I am missing my laptop. I am missing hanging out with my online community. The iPhone is a great tool but, not sufficient for all things. We are working on a plan. Things are happening here.
Daughter is registered for college. Textbooks ordered. November came and went. Now we are well into December and Christmas is fast approaching. I knew that would happen. We have been sampling a few new craft beers. I managed to clean half of my tile floors. I baked some bird's nest cookies. We have some white chocolate, apricot + almond biscotti in the freezer. We are in the routine of creating our own vegetarian pizzas on Friday nights. I was home most of the day with both my 18 year olds and the mr. w. It was lovely to be all together. It is cold cold cold here. -10 C. Coldest it's been as long as I can remember. And dry. And sunny. Happy December peeps.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
We had benefit of a long weekend. It felt long. It was just what I needed. A bit of space to breathe. Long walks were taken. Dinner with friends. Laughter and frivolous conversation peppered with moments if serious heart to hearts.
The weekend was the perfect reprieve and now we are full in Christmas prep at work. Seems crazy but, by the you all catch up we will be working in new projects!
Thursday, November 07, 2013
The craziest thing happened on Monday.
I am not entirely sure why but I have a few theories. I have been considering a new venture - joining the ranks of the self employed (not quitting the day job anytime yet) but at least opening up the door. Stepping out into a ledge once again. I had finally committed to signing the dotted line to to speak. I woke upend started to develop this pain underneath my right shoulder blade. It started to radiate forward into my chest and it became quite uncomfortable to swallow and breathe. Weird. I just sat there in that uncomfortable place for about a half hour and it passed.
My day proceeded at breakneck speed. We work many weeks in advance and so Christmas is right here on our doorstep. We are planning projects for 2014. We are about to switch over to new production system. I live with two 18 year olds and there is a fair amount of drama and stress just at this particular moment. A water main started to leak on the weekend and another copper pipe was leaking above our hot water tank - the list goes on.
I met up with fellow entrepreneur and quickly signed my documents and headed back to office. At about 3:30 the symptoms resurfaced but even more intensely. I did not feel well. I have never felt that way before. I was having a real challenge swallowing and breathing. The pain in my core was intense. I stayed working until 5. I said nothing to anyone. I got in my car to drive home and after some deliberation I drive myself to the hospital. My father had a heart attack when he was very young. My sister has had a stroke when she was very young. I know that women exhibit different symptoms. It would have been foolish to wait or ignore the warning signs.
So after a length of time and a barrage of tests it was determined I was not under any threats to my health, by the time I had my chest X-ray to determine there were no clots in my lungs my symptoms had passed again.
They do not know what was wrong with me and the emerg docs don't care. In the nicest possible way. I will follow up with my own GP but, I am thinking it was a stress induced mild form of panic attack. That seems reasonable given all the craziness of my life.
So. Something new to reckon with.
Monday, October 28, 2013
This weekend was dominated by the Wall O' Lantern festival. The third annual. The rain held off for which we were thankful - the promised sunshine was scarce but in the end it all worked out. Almost 800 pumpkins were carved by the visitors and volunteers! The audible sounds of appreciation were heard in the crowd when the lights were switched on.