes with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2009 at Holding Court
I commented a while back on my Facebook page that I was thinking about blogging again to which a friend responded "which blog, aren't there like 20 floating around out there?" To answer that, probably. What can I say? I get excited, I write, I lose interest. Then I decide to start all over again and, for some quirk in my personality, I always feel like I need a brand new canvas in order to do so, to do it right. I am completely able to ask myself the same thing you're thinking. What is this right business? A figment... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2009 at Holding Court
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Dec 1, 2009